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The Lion Christian Quotation Collection
Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers

1 "No one can live without symbols. The symbol is the true appearance of reality; it is the form in which reality discloses itself to our consciousness, or rather, it is that particular consciousness of reality. It is in the symbol that the real appears to us." Raimundo Panikkar, Indian Catholic theologian

2 "Man is free, for he is in the image of divine liberty; and that is why he has the power to choose." Paul Evdokimov, Russian Orthodox theologian

3 "The ethic of relation of man to man is not something apart by itself: it is only a particular relation which results from the universal one." Albert Schweitzer

4 "Christ appeared not as a philosopher or wordy doctor, or noisy deputer, or even as a wise and learned scribe, but he talked with people in complete simplicity, showing them the way of truth in the way he lived." Angela of Foligno (1248-1309), Italian mystic

5 "Only through Love can we attain communion with God." Albert Schweitzer

6 "We are all one in Thee, for all are Thine." William Walsham How (1823-1897), English bishop and hymn-writer

7 "All religions must be tolerated. Every man must get to heaven in his own way." Frederick the Great (1712-1786), King of Prussia

8 "It is good to love many things, for therein lies strength. Whosoever loves much can accomplish much, and what is done with love is well done." Vincent vanGogh (1853-1900), Dutch post-impressionist painter

9 "We are mirrors of God, created to reflect him. Even when the water is not calm, it reflects the sky." Ernesto Cardenal, contemporary Nicaraguan priest, poet and political acitivst

10 "O wonderful mystery! The Father of all things is one; the Word of all things is one; the Holy Spirit is one and the same everywhere." Clement of Alexandria (c.150-215), Theologian

11 "We pray because we are made for prayer, and God draws us out by breathing himself in." Peter Taylor Forsyth (1848-1921), Congregationalist pastor

12 "What must come first in all prayers, however varied they may be, and what gives them real value is the love with which they are made." Charles deFoucauld (1858-1916), French explorer

13 "The whole world ought to be regarded as the visible part of a universal and continuing sacrament, and all man's activities as a sacramental, divine communion." Dumitru Staniloae, Romanian Orthodox theologian

14 "To have a prayerful approach to people is to have eyes to see, a mind intent upon seeing, a heart hopeful of seeing the image of God in each person I meet, to see them in themselves and in God." Douglas Rhymes, contemporary English priest and author

15 "Do not do anything you hate to another." Saying of the Desert Fathers and Mothers (monks and nuns of the Egyptian desert)

16 "Love works in us and for us." John Cassian (360-435), monk and writer

17 "If we go down into ourselves we find that we possess exactly what we desire." Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher and mystic

18 "All things proceed from God, who is at once the centre and the circumference from which all existing lines proceed and at which all end up." Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651-1695), Mexican nun, poet and scholar

19 "If you want to find rest in all circumstances, say Who am I? and do not judge anybody." Joseph of Panephysis, Desert Father

20 "A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart." Charles G. Finney (1792-1875), American theologian

21 "Our minds have a natural desire to know the truth of God and the causes of things, in just the same way as our eyes have a natural desire for light and our bodies for food." Gregory Thaumaturgus (c.213-270), early missionary in Turkey

22 "The world is made up of all kinds of good things, and gives sufficient indication of the great good in store for the one for whom all this was provided." Tertullian (c.150-212), North African church father

23 "Faith is an active creative force." J. H. Oldham, Scottish-born ecumenist

24 "Only love enables humanity to grow, because love engenders life and it is the only form of energy that lasts forever." Michel Quoist, French writer

25 "We should love and feel compassion for those who oppose us, rather than abhor and despise them." Anthony Zaccaria (1502-1539), founder of the Barnabite Order

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite