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A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg
Samuel M. Warren, compiler

1 "The Sacred Scripture teaches, and reason enlightened therein and therefrom by the Lord sees, that God is one." Emanuel Swedenborg

2 "Man is an organ of life, and God alone is life; and God infuses His life into the organ and all its parts, as the sun infuses its heat into a tree and all its parts." Emanuel Swedenborg

3 "If the attention is directed to the commonest things on earth, an image of regeneration is presented;…the whole world, from its first things to its last, is full of representations and types of regeneration." Emanuel Swedenborg

4 "It is a law of the Divine Providence that man should act from freedom according to reason." Emanuel Swedenborg

5 "The truth is that the Foresight and Providence of the Lord is in the very minutest of all the particulars." Emanuel Swedenborg

6 "The Lord is present everywhere throughout the whole earth." Emanuel Swedenborg

7 "Love opens the interiors of the mind; but fear closes them." Emanuel Swedenborg

8 "Charity [love] really genuine is prudent and wise." Emanuel Swedenborg

9 "The Divine Providence of the Lord is continually operating." Emanuel Swedenborg

10 "The universal together with its most single things is a work cohering as one, insomuch that one part cannot be touched and affected without some sense of it being communicated to all the rest."

11 "The Lord takes cognizance of each and all things, and provides for every moment."

12 "An image of the infinite and eternal appears in the variety of all things." Emanuel Swedenborg

13 "Human reason, if it will, may perceive or conclude that there is a God, and that He is one. This truth it can confirm by innumerable things in the visible world. For the universe is as a theatre on which the testimony that there is a God, and that He is one, is continually set forth."

14 "Perfection consists in the faculty of perceiving distinctly." Emanuel Swedenborg

15 "From very many objects in the world enlightened reason may discover the infinity of God the Creator."

16 "Every one who will may become enlightened and wise." Emanuel Swedenborg

17 "There is but one Divine Essence."

18 "Faith is an internal acknowledgment of truth." Emanuel Swedenborg

19 "The Lord's love is towards the whole human race." Emanuel Swedenborg

20 "All the principles of human reason unite and as it were concentre in the idea that God is one."

21 "That the Providence of the Lord is infinite, and looks to what is eternal, is evident from the formation of the embryo in the womb. Lineaments of things to come are there continually projected, so that one thing is always a plane for another, and this without any error, until the embryo is formed. And also afterwards when it is born, one thing is prepared in succession to another and for another, that the perfect man may come forth….If the least particulars are thus provided during man's conception, birth, and growth, why not in respect to his spiritual life?" Emanuel Swedenborg

22 "Good does not destroy evil if a man does not think about the evils in himself, and actually repent of them." Emanuel Swedenborg

23 "Nothing at all, not even the least thing, shall exist except that good may come from it." Emanuel Swedenborg

24 "Love constitutes the life of man." Emanuel Swedenborg

25 "To love the good in another from good in one's self is genuine love towards the neighbour; for then the goods mutually kiss and are united with each other." Emanuel Swedenborg

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite