Evelyn Underhill Quotes

Top 52 wise famous quotes and sayings by Evelyn Underhill

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Evelyn Underhill quotes: He goes because he must, as Galahad went towards the Grail: knowing that for those who can live it, this alone is life. He goes because he must, as Galahad went towards the Grail: knowing that for those who can live it, this alone is life.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: The individual is reminded that in him, no less than in the Archetypal Universe, real life must be born if real life is to be lived. The individual is reminded that in him, no less than in the Archetypal Universe, real life must be born if real life is to be lived.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Worship is the one, total adoring response of man to the one Eternal God. Worship is the one, total adoring response of man to the one Eternal God.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: The will is what matters - as long as you have that, you are safe. The will is what matters - as long as you have that, you are safe.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Love is creative. It does not flow along the easy paths, spending itself in the attractive. It cuts new channels, goes where it is needed. Love is creative. It does not flow along the easy paths, spending itself in the attractive. It cuts new channels, goes where it is needed.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Mysticism is the passionate longing of the soul for God ... Mysticism is the passionate longing of the soul for God ...
Evelyn Underhill quotes: God is acting on your soul all the time, whether you have spiritual sensations or not. God is acting on your soul all the time, whether you have spiritual sensations or not.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Spiritual achievement costs much, though never as much as it is worth. Spiritual achievement costs much, though never as much as it is worth.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that. The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints. Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: We spend most of our lives conjugating three verbs: to want, to have, and to do. We spend most of our lives conjugating three verbs: to want, to have, and to do.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: In the created world around us we see the Eternal Artist, Eternal Love at work. In the created world around us we see the Eternal Artist, Eternal Love at work.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: The note we end on is and must be the note of inexhaustible possibility and hope. The note we end on is and must be the note of inexhaustible possibility and hope.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: The primary declaration of Christianity is not "This do!" but "This happened! The primary declaration of Christianity is not "This do!" but "This happened!
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Your dreamer may do without a creed, but he always wants a ritual ... Your dreamer may do without a creed, but he always wants a ritual ...
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Sometimes I think the resurrection of the body, unless much improved in construction, a mistake! Sometimes I think the resurrection of the body, unless much improved in construction, a mistake!
Evelyn Underhill quotes: As the social self can only be developed by contact with society, so the spiritual self can only be developed by contact with the spiritual world. As the social self can only be developed by contact with society, so the spiritual self can only be developed by contact with the spiritual world.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Love makes the whole difference between an execution and a martyrdom. Love makes the whole difference between an execution and a martyrdom.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: For a lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us everyday For a lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us everyday
Evelyn Underhill quotes: If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped. If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: In prayer the soul comes nearest the experience of absolute love: in belief it ascends by means of symbols towards absolute truth. In prayer the soul comes nearest the experience of absolute love: in belief it ascends by means of symbols towards absolute truth.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: The mystic lives and looks; and speaks the disconcerting language of first-hand experience. The mystic lives and looks; and speaks the disconcerting language of first-hand experience.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: God is much in the difficult home problems as in the times of quiet and prayer. God is much in the difficult home problems as in the times of quiet and prayer.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: It is important to increase our sense of God's richness and wonder by reading what his great lovers have said about him. It is important to increase our sense of God's richness and wonder by reading what his great lovers have said about him.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Art is the link between appearance and reality. Art is the link between appearance and reality.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: A simple rule, to be followed whether one is in the light or not, gives backbone to one's spiritual life, as nothing else can. A simple rule, to be followed whether one is in the light or not, gives backbone to one's spiritual life, as nothing else can.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Spiritual reading is a regular, essential part of the life of prayer, and particularly is it the support of adoring prayer. Spiritual reading is a regular, essential part of the life of prayer, and particularly is it the support of adoring prayer.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Mysticism is the art of union with Reality. Mysticism is the art of union with Reality.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Grace is God himself, his loving energy at work within his church and within our souls. Grace is God himself, his loving energy at work within his church and within our souls.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: My growth depends on my walls coming down. My growth depends on my walls coming down.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: The determined fixing of our will upon God, and pressing toward him steadily and without deflection; this is the very center and the art of prayer. The determined fixing of our will upon God, and pressing toward him steadily and without deflection; this is the very center and the art of prayer.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life. After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: It looks impossible until you do it, and then you find it is possible. It looks impossible until you do it, and then you find it is possible.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Never forget that the key to the situation lies in the will and not in the imagination. Never forget that the key to the situation lies in the will and not in the imagination.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: If by losing the spirit of prayer, you mean losing the heavenly sensations of deep devotion, I am afraid that does not matter a scrap. If by losing the spirit of prayer, you mean losing the heavenly sensations of deep devotion, I am afraid that does not matter a scrap.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: All artist are of necessity in some measure contemplatives. All artist are of necessity in some measure contemplatives.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: You don't have to be peculiar to find God. You don't have to be peculiar to find God.
Evelyn Underhill quotes: Saints are the great teachers of the loving-kindness and fascination with God. Saints are the great teachers of the loving-kindness and fascination with God.