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John Henry Newman quotes: How can we understand forgiveness if we haven't recognized the depth of our sin? How can we understand forgiveness if we haven't recognized the depth of our sin?
John Henry Newman quotes: I wonder what day I shall die on - one passes year by year over one's death day, as one might pass over one's grave. I wonder what day I shall die on - one passes year by year over one's death day, as one might pass over one's grave.
John Henry Newman quotes: And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost awhile. And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
John Henry Newman quotes: Egotism is true modesty. In religious enquiry each of us can speak only for himself. Egotism is true modesty. In religious enquiry each of us can speak only for himself.
John Henry Newman quotes: Conscience is the aboriginal Vicar of Christ. Conscience is the aboriginal Vicar of Christ.
John Henry Newman quotes: Growth is the only evidence of life. Growth is the only evidence of life.
John Henry Newman quotes: Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it. Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
John Henry Newman quotes: Slang surely, as it is called, comes of, and breathes of the personal Slang surely, as it is called, comes of, and breathes of the personal
John Henry Newman quotes: To live is to change, and if you have lived long, you have changed often. To live is to change, and if you have lived long, you have changed often.
John Henry Newman quotes: Living Nature, not dull art Shall plan my ways and rule my Heart. Living Nature, not dull art Shall plan my ways and rule my Heart.
John Henry Newman quotes: Good is never accomplished except at the cost of those who do it, truth never breaks through except through the sacrifice of those who spread it. Good is never accomplished except at the cost of those who do it, truth never breaks through except through the sacrifice of those who spread it.
John Henry Newman quotes: It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing. It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
John Henry Newman quotes: I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: Go down again - I dwell among the people. I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: Go down again - I dwell among the people.
John Henry Newman quotes: All men have a reason, but not all men can give a reason. All men have a reason, but not all men can give a reason.
John Henry Newman quotes: I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,Pride ruled my will: remember not past years. I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.
John Henry Newman quotes: Stuffing birds or playing stringed instruments is an elegant pastime, and a resource to the idle, but it is not education. Stuffing birds or playing stringed instruments is an elegant pastime, and a resource to the idle, but it is not education.
John Henry Newman quotes: When men understand what each other mean, they see, for the most part, that controversy is either superfluous or hopeless When men understand what each other mean, they see, for the most part, that controversy is either superfluous or hopeless
John Henry Newman quotes: Reason is one thing and faith is another and reason can as little be made a substitute for faith, as faith can be made a substitute for reason. Reason is one thing and faith is another and reason can as little be made a substitute for faith, as faith can be made a substitute for reason.
John Henry Newman quotes: A development, to be faithful, must retain both the doctrine and the principle with which it started. Doctrine A development, to be faithful, must retain both the doctrine and the principle with which it started. Doctrine
John Henry Newman quotes: I toast the Pope, but I toast conscience first. I toast the Pope, but I toast conscience first.
John Henry Newman quotes: We should ever conduct ourselves towards our enemy as if he were one day to be our friend. We should ever conduct ourselves towards our enemy as if he were one day to be our friend.
John Henry Newman quotes: Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt, as I understand the subject; difficulty and doubt are incommensurate. Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt, as I understand the subject; difficulty and doubt are incommensurate.
John Henry Newman quotes: Living movements do not come of committees, nor are great ideas worked out through the post, even though it had been the penny post. Living movements do not come of committees, nor are great ideas worked out through the post, even though it had been the penny post.
John Henry Newman quotes: You must make up your mind to the prospect of sustaining a certain measure of pain and trouble in you'r passage through life. You must make up your mind to the prospect of sustaining a certain measure of pain and trouble in you'r passage through life.
John Henry Newman quotes: Reason is God's gift, but so are the passions. Reason is as guilty as passion. Reason is God's gift, but so are the passions. Reason is as guilty as passion.
John Henry Newman quotes: Calculation never made a hero. Calculation never made a hero.
John Henry Newman quotes: There is such a thing as legitimate warfare: war has its laws; there are things which may fairly be done, and things which may not be done. There is such a thing as legitimate warfare: war has its laws; there are things which may fairly be done, and things which may not be done.
John Henry Newman quotes: There is a knowledge which is desirable, though nothing come of it, as being of itself a treasure, and a sufficient remuneration of years of labor. There is a knowledge which is desirable, though nothing come of it, as being of itself a treasure, and a sufficient remuneration of years of labor.
John Henry Newman quotes: Two and two only supreme and luminously self-evident beings, myself and my Creator. Two and two only supreme and luminously self-evident beings, myself and my Creator.
John Henry Newman quotes: Great things are done by devotion to one idea. Great things are done by devotion to one idea.
John Henry Newman quotes: The ears of the common people are holier than the hearts of the priests. The ears of the common people are holier than the hearts of the priests.
John Henry Newman quotes: Purity prepares the soul for love, and love confirms the soul in purity. Purity prepares the soul for love, and love confirms the soul in purity.
John Henry Newman quotes: We must make up our minds to be ignorant of much, if we would know anything. We must make up our minds to be ignorant of much, if we would know anything.
John Henry Newman quotes: To the irreligious person heaven would be hell. To the irreligious person heaven would be hell.
John Henry Newman quotes: Regarding Christianity: Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt. Regarding Christianity: Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
John Henry Newman quotes: To discover and to teach are distinct functions; they are also distinct gifts, and are not commonly found united in the same person. To discover and to teach are distinct functions; they are also distinct gifts, and are not commonly found united in the same person.
John Henry Newman quotes: Courage does not consist in calculation, but in fighting against chances. Courage does not consist in calculation, but in fighting against chances.
John Henry Newman quotes: Faith is the result of the act of the will, following upon a conviction that to believe is a duty. Faith is the result of the act of the will, following upon a conviction that to believe is a duty.
John Henry Newman quotes: O loving wisdom of our God when all was sin and shame, a second Adam to the fight and to the rescue came. O loving wisdom of our God
when all was sin and shame,
a second Adam to the fight
and to the rescue came.
John Henry Newman quotes: Knowledge is one thing, virtue is another. Knowledge is one thing, virtue is another.
John Henry Newman quotes: Lions would have fared better, had lions been the artists. Lions would have fared better, had lions been the artists.
John Henry Newman quotes: It is God himself who can be discovered in the beauty of sensible things. It is God himself who can be discovered in the beauty of sensible things.
John Henry Newman quotes: Literature stands related to Man as Science stands to Nature; it is his history. Literature stands related to Man as Science stands to Nature; it is his history.
John Henry Newman quotes: Satan is inconsistent. He persuades a man not to go to a synagogue on a cold morning; yet when the man does go, he follows him into it. Satan is inconsistent. He persuades a man not to go to a synagogue on a cold morning; yet when the man does go, he follows him into it.
John Henry Newman quotes: Mary became the window of heaven, for God through her poured the True Light upon the world; the Mary became the window of heaven, for God through her poured the True Light upon the world; the
John Henry Newman quotes: Faith ventures and hazards ... counting the costs and delighting in the sacrifice. Faith ventures and hazards ... counting the costs and delighting in the sacrifice.
John Henry Newman quotes: If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards. If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
John Henry Newman quotes: Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for. Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for.
John Henry Newman quotes: It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen. It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen.
John Henry Newman quotes: Divine Wisdom speaks not to the world, but to her own children. Divine Wisdom speaks not to the world, but to her own children.
John Henry Newman quotes: A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature. A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
John Henry Newman quotes: Nothing is more common in an age like this, when books abound, than to fancy that the gratification of a love of reading is real study. Nothing is more common in an age like this, when books abound, than to fancy that the gratification of a love of reading is real study.
John Henry Newman quotes: The reason why Christ is unknown today is because His Mother is unknown. The reason why Christ is unknown today is because His Mother is unknown.
John Henry Newman quotes: To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant. To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant.
John Henry Newman quotes: We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe. We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
John Henry Newman quotes: To live is to change, and to change often is to become more perfect. To live is to change, and to change often is to become more perfect.
John Henry Newman quotes: Somehow I am necessary for God's purpose, as necessary in my place as an archangel in his. Somehow I am necessary for God's purpose, as necessary in my place as an archangel in his.
John Henry Newman quotes: It is mutual respect which makes friendship lasting. It is mutual respect which makes friendship lasting.
John Henry Newman quotes: Flagrant evils cure themselves by being flagrant. Flagrant evils cure themselves by being flagrant.
John Henry Newman quotes: If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable ... we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar. If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable ... we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar.
John Henry Newman quotes: Its home is in the world; and to know what it is, we must seek it in the world, and hear the world's witness of it. Its home is in the world; and to know what it is, we must seek it in the world, and hear the world's witness of it.
John Henry Newman quotes: Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
John Henry Newman quotes: Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish. Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
John Henry Newman quotes: Doing is at a far greater distance from intending to do than you at first sight imagine. Join Doing is at a far greater distance from intending to do than you at first sight imagine. Join
John Henry Newman quotes: By a garden is meant mystically a place of spiritual repose, stillness, peace, refreshment, delight. By a garden is meant mystically a place of spiritual repose, stillness, peace, refreshment, delight.
John Henry Newman quotes: Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance. Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
John Henry Newman quotes: It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
John Henry Newman quotes: I want a laitywho know their creed so well, that they can give an account of it, who know so much of history that they can defend it. I want a laitywho know their creed so well, that they can
give an account of it, who know so much of history that
they can defend it.
John Henry Newman quotes: Where good and ill together blent, Wage an undying strife. Where good and ill together blent, Wage an undying strife.
John Henry Newman quotes: Prayer is to the spiritual life what the beating of the pulse and the drawing of the breath are to the life of the body. Prayer is to the spiritual life what the beating of the pulse and the drawing of the breath are to the life of the body.
John Henry Newman quotes: Such is the constitution of the human mind, that any kind of knowledge, if it be really such, is its own reward. Such is the constitution of the human mind, that any kind of knowledge, if it be really such, is its own reward.
John Henry Newman quotes: With Christians, a poetical view of things is a duty. We are bid to color all things with hues of faith, to see a divine meaning in every event. With Christians, a poetical view of things is a duty. We are bid to color all things with hues of faith, to see a divine meaning in every event.
John Henry Newman quotes: Ability is sexless. Ability is sexless.
John Henry Newman quotes: The present is a text, and the past its interpretation. The present is a text, and the past its interpretation.
John Henry Newman quotes: Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom, lead thou me on. Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom, lead thou me on.
John Henry Newman quotes: Doctrine without its correspondent principle remains barren, if not lifeless, of which the Greek Church seems an instance; or Doctrine without its correspondent principle remains barren, if not lifeless, of which the Greek Church seems an instance; or
John Henry Newman quotes: Learn to do thy part and leave the rest to Heaven. Learn to do thy part and leave the rest to Heaven.
John Henry Newman quotes: The world is content with setting right the surface of things. The world is content with setting right the surface of things.