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Austin Farrer Quotes

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Religion is more like response to a friend than it
is like obedience to an expert.
- Austin Farrer

Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love;
he acts the parable of divine love by saving us.
That is the Christian faith.
- Austin Farrer

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

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Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one night stand.
- The Righteous Brothers

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Imagine ... Imagine no religion.
- John Lennon

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- Proverbs 23:7

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

As you sow, so shall you reap.
- Galatians 6:7

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

My religion consists of a humble admiration
of the illimitable superior spirit
who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
- Mother Teresa

Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
- John 16:24

Bold Light of Spirit:
Out of the darkness and into the light,
Open our eyes and behold such a sight.
Brilliance of day takes the place of the night,
Boldness and courage are swords of His Might.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God has no religion.
Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

In the beginning was the Word.
- John 1:1

It is the quality of our work which will please God
and not the quantity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)


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