Quotable Wisdom Quotes
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The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.

Albert Einstein


The mystic desires to be as close to God as possible; if not indeed part of the Divine Essence Itself; whereas the ordinary devotee of most religious systems merely desires to walk in God's way and obey His will.
Edmund Spenser

Knowledge of the world is born from self-knowledge. Our own limited individuality assumes its spiritual place in the grand, interconnected web of the world because something comes to life within us that reaches beyond our individuality and embraces everything in which our individuality participates.
Rudolf Steiner



Perfect Love maketh God and the soul to be as if they both together were but one thing.
Walter Hilton

The mystic experience ends with the words, 'I live, yet not I, but God in me' … possessed by the sense of a Being at one and the same time greater than the Self and identical with it: great enough to be God, intimate enough to be me.
E. Récéjac, translated by S. C. Upton



To the mystic, Love is the source of joy, the secret of the universe, the vivifying principle of things.
Evelyn Underhill

 

Mysticism … is the name of that organic process which involves the perfect consummation of the Love of God: the achievement here and now of the immortal heritage of man. Or, if you like it better — for this means exactly the same thing — it is the art of establishing his conscious relation with the Absolute. The movement of the mystic consciousness towards this consummation is … an ordered movement towards ever higher levels of Reality, ever closer identification with the Infinite.

Evelyn Underhill


When love has carried us above all things ... we receive in peace the Incomprehensible Light, enfolding us and penetrating us. What is this Light, if it be not a contemplation of the Infinite, and an intuition of Eternity? We behold that which we are, and we are that which we behold; because our being, without losing anything of its own personality, is united with the Divine Truth.
Jan van Ruysbroeck



How great a thing is Love, great above all other goods: for alone it makes all that is heavy light, and bears evenly all that is uneven. ...Nought is sweeter than love, nought stronger, nought higher, nought wider: there is no more joyous, fuller, better thing in heaven or earth. For love is born of God, and cannot rest save in God, above all created things.
Thomas à Kempis

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove — men below and saints above: For love is heaven and heaven is love.
Walter Scott

 

We priests must live in two worlds, the World of Form and the Otherworld of Force, for true existence involves the constant intercourse of both. Let our goal therefore be to live and thrive between form and force, being in the World, but not of it.

St. Corneille

The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul. Let no one persuade you to cure the head until he has first given you his soul to be cured, for this is the great error of our day, that physicians first separate the soul from the body.
Plato

 


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