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       John Henry Newman
       1801-1890
      
       John Henry Newman was a Roman Catholic priest and cardinal who converted to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism in October 1845. In early life, he was a major figure in the Oxford Movement to bring the Church of England back to its Catholic roots.
      
       Eventually his studies in history persuaded him to become a Roman Catholic. Both before and after becoming a Roman Catholic, he wrote a number of influential books.


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Ability is sexless.

    Topics: Achievement

If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.

    Topics: Adversity

Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.

    Topics: Adversity, Doubt

It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.

    Topics: Conscience

What can this world offer comparable with that insight into spiritual things, that keen faith, that heavenly peace, that high sanctity, that everlasting righteousness, that hope of glory, which they have, who in sincerity love and follow our Lord Jesus Christ?

    Topics: Contentment

Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.

    Topics: Contentment

Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.

    Topics: Contentment

It is difficult to rebuke well; that is, at a right time, in a right spirit, and in a right manner.

    Topics: Examples

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home - Lead Thou me on! Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see The distant scene, - one step enough for me.

    Topics: Faith

The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.

    Topics: Friendship

He is not a God of confusion, of discordance, or accidental, random, private courses in the execution of His will, but of determinate, regulated, prescribed action.

    Topics: God

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

    Topics: Good and Evil

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