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John Henry Newman Quotes

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Let us seek the grace of a cheerful heart, an even temper, sweetness, gentleness, and brightness of mind, as walking in His light, and by His grace. Let us pray to Him to give us the spirit of ever-abundant, everspringing love, which overpowers and sweeps away the vexations of life by its own richness and strength, and which, above all things, unites us to Him who is the fountain and the centre of all mercy, loving-kindness, and joy.

    Topics: Grace, Cheerfulness, Gentleness

It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen.

    Topics: Hatred

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar.

    Topics: Humility

We must make up our minds to be ignorant of much, if we would know anything.

    Topics: Ignorance, Truth

To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.

    Topics: Jesus

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.

    Topics: Laziness

Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.

    Topics: Laziness

In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.

    Topics: Leadership

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall ever have a beginning.

    Topics: Life, Death

Growth is the only evidence of life.

    Topics: Life, Growth

To take up the cross of Christ is no great action done once for all; it consists in the continual practice of small duties which are distasteful to us.

    Topics: Obedience, The Cross

It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.

    Topics: Pain

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