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Madame Guyon Quotes


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In the commencement of the spiritual life, our hardest task is to bear with our neighbor; in its progress, with ourselves, and in its end, with God.

    Topics: Holiness

The ray of the creature is derived from the Sun of the Divinity; it cannot, however, be separated from it; and if its dependence upon its divine principle is essential, its union is not less so.

    Topics: Holy Spirit

Nothing less than a divine operation can empty us of the creature and of self, for whatever is natural tends constantly to fill us with the creature, and occupy us with ourselves.

    Topics: Holy Spirit

It is in vain for man to endeavor to instruct man in those things which the Holy Spirit alone can teach.

    Topics: Holy Spirit

He that regards self only with horror, is beginning to be the delight of God.

    Topics: Humility

The more we learn what humility is, the less we discover of it in ourselves.

    Topics: Humility

Would you exert all your powers to attain Divine Union? Use all your strength for the destruction of self.

    Topics: Humility

Be so much the enemy of self as you desire to be the friend of God.

    Topics: Humility

It is only by the death of self that the soul can enter into Divine Truth, and understand in part what is the light that shineth in darkness.

    Topics: Humility

The more the darkness of self-knowledge deepens about us, the more does the divine truth shine in the midst.

    Topics: Humility

Ah Lord! who seest the secrets of the heart, Thou knowest if I yet expect anything from myself, or if there be anything which I would refuse to Thee!

    Topics: Humility, The Heart

How rare is it to behold a soul in an absolute abandonment of selfish interests, that it may devote itself to the interests of God!

    Topics: Humility

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