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Mysterious Ways: Thoughtworthy Quotes

A collection of awe-inspiring words from authors, philosophers, mystics, theologians and other wise people of faith.

A collection of awe-inspiring words from authors, philosophers, mystics, theologians and other wise people of faith.

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“Love is the synthesis of contemplation and action, the meeting-point between heaven and earth, between God and humanity.” —Carlo Carretto, Author


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“…God beholds himself and all things in an eternal now, without before and after.” —John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish Mystic

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“The fullness of joy is to behold God in all.” —Julian of Norwich


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“There is so little distance between heaven and earth that God always hears us. Nothing but a thin veil separates us from God.” —Saint Andre Bessette


“Death is the golden key that opens the place of eternity.”—John Milton, English Poet

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“Death is the golden key that opens the place of eternity.”—John Milton, English Poet


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“The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul…” —Carl Jung


Awareness of the divine begins with wonder.

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Awareness of the divine begins with wonder. —Abraham Joshua Heschel

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All are parts of one stupendous whole,

Whose body Nature is,

and God the soul.

—Alexander Pope


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“To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour…”

William Blake


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“The eternal world and the mortal world are not parallel, rather they are fused.” —John O’Donohue


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“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” —Emily Dickinson


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“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” —Saint Francis of Assisi

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“Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” —Edwin Hubbell Chapin


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“The truest communication with God is absolute, total silence; there is not a single word in existence that can convey this communication.” —Bernadette Roberts


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I am always humbled by the indefinite ingenuity of the Lord, who can make a red barn cast a blue shadow.” —E.B. White


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“Sometimes you have to poke holes in the darkness until it bleeds light.” —Margaret Feinberg


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“Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the Light, even though for the moment you do not see.” —William Griffith Wilson

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“The soul that walks in love neither tires others nor grows tired.” —Saint John of the Cross

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“The soul that walks in love neither tires others nor grows tired.” —Saint John of the Cross


“Wonder encourages us to stand humbly before the  unfathomable mysteries of human life, trusting that, in them, we encounter God.”

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“Wonder encourages us to stand humbly before the  unfathomable mysteries of human life, trusting that, in them, we encounter God.” —Sister Melannie Svoboda, Author of Traits of a Healthy Spirituality


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“Take time, slow down, “be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet is wondrously present.”—Edward Hays, A Pilgrim’s Almanac

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