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holiness Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about holiness
  1. #1
    “When God is our Holy Father, sovereignty, holiness, omniscience, and immutability do not terrify us; they leave us full of awe and gratitude.”
  2. #2
    “He did not rate that text at a plucked hen
    Which says that hunters are not holy men
    And that a monk uncloistered is a mere
    Fish out of water, flapping on the pier,
    That is to say a monk out of his cloister.
    That was a text he held not worth an oyster”
  3. #3
    “That none may have the impudence to irk
    Or hinder me in Christ’s most holy work.”
  4. #4
    “Religiofication”—the art of turning practical purposes into holy causes.
  5. #5
    “To cease from works
    Is well, and to do works in holiness
    Is well; and both conduct to bliss supreme;
    But of these twain the better way is his
    Who working piously refraineth not.”
  6. #6
    “Whoever serve Me--as I show Myself--
    Constantly true, in full devotion fixed,
    Those hold I very holy.”
  7. #7
    “There was a cold night smell in the chapel. But it was a holy smell. It was not like the smell of the old peasants who knelt at the back of the chapel at Sunday mass. That was a smell of air and rain and turf and corduroy. But they were very holy peasants. They breathed behind him on his neck and sighed as they prayed.”
  8. #8
    ″“Today, we’ll hear the teachings from his mouth.” said Govinda.
    Siddhartha did not answer. He felt little curiosity for the teachings, he did not believe that they would teach him anything new, but he had, just as Govinda had, heard the contents of this Buddha’s teachings again and again, though these reports only represented second- or third-hand information. But attentively he looked at Gotama’s head, his shoulders, his feet, his quietly dangling hand, and it seemed to him as if every joint of every finger of this hand was of these teachings, spoke of, breathed of, exhaled the fragrant of, glistened of truth. This man, this Buddha was truthful down to the gesture of his last finger. This man was holy. Never before, Siddhartha had venerated a person so much, never before he had loved a person as much as this one.”
  9. #9
    “We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”
  10. #10
    “I have been trying to make the reader believe that we actually are, at present, creatures whose character must be, in some respects, a horror to God, as it is, when we really see it, a horror to ourselves. This I believe to be a fact: and I notice that the holier a man is, the more fully he is aware of that fact”
  11. #11
    “Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapor appeared, and I said, “God, I love you” and looked to the sky and really meant it. “I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other.” To the children and the innocent it’s all the same.”