35 John Henry Newman Quotes

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We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
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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.
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Growth is the only evidence of life.
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Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
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There is such a thing as legitimate warfare: war has its laws; there are things which may fairly be done, and things which may not be done.
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A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
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One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to duty, is worth all the mere good thoughts, warm feelings, passionate prayers in which idle people indulge themselves.
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It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen.
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If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
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It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
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The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
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It is difficult to rebuke well; that is, at a right time, in a right spirit, and in a right manner.
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Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.
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God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission - I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.
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Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
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A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
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Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall ever have a beginning.
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From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
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Ability is sexless.
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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.
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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.
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Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for.
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It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
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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.
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If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar.
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