35 John Henry Newman Quotes

  • "It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Conscience


  • "Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Contentment


  • "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."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Leadership


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

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Ignorance, Truth


  • "He is not a God of confusion, of discordance, or accidental, random, private courses in the execution of His will, but of determinate, regulated, prescribed action."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: God


  • "Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Contentment


  • "To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Perseverance, Change


  • "What can this world offer comparable with that insight into spiritual things, that keen faith, that heavenly peace, that high sanctity, that everlasting righteousness, that hope of glory, which they have, who in sincerity love and follow our Lord Jesus Christ?"

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Contentment


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

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Laziness


  • "I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be necessary causes of some great end, which is quite beyond us. He does nothing in vain."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Trust, Illness


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

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Humility


  • "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."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Obedience, The Cross


  • "It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Salvation, Believing


  • "Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "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."

    - John Henry Newman
    Topics: Jesus



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