9 Richard Chenevix Trench Quotes

  • "As the kernel of old humanity, Noah and his family, was once contained in the ark, which was tossed upon the waves of the deluge; so the kernel of the new humanity, of the new creation, Christ and His Apostles, in the little ship."

    - Richard Chenevix Trench
    Topics: Christ


  • "For we must share, if we would keep, that blessing from above; ceasing to give, we cease to have; such is the law of love."

    - Richard Chenevix Trench
    Topics: Blessings


  • "Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance; it is laying hold of His highest willingness."

    - Richard Chenevix Trench
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason."

    - Richard Chenevix Trench
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "If we with earnest effort could succeed To make our life one long, connected prayer, As lives of some, perhaps, have been and are; If, never leaving Thee, we have no need Our wandering spirits back again to lead Into Thy presence, but continued there Like angels standing on the highest stair Of the Sapphire Throne: this were to pray indeed!"

    - Richard Chenevix Trench
    Topics: Prayer


  • "None but God can satisfy the longings of the immortal soul; as the heart was made for him, he only can fill it."

    - Richard Chenevix Trench
    Topics: God, The Heart


  • "He has brought himself to this state; he has exposed his heart as a common road to every evil influence of the world, till it has become hard as a pavement."

    - Richard Chenevix Trench
    Topics: Character


  • "Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved. It has arrested ten thousand lightning flashes of genius, which, unless thus fixed and arrested, might have been as bright, but would have also been as quickly passing and perishing, as the lightning."

    - Richard Chenevix Trench
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "Speak but little and well if you would be esteemed a man of merit."

    - Richard Chenevix Trench
    Topics: Character



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