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Edith Stein Quotes

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My longing for truth was a single prayer.
- Edith Stein

Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to
their near and dear ones,
but have been won for them, because it is our vocation
to intercede to God for everyone.
- Edith Stein

One could say that in case of need, every normal and
healthy woman is able to hold a position.
And there is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman.
- Edith Stein

In order to be an image of God, the spirit must turn to what is eternal,
hold it in spirit, keep it in memory,
and by loving it, embrace it in the will.
- Edith Stein


 

The nation...
doesn't simply need what we have.
It needs what we are.
- Edith Stein

If anyone comes to me, I want to lead them to Him.
- Edith Stein

The limitless loving devotion to God,
and the gift God makes of Himself to you,
are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable;
it is the highest degree of prayer.
The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.
- Edith Stein


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Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church;
by means of that prayer the Church prays,
since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church,
Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'.
- Edith Stein

On the question of relating to our fellowman -
our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment.
Everything else we do is a means to an end.
But love is an end already, since God is love.
- Edith Stein

As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men,
the anguish in our neighbor's soul must break all precept.
All that we do is a means to an end,
but love is an end in itself,
because God is love.
- Edith Stein

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices,
a rottenness begins in his conduct.
- Thomas Jefferson

Deep in my heart I'm concealing things
that I'm longing to say.
Scared to confess what I'm feeling -
frightened you'll slip away.
- the movie Evita

Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him,
penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with
its spirit of divine discontent and longing.
- Kenneth Grahame

Death is the great hope of all life;
the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed
by its own longing for itself.
- Bryant H. McGill

The longing to produce great inspirations didn't produce
anything but more longing.
- Sophie Kerr

Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing
to please and glorify the Divine Being,
to be in every respect conformed to him,
and in that way to enjoy him.
- David Brainerd

Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

People of this world are deluded.
They're always longing for something -
always,
in a word, seeking.
- Bodhidharma

Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.
- Xun Zi

I was five years old when I wrote my first song.
It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

Is there anything better than to be longing for something,
when you know it is within reach?
- Greta Garbo

I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me,
and at length the longing has been satisfied.
- Julia Margaret Cameron

People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing.
Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly,
longing for death.
- Polly Toynbee

Hence the end of the world should be awaited with all
longing by all believers.
- William Ames

I'm doing lots of interviews and stuff.
I'm longing for the days of getting up,
not having to put on makeup and do my hair and just going to the studio.
- Stevie Nicks

There is a third dimension to traveling,
the longing for what is beyond.
- Jan Myrdal

Even the pyramids might one day disappear,
but not the Palestinians longing for their homeland.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Longing is like the rosy dawn.
After the dawn out comes the sun.
Longing is followed by the vision of God.
- Ramakrishna

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,
have governed my life: the longing for love,
the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
- Bertrand Russell

That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease,
that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed:
all of that exists,
and it exists everywhere.
- Ben Kingsley

America is a country ready to be taken,
in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready
to restore democracy and trust to the political process.
- Arianna Huffington

The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

There is an immense, painful longing for a broader,
more flexible, fuller, more coherent,
more comprehensive account of what we human beings are,
who we are and what this life is for.
- Saul Bellow

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing
while we are thoroughly alive.
There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good,
and we must hunger after them.
- George Eliot

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that
which you have no ability to do.
- Orison Swett Marden

My longing to improve my looks via The Body Shop is
being replaced by my longing to improve my looks via Photoshop.
- Gina Barreca

Do you think that the people of South Africa,
or anywhere on the continent of Africa,
or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?
- Arundhati Roy

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness
and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
- Edgar Lee Masters

I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss,
of those who are full of longing.
- Richard Wagner

A book is good company.
It is full of conversation without loquacity.
It comes to your longing with full instruction,
but pursues you never.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A poet laureate of adolescent sexuality and middle-age longing.
- William A. Henry III

Happiness is the longing for repetition.
- Milan Kundera

If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished.
We call that Life.
- Anna Freud

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing,
thy prayer will also be without ceasing.
The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
- Saint Augustine

I like movies about longing and desperation,
and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children,
and to have relationships and be intimate with each other.
- Laura Dern

The act of longing for something will always be more
intense than the requiting of it.
- Gail Godwin

I've never really had anybody close to me die.
I think the song is about a feeling that I have that,
it still applies.
It's a feeling of longing, once again.
- Jon Crosby

Well, the musicals give emphasis to love,
longing, melancholy, sadness.
All of that is always there.
- Ismail Merchant

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves.
We encourage one another in mediocrity.
I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
- Charles Lamb

My children are 10 and three, and the longing and the
need for them is incredibly powerful.
- Treat Williams

Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent,
O God.
Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting,
and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.
- Karl Rahner

When we went to cover it I thought we would change
it to a song of loving and longing instead of the sex
machine song Kylie turned it into.
I've met Kylie and told her we were covering her song and she was pleased.
- Wayne Coyne

Women have always been the strong ones of the world.
The men are always seeking from women a little pillow
to put their heads down on.
They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.
- Coco Chanel

It is said that many children who live in the central provinces,
away from the ocean, have a great longing to see it.
I who had never been away from the monotonous country
surrounding us looked forward eagerly to seeing the mountains.
- Pierre Loti

The name of my ailment was longing, and it was not
cured till I finally went to the department store and
counted out the money in small coins before the dismayed clerk.
When I came to the house, I held up the instrument
before the eyes of the astonished household.
- William Christopher Handy

It is a political thriller.
It's very action packed and it's very exciting,
but at the same time it's a very big soulful love story about longing and loss.
They're not separate, they're completely dependent on one another.
- Rachel Weisz

'Free' is more of that 'familiarity breeds contempt' kind of thing.
It's about saying 'Wait, I'm longing for something
more than I have and I don't know what it is that I want,
but I know I want it.' It has nothing to do with what I'm going through,
personally.
- Jon Crosby

You can lose people without them dying,
and I have, from moving, from traveling.
The emotion is real, it just doesn't actually have to do with death.
I'm singing about what I know, and it's a song about
longing for somebody who's disappeared in your life.
- Jon Crosby

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally
occupies a higher plane that mere politics.
Great writers can express moods through melody and
capture experiences we share most powerfully -
love,
lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph,
yearning and confusion.
- Tony Snow

And so much of my life has been about returning home and longing for home,
wanting my children to know about my roots.
And I thought I can't be the only one to feel this
way so I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore.
- Sela Ward

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They came through you but not from you and though they
are with you yet they belong not to you.
- Khalil Gibran

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.
It is daily admission of one's weakness.
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men.
But the striving, which at present has become so insistent,
cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace,
or solving all disputes among nations.
- Alva Myrdal

The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the
waves that roll between him and his home,
talks of cruel facts, material barriers that,
just because they are material, and not ideal,
shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart.
- Josiah Royce

I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts,
wanted something fuller - some grouping,
some adaptation to his capacity and experience,
of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in.
- Alfred de Vigny

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau


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