John Henry Cardinal Newman

1801 - 1890

A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on age, dreams, ideas, principles, religion, and sentimentality

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.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

Source: Apologia pro Vita Sua & History of my religious opinions

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on feeling, influence, magic, power, soul, stillness, and struggle

There is in stillness oft a magic power To calm the breast when struggling passions lower, Touched by its influence, in the soul arise Diviner feelings, kindred with the skies.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on day, enemies, and friendship

We should ever conduct ourselves towards our enemy as if he were one day to be our friend.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on action, faith, force, guilt, obedience, and responsibility

Faith is illuminative, not operative; it does not force obedience, though it increases responsibility; it heightens guilt, but it does not prevent sin. The will is the source of action.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on corruption, evil, and excess

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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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on faults

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

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on certainty, life, mind, pain, and trouble

You must make up your mind to the prospect of sustaining a certain measure of pain and trouble in you r passage through life.

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on change

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

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on christianity, difficulty, and doubt

Regarding Christianity: Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

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