Pierre Abelard

1079 - 1142

A Quote by Peter Pierre Abélard

The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.

Pierre Abelard (1079 - 1142)

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A Quote by Peter Pierre Abélard on country, fatherhood, fulfillment, glory, god, grace, hope, joy, peace, people, praise, prayer, rest, sons, spirit, trouble, vision, and wishes

O what their joy and their glory must be, Those endless sabbaths the blessed ones see! crowns for the valiant, for weary ones rest: God shall be all, and in all ever blest. Truly Jerusalem name we that shore, vision of peace that brings hope evermore; wish and fulfillment shall severed be ne'er, nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer. There, where no trouble distraction can bring, we the sweet anthems of Zion shall sing, while for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise thy blessed people eternally raise. Now, in the meantime, with hearts raised on high, we for that country must yearn and must sigh, seeking Jerusalem, dear native land, through the long exile on Babylon's strand. Low before him with our praises we fall, of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all; of whom, the Father; and in whom, the Son; through whom, the Spirit, with both ever one.

Pierre Abelard (1079 - 1142)

Source: Hymnus Paraclitensis, On Heaven

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A Quote by Peter Pierre Abélard on death, earth, joy, life, love, pain, pity, power, praise, sacrifice, shame, sharing, sorrow, and suffering

Alone thou goest forth, O Lord, in sacrifice to die; is this thy sorrow naught to us who pass unheeding by? Our sins, not thine, thou bearest, Lord; make us thy sorrow feel, till through our pity and our shame love answers love's appeal. This is earth's darkest hour, but thou dost light and life restore; then let all praise be given thee who livest evermore. Grant us with thee to suffer pain that, as we share this hour, thy cross may bring us to thy joy and resurrection power.

Pierre Abelard (1079 - 1142)

Source: On The Atonement

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A Quote by Peter Pierre Abélard on danger, disease, and writing

Against the disease of writing one must take special precautions, since it is a dangerous and contagious disease.

Pierre Abelard (1079 - 1142)

Source: Letter 8, Abelard to Heloise

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