Henry Edward Manning quotes

  • To those who are His all things are not only easy to be borne, but even to be gladly chosen. Their will is united to that will which moves heaven and earth, which gives laws to angels, and rules the courses of the world.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Moving #Angel #Law

  • Our character is our will; for what we will we are.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Character

  • Few men are both rich and generous; fewer are both rich and humble.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Humble #Men #Riches

  • Every duty, even the least duty, involves the whole principle of obedience.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Principles #Obedience #Duty

  • To put labour and wages first and human ordomestic life second is to invert the order of God and of nature.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Order #Wages #Firsts

  • A habit of devout fellowship with God is the spring of all our life, and the strength of it.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Spring #Fellowship #Habit

  • Praise consists in the love of God, in wonder at the goodness of God, in recognition of the gifts of God, in seeing God in all things He gives us, ay, and even in the things that He refuses to us; so as to see our whole life in the light of God; and seeing this, to bless Him, adore Him, and glorify Him.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Light #Giving #Recognition

  • One of the chief duties which [the Christian] will punctually and carefully fulfill is the duty of prayer. You will remember in the Book of Acts, when Saul the persecutor was converted by a special miracle, the sign given of his conversion was this: "Behold he prayeth." (Acts 9:11). Prayer is the breath of the soul. Just as breathing is the sign of life, prayer is the sign of the life of the soul.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Christian #Prayer #Book

  • Holiness does not consist in doing uncommon things, but in doing every thing with purity of heart.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Heart #Doe #Holiness

  • But the appeal to antiquity is both a treason and a heresy. It is a treason because it rejects the Divine voice of the Church at this hour, and a heresy because it denies that voice to be Divine. How can we know what antiquity was except through the Church? ... I may say in strict truth that the Church has no antiquity. It rests upon its own supernatural and perpetual consciousness. ... The only Divine evidence to us of what was primitive is the witness and voice of the Church at this hour.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Voice #Church #May

  • A critic knows more than the author he criticizes, or just as much, or at least somewhat less.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Writing #Criticize #Critics

  • Gratitude consists of a watchful, minute attention to the particulars of our state, and to the multitudes of God's gifts, taken one by one. It fills us with a consciousness that God loves and cares for us, even to the least event and smallest need of life. It is a blessed thought that from our childhood God has been laying his fatherly hands upon us, and always in benediction, and that even the strokes of his hands are blessings, and among the chiefest we have ever received.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #Thanksgiving #Gratitude #Blessed

  • One must overcome history by dogma.
    -- Henry Edward Manning

    #History #Overcoming #Dogma