John Henry Newman quotes

  • To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Change #Spiritual #Life Is Good

  • A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Inspirational #Inspiring #Motivational Sports

  • Cruelty to animals is as if humans did not love God.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Religious #Animal #God Love

  • Purity prepares the soul for love, and love confirms the soul in purity.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Catholic #Soul #And Love

  • If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Hazards #Ends

  • Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Wish

  • We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Faith #Believe #Responsibility

  • It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Believe #Men #Arguing

  • To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Jesus #Names #People

  • 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 Newman

    #Dream #Ideas #Religion

  • God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Serving Others #Missions #Committed

  • I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be necessary causes of some great end, which is quite beyond us. He does nothing in vain.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Sorrow #Doe #May

  • Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance. There is something so very dreadful in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Animal #Humanity #Done

  • And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Sympathy #Angel #Long

  • It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Matter #Judgment #Said

  • Life passes, riches fly away, popularity is fickle, the senses decay, the world changes. One alone is true to us; One alone can be all things to us; One alone can supply our need.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Needs #Fickle #Decay

  • All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, all that is beneficent, be it great or small, be it perfect or fragmentary, natural as well as supernatural, moral as well as material, comes from God.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Beautiful #Perfect #Moral

  • To take up the cross of Christ is no great action done once for all; it consists in the continual practice of small duties which are distasteful to us.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Practice #Done #Action

  • If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society... It is the education which gives a man a clear, conscious view of their own opinions and judgements, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them. It teaches him to see things as they are, to go right to the point, to disentangle a skein of thought to detect what is sophistical and to discard what is irrelevant.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Men #Views #Giving

  • Growth is the only evidence of life.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Life #Change #Positive

  • Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Men #Thinking #Ideas

  • In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Love #Strong #Powerful

  • This is what the Church is said to want, not party men, but sensible, temperate, sober, well-judging persons, to guide it through the channel of no-meaning, between the Scylla and Charybdis of Aye and no.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Party #Men #Judging

  • The reason why Christ is unknown today is because His Mother is unknown.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Mother #Religious #Today

  • A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Memories #Mind #Doe

  • It is seldom we have the heart to throw ourselves, if I may so speak, on the Divine Arm; we dare not trust ourselves on the waters, though Christ bids us. We have not St. Peter's love to ask leave to come to him upon the sea. When we once are filled with that heavenly charity, we can do all things, because we attempt all things - for to attempt is to do.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Faith #Inspiration #Heart

  • Without self-knowledge you have no root in yourselves personally; you may endure for a time, but under affliction or persecution your faith will not last. This is why many in this age (and in every age) become infidels, heretics, schismatics, disloyal despisers of the Church. They cast off the form of truth, because it never has been to them more than a form. They endure not, because they never have tasted that the Lord is gracious; and they never have had experience of His power and love, because they have never known their own weakness and need.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Love #Self #Roots

  • I want a laity, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputatious, but men who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand, who know what they hold and what they do not, who know their creed so well that they can give an account of it, who know so much of history that they can defend it.
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Men #Giving #Arrogant

  • When men understand what each other mean, they see, for the most part, that controversy is either superfluous or hopeless
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Mean #Men #Hopeless

  • A science is not mere knowledge, it is knowledge which has undergone a process of intellectual digestion. It is the grasp of many things brought together in one, and hence is its power; for, properly speaking, it is Science that is power, not Knowledge..
    -- John Henry Newman

    #Knowledge #Intellectual #Together