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Edith Stein Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edith Stein

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength,
and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The interests of a nation, when well understood,
will be found to coincide with their moral duties.
- Thomas Jefferson

Cyberspace.
A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators,
in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
- William Gibson

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India,
history will look upon the act of
depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county.
The U.S.
has more costs of litigation per person than any other
industrialized nation in the world,
and it is crippling our economy.
- Jack Kingston

No one can terrorize a whole nation,
unless we are all his accomplices.
- Edward R. Murrow

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe
that had the lion's heart.
I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
- Winston Churchill

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

Fourscore and seven years ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
- Sun Tzu

When a nation is filled with strife,
then do patriots flourish.
- Lao Tzu

We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
- Winston Churchill

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish -
too much handling will spoil it.
- Lao Tzu

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A nation that is afraid to let its people
judge the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free,
in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be.
- Thomas Jefferson

Washington, where an insignificant individual
may trespass on a nation's time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish.
Do not overdo it.
- Lao Tzu

A nation or civilization that
continues to produce soft-minded men
purchases its own spiritual death
on the installment plan.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The question is not whether we will be extremists,
but what kind of extremists we will be...
The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter
than our progress in education.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
- Catherine II

India is a geographical term.
It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
- Winston Churchill

A nation's culture resides in the hearts
and in the soul of its people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What is true of the individual will be
tomorrow true of the whole nation
if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The people are the foundation of the nation.
Our only chance for a lasting peace on earth:
the release of the strength of the common man.
- Jimmy Yen

The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon,
it will be an entire nation.
For all of us must work to put him there.
- John F. Kennedy

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation,
whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion,
and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose
to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose -
and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.
- Friedrich Schiller

Property that endangers the safety of a nation should
not be suffered to remain in the hands of its citizens.
- Robert Dale Owen

I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational
documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders,
that this was intended to be a Christian nation.
- Pat Robertson

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest,
truthful, and virtuous.
- Frederick Douglass

The honor of about 30 million votes remains with the
Iranian nation and no enemy scheme would take away
this dignity and honor from the Iranian nation.
- Ayatollah Khamenei

No nation ever taxed itself into prosperity.
- Rush Limbaugh

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America,
has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging,
shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
- Ida B. Wells

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together,
to give precedence to others without envy -
this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

It will, I believe, be everywhere found,
that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be,
so are the rest of the nation.
- Jane Austen

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam,
and began to host meetings in cities and thousands
and thousands of people come out.
- Louis Farrakhan

Those who dare to interpret God's will must never claim
Him as an asset for one nation or group rather than another.
- Robert Runcie

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action
the forces of public opinion,
and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.
- Charles Evans Hughes

Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.
- George W. Bush

The nation that is supreme above all others during one age,
will be eclipsed by another in the next age.
- Paul Harris

England is a nation of shopkeepers.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Coal is absolutely critical to our nation's economic
health and global competitiveness.
- Jerry Costello

We are a nation that seeks out solutions and refuses to ignore challenges.
- Chris Chocola

The little words in the Republic of Letters,
like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.
- Samuel Richardson

In nation after nation, democracy has taken the place of autocracy.
- John Charles Polanyi

Every nation sincerely desires peace;
and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in,
must make peace impossible.
- Norman Angell

Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot,
in things racial we have always been and continue to be,
in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.
- Eric Holder


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