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Hans Urs von Balthasar Quotes and Sayings

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Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross,
which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make
of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Even if a unity of faith is not possible,
a unity of love is.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

But the issue is not only life and death but our existence
before God and our being judged by him.
All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

 

The inner reality of love can be recognized only by love.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

The work with which we embark on this first volume
of a series of theological studies is a work with which
the philosophical person does not begin,
but rather concludes.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Thus it is necessary to commence from an inescapable duality:
the finite is not the infinite.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

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The Passion narratives are the first pieces of the
Gospels that were composed as a unity.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by
the New Testament from the center,
in order to replace it, for example,
with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center,
no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

If one does away with the fact of the Resurrection,
one also does away with the Cross, for both stand and fall together,
and one would then have to find a new center for the
whole message of the gospel.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of
God at a particular time in history,
however, there has to be another, more fundamental
and archetypal encounter,
which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the
appearance of divine love to man.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Not longer loved or fostered by religion,
beauty is lifted from its face as a mask,
and its absence exposes features on that face which
threaten to become incomprehensible to man.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall,
a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the
return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the
ancient world refused to understand itself,
a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably
has bid farewell to our new world,
a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself
at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness,
and she will not allow herself to be separated and
banned from her two sisters without taking them along
with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas:
that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation.
In the trinitarian dogma God is one,
good,
true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love,
and Love supposes the one, the other,
and their unity.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

The One, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful,
these are what we call the transcendental attributes of Being,
because they surpass all the limits of essences and
are coextensive with Being.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses,
and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours;
one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp...
Beauty is the word that shall be our first.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

St.
Paul would say to the philosophers that God created
man so that he would seek the Divine,
try to attain the Divine.
That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

To be sure, the response of faith to revelation,
which God grants to the creature he chooses and moves with his love,
occurs in such a way that it is truly the creature
that provides the response,
with its own nature and its natural powers of love.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world,
this love has to be something that the world can recognize,
in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

When in doubt, do it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

My life is for living, not for worry or doubt,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

There is too much fathering going on just now and there
is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
- Gertrude Stein

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt -
it is sure to get where it is going,
and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
- Hal Boyle

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

When in doubt, take more time.
- John Zimmerman

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt
is theoretically possible.
- William James

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Doubt is part of all religion.
All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble,
delegate; when in charge, ponder.
- James H. Boren

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed.
If you truly eradicated it in a child,
he would grow up to be an eggplant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay.
If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
- Henry David Thoreau

Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time,
for one will dispel the other.
- Thomas S. Monson

The worst thing about that kind of prejudice...
is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it,
it feeds you self-doubt.
You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.
- Nina Simone

No doubt concentration camps were a means,
a menace used to keep order.
- Albert Speer

The first precept was never to accept a thing as true
until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
- Rene Descartes

The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread,
but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.
- Simone Weil

If you've got talent, stick with it...
because talent wins out, without a doubt.
- Bobby Sherman

To be deeply committed to negotiations,
to be opposed to a particular war or military action,
is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.
- Myriam Miedzian

Cocteau is someone who has made such a profound impression
on me that there's no doubt he's influenced every one of my films.
- Jacques Rivette

Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt.
- Lawrence Lessig

Ulysses could have done with a good editor.
You know people are always putting Ulysses in the top
10 books ever written but I doubt that any of those
people were really moved by it.
- Roddy Doyle

My favorite holiday spot has to be New York,
on the St.
Lawrence River.
Without a doubt that area there is perfect for me.
Very, very spacious.
It's nice.
- Tom Felton

Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical,
disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith,
with the faith of my people.
- Thomas S. Monson


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