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Jacques Maritain Quotes and Sayings

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Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
- Jacques Maritain

Poetry proceeds from the totality of man,
sense, imagination, intellect, love,
desire,
instinct, blood and spirit together.
- Jacques Maritain

A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of
an infinity of experiences.
- Jacques Maritain

A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.
- Jacques Maritain

 

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
- Jacques Maritain

The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him,
and that in him, at a single awakening,
they and he come forth together out of sleep.
- Jacques Maritain

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are
a thinker you must be a frowning bore,
because thinking is so damn serious.
- Jacques Maritain

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The great and admirable strength of America consists in this,
that America is truly the American people.
- Jacques Maritain

We don't love qualities; we love a person;
sometimes by reason of their defects as well as their qualities.
- Jacques Maritain

I don't see America as a mainland, but as a sea,
a big ocean.
Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops,
and it seems it will engulf everything.
Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught.
- Jacques Maritain

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else.
- C. S. Lewis

We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolph Hitler

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
- William Blake

I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard
the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
- Richard Le Gallienne

He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that
the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that
though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
- Hector Hugh Munro

Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to
remain in contact with the millions of people who look
for God but do not come to Church.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism,
Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut,
visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
- Karen Armstrong

But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the
children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests,
from all art and science, etc.
- Bruno Bauer

Islam is a religion of success.
Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image,
in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating,
disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong

Christianity, if false, is of no importance,
and if true, of infinite importance.
The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
- C. S. Lewis

God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church.
He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.
- Billy Sunday

Christianity, to be effective in Japan,
must change.
- Shusaku Endo

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma,
but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the
groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity,
which so often have been in conflict.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in
how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest
themselves in the lives of practicing Christians.
- Lionel Blue

Christianity is a battle not a dream.
- Wendell Phillips

We must get back to a very strong Christianity...
Christianity shaped America and England,
and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.
- George Carey

Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity;
but,
for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it.
- William Penn

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for
the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
- Lord Byron

I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven,
heaven happened.
These things changed my life.
I owe them to my encounter with Christianity.
- Lionel Blue

When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present,
the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

Christianity has always seemed to fight a losing battle against race.
- Charles Hamilton Houston

So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator
pulls together more facts,
data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me.
- Kenneth L. Pike

To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy,
is indeed the glory of Christianity.
- Frederick William Robertson

No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is
a system of radical optimism.
- William Ralph Inge

I realized there was very little in Hollywood I would
ever feel comfortable doing.
If I kept one foot there and one foot in my Christianity,
I would never grow.
- Willie Aames

Jews do not have to be Christians.
Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism,
but too utopian, too hopeful, too unrealistic a turn.
- Michael Novak

Christianity is not a theory or speculation,
but a life; not a philosophy of life,
but a life and a living process.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I am utterly struck how, 300 years after his execution,
Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
- Peter Jennings

Democracy, as has been said of Christianity,
has never really been tried.
- Stuart Chase

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity;
that is because they are so mystical.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity.
You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.
- Alan Moore

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
- Frank Borman

Then there is the worst part of Christianity,
which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation...
But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization.
- Bruce Kent

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and
free than Christianity has made them good.
- H. L. Mencken

Christianity means a lot more than church membership.
- Billy Sunday

Christianity is the root of all democracy,
the highest fact in the rights of men.
- Novalis

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence,
to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
- William Hazlitt

All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism.
Christianity, of course, but why journalism?
- Frank Harris

I see with greater and greater clearness that consistent
Christianity is the easiest Christianity to defend.
- John Gresham Machen

Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other.
Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar,
and a great hater of the truth.
- Susanna Moodie

Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers;
decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity.
- Lionel Blue

Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.
- Matthew Hale

Christianity made us think there's one heaven.
- Patti Smith

At the centre of Christianity is community;
we are gathered by the Lord around the altar.
- Timothy Radcliffe

If there ever was a religious war full of terror,
it was the crusades.
But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this.
That's my message.
- Moustapha Akkad

But my doubt would not be overcome.
Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness
of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness.
For me it was sometimes both.
- Georg Brandes

I am a believer in the fundamental doctrines of Christianity.
- Joseph Lister

It seems true that the growth of science and secularism
made organized Christianity feel under threat.
- Mary Douglas

Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization.
- August Bebel

A Christianity that is in conflict with the Scriptures
isn't Christianity at all.
- Randall Terry

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers
have assaulted Christianity as being irrational,
superstitious and absurd.
- Josh McDowell

In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity
was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy
of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
- Havelock Ellis

We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist
civilization a new religion will emerge,
just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.
- Herbert Read

I think this lack of a center has something to do with
the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer.
- Bridget Riley

Christianity is in its nature revolutionary.
- Walter Rauschenbusch

I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things.
- Lionel Blue


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