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Johannes Tauler Quotes and Sayings

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As a good wine must be kept in a good cask,
so a wholesome body is the proper foundation for a
well-appointed inner ground.
- Johannes Tauler

In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart.
No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God.
Ask yourself.
Then listen!
- Johannes Tauler

Man must do his part and detach himself from created things.
- Johannes Tauler

God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.
- Johannes Tauler

 

Every one should find some suitable time,
day or night, to sink into his depths,
each according to his own fashion.
Not every one is able to engage in contemplative prayer.
- Johannes Tauler

You don't have to leave the world to be holy and grow closer to the Holy One.
- Johannes Tauler

If you fall seventy times a day, rise seventy times
and return to God so that you will not fall too often.
- Johannes Tauler

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A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding,
is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.
- Johannes Tauler

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility,
knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence,
how to live by dying.
- Johannes Tauler

Never believe that true prayer consists in mere babbling,
reciting so many psalms and vigils, saying your beads
while you allow your thoughts to roam.
- Johannes Tauler

Rid yourself of anything that is not directed toward God.
- Johannes Tauler

In the kingdom of heaven it is His work that will be crowned,
not yours.
Anything in you that He has not wrought Himself will count for nothing.
- Johannes Tauler

Like blind hens, we are ignorant of our own self and the depths within us.
- Johannes Tauler

If we really want to achieve true prayer,
we must turn our backs upon everything temporal,
everything external, everything that is not divine.
- Johannes Tauler

Let God and all his creation teach you what your sins are.
- Johannes Tauler

The gracious, eternal God permits the spirit to green
and bloom and to bring forth the most marvelous fruit,
surpassing anything a tongue can express and a heart conceive.
- Johannes Tauler

To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God,
you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself.
- Johannes Tauler

Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the
hidden ground of your soul.
- Johannes Tauler

Judge yourself; if you do that you will not be judged by God,
as St.
Paul says.
But it must be a real sense of your own sinfulness,
not an artificial humility.
- Johannes Tauler

What matters most is a good and ready will to obey God.
- Johannes Tauler

God touches and moves, warns and desires all equally,
and He wants one quite as much as another.
The inequality lies in the way in which His touch,
His warnings, and His gifts are received.
- Johannes Tauler

Spiritually good people, pure in heart,
who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time,
can receive spiritually...
even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health,
with immeasurable grace and profit.
- Johannes Tauler

In the most intimate, hidden and innermost ground of the soul,
God is always essentially, actively,
and substantially present.
Here the soul possesses everything by grace which God possesses by nature.
- Johannes Tauler

Often when He comes, He finds the soul occupied.
Other guests are there, and He has to turn away.
He cannot gain entry, for we love and desire other things;
therefore,
His gifts, which He is offering to everyone unceasingly,
must remain outside.
- Johannes Tauler

You have within you many strong and cruel enemies to overcome.
You must know that there are still a thousand ties which you must break.
No one can tell you what they are; only you can tell
by looking at yourself and into your heart.
- Johannes Tauler

Commemoration of Katherine of Alexandria,
Martyr, 4th century If ye keep watch over your hearts,
and listen for the Voice of God and learn of Him,
in one short hour ye can learn more from Him than ye
could learn from Man in a thousand years.
- Johannes Tauler

Such sins, even if they do not kill all grace in us,
do harm, nevertheless; and though they are only venial in themselves,
they make us apt, ready, and inclined to lose grace
and to fall into mortal sin.
- Johannes Tauler

Your meditations may be as profound,
as exalted,
as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage,
but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament.
What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!
- Johannes Tauler

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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