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#1. Just as at sea those who are carried away from the direction of the harbor bring themselves back on course by a clear sign, on seeing a tall beacon light or some mountain peak coming into view, so Scripture may guide those adrift on the sea of the life back into the harbor of the divine will. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#2. For virtue is a light and buoyant thing, and all who live in her way fly like clouds as Isaiah says, and as doves with their young ones; but sin is a heavy affair, as another of the prophets says, sitting upon a talent of lead. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#3. As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light, so no trivialities can capture the attention of anyone who has his eyes on Christ. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#4. For when one considers the universe, can anyone be so simple-minded as not to believe that the Divine is present in everything, pervading, embracing and penetrating it? - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#5. Truly barren is a secular education. It is always in labor, but never gives birth. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#6. But if one wishes to be absolute master of all, to obtain the entire inheritance, and to exclude his brothers from even a third or fifth part, he is not a brother, but a harsh tyrant, a rude savage, nay, more, an insatiable beast that would devour the whole sweet banquet with his own gaping mouth. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#7. It is impossible for one to live without tears who considers things exactly as they are. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#8. Peace is defined as harmony among those who are divided. When, therefore, we end the civil war within our nature and cultivate peace within ourselves, we become at peace. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#9. [Jews are] murderers of the Lord, assassins of the prophets, rebels against God, God haters, ... advocates of the devil, race of vipers, slanderers, calumniators, dark-minded people, leaven of the Pharisees, sanhedrin of demons, sinners, wicked men, stoners, and haters of righteousness. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#10. Today the darkness begins to grow shorter and the light to lengthen, as the hours of night become fewer ... Realize that the true light is now here and, through the rays of the gospel, is illumining the whole earth. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#11. Concepts create idols of God, of whom only wonder can tell us anything. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#12. Where Solomon says that 'Wisdom has built herself a house' (Prov. 9:1), he refers darkly in these words to the preparation of the flesh of the Lord: for the true Wisdom did not dwell in another's building, but built for Itself that dwelling-place from the body of the Virgin. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#13. The silent painting speaks on the walls and does much good. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#14. We are not entitled to such licence, I mean that of affirming what we please; we make the Holy Scriptures the rule and the measure of every tenet; we necessarily fix our eyes upon that, and approve that alone which may be made to harmonize with the intention of those writings - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#15. SOCIAL ANIMAL ALWAYS COME ACROSS SEVERAL COMPLICATIONS - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#16. God's name is not known; it is wondered at. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#17. Anger is a perversion of courage, as lust is a perversion of love. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#18. And the creation, in the world and above the world, that once was at variance with itself, is knit together in friendship: and we ... are made to join in the angels' song, offering the worship of their praise. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#19. That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#20. Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#21. He who gives you the day will also give you the things necessary for the day. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#22. Concepts create idols; only wonder comprehends anything. People kill one another over idols. Wonder makes us fall to our knees. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#23. Since with all my soul I behold the face of my beloved, therefore all the beauty of his form is seen in me. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#24. If we truly think of Christ as our source of holiness, we shall refrain from anything wicked or impure in thought or act and thus show ourselves to be worthy bearers of his name. For the quality of holiness is shown not by what we say but by what we do in life. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#25. Concepts create idols; only wonder understands anything. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#26. May we never risk the life of our souls by being resentful or by bearing grudges. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#27. Mine is to chew on the appropriate texts and make them delectable. - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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#28. It is impossible that one who has turned to the world and feels its anxieties, and engages his heart in the wish to please men, can fulfill that first and great commandment of the Master, 'You shall love God with all your heart and with all your strength' (Mt. 22:37). - Author: Gregory Of Nyssa
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