Best Quotes by John Henry Newman (Top 10)

  1. I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: "Go down again - I dwell among the people.
  2. To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
  3. A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
  4. We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
  5. God knows what is my greatest happiness, but I do not. There is no rule about what is happy and good; what suits one would not suit another. And the ways by which perfection is reached vary very much; the medicines necessary for our souls are very different from each other. Thus God leads us by strange ways; we know He wills our happiness, but we neither know what our happiness is, nor the way. We are blind; left to ourselves we should take the wrong way; we must leave it to Him.
  6. If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
  7. Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
  8. Growth is the only evidence of life.
  9. A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
  10. Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

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