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35 Best John Henry Newman Quotes From English Catholic Who Became Cardinal

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John Henry Newman was an English theologian and a poet who later became a Catholic priest and cardinal.

Cardinal John Henry Newman was a very important figure in England's religious history of the 19th century. He was Anglican and later converted his religion to become a Catholic priest.

John Henry Newman was famous for his philosophical advice and his quotes are still remembered today. John Henry Cardinal Newman had written books such as 'Apologia Pro Vita Sua' (1864), 'Tract 90' (1841) , 'Grammar of Assent' (1870), 'The Idea Of A University' (1873) and others. He spoke vastly on liberal education and the kind of education system that should prevail in universities. After becoming a priest, blessed John Henry Newman had made many quotes about religion, faith, and God. He helped people find the right way in life. Here are some quotes by John Henry Newman.

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Best John Henry Newman Quotes

John Henry Newman has some of the best words spoken to inspire people and guide them to a properly lived life. Here you will find one of the most famous quotes John Henry Newman.

1. "We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe."

- John Henry Newman.

2. "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."

- John Henry Newman.

3. "To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often."

- John Henry Newman.

4. "Growth is the only evidence of life."

- John Henry Newman.

5. "A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature."

- John Henry Newman.

6. "Good is never accomplished except at the cost of those who do it, truth never breaks through except through the sacrifice of those who spread it."

- John Henry Newman.

7. "Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance."

- John Henry Newman.

8. "Lead, Kindly Light, amidst th'encircling gloom. Lead Thou me on!"

- John Henry Newman.

9. "The night is dark, and I am far from home."

- John Henry Newman.

10. "To rest forever after earthly strife

In the calm light of everlasting life."

- John Henry Newman.

11. "The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men."

- John Henry Newman.

12. "If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable, we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar."

- John Henry Newman.

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13. "Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it."

- John Henry Newman.

14. "Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning."

- John Henry Newman.

15. "Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt, as I understand the subject; difficulty and doubt are incommensurate."

- John Henry Newman.

16. "Here below to live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often."

- John Henry Newman.

17." Calculation never made a hero."

- John Henry Newman.

18. "It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain."

- John Henry Newman.

19. "Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish."

- John Henry Newman.

20. "If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society."

- John Henry Newman.

21. "There is in stillness oft a magic power

To calm the breast when struggling passions lower."

- John Henry Newman.

22. "Touched by its influence, in the soul arise

Diviner feelings, kindred with the skies."

- John Henry Newman.

23. "A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise."

- John Henry Newman.

24. "Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for."

- John Henry Newman.

John Henry Newman Quotes On Religion

Quotes on religion by John Henry Newman are blessed.

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25. "To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant."

- John Henry Newman.

26. "Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance. There is something so very dreadful in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power."

- John Henry Newman.

27. "With Christians, a poetical view of things is a duty. We are bid to color all things with hues of faith, to see a divine meaning in every event."

- John Henry Newman.

28. "I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards."

- John Henry Newman.

29. "To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living."

- John Henry Newman.

30. "A given opinion, as held by several individuals, even when of the most congenial views, is as distinct as are their faces."

- John Henry Newman.

31. "It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing."

- John Henry Newman.

32. "From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know of no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery."

- John Henry Newman.

33. "I used to wish the Arabian Tales were true; my imagination ran on unknown influences, on magical powers, and talismans."

- John Henry Newman.

34. "I thought life might be a dream, or I an Angel, and all this world a deception, my fellow-angels by a playful device concealing themselves from me, and deceiving me from the semblance of a material world."

- John Henry Newman.

35. "I was brought up from a child to take great delight in reading the Bible; but I had formed no religious convictions till I was fifteen. Of course, I had perfect knowledge of my Catechism."

- John Henry Newman.

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