Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Bede Jarrett

English Dominican Preacher

"Religion is not an opiate, for religion does not help people to forget, but to remember. It does not dull people. IT does not say, Take, but Give."

"Religion is not an opiate, for religion does not help people to forget, but to remember. It does not dull people. It does not say take, but give."

"Its effects on the soul is to be measured neither by the guilt nor by the temporal punishment inexorably fixed, but by that deep sense of loneliness it brings with it."

"A mystic is not one who sees God in nature, but one for whom God and nature fit into one plane."

"Not holiness alone, but the beauty of holiness, is required to bind our hearts, our whole souls to God."

"The truth may be one, final, determined, but my apprehension of it can never be anything of the kind; it is changing continuously."