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Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon Quotes

O my God, how true it is that we may have of Thy gifts and yet may be full of ourselves!
— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon —

Oh, my God, if the value of prayer were but known, the great advantage which accrues to the soul from conversing with Thee, and what consequence it is of to salvation, everyone would be assiduous in it. It is a stronghold into which the enemy cannot enter. He may attack it, besiege it, make a noise about its walls; but while we are faithful and hold our station, he cannot hurt us.

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

In your occupations, try to possess your soul in peace. It is not a good plan to be in haste to perform any action that it may be the sooner over. On the contrary, you should accustom yourself to do whatever you have to do with tranquillity, in order that you may retain the possession of yourself and of settled peace.

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

To have time for it, I left off prayer which was to me the first inlet of evils.

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

There are two means by which we may be led into the higher forms of prayer. One is Meditation, the other is Meditative Reading.

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

It is only by a total death to self we can be lost in God.

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

The soul seeks God by faith, not by the reasonings of the mind and labored efforts, but by the drawings of love; to which inclinations God responds, and instructs the soul, which co-operates actively. God then puts the soul in a passive state where He accomplishes all, causing great progress, first by way of enjoyment, then by privation, and finally by pure love.

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

Ah, if you knew what peace there is in an accepted sorrow!

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

As one sees a river pass into the ocean, lose itself in it, its water for a time distinguished from that of the sea, till it gradually becomes transformed into the same sea, and possesses all its qualities; so was my soul lost in God, who communicated to it His qualities, having drawn it out of all that it had of its own. Its life is an inconceivable innocence, not known or comprehended of those who are still shut up in themselves or only live for themselves.

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

Let no one ask a stronger mark of an excellent love to God, than that we are insensible to our own reputation.

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

The very discovery of these hidden things is in itself a purifying experience! The soul needs to discover what is inside. The self nature needs to see what it really is, and what it is like-right to the very bottom.

— Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

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