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Johannes Tauler Quotes

God is infinite and without end, but the souls desire is an abyss which cannot be filled except by a Good which is infinite; and the more ardently the soul longeth after God, the more she wills to long after him; for God is a Good without drawback, and a well of living water without bottom, and the soul is made in the image of God, and therefore it is created to know and love God.
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In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart. No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God. Ask yourself. Then listen!

— Johannes Tauler

God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.

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In the most intimate, hidden and innermost ground of the soul, God is always essentially, actively, and substantially present. Here the soul possesses everything by grace which God possesses by nature.

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You don't have to leave the world to be holy and grow closer to the Holy One.

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Such sins, even if they do not kill all grace in us, do harm, nevertheless; and though they are only venial in themselves, they make us apt, ready, and inclined to lose grace and to fall into mortal sin.

— Johannes Tauler

Like blind hens, we are ignorant of our own self and the depths within us.

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Man must do his part and detach himself from created things.

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What matters most is a good and ready will to obey God.

— Johannes Tauler

Rid yourself of anything that is not directed toward God.

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To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God, you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself.

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In the kingdom of heaven it is His work that will be crowned, not yours. Anything in you that He has not wrought Himself will count for nothing.

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He who desires to become a spiritual man must not be ever taking note of others, and above all of their sins, lest he fall into wrath and bitterness, and a judging spirit towards his neighbors.

— Johannes Tauler

God does not lead all His servants by one road, nor in one way, nor at one time; for God is in all things; and that man is not serving God aright, who can only serve Him in his own self-chosen way.

— Johannes Tauler

I never mingled with men, but I came home less of a man than I went out.

— Johannes Tauler

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