Emanuel Swedenborg Quotes

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Emanuel Swedenborg Quotes

Goodness shapes our will, and truth shapes our understanding.
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This I can declare: things that are in heaven are more real than things that are in the world.

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Everything good or true that the angels inspire in us is God's, so God is constantly talking to us. He talks very differently, though, to one person than to another.

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Peace has in it trust in the Lord, that He governs all things, provides all things, and leads to a good end.

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That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.

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That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race.

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Destruction was effected after visitation, for visitation always precedes.

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He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.

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The quality of the Lord's church on earth, cannot be seen by any man, so long as he lives in the world, still less how the church in process of time has turned aside from good to evil.

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The angels taken collectively are called heaven, for they constitute heaven; and yet that which makes heaven in general and in particular is the Divine that goes forth from the Lord and flows into the angels and is received by them.

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Without such a Life, the Word as to the letter is dead.

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Our love is our life itself. What our love is like determines how we live and therefore everything about what we are as human beings.

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Worship does not consist in prayers and in external devotion, but in a life of kindness.

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Man knows that there is love, but he does not know what love is.

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All religion relates to life, and the life of religion is to do good

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Love is the life of humanity.

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Angels never attack, as infernal spirits do. Angels only ward off and defend.

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It is no proof of a man's understanding to be able to affirm whatever he pleases; but to be able to discern that what is true is true, and that what is false is false, this is the mark and character of intelligence.

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No one's character is completely like another'sthis infinite variety is like a mirror in which we can see the infinity of God the Creator.

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Sacred scripture is like a mirror in which we see God, although each in a different way.

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What a man thinks in his spirit in the world, that he does after his departure from the world when he becomes a spirit.

— Emanuel Swedenborg

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