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Best Angelus Silesius Quotes

God is a pure no-thing, concealed in now and here; the less you reach for him, the more he will appear. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Paradise is at your own center; unless you find it there, there is no way to enter. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Love is difficult, because loving is not enough: We must, like God, ourselves be Love. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Springtime is at hand. When will you ever bloom, if not here and now? ~ Angelus Silesius.

It isn’t bread that feeds you; it is life and the spirit that feed you through bread. ~ Angelus Silesius.

The rose does not have a why; it blossoms without reason, forgetful of self and oblivious to our vision. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Top Angelus Silesius Quotes

The one awakened liberated sees all things as one unseparated. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Don’t think that some tomorrow you’ll see God’s Light. You see it now or err in darkest night. ~ Angelus Silesius.

God does not care what good you did, but why you did it. He does not grade the fruit but probes the core and tests the root. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Three days: Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday, I know, Yet if the past were cancelled within the here and now And then the future hidden, I could regain that Day Which I, before I was, had lived in God ’s own way. ~ Angelus Silesius.

What is outside yourself does not convey much worth; Clothes do not make the man, the saddle not the horse. ~ Angelus Silesius.

We keep so busy talking we are so keen to act that we forget that in the heart lies all we need untapped, intact. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Nothing can throw thee into the infernal abyss so much as this detested word – heed well! – this mine and thine. ~ Angelus Silesius.

God, whose love and joy are present everywhere, can’t come to visit you unless you aren’t there. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Popular Angelus Silesius Quotes

Christ could be born a thousand times in Bethlehem – but all in vain until He is born in me. Angelus Silesius.

The name of Jesus is as ointment poured forth; It nourishes, and illumines, and stills the anguish of the soul. ~ Angelus Silesius.

If in your heart you make a manger for his birth then God will once again become a child on earth. ~ Angelus Silesius.

If Christ were born in Bethlehem a thousand times and not in thee thyself; then art thou lost eternally. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Christ could be born a thousand times in Galilee – but all in vain until He is born in me. ~ Angelus Silesius.

I am like God and God like me. I am as large as God. He is as small as I. He cannot above me nor I beneath him be. ~ Angelus Silesius.

The Rose is without ‘why’ – she blooms because she blooms. ~ Angelus Silesius.

By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Do not seek God in outer space – Your heart is the only place in which to meet Him face to face. ~ Angelus Silesius.

The Rose which here on earth is now perceived by me, has blossomed thus in god from all eternity. ~ Angelus Silesius.

A rose is but a rose, it blooms because it blooms; it thinks not of itself, nor asks if it is seen. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Famous Angelus Silesius Quotes

The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. ~ Angelus Silesius.

O Man, as long as you exist, know, have, and cherish, You have not been delivered, believe me, of your burden. ~ Angelus Silesius.

God, being a great abyss, to men his depth reveals Who climb the highest peak of the eternal hills. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Saints do not die. It is their lot, To die while on this earth to all that God is not. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Thou laughest that a child cries o’er its broken doll;— The things o’er which thou mournest—are they not playthings all?“ ~ Angelus Silesius.

All heaven’s glory is within and so is hell’s fierce burning. You must yourself decide in which direction you are turning. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Unless you find paradise at your own center, there is not the smallest chance That you may enter. ~ Angelus Silesius.

Never in endless time will ring a sound as sweetly As when a human heart in God is tuned completely. ~ Angelus Silesius.


About Angelus Silesius

Angelus Silesius also known as Johann Angelus Silesius was a German Catholic priest and physician who was also a mystic and religious poet.

He wrote 55 anti-Protestant tracts and pamphlets, some of which were collected in two folio volumes named Ecclesiologia (i.e., Ecclesiology).

He is best known for his religious poetry, particularly two works published in 1657: Heilige Seelenlust (literally, “The Soul’s Holy Desires”), a collection of over 200 religious hymn texts used by Catholics and Protestants, and Cherubinischer Wandersmann (“The Cherubinic Pilgrim”), a collection of 1,676 short poems, mostly Alexandrine couplets.


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