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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

Famous Angelus Silesius Quotes

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.


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