„The soul that desires God to surrender himself to it entirely must surrender itself entirely to him without keeping anything for itself.“

The Sayings of Light and Love

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„The soul which stops at creatures delays the course of the voyage by which it moves toward God; and by desiring to enjoy them, it proportionately deprives itself of the enjoyment of God.“

—  Pierre Nicole French Jansenists 1625 - 1695

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