What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action
The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
God is at home; it is we who have gone for a walk.
[...] Cause in eternity there's no yesterday or tomorrow, but only Now.
No-one knows what the soul is.. But what we do know is, the soul is where God works compassion.
Whoever possesses God in their being, has him in a divine manner, and he shines out to them in all things; for them all things taste of God and in all things it is God's image that they see.
God is in all things, but so far as God is Divine and so far as he is rational, God is nowhere so properly as in the soul - in the innermost of the soul
One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God
All that God asks you most pressingly is to go out of yourself - and let God be God in you'? One could think that, in separating himself from creatures, the mystic leaves his brothers, humanity, behind. The same Eckhart affirms that, on the contrary
God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being and let God be God in you.
Gods gifts are meted out according to the taker, not according to the giver.
And so, too, I speak of love: he who is held by it is held by the strongest of bonds, and yet the stress is pleasant. Moreover, he can sweetly bear all that happens to him. When one has found this bond, he looks for no other.
The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is 'thank you', it will be enough.