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                                                        Most quotes extracted from the author's award-winning 

                                 GOD SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE GREATEST MINDS  (Click on title for more information)

 

 

DANTE ALIGHIERI

I believe in one God sole and eternal, who

Moves the whole universe

With love and with desire;

 

And for such belief I have proofs

Physical and metaphysical, and

Also the truth that rains

 

From Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.

(Dante, Paradiso, Canto XXIV, 125-132)

 

 The glory of Him who moves all

Penetrates the universe, and is resplendent

in one part more and less in another.

(Ibid, Canto I, 1-3)

 

“We should know, in this regard, that God and nature create nothing in vain, and that whatever is createdserves some purpose.”

(Dante, On World Government, I, iii)

 

“God who is the absolute world government.”

(Ibid, I, vii)

 

‘Mankind resembles God most when it is most unified, for the true ground of unity exists in Him alone.”

(Ibid, I, viii)

 

“Mankind is best when it follows the footsteps of Heaven as far as its nature permits.”

(Ibid, I, ix)

“The whole heaven is governed in all its parts , motions, and movers by a single motion, the Primum Mobile,and by a single mover, God.”

(Ibid, I, ix)

“Whatever in human society God really wills must be regarded as truly and genuinely right.”

(Ibid, II, ii)

“Since God achieves the highest perfection, and since his instruments, the heavens, are without fault, only one alternative is left: any fault in things here below must be due to a fault in God’s raw material, and must be external to the plans of the God of creation and of Heaven.”

 

 

© Michael Caputo, 2004