Browse The Living Book

Browse by: St. John of the Cross

Viewing 1-2 of 2 results

To come to the pleasure you have not
You must go by a way in which you enjoy not.
To come to the knowledge you have not
You must go by a way in which you know not.
To come to the possession you have not
You must go by a way in which you possess not.
To come to be what you are not
You must go by a way in which you are not.
St. John Of The Cross (1542)

Date added: 04/21/2018

In deepest solitude
I found the narrow way;
a secret giving such release
that I was stunned and stammering
rising above all science.
St. John Of The Cross (1542)

Date added: 10/04/2013
Back to top

Quote of the Moment

"Go sweep out the chamber of your heart. Make it ready to be the dwelling place of the Beloved. When you depart out, He will enter it. In you, void of yourself, will He display His beauties. "

- Mahmud Shabistari

Latest Additions

"The mountain veiled in mist is not a hill; an oak tree in the rain is not a weeping willow. "

- Kahlil Gibran

"I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope. For hope would be hope for the wrong thing. "

- T. S. Eliot

"I was born when all I once feared, I could love. "

- Rabia Of Basra

Most Popular Quotes

"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. "

- American Indian

""Is there anything that I can do to make myself enlightened?" "As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning." "Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?" "To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise." "

- Anthony De Mello

"If you persist in trying to attain what is never attained (It is Tao's Gift!), If you persist in making effort to obtain what effort cannot get, If you persist in reasoning about what cannot be understood, You will be destroyed by the very thing you seek. To know when to stop, To know when you can get no further by your own action, This is the right beginning! "

- Thomas Merton

You need to be logged in to tag and view your favorite quotations. Click here to Log In.


Not a member? Click here to find out why you should join the OneJourney Project.

You need to be logged in to tag this quotation as one of your favorites. Click here to Log In.


Not a member? Click here to find out why you should join the OneJourney Project.

This item has been added to your Favorites.

You can click here or the MY FAVORITES link in the left column to see all your favorites. To remove an item from your favorites list, just click the heart icon again