He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor.

— Venerable Bede

The most useful Venerable Bede quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will.


I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.


Christ is the Morning Star, who, when the night of this world is past, gives to his saints the promise of the light of life, and opens everlasting day.


All the ways of this world are as fickle and unstable as a sudden storm at sea.


I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.


And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.


I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose, I copy all myself.


I think the Mother is gradually revealing itself to me and taking over.

But it is not the Mother alone. It is the Mother and the Father, the male and the female, sort of gradually having their marriage.


The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother.

It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me.


This life of man appears for a short space, but of what went before, or what is to follow, we are utterly ignorant.


While the Coliseum stands, Rome shall stand;

when the Coliseum falls, Rome shall fall; when Rome falls, the world shall fall.


No man taketh away sins (which the law, though holy, just and good, could not take away), but He in whom there is no sin.


About Venerable Bede

Quotes 15 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16

We abide in God insofar as we do not sin.


If history records good things about good people, the thoughtful hearer is encouraged to imitate what is good; or if it records the evil of wicked people, the godly listener or reader is encouraged to avoid all that is sinful and bad, and to do what he knows to be good and pleasing to God.