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Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Humanity, take a good look at yourself. Inside, you’ve got heaven and earth, and all of creation. You’re a world – everything is hidden in you.”

Humanity, take a good look at yourself. Inside, you’ve got heaven and earth, and all of creation. You’re a world – everything is hidden in you.

— Hildegard of Bingen



Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.”

We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “The mystery of God hugs you in its all-encompassing arms.”

The mystery of God hugs you in its all-encompassing arms.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “You are encircled by the arms of the mystery of God.”

You are encircled by the arms of the mystery of God.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Even in a world that’s being shipwrecked, remain brave and strong.”

Even in a world that’s being shipwrecked, remain brave and strong.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “There is the music of Heaven in all things.”

There is the music of Heaven in all things.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Every creature is a glittering, glistening mirror of Divinity.”

Every creature is a glittering, glistening mirror of Divinity.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap.”

Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “I am the fiery life of the essence of God; I am the flame above the beauty in the fields; I shine in the waters; I burn in the sun, the moon, and the stars. And with the airy wind, I quicken all things vitally by an unseen, all-sustaining life.”

I am the fiery life of the essence of God; I am the flame above the beauty in the fields; I shine in the waters; I burn in the sun, the moon, and the stars. And with the airy wind, I quicken all things vitally by an unseen, all-sustaining life.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “A human being is a vessel that God has built for himself and filled with his inspiration so that his works are perfected in it.”

A human being is a vessel that God has built for himself and filled with his inspiration so that his works are perfected in it.

— Hildegard of Bingen



Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured. It must not be destroyed!”

The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured. It must not be destroyed!

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “All of creation is a song of praise to God.”

All of creation is a song of praise to God.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Glance at the sun. See the moon and stars. Gaze at the beauty of the green earth. Now think.”

Glance at the sun. See the moon and stars. Gaze at the beauty of the green earth. Now think.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “When the words come, they are merely empty shells without the music. They live as they are sung, for the words are the body and the music the spirit.”

When the words come, they are merely empty shells without the music. They live as they are sung, for the words are the body and the music the spirit.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “I, God, am in your midst. Whoever knows me can never fall. Not in the heights, nor in the depths, nor in the breadths. For I am love, which the vast expanses of evil can never still.”

I, God, am in your midst. Whoever knows me can never fall. Not in the heights, nor in the depths, nor in the breadths. For I am love, which the vast expanses of evil can never still.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “These visions which I saw were not in sleep nor in dreams, nor in my imagination nor by bodily eyes or outward ears nor in a hidden place; but in watching, aware with the pure eyes of the mind and inner ear of the heart.”

These visions which I saw were not in sleep nor in dreams, nor in my imagination nor by bodily eyes or outward ears nor in a hidden place; but in watching, aware with the pure eyes of the mind and inner ear of the heart.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Holy persons draw to themselves all that is earthly.”

Holy persons draw to themselves all that is earthly.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “God has arranged everything in the universe in consideration of everything else.”

God has arranged everything in the universe in consideration of everything else.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Sometimes when we hear a song we breathe deeply and sigh. This reminds the prophet that the soul arises from heavenly harmony. In thinking about this, he was aware that the soul itself has something in itself of this music...”

Sometimes when we hear a song we breathe deeply and sigh. This reminds the prophet that the soul arises from heavenly harmony. In thinking about this, he was aware that the soul itself has something in itself of this music...

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Love abounds in all things, excels from the depths to beyond the stars, is lovingly disposed to all things. She has given the king on high the kiss of peace.”

Love abounds in all things, excels from the depths to beyond the stars, is lovingly disposed to all things. She has given the king on high the kiss of peace.

— Hildegard of Bingen



Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Every element has a sound, an original sound from the order of God; all those sounds unite like the harmony from harps and zithers.”

Every element has a sound, an original sound from the order of God; all those sounds unite like the harmony from harps and zithers.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “The earth should not be injured. The earth should not be destroyed. As often as the elements, the elements of the world are violated by ill treatment, so God will cleanse them thru the sufferings, thru the hardships of mankind.”

The earth should not be injured. The earth should not be destroyed. As often as the elements, the elements of the world are violated by ill treatment, so God will cleanse them thru the sufferings, thru the hardships of mankind.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Like billowing clouds, Like the incessant gurgle of the brook The longing of the spirit can never be stilled.”

Like billowing clouds, Like the incessant gurgle of the brook The longing of the spirit can never be stilled.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “The soul is a breath of living spirit, that with excellent sensitivity, permeates the entire body to give it life. Just so, the breath of the air makes the earth fruitful. Thus the air is the soul of the earth, moistening it, greening it.”

The soul is a breath of living spirit, that with excellent sensitivity, permeates the entire body to give it life. Just so, the breath of the air makes the earth fruitful. Thus the air is the soul of the earth, moistening it, greening it.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Just as a mirror, which reflects all things, is set in its own container, so too the rational soul is placed in the fragile container of the body. In this way, the body is governed in its earthly life by the soul, and the soul contemplates heavenly things through faith.”

Just as a mirror, which reflects all things, is set in its own container, so too the rational soul is placed in the fragile container of the body. In this way, the body is governed in its earthly life by the soul, and the soul contemplates heavenly things through faith.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “It is easier to gaze into the sun, than into the face of the mystery of God. Such is its beauty and its radiance.”

It is easier to gaze into the sun, than into the face of the mystery of God. Such is its beauty and its radiance.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Rivers of living water are to be poured out over the whole world, to ensure that people, like fishes caught in a net, can be restored to wholeness.”

Rivers of living water are to be poured out over the whole world, to ensure that people, like fishes caught in a net, can be restored to wholeness.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “The marvels of God are not brought forth from one’s self. Rather, it is more like a chord, a sound that is played. The tone does not come out of the chord itself, but rather, through the touch of the musician. I am, of course, the lyre and harp of God’s kindness.”

The marvels of God are not brought forth from one’s self. Rather, it is more like a chord, a sound that is played. The tone does not come out of the chord itself, but rather, through the touch of the musician. I am, of course, the lyre and harp of God’s kindness.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “I, the fiery life of divine wisdom, I ignite the beauty of the plains, I sparkle the water, I burn in the sun, and the moon, and the stars.”

I, the fiery life of divine wisdom, I ignite the beauty of the plains, I sparkle the water, I burn in the sun, and the moon, and the stars.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “We shall awaken from our dullness and rise vigorously toward justice. If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion.”

We shall awaken from our dullness and rise vigorously toward justice. If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Because a woman brought death a bright Maiden overcame it, and so the highest blessing in all of creation lies in the form of a woman, since God has become man in a sweet and blessed Virgin.”

Because a woman brought death a bright Maiden overcame it, and so the highest blessing in all of creation lies in the form of a woman, since God has become man in a sweet and blessed Virgin.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Everything that is in the heavens, on earth, and under the earth is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.”

Everything that is in the heavens, on earth, and under the earth is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “The Word is living, being, spirit, all verdant greening, all creativity. This Word manifests itself in every creature.”

The Word is living, being, spirit, all verdant greening, all creativity. This Word manifests itself in every creature.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “When one’s thoughts are neither frivolous nor flippant, when one’s thoughts are neither stiff-necked nor stupid, but rather, are harmonious – they habitually render physical calm and deep insight.”

When one’s thoughts are neither frivolous nor flippant, when one’s thoughts are neither stiff-necked nor stupid, but rather, are harmonious – they habitually render physical calm and deep insight.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “O, You who are ever giving life to all life, moving all creatures, root of all things, washing them clean, wiping out their mistakes, healing their wounds, You are our true life, luminous, wonderful, awakening the heart from its ancient sleep.”

O, You who are ever giving life to all life, moving all creatures, root of all things, washing them clean, wiping out their mistakes, healing their wounds, You are our true life, luminous, wonderful, awakening the heart from its ancient sleep.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Divinity is in its omniscience and omnipotence like a wheel, a circle, a whole, that can neither be understood, nor divided, nor begun nor ended.”

Divinity is in its omniscience and omnipotence like a wheel, a circle, a whole, that can neither be understood, nor divided, nor begun nor ended.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, emerging from God like the rays of the sun.”

All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, emerging from God like the rays of the sun.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “The soul is kissed by God in its innermost regions. With interior yearning, grace and blessing are bestowed. It is a yearning to take on God’s gentle yoke, It is a yearning to give one’s self to God’s Way.”

The soul is kissed by God in its innermost regions. With interior yearning, grace and blessing are bestowed. It is a yearning to take on God’s gentle yoke, It is a yearning to give one’s self to God’s Way.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “The soul is kissed by God in its innermost regions.”

The soul is kissed by God in its innermost regions.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “With nature’s help, humankind can set into creation all that is necessary and life sustaining.”

With nature’s help, humankind can set into creation all that is necessary and life sustaining.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Our souls should be like a transparent crystal through which God can be perceived.”

Our souls should be like a transparent crystal through which God can be perceived.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “I welcome all creatures of the world with grace.”

I welcome all creatures of the world with grace.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “You are the mountain and the valley.”

You are the mountain and the valley.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Just as a circle embraces all that is within it, so does the God-head embrace all. No one has the power to divide this circle, to surpass it, or to limit it.”

Just as a circle embraces all that is within it, so does the God-head embrace all. No one has the power to divide this circle, to surpass it, or to limit it.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “A person who lacks the verdancy of justice is dry, totally without tender goodness, totally without illuminating virtue.”

A person who lacks the verdancy of justice is dry, totally without tender goodness, totally without illuminating virtue.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Those voices you hear are like the voice of a multitude, which lifts its sound on high; for jubilant praises, offered in simple harmony and charity, lead the faithful to that consonance in which is no discord, and make those who still live on earth sign with heart and voice for the heavenly reward.”

Those voices you hear are like the voice of a multitude, which lifts its sound on high; for jubilant praises, offered in simple harmony and charity, lead the faithful to that consonance in which is no discord, and make those who still live on earth sign with heart and voice for the heavenly reward.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “If one intends to make beer from oats, it is prepared with hops.”

If one intends to make beer from oats, it is prepared with hops.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Angels, living light most glorious! Beneath the Godhead in burning desire in the darkness and mystery of creation you look on the eye of your God never taking your fill: What glorious pleasures take shape within you!”

Angels, living light most glorious! Beneath the Godhead in burning desire in the darkness and mystery of creation you look on the eye of your God never taking your fill: What glorious pleasures take shape within you!

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “Humanity finds itself in the midst of the world. In the midst of all other creatures humanity is the most significant and yet the most dependent upon the others.”

Humanity finds itself in the midst of the world. In the midst of all other creatures humanity is the most significant and yet the most dependent upon the others.

— Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard of Bingen Quote: “What I do not see I do not know. I see, hear and know simultaneously and learn what I know as if in a moment.”

What I do not see I do not know. I see, hear and know simultaneously and learn what I know as if in a moment.

— Hildegard of Bingen

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