Eliphas Levi Quotes (3 quotes)
“Father, forgive them,' said Jesus, 'for they know not what they do' -- People of good sense whoever you may be, I will add, do not listen to them, for they know not what they say.”
Book Two: The Royal Mystery or the Art of Subduing the Powers, Chapter XII: The Terrible Secret - The Great Secret: or Occultism Unveiled
Book XXIX, Chapter 16 - De l'Esprit des Lois (1748) [The Spirit of the Laws]
“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.”
The Letters of Victor Hugo: From Exile, and After the Fall of the Empire, Volume 2 (1898)
“I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.”
As quoted in: "Beowulf to Beatles & Beyond: The Varieties of Poetry" (Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Division, 1981) by David R. Pichaske, p. 131
(Leslie T. Lyall. A Passion for the Impossible: The Continuing Story of the Mission Hudson Taylor Began. London: OMF Books, 1965, 37.)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEliphas Levi
Born: February 8, 1810
Died: May 31, 1875 (aged 65)
Bio: Eliphas Levi, born Alphonse Louis Constant, was a French occult author and ceremonial magician.