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Quotes by Henri Nouwen - (8 quotes)

Henri Nouwen - From the Choices category:

Every time there are losses there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper. (Henri Nouwen)

Henri Nouwen - From the Fame category:

Some of the greatest works of art and the most important works of peace were created by people who had no need for the limelight. They knew that what they were doing was their call, and they did it with great patience, perseverance, and love. (Henri Nouwen)

Henri Nouwen - From the Freedom category:

For as long as you can remember, you have been a pleaser, depending on others to give you an identity. You need not look at that only in a negative way. You wanted to give your heart to others, and you did so quickly and easily. But now you are being asked to let go of all these self-made props and trust that God is enough for you. You must stop being a pleaser and reclaim your identity as a free self. (Henri Nouwen)

Henri Nouwen - From the Friendship category:

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. (Henri Nouwen)

Henri Nouwen - From the Greatness category:

Real greatness is often hidden, humble, simple, and unobtrusive. It is not easy to trust ourselves and our actions without public affirmation. We must have strong self-confidence combined with deep humility. (Henri Nouwen)

Henri Nouwen - From the Hope category:

When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope. (Henri Nouwen)

Henri Nouwen - From the Silence category:

Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure. (Henri Nouwen)

Henri Nouwen - From the Solitude category:

Solitude is the furnace of transformation. (Henri Nouwen)