"The world passes. It is but a pageant and a scene. The lofty palace crumbles. The busy city is mute. The ships of Tharsis have sped away. On heart and flesh, death is coming. The veil is breaking. Departing soul, how have you used your talents, your opportunities, the light poured 'round you, the warnings given you, the grace inspired in you?"
-- Discourses to Mixed Congregations, Discourse 6
"If virtue be a mastery over the mind, if its end be action, if its perfection be inward order, harmony, and peace, we must seek it in graver and holier places than in Libraries and Reading-rooms."
-- The Tamworth Reading Room
"In morals, as in physics, the stream cannot rise higher than its source. Christianity raises men from earth, for it comes from heaven; but human morality creeps, struts, or frets upon the earth's level, without wings to rise."
-- The Tamworth Reading Room
"That the increase and expansion of the Christian Creed and Ritual, and the variations which have attended the process in the case of individual writers and Churches, are the necessary attendants on any philosophy or polity which takes possession of the intellect and heart, and has had any wide or extended dominion; that, from the nature of the human mind, time is necessary for the full comprehension and perfection of great ideas; and that the highest and most wonderful truths, though communicated to the world once for all by inspired teachers, could not be comprehended all at once by the recipients, but, as being received and transmitted by minds not inspired and through media which were human, have required only the longer time and deeper thought for their full elucidation. This may be called the Theory of Development of Doctrine."
-- An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine
"My stronghold was Antiquity; now here, in the middle of the fifth century, I found, as it seemed to me, Christendom of the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries reflected. I saw my face in that mirror, and I was a Monophysite. The Church of the Via Media was in the position of the Oriental communion, Rome was, where she now is; and the Protestants were the Eutychians. Of all the passages of history, since history has been, who would have thought of going to the sayings and doings of old Eutyches, that delirus senex, as (I think) Petavius calls him, and to the enormities of the unprinicipled Dioscorus, in order to be converted to Rome!"
-- Apologia Pro Vita Sua
An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine by John Henry Newman
An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent by John Henry Newman
Apologia Pro Vita Sua by John Henry Newman
The Idea of a University (fragments) by John Henry Newman
Letters and Correspondence of Newman to 1845, edited by Anne Mozley
The Sermons of John Henry Cardinal Newman: Provided by Newman Reader
John Henry Newman (1801-1890): from the Dictionary of Modern Western Theology