Thomas Traherne - Quotes

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You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars. ---->>>

Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love. ---->>>

You never know yourself till you know more than your body. ---->>>

Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels. ---->>>

To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious. ---->>>

Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them. ---->>>

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery. ---->>>

This moment exhibits infinite space, but there is a space also wherein all moments are infinitely exhibited, and the everlasting duration of infinite space is another region and room of joys. ---->>>

Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others love to us. ---->>>

This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in, and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre of God's righteous Kingdom. ---->>>

To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness. ---->>>

An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: Hereford, England
Die: October 10, 1674
Occupation: Clergyman

Thomas Traherne (; 1636 or 1637 – ca. 27 September 1674) was an English poet, clergyman, theologian, and religious writer. Little information is known about his life. The intense, scholarly spirituality in his writings has led to his being commemorated by some parts of the Anglican Communion on 10 October (the anniversary of his burial in 1674) or on September 27 (wikipedia)