Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Jean Daniélou

Theologian, Historian, Cardinal and member of the Académie Française

"Giving oneself to God, even in the contemplative life, is no way to get peace of mind, but rather to get into the thick of the fighting."

"If we want the perfect host to take us into his eternal home when we come to knock at his door, he has told us himself what we have to do: we must be ready to open our own door to the earthly guests that come our way."

"The danger of the cult of technological progress lies in its tendency to restrict and confine mankind within the adoring contemplation of his own creative power."

"The most dangerous tendency of the modern world is the way in which bogus theories are given the force of dogma. "