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Mechthild of Magdeburg
“Prayer is naught else but a yearning of soul ... it draws down the great God into the little heart; it drives the hungry soul up to the plenitude of God; it brings together these two lovers, God and the soul, in a wondrous place where they speak much of love.”
“No one can burn the truth.”
“Those who would know much, and love little, will ever remain at but the beginning of a godly life.”
“I was created in love. For that reason nothing can express my beauty nor liberate me except love alone.”
“Stupidity is sufficient unto itself. Wisdom can never learn enough.”
“See there within the flesh / Like a bright wick, englazed / The soul God's finger lit / To give her liberty, / And joy and power and love.”
Mechthild of Magdeburg, German mystic
(1210 - 1282)
Also seen as: Mechthild von Magdeburg.