Quotes by Meister Eckhart

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.
– Meister Eckhart
What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.
– Meister Eckhart
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
– Meister Eckhart
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
– Meister Eckhart
Words derive their power from the original word.
– Meister Eckhart
When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.
– Meister Eckhart
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
– Meister Eckhart
The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.
– Meister Eckhart
One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.
– Meister Eckhart
Every creature is a word of God.
– Meister Eckhart