Sermon quotes on eyes

Mark Batterson

Prayer is the difference between seeing with our physical eyes and seeing with our spiritual eyes.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. 

Annie Dillard

My eyes account for less than one percent of the weight of my head,” she observes with sweet resignation; “I’m bony and dense; I see what I expect.”).

Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

James Joyce

Shut your eyes and see. 

Helen Keller

Look the world straight in the eye.


George Herbert

The eyes have one language everywhere.

Marcel Proust

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. 

Mother Teresa

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” 

Mark Twain

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Groucho Marx

Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes.

Yogi Berra

You can observe a lot by watchin’.

Marilynne Robinson

Wherever you turn your eyes, the world can shine like transfiguration. You don’t have to bring a thing to it except a little willingness to see.

Algernon Charles Swinburne

No sign that ever was given

To faithful or faithless eyes

Showed ever beyond clouds riven

So clear a paradise.

Earth’s creeds may be seventy times seven

And blood have defiled each creed

But if such be the kingdom of heaven

It must be heaven indeed.

Of Such Is the Kingdom of Heaven

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux, on ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur.”

Translation: The essential is invisible to the eyes, we see only with the heart.

Vincent van Gogh

I prefer painting people’s eyes to cathedrals. For there is something in the eyes that is not in the cathedral, however solemn and imposing the latter may be — a human soul, be it that of a poor beggar or of a street walker, is more interesting to me. 

The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh, ed. Robert Harrison, trans. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (New York: Bulfinch Press, 1991).

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