24 Emanuel Swedenborg Quotes To Empower Your Thoughts

Emanuel Swedenborg was born on January 29, 1688, in Stockholm, Swedish Empire. He was a Swedish Lutheran theologian, scientist, philosopher and a revelator. He was a mystic who is credited for inspiring the Swedenborgianism. Emanuel started with an amazing career as an inventor and a scientist but later in 1741, when he was 53 years he entered a spiritual phase. He began to witness and experience dreams and visions. He witnessed a ‘Spiritual awakening’ in which Jesus Christ asked him to write ‘The Heavenly Doctrine’, which was meant to reform Christianity. His best-known work till date is his book ‘Heaven and Hell’ which was published in the year 1758 and is based on afterlife incidents and philosophy. He wrote more than 50 journals and books in his entire career and was considered the best in his genre. Here are the best Emanuel Swedenborg quotes to empower your thoughts.

1. The end of creation is that all things may return to the Creator and be united with Him. – Emanuel Swedenborg

2. The church of the Lord is spread over all the globe, and is thus universal; and all those are in it who have lived in the good of charity in accordance with their religion. – Emanuel Swedenborg

3. Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own. – Emanuel Swedenborg

4. He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil. – Emanuel Swedenborg

5. Charity means love towards the neighbor and compassion, for anyone who loves his neighbor as himself also has as much compassion for him in his suffering as he does for himself in his own. – Emanuel Swedenborg

6. You are what you love, and you love whatever you give your attention to. – Emanuel Swedenborg

7. Love consists in this –  to feel the joy of another as joy in oneself, that is loving. – Emanuel Swedenborg

8. The human race is the seminary of heaven, will appear from a subsequent article, in which it will be shown, that heaven and hell are from the human race, and that therefore the human race is the seminary of heaven. – Emanuel Swedenborg

9. Angelic happiness is in service, from service, and according to service. – Emanuel Swedenborg

10. Conscience is God’s presence in man. – Emanuel Swedenborg

11. Angels from their wisdom go still further. They say that not only everything good and true is from the Lord, but everything of life as well. – Emanuel Swedenborg

12. Man is so created that as to his internal he cannot die; for he is capable of believing in God, and thus of being conjoined to God by faith and love, and to be conjoined to God is to live to eternity. – Emanuel Swedenborg

13. Goodness and love mould the form into their own image, and cause the joy and beauty of love to shine forth from every part of the face. – Emanuel Swedenborg

14. A man after death, is not a natural but a spiritual man; nevertheless he still appears in all respects like himself. – Emanuel Swedenborg

15. Such as the love is, such is the wisdom, consequently such is the man. – Emanuel Swedenborg

16. So far as any one shuns evil, so far he does good. – Emanuel Swedenborg

17. The human race is the basis on which heaven is founded, because man was last created, and that which is last created is the basis of all that precedes. – Emanuel Swedenborg

18. True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense. – Emanuel Swedenborg quotes

19. Man, before he is being regenerated, does not even know that any internal man exists, much less is he acquainted with its nature and quality. – Emanuel Swedenborg

20. What a man thinks in his spirit in the world, that he does after his departure from the world when he becomes a spirit. – Emanuel Swedenborg

21. Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do. – Emanuel Swedenborg

22. The divine essence itself is love and wisdom. – Emanuel Swedenborg

23. Peace holds within itself trust in the Lord, the trust that He governs all things and provides all, and that He leads towards an end that is good. – Emanuel Swedenborg

24. Love in its essence is spiritual fire. – Emanuel Swedenborg

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2 thoughts on “24 Emanuel Swedenborg Quotes To Empower Your Thoughts”

  1. Wondering if there is a way to make the Writings less male oriented and more women inclusive, by changing some of the “he” and “his” to ‘them’ and ‘their’. These could be some of the changes.

    3. Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling their delight as our own.
    4. Those who are in evil, are also in the punishment of evil.
    5. Charity means love and compassion towards the neighbor, for anyone who loves their neighbor as themselves also has as much compassion for them in their suffering as they do for themselves in their own. Etc.

    • Hi, Adri

      I agree that the post is male-oriented, but we can’t change the author’s citation. It may change the author’s interpretation of the particular subject.
      And the quote — “Those who are in evil, are also in the punishment of evil” – is one of the best quotes. I think it’s from his book “Heaven and Hell” 🙂 🙂


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