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EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (SWEDBERG)
Swedish naturalist, mathematician, scientist and theologian
(1688 - 1772)

A man after death, is not a natural but a spiritual man; nevertheless he still appears in all respects like himself.
      - [Death]

Charity itself consists in acting justly and faithfully in whatever office, business and employment a person is engaged in.
      - [Charity]

Every one may know that to will and not to do, when there is opportunity, is in reality not to will; and that to love what is good and not to do it, when it is possible, is in reality not to love it. Will, which stops short of action, and love, which does not do the good that is loved, is a mere thought separate from will and love, which vanishes and comes to nothing.
      - [Deeds]

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.
      - [Goodness]

He who is in evil is also in the punishment of evil.
      - [Evil]

It is no proof of a man's understanding to be able to confirm whatever he pleases; but to be able to discern that what is true is true, and that what is false is false, this is the mark and character of intelligence.
      - [Intelligence]

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.
      - [Immortality]

Marriages on earth--because they are the seminaries of the human race and of the angels of heaven also; because, likewise, they proceed from a spiritual origin, that is, from the marriage of good and truth; and since, in addition, the Lord's divine proceeding principally flows into conjugal love--are most holy in the estimation of the angels.
      - [Matrimony]

Men live a moral life, either from regard to the Diving Being, or from regard to the opinion of the people in the world; and when a moral life is practised out of regard to the Divine Being, it is a spiritual life. Both appear alike in their outward form; but in their inward, they are completely different. The one saves a man, but the other does not; for he that leads a moral life out of regard to the Divine Being is led by him, but he who does so from regard to the opinion of people in the world is led by himself.
      - [Good Night]

So far as any one shuns evil, so far he does good.
      - [Evil]

To will and not to do when there is opportunity is in reality not to will; and to love what is good and not to do it, when it is possible, is in reality not to love it.
      - [Action]

True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense.
      - [Charity]

Two consorts in heaven are not two, but one angel.
      - [Matrimony]

Self-love and the love of the world constitute hell.
      - Apocalypse Explained (par. 1,144) [Hell]

The divine essence itself is love and wisdom.
      - Divine Love and Wisdom (par. 28) [God]

What a man thinks in his spirit in the world, that he does after his departure from the world when he becomes a spirit.
      - Divine Providence (101) [Thought]

So far any one shuns evils, so far as he does good.
      - Doctrine of Life (21) [Evil]

The life of any one can by no means be changed after death; an evil life can in no wise be converted into a good life, or an infernal into an angelic life: because every spirit, from head to foot, is of the character of his love, and therefore, of his life; and to convert this life into its opposite, would be to destroy the spirit utterly.
      - Heaven and Hell (527) [Change]

Man is an organ of life, and God alone is life.
      - The Christian Religion (par. 504) [Life]

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
      - True Christian Religion (par. 31) [Love]


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