65 Incarnation Quotes On Success In Life

These incarnation quotes will inspire you. The word incarnation means that a person or deity enters into or assumes a human or animal body, or takes on human nature.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging incarnation quotes, incarnation sayings, and incarnation proverbs.

Best Incarnation Quotes

  1. “The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation.” ~ J. I. Packer
  2. “Jesus did not spend a great deal of time discoursing about the trinity or original sin or the incarnation, which have preoccupied later Christians. He went around doing good and being compassionate.” ~ Karen Armstrong
  3. “Man’s maker was made man that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that Truth might be accused of false witnesses, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood; that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded; that Life might die.” ~ Saint Augustine
  4. “The Incarnation is the ultimate reason why the service of God cannot be divorced from the service of man.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  5. “What we celebrate at Christmas is not so much the birth of a baby, but the incarnation of God Himself” ~ R. C. Sproul
  6. “The central miracle asserted by Christians is the incarnation. They say that God became man.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  7. “Non-Christians seem to think that the Incarnation implies some particular merit or excellence in humanity. But of course it implies just the reverse: a particular demerit and depravity. No creature that deserved Redemption would need to be redeemed. They that are whole need not the physician. Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  8. “The incarnation is in itself an unfathomable mystery, but it makes sense of everything else that the New Testament contains.” ~ J. I. Packer

  9. “Without the incarnation, Christianity isn’t even a very good story, and most sadly, it means nothing. “Be nice to one another” is not a message that can give my life meaning, assure me of love beyond brokenness, and break open the dark doors of death with the key of hope.” ~ Michael Spencer
  10. “Disguise is central to God’s way of dealing with us human beings. Not because God is playing games with us but because the God who is beyond our knowing makes himself known in the disguise of what we can know. The Christian word for this is revelation, and the ultimate revelation came by incarnation. … God is the master of disguises, in order that we might see.” ~ Richard John Neuhaus
  11. “The missionary spirit is the spirit of Jesus, the spirit of the incarnation and the cross.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  12. “Because of the Incarnation, I salute all remaining matter with reverence.” ~ John of Damascus

  13. “We are on earth as extensions of God to finish the work He began. We are the essence of God, His on-going incarnation in the world.” ~ Earl Paulk
  14. “The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself.” ~ Peter Abelard
  15. “In Christ and by Christ, God effects complete self-disclosure , although He shows Himself not to reason but to faith and love. Faith is an organ of knowledge, and love an organ of experience. God came to us in the incarnation; in atonement He reconciled us to Himself, and by faith and love we enter and lay hold on Him.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  16. “Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as is this truth of the Incarnation.” ~ J. I. Packer

  17. “Jesus loved the will of His Father. He embraced the limitations, the necessities, the conditions, the very chains of His humanity as He walked and worked here on earth, fulfilling moment by moment His divine commission and the stern demands of His incarnation. Never was there a word or even a look of complaint.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  18. “The Self-revealing of the Word is in every dimension – above, in creation; below, in the Incarnation; in the depth, in Hades; in the breadth, throughout the world. All things have been filled with the knowledge of God.” ~ Athanasius of Alexandria
  19. “The incarnation is “a kind of vast joke whereby the Creator of the ends of the earth comes among us in diapers Until we too have taken the idea of the God-man seriously enough to be scandalized by it, we have not taken it as seriously as it demands to be taken.” ~ Frederick Buechner
  20. “The Resurrection is the eucatastrophe of the story of the Incarnation – This story begins and ends in joy.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

  21. “The Christian “doctrines” are translations into our concepts and ideas of that which God has already expressed in language more adequate, namely the actual incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection” ~ C. S. Lewis
  22. “It is here, in the thing that happened at the first Christmas, that the most profound unfathomable depths of the Christian revelation lie. God became man; Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the incarnation.” ~ J. I. Packer
  23. “The Lord did not come to make a display. He came to heal and to teach suffering men. For one who wanted to make a display the thing would have been just to appear and dazzle the beholders. But for Him Who came to heal and to teach the way was not merely to dwell here, but to put Himself at the disposal of those who needed Him, and to be manifested according as they could bear it, not vitiating the value of the Divine appearing by exceeding their capacity to receive it.” ~ Athanasius of Alexandria
  24. “Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  25. “The night of December 25, to which date the Nativity of Christ was ultimately assigned, was exactly that of the birth of the Persian savior Mithra, who, as an incarnation of eternal light, was born the night of the winter solstice (then dated December 25) at midnight, the instant of the turn of the year from increasing darkness to light.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  26. “It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.” ~ Voltaire
  27. “In my own mind, we are a much happier and much more functional family and a much more well balanced group of individual s both off and on the stage – in the current incarnation.” ~ James Young
  28. “The incarnation is true, not of Christ exclusively, but of Man universally, and God everlastingly.” ~ James Martineau

  29. “Truth is condemned as a trap; justice is jeered at; saints are harassed as social enemies. Hence this Incarnation has come to uphold the Truth and suppress the False.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
  30. “Priesthood is not a convenient, historically conditioned form of Church organisation, but is rooted in the Incarnation, in the priesthood and mission of Christ himself.” ~ Arthur Middleton
  31. “The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation… they do not want to attract attention.” ~ Edith Sitwell
  32. “The dogma of the Incarnation is the most dramatic thing about Christianity, and indeed, the most dramatic thing that ever entered the mind of man; but if you tell people so, they stare at you in bewilderment.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

  33. “When Jesus died on the cross the mercy of God did not become any greater. It could not become any greater, for it was already infinite. We get the odd notion that God is showing mercy because Jesus died. No–Jesus died because God is showing mercy. It was the mercy of God that gave us Calvary, not Calvary that gave us mercy. If God had not been merciful there would have been no incarnation, no babe in the manger, no man on a cross and no open tomb.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  34. “Only with great care. For thousands, carols will be their only link with a church. At the same time, sentimentality is perhaps the single most dangerous feature of our Church and culture-and the sentimental air is never thicker than at Christmas. The Incarnation is messy, dirty, and resonates with the crucifixion. We need a new wave of carol writing that can gradually swill out the nonsense and catch the piercing, joy-through-pain refrains of the New Testament.” ~ Jeremy Begbie
  35. “Christianity is, above all other religions ever known, a religion of sacrifice. It is a religion founded on the greatest of all sacrifices, the sacrifice of the Incarnation, culminating in the sacrifice on Calvary.” ~ Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
  36. “Forgiveness is the reason for the crucifixion, and the crucifixion is the reason for the Incarnation.” ~ Peter Kreeft

  37. “Each man in his life honors, and imitates as well as he can, that god to whose choir he belonged, while he is uncorrupted in his first incarnation here; and in the fashion he has thus learned, he bears himself to his beloved as well as to the rest. So, then, each chooses from among the beautiful a love conforming to his kind, and then, as if his chosen were his god, he sets him up and robes him for worship.” ~ Mary Renault
  38. “The Lord, before His Incarnation, let mankind experience all the bitterness of sin, all their powerlessness to eradicate it; and when all longed for a Deliverer, then He appeared, the most wise, all-powerful Physician and Helper. When men hungered and thirsted after righteousness, as it grew weaker, then the everlasting righteousness came.” ~ John of Kronstadt
  39. “The Celts were fearless warriors because they wish to inculcate this as one of their leading tenets, that souls do not become extinct, but pass after death from one body to another.” ~ Julius Caesar
  40. “Finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  41. “I know I am deathless. No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before. I laugh at what you call dissolution, and I know the amplitude of time.” ~ Walt Whitman
  42. “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar.” ~ William Wordsworth
  43. “… for our sake loosing within Himself the bonds of bodily birth, He granted us through spiritual birth, according to our own volition, power to become children of God instead of children of flesh and blood if we have faith in His Name (cf. Jn. 1:12-13). For the Savior the sequence was, first of all, incarnation and bodily birth for my sake; and so thereupon the birth in the Spirit through baptism, originally spurned by Adam, for the sake of my salvation and restoration by grace, or, to describe it even more vividly, my very remaking.” ~ Maximus the Confessor
  44. “3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, but 9 is not prime; -in this incarnation.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  45. “The soul comes from without into the human body, as into a temporary abode, and it goes out of it anew it passes into other habitations, for the soul is immortal.” “It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterwards return again. Nothing is dead; men feign themselves dead, and endure mock funerals… and there they stand looking out of the window, sound and well, in some strange new disguise.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  46. “It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterward return again.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  47. “Why should we be startled by death? Life is a constant putting off of the mortal coil – coat, cuticle, flesh and bones, all old clothes.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  48. “Reincarnation contains a most comforting explanation of reality by means of which Indian thought surmounts difficulties which baffle the thinkers of Europe.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

  49. “Were an Asiatic to ask me for a definition of Europe, I should be forced to answer him: It is that part of the world which is haunted by the incredible delusion that man was created out of nothing, and that his present birth is his first entrance into life.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  50. “I am confident that there truly is such a thing as living again, that the living spring from the dead, and that the souls of the dead are in existence.” ~ Socrates
  51. “Live so that thou mayest desire to live again – that is thy duty – for in any case thou wilt live again!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  52. “I have been born more times than anybody except Krishna.” ~ Mark Twain

  53. “As we live through thousands of dreams in our present life, so is our present life only one of many thousands of such lives which we enter from the other more real life and then return after death. Our life is but one of the dreams of that more real life, and so it is endlessly, until the very last one, the very real the life of God.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  54. “There is no death. How can there be death if everything is part of the Godhead? The soul never dies and the body is never really alive.” ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer
  55. “The soul never dies and the body is never really alive.” ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer
  56. “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.” ~ William Wordsworth

  57. “I did not begin when I was born, nor when I was conceived. I have been growing, developing, through incalculable myriads of millenniums… All my previous selves have their voices, echoes, promptings in me… Oh, incalculable times again shall I be born.” ~ Jack London
  58. “The virtuous shall have the power to revive and live again. All pure and holy spirits live on in heavenly places, and in course of time they are again sent down to inhabit righteous bodies” ~ Josephus
  59. “The theory of Reincarnation, which originated in India, has been welcomed in other countries. Without doubt, it is one of the most sensible and satisfying of all religions that mankind has conceived. This, like the others, comes from the best qualities of human nature, even if in this, as in the others, its adherents sometimes fail to carry out the principles in their lives.” ~ Luther Burbank
  60. “As long as you are not aware of the continual law of Die and Be Again, you are merely a vague guest on a dark Earth.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  61. “The soul comes from without into the human body, as into a temporary abode, and it goes out of it anew… it passes into other habitations, for the soul is immortal.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  62. “I believe in God – not in a Catholic God; there is no Catholic God. There is God, and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation. Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being.” ~ Pope Francis
  63. “For by his incarnation the Son of God united himself in a certain way with every man. He labored with human hands… and loved with a human heart. Born of Mary the Virgin, he truly became one of us.” ~ Pope John Paul II

  64. “The hint half guessed, the gift half understood, is Incarnation.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  65. “He saw all these forms and faces in a thousand relationships become newly born. Each one was mortal, a passionate, painful example of all that is transitory. Yet none of them died, they only changed, were always reborn, continually had a new face: only time stood between one face and another.” ~ Hermann Hesse

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