„When you live in alignment you stop telling God how big your problems are and start telling your problems how big God is.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 131
„What we know about God is important, but what we do with what we know about God is even more important. Too often people think it is necessary that we all see God in the same way (which is impossible anyway), but what is really necessary is that we all follow God according to what God tells us. The fact that God has given us so many different faces and temperaments and emotions and histories shows us how God honors each unique journey and culture. God is not threatened by differences. It’s we who are.“
— Richard Rohr American spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, Catholic Franciscan priest 1943
Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer (1999), p. 110
„We had enough of people who think like you, that they know what god wants and that they've got god on their side. That they can tell us what to do or what to think in this way.“
— Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011
2000s, 2007, Hannity's America, May 13, 2007 interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWoHh4_rVdg http://transcripts.wikia.com/wiki/Sean_Hannity_Christopher_Hitchens_Hannity%27s_America_May13%2C_2007?venotify=created
„We recognize the negro as God and God's Book and God's Laws, in nature, tell us to recognize him. Our inferior, fitted expressly for servitude.“
— Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America 1808 - 1889
1860s, Speech (March 1861), as quoted in Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America https://books.google.com/books?id=KSd0SkDXtJQC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false (2002), by William C. Davis, New York: The Free Press, p. 137
„He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.“
— Cecil Frances Alexander British hymn-writer and poet 1818 - 1895
Hymn: All things bright and beautiful http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/l/allthing.htm
„Nothing like one honest look, one honest thought of Christ upon His cross. That tells us how much He has been through, how much He endured, how much He conquered, how much God loved us, who spared not His only begotten Son, but freely gave Him for us. Dare we doubt such a God? Dare we murmur against such a God?“
— Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875
Attributed, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 72.
„This is the voice of our conscience, telling us of the righteousness of God. And since conscience is the perfect interpreter of life, what it tells us is no question, no riddle, no problem, but a fact — the deepest, innermost, surest fact of life: God is righteous.“
— Karl Barth Swiss Protestant theologian 1886 - 1968
Context: "The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed!" This is the voice of our conscience, telling us of the righteousness of God. And since conscience is the perfect interpreter of life, what it tells us is no question, no riddle, no problem, but a fact — the deepest, innermost, surest fact of life: God is righteous. Our only question is what attitude toward the fact we ought to take. We shall hardly approach the fact with our critical reason. The reason sees the small and the larger but not the large. It sees the preliminary, but not the final, the derived but not the original, the complex but not the simple. It sees what is human but not what is divine. We shall hardly be taught this fact by men. "The Righteousness of God" (1916) in The Word of God and the Word of Man (1928) as translated by Douglas Horton; this passage begins with a quote of Isaiah 40:3-5; often quoted alone has been the phrase following it: "Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life."
— Adam Mickiewicz, livro Dziady
Dziady (Forefathers' Eve) http://www.ap.krakow.pl/nkja/literature/polpoet/mic_fore.htm, Będę o to Pana Boga pytać, On to wszystko zapisał, wszystko mnie opowie. Part three, scene seven ("The Prisoner's Return"). Translated by Jerzy Peterkiewicz and Burns Singer.
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
Good Intentions (1942), "The Fly"
„In Christianity, God Himself provided a “parachute” for us, and His word says regarding the Savior, “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” Just as a parachute solved your dilemma with the law of gravity and its consequences, so the Savior perfectly solves your dilemma with the Law of God and its consequences! It is the missing puzzle-piece that you need. How did God solve our dilemma? He satisfied His wrath by becoming a human being and taking our punishment upon Himself. The Scriptures tell us that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself. Christianity provides the only parachute to save us from the consequences of the Law we have transgressed.“
— Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949
The Origin of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition (2009)
— Licio Gelli Italian financier, liaison with Nazi Germany, P2 grandmaster, involved in many scandals 1919 - 2015
[Hooper, John, Licio Gelli obituary, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/29/licio-gelli, 16 August 2018, The Guardian, December 29, 2015]
„Try how much of the word of God you can understand, and what is more, try how much you can practice. A sincere wish and purpose to do the will of God, will be your best way to know the mind of God.“
— John Angell James British abolitionist 1785 - 1859
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 554.