„The mariner of old said to Neptune in a great tempest, "O God! thou mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy me; but whether or no, I will steer my rudder true."“
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
Book II, Ch. 16. Of Glory
„Relying on the atonement which Christ has made, and desiring to be saved in no other way, I commit myself into Thy hands, O God, my Father! Take me, and do with me as Thou seest to be for Thy glory. I consecrate myself forever to Thy service, and trust for acceptance in the merits of Thy Son.“
— Samuel I. Prime American clergyman, traveler, and writer 1812 - 1885
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
„Thou spiritual Sun! Satan, Thou Eye, Thou Lust! Cry aloud! Cry aloud! Whirl the Wheel, O my Father, O Satan, O Sun! Thou, the Saviour! Silence! Give me Thy Secret! Give me suck, Thou Phallus, Thou Sun! Satan, thou Eye, thou Lust! Satan, thou Eye, thou Lust! Satan, thou Eye, thou Lust! Thou self-caused, self-determined, exalted, Most High!“
— Aleister Crowley poet, mountaineer, occultist 1875 - 1947
Appendix IV : Liber Samekh.
„O Mother of Good Counsel, lend
Intelligence to me!
Encompass me with wisdom,
Thou Tower of Ivory!
"This is the Man of Lies," she says,
"Disguised with fearful art:
He has the wounded hands and feet,
But not the wounded heart."“
— Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918
„O Saviour pour upon me thy Spirit of meekness & love:
Annihilate the Selfhood in me, be thou all my life!
Guide thou my hand which trembles exceedingly upon the rock of ages“
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
Ch. 1, plate 5, lines 21-23 The Words of Blake
„So, lest I be inclined
To render ill for ill,—
Henceforth in me instil,
O God, a sweet good-will
To all mankind.“
— Theodore Tilton American newspaper editor 1835 - 1907
Sir Marmaduke's Musings, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„O happy life! life hid with Christ in God!
So making me
At home and by the wayside and abroad,
Alone with Thee.“
— Elizabeth Prentiss American musician, hymnwriter 1818 - 1878
„You have told me, O God, to believe in hell. But you have forbidden me to think... of any man as damned“
— Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955
„All praise to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, O keep me, King of Kings,
Beneath thy own almighty wings.“
— Thomas Ken Bishop of Bath and Wells 1637 - 1711
„Art thou poor, yet hast thou golden slumbers?
O sweet content!
Art thou rich, yet is thy mind perplex'd?
— Thomas Dekker English dramatist and pamphleteer 1572 - 1632
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