— Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -500 a.C.
„Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
However dark it be!
Lead me by Thine own hand;
Choose out the path for me.“
— Horatius Bonar British minister and poet 1808 - 1889
— Euripidés ancient Athenian playwright -480 - -406 a.C.
Ion (c. 421-408 BC) l. 238
Just two or three sweet chords, that seemed
An echo of thy tone,—
The cushat's song was on the wind
And mingled with thine own.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
„By thy cold breast and serpent smile,
By thy unfathom'd gulfs of guile,
By that most seeming virtuous eye,
By thy shut soul's hypocrisy;
By the perfection of thine art
Which pass'd for human thine own heart;
By thy delight in others' pain,
And by thy brotherhood of Cain,
I call upon thee! and compel
Thyself to be thy proper Hell!“
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Act I, scene i.
„p>Throw thy bold banner to the breeze!
Front with thy ranks the threatening seas
Like thine own proud armorial trees,
Carolina! Fling down thy gauntlet to the Huns,
And roar the challenge from thy guns;
Then leave the future to thy sons,
— Henry Timrod Poet from the American South 1828 - 1867
"Carolina", st. VII, 2–3 An adaptation of this poem <!-- highly abridged from the original call to arms -->, edited by G.R. Goodwin and set to music by Anne Curtis Burgess, was adopted as the official state song of Carolina in 1911.
„And also to the alien, who is not of Thy people Israel, but comes from a distant land on account of Thy fame; for hearing of Thy great name and Thy strong hand, and Thine outstretched arm, he comes to this house to pray... do Thou listen in the heavens, the place where Thou dwellest, and perform all that the alien begs of Thee, so that all the peoples of the earth may know Thy name, to fear Thee like Thine own people Israel, and to know that Thy name is proclaimed over this house that I have built.“
— Solomon king of Israel and the son of David -1011 - -931 a.C.
I Kings 8:41-43 on the dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem
— John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674
„Then Jesus spoke: "Bring here thy burden,
And find in me a full release;
Bring all thy sorrows, all thy longings,
And take instead my perfect peace.
Trying to bear thy cross alone! —
Child, the mistake is all thine own."“
— Anna Bartlett Warner American hymnwriter 1827 - 1915
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 99.
„Hasten [to examine] thy own ruling faculty and that of the universe and that of thy neighbor: thy own, that thy may make it just; and that of the universe, that thou mayst remember of what thou art a part; and that of thy neighbor, that thy mayst know whether he has acted ignorantly or with knowledge, and that thou mayst also consider that his ruling faculty is akin to thine.“
— Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Ancient Rome 121 - 180
„Guide Thou my hand within that hand of Thine —
Thy wounded hand! — until its tremblings take
Strength from Thy touch.“
— Dora Greenwell English poet 1821 - 1882
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 88.