— R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
Context: Even God had a Welsh name: He spoke to him in the old language; He was to have a peculiar care For the Welsh people. History showed us He was too big to be nailed to the wall Of a stone chapel, yet still we crammed him Between the boards of a black book. "A Welsh Testament"
— R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
— Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915
Der Dichter, 1910. Alle Verk, x. 23.
— Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
„The mantra purifies the body. Man becomes pure by repeating the name of God. So repeat His name always.“
— Sarada Devi Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920
„It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And, lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest!“
— Leigh Hunt English critic, essayist, poet and writer 1784 - 1859
Context: Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An Angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the Presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The Vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so," Replied the Angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerily still; and said, "I pray thee, then, Write me as one who loves his fellow men." The Angel wrote, and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed, And, lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest!
„Any Name of God in any language is worthy of respect but the original Name of God in the Semitic language is Allah. This (Semitic) is the language of the celestial entities. It is by this Name that the angels call upon God and it is attached to the Title of every Prophet.“
— Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi Pakistani Sufi spiritual leader, poet, author 1941 - 2001
An introduction to this book
„We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise.“
— Natalie Clifford Barney writer and salonist 1876 - 1972
In "Gods", ADAM International Review, No. 299 (1962)
„All names of God remain hallowed because they have been used not only to speak of God but also to speak to him.“
— Martin Buber German Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian 1878 - 1965
— Pope Sixtus I pope 42
The Ring (c. 120). If "The Ring" refers to the work "The Ring of Sixtus", it is highly unlikely that these quotes are attributed correctly. It is widely believed that "The Ring of Sixtus" was written by a Pythagorean philosopher.
— Suhayl ibn Amr soldier
in negotiating Treaty of Hudaybiyyah (628)
— Paddy Chayefsky American playwright, screenwriter and novelist 1923 - 1981
Context: You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here. You're beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube! This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God's name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion!
„I think that – you know – we just encountered – America encountered – a brilliant man, and in terms of being a noble cause, it wasn't that many centuries ago that killing in the name of God, or waging war in the name of God, was a major thing in Christianity.“
— Michael Scheuer American counterterrorism analyst 1952
Al-Jazeera TV on September 11 and 12, 2005
„They are the human hypocrites who represent a just God as being cruel and vindictive, and who imagine that they make themselves agreeable to Him by the abominations they commit in His name.“
— Allan Kardec systematizer of Spiritism 1804 - 1869
Context: If demons existed, they would be the work of God; but would it he just on the part of God to have created beings condemned eternally to evil and to misery? If demons exist, it is in your low world, and in other worlds of similar degree that they are to be found. They are the human hypocrites who represent a just God as being cruel and vindictive, and who imagine that they make themselves agreeable to Him by the abominations they commit in His name. p. 105.
„Many are the names of God, and infinite the forms that lead us to know Him. In whatsoever name or form you desire to call Him, in that very form and name you will see Him.“
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
Saying 5; variant translation: More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realize Him.
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
January 20 Variant: When the power of love divinely replaces the love of power, man will have a new name: God. Source: Sri Chinmoy (1971): My rose petals: the master's extemporaneous talks in Europe, Sri Chinmoy Centre, p. 31. Google Books link http://books.google.pt/books?id=I2pRAAAAYAAJ&q=%22+love+divinely+replaces+%22&dq=%22+love+divinely+replaces+%22&hl=pt-PT&sa=X&ei=fNb8UrPVGsTIhAeS54H4Dw&redir_esc=y. Variants: My books, they all have only one message: the heart's Power Of Love must replace the mind's Love Of Power. If I have the Power Of Love, then I shall claim the whole World as my own … World Peace can be achieved when the Power Of Love replaces the Love Of Power. Cited to Chinmoy's book My Heart Shall Give A Oneness-Feast (1993)<!-- also in Peace-Lovers (1997), AUM publications, + Words of Wisdom (2010) --> In The Forbes Book of Business Quotations (1997) edited by Edward C. Goodman and Ted Goodman, p. 639 a similar statement has become attributed to William Ewart Gladstone, and is also cited in "The National Elementary School Principal" Vol 28 published in 1948: "We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace." A similar statement has also become attributed to Jimi Hendrix, though he could have been quoting or paraphrasing Chinmoy, or conceivably Gladstone: "When the power of love overcomes love of power the world will know peace."