„Realization of God cannot be achieved without ecstatic love for Him.“

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Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920

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„The true measure of loving God is to love Him without measure.“

—  Bernard of Clairvaux French abbot, theologian 1090 - 1153
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 395

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„Without God, we cannot. Without us, God will not.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
As quoted in If God Be For Us : Sermons on the Gifts of the Gospel (1954), by Robert Edward Luccock, p. 38; this may be a variant translation or paraphrase of an expression in his 169th sermon: "He who created you without you will not justify you without you."

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„I think it is our privilege and felicity to love God for his beauty, without claiming or expecting love from him.“

—  Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962
Context: I believe that the Universe is one being, all its parts are different expressions of the same energy, and they are all in communication with each other, therefore parts of one organic whole. (This is physics, I believe, as well as religion.) The parts change and pass, or die, people and races and rocks and stars, none of them seems to me important in itself, but only the whole. This whole is in all its parts so beautiful, and is felt by me to be so intensely in earnest, that I am compelled to love it and to think of it as divine. It seems to me that this whole alone is worthy of the deeper sort of love and there is peace, freedom, I might say a kind of salvation, in turning one's affections outward toward this one God, rather than inwards on one's self, or on humanity, or on human imaginations and abstractions — the world of spirits. I think it is our privilege and felicity to love God for his beauty, without claiming or expecting love from him. We are not important to him, but he to us. Letter to Sister Mary James Power (1 October 1934); published in The Wild God of the World : An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers (2003), edited by Albert Gelpi, p. 189; also partly quoted in the essay "Robinson Jeffers, Pantheist Poet" http://web.archive.org/20011119074326/members.aol.com/PHarri5642/jeffers.htm by John Courtney

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„One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving“

—  Amy Carmichael Missionary in India 1867 - 1951
A Chance to Die.The life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael, Elisabeth Elliot, Revell, 1987.

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„The pope understands this eternal truth: Societies cannot endure for long without a belief in God and a submission to His will. We are ignoring him at our peril.“

—  Jeffrey T. Kuhner American journalist 1969
Real Conservative Vision http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/01/a-real-conservative-vision/A,Washington Times, 2009-8-9.

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„Because you cannot see him, God is everywhere.“

—  Yasunari Kawabata Japanese author, Nobel Prize winner 1899 - 1972
As quoted by John Cheever in Home Before Dark: A Personal Memoir of John Cheever by His Daughter (1985) by Susan Cheever

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