„There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done."“
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Context: 'But what of the poor Ghosts who never get into the omnibus at all?' 'Everyone who wishes it does. Never fear. There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.' Ch. 9, p. 72; part of this has also been rendered in a variant form, and quoted as:
„Western ideology believed that the world was good because it was made by God in six days and that at the end of each day He looked at His work and said that it was good.“
— Carroll Quigley American historian 1910 - 1977
Chapter 10, Western Civilization, p. 337
„I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision …“
— Carl Sandburg American writer and editor 1878 - 1967
Interview with Frederick Van Ryn, This Week Magazine (January 4, 1953), p. 11. Sandburg previously used these words at a rally at Madison Square Garden, New York City (October 28, 1952), praising Adlai E. Stevenson during the latter's 1952 presidential campaign. Reported in The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson (1955), vol. 4, p. 175.
— Sidney Coleman American physicist 1937 - 2007
Said during one of his lectures at Harvard University http://www.physics.harvard.edu/about/Phys253.html.
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Love at Sea.
„I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day…This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be.“
— Ray Nagin politician, businessman 1956
Speech at a Martin Luther King memorial service http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/17/nagin.city/
— Steven Erikson Canadian fantasy author 1959
Chapter 7 (p. 208)
„Hope in the face of difficulty, hope in the face of uncertainty, the audacity of hope: In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation, a belief in things not seen, a belief that there are better days ahead.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Context: In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope? I'm not talking about blind optimism here... No, I'm talking about something more substantial. It's the hope of slaves sitting around a fire singing freedom songs; the hope of immigrants setting out for distant shores; the hope of a young naval lieutenant bravely patrolling the Mekong Delta; the hope of a millworker's son who dares to defy the odds; the hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too. Hope in the face of difficulty, hope in the face of uncertainty, the audacity of hope: In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation, a belief in things not seen, a belief that there are better days ahead.
„For right is right, since God is God,
And right the day must win;
To doubt would be disloyalty,
To falter would be sin.“
— Frederick William Faber British hymn writer and theologian 1814 - 1863
The Right Must Win. Compare: "That right was right, and there he would abide", George Crabbe, Tales, Tale xv, "The Squire and the Priest".
„It’s not okay to actually take a life out of an individual for whatever reason and then sell those body parts. It’s sick. It’s really sick. And it’s hurtful because those lives were real and just and you’re giving them absolutely no grace in the end of their life,” she continued. “It’s, you know, they’ll have to meet their Maker one day. So as much as we all have our opinions on this matter, I think at the end of the day they’re going to have to meet God one day and they’ll have to answer for themselves on what they chose to do with their time on earth, you know?“
— Kaya Jones American pop singer, glamour model and actress 1984
Singer Slams Hollywood for Pushing Abortion, Planned Parenthood https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/katie-yoder/2017/09/13/singer-slams-hollywood-pushing-abortion-planned-parenthood (September 13, 2017)
„In the end, it is not about the piece of cloth. It is about the relationship with God, and I know I don’t want anybody judging me so I don’t think it is right for us to judge each other.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
Context: We spend so much time defending the Qur’an from attacks that it’s sexist, we rant and rave about how Islam gave rights to women over 1400 years ago, but our sisters are still not in position of leadership within our community. Our sisters are still praying next to the shoe-racks while the men have plush carpets beneath their lazy foreheads and our public women’s shelters are full of Muslim women fleeing from abusive husbands and dead-beat dads. The sad reality is that our community does display sexist attitudes to women. Writing a song about Hijab seemed pretty shallow to me in light of the other issues surrounding women that we Muslims are too self-righteous to face. … I began to see that some Muslim women look down on others for not covering, or that many Muslim men judge sisters who wear hijab differently from those who don’t. A sister shows up at the mosque one day without hijab and she is treated rudely; she shows up the next day with hijab and she is treated like a queen. Such a scenario is a blatant treatment of the woman as an object, no different than the judgements we see made in secular society of women’s appearances. In the end, it is not about the piece of cloth. It is about the relationship with God, and I know I don’t want anybody judging me so I don’t think it is right for us to judge each other. On various concerns about writing his song "The Veil", and reactions to it.
— John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674
Quote reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 364