„As fish in the water love deep places and wells and are most frequently found there, so wicked men have a great love to carnal security and have no will to strive against the stream. Fish love deep places best where there is least noise. Oh, how careful are natural men to keep all quiet, that there may be nothing to disturb them in their rest in sin! They love to be secure which is their destruction. O my soul, beware of carnal security, of being secure, though plunged over head and ears in sin.“
— Thomas Boston Scottish church leader, theologian and philosopher 1676 - 1732
The Art of Manfishing, First published 1699.
„Beware of sudden change, in any great point of diet, and, if necessity inforce it, fit the rest to it. For it is a secret both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things, than one.“
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
Of Regimen of Health
„And I say to my people's masters: Beware,
Beware of the thing that is coming, beware of the risen people,
who shall take what ye would not give. Did ye think to conquer the people,
Or that Law is stronger than life and than men's desire to be free?
We will try it out with you, ye that have harried and held,
Ye that have bullied and bribed, tyrants, hypocrites, liars!“
— Patrick Pearse Irish revolutionary, shot by the British Army in 1916 1879 - 1916
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
in response to the question, "Is adultery a sin." in the New York Post, February 23, 1990, as archived at the Daily Beast http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/30/donald-trump-in-1990-adultery-is-not-a-sin.html
„The real sin — perhaps it is a sin against the Holy Ghost for which there is no remission — is the sin of heresy, the sin of thinking for oneself.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
Context: The real sin — perhaps it is a sin against the Holy Ghost for which there is no remission — is the sin of heresy, the sin of thinking for oneself. The saying has been heard before now, here in Spain, that to be a liberal — that is, a heretic — is worse than being an assassin, a thief, or an adulterer. The gravest sin is not to obey the Church, whose infallibility protects us from reason.
— George MacDonald Scottish journalist, novelist 1824 - 1905
„This fact, that the opposite of sin is by no means virtue, has been overlooked. The latter is partly a pagan view, which is content with a merely human standard, and which for that very reason does not know what sin is, that all sin is before God. No, the opposite of sin is faith.“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
pp. 114 - 115
„You think it impossible the Convention could have a thought of war with Great Britain, and the conquest of Canada. In this point I differ from you very widely. The conduct of Great Britain, and the conduct of our States, too, was such as to keep up very serious apprehensions between the two powers. The treaty of peace was not fulfilled on either side.“
— John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826
Letter to Josiah Quincy (9 February 1811), Quincy. http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/adams-the-works-of-john-adams-vol-9-letters-and-state-papers-1799-1811
„We believe that the very beginning and end of salvation, and the sum of Christianity, consists of faith in Christ, who by His blood alone, and not by any works of ours, has put away sin, and destroyed the power of death.“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
„Some people understand the charity of our Lord and are saved by it; others, relying on this mercy and kindness, continue in their sins, thinking that it may be theirs whenever they wish. But this is not so, for then they are too late and are taken in their sins before they expect it, and so damn themselves.“
— Walter Hilton English Augustinian mystic. 1340 - 1396
Book I, ch. 43 (p. 52)
„Beware most strictly of any outbursts of emotion which may engender needless complications, or any fraternal contention and strike which may create confusion, lead you astray and cause you to lose the confidence of the world.
Let the entire nation continue as one family from generation to generation, ever firm in its faith in the imperishability of its sacred land, and mindful of its heavy burden of responsibility and of the long road before it.“
— Hirohito Emperor of Japan from 1926 until 1989 1901 - 1989
„You better beware, my friends all told me
When they saw that I was falling for you.
You better beware they told me that girl ain't gonna be true.
She'll have you walking with your head in the air,
Have you thinking that she really, really care.
Then-a, then she'll let you down, she'll really let you down.
She's a girl with no understanding.
And when she's getting tired of you hanging around,
She'll let you drop and say... have a happy landing (happy landing).“
— Smokey Robinson American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer 1940
Happy Landing, written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White (1962)