„Now landsmen all, whoever you may be,
If you want to rise to the top of the tree,
If your soul isn't fettered to an office stool,
Be careful to be guided by this golden rule—
Stick close to your desks and never go to sea,
And you all may be Rulers of the Queen's Navee.“
„Won't you guide me through the dark night of the soul
That I may better understand your way
Let me be just and worthy to receive
All the blessings of the Lord into my life.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Give Me My Rapture.
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„I give you joy of having left Winchester. Now you may own how miserable you were there; now it will gradually all come out, your crimes and your miseries — how often you went up by the Mail to London and threw away fifty guineas at a tavern, and how often you were on the point of hanging yourself, restrained only, as some ill-natured aspersion upon poor old Winton has it, by the want of a tree within some miles of the city.“
— Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Letter to J. Edward Austen (1816-12-16) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]
„Now rejoice, all ye powers of my soul, that you are so united with God that no one may separate you from Him.“
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328
Context: Now rejoice, all ye powers of my soul, that you are so united with God that no one may separate you from Him. I cannot fully praise nor love Him therefore must I die, and cast myself into the divine void, till I rise from non-existence to existence. Sermon V : The Self-Communication of God
„"You told me what the first rule of wisdom is," I said. "What is the second rule?"
"That can be answered," he said. "There are five in all. Always ask any questions that are to be asked and never answer any. Turn everything you hear to your own advantage. Always carry a repair outfit. Take left turns as much as possible. Never apply your front brake first... If you follow them," said the Sergeant, "you will save your soul and you will never get a fall on a slippy road."“
— Flann O'Brien Irish writer 1911 - 1966
„May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.“
— Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582