„You will find that for a smoking flax there is no specific like heaven's oxygen; for a faint and flickering piety there is no cure comparable to the one without which all our own exertions are but an effort to light a lamp in a vacuum — the breath of the Holy Spirit.“

Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 321.

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„If you should see a man shut up in a closed room, idoizing a set of lamps and rejoicing in their light, and you wished to make him truly happy, you would begin by blowing out all his lamps; and then throw open the shutters to let in the light of heaven.“

—  Samuel Rutherford Scottish Reformed theologian 1600 - 1661

Was falsely attributed to Rutherford by Joni Eareckson-Tada in Heaven: Your Real Home http://books.google.com.mx/books?id=cQrPd8R0o0kC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false (2010), p. 259 From Edward Payson in " Momentos of Rev. Edward Payson D.D., ed. Edwin L. Janes (New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1873), p. 87 https://archive.org/details/mementosofrevedw00pays/mode/2up.

The Original version reads: "... for if you should see a man shut up in a close room, idolizing a set of lamps, and rejoicing in their light, and you wished to make him truly happy, you would begin by blowing out all his lamps, and then throw open the shutters, to let in the light of heaven."

Ref: en.wikiquote.org - Samuel Rutherford / Misattributed

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„Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.“

—  Louis-ferdinand Céline French writer 1894 - 1961

Des pays où personne ne va jamais. Interview of February 1960 with Jean Guenot und Jacques d'Arribehaude.
Reported in Céline à Meudon : transcriptions des entretiens avec Jacques d'Arribehaude et Jean Guenot. Éditions Jean Guenot, 1995 ISBN 2-85405-058-4

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„Effort is the oxygen for talent.“

—  P. L. Deshpande Marathi writer, humourist, actor, dramatist 1919 - 2000

From his various literature
Original: (mr) प्रयास हा प्रतिभेचा प्राणवायू आहे.
Fonte: These words are uttered by the lead character of his work with the same name - Sakharam Gatne.

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„You are doing an excellent thing, one which will be wholesome for you, if, as you write me, you are persisting in your effort to attain sound understanding; it is foolish to pray for this when you can acquire it from yourself. We do not need to uplift our hands towards heaven, or to beg the keeper of a temple to let us approach his idol's ear, as if in this way our prayers were more likely to be heard. A god is near you, with you, and in you. This is what I mean, Lucilius: there sits a holy spirit within us, one who marks our good and bad deeds, and is our a guardian.“

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 a.C.

Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter XLI: On the god within us
Original: (la) Facis rem optimam et tibi salutarem, si, ut scribis, perseveras ire ad bonam mentem, quam stultum est optare, cum possis a te impetrare. Non sunt ad caelum elevandae inarms nee exorandus aedituus, ut nos ad aurem simulacri, quasi magis exaudiri possimus, admittat; Prope est a te deus, tecum est, intus est. Ita dico, Lucili: sacer intra nos spiritus sedet, malorum bonorumque nostrorum observator et custos...

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„About military efforts: No one wants war, neither we nor you. Our greatest efforts have been focusing on own people and forces within our boundaries, without war, to uproot the zealot Mullahs governing our country and replace them with a secular, democratic government which respects human rights and freedom.“

—  Amir-Abbas Fakhravar Iranian political activist 1975

[July 2006, http://hsgac.senate.gov/_files/072006Fakhravar.pdf, "Prepared Testimony of Mr. Amir Abbas Fakhravar to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security", PDF, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 2007-04-09]

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„When zeal like incense burns, first the lamp of knowledge must be lighted.“

—  Thomas Watson English nonconformist preacher and author 1616 - 1686

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„The quality and spirit of our own society must justify and support our efforts abroad.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

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„I was not made for the great light that devours, a dim lamp was all I had been given, and patience without end, to shine it on the empty shadows.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Contexto: I was not made for the great light that devours, a dim lamp was all I had been given, and patience without end, to shine it on the empty shadows. I was a solid in the midst of other solids.

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„It’s very simple to light the lamp is so easy. And yet that process of lighting the lamp is enough to eliminate the difficulties in the darkness.“

—  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Inventor of Transcendental Meditation, musician 1917 - 2008

Contexto: And now we are wanting everyone in every country through the education department of every government to unfold that inner content of life. It’s very simple to light the lamp is so easy. And yet that process of lighting the lamp is enough to eliminate the difficulties in the darkness.

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„Let down a lighted lamp, and if it keeps burning, a man may make the descent without danger.“

—  Vitruvius, livro De architectura

Fonte: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book VIII, Chapter VI, Sec. 13
Contexto: To guard against this, we must proceed as follows. Let down a lighted lamp, and if it keeps burning, a man may make the descent without danger.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“