— Tanith Lee British writer 1947 - 2015
Book Two, Part II “The Wolf Hunt”, Chapter 2 (p. 178)
„Most Holy Father, there are many who, on bringing their feeble judgment to bear on what is written concerning the great achievements of the Romans — the feats of arms, the city of Rome and the wondrous skill shown in the opulence, ornamentation and grandeur of their buildings — have come to the conclusion that these achievements are more likely to be fables than facts. I, however, have always seen — and still do see —things differently. For, bearing in mind the divine quality of the ancients' minds as revealed in the remains still to be seen among the ruins of Rome, I do not find it unreasonable to believe that much of what we consider impossible seemed, to them, exceedingly simple.“
— Tanith Lee British writer 1947 - 2015
„It's often said that with enough effort and determination you can do whatever you put your mind to. But saying those words and living them are different things, and my father has lived them. It's one of his defining qualities and I've seen it in action all of my life. Whatever he does, he gives his all and does it well. His desire for excellence is contagious. He possesses a unique gift for bringing that trait out in others, starting with those closest to him. He's always helped me be the best version of myself by encouragement and by example. He motivates me to work my hardest and to always stay true to who I am and what I believe. That's what he does: he draws out the talent and drive in people so that they can achieve their full potential. That's a great quality to have in a father and better yet in the president of the United States.“
— Tiffany Trump American Internet personality and daughter of Donald Trump and Marla Maples 1993
Speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention (July 19, 2016)
„We have had much to bear already. And still more will we have to bear. Let us thank God for being young.“
— Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945
Viel schon haben wir ertragen. Mehr noch werden wir ertragen müssen. Danken wir Gott, dass wir jung sind.
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Book VIII, Chapter 4.
„It is rather remarkable that the majority of learned men have closed their minds to what seemed bare and simple facts to many people.“
— Oliver Lodge British physicist 1851 - 1940
Raymond, p. 367 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t80k3mq4s;view=1up;seq=409
„It is impossible to answer your question briefly; and I am not sure that I could do so, even if I wrote at some length. But I may say that the impossibility of conceiving that this grand and wondrous universe, with our conscious selves, arose through chance, seems to me the chief argument for the existence of God; but whether this is an argument of real value, I have never been able to decide. I am aware that if we admit a first cause, the mind still craves to know whence it came, and how it arose. Nor can I overlook the difficulty from the immense amount of suffering through the world. I am, also, induced to defer to a certain extent to the judgment of the many able men who have fully believed in God; but here again I see how poor an argument this is. The safest conclusion seems to me that the whole subject is beyond the scope of man's intellect; but man can do his duty.“
— Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882
volume I, chapter VIII: "Religion", pages 306-307 http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?pageseq=324&itemID=F1452.1&viewtype=image; letter http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-8837 to Dutch student N.D. Doedes (2 April 1873)
— Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680
Canto III, line 263
„God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements.“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
— Mikhail Bakunin Russian revolutionary, philosopher, and theorist of collectivist anarchism 1814 - 1876
Context: By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward. Attributed to Bakunin in The Explorers (1996) by Paolo Novaresio
„People seen by the mind are exactly different to things seen by the eye. They grow smaller and smaller as you come nearer down to them, whereas things become bigger.“
— Anthony Trollope English novelist (1815-1882) 1815 - 1882
„Bear in mind, also, and the fact is an important one, that the framers of the Constitution sat with doors closed, and that this was done purposely, that nothing but the result of their labours should be seen, and that that result should be judged of by the people free from any of the bias shown in the debates. It should also be borne in mind, and the fact is still more important, that the debates in the convention that framed the Constitution, and by means of which a pro-slavery interpretation is now attempted to be forced upon that instrument, were not published till more than a quarter of a century after the presentation and the adoption of the Constitution.“
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
„The symmetry of form attainable in pure fiction can not so readily be achieved in a narration essentially having less to do with fable than with fact.“
— Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1819 - 1891
Context: The symmetry of form attainable in pure fiction can not so readily be achieved in a narration essentially having less to do with fable than with fact. Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges... Ch. 28
„In his great vision Isaiah perceives the voice of the seraphim even before he hears the voice of the Lord. What is it that the seraphim reveal? "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory."
Holy, holy, holy — indicate the transcendence and distance of God. The whole earth is full of His glory — the immanence or presence of God. The outwardness of the world communicates something of the indwelling greatness of God.
The glory is neither an aesthetic nor physical quality. It is sensed in grandeur, but it is more than grandeur. It is a presence or the effulgence of a presence.
The whole earth is full of His glory, but we do not perceive it; it is within our reach but beyond our grasp. And still it is not entirely unknown to us.“
— Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972
Ch. 5<!-- The sense of the ineffable, p. 89 -->
„Whatever you do, wherever you may be, ever bear this in mind that I am always of everything you do“
— Sai Baba of Shirdi Hindu and muslim saint 1838 - 1918