— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
„My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
Letter to his daughter Frances Scott Fitzgerald (July 1938)
— Philip Sidney, livro The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
Book 1. Compare: "Great thoughts come from the heart", Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues, Maxim cxxvii.
The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (1580)
„It is so easy a thing to give—only great men have the courage and courtesy and, yes, the generosity to receive.“
— John Steinbeck, livro Burning Bright
Friend Ed to Joe Saul in Act Three, Scene I: The Sea
Burning Bright (1950)
„Thou too take courage, wealth despise,
And fit thee to ascend the skies,
Nor be a poor man's courtesies
Rejected or disdained.“
— John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869
Translations, The Aeneid of Virgil (1866), Book VIII
„In courtesy I’d have her chiefly learned;
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned
By those that are not entirely beautiful“
— W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921), A Prayer For My Daughter http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1421/
Fonte: The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
Contexto: In courtesy I’d have her chiefly learned;
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned
By those that are not entirely beautiful;
Yet many, that have played the fool
For beauty’s very self, has charm made wise.
And many a poor man that has roved,
Loved and thought himself beloved,
From a glad kindness cannot take his eyes.
„The dames and cavaliers, the toils and ease
That filled our souls with love and courtesy,
There where the hearts have so malicious grown!“
— Dante Alighieri, livro Purgatorio
Canto XIV, lines 109–111 (tr. Longfellow).
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Purgatorio
„Nor do I sing for courtesy's sake
with a taste for praising, but to make
pure truths known about my former times.
Would to God they were mere dreams.“
— Luís de Camões Portuguese poet 1524 - 1580
Nem eu delicadezas vou cantando
Co'o gosto do louvor, mas explicando
Puras verdades já por mim passadas.
Oxalá foram fábulas sonhadas!
"Vinde cá, meu tão certo secretário", trans. by Landeg White in The Collected Lyric Poems of Luis de Camoes (2016), p. 303
Lyric poetry, Hymns (canções)
— Pierre Corneille, Polyeucte
Je vous aime,
Beaucoup moins que mon Dieu, mais bien plus que moi-même.
Polyeucte, act IV, scene iii.
„When I live holy, He's pleased with me, and when I don't live holy He's not pleased with me, but whether He's pleased with me or not has nothing to do with my salvation… You think your attempt at living holy entitles you to stay in the family of God. That's a dangerous heresy. You are in the family of God (if you are in the family of God at all) by the grace of God, through faith… My salvation is not dependent on my goodness at all.“
— Kent Hovind American young Earth creationist 1953
Dr. Kent Hovind Q&A - Tardigrades Rewrite Evolution Theory - UFOs, Holiness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQKnxLzPr7M, Youtube (November 28, 2015)
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Sixteenth Revelation, Chapter 86
„There is a mighty gulf between those who love and those who do not love God To the one class we owe civility, courtesy, kindness, even tenderness. It is only those who love the Lord who should find in our hearts a home.“
— Frederick William Robertson British writer and theologian 1816 - 1853
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
„Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Attributed to Bonhoeffer on the internet, but this is from a remark about him, not by him, in Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy http://books.google.com/books?id=aG0q3X8TVpsC&pg=PA486#v=onepage (2010), p. 486.
„Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will.“
— Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Fonte: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
„Belief in God and a future life makes it possible to go through life with less of stoic courage than is needed by skeptics.“
— Bertrand Russell, Education and the Social Order
Fonte: Education and the Social Order
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
Song lyrics, Earth Moving (1989)
„Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?“
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
"Reluctance", st. 4 (1913)
„Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.“
— Frederick Buechner, Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation
Fonte: Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation (1983)