„How sad, ye gods, how sad the world is at evening, how mysterious the mists over the swamps. You will know it when you have suffered greatly before dying, when you have walked through the world carrying an unbearable burden. You know it too when you are weary and ready to leave this earth without regret; it's mists, it's swamps and it's rivers; ready to give yourself into the arms of death with a light heart, knowing that death alone can comfort you.“
— Mikhail Bulgakov Russian author primarily known for his novel "Master and Margarita" 1891 - 1940
Book Two in 'Absolution and Eternal Refuge', MG. (Note: Alternate translation of above passage ('Gods, my gods...'))
„You know, when you're young, God sweeps you up. He holds you there. The real snag is to stay there and to know how to fall. All those days when you can't hold on any longer. When you tumble. The test is being able to climb up again.“
— Colum McCann Irish writer and journalist 1965
— Mary Gardiner Brainard American poet 1837 - 1905
Not knowing (1869).
„You whom the soldiers beat,
You who are all but dead,
How the gods love you
And I, alone in the dark,
I was promised the light.“
— Archilochus Ancient Greek lyric poet -680 - -645 a.C.
„TV's not the same buzz. If someone tells you three million people watched the show last week, that's good but, when you walk out in front of 1,000, you think, 'Oh my God, this had better be good'.“
— Jimmy Carr British comedian and humourist 1972
Paddy Hoey (July 15, 2005) "Carr's a comic with universal appeal", Daily Post.
„And therefore you must know that you can forfeit the grace and help of God by your willful sinning or negligence, though you cannot, without grace, turn to God. If you will not do what you can, it is just with God to deny you that grace by which you might do more.“
— Richard Baxter English Puritan church leader, poet, and hymn-writer 1615 - 1691
A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live, Preface.
— Oswald Chambers British missionary 1874 - 1917
„I came upon a child of god,
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me:
"I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm“
— Joni Mitchell Canadian musician 1943
Context: I came upon a child of god, He was walking along the road And I asked him, where are you going And this he told me: "I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm I’m going to join in a rock ’n’ roll band I’m going to camp out on the land, I’m going to try an’ get my soul free. "Woodstock"
„Hold on to that new, enlarge vision of victory that God has given you. Start expecting things to change in your favor. Dare to boldly declare that you are standing strong against the forces of darkness.“
— Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
„If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people.“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
„When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?“
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Book I, ch. 14.