— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
„Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting—a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Though attributed to Emerson in Edwards' A Dictionary of Thoughts (1908), p. 37, this quote originates in Politics for the People (1848) by Charles Kingsley.
— Hesiod Greek poet 70
Perhaps a mistranslation of line 289 of Works and Days, actually: : But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat
„We tend to think, 'Life should be fair because God is fair.' But God is not life. And if I confuse God with the physical reality of life- by expecting constant good health for example- then I set myself up for crashing disappointment.“
— Philip Yancey, Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud
— Allen Ginsberg, Death and Fame: Last Poems, 1993-1997
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
" The Strayed Reveller to Ulysses http://www.poetry-archive.com/a/the_strayed_reveller_to_ulysses.html"
— Felicia Hemans English poet 1793 - 1835
The Siege of Valencia (1823), scene ix, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— John Marks Templeton stock investor, businessman and philanthropist 1912 - 2008
Context: The question is not is there a God, but is there anything else except God? God is everyone and each of us is a little bit.
— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962
„The Gods sell when they give.
Glory is paid for with disgrace.
Poor are the happy, for they are
Just what passes.“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
Original: Os Deuses vendem quando dão. Compra-se a glória com desgraça. Ai dos felizes, porque são Só o que passa! Poem "O das quinas", first couples.
„Fools! who fancy Christ mistaken;
Man a tool to buy and sell;
Earth a failure, God-forsaken,
Ante-room of Hell.“
— Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875
The World's Age, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).