„God often works more by the life of the illiterate seeking the things that are God's, than by the ability of the learned seeking the things that are their own.“

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 123.

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Teólogo, filósofo e arcebispo da Cantuária na Idade Média 1033 - 1109

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„That is the first thing to learn — not to seek.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

1960s, Freedom From The Known (1969)
Contexto: That is the first thing to learn — not to seek. When you seek you are really only window-shopping. The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality, or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosophers or saviours. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself and that is why you must know yourself. Immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self. To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom.

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„Too often critics seem more intent on seeking new ways to alter Congress than to truly learn how it functions.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006

Address at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (3 November 1966); published in Gerald R. Ford,Selected Speeches (1973) edited by Michael V. Doyle <!-- p. 114 -->
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Contexto: Too often critics seem more intent on seeking new ways to alter Congress than to truly learn how it functions. They might well profit from the advice of Thomas Huxley, who said a century ago: "Sit down before facts as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion — or you shall learn nothing."

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„Sin is resistance, in the name of God, to the creative work of God which seeks to include us all.“

—  James Alison Christian theologian, priest 1959

Fonte: Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay (2001), " The man blind from birth and the Creator's subversion of sin http://girardianlectionary.net/res/fbr_ch-1_john9.htm", p. 17.

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„Men seek but one thing in life — their pleasure.“

—  W. Somerset Maugham, livro Of Human Bondage

Fonte: Of Human Bondage (1915), Ch. 45

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„It is God’s will that we have three things in our seeking: — The first is that we seek earnestly and diligently, without sloth, and, as it may be through His grace, without unreasonable heaviness and vain sorrow.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

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Contexto: It is God’s will that we have three things in our seeking: — The first is that we seek earnestly and diligently, without sloth, and, as it may be through His grace, without unreasonable heaviness and vain sorrow. The second is, that we abide Him steadfastly for His love, without murmuring and striving against Him, to our life’s end: for it shall last but awhile. The third is that we trust in Him mightily of full assured faith. For it is His will that we know that He shall appear suddenly and blissfully to all that love Him.
For His working is privy, and He willeth to be perceived; and His appearing shall be swiftly sudden; and He willeth to be trusted. For He is full gracious and homely: Blessed may He be!

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„A married man seeks to please his wife and not God.“

—  André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967

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„Most often people seek in life occasions for persisting in their opinions rather than for educating themselves.“

—  André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951

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„All time is wasted that is not spent in seeking God.“

—  Lahiri Mahasaya Indian yogi and guru 1828 - 1895

This adage is attributed to the ancient sage Sukdeva, as quoted in Promise of Immortality: The True Teaching of the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita (2001) by J. Donald Walters. p. 242
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„The most important thing is not the work I can do for God. The most important thing is to make God the most important thing.“

—  Phil Vischer American puppeter 1966

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„Think of God more often than thou breathest.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138

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„learn from my miseries, and do not seek to increase your own.“

—  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer 1797 - 1851

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„Each consciousness seeks to be itself and all other consciousnesses without ceasing to be itself; it seeks to be God.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

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Contexto: Consciousness, the craving for more, more, always more, hunger of eternity and thirst of infinity, appetite for God — these are never satisfied. Each consciousness seeks to be itself and all other consciousnesses without ceasing to be itself; it seeks to be God. And matter, unconsciousness, tends to be less and less, tends to be nothing, its thirst being a thirst for repose. Spirit says: I wish to be! and matter answers: I wish not to be!

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