— Billy Graham American Christian evangelist 1918 - 2018
„Judge not, so that you will not be judged. We should talk to people to be saved and not to die. I mean, we should talk salvation, not condemnation. The Bible is my standard. God hates sin, not sinners. When I say, ‘Do not judge so that you will not be judged’, I mean we should hate sin, not the sinner because sinners can change. If you have killed a sinner by judging him, there will be no opportunity for change. Sinners can be delivered. We should hate the act, not the people because our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the ‘spirit beings’ that cause all these acts. If my parents were one, I would not have been given birth to. Those that are asking this question – if your parents were one, you would not have been given birth to. You that are reading me – if your parents were one, you would not be reading this today. God bless the reader and the hearer.“
— T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
Answering a question on homosexuality - "Shocking Lesbian Confessions At TB Joshua's Church http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2014/03/shocking-lesbian-confessions-at-tb.html Linda Ikeji's Blog, Nigeria (March 24 2014)
— Alexandre Dumas, livro O Conde de Monte Cristo
„I shall not have it judged by any man, not even by any angel. For since I am certain of it, I shall be your judge and even the angels’ judge through this teaching (as St. Paul says [1 Cor. 6:3]) so that whoever does not accept my teaching may not be saved - for it is God’s teaching and not mine.“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
Against the Spiritual Estate of the Pope and the Bishops Falsely So Called, July 1522. Luther's Works, Church and Ministry I, Eric W. Gritsch, Helmut T. Lehman eds., Concordia Publishing House, 1986, ISBN 0800603397, ISBN 9780800603397, vol. 39, p. 249. http://books.google.com/books?id=2YnYAAAAMAAJ&q=%22so+that+whoever+does+not+accept+my+teaching+may+not+be+saved%22&dq=%22so+that+whoever+does+not+accept+my+teaching+may+not+be+saved%22&hl=en&ei=9ow_TOntFoL78AbVqMW_Cg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAA
„The Father and the Son have one Will, and that Will is the Holy Ghost, Who gives Himself to the soul so that the Divine Nature permeates the powers of the soul so that it can only do God-like works.“
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328
Sermon V : The Self-Communication of God
„“I knew God had heard my prayer when I learned that it was you and no other who drew this case.”
“One judge is coughing his life out into bloody handkerchiefs and the other is burying his wife, and you think this is how God answers your prayers?”“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
The Tales of Alvin Maker, Heartfire (1998), Chapter 11.
„Let not thy peace depend on the tongues of men; for whether they judge well of thee or ill, thou art not on that account other than thyself. Where are true peace and true glory? Are they not in God?“
— Isabella Fyvie Mayo Scottish poet, novelist, reformer 1843 - 1914
Reported in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 448.
„In the end, it is not about the piece of cloth. It is about the relationship with God, and I know I don’t want anybody judging me so I don’t think it is right for us to judge each other.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
Beating the drums of hope and faith (2004), Context: We spend so much time defending the Qur’an from attacks that it’s sexist, we rant and rave about how Islam gave rights to women over 1400 years ago, but our sisters are still not in position of leadership within our community. Our sisters are still praying next to the shoe-racks while the men have plush carpets beneath their lazy foreheads and our public women’s shelters are full of Muslim women fleeing from abusive husbands and dead-beat dads. The sad reality is that our community does display sexist attitudes to women. Writing a song about Hijab seemed pretty shallow to me in light of the other issues surrounding women that we Muslims are too self-righteous to face. … I began to see that some Muslim women look down on others for not covering, or that many Muslim men judge sisters who wear hijab differently from those who don’t. A sister shows up at the mosque one day without hijab and she is treated rudely; she shows up the next day with hijab and she is treated like a queen. Such a scenario is a blatant treatment of the woman as an object, no different than the judgements we see made in secular society of women’s appearances. In the end, it is not about the piece of cloth. It is about the relationship with God, and I know I don’t want anybody judging me so I don’t think it is right for us to judge each other. On various concerns about writing his song "The Veil", and reactions to it.
„There is nothing that God has judged good for us that He has not given us the means to accomplish, both in the natural and the moral world.“
— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
Undated, Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 261
„On Kant’s view it can never follow from the fact that God commands is to do such-and-such that we ought to do such-and-such. In order for us to reach such a conclusion we would also have to know that we always ought to do what God commands. But this last we could not know unless we ourselves possessed a standard of moral judgment independent of God’s commandments by means of which we could judge God’s deeds and words and so find the latter morally worthy of obedience. But clearly if we possess such a standard, the commandments of God will be redundant.“
— Alasdair MacIntyre, livro After Virtue
After Virtue (1981), p. 45.
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955
— Jean Paul Sartre, The Flies
The Flies (1943), Jupiter, Act 1
— Haile Selassie Emperor of Ethiopia 1892 - 1975
Disputed, Not reliably sourced, as this has thus far been found only in a Rastafarian publication http://www.himchurch.org/index.html on the internet which conflates several different statements by Haile Selassie made between 1948 and 1966 with some made by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan which were merely quoted by Selassie in 1965.
„When does the building of the Spirit really begin to appear in a man's heart? It begins, so far as we can judge, when he first pours out his heart to God in prayer.“
— J.C. Ryle Anglican bishop 1816 - 1900
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 470.