— Robert Louis Stevenson, livro An Inland Voyage
An Inland Voyage (1878).
„Yet that is the most splendid privilege of man, that the true birthright of the human Spirit, to know his own Divinity, and then to realise it, to know his own Divinity and then to manifest it.“
— Robert Louis Stevenson, livro An Inland Voyage
„The divine element manifests itself (or show up) in man as well by his aptitude for science, than by his aptitude for virtue. True morality, true philosophy and true art are in their essence ("dans leur essence", Fr.) religious."“
— African Spir Russian philosopher 1837 - 1890
„Nature is part our humanity, and without some awareness and experience of that divine mystery man ceases to be man. When the Pleiades and the wind in the grass are no longer a part of the human spirit, a part of very flesh and bone, man becomes, as it were, a kind of cosmic outlaw, having neither the completeness and integrity of the animal nor the birthright of a true humanity.“
— Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
„Jesus is the true manifestation of God, and He is manifested to be the regenerating power of a divine life.“
— Horace Bushnell American theologian 1802 - 1876
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 85.
„Since geometry is co-eternal with the divine mind before the birth of things, God himself served as his own model in creating the world (for what is there in God which is not God?), and he with his own image reached down to humanity.“
— Johannes Kepler, livro Harmonices Mundi
Harmonices Mundi (1618), Book IV, Ch. 1, as quoted in "Kepler's Astrology"in Kepler, Four Hundred Years (1975) edited by Arthur and Peter Beer.
— Jean Baptiste Massillon French Catholic bishop and famous preacher 1663 - 1742
On the Last Day, Context: Man, during his abode in this world, knows not his own heart. Self-love spreads a veil over his imperfections, and conceals the knowledge of his true state, both from himself and from others. But on this day he shall be seen in his true dress, both by himself and by all mankind. The just man is disregarded and despised in this world: he is subjected in a great measure to the will of the sinner; his life is esteemed folly, and his end without honour. He, likewise, shall be seen in his true light on this day, and shall be honoured before the whole world with that honour to which his merits are entitled.
„Virgin Birth, then, neither proves sinlessness, incarnation or divinity. We just do not know what divinity connotes, save that it implies a plus to his humanity, a plus which was both achieved and endowed.“
— Leslie Weatherhead English theologian 1893 - 1976
The Christian Agnostic (1965), p.99
„A man who submits himself wholeheartedly to God might handle them and not be harmed. That was the faith my father had professed. Certainly he trusted God, in his own case, and believed God manifested Himself in the rolled eyes of his congregants and in their babble of incomprehensible tongues. Trust and be saved, was his philosophy. And yet in the end it was the snakes that killed him. I wondered which element of the calculation had ultimately failed him—human faith or divine patience.“
— Robert Charles Wilson, livro Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (2009), pp. 355-356
— Dinah Craik English novelist and poet 1826 - 1887
Poems (1866), Our Father's Business, Context: O infinitely human, yet divine! Half clinging childlike to the mother found, Yet half repelling — as the soft eyes say, "How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not That I must be about my Father's business?"
— Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947
1920s, Science and the Modern World (1925), Ch. 2: "Mathematics as an Element in the History of Thought"
— Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804
Context: Freedom is the alone unoriginated birthright of man, and belongs to him by force of his humanity; and is independence on the will and co-action of every other in so far as this consists with every other person’s freedom. Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysics of Ethics by Immanuel Kant, trans. J.W. Semple, ed. with Iintroduction by Rev. Henry Calderwood (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1886) (3rd edition). Chapter: GENERAL DIVISION OF JURISPRUDENCE. http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=1443&chapter=56215&layout=html&Itemid=27
— Robert K. Merton, livro Social Theory and Social Structure
Social Theory and Social Structure (1949), p. ix (1957 edition)
„Education is the manifestation of perfection present already in man. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
„Jesus was not divine because he was less human than his fellowmen but for the opposite reason that he was supremely human, and it is this of which his divinity consists, the fullness and perfection of him as an intellectual, moral and spiritual human being.“
— Eugene V. Debs American labor and political leader 1855 - 1926
Jesus, the Supreme Leader (1914)
„I pray, in short, that God exists, that Lucifer brings about His own Redemption and that mankind therefore shall in time be free of them both forever: for until Man makes his own justice according to his own experience, he will never know what true peace can be.“
— Michael Moorcock, livro The War Hound and the World's Pain
The War Hound and the World's Pain (1981), Chapter 18 (p. 168)
„To be ignorant is not the special prerogative of man; to know that he is ignorant is his special privilege.“
— Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975
Eminent Indians (1947)
„For M. Maurras the practical is the divine, and his “atheism” consists less in denying God than in shifting him to man and his political work. … It is the divinizing of politics.“
— Julien Benda French essayist 1867 - 1956
Treason of the Intellectuals (1927), p. 108
„Decision is a vastly important thing with a convicted sinner. He must choose, or he must be lost. If he will not do it, he may expect the Divine Spirit to depart from him, and leave him to his own way.“
— Ichabod Spencer American minister 1798 - 1854
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 186.