„Man’s true end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him for ever.“

The source of this quotation (with "chief" in place of "true") is the Westminster Shorter Catechism, http://www.reformed.org/documents/wsc/index.html?_top=http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC.html.
As quoted in Watchtower ONLINE LIBRARY http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006768?q=Arnold+Toynbee&p=par

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
Arnold J. Toynbee photo
Arnold J. Toynbee1
1889 - 1975

Citações relacionadas

John Piper photo

„God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him“

—  John Piper American writer 1946

Variante: He is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.
Fonte: Don't Waste Your Life

Richard Fuller (minister) photo
John Ruysbroeck photo
Báb photo

„It is the occupation of a Christian to glorify God.“

—  Donald Miller American writer 1971

Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance (2000, Harvest House Publishers)

John Piper photo
Henry Edward Manning photo
Epictetus photo

„For the creature's true religion, is its rendering to God all that is God's, it is its true continual acknowledging all that which it is, and has, and enjoys, in and from God. This is the one true religion of all intelligent creatures, whether in heaven, or on earth; for as they all have but one and the same relation to God, so though ever so different in their several births, states or offices, they all have but one and the same true religion, or right behavior towards God.“

—  William Law English cleric, nonjuror and theological writer 1686 - 1761

¶ 8 - 9.
An Humble, Earnest and Affectionate Address to the Clergy (1761)
Contexto: God could not make the creature to be great and glorious in itself; this is as impossible, as for God to create beings into a state of independence on himself. "The heavens," saith David, "declare the glory of God"; and no creature, any more than the heavens, can declare any other glory but that of God. And as well might it be said, that the firmament shows forth its own handiwork, as that a holy divine or heavenly creature shows forth its own natural power.
But now, if all that is divine, great, glorious, and happy, in the spirits, tempers, operations, and enjoyments of the creature, is only so much of the greatness, glory, majesty, and blessedness of God, dwelling in it, and giving forth various births of his own triune life, light, and love, in and through the manifold forms and capacities of the creature to receive them, then we may infallibly see the true ground and nature of all true religion, and when and how we may be said to fulfill all our religious duty to God. For the creature's true religion, is its rendering to God all that is God's, it is its true continual acknowledging all that which it is, and has, and enjoys, in and from God. This is the one true religion of all intelligent creatures, whether in heaven, or on earth; for as they all have but one and the same relation to God, so though ever so different in their several births, states or offices, they all have but one and the same true religion, or right behavior towards God. Now the one relation, which is the ground of all true religion, and is one and the same between God and all intelligent creatures, is this, it is a total unalterable dependence upon God, an immediate continual receiving of every kind, and degree of goodness, blessing and happiness, that ever was, or can be found in them, from God alone. The highest angel has nothing of its own that it can offer unto God, no more light, love, purity, perfection, and glorious hallelujahs, that spring from itself, or its own powers, than the poorest creature upon earth. Could the angel see a spark of wisdom, goodness, or excellence, as coming from, or belonging to itself, its place in heaven would be lost, as sure as Lucifer lost his. But they are ever abiding flames of pure love, always ascending up to and uniting with God, for this reason, because the wisdom, the power, the glory, the majesty, the love, and goodness of God alone, is all that they see, and feel, and know, either within or without themselves. Songs of praise to their heavenly Father are their ravishing delight, because they see, and know, and feel, that it is the breath and Spirit of their heavenly Father that sings and rejoices in them. Their adoration in spirit and in truth never ceases, because they never cease to acknowledge the ALL of God; the ALL of God in the whole creation. This is the one religion of heaven, and nothing else is the truth of religion on earth.

John Bartholomew Gough photo

„A man's enemies have no power to harm him, if he is true to himself and loyal to God.“

—  John Bartholomew Gough Anglo-American temperance orator 1817 - 1886

Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 208.

Elizabeth Gilbert photo
Dwight D. Eisenhower photo

„God created man to enjoy, not destroy, the fruits of the earth and of their own toil.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

1950s, The Chance for Peace (1953)
Contexto: These proposals spring, without ulterior motive or political passion, from our calm conviction that the hunger for peace is in the hearts of all people -- those of Russia and of China no less than of our own country. They conform to our firm faith that God created man to enjoy, not destroy, the fruits of the earth and of their own toil.

Abraham Lincoln photo

„All I ask for the negro is that if you not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little let him enjoy.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Speech in Springfield, Illinois https://cwcrossroads.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/race-and-slavery-north-and-south-some-logical-fallacies/#comment-47553 (17 July 1858)
1850s

John Milton photo

„The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love Him and imitate Him.“

—  John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674

Quote reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 364

Mark Heard photo
Báb photo
Halldór Laxness photo