— Sam Walter Foss American writer 1858 - 1911
The volunteer Organist, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Sam Walter Foss American writer 1858 - 1911
— James MacDonald American pastor 1960
— Elisabeth Elliot, The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to God
„Though we, by the wrath and the contrariness that is in us, be now in tribulation, distress, and woe, as falleth to our blindness and frailty, yet are we securely safe by the merciful keeping of God, that we perish not. But we are not blissfully safe, in having of our endless joy, till we be all in peace and in love: that is to say, full pleased with God and with all His works, and with all His judgments, and loving and peaceable with our self and with our even-Christians and with all that God loveth, as love beseemeth. And this doeth God’s Goodness in us.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
„We thus become temples of God whenever earthly cares cease to interrupt the continuity of our memory of Him.“
— Basil of Caesarea Christian Saint 329 - 379
vol. 1, p. 19
— Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom
— Victor J. Stenger American philosopher 1935 - 2014
Context: The transition of nothing-to-something is a natural one, not requiring any agent. As Nobel laureate physicist Frank Wilczek has put it, "The answer to the ancient question 'Why is there something rather than nothing?' would then be that 'nothing' is unstable." [... ] In short, the natural state of affairs is something rather than nothing. An empty universe requires supernatural intervention--not a full one. Only by the constant action of an agent outside the universe, such as God, could a state of nothingness be maintained. The fact that we have something is just what we would expect if there is no God. Chapter 4: 'Cosmic Evidence', p.133
„God said this is our land, land in which we flourish as people... we want our cattle to get fat on our land so that our children grow up in prosperity; and we do not want the fat removed to feed others.“
— Jomo Kenyatta First prime minister and first president of Kenya 1893 - 1978
From a speech given in Nyeri, Kenya, 26 July 1952.
„Whenever I meet prostitutes, they never speak of sex. They inquire about the soul, and about God. I also meet many ascetics and monks, and whenever we are alone they ask about nothing but sex.“
— Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990
Context: Whenever I meet prostitutes, they never speak of sex. They inquire about the soul, and about God. I also meet many ascetics and monks, and whenever we are alone they ask about nothing but sex. I was surprised to learn that ascetics, who are always preaching against sex, seem to be captivated by it. They are curious about it and disturbed by it; they have this mental complex about it, yet they sermonize about religion and about the animal instincts in man. And sex is so natural. From Sex to Superconsciousness
„What of this God whom we command, to bless our coloured flag and land, so busy drawing lines in sand that we don’t think and understand.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
"What Has Become"
„Like any man, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Context: Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like any man, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
„God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.“
— Robert Stanley Weir Canadian judge and poet 1856 - 1926
„If we are faithful to GOD in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life.“
— James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905
(J. Hudson Taylor. A Retrospect. Philadelphia: China Inland Mission, n.d., 20).
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328