— Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
„Even God had a Welsh name:
He spoke to him in the old language“
„Any Name of God in any language is worthy of respect but the original Name of God in the Semitic language is Allah. This (Semitic) is the language of the celestial entities. It is by this Name that the angels call upon God and it is attached to the Title of every Prophet.“
— Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi Pakistani Sufi spiritual leader, poet, author 1941 - 2001
An introduction to this book
— Cyrus H. Gordon American linguist 1908 - 2001
Ch.VII Further Observations on Homer <!-- p.238, 1965 paper -->
— Pope Sixtus I pope 42
The Ring (c. 120). If "The Ring" refers to the work "The Ring of Sixtus", it is highly unlikely that these quotes are attributed correctly. It is widely believed that "The Ring of Sixtus" was written by a Pythagorean philosopher.
„Praise consists in the love of God, in wonder at the goodness of God, in recognition of the gifts of God, in seeing God in all things He gives us, ay, and even in the things that He refuses to us; so as to see our whole life in the light of God; and seeing this, to bless Him, adore Him, and glorify Him.“
— Henry Edward Manning English Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal 1808 - 1892
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 456.
„God' is the name given to the most ‘important’ human idea. In English, as in other languages, the original sense of the word is obscure. But the character of the name is the same in all languages: it is a question. 'God' is the question 'Is there something more important than, something besides, man?“
— Laura Riding Jackson poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer 1901 - 1991
"The Idea of God" from Essays from Epilogue (Manchester: Carcanet, 2001)
„Many are the names of God, and infinite the forms that lead us to know Him. In whatsoever name or form you desire to call Him, in that very form and name you will see Him.“
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
Saying 5; variant translation: More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realize Him.
„Being the source of goodness, God, even after our failures, calls us anew, not effacing entirely from our mind the knowledge of good, even if we have turned away from virtue through sin. This is what God, at present, also does for Adam in calling him although he has hidden himself, saying to him: 'Adam, where art thou?' Adam, in fact, had been placed there by God for the purpose of working and guarding Paradise; he had received this place from Him to be his own. Having distanced himself from there by disobedience, it is proper that he should hear from God: 'Where art thou?“
— Didymus the Blind Coptic church theologian 313 - 398
— José Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature 1928 - 2008
Interview with Edney Silvestre, 2007.