— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
„I don’t miss basketball. I live very well, thank God. I have my interests, interests in agriculture.“
— Darko Miličić Serbian basketball player 1985
As quoted in "Storyline: Whatever Happened to Darko Milicic" https://hoopshype.com/storyline/whatever-happened-to-darko-milicic/ (21 March 2016), HoopsHype
„Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all Events and the Justice of our Cause. I thank God for this great opportunity of doing my Duty.“
— Horatio Nelson Royal Navy Admiral 1758 - 1805
In response to the cheer that was raised after he sent the signal "England expects every Man will do his Duty.", as quoted in The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. from His Lordship's Manuscripts (1810) by James Stanier Clarke and John McArthur, p. 667
The Battle of Trafalgar (1805)
— Hugo Chávez 48th President of Venezuela 1954 - 2013
After coming back to Caracas. Chávez was in Cuba receiving treatment for cancer. 18 February, 2013. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/02/18/chavez-venezuela-cancer/1927403/
He passed away on 2013/03/06 by cancer.
„God be thanked for the Milky Way that runs across the sky,
That's the path that my feet would tread whenever I have to die.“
— Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918
Main Street and Other Poems (1917)
Contexte: God be thanked for the Milky Way that runs across the sky,
That's the path that my feet would tread whenever I have to die.
Some folks call it a Silver Sword, and some a Pearly Crown,
But the only thing I think it is, is Main Street, Heaventown.
„Acquiring weapons for the defense of Muslims is a religious duty. If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank God for enabling me to do so. And if I seek to acquire these weapons, I am carrying out a duty. It would be a sin for Muslims not to try to possess the weapons that would prevent the infidels from inflicting harm on Muslims.“
— Osama bin Laden founder of al-Qaeda 1957 - 2011
In response to the interviewer stating: 'The U.S. says you are trying to acquire chemical and nuclear weapons.'
1990s, Time magazine interview (1998)
„Sometimes when I am driving I get so angry at inconsiderate drivers that I want to scream at them. But then I remember how insignificant that is, and I thank God that I have a car and my health and gas. That was phrased wrong — normally you wouldn't say, thank God I have gas.“
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
Ellen DeGeneres, My Point...And I Do Have One
— Stevie Ray Vaughan American guitarist, songwriter and recording artist 1954 - 1990
As quoted in Guitar World, September 1988
— Henrik Ibsen, Love's Comedy
Falk, Act III
Love's Comedy (1862)
Contexte: I thank God that in the bath of Pain
He purged my love. What strong compulsion drew
Me on I knew not, till I saw in you
The treasure I had blindly sought in vain.
I praise Him, who our love has lifted thus
To noble rank by sorrow, — licensed us
To a triumphal progress, bade us sweep
Thro' fen and forest to our castle-keep,
A noble pair, astride on Pegasus!
„The duty of the moment is what you should be doing at any given time, in whatever place God has put you. You may not have Christ in a homeless person at your door, but you may have a little child. If you have a child, your duty of the moment may be to change a dirty diaper. So you do it. But you don’t just change that diaper, you change it to the best of your ability, with great love for both God and that child…. There are all kinds of good Catholic things you can do, but whatever they are, you have to realize that there is always the duty of the moment to be done. And it must be done, because the duty of the moment is the duty of God.“
— Catherine Doherty Religious order founder; Servant of God 1896 - 1985
Dear Parents (1997)
— Anwar Ibrahim Malaysian politician 1947
In response to Judge Zabidin Mohamad Diah not finding Anwar guilty of sodomy, after finding the DNA evidence submitted by the prosecution unreliable, in January 9, 2012, quoted on BBC News, "Anwar Ibrahim acquitted of sodomy in Malaysia" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-16463989, 9 January 2012.
— Lydia Maria Child American abolitionist, author and women's rights activist 1802 - 1880
Letter to George W. Julian (8 April 1865), as quoted in The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery http://books.google.com/books?id=4b8m7cv3wTIC&pg=PA335#v=onepage&q&f=false, by Eric Foner, p. 336
Contexte: I think we have reason to thank God for Abraham Lincoln. With all his deficiencies, it must be admitted that he has grown continually.
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Angel Dream (No. 4)
Lyrics, Songs and Music from "She's the One" (1996)
„I thank God, I have been able, by adopting Principles of strict Economy and Frugality, to keep my principal, I mean my Country-Estate, unimpaired.“
— George Mason American delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention 1725 - 1792
Letter to his son, George Mason V. (8 January 1783)
— Hans Frank German war criminal 1900 - 1946
Last words, 10/16/46, quoted in "The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II" - Page 565 - by Jon E. Lewis - History - 2002
— Gerard Manley Hopkins English poet 1844 - 1889
"Carrion Comfort", lines 13-14
Wessex Poems and Other Verses (1918)
„In the name of God, I put my trust in God. O God, I seek refuge in Thee lest I stray or be led astray or cause injustice or suffer injustice or do wrong or have wrong done to me!“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 2, Number 67b.