„God save us from people who mean well.“

—  Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy

Forrás: A Suitable Boy

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Vikram Seth fénykép
Vikram Seth12
Indian writer 1952

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Paddy Chayefsky fénykép

„God save us all from people who do the morally right thing. It's always the rest of us who get broken in half.“

—  Paddy Chayefsky American playwright, screenwriter and novelist 1923 - 1981

Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison.
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Kontextus: You've done the morally right thing. God save us all from people who do the morally right thing. It's always the rest of us who get broken in half.

Nikos Kazantzakis fénykép

„It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, könyv The Saviors of God

The Saviors of God (1923)
Kontextus: We do not struggle for ourselves, nor for our race, not even for humanity.
We do not struggle for Earth, nor for ideas. All these are the precious yet provisional stairs of our ascending God, and they crumble away as soon as he steps upon them in his ascent.
In the smallest lightning flash of our lives, we feel all of God treading upon us, and suddenly we understand: if we all desire it intensely, if we organize all the visible and invisible powers of earth and fling them upward, if we all battle together like fellow combatants eternally vigilant — then the Universe might possibly be saved.
It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.

„The very name of Jesus means, "He shall save his people from their sins." He came to seek and save the lost, those who are enslaved by sin.“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957

Forrás: Something More, A Consideration of the Vast, Undeveloped Resources of Life (1920), p. 87

Teresa of Ávila fénykép

„God save us from reading nothing but the best.“

—  Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995

Reading (1990)
Kontextus: Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.

Graham Greene fénykép

„God save us always," I said, "from the innocent and the good.“

—  Graham Greene, könyv The Quiet American

Pt. I, ch. 1, pg 15
Forrás: The Quiet American (1955)

Aleksandr Pushkin fénykép

„God save us from seeing a Russian revolt, senseless and merciless. Those who plot impossible upheavals among us, are either young and do not know our people, or are hard-hearted men who do not care a straw either about their own lives or those of others.“

—  Aleksandr Pushkin Russian poet 1799 - 1837

Found in Pushkin's. The Captain's Daughter and Other Stories. English edition by Random House LLC. 2013. p. 139
As quoted by Joseph Frank in Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time (2009). Princeton University Press, p. 203.

Karl Barth fénykép

„God in the highest, in the sense of the Christian Confession, means He who from on high has condescended to us, has come to us, has become ours.“

—  Karl Barth Swiss Protestant theologian 1886 - 1968

This is paraphrased in "Karl Barth's Conception of God" (1952) http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/primarydocuments/Vol2/520102BarthsConceptionOfGod.pdf by Martin Luther King, Jr.: God is the one who stands above our highest and deepest feelings, strivings and intuitions.
Dogmatics in Outline (1949)
Kontextus: He is the One who stands above us and also above our highest and deepest feelings, strivings, intuitions, above the products, even the most sublime, of the human spirit. God in the highest means first of all … He who is in no way established in us, in no way corresponds to a human disposition and possibility, but who is in every sense established simply in Himself and is real in that way; and who is manifest and made manifest to us men, not because of our seeking and finding, feeling and thinking, but again and again, only through Himself. It is this God in the highest who has turned as such to man, given Himself to man, made Himself knowable to him … God in the highest, in the sense of the Christian Confession, means He who from on high has condescended to us, has come to us, has become ours.<!-- p. 37

Kent Hovind fénykép
Emily St. John Mandel fénykép
Jim Butcher fénykép
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Richard Rohr fénykép

„The people who know God well—mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God—always meet a lover, not a dictator.“

—  Richard Rohr American spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, Catholic Franciscan priest 1943

Forrás: Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

Margaret Thatcher fénykép
Kurien Kunnumpuram fénykép

„The Church of God becomes concrete and visible only in a community of people who have experienced the presence of God and responded to his saving activity.“

—  Kurien Kunnumpuram Indian theologian 1931 - 2018

Kunnumpuram, Kurien, 2011 “Theological Exploration,” Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 14/2 (July-Dec 2011)
On the Church

Ambrose fénykép

„It was not by dialectic that it pleased God to save His people.“

—  Ambrose bishop of Milan; one of the four original doctors of the Church 339 - 397

De fide, I, 5, 42.

Millard Fillmore fénykép

„May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.“

—  Millard Fillmore American politician, 13th President of the United States (in office from 1850 to 1853) 1800 - 1874

Letter to Henry Clay (11 November 1844), as quoted in Presidential Wit from Washington to Johnson (1966) edited by Bill Adler
1840s

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