„Pliny declares, as I hear, that he does not believe in the gods, but he believes in dreams; and perhaps he is right.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, könyv Quo vadis

Petronius, as depicted in the novel, speaking to Marcus Vinicius,<!-- entirely fictional character, NOT the historical figure. --> in Ch. 1
Quo Vadis (1895)
Kontextus: Pliny declares, as I hear, that he does not believe in the gods, but he believes in dreams; and perhaps he is right. My jests do not prevent me from thinking at times that in truth there is only one deity, eternal, creative, all-powerful, Venus Genetrix. She brings souls together; she unites bodies and things. Eros called the world out of chaos. Whether he did well is another question; but, since he did so, we should recognize his might, though we are free not to bless it.

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Henryk Sienkiewicz fénykép
Henryk Sienkiewicz1
lengyel regényíró 1846 - 1916

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Fausto Cercignani fénykép

„Perhaps it is not true that “a man becomes what he dreams”; but if he does not dream, what kind of a man is he?“

—  Fausto Cercignani Italian scholar, essayist and poet 1941

This quote is itself quoting Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman in the film Grey Owl (1999)
Examples of self-translation (c. 2004), Quotes - Zitate - Citations - Citazioni

Isaac Newton fénykép

„I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.“

—  Yip Harburg American song lyricist 1896 - 1981

"Agnostic".
Rhymes for the Irreverent (1965)
Kontextus: No matter how much I probe and prod,
I cannot quite believe in God;
But oh, I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.

Richard Baxter fénykép

„When the Son of God comes to rescue us and bring us back to God, He does not find in us the ability to believe.“

—  Richard Baxter English Puritan church leader, poet, and hymn-writer 1615 - 1691

The Saints' Everlasting Rest (1650), "The Nature of the Saints' Rest"

Dietrich Bonhoeffer fénykép

„To everyone God is the kind of God he believes in.“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945

Forrás: Discipleship (1937), The Disciple and Unbelievers, p. 185.

Jonathan Safran Foer fénykép

„As you seek God and he rekindles it in your heart, I believe he is going to speak to you.“

—  Craig Groeschel American priest 1967

It – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (2008, Zondervan)

Jeffrey R. Holland fénykép
Lucy Stone fénykép

„I know not what you believe of God, but I believe He gave yearnings and longings to be filled, and that He did not mean all our time should be devoted to feeding and clothing the body.“

—  Lucy Stone American abolitionist and suffragist 1818 - 1893

"Disappointment Is the Lot of Women" oration (17 or 18 October 1855) quoted in Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Antony, and Mathilda Gage, History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 1 (1881)

Rosa Parks fénykép
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Miguel de Unamuno fénykép

„To believe in God is to yearn for His existence and, furthermore, it is to act as if He did exist.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), V : The Rationalist Dissolution
Kontextus: To believe in God is to long for His existence and, further, it is to act as if he existed; it is to live by this longing and to make it the inner spring of our action.
Kontextus: To believe in God is to long for His existence and, further, it is to act as if he existed; it is to live by this longing and to make it the inner spring of our action. This longing or hunger for divinity begets hope, hope begets faith, and faith and hope beget charity. Of this divine longing is born our sense of beauty, of finality, of goodness.

John Banville fénykép
Joseph Conrad fénykép

„He feared neither God, nor devil, nor man, nor wind, nor sea, nor his own conscience. And I believe he hated everybody and everything. But I think he was afraid to die. I believe I am the only man who ever stood up to him.“

—  Joseph Conrad, könyv The Shadow Line

Referring to Mr. Burns. Compare to Heart of Darkness' manager: "He was becoming confidential now, but I fancy my unresponsive attitude must have exasperated him at last, for he judged it necessary to inform me he feared neither God nor devil, let alone any mere man. I said I could see that very well..."
The Shadow Line (1915)

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