— Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977
„No God has promised me immortality; hence no surprise meets me.“
Petronius, Ch. 72
Quo Vadis (1895)
Kontextus: No God has promised me immortality; hence no surprise meets me. At the same time thou art mistaken, Vinicius, in asserting that only thy God teaches man to die calmly. No. Our world knew, before thou wert born, that when the last cup was drained, it was time to go, — time to rest, — and it knows yet how to do that with calmness. Plato declares that virtue is music, that the life of a sage is harmony. If that be true, I shall die as I have lived, — virtuously.
„I am not surprised that men are not thankful to me; but I wonder that they are not grateful to God for the good which he has made me the instrument of conveying to my fellow-creatures.“
— Edward Jenner English physician, scientist and pioneer of vaccination 1749 - 1823
The Life of Edward Jenner: With Illustrations of His Doctrines, and Selections from His Correspondence https://books.google.com.mx/books?id=7K9iwCjoUgkC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false, Vol. 2 (1838), by John Baron, p. 295
„For me sculpture is divinity. This is the only answer that I could find for myself. Art is man's distinctly human way of fighting death. Through art, man achieves immortality and in this immortality we find God.“
— Jacques Lipchitz American and French sculptor 1891 - 1973
— Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington British soldier and statesman 1769 - 1852
At the Duchess of Richmond's ball (15 June 1815), as quoted in Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9460 (1896) by Archibald Forbes, quotes Captain Bowles account and citing the Letters of the First Earl of Malmesbury.
Kontextus: Napoleon has humbugged me, by God; he has gained twenty-four hours' march on me.
„God has always given me the strength to say what is right… I had the strength of God and my ancestors with me.“
— Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005
Quoted in The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis (2013)
„When a liberal is abused, he says, ‘Thank God they didn’t beat me.’ When he is beaten, he thanks God they didn’t kill him. When he is killed, he will thank God that his immortal soul has been delivered from its mortal clay.“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
— Philip II of Spain King of Spain who became King of England by marriage to Queen Mary I 1527 - 1598
David Maland, Europe in the seventeenth century (1966), p. 207.
— Minnie Evans American artist 1892 - 1987
Cited in: Joyce Elaine Noll (1991), Company of Prophets: African American Psychics, Healers & Visionaries. p. 80
— Theodoros Kolokotronis Greek general 1770 - 1843
Theodoros Kolokotronis, quoted in: Stathis Paraskevopoulos (2008) " History of Kolokotronis: Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770-1843) http://www.kolokotronis.org.gr/default.aspx?catid=151" at kolokotronis.org, Accessed May 23, 2014.
„“I suspect that drink has made you impulsive.“
“Drink makes me see funny; the gods made me impulsive.““
— Scott Lynch, könyv Red Seas Under Red Skies
Forrás: Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007), Chapter 1 “Little Games” section 4 (p. 29)
„I am not even prepared to meet Professor Einstein or Bertrand Russell; why should I vaingloriously assume that God would find me interesting?“
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks (1949)
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
Farewell, p. 453
1920s, An Autobiography (1927)
— Srinivasa Ramanujan Indian mathematician 1887 - 1920
Statement to a friend, quoted in Ramanujan, the Man and the Mathematician (1967) by Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, p. 88
An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God.
Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html
„Take a deep breath and take this to heart; God has nothing to do with broken promises. When He says, I promise, mark it down—it’s going to happen.“
— James MacDonald American pastor 1960
Forrás: Always True (Moody, 2011), p. 52
„God's will is eternal, and has never been indifferent; hence… the world is a necessary effect of the divine nature.“
— Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677
Letter to Hugo Boxel (Oct. 1674) The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza https://books.google.com/books?id=Nz1kRKDMbUMC (1891) Tr. R. H. M. Elwes, Vol. 2, Letter 58 (54).
Kontextus: This impels me, before going into your reasons, to set forth briefly my opinion on the question, whether the world was made by chance. But I answer, that as it is clear that chance and necessity are two contraries, so is it also clear, that he, who asserts the world to be a necessary effect of the divine nature, must utterly deny that the world has been made by chance; whereas, he who affirms that God need not have made the world, confirms, though in different language, the doctrine that it has been made by chance; inasmuch as he maintains that it proceeds from a wish, which might never have been formed. However, as this opinion and theory is on the face of it absurd, it is commonly very unanimously admitted, that God's will is eternal, and has never been indifferent; hence... the world is a necessary effect of the divine nature. Let them call it will, understanding, or any name they like, they come at last to the same conclusion, that under different names they are expressing one and the same thing. If you ask them, whether the divine will does not differ from the human, they answer, that the former has nothing in common with the latter except its name; especially as they generally admit that God's will, understanding, intellect, essence, and nature are all identical; so I... lest I... confound the divine nature with the human, do not assign to God human attributes, such as will, understanding, attention, hearing, &c. I therefore say, as I have said already, that the world is a necessary effect of the divine nature, and that it has not been made by chance. I think this is enough to persuade you, that the opinion of those (if such there be) who say that the world has been made by chance, is entirely contrary to mine; and relying on this hypothesis, I proceed to examine those reasons which lead you to infer the existence of all kinds of ghosts.<!--pp. 381-382
„Metaphysics has as the proper object of its enquiries three ideas only: God, freedom, and immortality.“
— Immanuel Kant, könyv Critique of Pure Reason
Critique of Pure Reason (1781; 1787)
„Not in its statement of God as the All-in-all, taken by itself, but in its consequent denial of the reality of man — his freedom and immortal growth in goodness — is it that pantheism betrays its insufficiency to meet the needs of the human spirit.“
— George Holmes Howison American philosopher 1834 - 1916
Forrás: The Limits of Evolution, and Other Essays, Illustrating the Metaphysical Theory of Personal Ideaalism (1905), Modern Science and Pantheism, p.77
„Doubt is a lack of confidence or assurance that God will keep his promises. Faith is an active confidence that God’s promises are always true.“
— James MacDonald American pastor 1960
Forrás: Always True (Moody, 2011), p. 56
„I thank God that this refreshing childhood vision still lives inside me in all its fullness of color and sound. This is what keeps my mind untouched by wastage, keeps it from withering and running dry. It is the sacred drop of immortal water which prevents me from dying.“
— Nikos Kazantzakis, könyv Report to Greco
"The Son", Ch. 4, p. 49
Report to Greco (1965)
Kontextus: I thank God that this refreshing childhood vision still lives inside me in all its fullness of color and sound. This is what keeps my mind untouched by wastage, keeps it from withering and running dry. It is the sacred drop of immortal water which prevents me from dying. When I wish to speak of the sea, woman, or God in my writing, I gaze down in my breast and listen carefully to what the child within me says. He dictates to me; and if it sometimes happens that I come close to these great forces of the sea, woman, and God, approach them by means of words and depict them, I owe it to the child who still lives within me. I become a child again to enable myself to view the world always for the first time, with virgin eyes.
„We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.“
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
As quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) by Geoff Tibballs, p. 255