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

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.

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Robertson Davies282
Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and nov… 1913 - 1995

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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)

Jim Butcher fénykép
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.

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.

John Wesley fénykép

„The best of it all is, God is with us.“

—  John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791

A statement among his final words, said to have been repeated two or three times, as quoted in The Living Wesley (1891) by James Harrison Rigg
Variants: The best of it is, God is with us.
Best of all, God is with us.
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Emil M. Cioran fénykép
Charles Bukowski fénykép
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Marilyn Monroe fénykép

„I read poetry to save time.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Bertrand Russell fénykép

„We need a science to save us from science.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

NY Times Magazine, as reported in High Points in the Work of the High Schools of New York City, Vol. 34 (1952), p. 46
1950s

Jonathan Safran Foer fénykép
John Muir fénykép

„God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. Even so, God cannot save them from fools.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

Változat: God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fool
Forrás: 1900s, Our National Parks (1901), chapter 10: The American Forests <!-- Terry Gifford, EWDB, pages 604-605 -->
Kontextus: Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed — chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones. Few that fell trees plant them; nor would planting avail much towards getting back anything like the noble primeval forests. … It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods — trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty, waving and singing in the mighty forests of the Sierra. Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries … God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools — only Uncle Sam can do that.

Red Symons fénykép

„The best way to save money is not to lose it.“

—  Red Symons Australian broadcaster and musician 1949

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Aeschylus fénykép

„God’s best gift Is a mind free from folly“

—  Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Phillip Vellacott, The Oresteian Trilogy, Penguin 1973 ( Google Books https://books.google.com.au/books?id=tuRiOESBVjkC)
Oresteia (458 BC), Agamemnon

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