„In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.“

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Russian writer 1828 - 1910

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„I cannot look around me without being struck with the analogy observable in the works of God.“

—  Richard Cecil (clergyman) British Evangelical Anglican priest and social reformer 1748 - 1810

Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 31.
Context: I cannot look around me without being struck with the analogy observable in the works of God. I find the Bible written in the style of His other books of Creation and Providence. The pen seems in the same hand. I see it, indeed, write at times mysteriously in each of these books; thus I know that mystery in the works of God is only another name for my ignorance. The moment, therefore, that I become humble, all becomes right.

„I know that mystery in the works of God is only another name for my ignorance. The moment, therefore, that I become humble, all becomes right.“

—  Richard Cecil (clergyman) British Evangelical Anglican priest and social reformer 1748 - 1810

Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 31.
Context: I cannot look around me without being struck with the analogy observable in the works of God. I find the Bible written in the style of His other books of Creation and Providence. The pen seems in the same hand. I see it, indeed, write at times mysteriously in each of these books; thus I know that mystery in the works of God is only another name for my ignorance. The moment, therefore, that I become humble, all becomes right.

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„For the love of God, for the love of your children and of the civilization to which you belong, cease this madness.“

—  George F. Kennan American advisor, diplomat, political scientist and historian 1904 - 2005

As quoted in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Vol. 37 (1981); also in Boston Globe obituary of George F. Kennan by Mark Feeney (18 March 2005) D23. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/03/18/george_kennan_dies_at_101_devised_cold_war_policy Cited in James Carroll, House of War, Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., (2006), chapter 7, note 140, p. 581.
Context: For the love of God, for the love of your children and of the civilization to which you belong, cease this madness. You are mortal men. You are capable of error. You have no right to hold in your hands — there is no one wise enough and strong enough to hold in his hands — destructive power sufficient to put an end to civilized life on a great portion of our planet.

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„Keep your honor code between you and God, you don’t break that, no matter who’s not looking. God is.“

—  Caroline Myss author from the United States 1952

As quoted in "Caroline Myss' Journey" by Terry Loncaric, at Conscious Choice (September 2003) http://www.consciouschoice.com/2003/cc1609/carolinemyss1609.html

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„To be in politics is to be misjudged. But the moment I flourish the axe, murder the hog, look at the brains of the hog sloshing around in the bucket, I anoint my face with the blood, the offal, and I give out a mighty cry to the Gods upon Olympus.“

—  Steve Hilton British political consultant 1969

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