„TUURI: Let not evermore, / let the gods celebrate / with mortal people! / The gods have long festivals, / man's life is fleeting, / swift as a wheel's turn …“

—  Eino Leino

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Finnish poet and journalist 1878 - 1926

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„He may let go of God, but God does not let go of him.“

—  Karl Barth, book Church Dogmatics

2:2 <!-- p. 317 -->
Paraphrased variant: Man can certainly flee from God... but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God … but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.
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„People of Kommagini, let the glory of Antiochos,
the noble king, be celebrated as it deserves.“

—  Constantine P. Cavafy Greek poet 1863 - 1933

" Epitaph of Antiochos, King of Kommagini http://cavafis.compupress.gr/kave_115.htm" (1923) <!-- some of the ironies of the poem are lost with only this portion of it … but so it goes...-->
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He was just, wise, courageous.
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