„Christ wanted love to be called his single commandment. This we owe to all men. Nobody is excepted.“

Source: In Defense of the Indians (1548), p. 39

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„Christ wants to lead men by their love, their personal love to Him, and the confidence of His personal love to them.“

—  Horace Bushnell American theologian 1802 - 1876

Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 80.

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„Except the Christ be born again tonight
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.“

—  Vachel Lindsay American poet 1879 - 1931

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In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.
Stars of all hearts, lead onward thro' the night
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Past hills of pain and mountains of new sin
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„Mahomet established a religion by putting his enemies to death; Jesus Christ, by commanding his followers to lay down their own lives.“

—  Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662

Thoughts on Religion and Philosophy http://books.google.pt/books?id=MGkNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA202&dq=%22Mahomet+established+a%22&hl=pt-PT&sa=X&ei=oZmPU-fCDemp7Ab7s4HQAg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Mahomet%20established%20a%20religion%22&f=false (W. Collins, 1838), Ch. XVI, p. 202

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„Whenever Christ calls us, his call leads us to death.“

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

Source: Discipleship (1937), Discipleship and the Cross, p. 87. This quote ends with an oft quoted aphorism: Jeder Ruf Christi fährt in den Tod.
Variant translations:
Every call of Christ leads into death.
When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.
Context: The Cross is not the terrible end of a pious happy life. Instead, it stands at the beginning of community with Jesus Christ. Whenever Christ calls us, his call leads us to death.

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„A place where nobody dared to go
the love that we came to know
They call it Xanadu“

—  Jeff Lynne British rock musician 1947

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„That which they call love, it is nothing except the pain of longing.“

—  Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230

Daz si da heizent minne,
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„You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.“

—  Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947

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„The truth is that nobody is owed an apology for anything. Apologies are lovely when they happen. But they change nothing. They do not reverse actions or correct damage. They are merely nice to hear.“

—  Augusten Burroughs American writer 1965

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