„God will judge us not according to how much we endured, but how much we could love“

Source: Tortured for Christ N/E

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—  L. Frank Baum, book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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„He [God] lends us a little of His reasoning powers and that is how we think: He puts a little of His love into us and that is how we love one another.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis, book Mere Christianity

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Context: He [God] lends us a little of His reasoning powers and that is how we think: He puts a little of His love into us and that is how we love one another. When you teach a child writing, you hold its hand while it forms the letters: that is, it forms the letters because you are forming them. We love and reason because God loves and reasons and holds our hand while we do it.

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„We never can have a true view of man unless we have a love for him. Civilisation must be judged and prized, not by the amount of power it has developed, but by how much it has evolved and given expression to, by its laws and institutions, the love of humanity.“

—  Rabindranath Tagore Bengali polymath 1861 - 1941

Sādhanā : The Realisation of Life http://www.spiritualbee.com/spiritual-book-by-tagore/ (1916)
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„Benjamin, we’re meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?“

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