„God shall be my hope, my stay, my guide and lantern to my feet.“

Source: Henry V

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English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616

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—  Boyle Roche Irish politician 1736 - 1807

In a letter.
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„If God in his wisdom have brought close
The day when I must die,
That day by water or fire or air
My feet shall fall in the destined snare
Wherever my road may lie.“

—  Dante Gabriel Rossetti English poet, illustrator, painter and translator 1828 - 1882

The King's Tragedy, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Next week I shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend.“

—  Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817

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„Hope unites me to my God and Him to me.“

—  Pope Pius X Catholic Pope and saint 1835 - 1914

As quoted in Life of Pius X (1918) by Francis Alice Forbes, p. 35
Variant translation: My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by His Divine help. I can do all in Him who strengthens me. His Power is infinite, and if I lean on him, it will be mine. His Wisdom is infinite, and if I look to Him counsel, I shall not be deceived. His Goodness is infinite, and if my trust is stayed in Him, I shall not be abandoned.
Context: I shall spare myself neither care nor labour nor vigils for the salvation of souls. My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by His divine help; I can do all in Him who strengthened me! His power is infinite, and if I lean on Him it will be mine; His wisdom is infinite, and if I look to Him for counsel I shall not be deceived; His goodness is infinite, and if my trust is stayed on Him I shall not be abandoned. Hope unites me to my God and Him to me. Although I know I am not sufficient for the burden, my strength is in Him. For the salvation of others I must bear weariness, face dangers, suffer offences, confront storms, fight against evil. He is my Hope.

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„I pray God that I may never find my will again. Oh, that Christ would subject my will to His, and trample it under His feet.“

—  Samuel Rutherford Scottish Reformed theologian 1600 - 1661

Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 513.

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„It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment,—Independence now and Independence forever.“

—  Daniel Webster Leading American senator and statesman. January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852. Served as the Secretary of State for three… 1782 - 1852

Source: Discourse in Commemoration of Adams and Jefferson (1826), p. 136

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„Führer, my Führer given me by God. Protect and preserve my life for long. You rescued Germany from its deepest need. I thank you for my daily bread. Stay for a long time with me, leave me not. Führer, my Führer, my faith, my light. Hail my Führer.“

—  Baldur von Schirach German Nazi leader convicted of crimes against humanity in the Nuremberg trial 1907 - 1974

A prayer written by Schirach and repeated by the Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth) before meals. Quoted in "The Trial of the Germans" - Page 288 - by Eugene Davidson - History - 1997

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„My lovely living boy,
My hope, my hap, my love, my life, my joy.“

—  Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590

Second Week, Fourth Day, Book ii. Compare: "My fair son! My life, my joy, my food, my all the world", William Shakespeare, King John, act iii. sc. 4.
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„I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky!“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

See, for example, Albert D. Richardson (1865), The Secret Service, the Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape. The quotation is based on a comment by Rev. Moncure D. Conway about the progress of the Civil War.
It is evident that the worthy President would like to have God on his side: he must have Kentucky.
Moncure D. Conway (1862), The Golden Hour
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„My God, my God, have mercy on me, and on my poor people!“

—  William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584

Last words, as quoted in De Vader des Vaderlands (1941) by W. Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, p. 29
Variants:
O my God, have mercy on this poor people.
My God, have pity on my soul; my God, have pity on this poor people.
My God, have mercy on my soul and on these poor people.
My God, have pity on my soul; I am badly wounded. My God, have pity on my soul and on this poor people!

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