Quotes about likeness

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„I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.“

—  Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

As quoted by William Rees-Mogg in The Times [London] (4 April 2005) {not found}. Gandhi here makes reference to a statement of Jesus: “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Luke 16:13); also partly quoted in Christianity in the Crosshairs: Real Life Solutions Discovered in the Line of Fire (2004, p. 74 books.google http://books.google.de/books?id=I7_5OM2VWuMC&pg=PA74) by Bill Wilson.
A variation is found in Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal & Gandhi Research Foundation's website mkgandhi.org http://www.mkgandhi.org/africaneedsgandhi/gandhi's_message_to_christians.htm. Christian missionary E. Stanley Jones, who spent much time with Gandhi in India, is said to have askedː “Mr Gandhi, though you quote the words of Christ often, why is it that you appear to so adamantly reject becoming his follower?". To this, Gandhi is said to have repliedː “Oh, I don’t reject your Christ. I love your Christ. It is just that so many of you Christians are so unlike your Christ”. Jones would write a book called " Mahatma Gandhi: An Interpretation https://archive.org/details/mahatmagandhiani000019mbp" (1948), where he included excerpts of his personal correspondance with Gandhi, but he did not include this conversation.
No further sources for Gandhi have been yet found; but a A similar quote is attributed to Bara Dadaː "Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians -- you are not like him." Source - Jones, E. Stanley. The Christ of the Indian Road, New York: The Abingdon Press,1925. (Page 114)
Context: I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. The materialism of affluent Christian countries appears to contradict the claims of Jesus Christ that says it's not possible to worship both Mammon and God at the same time.

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„The engine sounds like Victorian plumbing — it looks like Victorian plumbing as well, to be honest.“

—  Jeremy Clarkson English broadcaster, journalist and writer 1960

The Times March 22, 2007, reviewing the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/jeremy_clarkson/article1549519.ece

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„Time, flowing like a river
Time, beckoning me
Who knows when we shall meet again
If ever
But time
Keeps flowing like a river
To the sea“

—  Alan Parsons audio engineer, musician, and record producer from England 1948

"Time", from the album The Turn Of A Friendly Card. (Written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.)
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„Memory works like a Wikipedia page: You can go in there and change it, but so can other people.“

—  Elizabeth Loftus American cognitive psychologist 1944

How reliable is your memory? https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_loftus_the_fiction_of_memory?language=en#t-320055 June 2013

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„I love Love — though he has wings,
And like light can flee,
But above all other things,
Spirit, I love thee —
Thou art love and life! Oh come,
Make once more my heart thy home.“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822

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Song: Rarely, Rarely, Comest Thou http://www.poetryconnection.net/poets/Percy_Bysshe_Shelley/17889 (1821)

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„I'm not a warmonger. And I’m not a pacifist either. But I like peace.“

—  Joseph Kabila President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2001 up to 2018. 1971

As quoted in "For Congo’s Leader, Middling Reviews" https://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/04/world/africa/04kabila.html?hpw (4 April 2009), by Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times

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„I don't think many people remember what life was like in those days“

—  John Glenn American astronaut and politician 1921 - 2016

As quoted in "John Glenn had the stuff U.S. heroes are made of" by Howard Wilkinson, in The Cincinnati Enquirer (20 February 2002).
Context: I don't think many people remember what life was like in those days … This was the era when the Russians were claiming superiority, and they could make a pretty good case — they put up Sputnik in '57; they had already sent men into space to orbit the earth… There was this fear that perhaps communism was the wave of the future. The astronauts, all of us, really believed we were locked in a battle of democracy versus communism, where the winner would dominate the world.

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