„Jesus rejected hatred because he saw that hatred meant death to the mind, death to the spirit, and death to communion with his Father.“
— Howard Thurman, kniha Jesus and the Disinherited
Jesus and the Disinherited (1949), p. 88
Kontext: Jesus rejected hatred because he saw that hatred meant death to the mind, death to the spirit, and death to communion with his Father. He affirmed life; and hatred was the great denial.
— George Gordon Byron, Selected Poems
The Destruction of Sennacherib, st. 3.
Hebrew Melodies (1815)
Zdroj: Selected Poems
„The angel of death has been abroad throughout the land; you may almost hear the beating of his wings.“
— John Bright British Radical and Liberal statesman 1811 - 1889
Speech https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1855/feb/23/supply-ministerial-explanations to the House of Commons (23 February 1855) opposing the Crimean War.
Kontext: The angel of death has been abroad throughout the land; you may almost hear the beating of his wings. There is no one, as when the first-born were slain of old, to sprinkle with blood the lintel and the two sideposts of our doors, that he may spare and pass on; he takes his victims from the castle of the noble, the mansion of the wealthy, and the cottage of the poor and the lowly, and it is on behalf of all these classes that I make this solemn appeal.
„It is only Jesus Christ who has thrown light on life and immortality through the gospel; and because He has done so, and has enabled us by His atoning death and intercession to make the most of this discovery, His gospel is, for all who will, a power of God unto salvation.“
— Henry Liddon British theologian 1829 - 1890
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
„When God has sent his angel to me, then I know of a surety. … When God sends his angel to the soul it becomes the one who knows for sure.“
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328
Sermon 9, as translated in The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church (1999) by Hughes Oliphant Old, Ch. 9: The German Mystics, p. 448
Kontext: When God has sent his angel to me, then I know of a surety.... When God sends his angel to the soul it becomes the one who knows for sure. Not for nothing did God give the keys into St. Peter's keeping, for Peter stands for knowledge, and knowledge is the key that unlocks the door, presses forward and breaks in, to discover God as he is.
„We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He has disabled death itself. That is the formula. That is Christianity. That is what has to be believed.“
— Clive Staples Lewis, kniha K jádru křesťanství
Book II, Chapter 4, "The Perfect Penitent"
Mere Christianity (1952)
Kontext: We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He has disabled death itself. That is the formula. That is Christianity. That is what has to be believed. Any theories we build up as to how Christ's death did all this are, in my view, quite secondary: mere plans or diagrams to be left alone if they do not help us, and, if they do help us, not to be confused with the thing itself.
„Some think that He does not call her 'mother' but only 'woman' so as not to inflict a deeper wound of sorrow on her heart. I do not reject this; but another conjecture is no less probable, that Christ wanted to show that now that He has completed the course of human life, He puts off the condition in which He has lived and enters into the heavenly kingdom where He will rule over angels and men. For we know that Christ's custom always was to recall believers from looking at the flesh. This was especially necessary at His death.“
— John Calvin French Protestant reformer 1509 - 1564
Commentary on John 19:26
„I swear on the Angel." He ducked his head down, kissed her cheek. "The hell with that. I swear on us.“
— Cassandra Clare, kniha City of Fallen Angels
Zdroj: City of Fallen Angels
„The man who dares to live his life with death before his eyes, the man who receives life back bit by bit and lives as though it did not belong to him by right but has been bestowed on him as a gift, the man who has such freedom and peace of mind that he has overcome death in his thoughts — such man believes in eternal life because it is already his, it is a present experience, and he already benefits from its peace and joy. He cannot describe this experience in words. He may not be able to conform his view with the traditional picture of it. But one thing he knows for certain: Something within us does not pass away, something goes on living and working wherever the kingdom of the spirit is present. It is already working and living within us, because in our hearts we have been able to reach life by overcoming death.“
— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
Reverence for Life (1969)
„He is like an angel who floats for a little while on this planet and touches with his wings the canvas.“
— Karel Appel Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet 1921 - 2006
— Holly Black, kniha The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Zdroj: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
„Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.“
— Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
Zdroj: Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
— Homér, Iliad
XV. 496–497 (tr. Lord Derby); spoken by Hector.
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Originál: (el) Οὔ οἱ ἀεικὲς ἀμυνομένῳ περὶ πάτρης
„The love of a dog for his master is notorious; in the agony of death he has been known to caress his master, and every one has heard of the dog suffering under vivisection, who licked the hand of the operator; this man, unless he had a heart of stone, must have felt remorse to the last hour of his life.“
— Charles Darwin, kniha The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
volume I, chapter II: "Comparison of the Mental Powers of Man and the Lower Animals", page 40 http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?pageseq=53&itemID=F937.1&viewtype=image
The Descent of Man (1871)
— Madame de Pompadour chief mistress of Louis XV of France 1721 - 1764
Said while the French financial system was on the verge of collapse, as quoted in Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) by E. Cobham Brewer. Brewer states that this was sometimes attributed to the Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, but that he was probably simply quoting Madame de Pompadour.