— Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day
„And for yourself, may the gods grant you
Your heart's desire, a husband and a home,
And the blessing of a harmonious life.
For nothing is greater or finer than this,
When a man and woman live together
With one heart and mind, bringing joy
To their friends and grief to their foes.“
— Stanley Lombardo Philosopher, Classicist 1943
Book VI, lines 183–189; Odysseus to Nausicaa.
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
„Beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.“
— Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 př. n. l.
— Arnold J. Toynbee British historian, author of A Study of History 1889 - 1975
The source of this quotation (with "chief" in place of "true") is the Westminster Shorter Catechism, http://www.reformed.org/documents/wsc/index.html?_top=http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC.html. As quoted in Watchtower ONLINE LIBRARY http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006768?q=Arnold+Toynbee&p=par
„She is rightly called not only the mother of the man, but also the Mother of God … It is certain that Mary is the Mother of the real and true God.“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
Weimar edition of Martin Luther's Works, English translation edited by J. Pelikan [Concordia: St. Louis], Vol. 11, Vol. 24, 107
„What if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar“
— Paul of Tarsus Early Christian apostle and missionary 5 - 67
Context: What if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. Romans, 3:3-8 -
„God would never have let us long for our friends with such a strong and holy love, if they were not waiting for us.“
— William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author 1816 - 1885
„A friend once said, and I found to be true, That everyday people, they lie to God too, So what makes you think, that they won't lie to you.“
— Lauryn Hill American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actress 1975
„Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays, and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never;
God is wisdom, God is love.“
— John Bowring 4th Governor of Hong Kong 1792 - 1872
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 272.
— John Bartholomew Gough Anglo-American temperance orator 1817 - 1886
— John Byrom Poet, inventor of a shorthand system 1692 - 1763
Context: This short Supplication, or Litany, read When the longer with us is not wont to be said, Tho' brief in Expression, as fully imports The Will to all Blessings, for "Men of all Sorts," — Same brotherly Love, by which Christians are taught To "pray without ceasing," or limiting Thought; That Religion may flourish upon its true Plan Of Glory to God and Salvation to Man. XII
— Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
Context: True love's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven: It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly; It liveth not in fierce desire, With dead desire it doth not die; It is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart, and mind to mind In body and in soul can bind. Canto V, stanza 13.
„It is yet a higher speech of his than the other, “It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.”“
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626