„If you're a father of sons, think of a man you'd like your boys to emulate, then be that man--exemplify his selflessness, fidelity, courage.“
— Robert P. George American legal scholar 1955
Twitter post https://twitter.com/McCormickProf/status/911713887061409797 (23 September 2017)
„God the Father is a person separate from the Holy Ghost. Totally separate…. Do you know that the Holy Spirit has a soul and a body separate from that of Jesus and the Father?… God the Father then is a triune being within Himself. He's a person, He has a soul…. A soul is an intellect…. God thinks… separate from the Son and separate from the Holy Ghost…. God the Father is a separate individual from the Son and the Holy Ghost, who is a triune being who walks in a spirit body and He has hair… has eyes… has a mouth… has hands.“
— Benny Hinn American-Canadian evangelist 1952
Orlando Christian Centre, October 13 1990
— George Frideric Handel German, later British Baroque composer 1685 - 1759
Horatio Townsend An Account of the Visit of Handel to Dublin (1852) p. 93, citing Laetitia Matilda Hawkins Anecdotes, Biographical Sketches and Memoirs vol. 1 (1822). His reply on being asked what his feelings were while writing the "Hallelujah Chorus".
„I have had a son killed, a son-in-law die during the last battle of Nashville, another son has thrown himself away, a second son-in-law is in no better condition, I think I have had sorrow enough without having my bank account examined by a Committee of Congress.“
— Andrew Johnson American politician, 17th president of the United States (in office from 1865 to 1869) 1808 - 1875
Letter to his friend Colonel William G. Moore, complaining of Congressional investigations.... (1 May 1867).
„To this day we cannot enjoy the blessing brought to us in Christ without thinking at the same time of that which God gave as adornment and honour to Mary, in willing her to be the mother of his only-begotten Son.“
— John Calvin French Protestant reformer 1509 - 1564
New Testament Commentaries, John 1.32; as quoted in Thomas F. Torrance, "A Harmony of Matthew, Mark and Luke” https://books.google.com/books/about/A_harmony_of_the_Gospels_Matthew_Mark_an.html?id=0diPvgAACAAJ (St. Andrew's Press, Edinburgh, 1972), p.32. and "The Gospel of St. John: The Story of the Son of God" https://books.google.com/books?isbn=113704120X
„Any brute will demand his right to be a law unto himself, beating his wife and his children as he pleases, and defend that right with his father’s rifle and think himself a patriot.“
— Kage Baker American writer 1952 - 2010
Part 3 “The Island Out There” Chapter 3 (pp. 304-305)
„As my father always used to tell me, 'You see, son, there's always someone in the world worse off than you.' And I always used to think, 'So?“
— Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
„Our courteous Lord willeth that we should be as homely with Him as heart may think or soul may desire. But beware that we take not so recklessly this homeliness as to leave courtesy. For our Lord Himself is sovereign homeliness, and as homely as He is, so courteous He is: for He is very courteous. And the blessed creatures that shall be in heaven with Him without end, He will have them like to Himself in all things. And to be like our Lord perfectly, it is our very salvation and our full bliss.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
„Sometimes ah think that people become junkies just because they subconsiously crave a wee bit ay silence.“
— Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting
Renton, "Kicking: The Skag Boys, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Mother Superior" (Chapter 1, Story 1).
„I loved Fred so, and I mean that in the nicest, warmest way: I had such affection for him artistically. I think that experience with Fred was a divine blessing. It blessed me, I know, and I don't think blessings are one sided.“
— Ginger Rogers American actress and dancer 1911 - 1995
Reported by Dick Richards in "Ginger: Salute to a Star", quoting Rogers from Francis Wyndham's story about Ginger Rogers, in London's "Sunday Times Magazine".
„Suffering, my son, is the fount of love. Suffering is the grace, the great grace, which our Father in heaven pours down upon us. For suffering gives men submissive hearts. He that does not suffer thinks that he stands upon a mighty rock which he himself has raised. He does not see his brother; he sees only himself. He believes in no one; he believes only in his own strength. His heart becomes a swamp which swarms with reptiles: pride, obstinacy, and self-love. And when his footstool is rolled away from under him, he sinks, together with all the reptiles, into the depths of hell. But he to whom God has granted suffering shall find his pains like ropes which bind him to his Father in heaven. His heart is awake to feel the pains of his brother in need. He sends afflictions upon you and makes you small on earth that you may be great in heaven.“
— Sholem Asch Polish-American novelist, dramatist, essayist 1880 - 1957
The Nazarene, 1939, p. 512.
— Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
„I believe in love, it's all we got.
Love has no boundaries, no borders to cross.
Love is simple, hate breeds.
Those who think difference is the child of disease.
Father and son make love and guns,
Families together kill someone.
Without love, I believe in love.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947