— Ali Al-Wardi Iraqi sociologist 1913 - 1995
„It was to little purpose to excuse the matter, by saying, that the badness of the Verses was a kind of Testimony that they were made by a God, who nobly scorn'd to be tyed up to rules and to be confined to the Beauty of a Style.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„We such clusters had
As made us nobly wild, not mad;
And yet each verse of thine
Outdid the meat, outdid the frolic wine.“
— Robert Herrick 17th-century English poet and cleric 1591 - 1674
"Ode for Ben Jonson".
— Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 př. n. l.
Epigram attributed to Virgil in Donatus' Life of Virgil.
„The only person who could make me stop singing is the one who made me sing: God, the beauty up there!“
— Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira Brazilian singer 1949
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„“People who claim they are motivated by the Purpose end up behaving differently—and generally better—than people who serve other masters,” Ty said.
“So it is like believing in God.”
“Maybe yes. But without the theology, the scripture, the pigheaded certainty.”“
— Neal Stephenson American science fiction writer 1959
— Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology
„Why pray to a god who would rather speak through say, a stone? Too bad that God made so many people who are interested in music and so few stones who are.“
— Mark Heard American musician and record producer 1951 - 1992
— Nicholas Udall English playwright 1505 - 1556
Gawin Goodluck, Act V, sc. ii.
— Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680
Canto III, line 1011
„every time God forgives us, God is saying that God's own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us.“
— Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
„If a person is stupid, we excuse him by saying that he cannot help it; but if we attempted to excuse in precisely the same way the person who is bad, we should be laughed at.“
— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860
E. Payne, trans., vol. 2, p. 230
„Christ was a Jew, and God, he is supposed to have made the universe. That's a little far-fetched because if God made the world, who made God?“
— Julius Streicher German politician 1885 - 1946
To Leon Goldensohn, April 6, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004
„The knowledge of God proceeds from the love of God, and this love has little or nothing of the rational in it. For God is indefinable. To seek to define Him is to seek to confine Him within the limits of our mind — that is to say, to kill Him. In so far as we attempt to define Him, there rises up before us — Nothingness.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
Context: Not by way of reason, but only by way of love and suffering, do we come to the living God, the human God. Reason rather separates us from Him. We cannot first know Him in order that afterward we may love Him; we must begin by loving Him, longing for Him, hungering after Him, before knowing Him. The knowledge of God proceeds from the love of God, and this love has little or nothing of the rational in it. For God is indefinable. To seek to define Him is to seek to confine Him within the limits of our mind — that is to say, to kill Him. In so far as we attempt to define Him, there rises up before us — Nothingness.
„Free verse may be written as very beautiful prose; prose may be written as very beautiful free verse. Which is which?“
— John Livingston Lowes American academic 1867 - 1945
Nation (February 1916)