„He looked at her then, and she could see he wasn't afraid.
"Nothing really dies as long as it's not forgotten," he said.“
— L.J. Smith, The Forbidden Game
Zdroj: The Forbidden Game
Book Seven : The Church of the Social Revolution, "Christ and Caesar"
The Profits of Religion (1918)
Kontext: In the most deeply significant of the legends concerning Jesus, we are told how the devil took him up into a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time; and the devil said unto him: "All this power will I give unto thee, and the glory of them, for that is delivered unto me, and to whomsoever I will, I give it. If thou, therefore, wilt worship me, all shall be thine." Jesus, as we know, answered and said "Get thee behind me, Satan!" And he really meant it; he would have nothing to do with worldly glory, with "temporal power;" he chose the career of a revolutionary agitator, and died the death of a disturber of the peace. And for two or three centuries his church followed in his footsteps, cherishing his proletarian gospel. The early Christians had "all things in common, except women;" they lived as social outcasts, hiding in deserted catacombs, and being thrown to lions and boiled in oil.
But the devil is a subtle worm; he does not give up at one defeat, for he knows human nature, and the strength of the forces which battle for him. He failed to get Jesus, but he came again, to get Jesus' church. He came when, through the power of the new revolutionary idea, the Church had won a position of tremendous power in the decaying Roman Empire; and the subtle worm assumed the guise of no less a person than the Emperor himself, suggesting that he should become a convert to the new faith, so that the Church and he might work together for the greater glory of God. The bishops and fathers of the Church, ambitious for their organization, fell for this scheme, and Satan went off laughing to himself. He had got everything he had asked from Jesus three hundred years before; he had got the world's greatest religion.
— L.J. Smith, The Forbidden Game
Zdroj: The Forbidden Game
— Vernon Howard American writer 1918 - 1992
The Power of Your Supermind
— 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.
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964
Glenn Beck: Jews Killed Jesus
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018
concerning smoking and yoga path, p.6
The Yellow Book, 1974
— George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara
Zdroj: 1900s, Major Barbara (1905)
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Zdroj: I am That, P.139.
— Avram Davidson, kniha Masters of the Maze
Zdroj: Masters of the Maze (1965), Chapter 7 (p. 100)
— Björn Ulvaeus Swedish musician 1945
Björn Ulvaeus Speaks on Humanism, 14 July 2006
— Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
Zdroj: The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus (c.1565), Ch. XXV. "Divine Locutions. Discussions on That Subject" ¶ 26 & 27
Variant translation: I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
Kontext: May it please His Majesty that we fear Him whom we ought to fear, and understand that one venial sin can do us more harm than all hell together; for that is the truth. The evil spirits keep us in terror, because we expose ourselves to the assaults of terror by our attachments to honours, possessions, and pleasures. For then the evil spirits, uniting themselves with us, — we become our own enemies when we love and seek what we ought to hate, — do us great harm. We ourselves put weapons into their hands, that they may assail us; those very weapons with which we should defend ourselves. It is a great pity. But if, for the love of God, we hated all this, and embraced the cross, and set about His service in earnest, Satan would fly away before such realities, as from the plague. He is the friend of lies, and a lie himself. He will have nothing to do with those who walk in the truth. When he sees the understanding of any one obscured, he simply helps to pluck out his eyes; if he sees any one already blind, seeking peace in vanities, — for all the things of this world are so utterly vanity, that they seem to be but the playthings of a child, — he sees at once that such a one is a child; he treats him as a child, and ventures to wrestle with him — not once, but often.
May it please our Lord that I be not one of these; and may His Majesty give me grace to take that for peace which is really peace, that for honour which is really honour, and that for delight which is really a delight. Let me never mistake one thing for another — and then I snap my fingers at all the devils, for they shall be afraid of me. I do not understand those terrors which make us cry out, Satan, Satan! when we may say, God, God! and make Satan tremble. Do we not know that he cannot stir without the permission of God? What does it mean? I am really much more afraid of those people who have so great a fear of the devil, than I am of the devil himself. Satan can do me no harm whatever, but they can trouble me very much, particularly if they be confessors. I have spent some years of such great anxiety, that even now I am amazed that I was able to bear it. Blessed be our Lord, who has so effectually helped me!
— Joe Frazier American boxer 1944 - 2011
Frazier makes his point. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/18/sports/othersports/18frazier.html?pagewanted=2&ei=5090&en=a3509c26258f5380&ex=1318824000&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
— Eddie Izzard British stand-up comedian, actor and writer 1962
— Steven Gerrard English footballer 1980
Kaka Quoted in Kaka:Steven Gerrard has The Heart Of a Lion http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/85/england/2009/11/12/1620429/kaka-steven-gerrard-has-the-heart-of-a-lion Goal, 12 November 2009
— James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright 1894 - 1961
"Carpe Noctem, If You Can", Credos and Curios (1962)
From other writings
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 639
— Edward R. Murrow Television journalist 1908 - 1965
Broadcast from Buchenwald (1945)
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 př. n. l.
Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 44
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius
— Samuel R. Delany, kniha Tales of Nevèrÿon
Section 4 (p. 192)
Tales of Nevèrÿon (1979)
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Blowin' in the Wind