— Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954
„A child of God should be a visible Beatitude, for joy and happiness, and a living Doxology, for gratitude and adoration.“
— Charles Spurgeon British preacher, author, pastor and evangelist 1834 - 1892
Zdroj: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 104.
— Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953
As quoted in The Memoirs of Stalin's former secretary (1992) by Boris Bazhanov [Saint Petersburg] (in Russian) http://lib.ru/MEMUARY/BAZHANOW/stalin.txt
— Margaret Junkin Preston American writer 1820 - 1897
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 407.
— Leo Tolstoy, kniha Vojna a mír
Bk. XV, ch. 1
Zdroj: War and Peace (1865–1867; 1869)
„God is not a limited individual who sits alone up in the clouds on a golden throne. God is pure Consciousness that dwells within everything. Understanding this truth, learn to accept and love everyone equally.“
— Mata Amritanandamayi Hindu spiritual leader and guru 1953
Conversation in Helsinki (2000)
„Those who thank God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience.“
— Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
Reverence for Life (1969)
„Like I said, the Star Trek fans are the most loyal and lovely there are. It's a pleasure to be able to see their joy and to shake their hands or give them a hug of gratitude for their support.“
— Cyia Batten American actress 1972
Enterprise's Orion Slave Girls http://www.startrek.com/article/exclusive-interview-enterprises-orion-slave-girls (March 16, 2016)
„I discovered when we suffer, we suffer as equals. And in their capacity to suffer, a dog is a pig is a bear..... is a boy“
— Philip Wollen Australian philanthropist 1950
"Animals Should Be Off the Menu" (2012)
„To love life is to love God. Harder and more blessed than all else is to love this life in one's sufferings, in undeserved sufferings.“
— Leo Tolstoy, kniha Vojna a mír
Bk. XIV, ch. 15
War and Peace (1865–1867; 1869)
„Pure nonsense is a joy forever, as Keats didn't quite say. I love to see a writer flying high, just for the hell of it.“
— William Zinsser writer, editor, journalist, literary critic, professor 1922 - 2015
Zdroj: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 20, Humor, p. 246.
„Never did any Soul do good, but it came readier to do the same again, with more Enjoyment. Never was Love, or Gratitude, or Bounty practis'd but with increasing Joy, which made the Practiser still more in love with the fair Act.“
— Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury English politician and Earl 1671 - 1713
Vol. 2, p. 30; "The Moralists, a Philosophical Rhapsody".
Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711)
„For love is exultant when it unites equals, but it is triumphant when it makes that which was unequal equal in love.“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Zdroj: Think Big (1996), p. 56
„The calculus of probabilities, when confined within just limits, ought to interest, in an equal degree, the mathematician, the experimentalist, and the statesman.“
— François Arago French mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician 1786 - 1853
Laplace, p. 364.
Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men (1859)
„The suffering in the world is due to our living on a planet polluted by sin - not God's hatred or neglect. Humans choose to murder when God gave us the intellect to cure disease. Humans choose to pollute when God gave us a pure planet rich in every resource we need.“
— Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949
You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think (2009)
— John Ferriar British writer and physician 1761 - 1815
Illustrations of Sterne, Bibliomania, line 137, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„According to Eshin's "Essentials of Salvation," the Ten Pleasures are but a drop in the ocean when compared to the joys of the Pure Land.“
— Yukio Mishima Japanese author 1925 - 1970
"The Priest of Shiga Temple and His Love" in Death in Midsummer, and Other Stories (1966), p. 59.