„Preachers are not sermon makers, but men makers and saint makers, and he only is well-trained for this business who has made himself a man and a saint. It is not great talents nor great learning nor great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God - men always preaching by holy sermons in the pulpit, by holy lives out of it. These can mold a generation for God.“
— Edward McKendree Bounds clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church South 1835 - 1913
Power Through Prayer.
— James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905
(Roger Steer. Hudson Taylor: Lessons in Discipleship. OMF International, 1995, 51).
„Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.“
— Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
— Cassandra Clare, kniha Clockwork Angel
Zdroj: Clockwork Angel
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Call to the Nation
Kontext: Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God, this is the secret of greatness. If you have faith in all the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological Gods, and in all the Gods which foreigners have now and again introduced into your midst, and still have no faith in yourselves, there is no salvation for you.
— Philo Roman philosopher -15 - 45 př. n. l.
Attributed to Philo in How Do We Know When It's God?: A Spiritual Memoir (1999) by Dan Wakefield. It has also been wrongly attributed to Plato and Ephrem the Syrian. It is a variant of the Christmas message "Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle," written by the Scottish preacher Ian Maclaren (also known as John Watson) in 1897.
Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle. Plato? Philo of Alexandria? http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/06/29/be-kind/.
„God’s greatness lies in forgiving, in showing mercy, and in this greatness He is greater than the heart which condemns itself. Behold, this is that greatness of God which we have to speak of especially within the sanctuary; for here we know God differently, more closely – from the other side, if one may say so – that out there, where doubtless He is revealed, is to be known in His works, whereas here He is to be known as He has revealed Himself, as He would be known by Christians. The tokens of God’s greatness can be known in nature everyone can behold with wonder, or rather there is no special token, for the works themselves are the tokens; thus every one can see the rainbow and must wonder when he sees it. But the token of God’s greatness in showing mercy exists only for faith; this token is in fact the Sacrament. God’s greatness in nature is manifest, but God’s greatness in showing mercy is a secret which has to be believed.“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
Soren Kierkegaard, Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays.1 John 3: From Cristian Discourses & The Lilies of the Field & The Birds of the Air, & Discourses at the Communion on Fridays 1848 Translated by Walter Lowrie 1940, 1961 Galaxy Books P. 298-299
1840s, Christian Discourses (1848)
„History, in [Nietzsche’s] view, belongs to him who is fighting a great fight, and who needs examples, teachers and comforters, but cannot find them among his contemporaries. Without history the mountain chain of great men’s great moments, which runs through millennia, could not stand clearly and vividly before me.“
— Georg Brandes Danish literature critic and scholar 1842 - 1927
Zdroj: An Essay on Aristocratic Radicalism (1889), p. 17
„How come you don't work fourteen hours a day? Your great-great-grandparents did. How come you only work the eight-hour day? Four guys got hanged fighting for the eight-hour day for you.“
— Studs Terkel American author, historian and broadcaster 1912 - 2008
Zdroj: Touch and Go: A Memoir
— James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905
Source:(A.J. Broomhall. Hudson Taylor and China’s Open Century, Book Four: Survivors’ Pact. London: Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1984, 154).
— Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849
Marginalia http://www.easylit.com/poe/comtext/prose/margin.shtml (November 1844)
— Robin S. Sharma Canadian self help writer 1965
Zdroj: The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story about Living Your Heart's Desires
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
Letter http://archive.org/stream/thoughtandcharac032117mbp#page/n495/mode/2up/search/great+faith+man+God to William James (24 March 1907).
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan (11 August 2010) http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/08/11/statement-president-occasion-ramadan
— Ernest Hemingway, kniha The Old Man and the Sea
Zdroj: The Old Man and the Sea
„My faith is great: out of the transient darkness of the present the shadows will flee away, and Day will yet dawn. I am an Anarchist.“
— Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
The Better Part (1901)
Kontext: I believe that brutality tends to defeat itself. Prizefighters die young, gourmands get the gout, hate hurts worse the man who nurses it, and all selfishness robs the mind of its divine insight, and cheats the soul that would know. Mind alone is eternal. He, watching over Israel, slumbers not nor sleeps. My faith is great: out of the transient darkness of the present the shadows will flee away, and Day will yet dawn. I am an Anarchist.
„When principles will not work out in practice and the obstructions confronting men are too great, even the most faithful give way. And this“
— Robert Hunter (author) American sociologist, author, golf course architect 1874 - 1942
Zdroj: Why We Fail as Christians (1919), p. 63
Kontext: When principles will not work out in practice and the obstructions confronting men are too great, even the most faithful give way. And this, so far as we know, is what happened to every Tolstoyan.