„If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.“

—  Thomas von Kempen, buch Nachfolge Christi

Quelle: The Imitation of Christ

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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„In this supremacy of tragedy, we find it only in our hearts, to wish that God's curse may overwhelm the treacherous…“

—  Robert Erskine Childers Irish nationalist and author 1870 - 1922

Speaking in elegy regarding the recent death of Michael Collins. From " Poblacht na-Eireann (War News ) No. 47 " Thursday 24 August 1922.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

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„We do not want to harm any human being, not even our worst enemy. Our walk of life is to live in truth and righteousness of God, in peace and unity. … If all the world were like us there would be no war and no injustice.“

—  Jacob Hutter Tyrolean Anabaptist leader and founder of the Hutterites 1500 - 1536

Letter to Governer Kuna von Kunstadt, as reported in William Roscoe Estep, The Anabaptist Story (1996), p. 133

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„Would that we two were lying
Beneath the churchyard sod,
With our limbs at rest in the green earth's breast,
And our souls at home with God.“

—  Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875

The Saint's Tragedy (1848), Act ii, scene ix, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Do the gods light this fire in our hearts
or does each man's mad desire become his god?“

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Original: (la) Dine hunc ardorem mentibus addunt,
Euryale, an sua cuique deus fit dira cupido?
Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IX, Lines 184–185 (tr. Fagles)

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