„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

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—  Robert Erskine Childers Irish nationalist and author 1870 - 1922

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Beneath the churchyard sod,
With our limbs at rest in the green earth's breast,
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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?
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