„Empathy during agony is a portion of divinity.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Neal A. Maxwell
ehemaliger Amerikanischer Kirchenführer 1926 - 2004

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„Not indolence but congenial work is man's Divinely allotted portion.“

—  Joseph H. Hertz British rabbi 1872 - 1946

Genesis II, 15 (p. 8)
The Pentateuch and Haftorahs (one-volume edition, 1937, ISBN 0-900689-21-8

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„No portion of the world is so barren as not to yield a rich and precious harvest of divine truth.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

"Arctic Coal Mines — The Diomede Bay Islands", San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin (part 18 of 21 part series "Cruise of the Corwin") dated 25 August 1881, published 25 October 1881; reprinted in The Cruise of the Corwin http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings/cruise_of_the_corwin/default.aspx (1917), chapter 17: Meeting the Point Barrow Expedition
1880s

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„If one choose the goods of the soul, he chooses the diviner [portion]; if the goods of the body, the merely mortal.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory

Source Book in Ancient Philosophy (1907), The Golden Sayings of Democritus

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„During such calm sunshine of the mind, these spectres of false divinity never make their appearance.“

—  David Hume, The Natural History of Religion

Part XIV - Bad influence of popular religions on morality
The Natural History of Religion (1757)

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„The whole universe belongs to Me, but they say they own this portion or that portion.“

—  Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886

Quelle: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (1942), p. 105
Kontext: God laughs on two occasions. He laughs when the physician says to the patient's mother, "Don't be afraid, mother; I shall certainly cure your boy." God laughs, saying to Himself, "I am going to take his life, and this man says he will save it!" The physician thinks he is the master, forgetting that God is the Master. God laughs again when two brothers divide their land with a string, saying to each other, "This side is mine and that side is yours." He laughs and says to Himself, "The whole universe belongs to Me, but they say they own this portion or that portion."

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„Writing a novel is agony.“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950

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„Agonies are one of my changes of garments.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

Quelle: Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition

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„Excruciating agony makes me cranky.“

—  Brandon Mull American fiction writer 1974

Quelle: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

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„This is a tale of the agony of the creative individual, whose nightly rest only resuscitates him so that he can endure his agonies the next day.“

—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

Quelle: Power and Innocence (1972), Ch. 11 : The Humanity of the Rebel
Kontext: Civilization begins with a rebellion. Prometheus, one of the Titans, steals fire from the gods on Mount Olympus and brings it as a gift to man, marking the birth of human culture. For this rebellion Zeus sentences him to be chained to Mount Caucasus where vultures consume his liver during the day and at night it grows back only to be again eaten away the next day. This is a tale of the agony of the creative individual, whose nightly rest only resuscitates him so that he can endure his agonies the next day.

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„The only gift is a portion of thyself.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1840s, Essays: Second Series (1844), Gifts

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„That last moment belongs to us — that agony is our triumph.“

—  Bartolomeo Vanzetti Italian American anarchist executed by Massachusetts 1888 - 1927

Statement attributed to Vanzetti by Philip D. Stong, http://www.powys-lannion.net/Powys/America/S_V.htm a reporter for the North American Newspaper Alliance who visited Vanzetti in prison in May of 1927 shortly before he and Sacco were executed.
Kontext: If it had not been for these things, I might have lived out my life talking at street corners to scorning men. I might have died, unmarked, unknown, a failure. Now we are not a failure. This is our career and our triumph. Never in our full life could we hope to do such work for tolerance, for justice, for man's understanding of man as now we do by accident. Our words — our lives — our pains — nothing! The taking of our lives — lives of a good shoemaker and a poor fish-peddler — all! That last moment belongs to us — that agony is our triumph.

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„I stood in unimaginable trance
And agony that cannot be remembered.“

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834

Remorse, Act iv, scene 3
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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