„I do what I do without hope of reward or fear of punishment. I do not require Heaven or Hell to bribe or scare me into acting decently.“

—  Mary Doria Russell, The Sparrow

Quelle: The Sparrow

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Mary Doria Russell
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1950

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„I want to put out the fires of Hell, and burn down the rewards of Paradise. They block the way to Allah. I do not want to worship from fear of punishment or for the promise of reward, but simply for the love of Allah.“

—  Rabia Basri Muslim saint and Sufi mystic

as quoted in Farid al-Din Attar, Memorial of the Friends of God (c. 1230, 2009 Translation edited by Losensky).

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„It is man's duty to love and to fear God, even without hope of reward or fear of punishment.“

—  Maimónides, buch The Guide for the Perplexed

Quelle: Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190), Part III, Ch.24

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„What Hells and Purgatories and Heavens I have inside of me! But who sees me do anything that disagrees with life--me, so calm and peaceful?“

—  Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares

Quelle: The Book of Disquiet

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„You do not so act as to avoid Hell and enter Heaven.“

—  Ibrahim ibn Adham ascetic Sufi saint 718 - 779

Quelle: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2004), p. 27

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„I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 v.Chr

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„When I die I don't want no part of heaven.
I would not do heaven's work well.
I pray the devil comes and takes me
To stand in the fiery furnaces of hell.“

—  Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949

"Youngstown"
Song lyrics, The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)

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„I really do fear that I'm dying
I really do fear that I'm dead
I saw it in your eyes what I'm looking for
I saw it in your eyes what will make me live.“

—  Rufus Wainwright American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer 1973

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Song lyrics, Poses (2001)

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„Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.“

—  Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845

Statement shortly before his death, as quoted in Life of Andrew Jackson (1860) by James Parton, p. 679.

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„Damn me to hell or take me to heaven, but for Gods sake, do it now….“

—  Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950

Quelle: The Stanislaski Brothers: Mikhail and Alex

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„It is the virtue of God, the Parmatma, the creator to do justice and we as judges merely act as his agents. I always seek guidance from the creator so that we do not make a wrong judgment. We act without favour or fear, ill will or affection. For me it makes no difference.“

—  Rana Bhagwandas Pakistani judge 1942 - 2015

Response when asked about feelings as first Pakistani acting-Chief Justice from a minority community, by Onkar Singh in Indian Rediff News interview (14 February 2006).

„Curran looked at me. “What the hell was I supposed to do, catch the werebison as he was falling?“

—  Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo

Quelle: Magic Strikes

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