„It's going to give you nightmares for the rest of your wasted life."
Oh, my God, I was so badass. It was all I could do not to give a“
— James Patterson American author 1947
Quelle: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
„Do the best you can, without straining yourself too much and too continuously, and leave the rest to God.“
— Don Marquis American writer 1878 - 1937
The Almost Perfect State (1921)
Kontext: The best good that you can possibly achieve is not good enough if you have to strain yourself all the time to reach it. A thing is only worth doing, and doing again and again, if you can do it rather easily, and get some joy out of it.
Do the best you can, without straining yourself too much and too continuously, and leave the rest to God. If you strain yourself too much you'll have to ask God to patch you up. And for all you know, patching you up may take time that it was planned to use some other way.
BUT... overstrain yourself now and then. For this reason: The things you create easily and joyously will not continue to come easily and joyously unless you yourself are getting bigger all the time. And when you overstrain yourself you are assisting in the creation of a new self — if you get what we mean.
„We have the finest food, the finest equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. Why, by God, I actually pity those poor sons-of-bitches we're going up against. By God, I do.“
— George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
Speech to the Third Army (1944)
— Bernice King American minister, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963
— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
Thoughts suggested on the Banks of the Nith.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„Try how much of the word of God you can understand, and what is more, try how much you can practice. A sincere wish and purpose to do the will of God, will be your best way to know the mind of God.“
— John Angell James British abolitionist 1785 - 1859
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 554.
„I hold the simple belief that if you live your life in the right way guided by values, God will take care of the rest. God’s plans will always be better than the ones we come up with ourselves.“
— Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016
Don Soderquist “ Live Learn Lead to Make a Difference https://books.google.com/books?id=s0q7mZf9oDkC&lpg=pg=PP1&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2006 p. 173.
On Trusting God
„We do not only free God by battling and subduing the visible world about us; we also create God.
"Open your eyes," God shouts; "I want to see! Prick up your ears, I want to hear! March in the front ranks: you are my head!"“
— Nikos Kazantzakis, buch The Saviors of God
The Saviors of God (1923)
„Be thy best thoughts to work divine addressed;
Do something,— do it soon — will all thy might;
An angel's wing would droop if long at rest,
And God Himself inactive were no longer blessed.“
— Carlos Wilcox American poet 1794 - 1827
quoted in Three Thousand Selected Quotations From Brilliant Writers (1909) by Josiah H. Gilbert, p. 3
„Lord, I believe; help my unbelief' is the best any of us can do really, but thank God it is enough.“
— Frederick Buechner Poet, novelist, short story writer, theologian 1926
Quelle: The Magnificent Defeat (1966)
„We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.“
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Letters of C. S. Lewis (29 April 1959), para. 1, p. 285 — as reported in The Quotable Lewis (1989), p. 469
„He always asked, why thus? why this way, not another way? I answered: Because in what we do daily and in the way we do it, we enact the gods. He said: Then the gods are only what we do. I said: In what we do rightly, the gods are.“
— Ursula K. Le Guin, buch Four Ways to Forgiveness
"A Man of the People", p. 106
Four Ways to Forgiveness (1995)
„I did my best, and let me urge you to do your best, too. Isn't it the least we can do for one another?“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
„Do you know the best thing about broken hearts? They can only really break once the rest is just scratches.“
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, buch Das Spiel des Engels
Quelle: The Angel's Game
„Ask no more, then, "what is best,
How shall those you love be blest,"
Ask at once eternal Rest,
Peace and assurance giving.
Rest of Life and not of death,
Rest in Love and Hope and Faith,
Til the God who gives their breath
Calls them to rest from living.“
— James Clerk Maxwell Scottish physicist 1831 - 1879
Part III Poems, "On St. David's Day. To Mrs. E. C. Morrieson." (March 1, 1854)
„I thank God for all the people whom God sent into my life, the people who gave their best so that I could learn to give my best.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Quelle: Think Big (1996), p. 69
„I do not consider that I have ever accomplished anything without God; and if it is His will that I must die by the hand of an assassin, I must be resigned. I must do my duty as I see it, and leave the rest with God.“
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
As quoted in Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (1892) by Henry Clay Witney