„Why do men hug words to their hearts after the living truth has long since fled from them?“

Preface, p. 18, sentence 5.
The Christian Agnostic (1965)

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Leslie Weatherhead81
English theologian 1893 - 1976

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„Since the working-class lives from hand to mouth, it buys as long as it has the means to buy.“

—  Karl Marx, buch Das Kapital

Vol. II, Ch. XX, p. 449.
Das Kapital (Buch II) (1893)

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Lope De Vega Foto

„In ancient days they said truth had fled to heaven: attacked on every side, it's not been heard of since. We live in different ages, non-Spaniards and ourselves: they in the age of silver, we in the age of brass.“

—  Lope De Vega, buch La Dorotea

Dijeron que antiguamente
se fue la verdad al cielo;
tal la pusieron los hombres,
que desde entonces no ha vuelto.
En dos edades vivimos
los propios y los ajenos:
la de plata los estraños,
y la de cobre los nuestros.
Act I, sc. iv. Translation from Alan S. Trueblood and Edwin Honig (ed. and trans.) La Dorotea (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1985) p. 23.
La Dorotea (1632)

Samuel Butler Foto

„The evil that men do lives after them. Yes, and a good deal of the evil that they never did as well.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902

The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part XIV - Higgledy-Piggledy

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„It is through the multitudinous mass of living human hearts, of human acts and words of love and truth, that the Christ of the first century has become the Christ of the nineteenth.“

—  Arthur Penrhyn Stanley English churchman, Dean of Westminster 1815 - 1881

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 103.

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„Since He is the Mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus has been made Head of the Church, and the faithful are His members. Wherefore He says: "For them I hallow Myself" (John 17:19). But when He says, "For them I hallow Myself," what else can He mean but this: "I sanctify them in Myself, since truly they are Myself"? For, as I have remarked, they of whom He speaks are His members, and the Head of the body are one Christ. … That He signifies this unity is certain from the remainder of the same verse. For having said, "For them I hallow Myself," He immediately adds, "in order that they too may be hallowed in truth," to show that He refers to the holiness that we are to receive in Him. Now the words "in truth" can only mean "in Me," since Truth is the Word who in the beginning was God.
The Son of man was Himself sanctified in the Word as the moment of His creation, when the Word was made flesh, for Word and man became one Person. It was therefore in that instant that He hallowed Himself in Himself; that is, He hallowed Himself as man, in Himself as the Word. For there is but one Christ, Word and man, sanctifying the man in the Word.
But now it is on behalf of His members that He adds: "and for them I hallow Myself." That is to say, that since they too are Myself, so they too may profit by this sanctification just as I profited by it as man without them. "And for them I hallow Myself"; that is, I sanctify them in Myself as Myself, since in Me they too are Myself. "In order that they too may be hallowed in truth." What do the words "they too" mean, if not that thy may be sanctified as I am sanctified; that is to say, "in truth," which is I Myself?“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

Quia et ipsi sunt ego. "Since they too are myself"
Quelle: On the Mystical Body of Christ, pp. 431-432

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„His heart; some long word at the heart. He is dying of a long word.“

—  Evelyn Waugh British writer 1903 - 1966

Quelle: Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

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„Brother men who after us live on,
Harden not your hearts against us.“

—  Francois Villon Mediæval French poet 1431 - 1463

Freres humains qui après nous vivez,
N'avez les cuers contre nous endurcis.
"L'Epitaphe Villon (Villon's Epitaph)", or "Ballade des Pendus (Ballade of the Hanged)", line 1. (1463).

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„I do this not selfishly, but humbly and truly. It is alike your interest, and mine, and all men's, however long we have dwelt in lies, to live in truth.“

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

1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), Self-Reliance
Kontext: I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever inly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own. I do this not selfishly, but humbly and truly. It is alike your interest, and mine, and all men's, however long we have dwelt in lies, to live in truth. Does this sound harsh to-day? You will soon love what is dictated by your nature as well as mine, and, if we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last.

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„A hug.. a kiss... or simply a caress must start from the heart, otherwise they don't have no value.“

—  Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983

From the Aphorisms http://www.prevale.net/aphorisms.html page of the official website of Prevale
Original: (it) Un abbraccio.. un bacio... o semplicemente una carezza devono partire dal cuore, altrimenti non hanno alcun valore.

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„Why should we faint and fear to live alone,
Since all alone, so Heaven has willed, we die?
Nor even the tenderest heart, and next our own,
Knows half the reasons why we smile and sigh.“

—  John Keble, buch The Christian Year

The Christian Year. Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, buch The Wise Man's Fear

Quelle: The Wise Man's Fear

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„Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places?
Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own hearts.“

—  Ryōkan Japanese Buddhist monk 1758 - 1831

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„The truth remains that, after adolescence has begun, "words, words, words," must constitute a large part, and an always larger part as life advances, of what the human being has to learn.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

"The Acquisition of Ideas"
1910s, Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals (1911)

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