„It is hidden for everything that is not God, except for those with whom he wants to share Himself.“

The Exemplar, The Life of the Servant

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Heinrich Seuse7
mittelalterlicher Mystiker, wirkte in Konstanz und Ulm, 183… 1295 - 1366

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Basil King Foto

„I am not a free agent. Those with whom I am associated are not free agents. God is the one supreme command. He expresses Himself through me; He expresses Himself through them; we all.“

—  Basil King Canadian writer 1859 - 1928

Quelle: The Conquest of Fear (1921), Chapter III : God And His Self-Expression, § VIII
Kontext: I was to see myself as God's Self-Expression working with others who were also His Self-Expression to the same extent as I. It was in the fact of our uniting together to produce His Self-Expression that I was to look for my security. No one could effectively work against me while I was consciously trying to work with God. Moreover, it was probable that no one was working against me, or had any intention of working against me, but that my own point of view being wrong I had put the harmonious action of my life out of order. Suspicion always being likely to see what it suspects the chances were many that I was creating the very thing I suffered from.
This does not mean that in our effort to reproduce harmonious action we should shut our eyes to what is evidently wrong, or blandly ignore what is plainly being done to our disadvantage. Of course not! One uses all the common-sense methods of getting justice for oneself and protecting one's own interests. But it does mean that when I can no longer protect my own interests, when my affairs depend upon others far more than on myself — a condition in which we all occasionally find ourselves — I am not to fret myself, not to churn my spirit into nameless fears. I am not a free agent. Those with whom I am associated are not free agents. God is the one supreme command. He expresses Himself through me; He expresses Himself through them; we all.

„True friends share everything, except the past before they met.“

—  Mary Renault, buch Fire from Heaven

Quelle: Fire from Heaven

Martin Luther Foto

„Man is by nature unable to want God to be God. Indeed, he himself wants to be God, and does not want God to be God.“

—  Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

Thesis 17
Disputation against Scholastic Theology (1517)

William Tyndale Foto

„If God promise riches, the way thereto is poverty. Whom he loveth, him he chasteneth: whom he exalteth, he casteth, down: whom he saveth, he damneth first. He bringeth no man to heaven, except he send him to hell first.“

—  William Tyndale Bible translator and agitator from England 1494 - 1536

The Obedience of A Christian Man (1528)
Kontext: If God promise riches, the way thereto is poverty. Whom he loveth, him he chasteneth: whom he exalteth, he casteth, down: whom he saveth, he damneth first. He bringeth no man to heaven, except he send him to hell first. If he promise life, he slayeth first: when he buildeth, he casteth all down first. He is no patcher; he cannot build on another man’s foundation.
He will not work until all be past remedy, and brought unto such a case, that men may see, how that his hand, his power, his mercy, his goodness and truth, hath wrought altogether. He will let no man be partaker with him of his praise and glory. His works are wonderful, and contrary unto man’s works.

Bill Moyers Foto

„News is what people want to keep hidden and everything else is publicity.“

—  Bill Moyers American journalist 1934

Quoting an adage widely attributed to the newspaper-owner Lord Northcliffe, in a speech at the National Conference on Media Reform (15 May 2005)

Martin Luther Foto

„The soul can do without everything except the word of God, without which none at all of its wants are provided for.“

—  Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

Quelle: On Christian Liberty

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Reinhold Niebuhr Foto

„Man does not know himself truly except as he knows himself confronted by God. Only in that confrontation does he become aware of his full stature and freedom and of the evil in him.“

—  Reinhold Niebuhr American protestant theologian 1892 - 1971

vol. 1, p. 131
The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation (1941)

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Walter Raleigh (professor) Foto

„God's most candid critics are those of his children whom he has made poets.“

—  Walter Raleigh (professor) British academic 1861 - 1922

Preface to Oxford Poetry for 1914 http://books.google.com/books?id=rRcGYxSyobsC&q=%22God's+most+candid+critics+are+those+of+his+children+whom+he+has+made+poets%22&pg=PAvii#v=onepage and 1914–1916 http://books.google.com/books?id=W5iRAAAAIAAJ&q=%22God's+most+candid+critics+are+those+of+his+children+whom+he+has+made+poets%22&pg=PA5#v=onepage.

John Dryden Foto

„For those whom God to ruin has design'd,
He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.“

—  John Dryden, buch The Hind and the Panther

Pt. III, line 2387.
The Hind and the Panther (1687)

G. K. Chesterton Foto

„A foreigner is a man who laughs at everything except jokes. He is perfectly entitled to laugh at anything, so long as he realises, in a reverent and religious spirit, that he himself is laughable.“

—  G. K. Chesterton, buch What I Saw in America

"Fads and Public Opinion" http://www.online-literature.com/chesterton/what-i-saw-in-america/10/
What I Saw in America (1922)
Kontext: A foreigner is a man who laughs at everything except jokes. He is perfectly entitled to laugh at anything, so long as he realises, in a reverent and religious spirit, that he himself is laughable. I was a foreigner in America; and I can truly claim that the sense of my own laughable position never left me. But when the native and the foreigner have finished with seeing the fun of each other in things that are meant to be serious, they both approach the far more delicate and dangerous ground of things that are meant to be funny. The sense of humour is generally very national; perhaps that is why the internationalists are so careful to purge themselves of it. I had occasion during the war to consider the rights and wrongs of certain differences alleged to have arisen between the English and American soldiers at the front. And, rightly or wrongly, I came to the conclusion that they arose from the failure to understand when a foreigner is serious and when he is humorous. And it is in the very nature of the best sort of joke to be the worst sort of insult if it is not taken as a joke.

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„God reveals the truth behind the languages of the Quran to those whom He loves and who are true Sufis.“

—  Abu Nasr as-Sarraj

Quelle: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2004), p. 82

„Without language, how can we tell anyone what we feel, or what we think? It might be said that until he developed language, man had no soul, for without language how could he reach deep inside himself and discover the truths that are hidden there, or find out what emotions he shared, or did not share, with his fellow men and women.“

—  Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995

On Seeing Plays (1990).
Kontext: It is mankind's discovery of language which more than any other single thing has separated him from the animal creation. Without language, what concept have we of past or future as separated from the immediate present? Without language, how can we tell anyone what we feel, or what we think? It might be said that until he developed language, man had no soul, for without language how could he reach deep inside himself and discover the truths that are hidden there, or find out what emotions he shared, or did not share, with his fellow men and women. But because this greatest gift of all gifts is in daily use, and is smeared, and battered and trivialized by commonplace associations, we too often forget the splendour of which it is capable, and the pleasures that it can give, from the pen of a master.

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„A monarch must sometimes rule even himself:
He who wants everything must risk very little.“

—  Pierre Corneille, Tite et Bérénice

Un monarque a souvent des lois à s'imposer;
Et qui veut pouvoir tout ne doit pas tout oser.
Tite, act IV, scene v.
Tite et Bérénice (Titus and Berenice) (1670)

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