„In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God;
all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.“
— John the Evangelist author of the Gospel of John; traditionally identified with John the Apostle of Jesus, John of Patmos (author of Revela… 10 - 98
in John 1:1-5 as quoted in www.ewtn.com http://www.ewtn.com/ewtn/bible/search_bible.asp#ixzz2yvG7XIED
Gospel of John
— Ela Bhatt founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association of India (SEWA) 1933
— Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton English statesman and poet 1831 - 1891
The Artist, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„On the night of the exodus, the people met God, had a rendezvous with Him, and made His acquaintance for the first time. On Yom Kippur night, man gets very close to his Father in heaven, again meets Him, talks to Him, cries before and implores Him. The grandeur and singularity of these two nights lie in the God-man confrontation.“
— Joseph B. Soloveitchik American theologian 1903 - 1993
Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Festival of Freedom: Essays on Pesah and the Haggadah, p. 3 (2006)
„God has made man a cosmopolite. He created seas for ships to glide on, the wind to push them, and the stars to guide them even in darkest night.“
— José Rizal Filipino writer, ophthalmologist, polyglot and nationalist 1861 - 1896
— Leopold Kronecker German mathematician who worked on number theory and algebra (1823–1891) 1823 - 1891
Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gott gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk.
Quoted in "Philosophies of Mathematics" - Page 13 - by Alexander George, Daniel J. Velleman - Philosophy - 2002
„As to the Christian system of faith, it appears to me as a species of Atheism — a sort of religious denial of God. It professes to believe in a man rather than in God. It is a compound made up chiefly of Manism with but little Deism, and is as near to Atheism as twilight is to darkness.“
— Thomas Paine, buch The Age of Reason
1790s, The Age of Reason, Part I (1794)
Kontext: As to the Christian system of faith, it appears to me as a species of Atheism — a sort of religious denial of God. It professes to believe in a man rather than in God. It is a compound made up chiefly of Manism with but little Deism, and is as near to Atheism as twilight is to darkness. It introduces between man and his Maker an opaque body, which it calls a Redeemer, as the moon introduces her opaque self between the earth and the sun, and it produces by this means a religious, or an irreligious, eclipse of light. It has put the whole orbit of reason into shade.
— Ann Coulter, buch If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Quelle: If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
„Of all the things that God has made, the human heart is the one which sheds the most light, alas! and the most darkness.“
— Victor Hugo, buch Die Elenden
Quelle: Les Miserables
„In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… Then he said, “Let there be light.” Which means he made the entire universe in the dark!“
— Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961
„If the average man is made in God's image, then such a man as Beethoven oris plainly superior to God….“
— H.L. Mencken, In Defense Of Women
Quelle: In Defense Of Women
„It is about the greatness of God, not the significance of man. God made man small and the universe big to say something about himself.“
— John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life
Quelle: Don't Waste Your Life
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— Max Lucado, Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot
Quelle: Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot
„When God made the world he made the big plain just for the cavalry. It was firm, or would be when the sun had dried off the night's rain, and it was mostly level. The sabres could fall like scythes in the corn. The Arapiles, Greater and Lesser, God made for the gunners. From their summits, conveniently made flat so that the artillery could have a stable platform, the guns could dominate the plain. God had made nothing for the infantry, except a soil easily dug into graves, but the infantry were used to that.“
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
Narrator, p. 234
Sharpe (Novel Series), Sharpe's Sword (1983)
„Christ was a Jew, and God, he is supposed to have made the universe. That's a little far-fetched because if God made the world, who made God?“
— Julius Streicher German politician 1885 - 1946
To Leon Goldensohn, April 6, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004