„Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.“

— Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, As quoted in New Cyclopædia of Illustrations (1870) by Elon Foster, p. 492
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Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon
französischer Naturforscher 1707 - 1788

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„God's own hand
Holds fast all issues of our deeds“

— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Context: God's own hand Holds fast all issues of our deeds: with him The end of all our ends is, but with us Our ends are, just or unjust: though our works Find righteous or unrighteous judgment, this At least is ours, to make them righteous. Go. Faliero, Act III, Sc. 1.

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„Time is tickell, and out of sight out of minde.
Than catche and holde while I may, fast binde fast finde.“

— John Heywood English writer known for plays, poems and a collection of proverbs 1497 - 1580
Time is fickle, and out of sight out of mind. Than catch and hold while I may, fast bind fast find. Part I, chapter 3.

 Virgil Foto

„Can such resentment hold the minds of gods?“

—  Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 v.Chr
Line 11 (tr. Allen Mandelbaum)

Bernard Lown Foto

„We must hold fast to the dream that reason will prevail.“

— Bernard Lown American cardiologist developer of the DC defibrillator and the cardioverter, as well as a recipient of the Nobel Pea... 1921
Context: We must hold fast to the dream that reason will prevail. The world today is full of anguish and dread. As great as is the danger, still greater is the opportunity. If science and technology have catapulted us to the brink of extinction, the same ingenuity has brought humankind to the boundary of an age of abundance. Never before was it possible to feed all the hungry. Never before was it possible to shelter all the homeless. Never before was it possible to teach all the illiterates. Never before were we able to heal so many afflictions. For the first time science and medicine can diminish drudgery and pain. Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible. But in order to do the impossible, in the words of Jonathan Schell, we ask "not for our personal survival: we ask only that we be survived. We ask for assurance that when we die as individuals, as we know we must, mankind will live on". Though sometimes quoted as if he were author of it, the expression "Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible" is one that greatly predates Lown's use of it; it has also been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, Jesus and Mrs. Charles E. Cowman, but the earliest published expression yet located seems to have been one by American Baptist minister Rev. Robert Stuart MacArthur in Royal Messages of Cheer and Comfort Beautifully Told (1909) edited by Sarah Conger Robinson, p. 58

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„Think not to match yourself against gods, for men that walk the earth cannot hold their own with the immortals.“

—  Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
V. 440–442 (tr. Samuel Butler).

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„For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love.“

— John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631
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„Both God and man hold each other in equally beautiful contempt.“

— Michael Bishop American writer 1945
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„The simultaneous existence of opposite virtues in the soul — like pincers to catch hold of God.“

— Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
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„The moon is a silver pin-head vast,
That holds the heaven's tent-hangings fast.“

— William R. Alger American clergyman and poet 1822 - 1905
"The Use of the Moon", p. 178.

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„What I hold fast to is not one proposition but a nest of propositions.“

— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
Context: 225. What I hold fast to is not one proposition but a nest of propositions.