„And at times I'm tempted to think that our way and the Kirk's way is not God's way, for we're apt to treat the natural man as altogether corrupt, and put him under over-strict pains and penalties, whereas there's matter in him that might be shaped to the purposes of grace. If there's original sin, there's likewise original innocemce.“

—  John Buchan, 1. Baron Tweedsmuir, buch Witch Wood

Quelle: Witch Wood (1927), Ch. IX "Before Lammas"

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John Buchan, 1. Baron Tweedsmuir
schottischer Schriftsteller und Politiker 1875 - 1940

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„There might be a God, Clary, and there might not, but I don't think it matters. Either way, we're on our own.“

—  Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments

Jace to Clary, pg. 257
The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)

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„It is mere rubbish thinking, at present, of origin of life; one might as well think of origin of matter.“

—  Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882

Letter to J.D. Hooker, 29 March 1863
In The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, volume 11, 1863; Frederick Burkhardt, Duncan Porter, Sheila Ann Dean, Jonathan R. Topham, Sarah Wilmot, editors; Cambridge University Press, September 1999, page 278
Sometimes paraphrased as “One might as well speculate about the origin of matter.”
Other letters, notebooks, journal articles, recollected statements

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„We have, now, matter of mourning: for our sin is cause of Christ’s pains; and we have, lastingly, matter of joy: for endless love made Him to suffer. And therefore the creature that seeth and feeleth the working of love by grace, hateth nought but sin: for of all things, to my sight, love and hate are hardest and most unmeasureable contraries. And notwithstanding all this, I saw and understood in our Lord’s meaning that we may not in this life keep us from sin as wholly in full cleanness as we shall be in Heaven. But we may well by grace keep us from the sins which would lead us to endless pains, as Holy Church teacheth us; and eschew venial reasonably up to our might. And if we by our blindness and our wretchedness any time fall, we should readily rise, knowing the sweet touching of grace, and with all our will amend us upon the teaching of Holy Church, according as the sin is grievous, and go forthwith to God in love; and neither, on the one side, fall over low, inclining to despair, nor, on the other side, be over-reckless, as if we made no matter of it; but nakedly acknowledge our feebleness, finding that we may not stand a twinkling of an eye but by Keeping of grace, and reverently cleave to God, on Him only trusting.
For after one wise is the Beholding by God, and after another wise is the Beholding by man. For it belongeth to man meekly to accuse himself, and it belongeth to the proper Goodness of our Lord God courteously to excuse man.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

Summations, Chapter 52

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„Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.“

—  Peter Ustinov English actor, writer, and dramatist 1921 - 2004

As quoted in Backstabbing for Beginners : My Crash Course in International Diplomacy (2008) by Michael Soussan, p. 316

Cassandra Clare Foto

„And when I saw him[my father] lying dead in a pool of his own blood, I knew then that I hadn't stopped believing in God. I'd just stopped believing God cared. There might be a God, Clary, and there might be not. Either way, we're on our own.“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch City of Bones

Variante: I knew then that I hadn't stopped believing in God. I'd just stopped believing God cared. There might be a God, Clary, and there might not, but I don't think it matters. Either way we're on our own.
Quelle: City of Bones

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„The ostentatious man purposely acts in such a way as to win popularity, while the Malàmatí purposely acts in such a way that the people reject him. Both have their thoughts fixed on mankind and do not pass beyond that sphere.“

—  Ali Hujwiri Sufi mystic 1009 - 1072

Persian Sufi Poetry, p. 73,
A Literary History of Persia, Vol. III, p. 141-146
Jan Rypka's History of Iranian Literature, p. 254
about Sufism

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„The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch The Dawn

Man verdirbt einen Jüngling am sichersten, wenn man ihn anleitet, den Gleichdenkenden höher zu achten, als den Andersdenkenden.
The Dawn, Sec. 297

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„Pain is always new to the sufferer, but loses its originality for those around him.“

—  Alphonse Daudet, buch In the Land of Pain

Douleur toujours nouvelle pour celui qui souffre et qui se banalise pour l'entourage.
La doulou: (la douleur), 1887-1895 (Paris: Librairie de France, 1930) p. 16; Julian Barnes (ed. and trans.) In the Land of Pain (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002) p. 19.

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„As we zoomed along on the Chaos Express, I was sometimes tempted toward godliness the way the godly are tempted toward sin. But my love of divine reason left me no way to opt for the irrational.“

—  Robert Silverberg American speculative fiction writer and editor 1935

Quelle: Short fiction, Thomas the Proclaimer (1972), Chapter 3, “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters” (p. 77)

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