„The only remedy for a barren heart is prayer, however poor and inadequate.“

Letter to her boyfriend, Fritz Hartnagel, as translated in At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl (1987), p. 256; edited by Inge Jens, translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn; also in Voices of the Holocaust : Resistors, Liberation, Understanding (1997) by Lorie Jenkins McElroy
Kontext: The only remedy for a barren heart is prayer, however poor and inadequate. As I did that night at Blumberg, I'll keep on repeating it for us both: We must pray, and pray for each other, and if you were here, I'd fold hands with you, because we're poor, weak, sinful children. Oh, Fritz, if I can't write anything else just now, it's only because there's a terrible absurdity about a drowning man who, instead of calling for help, launches into a scientific, philosophical, or theological dissertation while the sinister tentacles of the creatures on the seabed are encircling his arms and legs, and the waves are breaking over him. It's only because I'm filled with fear, that and nothing else, and feel an undivided yearning for him who can relieve me of it.

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 2. Oktober 2021. Geschichte
Sophie Scholl Foto
Sophie Scholl14
deutsche Widerstandskämpferin im Dritten Reich 1921 - 1943

Ähnliche Zitate

Bill Hybels Foto
Michael Elmore-Meegan Foto

„If you only utter a single prayer in this life let it be Thanks, with all your heart“

—  Michael Elmore-Meegan British humanitarian 1959

All Will be Well (2004)

Keshub Chunder Sen Foto
Padre Pio Foto
Marilyn Ferguson Foto
Frederick York Powell Foto

„Poor playthings of the man that's gone,
Surely we would not have them thrown,
Like wreckage on a barren strand,
The prey of every greedy hand.“

—  Frederick York Powell British historian 1850 - 1904

"On a Certain Auction in 1897"
Actually 1898, of the personal effects of Lewis Carroll
Frederick York Powell, a life and a selection from his letters and occasional writings http://www.archive.org/stream/frederickyorkpow02eltouoft/frederickyorkpow02eltouoft_djvu.txt

Pope Benedict XVI Foto
Algernon Charles Swinburne Foto

„I have no remedy for fear; there grows
No herb of help to heal a coward heart.“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909

Queen Mary Stuart as portrayed in Bothwell. Act II, Sc. 13.
Bothwell : A Tragedy (1874)

Tennessee Williams Foto

„A Prayer for the Wild at Heart That Are Kept in Cages“

—  Tennessee Williams, Stairs to the Roof

This is the subtitle of the play
Quelle: Stairs to the Roof (1941)

Thomas Merton Foto
J.C. Ryle Foto
Immanuel Jakobovits Foto
Benjamin N. Cardozo Foto

„Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience.“

—  Benjamin N. Cardozo United States federal judge 1870 - 1938

West Ohio Gas Co. v. Public Utilities Commission (No.2), 294 U.S. 79, 82, (1935)
Judicial opinions

Bill Hybels Foto
Edward Thomson Foto
Muhammad Yunus Foto
Robert G. Ingersoll Foto

„Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers; it is the only prayer that deserves an answer, — good, honest, noble work.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

The trial of Charles B. Reynolds for blasphemy (1887)
Kontext: I have given you my definition of blasphemy, and now the question arises, what is worship? Who is a worshiper? What is prayer? What is real religion? Let me answer these questions.
Good, honest, faithful work, is worship. The man who ploughs the fields and fells the forests; the man who works in mines, the man who battles with the winds and waves out on the wide sea, controlling the commerce of the world; these men are worshipers. The man who goes into the forest, leading his wife by the hand, who builds him a cabin, who makes a home in the wilderness, who helps to people and civilize and cultivate a continent, is a worshiper.
Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers; it is the only prayer that deserves an answer, — good, honest, noble work. A woman whose husband has gone down to the gutter, gone down to degradation and filth; the woman who follows him and lifts him out of the mire and presses him to her noble heart, until he becomes a man once more, this woman is a worshiper. Her act is worship.
The poor man and the poor woman who work night and day, in order that they may give education to their children, so that they may have a better life than their father and mother had; the parents who deny themselves the comforts of life, that they may lay up something to help their children to a higher place -- they are worshipers; and the children who, after they reap the benefit of this worship, become ashamed of their parents, are blasphemers.
The man who sits by the bed of his invalid wife, -- a wife prematurely old and gray, -- the husband who sits by her bed and holds her thin, wan hand in his as lovingly, and kisses it as rapturously, as passionately, as when it was dimpled, -- that is worship; that man is a worshiper; that is real religion.

Baba Amte Foto

„…richness of heart of the poor people [and to despise] the poverty of heart of the rich.“

—  Baba Amte Indian freedom fighter, social worker 1914 - 2008

Baba Amte: A Vision of New India

Oscar Wilde Foto
Muhammad Foto

„The prayer of a person is (in reality) a light in his heart, so whoever desires, can illuminate his heart“

—  Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632

by means of prayers
Kanzul `Ummal, Volume7, Tradition 18973
Shi'ite Hadith

Ähnliche Themen