„There is, then, in these matters some absolute finding in the seeking: salvation is, to seek salvation, for in seeking it one has already abandoned mortality and his sin.“
— William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966
Ch. XIV : The Need of an Absolute, p. 198.
„“Explain it,” Hamilton muttered. “This place—this bar. Why doesn’t God erase it? If this world operates by moral laws—”
“This bar is necessary to the moral order. This is a sinkpit of corruption and vice, a fleshpot of iniquity. You think salvation can function without damnation? You think virtue can exist without sin? That’s the trouble with you atheists; you don’t grasp the mechanics of evil. Get on the inside and enjoy life, man. If you’re one of the Faithful, you’ve got nothing to worry about.”
“Bet your sweet soul.”“
— Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982
Chapter 5 (p. 66)
„To be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars- to be satisfied with your possessions but not content with yourself until you have made the best of them- to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice- to be governed by you admirations rather than by your disgusts- to covet nothing that is your neighbors except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners- to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and every day of Christ; to spend as much time as you can in God's out-of doors- these are the little guideposts on the footpaths to peace.“
— Henry Van Dyke American diplomat 1852 - 1933
Footpaths to Peace.
— Robert Sheckley American writer 1928 - 2005
Chapter 33 (pp. 156-157)
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
„Some people are constructive, if you like. Others are destructive. It's this diversity in humankind that results in some making positive contributions and some negative contributions. It's necessary to have enough who make positive contributions to overcome the problems of each age.“
— Jonas Salk Inventor of polio vaccine 1914 - 1995