„It would be the height of absurdity to label ignorance tempered by humility "faith"!
(Institutio III.2.3)“

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Johannes Calvin
Schweizer Reformator französischer Abstammung und Begründer… 1509 - 1564

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„That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

John Stuart Mill, as quoted by Stevenson in Call to Greatness (1954), p. 102; this has also been misquoted as "That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another."
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„The pedant interprets the simplicity and the humility of the wise man as ignorance.“

—  Josemaría Escrivá Spanish theologian 1902 - 1975

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„Faith is the champion of grace, and love the nurse; but humility is the beauty of grace.“

—  Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680

Quelle: Quotes from secondary sources, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, 1895, P. 221.

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„Have a little faith in me, Volger."
"I have great faith, tempered with vast annoyance.“

—  Scott Westerfeld, buch Goliath - Die Stunde der Wahrheit

Quelle: Goliath

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„As tempers rose, a compromise was urged by certain moderates, whom everyone ignored.“

—  Bruce Sterling American writer, speaker, futurist, and design instructor 1954

Short fiction, The Peak of Eternal Light (2012)

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„God is by definition the holder of all possible knowledge, it would be impossible for him to have faith in anything. Faith, then, is built upon ignorance and hope.“

—  Steve Allen American comedian, actor, musician and writer 1921 - 2000

More Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, & Morality (1993)

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„You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

Sermon 19:2 on the New Testament http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/160319.htm
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Kontext: You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility. And how great soever a mass of building one may wish and design to place above it, the greater the building is to be, the deeper does he dig his foundation.

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„Ignorance is not bad faith. But persistence in ignorance is.“

—  Joanna Russ, buch How to Suppress Women's Writing

Quelle: How to Suppress Women's Writing

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„Wars and temper tantrums are the makeshifts of ignorance; regrets are illuminations come too late.“

—  Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987

Quelle: The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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„I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever’s going on.“

—  Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962

Philadelphia Inquirer interview http://www.nofactzone.net/?p=1384, April 22, 2007

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„Don’t lose your temper,” said Ruell evenly. “It’s your worst fault, except for ignorance.“

—  Damon Knight, buch A for Anything

Quelle: A for Anything (1959), Chapter 7 (p. 88)

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„If thou desire to profit, read with humility, simplicity, and faithfulness; nor even desire the repute of learning.“

—  Thomas à Kempis German canon regular 1380 - 1471

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 37.

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