— J. Gresham Machen American theologian 1881 - 1937
„Love, who is most beautiful among the immortal gods, the melter of limbs, overwhelms in their hearts the intelligence and wise counsel of all gods and all men.“
Добавить примечание: (el) Ἠδ᾽ Ἔρος, ὃς κάλλιστος ἐν ἀθανάτοισι θεοῖσι,
λυσιμελής, πάντων δὲ θεῶν πάντων τ᾽ ἀνθρώπων
δάμναται ἐν στήθεσσι νόον καὶ ἐπίφρονα βουλήν.
Источник: The Theogony (c. 700 BC), line 120.
„The deathless gods are near among men and mark all those who oppress their fellows with crooked judgements, and reck not the anger of the gods.“
— Hesiod, книга Works and Days
Добавить примечание: (el) Ἐγγὺς γὰρ ἐν ἀνθρώποισιν ἐόντες
ἀθάνατοι φράζονται, ὅσοι σκολιῇσι δίκῃσιν
ἀλλήλους τρίβουσι θεῶν ὄπιν οὐκ ἀλέγοντες.
Источник: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 249.
„Behold the sons of men.
whose hearts are divine!
In selfishness they heap misery on one another;
yet for love they die. (…)
Scatter gold among them, and they are beasts;
show them God, and they are sons of God“
— Olaf Stapledon, книга Last Men in London
Last Men in London (1932)
„In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.“
— Harriet Beecher Stowe Abolitionist, author 1811 - 1896
— Quintus Sextius Roman philosopher
Sentences of Sextus
„God gave all men all earth to love,
But since our hearts are small,
Ordained for each one spot should prove
Belovèd over all.“
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
Sussex http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/verse/p1/sussex.html, Stanza 1 (1902).
„All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.“
— Cecil Frances Alexander British hymn-writer and poet 1818 - 1895
Hymn: All things bright and beautiful http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/l/allthing.htm
„This most beautiful System of the Sun, Planets and Comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being.“
— Isaac Newton, книга Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687), Scholium Generale (1713; 1726)
Источник: The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Контексте: This most beautiful System of the Sun, Planets and Comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being. And if the fixed Stars are the centers of other like systems, these being form'd by the like wise counsel, must be all subject to the dominion of One; especially, since the light of the fixed Stars is of the same nature with the light of the Sun, and from every system light passes into all the other systems. And lest the systems of the fixed Stars should, by their gravity, fall on each other mutually, he hath placed those Systems at immense distances one from another.
— Evagrius Ponticus Christian monk 345 - 399
Chapters on Prayer
— Walker Percy, книга Love in the Ruins
Источник: Love in the Ruins
„I say more, the just man justices;
Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is —
Christ — for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces.“
— Gerard Manley Hopkins English poet 1844 - 1889
"As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame" (undated poem, c. March - April 1877)
„And among his hearers were a few good men,
Many who were evil,
And most who were neither,
Like all men in all places.“
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
Choruses from The Rock (1934)
Контексте: There came one who spoke of the shame of Jerusalem
And the holy places defiled;
Peter the Hermit, scourging with words.
And among his hearers were a few good men,
Many who were evil,
And most who were neither,
Like all men in all places.
„A life in any sphere that is the expression and outflow of an honest, earnest, loving heart, taking counsel only of God and itself, will be certain to be a life of beneficence in the best possible direction.“
— Josiah Gilbert Holland Novelist, poet, editor 1819 - 1881
Источник: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 47.
„It is true that all I have ever desired most deeply and what I still most ardently wish is that the great precept of the love of God above all things and of the neighbour as oneself be written in every heart.“
— Marguerite Bourgeoys French colonist and foundress 1620 - 1700
The Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys, p. 187
„I pray you all for God’s sake, and counsel you for your own profit, that ye leave the beholding of a poor creature that it was shewed to, and mightily, wisely, and meekly behold God that of His courteous love and endless goodness would shew it generally, in comfort of us all. For it is God’s will that ye take it with great joy and pleasance, as if Jesus had shewed it to you all.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The First Revelation, Chapter 8
— Andrés Bonifacio Filipino nationalist and revolutionary 1863 - 1897
Inscription, UST Library, Manila, Philippines, 1 September 2013.
Добавить примечание: (tl) Ibigin mo ang iyóng Bayan nang sunód kay Bathalà, sa iyóng kapurihan, at higít sa lahat sa iyong sarili.
„God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love in all he doeth,
Love, a brilliant fire, to gladden or consume“
— Martin Farquhar Tupper English writer and poet 1810 - 1889
Proverbial Philosophy (1838-1849)
Контексте: God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love in all he doeth,
Love, a brilliant fire, to gladden or consume:
The wicked work their woe by looking upon love, and hating it:
The righteous find their joys in yearning on its loveliness for ever.
„If there is no immortality, there is no virtue. … Without God and immortal life? All things are lawful then, they can do what they like?“
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881
Нет бессмертия души, так нет и добродетели, значит, всё позволено. … Без бога-то и без будущей жизни? Ведь это, стало быть, теперь всё позволено, всё можно делать?
The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)
„His power to adore is responsible for all his crimes: a man who loves a god unduly forces other men to love his god, eager to exterminate them if they refuse.“
— Emil M. Cioran, книга A Short History of Decay
A Short History of Decay (1949)
„Of all the things that God has made, the human heart is the one which sheds the most light, alas! and the most darkness.“
— Victor Hugo, книга Отверженные
Источник: Les Miserables