— Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595
Canto VIII, stanza 41 (tr. Alex. Cuningham Robertson) Variant translation: Better defence than shield or breastplate, is holy innocence to the naked breast!
— Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595
„Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own.“
— Paul of Tarsus Early Christian apostle and missionary 5 - 67
1 Corinthians 6:19
„The Holy Spirit of God dwelling in us, knowing our wants better than we, Himself pleads in our prayers, raising us to higher and holier desires than we can express in words, which can only find utterance in sighings and aspirations.“
— Henry Alford English churchman, theologian, textual critic, scholar, poet, hymnodist, and writer 1810 - 1871
The New Testament for English Readers (1865), Romans 8:26, p. 73, footnote.
„Mother Mary, like us, was born in sin of sinful parents, but the Holy Spirit covered her, sanctified and purified her so that this child was born of flesh and blood, but not with sinful flesh and blood. The Holy Spirit permitted the Virgin Mary to remain a true, natural human being of flesh and blood, just as we. However, he warded off sin from her flesh and blood so that she became the mother of a pure child, not poisoned by sin as we are. For in that moment when she conceived, she was a holy mother filled with the Holy Spirit and her fruit is a holy pure fruit, at once God and truly man, in one person“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
Luther, Martin (1996). John Nicholas Lenker, ed. Sermons of Martin Luther. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. Luther (1996), p. 291
„There is such a thing as a worldly spirit, and there is such a thing as an unworldly spirit — and according as we partake of the one or the other, the savor of the sacrifice of our lives is ordinary, common-place, poor, and base; or elevating, invigorating, useful, noble, and holy.“
— Arthur Penrhyn Stanley English churchman, Dean of Westminster 1815 - 1881
„What is holy, what is sacred? I reply that human happiness is holy, human rights are holy. The body and soul of man — these are sacred. The liberty of man is of far more importance than any book; the rights of man, more sacred than any religion — than any Scriptures, whether inspired or not.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Context: Gentlemen, you can never make me believe — no statute can ever convince me, that there is any infinite Being in this universe who hates an honest man. It is impossible to satisfy me that there is any God, or can be any God, who holds in abhorrence a soul that has the courage to express his thought. Neither can the whole world convince me that any man should be punished, either in this world or in the next, for being candid with his fellow-men. If you send men to the penitentiary for speaking their thoughts, for endeavoring to enlighten their fellows, then the penitentiary will become a place of honor, and the victim will step from it — not stained, not disgraced, but clad in robes of glory. Let us take one more step. What is holy, what is sacred? I reply that human happiness is holy, human rights are holy. The body and soul of man — these are sacred. The liberty of man is of far more importance than any book; the rights of man, more sacred than any religion — than any Scriptures, whether inspired or not. What we want is the truth, and does any one suppose that all of the truth is confined in one book — that the mysteries of the whole world are explained by one volume? All that is — all that conveys information to man — all that has been produced by the past — all that now exists — should be considered by an intelligent man. All the known truths of this world — all the philosophy, all the poems, all the pictures, all the statues, all the entrancing music — the prattle of babes, the lullaby of mothers, the words of honest men, the trumpet calls to duty — all these make up the bible of the world — everything that is noble and true and free, you will find in this great book. If we wish to be true to ourselves, — if we wish to benefit our fellow-men — if we wish to live honorable lives — we will give to every other human being every right that we claim for ourselves.
„When we hear any mention of our mystical union with Christ, we should remember that holiness is the channel to do it.“
— John Calvin French Protestant reformer 1509 - 1564
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Context: I don’t mind telling you this morning that sometimes I feel discouraged. I felt discouraged in Chicago. As I move through Mississippi and Georgia and Alabama, I feel discouraged. Living every day under the threat of death, I feel discouraged sometimes. Living every day under extensive criticisms, even from Negroes, I feel discouraged sometimes. Yes, sometimes I feel discouraged and feel my work’s in vain. But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.
— Vasil Levski Bulgarian revolutionary 1837 - 1873
"Svoboda" newspaper, February 13, 1871
„Every body, every soul is a Holy Sepulcher. Every seed of grain is a Holy Sepulchre; let us free it!“
— Nikos Kazantzakis Greek writer 1883 - 1957
Context: Life is a crusade in the service of God. Whether we wished to or not, we set out as crusaders to free — not the Holy Sepulchre — but that God buried in matter and in our souls. Every body, every soul is a Holy Sepulcher. Every seed of grain is a Holy Sepulchre; let us free it! The brain is a Holy Sepulchre, God sprawls within it and battles with death; let us run to his assistance!
„We feel that our cause is just and holy... [W]e seek no conquest... [A]ll we ask is to be left alone.“
— Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America 1808 - 1889
Message to Confederate Congress https://books.google.com/books?id=7svFnyOLknUC&pg=PA143&dq=%22we+seek+no+conquest+all%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxqoeo0OHLAhXI6CYKHQuLCe0Q6AEIHTAA#v=onepage&q=%22we%20seek%20no%20conquest%20all%22&f=false (29 April 1861)