— Peter Abelard, Sic et Non
Sic et Non (1120)
Reported in Walter Nigg, The Heretics: Heresy Through the Ages (1962) (who cites Adolph Hausrath 1895 as a source)
Контексте: The faith of simplicity is mocked, the secrets of Christ profaned, questions on the highest things are impertinently asked, the Fathers scorned because they were disposed to conciliate rather than solve such problems. Human reason is snatching everything to itself, leaving nothing for faith. It falls upon things which are beyond it... desecrates sacred things more than clarifies them. It does not unlock mysteries and symbols, but tears them asunder; it makes nought of everything to which it cannot gain access and disdains to believe all such things.
— Peter Abelard, Sic et Non
Sic et Non (1120)
— Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927
2009, Cartias in Vertitate (29 June 2009)
— L. P. Jacks British educator, philosopher, and Unitarian minister 1860 - 1955
"Religious Perplexities" (1922), his Hibbert Lecture.
— Bernard Lown American cardiologist developer of the DC defibrillator and the cardioverter, as well as a recipient of the Nobel Peace… 1921
A Prescription for Hope (1985)
Контексте: If we are to succeed, this vision must possess millions of people. We must convince each generation that they are but transient passengers on this planet earth. It does not belong to them. They are not free to doom generations yet unborn. They are not at liberty to erase humanity's past nor dim its future. Only life itself can lay claim to sacred continuity. The magnitude of the danger and its imminence must bring the human family together in common pursuit of peace denied throughout the century. On the threshold of a new millennium the achievement of world peace is no longer remote, for it is beckoned by the unleashing of the deepest spiritual forces embedded in humankind when threatened with extinction. The reason, the creativeness, and the courage that human beings possess foster an abiding faith that what humanity creates, humanity can and will control.
— Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972
"The Holy Dimension", p. 338
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997)
Контексте: There is neither advance nor service without faith. Nobody can rationally explain why he should sacrifice his life and his happiness for the sake of the good. The conviction that I must obey the ethical imperatives is not derived from logical argument but originates from an intuitive certitude, in a certitude of faith.
There is no conspiracy against reason, no random obstinacy, no sluggish inertia of mind or smug self-assurance entrenched behind the walls of believing. Faith does not detach a man from thinking, it does not suspend reason. It is opposed not to knowledge but to backwardness and dullness, to indifferent aloofness to the essence of living. … It is a distortion to regard reason and faith as alternatives. Reason is a necessary coefficient of faith. Faith without explication by reason is mute, reason without faith is deaf. There can be a true symbiosis of reason and faith.
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), IV : The Essence of Catholicism
— Martin Luther, книга Table Talk
On Justification CCXCIV
Table Talk (1569)
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
— Melody Beattie American writer 1948
Источник: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact
— Leo Tolstoy, книга Anna Karenina
Источник: Anna Karenina
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Emerald Ring — a Superstition from The London Literary Gazette (28th December 1822) Fragments in Rhyme XI
The Improvisatrice (1824)
— Leslie Stephen British author, literary critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography 1832 - 1904
Fraser's Magazine, New Series, vol. 5 (1872) p. 160
— Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1920s, The Prospects of Industrial Civilization (1923)
— Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation
Источник: Letter to a Christian Nation
— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
This I Believe (1951)
Контексте: Like Confucius of old, I am absorbed in the wonder of earth, and the life upon it, and I cannot think of heaven and the angels. I have enough for this life. If there is no other life, than this one has been enough to make it worth being born, myself a human being. With so profound a faith in the human heart and its power to grow toward the light, I find here reason and cause enough for hope and confidence in the future of mankind.
— George Orwell, книга A Clergyman's Daughter
A Clergyman's Daughter, Ch. 5