Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
New Testament Bible
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid... for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
A Church without Youth is a Church without a future. Moreover, Youth without a Church is Youth without a future.
Pope Shenouda III
Rejoice evermore. In every thing give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
18 Bible Thessalonians 516
The Lord is my light, and my salvation whom shall I fear
The willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
Holy Bible Book II
Force never moves in a straight line, but always in a curve vast as the universe, and therefore eventually returns whence it issued forth, but upon a higher arc, for the universe has progressed since it started.
Say not, when I have leisure I will study; you may not have leisure.
Happy is the man whose deeds are greater than his learning
Who is a wise man He who learns of all men.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour for we are members one of another.
Ephesians 425 Bible
Great is truth, and all powerful.
The curiosity to know things has been given to man as a scourge.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
But he that is the greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abused and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
12 Bible Matthew 2311
For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.
James 210 Bible
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(St Luke 2:1)
The lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him.N.B. From this quote is derived the proverb, Good things come to those who wait.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as farre-forth, as for Peace, and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike -- and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two -- are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.
It is not enough for me to ask question; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?
Abraham J Heschel
It is human love, not that of a god, which is glorified in the Song, and that with a wealth of detail, which rules out an allegorical interpretation.