„Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations.“

—  Louisa May Alcottová, kniha Little Women

Zdroj: Little Women (1868), Ch. 36 : Beth's Secret
Kontext: Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, "I'm glad to go," for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, "I try to be willing," while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together.

Posledná aktualizácia 7. september 2020. Histórie
Louisa May Alcottová fotka
Louisa May Alcottová7
americká spisovateľka 1832 - 1888

Podobné citáty

Tarik Gunersel fotka

„Is sincerity a virtue by itself? A serial killer has also acted sincerely.“

—  Tarik Gunersel Turkish actor 1953

Oluşmak (To Become) Aphorisms (Pan Publishing House, Istanbul, 2011)

John F. Kerry fotka

„We have an electorate that doesn't always pay that much attention to what's going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or truth or what's happening.“

—  John F. Kerry politician from the United States 1943

September 27, 2010. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/09/28/democrats_in_denial_about_unpopular_policies.html

Thomas Fuller (writer) fotka
Virginia Woolf fotka
Joss Whedon fotka
Simon Blackburn fotka

„Why should thinkers mock the simple pieties of the people?“

—  Simon Blackburn British academic philosopher 1944

Zdroj: Think (1999), Chapter Five, God, p. 190

Mitch Albom fotka
Fyodor Dostoyevsky fotka
Naum Gabo fotka
Francis Bacon fotka

„Do not wonder, if the common people speak more truly than those of high rank; for they speak with more safety.“

—  Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626

Exempla Antithetorum, IX. Laus, Existimatio (Pro.) http://books.google.com/books?id=C9cQAAAAYAAJ&q="Ne+mireris+si+vulgus+verius+loquatur+quam+honoratiores+quia+etiam+tutius+loquitur"&pg=PA692#v=onepage
Originál: (la) Ne mireris, si vulgus verius loquatur quam honoratiores; quia etiam tutius loquitur.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk fotka

„When giving advice, do so kindly. Do it sincerely with patience. Don't do it to show that you are more intelligent or better than others.“

—  Ismail ibn Musa Menk Muslim cleric and Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe. 1975

4 April 2016 https://twitter.com/muftimenk/status/716954516843790336

Bill Mollison fotka
Thomas Paine fotka
Gore Vidal fotka
Hunter S. Thompson fotka

„I drink much less than most people think, and I think much more than most people would believe.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005

Zdroj: Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

Peter Abelard fotka

„When love has once been sincere, how difficult it is to determine to love no more? 'Tis a thousand times more easy to renounce the world than love.“

—  Peter Abelard French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician 1079 - 1142

Letter III : Abelard to Heloise, as translated by John Hughes<!-- 1782 edition -->
Kontext: When love has once been sincere, how difficult it is to determine to love no more? 'Tis a thousand times more easy to renounce the world than love. I hate this deceitful faithless world; I think no more of it; but my heart, still wandering, will eternally make me feel the anguish of having lost you, in spite of all the convictions of my understanding. In the mean time tho' I so be so cowardly as to retract what you have read, do not suffer me to offer myself to your thoughts but under this last notion. Remember my last endeavours were to seduce your heart. You perished by my means, and I with you. The same waves swallowed us both up. We waited for death with indifference, and the same death had carried us headlong to the same punishments. But Providence has turned off this blow, and our shipwreck has thrown us into an haven. There are some whom the mercy of God saves by afflictions. Let my salvation be the fruit of your prayers! let me owe it to your tears, or exemplary holiness! Tho' my heart, Lord! be filled with the love of one of thy creatures, thy hand can, when it pleases, draw out of it those ideas which fill its whole capacity. To love Heloise truly is to leave her entirely to that quiet which retirement and virtue afford. I have resolved it: this letter shall be my last fault. Adieu.
If I die here, I will give orders that my body be carried to the house of the Paraclete. You shall see me in that condition; not to demand tears from you, it will then be too late; weep rather for me now, to extinguish that fire which burns me. You shall see me, to strengthen your piety by the horror of this carcase; and my death, then more eloquent than I can be, will tell you what you love when you love a man. I hope you will be contented, when you have finished this mortal life, to be buried near me. Your cold ashes need then fear nothing, and my tomb will, by that means, be more rich and more renowned.

Mir-Hossein Mousavi fotka

„People must be able to express their opinion and protest freely. A free society in the country can protect it much better than any military force.“

—  Mir-Hossein Mousavi Iranian politician and architect 1941

As quoted in "The Political Evolution of Mousavi" by Muhammad Sahimi, PBS Frontline : Tehran Bureau (16 February 2010)

Guy Debord fotka

„I have written much less than most people who write; I have drunk much more than most people who drink.“

—  Guy Debord French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker and founding member of the Situationist International (SI) 1931 - 1994

Martin Luther King, Jr. fotka

„Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Zdroj: 1960s, Strength to Love (1963), Ch. 4 : Love in action, Sct. 3

Súvisiace témy