1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    Spirituality: Quotations

    "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." -C.S. Lewis

    "Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important." -C.S. Lewis

    "There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'" -C.S. Lewis

    "God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing." -C.S. Lewis

    "With gratitude to Him, In Whom we dwell." -R.B. Thieme III

    A few of yours?
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    “Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia"

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    "I am the way, the truth, and the life." - Jesus the Christ

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    "Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth. When truth is discovered
    by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness." -Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
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    The conditions of a solitary bird are five:

    The first, that it flies to the highest point;
    The second, that it does not suffer for company, not even of its own kind;
    The third, that it aims its beak to the skies;
    The fourth, that it does not have a definite color;
    The fifth, that it sings very softly.

    —San Juan de la Cruz, “Sayings of Light and Love”
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    Originally posted by vistesd
    "The first Spiritual Quotes thread was started by Ivanhoe in March 2005, and lasted a good long time (into July 2009), and offered a rich potpourri of material from a variety of traditions. It also included more philosophical quotes (as the Spirituality Forum was, from the get-go also the de facto philosophy forum). But along the way, it had become somewhat fractious, as some folks decided it was a good place to start arguments about the quotes—and it started to break down as a result.

    My plea is for the voluntary protocol that allowed that thread to flourish as long as it did: quotes (with perhaps a brief commentary by the person submitting the quotes)—not debate; if you want to argue over a particular quote, please start another thread. That is just a request, of course, as anybody is free to post as they see fit." (A Plea for Grampy's "Spirituality: Quotations" Thread)

    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Of course. You've described the thread's going in assumption (and could have included this "Plea" there with your quote)."
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    "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie (deliberate, contrived, and dishonest)
    but the myth (persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic)." -John F. Kennedy

    In chess and life, "The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off." -M. Pancoast
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Spirituality: Quotations

    "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." -C.S. Lewis

    "Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important." -C. ...[text shortened]...
    "With gratitude to Him, In Whom we dwell." -R.B. Thieme III

    A few of yours?[/b]
    We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin. -- Alan Watts
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Spirituality: Quotations

    "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." -C.S. Lewis

    "Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important." -C. ...[text shortened]...
    "With gratitude to Him, In Whom we dwell." -R.B. Thieme III

    A few of yours?[/b]
    When I was a kid I had an imaginary friend and I used to think that he
    went everywhere with me, and that I could talk to him and that he could
    hear me, and that he could grant me wishes and stuff. And then I grew up,
    and I stopped going to church.

    Jimmy Carr
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    "There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing,
    but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” -Blaise Pascal, Pensées
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing,
    but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” -Blaise Pascal, Pensées
    There is a vacuum shaped god in the cupboard of every man which cannot be filled by every created thing lest the guarantee be invalidated.
    Hoover
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    Philosophy begins with wonder.
    Plato
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    "Sans Dieu Rien"
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    "If God didn't exist, what possible difference would it make whether or not people put their faith in Him?" -JV
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    13 Sep '13 02:31
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "If God didn't exist, what possible difference would it make whether or not people put their faith in Him?" -JV
    Ask Allah!
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