No man is excluded from calling upon God; the gate of salvation is set open unto all men: neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in, save only our own unbelief. (John Calvin)
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands. (Psalm 63.2-4)
Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum. (Augustine of Hippo)
Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church? (John Calvin)
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
金鏤衣, Du Qiuniang
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
The superior man understands righteousness;
the inferior man understands profit. (Confucius, Lunyu IV.16.82)
If you judge, investigate. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. (Homer)