Quotes

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)

Psalm XXIII
耶和華是我的牧者,
我必不致缺乏。
他使我躺臥在青草地上,
領我在可安歇的水邊。
他使我的靈魂甦醒,
為自己的名
引導我走義路。
我雖然行過死蔭的幽谷,
也不怕遭害,
因為你與我同在;
你的杖,你的竿,都安慰我。
在我敵人面前,
你為我擺設筵席;
你用油膏了我的頭,
使我的福杯滿溢。
我一生一世必有恩惠慈愛隨著我;
我且要住在耶和華的殿中,直到永遠。

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
勸君莫惜金縷衣,勸君惜取少年時。
花開堪折直須折,莫待無花空折枝。

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)

子曰,君子喻於義,
小人喻於利。
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)

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