christianity

A Quote by Clare Boothe Luce on america, christianity, democracy, life, people, and world

You see few people here in America who really care very much about living a Christian life in a democratic world.

Clare Boothe Luce (1903 - 1987)

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on certainty, christianity, history, men, people, and women

The two Christians met on the way many people who were going to their towns, women and men, with a firebrand in the hand, [and] herbs to drink the smoke thereof, as they are accustomed. The first certain reference in history to smoking tobacco.

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Journal of the First Voyage, November 6, 1492

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on christianity and contentment

The Admiral ordered the lord to be given some things, and he and all his folk rested in great contentment, believing truly that they had come from the sky, and to see the Christians they held themselves very fortunate.

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Journal of the First Voyage, December 22, 1492

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on beginning, business, catholicism, christianity, glory, good, nations, and religion

And I say that Your Highnesses ought not to consent that any foreigner does business or sets foot here, except Christian Catholics since this was the end and the beginning of the enterprise, that it should be for the enhancement and glory of the Christian religion, nor should anyone who is not a good Christian come to these parts. Here may be found the first suggestion of the exclusive colonial policy that Spain and other nations followed.

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Journal of the First Voyage, November 27, 1492

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on christianity, glory, hope, miracles, observation, time, understanding, and writing

"Of this voyage, I observe," says the Admiral, "that it has miraculously been shown, as may be understood by this writing, by the many signal miracles that He has shown on the voyage, and for me, who for so great a time was in the court of Your Highnesses with the opposition and against the opinion of so many high personages of your household, who were all against me, alleging this undertaking to be folly, which I hope in Our Lord will be to the greater glory of Christianity, which to some slight extent already has happened."

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Journal of the First Voyage, March 15, 1493

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A Quote by Charles M. Skinner on buddhism, certainty, christianity, faith, garden, ideas, leadership, legends, life, meaning, plants, and religion

Larger and finer meanings are read into the older legends of the plants, and the universality of certain myths is expressed in the concurrence of ideas in the beginnings of the great religions. One of the first figures in the leading cosmologies is a tree of life guarded by a serpent. In the Judaic faith this was the tree in the garden of Eden; the Scandinavians made it an ash, Ygdrasil; Christians usually specify the tree as an apple, Hindus as a soma, Persians as a homa, Cambodians as a talok; this early treee is the vine of Bacchus, the snake-entwined caduceus of Mercury, the twining creeper of the Eddas, the bohidruma of Buddha, the fig of Isaiah, the tree of Aesculapius with the serpent around his trunk.

Charles M. Skinner

Source: Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Plants, 1911

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on beauty, business, christianity, communication, death, garden, god, good, heart, inventions, language, paradise, silence, simplicity, and world

What a dead thing is a clock, with its ponderous embowelments of lead and brass, its pert or solemn dullness of communication, compared with the simple altar-like structure and silent heart-language of the old sundials! It stood as the garden god of Christian gardens. Why is it almost everywhere vanished? If its business-use be superseded by more elaborate inventions, its moral uses, its beauty, might have pleaded for its continuance. It spoke of moderate labours, of pleasures not protracted after sunset, of temperance, and good hours. It was the primitive clock, the horologue of the first world. Adam could scare have missed it in Paradise.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Essays, 1823

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A Quote by Charles F. Banning on christianity, duty, and experience

Too many of us have a Christian vocabulary rather than a Christian experience. We think we are doing our duty when we're only talking about it.

Charles F. Banning

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A Quote by Cecil Frances Alexander on children, christianity, day, good, obedience, tears, and weakness

Christian children all must be Mild, obedient, good as He. . . . . For He is our childhood's pattern, Day by day like us He grew, He was little, weak, and helpless, Tears and smiles like us He knew; And He feeleth for our sadness, And He shareth in our gladness.

Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 - 1895)

Source: Once in Royal David’s City (1848)

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A Quote by Bryan S. W. Green on attitude, certainty, christianity, church, god, mind, opportunity, organize, spirit, present, and world

Evangelism is not an activity at all. It is rather an attitude of mind behind all Christian activity. Evangelism is not a list of certain things done, but the spirit in which they are done. That is precisely why it cannot be organized. It is perhaps best described as an attitude of mind towards God and the world - an attitude which the Church must recover if she is to be true to her Lord, and to seize hold of the present opportunity.

Bryan S. W. Green

Source: Evangelism: Some Principles and Experiments

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