A Quote by St. Nicolai Vilimirovich on god, christianity, atheism, skepticism, promise, evil, hope, truth, and freedom

Does the mirror change and bend when the scoffer stands before it laughing and scoffing at it? No, the mirror does not change and bend but remains the same as it was. Brethren, neither does God change or bend when scoffers laugh and scoff at Him. The unchanging and All-pure God knows that the scoffer scoffs at himself. By his scoffing at the holy things of God, the scoffer bends himself and makes himself hideous and the holy things of God remain intact.

O, how already in our times, in our days, many scoffers are already here! Many, too many but their multitudes are weaker than the One and Only One. What is a lot of dust before a strong wind? You have only to wait, to wait armed with patience until a strong wind blows.

Many and too many scoffers are already here, who scoff at God's word. They offer their own words in place of God's word; they offer the unholy in place of the holy, the putrid in place of the healthy, death dealing in place of life creating. The word of God is like a strong wind and their words are as dust.

The scoffers are already here, many and too many that scoff at God's works and still many more will arrive. They praise their works above God's works and say that the works of their hands are better and more comprehensible that the works of God. Their works are thievery; for all the good that they built, they built from God's materials and according to the likeness of God's buildings; and all the evil that they have built, they built from the devil's materials, and according to the likeness of the devil's buildings. Therefore, of what will the dust boast? With what will the scoffers praise today or tomorrow, when wild asses trample over their graves with their hooves?

All-pure Lord, Holy and Powerful are Your words, as a strong wind and holy are Your works, and there is no number or measure of them. All-pure Lord, save our tongues from scoffing and save our lives from the scoffers.

To You be glory and thanks always. Amen.

Nicolai Vilimirovich

Source: The Proluge of Ohrid

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Robert Grudin on promises, vows, and promise

The reason so many promises are not kept is the same as the reason they are made in the first place.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 86

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on models, future, promise, and self-deceit

They make a secret pact with themelves never to think about the future.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Winner Stands Alone: A Novel, Pages: 107

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paul Richards on power, promise, and fulfillment

Power is promise and fulfillment.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 231

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paul Richards on power, change, and promise

The hallmark of power is the capacity in those who weild it to specify a change and then bring it about, by whatever means.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 231-232

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Robert Service on promise


A promise made is a debt unpaid

Robert Service


Contributed by: leestar

A Quote by Chuck Palahniuk on right, wrong, and promise

"It's not a matter of right and wrong." Mr. Whittier would say.
Really, there is no wrong. Not in our minds. Our own reality.
You can never set off to do the wrong thing.
You can never say the wrong thing.
In your own mind, you are always right. Every action you take--what you do or say or how you choose to appear--is automatically right the moment you act.
His hand shaking as he lifts his cup, Mr. Whittier says, "Even if you were to tell yourself, 'Today, I'm going to drink coffee the wrong way... from a dirty boot.' Even that would be right because you chose to drink coffee from that boot."
Because you can do nothing wrong. You are always right.
Even when you say, "I'm such an idiot, I'm so wrong..." you're right.
You're right about being wrong. You're right even when you're an idiot.
"No matter how stupid your idea," Mr. Whittier would say, "you're doomed to be right because it's yours."
We're all condemned to be right. About everything we can consider.
In this shifting, liquid world where everyone is right and any idea is right the moment you act on it, Mr. Whittier would say, the only sure thing is what you promise.

Chuck Palahniuk

Source: Haunted: A Novel

Contributed by: CentriRitanni

A Quote by Christian D. Larson on promise, optimism, peace of mind, best of self, and faith

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.  Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!

Christian Larson

Source: quotable cards

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on commitment, promise, millennium declaration, millennium development goals, millennium promise, bono, jeffrey sachs, and angelina jolie

"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality"

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Commitment,promise,millennium promise,millennium development goals, millennium declaration,bono,jeffrey sachs,angelina jolie

Contributed by: diana nicholson

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on child, promise, and god

Each child born on earth
  Is a unique promise of God  
To God Himself.

Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

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