A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on christianity, danger, devil, emptiness, existence, good, hell, prophets, and spirit

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: DeGenesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37 [Note: mathematician = astrologer]

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A Quote by Ruth Ryden on adventure, change, dance, fear, and prophets

Don't let the prophecies, ancient or modern, trap you in a box of fear and futility. Change the dance by becoming the light that you are, the light that continues through and beyond the box into the adventure of forever.

Ruth Ryden

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A Quote by Robert D. Hales on family, needs, and prophets

Whatever the needs of family members may be, we can strengthen our families as we follow the counsel given by prophets.

Robert D. Hales (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Robert Burton on christ and prophets

Christ himself was poor. . . . And as he was himself, so he informed his apostles and disciples, they were all poor, prophets poor, apostles poor.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr on judgment and prophets

The prophet himself stands under the judgment which he preaches. If he does not know that, he is a false prophet.

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971)

Source: Beyond Tragedy, 1938

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on age, laws, men, principles, prophets, purity, reason, and thought

But I cannot recite, even thus rudely, laws of the intellect, without remembering that lofty and sequestered class of men who have been its prophets and oracles, the high-priesthood of the pure reason, the Trismegisti, the expounders of the principles of thought from age to age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: “Intellect” from Essays: First Series (1841)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on day, imperfection, knowledge, prophets, and salvation

Every year, if not every day, we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on destruction and prophets

Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, 1513

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on corruption, daughters, divinity, god, love, mercy, power, prophets, salvation, sons, spirit, understanding, vices, and worth

. . . Our God is a God of love. He waits with open arms, and the unfolding of His merciful plan of salvation is not only therefore the mark of divine power but also the mark of God's relentless, redeeming love. It is a point well worth pondering because, among other reasons, it will help us to understand better why God, through the prophets, denounces sin and corruption in such scalding terms. He loves all of us, His spirit sons and daughters, but hates our vices. His denunciation of those vices may, if we are not careful, seem to obscure the enormous and perfect love He has for us.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.25-26, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on devil, prophets, and women

Umar reported the Prophet saying, "Whenever a man is alone with a woman the devil makes a third."

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad

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