repentance

A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on birth, conformity, death, devil, direction, discipline, doubt, goals, gold, good, knowledge, love, magic, men, performance, power, practice, problems, reality, repentance, science, solution, soul, spirit, truth, v

There is something which unites magic and applied science while separating both from the 'wisdom' of earlier ages. For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality, and the solution had been knowledge, self-discipline, and virtue. for magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men: the solution is a technique; and both, in the practice of this technique, are ready to do things hitherto regarded as disgusting and impious - such as digging up and mutilating the dead. If we compare the chief trumpeter of the new era (Bacon) with Marlowe's Faustus, the similarity is striking. You will read in some critics that Faustus has a thirst for knowledge. In reality he hardly mentions it. It is not truth he wants from the devils, but gold and guns and girls. In the same spirit, Bacon condemns those who value knowledge as an end in itself . . . The true object is to extend Man's power to the performance of all things possible. He rejects magic because it does not work; but his goal is that of the magician . . . No doubt those who really founded modern science were usually those whose love of truth exceeded their love of power; in every mixed movement the efficacy comes from the good elements not from the bad. But the presence of bad elements in not irrelevant to the direction the efficacy takes. It might be going too far to say that the modern scientific movement was tainted from its birth; but I think it would be true to say that it was born in an unhealthy neighborhood and at an inauspicious hour. Its triumphs may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

Source: Lewis, C.S. The Abolition of Man, Collins, Fount Paperback, 1978, p. 46.

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on affection, belief, confession, discovery, facts, fatherhood, fear, fighting, forgiveness, friendship, god, honesty, hope, life, meditation, pain, prayer, quiet, religion, repentance, soul, time, and understanding

In attempting to develop a life of prayer, one becomes conscious of the fact that he is two persons, and this is true of all of us. There is our outside self, the person who is seen and watched by others, who lives and speaks and acts in public, the person we reveal to others with varying degrees of frankness or affectation. And there is that other self - the inner self, which is ever partly hidden even from our closest friends, and which we, ourselves, but dimly apprehend. It is this self, our better self, that the Master sees and values. To him the door of this interior castle is always open. He sees the real person. He knows that the fiercest battles are fought in this 'Sector of the Soul,' and he whispers hope to all who have not surrendered there. . . . "It was this understanding of the inner man which caused him to advise us to go alone into our closets and close the door when we would commune with the Father. Man, when alone with God, knows there can be no pretense, or make believe. Here at least he is absolutely honest. 'We feel the thing-we- ought-to-be beating beneath the thing-we-are.' Realizing that he knows before we tell him, we lay bare our souls to God. It is the antiseptic washing of the wound which makes healing possible, and in religion this is called repentance, and forgiveness. It is a time when our souls are naked and perhaps ashamed, but, when no longer distracted by fear of discovery, we can really concentrate on prayer. Rich and radiant living is generated in the hour of quiet meditation, of self-examination, of confession of weaknesses and prayer for forgiveness. This searching of our own souls and admitting what we see, is sometimes painful, but its effects are healing and wholesome. Probing a wound is sometimes more beneficial than applying an ointment.

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

Source: Hugh B. Brown, from a radio address, in Messages of Inspiration, p. 244.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on behavior, good, and repentance

If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behavior.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on behavior, belief, good, neighbors, repentance, and soul

The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on errors, originality, repentance, and sorrow

One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors for to dwell long upon them is to add to the offense, and repentance and sorrow can only be displaced by somewhat better, and which is as free and original as if they had not been.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry B. Eyring on faith, feeling, and repentance

It is hard to repent, to admit you are wrong on faith alone before the evidence of a feeling of being forgiven and light comes.

Henry B. Eyring (1933 -)

Source: BYU Campus Education Week, August 15, 2000, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Heber J. Grant on blessings, failure, faith, good, repentance, and sacred

Of what good is our faith, our repentance, our baptism, and all the sacred ordinances of the gospel by which we have been made ready to receive the blessings of the Lord, if we fail, on our part, to keep the commandments.

Heber J. Grant (1856 - 1945)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Hartman Rector, Jr. on automobiles, baseball, earth, football, god, gold, heaven, life, money, repentance, technology, and tennis

If you are worshipping false gods-such as football, baseball, gold, tennis, or money or technology or automobiles or houses or gold or silver-and you can tell what a man worships by what he does on Sunday-repent and start worshipping the true and living God, the maker of heaven and earth and all things that in them are.

Hartman Rector (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1990, p. 78., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on ability, day, god, and repentance

There is only one day that you and I have to live and that's today. There is nothing we can do about yesterday except repent, and there may be no tomorrows. The thing for us to do when we arise from our beds as God gives us a new day, is to pray that whatever comes to our hands, we will do it to the best of our ability.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

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A Quote by George Eliot on death, repentance, and tenderness

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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