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A Quote by Homer on heaven, men, misery, pity, and sacred

Heaven hears and pities hapless men like me, For sacred ev'n to gods is misery.

Homer (c. 850 BC -)

Source: The Odyssey, Book v, Line 572

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on life, sacred, and women

In the sacred precinct of that dwelling where the despotic woman wields the sceptre of fierce neatness, one treads as if he carried his life in his hands.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on citizenship, good, life, nature, sacred, strength, and world

What I have been preparing to say is this, in wildness is the preservation of the world . . . Life consists of wildness. The most alive is the wildest. Not yet subdued by man, its presence refreshes him. . . . When I would re-create myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most interminable and to the citizen, most dismal, swamp. I enter as a sacred place, a Sanctum sanctorum. There is the strength, the marrow, of Nature. In short, all good things are wild and free.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walking, 1851

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on citizenship, nature, sacred, and strength

When I would re-create myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most interminable and to the citizen, most dismal, swamp. I enter as a sacred place, a Sanctum sanctorum. There is the strength, the marrow, of Nature.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walking, 1851

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A Quote by Henry B. Eyring on adulthood, children, goodness, guidance, sacred, and truth

Even before baptism, a child or an adult can have the Holy Ghost testify to their hearts of sacred truth. They must act on that testimony to retain it, but it will guide them toward goodness.

Henry B. Eyring (1933 -)

Source: Friend June, 1996, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on beginning, belief, christianity, death, defeat, divinity, eternity, faith, fatherhood, glory, god, grief, happiness, imitation, joy, love, mystery, nature, pain, power, sacred, sacrifice, salvation, soul, suffering, tea

To curse grief is easier than to bless it, but to do so is to fall back into the point of view of the earthly, the carnal, the natural man. By what has Christianity subdued the world if not by the apotheosis of grief, by its marvelous transmutation of suffering into triumph, of the crown of thorn into the crown of glory, and of gibbet into a symbol of salvation? What does the apotheosis of the Cross mean, if not the death of death, the defeat of sin, the beatification of martyrdom, the raising to the skies of voluntary sacrifice, the defiance of pain? . . . Suffering was a curse from which man fled; now it becomes a purification of the soul, a sacred trial sent by God. Eternal Love, a divine dispensation meant to sanctify and ennoble us, an acceptable aid to faith, a strange imitation into happiness. Power of belief! All remains the same, and yet all is changed. A new certitude arises to deny the apparent and the tangible; it pierces through the mystery of things, it places an invisible Father behind visible nature, it shows us joy shining through tears, and makes of pain the beginning of joy.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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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 Hana No on communication, duty, love, men, plants, sacred, soul, and women

Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages. Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.

Hana No

Source: Monogatari: The Stories of Flowers

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A Quote by Grenville Kleiser on achievement, day, obligation, opportunity, privilege, sacred, time, and work

Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you, inviting you to useful work. To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.

Grenville Kleiser (1868 - 1953)

Source: The Book of Positive Quotations

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on cities, criticism, family, men, and sacred

Only men to whom the family is sacred will ever have a standard or a status by which to criticize the State. They alone can appeal to something more holy than the gods of the city.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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