saints

A Quote by Billy Joel on laughter and saints

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. Sinners are much more fun.

Billy Joel

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A Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on borrowing, desires, facts, grace, harmony, intention, language, life, peace, purity, saints, spirituality, and time

But I want first of all - in fact as an end to these other desires - to be at peace with myself. I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can. I want in fact-to borrow from the language of the saints - to live 'in grace' as much of the time as possible. I am not using this term in a strictly theological sense. By grace I mean an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be translated into outward harmony.

Anne Lindbergh (1906 -)

Source: Gift From the Sea

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on god, heroism, religion, saints, society, and support

Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on saints and writers

Great writers are the saints for the godless.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Andrew Young on day, glory, happiness, and saints

There is a happy land, Far, far away, Where Saints in glory stand, Bright, bright as day.

Andrew Young (1807 - 1889)

Source: Hymn: There Is a Happy Land, from C. H. Bateman’s Sacred Song Book, 1843

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on death and saints

SAINT, n. A dead sinner revised and edited.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Albert Camus on god, problems, and saints

Can one be a saint if God does not exist? That is the only concrete problem I know of today.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alan Watts on needs and saints

Saints need sinners.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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A Quote by Abu-Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali on devil, dogs, divinity, nature, and saints

Man's nature is made up of four elements, which produce in him four attributes, namely, the beastly, the brutal, the satanic, and the divine. In man there is something of the pig, the dog, the devil, and the saint.

al-Ghazzali (1058 - 1111)

Source: The Main Problems of Abu Nasr Al-Paraba

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A Quote by 'Abd al-Kader on angels, belief, christianity, community, diversity, excellence, glory, islam, knowledge, mind, prophets, saints, schools, and time

"Each time that something comes to your mind regarding Allah - know that He is different from that!" Commentary: If you think and believe that He is what all the schools of Islam profess and believe - He is that, and He is other than that! If you think that He is what diverse communities believe - Muslims, Christians, Jews, Mazdeans, polytheists and others - He is that and He is other than that! And if you think and believe what is professed by the Knowers par excellence - prophets, saints and angels - He is that! He is other than that! None of His creatures worships Him in all His aspects; none is unfaithful to Him in all His aspects. No one knows Him in all His aspects; no one is ignorant of Him in all His aspects. Those who are among the most knowing regarding Him have said: "Glory to Thee. We have no knowledge except what You have taught us." (Koran 2:32)

'Abd al-Kader (1807 - 1883)

Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 254, pp. 127-128

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