„Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.“

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médico, filósofo, teólogo y músico 1875 - 1965

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„In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.“

—  Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965

Variante: Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.

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Haruki Murakami Foto

„Every single living human being who encountered the first ray of light of this new century will pass away this century“

—  He Xuntian Chinese musician 1953

Passing By the Earth (1999)
Original: (zh) 遭遇新世纪第一缕阳光的全人类所有活着的人都将会在本世纪死去

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„Longing and desire goes further than instant satisfaction. That's human nature.“

—  Anna Sui American fashion designer 1964

via Nika, Colleen. "Exclusive: Anna Sui Discusses Her Spring 2012 Show and Punk Rock Heritage". Rolling Stone (September 14, 2011). http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/exclusive-anna-sui-discusses-her-spring-2012-show-and-punk-rock-heritage-20110914

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„The world goes on as before, and it turns out that nobody else seems to to notice the unbearable lightness of being.“

—  Lewis H. Lapham American journalist 1935

Fuente: Money And Class In America (1989), Chapter 7, Descent Into The Mirror, p. 181

Lewis Carroll Foto

„She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.“

—  Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

Fuente: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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„Like a flame is real enough, isn't it, while it's burning?-even if there's a time it goes out?“

—  Joyce Carol Oates, libro Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

Fuente: Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

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„Oh, where does the light go when the light goes out?“

—  David Zindell, libro Neverness

Neverness (1988)

George MacDonald Foto

„He brings hidden things out of the light of his own being into the light of ours.“

—  George MacDonald Scottish journalist, novelist 1824 - 1905

Fuente: Paul Faber, Surgeon (1879), Ch. 31 : A Conscience
Contexto: God hides nothing. His very work from the beginning is revelation, — a casting aside of veil after veil, a showing unto men of truth after truth. On and on, from fact to fact divine he advances, until at length in his Son Jesus he unveils his very face. Then begins a fresh unveiling, for the very work of the Father is the work the Son himself has to do, — to reveal. His life was the unveiling of himself, and the unveiling of the Son is still going on, and is that for the sake of which the world exists. When he is unveiled, that is, when we know the Son, we shall know the Father also. The whole of creation, its growth, its history, the gathering total of human existence, is an unveiling of the Father. He is the life, the eternal life, the Only. I see it — ah! believe me — I see it as I cannot say it. From month to month it grows upon me. The lovely home-light, the one essence of peaceful being, is God himself.
He loves light and not darkness, therefore shines, therefore reveals. True, there are infinite gulfs in him, into which our small vision cannot pierce, but they are gulfs of light, and the truths there are invisible only through excess of their own clarity. There is a darkness that comes of effulgence, and the most veiling of all veils is the light. That for which the eye exists is light, but through light no human eye can pierce. — I find myself beyond my depth. I am ever beyond my depth, afloat in an infinite sea; but the depth of the sea knows me, for the ocean of my being is God. — What I would say is this, that the light is not blinding because God would hide, but because the truth is too glorious for our vision. The effulgence of himself God veiled that he might unveil it — in his Son. Inter-universal spaces, icons, eternities — what word of vastness you can find or choose — take unfathomable darkness itself, if you will, to express the infinitude of God, that original splendor existing only to the consciousness of God himself — I say he hides it not, but is revealing it ever, for ever, at all cost of labor, yea of pain to himself. His whole creation is a sacrificing of himself to the being and well-being of his little ones, that, being wrought out at last into partakers of his divine nature, that nature may be revealed in them to their divinest bliss. He brings hidden things out of the light of his own being into the light of ours.
But see how different we are, — until we learn of him! See the tendency of man to conceal his treasures, to claim even truth as his own by discovery, to hide it and be proud of it, gloating over that which he thinks he has in himself, instead of groaning after the infinite of God! We would be forever heaping together possessions, dragging things into the cave of our finitude, our individual self, not perceiving that the things which pass that dreariest of doors, whatever they may have been, are thenceforth "but straws, small sticks, and dust of the floor." When a man would have a truth in thither as if it were of private interpretation, he drags in only the bag which the truth, remaining outside, has burst and left.

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„There is no country…where there are not somewhere lovers of freedom who look to this country to carry the torch and keep it burning bright until such time as they may again be able to light their extinguished torches at our flame. We owe it not only to our own people but to the world to preserve our soul for that.“

—  Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947

Speech at University of Durham to the Ashridge Fellowship, as quoted in The Times (3 December 1934); also in Christian Conservatives and the Totalitarian Challenge, 1933-40 by Philip Williamson, in The English Historical Review, Vol. 115, No. 462 (June 2000)

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„I've always fought to purify wild flame to light,
and kindle whatever light I found to burst in flame.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis Greek writer 1883 - 1957

Odysseus to Hades, Book XI, line 145
The Odyssey : A Modern Sequel (1938)
Contexto: Monarch of earth, I shall confess my secret craft:
I've always fought to purify wild flame to light,
and kindle whatever light I found to burst in flame.

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„Dogs and horses, for example, are naturally subservient to human beings. But no human being is naturally subservient to another human being. No human being has a right to rule another without the other's consent“

—  Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015

2000s, The Central Idea (2006)
Contexto: The equality of mankind is best understood in light of a two-fold inequality. The first is the inequality of mankind and of the subhuman classes of living beings that comprise the order of nature. Dogs and horses, for example, are naturally subservient to human beings. But no human being is naturally subservient to another human being. No human being has a right to rule another without the other's consent. The second is the inequality of man and God. As God's creatures, we owe unconditional obedience to His will. By that very fact however we do not owe such obedience to anyone else. Legitimate political authority—the right of one human being to require obedience of another human being—arises only from consent. The fundamental act of consent is, as the 1780 Massachusetts Bill of Rights states, "a social compact by which the whole people covenants with each citizen and each citizen with the whole people that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good." The "certain laws for the common good" have no other purpose but to preserve and protect the rights that each citizen possesses prior to government, rights with which he or she has been "endowed by their Creator." The rights that governments exist to secure are not the gift of government. They originate in God.

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