Great Quotations from Great People
1. Albert Einstein- US (German-born) physicist; discovered special relativity 1905 & general relativity 1915-1916; explained photoelectric effect & Brownian motion; Nobel Prize in Physics 1921
"Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views
without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”
"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
2. John Muir- US (Scottish-born) conservationist & naturalist; founded Sierra Club
“We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love. God does not appear, and flow, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all.”
“In God's wildness lies the hope of the world - the great fresh unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and wounds heal ere we are aware.”
3. Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)
"I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. “
4. William Blake (1757 – 1827)
I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.
5. Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, December 26, 2002
We think having faith means being convinced God exists in the same way we are convinced a chair exists. People who cannot be completely convinced of God’s existence think faith is impossible for them. Not so. People who doubt can have great faith because faith is something you do, not something you think. In fact, the greater your doubt the more heroic your faith.