Commandment Quotes

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Frederick Buechner
“To be commanded to love God at all, let alone in the wilderness, is like being commanded to be well when we are sick, to sing for joy when we are dying of thirst, to run when our legs are broken. But this is the first and great commandment nonetheless. Even in the wilderness - especially in the wilderness - you shall love him.”
Frederick Buechner, A Room Called Remember: Uncollected Pieces

Robert Walser
“Your very eyes. How they have always been for me the command to obey, the inviolable and beautiful commandment. No, no, I'm not telling lies. Your appearance in the doorway!
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You have been my body's health. Whenever I have read a book, it was you I was reading, not the book, you were the book. You were, you were.”
Robert Walser, Jakob von Gunten

William Faulkner
“We shall not kill and maybe next time we even won't.”
William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Can we believe that the real God, if there is one, ever ordered a man to be killed simply for making hair oil, or ointment? We are told in the thirtieth chapter of Exodus, that the Lord commanded Moses to take myrrh, cinnamon, sweet calamus, cassia, and olive oil, and make a holy ointment for the purpose of anointing the tabernacle, tables, candlesticks and other utensils, as well as Aaron and his sons; saying, at the same time, that whosoever compounded any like it, or whoever put any of it on a stranger, should be put to death. In the same chapter, the Lord furnishes Moses with a recipe for making a perfume, saying, that whoever should make any which smelled like it, should be cut off from his people. This, to me, sounds so unreasonable that I cannot believe it. Why should an infinite God care whether mankind made ointments and perfumes like his or not? Why should the Creator of all things threaten to kill a priest who approached his altar without having washed his hands and feet? These commandments and these penalties would disgrace the vainest tyrant that ever sat, by chance, upon a throne.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Israelmore Ayivor
“My usual instruction to students when they are preparing to write their examinations is "think before you answer the questions". I am convinced that some multiple choice answers could be so close that you might not know the very one that answers the question correctly! Such is life. To choose your suitable dreams, you must think well!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Benedict XVI
“The 'commandment' of love is only possible because it is more than a requirement. Love can be 'commanded' because it has first been given.”
Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), God Is Love: Deus Caritas Est

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Master, if you are so good, can you drive a car with your eyes closed?
Master of Stupidity: Thou shall not break the rules of drive safely.
Thou shall not tempt the police as well.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Richelle E. Goodrich
“It's advice, not a commandment.
Don't swallow it whole until you're absolutely sure you've been given good, healthy advice.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Criss Jami
“Christ commands his people to love their enemies, because if not, that would rule out pretty much the entire world.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you are going to devote your time to do something you claim you love, take this thought; "is this what I was sent to do? What do I have to have it do well?" This is potential.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

“Wisdom gives us the understanding that God has given us commandments for our benefit.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Increase is God’s blessing to us all and at the same time it is his commandment that we should increase”
Sunday Adelaja

Israelmore Ayivor
“The leader’s commandment is made up of pledges to solve local and global problems, and not to create more problems to add to the existing ones.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

“стався до речей з повагою і тоді вони прослужать довше #заповідь”
UriSobi

Lailah Gifty Akita
“It is fatal to forget the Law's of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“He who has not tasted something, says Basil the Great, does not know what he is missing; but once he has tasted it, he is filled with longing. Thus he who has tasted the sweetness of the commandments, and realizes that they lead him gradually towards the imitation of Christ, longs to acquire them all, with the result that he often disdains even death for their sake. Glimpsing the mysteries of God hidden in the Holy Scriptures, he thirsts to grasp them fully; and the more knowledge he gains, the more he thirsts, burning as though drinking flames. And because the Divine cannot be grasped fully by anyone, he continues to thirst for ever.”
St. Peter of Damascus

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Moving from teaching university students to living with mentally handicapped people was, for me at least, a step toward the platform where the father embraces his kneeling son. Step from bystander to participant, from judge to repentant sinner, from teacher about love to being loved as the beloved. It is also the place where I have to let go of all I most want to hold on to. It is the place that confronts me with the fact that truly accepting love, forgiveness, and healing is often much harder than giving it. It is the place beyond earning, deserving, and rewarding. It is the place of surrender and complete trust. Each little step toward the center seemed like an impossible demand, a demand requiring me to let go one more time from wanting to be in control, to give up one more time the desire to predict life, to die one more time to the fear of not knowing where it all will lead, and to surrender one more time to a love that knows no limits. And still, I knew that I would never be able to live the great commandment to love without allowing myself to be loved without conditions or prerequisites.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

Olawale Daniel
“Stack more Bitcoins every time the market dips, that is your eleventh commandment.”
Olawale Daniel