Quotation Explorer - 'Reverence'

PIETY, n. Reverence for the Supreme Being, based upon His supposed resemblance to man. The pig is taught by sermons and epistles To think the God of Swine has snout and bristles. Judibras - Ambrose Bierce
We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind. - Eric Hoffer
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state. - Thomas Jefferson
The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Except for my daughters, I have not grieved for any death as I have grieved for . His was a great and beautiful spirit, he was a man all man, from crown to footsoles. My reverence for him was deep and genuine. Mark Twain - his
Love, Hope, and Reverence are realities of a different order from the senses, but they are positive and constant facts, always active, always working out mighty changes in human life. - Elizabeth Blackwell
REVERENCE, n. The spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man. - Ambrose Bierce
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. - John Adams
Reverence for life brings us into a spiritual relation with the world which is independent of all knowledge of the universe. - Albert Schweitzer
Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil. - Albert Schweitzer
...she is careful who she sleeps with, because only those willing totreat her witht he same reverence are worthy of her attention....you are the Goddess, and "all acts of love and pleasure" are your rituals - Dianne Sylvan
By the external appearance of your knowledge, you have attained (high) ranks and reverence with the people! So seek with Allah higher ranks and closeness by virtue of your hidden good deeds. And know that these two ranks, one cancels out the other. - Wuhayb ibn al-Wird
HYENA, n. A beast held in reverence by some oriental nations from its habit of frequenting at night the burial-places of the dead. But the medical student does that. - Ambrose Bierce
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. - Thomas Jefferson
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment - Thomas Jefferson
There are two things we must get rid of early in life: a feeling of personal superiority and an exaggerated reverence for the sexual act. - Ayn Rand
I’m happiest when I’m with young people. Their wisdom, grief, and optimism motivates me to work harder and inspires me to be better, more thoughtful and to move with increased reverence. I find joy in children. - Lateefah Simon
The instinct of worship is still so strong upon us that, having nearly worn out our capacity for treating kings and such kind of persons as sacred, we are ready to invest a majority of our own selves with the same kind of reverence. - Auberon Herbert
Nature is at work.. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. - George Eliot
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. - Sarah Ban Breathnach
Above all things, reverence yourself. - Pythagoras
Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.
Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards. - Homer
Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings. - Oprah Winfrey
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. 1 Peter 3:15 - Anonymous
We learn to love imperfect people by serving them out of reverence for a perfect God... - Gary Thomas
USAGE, n. The First Person of the literary Trinity, the Second and Third being Custom and Conventionality. Imbued with a decent reverence for this Holy Triad an industrious writer may hope to produce books that will live as long as the fashion. - Ambrose Bierce
Worship is an inward reverence, the bowing down of the soul in the presence of God. - Elizabeth George
Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex. - Havelock Ellis
True faith is unconditional.It is simply the reverence and aspiration towards a certain kind of spirit.Faith is not even the means of obtaining reward.Faith itself is the end. - Xue Mo
Respect, reverence, self-esteemAre my basic requisites I refuse to be a competitorWho struggles for personal rights - Balroop Singh
The foundation of reverence is this perception, that the present holds within itself the complete sum of existence, backwards and forwards, that whole amplitude of time, which is eternity. - Alfred North Whitehead
Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed. - Tiffany Madison
The reverence of God is grace to act right. - Lailah Gfty Akita
Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all. - Margaret Fuller
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