The desire of the moth for the star, of the night for the morrow. The devotion to something afar from the sphere of our sorrow.
Around the seventh and eighth centuries South India saw also a great surge of devotionalism with the emergence of a number of devotee-poet singers who expressed their deep devotion in thousands of metered verse set to classical music. ...These poet singers were the Alvars and the Nayanmars, who to a great extent constructed the foundation on which the edifice of the future Carnatic music was built.In "I Want To Be In The Creative Field", 3E (1 November 2009), P.452
Existence was given us for action, rather than indolent and aimless contemplation; our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel. They greatly mistake, who suppose that God cares for no other pursuit than devotion.Elias Lyman Magoon, p. 2. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love , generosity and devotion exist. And you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy .Frances Pharcellus Church, in The Time of Your Life: The Best of Genie Wheeler's Columns on Aging Issues p.19
...throughout the world , except in the abodes of the guilty , goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger , are turning the tide of world war by their prowess and their devotion.Winston Churchill, in The Most Dangerous Enemy: An Illustrated History of the Battle of Britain, p.165
Gallantry to women (the sure road to their favor) is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes , a delight in their satisfaction , and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute towards it.William Hazlitt, in Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors, p.159
...in the 12th and 13th centuries believed that such a clock [mechanical clock] would provide a precise regularity to the seven periods of devotion...Neil Postman, in Computers, Ethics, and Society, p.130
It is our first duty to serve society, and, after we have done that, we may attend wholly to the salvation of our own souls. Ayouthful passion for abstracted devotion should not be encouraged.1766 Remark, Feb. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.2.
There was little public sympathy for T?j? in Japan in the post-war period. His responsibility for the war, his oppressive regime, and his failure to commit suicide turned him into a notorious figure. Later revelations about his personal integrity, impeccable family life, devotion to duty, and loyalty to the emperor somewhat improved his image.Hideki Tojo
You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of democracy, social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.Muhammad Ali Jinnah, address to the officers and men of the 5th Heavy Ack Ack and 6th Light Ack Ack Regiments in Malir, Karachi February 21, 1948.
Whether you do your work with notes or without them, do it courageously, earnestly, with devotion; with a glad sense of the greatness of it, and a full consecration of every force and faculty to it.Richard Salter Storrs, p. 483. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
The fourth goal of life is moksha, which means “release” from life, particularly from the cycle of death and rebirth . This goal is best practiced in the retirement and renouncer stages of life, although it can be sought in all stages of life, particularly in the two paths of deeds and devotion .Robert Van Voorst, in RELG: World (1 January 2012), p.93
The piety that keeps the Sabbath with a great zeal of devotion, yet fails to keep its possessor honest on Monday, is not the kind that is stamped in the mint of heaven.Herrick Johnson, p. 453. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
...in Indian society , Yajna meaning, “ worship ”, “ devotion ”, “ prayer ”, “ offering ”, “ oblation ”, “ sacrifice ”, is the most ancient ritual of Hinduism that continues in modern day.Veena R. Howard, in p.70 (Gandhi's Ascetic Activism: Renunciation and Social Action)
Those who give themselves to prayer should in a special manner have always a devotion to St. Joseph; for I know not how any man can think of the Queen of the angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Infant Jesus, without giving thanks to St. Joseph for the services he rendered them then.Saint Teresa of Avila, in The Life of Saint Teresa of Jesus], p.47
By unswerving devotion to Me, a man crosses over three Gunas - I am the Abode of Brahman , Eternal and Immutable , of everlasting Dharma and Absolute Bliss .Swami Chinmayananda, in "Tarangini - X",P.40
All forms of dedication , devotion, loyalty and self-surrender are in essence a desperate clinging to something which might give worth and meaning to our futile, spoiled lives .Eric Hoffer, in The Discovery of First Principles, p.277
We have great work ahead of us, and it needs devotion and much, much energy . To grow, to discover , we need involvement , which is something ...Bruce Lee, in The Bruce Lee Story,p.120
...made a great part in the religious devotion of the times in which they were written; and it was this devotional study and contemplation.Thomas Paine, in The Report of the Proceedings of the Court of King's Bench: In the Guildhall ..., p.58
There are many ways Hindus offer devotion through chanting and song .Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, in Saivite Hindu Religion Book Two, p.146
But take this with thee: if I was not form'd To prize a love like thine, a mind like thine, Nor dote even on thy beauty as I've doted On lesser charms, for no cause save that such devotion was a duty, and I hated All that look'd like a chain for me or others (This even rebellion must avouch); yet hear These words, perhaps among my last that none E'er valued more thy virtues , though he knew not To profit by them…lord byron
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