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
Riel, our brother, is dead, victim of his devotion to the cause of the Métis of which he was leader, victim of fanatism and treason; of the fanatism of Sir John and of some other friends of his; of the treason of three of our own who, in order to keep their wallet, have sold their brother.honoré mercier
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))
...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)
If my love is without sacrifice , it is selfish . Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love.J.P Vaswani, in How to Overcome Depression and other Heart-to-Heart Talks, Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 30 December 2011, p.23
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
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
And that [shewing is] by gracious touching and sweet lighting of the spiritual life, whereby that we are kept in sure faith , hope , and charity , with contrition and devotion, and also with contemplation and all manner of true solace and sweet comforts .Julian of Norwich, in Revelations of Divine Love, p.205
...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
If my love is without sacrifice , it is selfish . Such a love is barter , for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love.Sadhu Vaswani, in How to OVERCOME DEPRESSION and other Heart-to-Heart Talks, p.23
Art should be independent of all clap-trapshould stand alone, and appeal totheartisticsense ofeye orear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism and the like. All these have no kind of concern with it; and that is why I insist on calling my works 'arrangements'and 'harmonies'.Whistler
Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. I can express with very limited adequacy the passionate devotion to this land that possesses millions of our people, born, like myself, under other skies, for the privilege that that this county has bestowed in allowing them to partake of its fellowship.felix frankfurter
I remembered the devotion of those belonging to the Manson 'Family' or the 'People's Temple' of Jim Jones or the Branch Davidian Sect or the 'Heaven's Gate' sect of Marshall Applewhite. It wasn't how much the 'Heaven's Gate' believers believed that there was a spaceship hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet, waiting to take them to paradise; only the actual existence of such a spaceship really mattered.Dave Jiang (2007). My Fortunate Brain Tumor from God. Xulon Press. p. 218. ISBN 978-1602660748.
All who wait upon the Lord shall rise higher and higher upon the mighty pinions of strong devotion, and with the unblinking eye of faith, into the regions of heavenly-mindedness; and shall approach nearer and nearer to God, the Sun of our spiritual day.John Angell James, p. 192. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.Honore de Balzac, in Letters of Two Brides, p.162
In a word, the almighty dollar , that great object of universal devotion throughout our land , seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.Washington Irving, in American Icons, p.208
True devotion to god is indeed filled with wisdom and knowledge .Paul Pathickal, in "Christ and the Hindu Diaspora", p.49
And in these foure things, Opinion of Ghosts, Ignorance of second causes, devotion towards what men fear, and Taking of things Casuall for Prognostics, consisteth the Natural seed of Religion ; which by reason of the different Fancies, Judgements, and Passions of severall men, hath grown up into ceremonies so different, that those which are used by one man, are for the most part ridiculous to another.thomas hobbes
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