I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
It's ill speaking between a fou man and a fasting.1824 Redgauntlet, letter11,'WanderingWillie'sTale'.
When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.jerome
I shall remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace; walking until given shelter and fasting until given food.peace pilgrim
Fill up the goblet and reach to me some! Drinking makes wise, but dry fasting makes glum.william r. alger
I feel in my sinews The spreading of shadows Converging together With a shiver And in solitary vigil After flights triumphal My head rise From this scythe Through a clean rupture That serves to dissever The ancient disharmony With the body As drunk from fasting It persists in following With a haggard bound Its gaze profound Up where the frozen Absolute has chosen That nothing shall measure Its vastness, O glacier But according to a ritual Illumined by the principle That chose my consecration It extends a salutation.stéphane mallarmé
It will require more than a few hours of fasting and prayer to cast out such demons as selfishness, worldliness, and unbelief. Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and of conduct.Theodore L. Cuyler, p. 507. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
All men carry about them that which is poyson to serpents: for if it be true that is reported, they will no better abide the touching with man's spittle than scalding water cast upon them: but if it happen to light within their chawes or mouth, especially if it come from a man that is fasting, it is present death.pliny the elder
The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The key to renewed appropriation of these practices is to see their link to baptismal renewal.Rev. Lawrence E. Mick, in “Lenten Customs Baptism Is the Key”
Lastly, all persons were prohibited from marrying during Lent, which custom is observed to this day; The fast of the ember weeks is borrowed originally from the Jews . The season called the ember weeks consists in three days of strict fasting ...Bernard Picart, et al, in The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Several Nations of the Known ..., (1731), p.15
I shall remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace; walking until given shelter and fasting until given food.Personal vow with which she began her peace pilgramage (1 January 1953), later published in Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words (1982)
Fill up the goblet and reach to me some! Drinking makes wise, but dry fasting makes glum.William R. Alger, "Wine Song of Kaitmas", Poetry of the Orient (1865), p. 161.
Everything has a tax, and the tax for the bodies is recommended fasting.Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.425
fasting (is) for the maintainance and firmness of your sincerity.fatimah
fasting possesses great power. If practiced with the right intention, it makes one a friend of God.Tertullian, Works by Tertullian, On Fasting
fasting is, without any doubt, the most effective biological method of treatment. It is the operation without surgery.w:Otto Buchinger, Das Heilfasten
fasting (is) for the maintainance and firmness of your sincerity.Ayan al-Sh?‘ah, vol.1, p.316
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