Love rules without rules.Translation of Italian saying: Amor regge senza legge; as quoted in Dictionary of Foreign Terms Found in English and American Writings of Yesterday and Today, 2nd Edition (1934) edited by Christopher Orlando Sylvester Mawson
Not every painter has a gift for painting, in fact, many painters are disappointed when they meet with difficulties in art. Painting done under pressure by artists without the necessary talent can only give rise to formlessness, as painting is a profession that requires peace of mind. The painter must always seek the essence of things, always represent the essential characteristics and emotions of the person he is painting...titian
The triumphs of the Crusades were thetriumphs of faith. But faith without wisdom is a dangerous thing.1954 A History of the Crusades, vol.3.
All of these credited for righteousness, going back from Abraham to the first man, could be described as Christians in fact if not in name, without exceeding the truth. For the name means that the Christian, through the knowledge and teaching of Christ, excels in self-control and righteousness, in disciplines and virtue, and in the confession of the one and only God over all, and in all this they showed no less zeal than we.eusebius of caesarea
Stephen Colbert: So you're an agnostic? Bart Ehrman: That's right. Colbert: Isn't that just an atheist without balls?"Bart Ehrman", The Colbert Report (20 June 2006)
I am now here in Congress... I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgment dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me, or the driver at my heels, with his whip in hand, commanding me to ge-wo-haw, just at his pleasure. Look at my arms, you will find no party hand-cuff on them!Davy Crockett, letter (28 January 1834), reported in A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett (1834), p. 113, final paragraph.
According to one tradition, Muhammad insisted that “without the mercy of God no one can attain salvation by virtue of his action.Quran, in "Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross (01-Aug-2002)", p.128
Extension and abstraction without apparent direction or purpose is fundamental to the discipline. Applicability is not the reason we work, and plenty that is not applicable contributes to the beauty and magnificence of our subject.Peter Rowlett, "The unplanned impact of mathematics", Nature 475, 2011, pp. 166-169.
One dwells in suffering if one is without reverence and deference. Now what ascetic or brahmin can I honour and respect and dwell in dependence on?Angulimalo, in Anussati: the Recollections. with Quotes from the Pali Canon and Forest ..., p.55
without a belief in personal immortality, religion surely is like an arch resting on one pillar, like a bridge ending in an abyss.Max Müller, Chips from a German Workshop, Volume I: Essays on the Science of Religion (1867), p. 45.