Pontus, instituted among all people, as an addition or corollary of devotion towards God, that festival days and assemblies should be celebrated to them who had contended for the faith (that is, to lie martyrs ).
Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John, Volume 1, (1733, p. 204)
...in the 12th and 13th centuries believed that such a clock [mechanical clock] would provide a precise regularity to the seven periods of devotion...
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.
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.
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 .
...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.
Downey's Holmes is at once more dissolute and more fit than previous incarnations . Holmes' canonical devotion to cocaine is here augmented by other drugs and a great deal of booze . Yet Holmes has the body of a lithe athlete , the skills of a gymnast and the pugilism of a world champion.
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.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
...there is a gulf of difference between the lower-love ( Sneha ) and the higher-love ( Prema ). The highest love is when you seek , discover and experience , our essential oneness with the very substance of truth , the Lord. It is called devotion ( Prema-Bhakthi ). Swami Chinmayananda, in Tarangini - X, P.15
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 .
Instead of man to love, we have a man-god to worship . From being the example of devotion, he is its object; the religion of Christ ended with his life , and left us instead but the Christian religion.
The devotion of such titans of spirit as Lenin to an Ideal must bear fruit. The nobility of his selflessness will be an example through centuries to come, and his Ideal will reach perfection .
With unquestioning devotion to the Union, with a patience and gentleness not born of fear , they have 'followed the light as God gave them to see the light .
And in these four things, opinion of ghosts , ignorance of second causes, devotion towards what men fear , and taking of things casual for prognostics , consisteth the natural seed of religion ; which by reason of the different fancies, judgments and passions of several men, has grown up into ceremonies so different, that those which are used by one man, are for the most part ridiculous to another.
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 .
The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of years - that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition . A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland .
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 ...
Hindus offer devotion and offering to them Gods - Vishnu and Shiva at shrines in their homes and temples .
Vedanta had attracted Westerners to Indian philosophy and theology or religious study. ISKCON drew them to the path of personal devotion (bhakthi) to a Hindu deity, Krishna , and to a guru , Swami Prabhupada.
Her mother is of a quietistic frame of mind , very much interested in Indian philosophy, a pacifist , a strict non-participator in life , who in spite of her daughter's devotion to her will not make any move to enlist her enthusiasms .
By ' patriotism ' I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life , which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people.
...made a great part in the religious devotion of the times in which they were written; and it was this devotional study and contemplation.
I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behaviour .
... unity and inwardness; and makes the heart grow and bring forth the leaves of inward love , the flowers of ardent devotion, and the fruits of thanksgiving and praise , and makes these fruits to endure eternally , in humble grief, because of our shortcomings.
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work . This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God , to Christ , and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
But men are now united in states; that work is done; why now maintain exclusive devotion to one's own state, when this produces terrible evils for all.
Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.morihei ueshiba
You cannot buy loyalty; you cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds, and souls. You have to earn these things.Clarence Francis