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Man can certainly flee from God...
by Karl Barth

Man can certainly flee from God...
but he cannot escape him.
He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God,
but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal
love of God which triumphs even in his hate.
- Karl Barth

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
- Karl Barth

Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
- Karl Barth

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
- Karl Barth

 

Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it,
too, then it is only as those chosen with them,
as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
- Karl Barth

In the Church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians.
- Karl Barth

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
- Karl Barth

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It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God,
they play only Bach.
I am sure, however, that when they are together en
famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
- Karl Barth

No one can be saved - in virtue of what he can do.
Everyone can be saved - in virtue of what God can do.
- Karl Barth

Faith is never identical with piety.
- Karl Barth

Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God
as other teachers of religion do.
He is himself the way.
- Karl Barth

What God chooses for us children of men is always the best.
- Karl Barth

The best theology would need no advocates;
it would prove itself.
- Karl Barth

Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an
ideology which glorifies the status quo.
- Karl Barth

Religion is the possibility of the removal of every
ground of confidence except confidence in God alone.
- Karl Barth

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back,
he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
- Karl Barth

Whether the angels play only Bach praising God,
I am not quite sure.
I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth

Men have never been good, they are not good and they never will be good.
- Karl Barth

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln


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