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1. "Parker stared at the bare branches along Saint Marks Place as they swayed with the wind, reaching for one another, and longed for the warmth of a million little leaves and their multicolored smiles."
Author: Abby Slovin
2. "Let's get on our knees and pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?"
Author: Adam Savage
3. "Over time, I have come to believe that there is a killer and a saint in all of us. But...I choose to focus on the future and the *potential* in people."
Author: Agnes Kamara Umunna
4. "Objections to Christianity... are phrased in words, but that does not mean that they are really a matter of language and analysis and argument. Words are tokens of the will. If something stronger than language were available then we would use it. But by the same token, words in defense of Christianity miss the mark as well: they are a translation into the dispassionate language of argument of something that resides far deeper in the caverns of volition, of commitment. Perhaps this is why Saint Francis, so the story goes, instructed his followers to "preach the Gospel always, using words if necessary." It is not simply and straightforwardly wrong to make arguments in the defense of the Christian faith, but it is a relatively superficial activity: it fails to address the core issues."
Author: Alan Jacobs
5. "Christmas music fills our ears with tales of a Palestinian miracle birth, a generous Turkish saint whom the Dutch dressed in a red suit, and a Druid ceremonial tree…I"
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
6. "Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things of the universe into life."
Author: C.S. Lewis
7. "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
Author: Carl Sagan
8. "St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes. But no cause is lost if there is still one person devoted to it. So Jude might as well be the patron saint of us all."
Author: Corey Taylor
9. "Yes, the saint was underrated quite a bit, then, mostly by people who didn't like things that were ineffable……a lot of people don't like things that are unearthly, the things of this earth are good enough for them, and they don't mind telling you so. "If he'd just go out and get a job, like everybody else, then he could be saintly all day long…" —from "The Temptations of St. Anthony," by Donald Barthelme"
Author: Donald Barthelme
10. "The words in this book are all phooey. When you say them, your lips will make slips and back flips and your tongue may end up in Saint Looey!"
Author: Dr. Seuss
11. "From then on I had her in my memory with so much clarity that I could do what I wanted with her. I changed the color of her eyes according to my state of mind: the color of water when she woke, the color of syrup when she laughed, the color of light when she was annoyed. I dressed her according to the age and condition that suited my changes of mood: a novice in love at twenty, a parlor whore at forty, the queen of Babylon at seventy, a saint at one hundred."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
12. "Yet do not miss the moral, my good men.For Saint Paul says that all that's written wellIs written down some useful truth to tell.Then take the wheat and let the chaff lie still."
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
13. "The city defeated him. It refused to be bent into shape; it stayed a willful, sprawling, sinful place. It even told him as much. When he walked through the gutted wreck of old Saint Paul's, he tripped and fell over a piece of rubble -- a tombstone. When he got to his feet and dusted himself down he saw that it read, in Latin, 'Resurgam' -- 'I Will Rise Again."
Author: Jonathan Barnes
14. "I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying."
Author: Nelson Mandela
15. "The saint who satisfies the heart of Jesus will make other saints strong and mature for God."
Author: Oswald Chambers
16. "Saint Claire, the patron saint of the kick-me sign."
Author: Rachel Caine
17. "When everything broken is broken, and everything dead is dead,and the hero has looked into the mirror with complete contempt,and the heroine has studied her face and its defectsremorselessly, and the pain they thought might,as a token of their earnestness, release them from themselveshas lost its novelty and not released them,and they have begun to think, kindly and distantly,watching the others go about their days—likes and dislikes, reasons, habits, fears—that self-love is the one weedy stalkof every human blossoming, and understood,therefore, why they had been, all their lives, in such a fury to defend it, and that no one—except some almost inconceivable saint in his poolof poverty and silence—can escape this violent, automaticlife's companion ever, maybe then, ordinary light,faint music under things, a hovering like grace appears."
Author: Robert Hass
18. "...one could accept Muhammad as a genuine mystic—just as one could accept Joan of Arc's voices as having genuinely been heard by her, or the revelations of Saint John the Divine as being that troubled soul's 'real' experiences—without needing also to accept that, had one been standing next to the Prophet of Islam on Mount Hira that day, one would also have seen the Archangel."
Author: Salman Rushdie
19. "Alone, Alone, all, all alone,Alone on a wide wide sea!And never saint took pity onMy soul in agony"
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
20. "Not that you need to be a saint to have visions worth talking about. The most effective prescription, I suspect, is to be a disciplined sinner. Perfection, as Valery noted, is work."
Author: Stanley Kunitz
21. "Tout vagabond des steppes entretient une conversation amicale avec êtres vivants qui l'entourent. C'est le syndrome de saint François d'Assise. L'acidité de la solitude se transforme en un miel affectif qui se répand sur toutes les créatures."
Author: Sylvain Tesson
22. "This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school."
Author: Thomas Dekker
23. "To cling to his paradise and become a devil or become a saint by going back to hell?"
Author: Victor Hugo
24. "This story shall the good man teach his son;And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,From this day to the ending of the world,But we in it shall be remembered-We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;For he to-day that sheds his blood with meShall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,This day shall gentle his condition;And gentlemen in England now-a-bedShall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaksThat fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day"
Author: William Shakespeare

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The call to humility has been too little regarded in the church because its true nature and importance have been too little apprehended. It is not something that we bring to God, or that He bestows; it is simply the sense of entire nothingness that comes when we see how truly God is everything."
Author: Andrew Murray

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