Quotations on Devotion

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A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: God, Religion, Gods, Appearance, Devotion, Treatment)

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Art, Detail, Devotion, Motherhood, Self)

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
- Bruno Bauer
(Keywords: Family, Nature, Patriotism, Devotion, Religious, Sight, Spirit)

These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: People, Day, Devotion, Justice, Public)

I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the truth and a horror at what he saw going on.
- Ben Bradlee
(Keywords: Truth, Devotion, Horror)

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.
- Dean Henry Cole
(Keywords: Mother, Devotion, Ignorance)

I know without our fans and the devotion of our fans we wouldn't be here. I don't mean to put them down, but I'm just stating a fact that it is hard to play to people that see you all the time and it takes a lot of fun out of it in some ways.
- Roger Daltrey
(Keywords: Time, People, Devotion, Fact, Fans, Fun, Play)

I have moved from certainty to doubt, from devotion to rebellion.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Certainty, Devotion, Doubt, Rebellion)

So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.
- Dave Eggers
(Keywords: Work, Ideas, Creativity, Optimism, Possibility, Attention, Devotion, Space, Students)

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
- Elizabeth II
(Keywords: Heart, Battle, Brotherhood, Devotion, Islands, Justice, Laws, Nations, Old)

This is a race in a heavily Democratic state that, for a Republican candidate, will require full-time devotion in order to win... I could not be a senator and a father during this campaign. I could only be a candidate.
- Peter G. Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Father, Devotion, Order, Race, Republican, State, Will)

I'll miss the relationships I have built with these actors. I'll miss the devotion we have to this work. Over this length of time, the tendency is to think it will never end.
- Dennis Franz
(Keywords: Time, Work, Actors, Devotion, End, Relationships, Will)

The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive, or even active, hostility to the religious. Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution, but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.
- Arthur J. Goldberg
(Keywords: Constitution, Devotion, Neutrality, Religious, Results)

Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.
- Henry James
(Keywords: Men, Women, People, Class, Devotion, Infatuation, Superstition)

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Keywords: Faith, Discipline, Devotion, Duty, Nothing)

In these momentous hours of our history we call on every Hungarian worker who is led by devotion to the people and the country to join our Party, the name of which is the Hungarian Socialist Workers Party.
- Janos Kadar
(Keywords: History, People, Country, Devotion, Name, Party, Workers)

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
- Abdul Kalam
(Keywords: Goal, Devotion, Mission, Succeed)

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done.
- John Keegan
(Keywords: Courage, Compromise, Devotion, Duty, Loyalty, Soldiers)

May the spirit of devotion to duty which inspires us always dominate this Committee's conferences!
- Gustav Krupp
(Keywords: Committee, Devotion, Duty, May, Spirit)

The increase of scientific knowledge lies not only in the occasional milestones of science, but in the efforts of the very large body of men who with love and devotion observe and study nature.
- Polykarp Kusch
(Keywords: Love, Men, Nature, Science, Knowledge, Body, Devotion, Lies, Study)

I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.
- Christian Lous Lange
(Keywords: Age, Society, Devotion, Europe, Feeling, Glory, Now, Religious, Respect, State, Tradition, Years)

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
- William Law
(Keywords: Wisdom, Life, God, Christianity, Actions, Devotion, Holiness, Piety, Spirit, Temper, World)

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
- Vladimir Lenin
(Keywords: Politics, Conviction, Devotion, Spiritual)

I have loved but one flag and I can not share that devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented for the League of Nations.
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Keywords: Affection, Devotion, Nations)

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Keywords: Benefits, Devotion, Enemies, Enemy, Intention, Man, Will)

From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom.
- Seth Low
(Keywords: Inspiration, Church, Devotion, Freedom, Learning, Liberty, Religious, State, Value)

The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Morality, People, Church, Devotion, Separation, State)

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
- Henry Miller
(Keywords: Life, Strength, Devotion, Lies)

I really owe everything to my parents and their devotion and drive to see to it that their children had the education which led to the opportunities that they never were able to have.
- George J. Mitchell
(Keywords: Education, Children, Devotion, Parents)

Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have.
- Sean O'Casey
(Keywords: Art, Dance, Angels, Devotion, Gay, Song)

He came by a leap to the goal of purpose, not by the toilsome steps of reason. On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose: this was the one being for him in all the world: at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion, and keep it burning forever.
- Gilbert Parker
(Keywords: Goal, Purpose, Being, Devotion, Light, Reason, Spirit)

We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.
- George Ripley
(Keywords: Love, Men, Cause, Devotion, Literature, Taste, Theories)

For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God, so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ, and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion; and that is the perfection of this life.
- Richard Rolle
(Keywords: Life, Love, God, Thoughts, Christ, Devotion, Nothing, Perfection, Sweetness)

I have often heard the statement made by foreign singers, as a demonstrated fact, that the German artists are artists in feeling indeed, and serious in their devotion, but that their singing is crude.
- Anton Seidl
(Keywords: Artists, Devotion, Fact, Feeling, Singing)

The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.
- Edith Stein
(Keywords: God, Heart, Church, Devotion, Prayer)

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Keywords: Business, Devotion, Man, Neglect)

When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
- John Strachan
(Keywords: Performance, Christianity, Despair, Devotion, Heroes, Humanity, Self)

My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going public of yesterday and today, without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell.
- Gloria Swanson
(Keywords: Love, Debt, Devotion, Public, Today, Will, Yesterday)

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.
- Mother Teresa
(Keywords: Love, Work, God, Christ, Danger, Devotion, May, Respect)

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
(Keywords: Love, Power, Trust, Bravery, Devotion, Loyalty, Self, Spirit)

It is difficult to describe in short the enthusiasm and devotion provoked by and given to my research. We lived almost in poverty. I used pencils, two for a nickel, and could not buy a fountain pen, when I lost mine.
- Immanuel Velikovsky
(Keywords: Enthusiasm, Devotion, Pen, Poverty, Research)

I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could, but it takes devotion and talent.
- Marguerite Young
(Keywords: Poetry, Talent, Devotion, Writers)

Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
- Zhuangzi
(Keywords: Music, Nature, Charity, Devotion, Man, Mind)

Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Feelings, Devotion, Longing)

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