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                                                        Most quotes extracted from the author's award-winning 

                                 GOD SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE GREATEST MINDS  (Click on title for more information)

 

 

DOSTOEVSKY, FYODOR

     “I have often and repeatedly prayed on my knees for a pure heart, and for a pure, sinless, calm, dispassionate style.”

(Lowe, 1991, 290)

 

     “People here are trying with all their might to wipe me off the face of the earth for the fact that I preach God and national roots.”

(Ibid., 302)

 

     “The beautiful is the ideal; with us as in civilized Europe, have long been wavering. There is in the world only one figure of absolute beauty: Christ. That infinitely lovely figure is, as a matter of course, an infinite marvel.”

(Sandoz, 1971, 42)

 

     “I have formulated my creed,  wherein all is clear and holy to me . . . I believe that there is nothing holier, deeper, more sympathetic, more rational, more manly, and more perfect than the Saviour; I say to myself with jealous love that not only is there no one else like Him, but there could be no one.”

(Ibid., 46)

 

     “No religion has brought the mystery of the need for atonement or expiation to so complete, so profound, or so powerful expression as Christianity.”

(Ibid., 57)

 

     “That God none the less admits access to Himself and intimacy with Himself is not a mere matter of course; it is a grace beyond our mere power to apprehend, a prodigious paradox.”

(Ibid., 59)

 

“What weight of ancient witness can prevail

If private reason hold the public scale?

But, gracious God, how well dost Thou provide

For erring judgements an unerring guide!

Thy throne is darkness in th’abyss of light,

A blaze of glory that forbids the sight.

O teach me to believe Thee thus conceal’d,

And search no further than Thyself reveal’d.”

(Untermeyer, 1959, 205)

 

 

 

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