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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the overwhelming authority and respectability of mankind combined. Men reverence one another, not yet God.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges. Let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in the courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by conventional faiths. Sooner or later such a religion will emerge.
  • Pythagoras
    Pythagoras
    Greek philosopher 580 BC - 504 BC
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    Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
  • Every man now worships gold, all other reverence being done away.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.
  • Albert Schweitzer
    Albert Schweitzer
    German theologian and doctor 1875-1965
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    If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.
  • David Seabury
    David Seabury
    American psychologist, author, and lecturer 1885-1960
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    Nature is at work.. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
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