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Therefore, if the gods are immortal and eternal,
what need is there of the other sex,
when they themselves do not require succession,
since they are always about to exist?
- Lactantius

But God, who is immortal, has no need of difference of sex,
nor of succession.
- Lactantius

But God, who is the Eternal Mind, is undoubtedly of excellence,
complete and perfect in every part.
- Lactantius

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
- Lactantius

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Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity,
controls youth, and delights old age.
- Lactantius

But some one will say that this supreme Being,
who made all things, and those also who conferred on men particular benefits,
are entitled to their respective worship.
- Lactantius

For they, the philosophers, were considered teachers of right living,
which is far more excellent, since to speak well belongs only to a few,
but to live well belongs to all.
- Lactantius


 

Nobody is poor unless he stand in need of justice.
- Lactantius

For if the honour paid to Him is shared by others,
He altogether ceases to be worshipped,
since His religion requires us to believe that He is the one and only God.
- Lactantius

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false;
the second,
to know that which is true.
- Lactantius

Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the
charge of murder by the Athenians through favour,
lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage,
committed adultery with Venus.
- Lactantius

Homer was able to give us no information relating to the truth,
for he wrote of human rather than divine things.
- Lactantius

Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight,
and their judgment more to be relied on,
because they are believed to have paid attention,
not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth.
- Lactantius

Cicero, in his treatise concerning the Nature of the Gods,
having said that three Jupiters were enumerated by theologians,
adds that the third was of Crete, the son of Saturn,
and that his tomb is shown in that island.
- Lactantius

Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors;
and laying aside corrupt superstitions,
let them acknowledge their Father and Lord,
whose excellence cannot be estimated,
nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
- Lactantius

Therefore God is one, if that which admits of so great
power can be nothing else:
and yet those who deem that there are many gods,
say that they have divided their functions among themselves;
but we will discuss all these matters at their proper places.
- Lactantius

For if God is a title of the highest power,
He must be incorruptible, perfect, incapable of suffering,
and subject to no other being; therefore they are not
gods whom necessity compels to obey the one greatest God.
- Lactantius

The poets, therefore, however much they adorned the gods in their poems,
and amplified their exploits with the highest praises,
yet very frequently confess that all things are held
together and governed by one spirit or mind.
- Lactantius

When their city was occupied by the Gauls,
and the Romans, who were besieged in the Capitol,
had made military engines from the hair of the women,
they dedicated a temple to the Bald Venus.
- Lactantius

There is no one, who possesses intelligence and uses reflection,
who does not understand that it is one Being who both
created all things and governs them with the same energy
by which He created them.
- Lactantius

The prophets, who were very many, proclaim and declare the one God;
for,
being filled with the inspiration of the one God,
they predicted things to come, with agreeing and harmonious voice.
- Lactantius

It is possible that Mount Olympus may have supplied
the poets with the hint for saying that Jupiter obtained the kingdom of heaven,
because Olympus is the common name both of the mountain and of heaven.
- Lactantius

All paths are the same, leading nowhere.
Therefore, pick a path with heart!
- Carlos Castaneda

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings,
and deeds are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

I can, therefore I am.
- Simone Weil

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar.
Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat,
milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.
- Gene Tunney

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life
merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life,
or master your time and master your life.
- Alan Lakein

Architecture arouses sentiments in man.
The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
- Adolf Loos

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic,
but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs,
you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death,
and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully,
or you're not alive.
- Mel Brooks

A just laicism allows religious freedom.
The state does not impose religion but rather gives
space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society,
and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
- Joseph Ratzinger

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart,
and therefore is called the staff of Life.
- Matthew Henry

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A God is thinkable, therefore a God is also actually present.
- Moses Mendelssohn

All Church power is, therefore, properly ministerial and administrative.
Everything is to be done in the name of Christ,
and in accordance with his directions.
- Charles Hodge

God is therefore unknowable.
This is the fundamental premise of the Bible.
- Leo Strauss

Interfere with the reality of my world,
and you therefore take the very life and heart out of my will.
- Josiah Royce

To repeat, communitarians maintain that we are constituted
as persons by our particular obligations,
and therefore those obligations cannot be a matter of choice.
- Tom G. Palmer

Therefore coercion of the non-invasive,
when justifiable at all, is to be justified on the ground that it secures,
not a minimum of ' invasion, but a minimum of pain.
- Benjamin Tucker

I have withstood the power of convictions a long time;
and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God.
- David Brainerd

I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.
- Arthur Rimbaud

The history of the Franks becomes, therefore,
the history of the Netherlands.
- John Lothrop Motley

Writing for children is bloody difficult;
books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts,
and they should therefore be accorded the same respect.
- Mark Haddon

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Therefore, I do not wish to consider any proposition
to cede any portion of our tribal holdings to the Great Father.
- Sitting Bull

Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations;
reality is therefore abandoned.
- Emile Durkheim

I often find that having an idea in my head prevents
me from doing something else.
Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea.
- Jasper Johns

I remember interviewing someone I actually felt bad for,
and therefore didn't want to take an ironic stance against him.
It actually turned out to be a really funny piece.
- Rob Corddry

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract -
and therefore,
possibly also the more practical - it becomes.
- E. T. Bell

Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity,
the force of which is never known till it is felt,
and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so,
and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society,
and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
- Nat Turner

The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance
which my memory can evoke;
it will therefore commence when I had attained the
age of eight years and four months.
- Giacomo Casanova

God is love.
I have loved.
Therefore, I will go to heaven.
- Imelda Marcos


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