...but Christ will shine forever

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A man who has declared that another is an idiot and a bad companion, is angry when the latter eventually proves himself to be otherwise.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human
Christ had no patience with the dull lifeless mechanical systems that treat people as if they were things, and so treat everybody alike: as if anybody, or anything for that matter, was like aught else in the world. For him there were no laws: there were exceptions merely.

― Oscar Wilde, De Profundis
A man whose desire is to be something separate from himself, to be a Member of Parliament, or a successful grocer, or a prominent solicitor, or a judge, or something equally tedious, invariably succeeds in being what he wants to be. That is his punishment. Those who want a mask have to wear it.

― Oscar Wilde, De Profundis
A brazen face is a capital thing to show the world, but now and then when you are alone, and have no audience, you have, I suppose, to take the mask off for mere breathing purposes. Else, indeed, you would be stifled.

― Oscar Wilde, De Profundis
Forgiveness flounders when we exclude our enemies from the community of humans and when we exclude ourselves from the community of sinners.

— Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace
Artists, in a way, are religious anyway. They have to be; if by religion one means believing that life has some significance, and has some meaning, which is what I is what I think it has. An artist could not work without believing that.

— Henry Moore
Whether your worldview says ‘there is no God’ or ‘I am God’, your fundamental reality is the same: when you wake up in the morning, you have no one to obey but yourself.

— Author unknown
The frameworks of meaning by which we navigate our lives are so deeply embedded in us that they operate “pre-reflectively."

— Author unknown