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Arthur Peacocke Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Peacocke.

Such an emphasis on the immanence of God as Creator in,
with, and under the natural processes of the world
unveiled by the sciences is certainly in accord with
all that the sciences have revealed since those debates
of the nineteenth century.
- Arthur Peacocke

We are the first generation of human beings to have
substantial insights into the origin of our cosmos and of human life in it.
- Arthur Peacocke

The scientific perspective of the world,
especially the living world, inexorably impresses on
us a dynamic picture of the world of entities and structures
involved in continuous and incessant change and in process without ceasing.
- Arthur Peacocke

Classical philosophical theism maintained the ontological
distinction between God and creative world that is
necessary for any genuine theism by conceiving them
to be of different substances,
with particular attributes predicated of each.
- Arthur Peacocke

 

God is creating at every moment of the world's existence
in and through the perpetually endowed creativity of
the very stuff of the world.
- Arthur Peacocke

In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians,
both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively
the proposal of evolution.
- Arthur Peacocke

Humanity could only have survived and flourished if
it held social and personal values that transcended
the urges of the individual,
embodying selfish desires - and these stem from the
sense of a transcendent good.
- Arthur Peacocke

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For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe -
the Western intellectual world has not been convinced
that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with
intellectual honesty and integrity.
- Arthur Peacocke

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Bold Light of Spirit:
Out of the darkness and into the light,
Open our eyes and behold such a sight.
Brilliance of day takes the place of the night,
Boldness and courage are swords of His Might.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
- Lana Turner

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
- Plato

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The food at this place is really terrible ...
and such small portions.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Most unhappiness comes from resisting life.
Occasionally, you have such a strong commitment
to changing the world order that it is worth
struggling against the flow of life.
But don't live your life as if each minor happening
were a matter of life and death.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability
to investigate systematically and truly all that comes
under thy observation in life.
- Marcus Aurelius

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
- Jerry Seinfeld

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands.
Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that
great success and huge money buy you immunity from
the common ills of mankind,
such as cars that won't start.
- Larry McMurtry

If there is such a thing as a good marriage,
it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
- Michel de Montaigne

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

How does so much gossip fit in such small minds?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone
I love not to mix with it.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the machine of government is of such a nature
that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another,
then, I say, break the law.
- Henry David Thoreau

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.
- John Ruskin

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.
- Winston Churchill

Think where mans glory most begins and ends,
and say my glory was I had such friends.
- William Butler Yeats

There is no such thing as a good tax.
- Winston Churchill

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil.
Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion
that each include the other,
each is enriched by the other.
- Felix Adler

Food can become such a point of anxiety -
not because it's food,
but just because you have anxiety.
That's how eating disorders develop.
- Vanessa Carlton

There is no such thing as part freedom.
- Nelson Mandela

The value systems of those with access to power and
of those far removed from such access cannot be the same.
The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

The price of every thing rises and falls from time
to time and place to place;
and with every such change the purchasing power of
money changes so far as that thing goes.
- Alfred Marshall

Oh, you weak, beautiful people
who give up with such grace.
What you need is someone to take hold of you -
gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
- Tennessee Williams

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Change is such hard work.
- Billy Crystal

We are not what we are,
nor do we treat or esteem each other for such,
but for what we are capable of being.
- Henry David Thoreau

I cried on my 18th birthday.
I thought 17 was such a nice age.
You're young enough to get away with things,
but you're old enough, too.
- Liv Tyler

A loving relationship is one in which
the loved one is free to be himself -
to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me;
to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children,
as they are already stretched and pulled to such a
length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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