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Letter "P" » profaning
«In family snapshots the flow of profane time has been stopped and a sacred interval of self-conscious revelation has been cut from it by the edge of the picture frame and the light of the sun or the flash.»
Author: Michael Lesy
, picture frame
, the edge
, The Flash
«Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.»
«Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.»
«Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? / Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.»
«Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day? / Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.»
«And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean»
«The ecclesiastical writers, who, in the heat of religious faction, are apt to despise the profane virtues of sincerity and moderation.»
«I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.»
«Constant revolutionizing of production distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses, his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.»
Author: Karl Marx
, sweep away
, Swept Away
«There is no sanctuary so holy that money cannot profane it, no fortress so strong that money cannot take it by storm»
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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