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Patriotism varies, from
a noble devotion to a
William Ralph Inge
Cut your morning devotions into
your personal grooming. You would
not go out to work with a dirty
face. Why start the day with the
face of your soul unwashed?
Robert A. Cook
True strength lies in submission which
permits one to dedicate his life, through
devotion, to something beyond himself.
If devotion to the truth is the hallmark
of morality, then there is no greater,
nobler, more heroic form of devotion
than the act of a man who assumes
the responsibility of thinking.
Art is an absolute mistress; she will
not be coquetted with or slighted;
she requires the most entire
self-devotion, and she repays
with grand triumphs.
Destruction is a true sign of devotion.
As I always tell my girlfriend when she
threatens to kill me. 'You should kill
me and it would tell me that you love me.'
Perpetual devotion to what a man
calls his business, is only to be
sustained by perpetual neglect
of many other things.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I cannot lead you into battle. I do
not give you laws or administer justice
but I can do something else - I can
give my heart and my devotion to
these old islands and to all the peoples
of our brotherhood of nations.
Queen Elizabeth II
A tyrant must put on the appearance
of uncommon devotion to religion.
Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal
treatment from a ruler whom they consider
god-fearing and pious. On the other hand,
they do less easily move against him,
believing that he has the gods on his side