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Devotion Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Devotion

Please enjoy these Devotion Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Related topics: Motivational

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
- Abdul Kalam

My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion,
a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

 

The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood,
and the devotion of the people have been manifestly
increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
- James Madison

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.
- Elizabeth II

Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous
independence and a devotion to the laws and principles
which govern the responsibilities of the office.
- Allen Weinstein

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Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.
- Adela Florence Nicolson

My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going
public of yesterday and today,
without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell.
- Gloria Swanson

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has
a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious
spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
- Bruno Bauer

I have loved but one flag and I can not share that
devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented
for the League of Nations.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

May the spirit of devotion to duty which inspires us
always dominate this Committee's conferences!
- Gustav Krupp

Oh yeah, I mean every fighter has got be dedicated,
learn how to sacrifice, know what the devotion is all about,
make sure you're paying attention and studying your art.
- Marvin Hagler

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.
- Dean Henry Cole

I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the
truth and a horror at what he saw going on.
- Ben Bradlee

I'm a very hard-line, angry atheist.
Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.
- Joss Whedon

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention
that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering
it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity
and devotion have lost their original nature.
- Zhuangzi

The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Curiosity does, no less than devotion,
pilgrims make.
- Abraham Cowley

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities;
that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
- Vladimir Lenin

I never force myself to be devout except when I feel so inspired,
and never compose hymns of prayers unless I feel within
me real and true devotion.
- Franz Schubert

There is always the danger that we may
just do the work for the sake of the work.
This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in -
that we do it to God, to Christ,
and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
- Mother Teresa

I have moved from certainty to doubt,
from devotion to rebellion.
- Phil Donahue

These are people who are capable of devotion,
public devotion, to justice.
They meant what they said and every day that passes,
they mean it more.
- Wendell Berry

With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.
- Thomas Fuller

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life,
through devotion, to something beyond himself.
- Henry Miller

I'll miss the relationships I have built with these actors.
I'll miss the devotion we have to this work.
Over this length of time, the tendency is to think it will never end.
- Dennis Franz

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business
is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Work, apart from devotion or love of God,
is helpless and cannot stand alone.
- Ramakrishna

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery.
Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice.
The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.
- Xun Zi

I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could,
but it takes devotion and talent.
- Marguerite Young

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty,
there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

I know without our fans and the devotion of our fans we wouldn't be here.
I don't mean to put them down, but I'm just stating
a fact that it is hard to play to people that see you
all the time and it takes a lot of fun out of it in some ways.
- Roger Daltrey

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.
- Aristotle

When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity,
and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing
performance and self devotion,
we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features,
by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
- John Strachan

Joyce for all his devotion to his art,
terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him,
a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have.
- Sean O'Casey

The increase of scientific knowledge lies not only
in the occasional milestones of science,
but in the efforts of the very large body of men who
with love and devotion observe and study nature.
- Polykarp Kusch

This is a race in a heavily Democratic state that,
for a Republican candidate, will require full-time
devotion in order to win...
I could not be a senator and a father during this campaign.
I could only be a candidate.
- Peter G. Fitzgerald

Young men of this class never do anything for themselves
that they can get other people to do for them,
and it is the infatuation, the devotion,
the superstition of others that keeps them going.
These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.
- Henry James

So this is the space during tutoring hours.
It's very busy.
Same principles: one-on-one attention,
complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless
optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.
- Dave Eggers

He came by a leap to the goal of purpose,
not by the toilsome steps of reason.
On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose:
this was the one being for him in all the world:
at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion,
and keep it burning forever.
- Gilbert Parker

The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and
pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive,
or even active, hostility to the religious.
Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution,
but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God,
so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ,
and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion;
and that is the perfection of this life.
- Richard Rolle

The territorial state is such an ancient form of society -
here in Europe it dates back thousands of years -
that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition.
A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect
and the devotion to the fatherland.
- Christian Lous Lange

From you we have learned what we, at least,
value, to separate Church and State;
and from you we gather inspiration at all times in
our devotion to learning,
to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom.
- Seth Low

I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given
to participate in that work as a representative of my country,
Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

In these momentous hours of our history we call on
every Hungarian worker who is led by devotion to the
people and the country to join our Party,
the name of which is the Hungarian Socialist Workers Party.
- Janos Kadar

I really owe everything to my parents and their devotion
and drive to see to it that their children had the
education which led to the opportunities that they never were able to have.
- George J. Mitchell

I have often heard the statement made by foreign singers,
as a demonstrated fact, that the German artists are
artists in feeling indeed,
and serious in their devotion, but that their singing is crude.
- Anton Seidl

The limitless loving devotion to God,
and the gift God makes of Himself to you,
are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable;
it is the highest degree of prayer.
The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.
- Edith Stein

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise.
It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage,
absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done.
- John Keegan

It is difficult to describe in short the enthusiasm
and devotion provoked by and given to my research.
We lived almost in poverty.
I used pencils, two for a nickel, and could not buy a fountain pen,
when I lost mine.
- Immanuel Velikovsky

We shall suffer no attachment to literature,
no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories,
to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed,
the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.
- George Ripley

This, and this alone, is Christianity,
a universal holiness in every part of life,
a heavenly wisdom in all our actions,
not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world
but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
- William Law

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

James's expedition to Scotland is wholly imaginary,
though there appears to have been space for it during
Henry's progress to the North to pay his devotions at Beverley Minster.
- Charlotte Mary Yonge

God expects from men something more than at such times,
and that it were much to be wished for the credit of
their religion as well as the satisfaction of their
conscience that their Easter devotions would in some
measure come up to their Easter dress.
- Robert South

As I assume my responsibilities as your representative,
I wish to assure you of my loyalty and devotions,
as well of my determination to serve you and the people
of Canada to the utmost of my abilities.
- Romeo LeBlanc

Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand
with His gracious presence.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach

When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job
to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional,
I would tell them a rapture story.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

If you desire to be pure, have firm faith,
and slowly go on with your devotional practices without
wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments.
Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.
- Ramakrishna

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation;
but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I didn't devote my life to acting.
I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.
- Catherine Deneuve

The demand that I make of my reader is that he should
devote his whole Life to reading my works.
- James Joyce

I never stopped making pictures.
There were times when more of my income was coming from other sources,
and I had to devote more time to television and movies and records.
- Martin Mull

We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.
- Bill Watterson

We are a Nation of peace and compassion,
yet these people have and will devote every fiber of
their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country.
- Charles Foster Bass


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