Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Quotes About Fasting,,


"A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God's commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands." 
- Edwin Louis Cole -

"Through prayer, fasting, and studying, God will answer." 
- Monica Johnson -


"Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness." 
-  Tariq Ramadan -

"Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit."   - Ezra Taft Benson -

"If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do." 
- Hermann Hesse -

"What is the benefit of fasting in our body while filling our souls with innumerable evils? He who does not play at dice, but spends his leisure otherwise, what nonsense does he not utter? What absurdities does he not listen to? Leisure without the fear of God is, for those who do not know how to use time, the teacher of wickedness." 
- Saint Basil -

It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man well than to be always praying and fasting and touching one's head to a prayer mat."  
- Naguib Mahfouz -

"We must master our egoism, and through this mastery, step outside ourselves and educate ourselves in giving. Fasting requires that we rediscover all that is alive around us, and reconcile ourselves with our environment.
- Tariq Ramadan -

"Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love."  
- Euripides -

"We live unto Him, so committing our service to the Lord is the first and foremost priority of our lives. We can start with our reasonable service: prayer, studying, fasting, tithing, fellowshipping, and witnessing." 
- Monica Johnson -

"For the standard of Christian life was to bestrained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited." 
- Robert Rainy -

"Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting." 
- Mahavira -

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