quote by Montesquieu

Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.

— Montesquieu

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Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.


The only unbearable thing is that nothing is unbearable.

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He sighed. "The clouds I can handle. But I can't fight with an eclipse.

Whenever a total eclipse of the sun was visible in an accessible region parties were sent out to observe it.

In 1860 a total eclipse of the sun was visible in British America.


In 1983 I'd had a number one. I'd sold 6 million copies of Total Eclipse Of The Heart all over the world.

Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory.

It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.

O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day!

Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;

Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun, And loathsome canker lies in sweetest bud. All men make faults.

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse.

All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.


It's best not to stare at the sun during an eclipse.

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I'm only falling apart.

He's like a drug for you, Bella. I see that you can't live without him now. It's too late. But I would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun.

I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures.


The Venus transit is not a spectacle the way a total solar eclipse is a spectacle.

My future husband was becoming to me my whole world;

and more than the world: almost my hope of heaven. He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun. I could not, in those days, see God for His creature: of whom I had made an idol.

Tonight the sky was utterly black. Perhaps there was no moon tonight—a lunar eclipse, a new moon. A new moon. I shivered, though I wasn't cold.

What's the sense in having an eclipse if you can't look at it? Somebody in production sure slipped up this time!

comparing what you see during an eclipse to the darkness at night is like comparing an ocean to a teardrop.


The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.

Eclipse of the light of heaven, eclipse of God - such indeed is the character of the historic hour through which the world is now passing

As the sun eclipses the stars by its brilliancy, so the man of knowledge will eclipse the fame of others in assemblies of the people if he proposes algebraic problems, and still more if he solves them.

When we have God in clear focus, His powerful presence eclipses our fear.

We are in the days of miracles and wonders that will eventually eclipse those of any other time.


Most events recorded in history are more remarkable than important, like eclipses of the sun and moon, by which all are attracted,but whose effects no one takes the trouble to calculate.

We should always endeavor to wonder at the permanent thing, not at the mere exception. We should be startled by the sun, and not by the eclipse. We should wonder less at the earthquake, and wonder more at the earth.

[Max Planck] was one of the finest people I have ever known.

.. but he really didn't understand physics, [because] during the eclipse of 1919 he stayed up all night to see if it would confirm the bending of light by the gravitational field. If he had really understood [general relativity], he would have gone to bed the way I did

I promise to love you forever - every single day of forever.

Look after my heart - I've left it with you.


There has always been the same amount of light in the world.

The new and missing stars, the comets and eclipses, do not affect thegeneral illumination, for only our glasses appreciate them.

Faith, then, is not a set of beliefs about the world.

It is rather found in the loving embrace of the world. Because the actual existing church has reduced the Crucifixion and Resurrection to religious affirmations held by a certain tribe, rather than expressions of a type of life, the event they testify to has been almost completely eclipsed.

Popular music had never had lyrical sophistication of this type [like Bob Dylan]; wit, to be sure, but "Darkness at the break of noon/Shadows even the silver spoon/The handmade blade, the child's balloon/Eclipses both the sun and moon/To understand you know too soon/ There is no sense in trying"? No.

Did you seriously just stamp your foot? I thought girls only did that on TV.