The best Quotes by John Shelby Spong

The best Quotes by John Shelby Spong

John Shelby "Jack" Spong (June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021) was an American bishop of the Episcopal Church, born in Charlotte, North Carolina.

I live on the other side of Charles Darwin and I can no longer see human light as having been created perfect and falling into sin, I see us rather emerging into higher and higher levels of consciousness and higher and higher levels of complication.
I cannot possibly conceive of my planet Earth as the centre of a three-tiered universe. I know rather that the sun, around which my planet Earth revolves, is a middle sized star in a galaxy called the Milky Way that has over a hundred billion other suns or stars within it.
My basis of morality is this: does this action enhance life, or does it denigrate life? Does it build up or does it tear down?
I want the traditional family upheld, but I don't want it upheld to the detriment of other people.
I believe that God is very real. I believe that I live my life every day inside the reality of this God. I call this God by different words. I describe God as the source of life and the source of love and the ground of being.

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I think that for me, as a UNC graduate, I value my education - I think everyone who's gone to that university values education.
Michael: "Don't forget my North Carolina shorts!"
Daffy: "Your shorts? From college?"
Michael: "I wore them under my Chicago Bulls uniform every game."
Looney Tunes: "Eeeew."
Michael: "I washed them after every game."
Daffy: "Hahaha... sure!"
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to North Carolina - and that's pretty much the same thing.
You can leave Charlotte, but it will never leave you.
To the city of Charlotte, I can't wait to start the next chapter in my career! I am ready to play for another incredible organization with the Charlotte Hornets. Let's get it!
Gordon Hayward - November 2020
I am not the least afraid to die.
Charles Darwin - last words - April 19th 1882
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A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
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A monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
Charles Darwin - The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
We've all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.
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Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
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It is our choices that makes us who we are, and we always have a choice to do what's right.
Peter Parker in Spider-Man
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A true warrior does not fight because he wishes to but because he has to.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.

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