Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
– Yoko Ono
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
– Theodore Roosevelt
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
– Henry David Thoreau
There is only one valid way to partake of the universe — whether the partaking is of food and water, the love of another, or, indeed, a pill. That way is characterized by reverence — a reverence born of a felt sense of participation in the universe, a kinship with all and with all matter.
– Larry Dossey
A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty.
– Mark Twain
Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.
– Mark Twain
What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous.
– Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
– Arthur Dobrin
Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.
– Louise Guiney
– Emily Dickinson
Let us revere, let us worship, but erect and open-eyed, the highest, not the lowest; the future, not the past!
– Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one’s own tradition with reverence for different traditions.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel
– Felix Adler
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.
– Thomas Jefferson