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"Take not God's name in vain; select a time when it will have effect." - Ambrose Bierce

"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain." - Bible

"One of the cardinal sins in our country is profanity - the taking of the name of the Lord in vain." - Ezra Taft Benson

"I was brought up in a household where I was not allowed to take the Lord's name in vain." - Evangeline Lilly

"Take not His name, who made thy mouth, in vain; It gets thee nothing, and hath no excuse." - George Herbert

"How vain, without the merit, is the name." - Homer

"I just hope I don't have to explain all the times I've used His name in vain when I get up there." - Bob Hope

"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain unless you've used up all the other four-letter words." - W C Fields

"I know I don't want to take the Lord's name in vain, and I don't want to drop any F-bombs." - Larry The Cable Guy

"Nature does nothing in vain." - Aristotle

"One of the cardinal sins in our country is profanity - the taking of the name of the Lord in vain. Reverence for the name of Deity is enjoined in holy writ. Jesus made this clear when teaching His disciples to pray. He said, addressing the Father, "Hallowed be thy name: (see Matthew 6:9). Blaspheming the name of God separates man from his Creator."" - Ezra Taft Benson

"Laws without morals are in vain." - Benjamin Franklin

"Against boredom even gods struggle in vain." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Who talks much, must talk in vain." - John Gay

"An old dog barks not in vain." - George Herbert

"Nature has made nothing in vain." - Delarivier Manley

"Against stupidity, God Himself fights in vain." - Friedrich Schiller

"For monarchs seldom sigh in vain." - Walter Scott

"I'm glad I haven't lived in vain." - Saul Bellow

"One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain, one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature." - Ashanti

"One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain, one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature." - Emile Durkheim

"People have fought in vain about the names and lives of their saviors, and have named their religions after the name of their savior, instead of uniting with each other in the truth that is taught." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"The body knows no pain, not like the soul. At least a nerve has limits, a body part a name. But the soul... the soul... There is no bandage, even crying is in vain." - Vanna Bonta

"The words I AM are your sacred identification as God- your highest self. Take care how you use this terms because saying anything after I AM that's incongruent with God is really taking the Lord's name in vain!" - Wayne Dyer

"The body knows no pain, not like the soul. At least a nerve has limits, a body part a name. But the soul... the soul... There is no bandage - even crying is in vain." - Vanna Bonta

"It is not a mark of manhood to carelessly use the name of the Almighty or of His Beloved Son in a vain and flippant way, as many are prone to do." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Yes, one must suffer, even in vain, so as not to have lived in vain." - Antonio Porchia

"Vain, very vain is my search to find; that happiness which only centers in the mind." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Vain, very vain, my weary search to find That bliss which only centers in the mind." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Dear fatal name! rest ever unreveal'd, Nor pass these lips in holy silence seal'd. Hide it, my heart, within that close disguise, Where mixed with Gods, his lov'd idea lies: O write it not, my hand - the name appears Already written - wash it out, my tears! In vain lost Eloisa weeps and prays, Her heart still dictates, and her hand obeyes." - Alexander Pope

"You say I took the name in vain I don't even know the name But if I did, well really, what's it to you? There's a blaze of light in every word It doesn't matter which you heard The holy or the broken Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen

"You say I took the name in vain I don't even know the name But if I did, well really, what's it to you? There's a blaze of light in every word It doesn't matter which you heard The holy or the broken Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen

"He who lives in despair / takes and gives in vain." - Hadewijch

"Royalty consists not in vain pomp, but in great virtues" - Agesilaus II

"That power is in vain which is never in use." - Benjamin Whichcote

"In the mountains of wisdom no climbing is in vain." - Nhat Hanh

"In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Do not desire your neighbor's wife in vain." - Julian Tuwim

"Heaven and earth fight in vain against a dunce!" - Friedrich Schiller

"Sweet is true love, though given in vain." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"And panting Time toil'd after him in vain." - Samuel Johnson

"That stone,... Philosophers in vain so long have sought." - John Milton

"Or hast thou known the world so long in vain?" - John Dryden

"We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day." - William Shakespeare

"Without common sense, all thine efforts are in vain." - Rudolf Steiner

"They never sought in vain that sought the Lord alright!" - Robert Burns

"May I not seem to have lived in vain." - Tycho Brahe

"Nature makes nothing incomplete, and nothing in vain." - Aristotle

"All art preserves mysteries which aesthetic philosophers tackle in vain." - Anthony Burgess

"The wise needn't ask, the fool asks in vain." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Whilst I yet live, let me not live in vain." - Joseph Addison

"Do not waste this life in vain pursuits." - Isaac Of Nineveh

"Who comes tonight? We ope the doors in vain" - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Money spent on the mind is never spent in vain." - Proverbs

"When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain." - William Shakespeare

"Only against death does man cry out in vain." - Malcolm Lowry

"The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse." - Mike Gravel

"And weep the more, because I weep in vain." - Thomas Gray

"Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain." - Bodhidharma

"And not a vanity is given in vain." - Alexander Pope

"Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain." - Friedrich Schiller

"With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain." - Friedrich Schiller

"The names of great painters are like passing-bells: in the name of Velasquez you hear sounded the fall of Spain; .in the name of Titian, that of Venice; in the name of Leonardo, that of Milan; in the name of Raphael, that of Rome. And there is profound justice in this, for in proportion to the nobleness of the power is the guilt of its use for purposes vain or vile; and hitherto the greater the art, the more surely has it been used, and used solely, for the decoration of pride or the provoking of sensuality." - John Ruskin

"For never has there been, in modern times, such a Homeric world, where so much value is pinned onto the utterance of name! Entire conversations, entire lives, are devoted to the act of naming people, and in Pakistan the affluent would be totally devoid of talk if they were unable to take names in vain. Caste and all its subclassifications are recreated every day in the structure of a conversation that knows which names to name ..." - Sara Suleri

"Speaking the Lord's name with reverence must simply be part of our lives as members of the Church... we do not use foul language. We do not curse or defame. We do not use the Lord's name in vain. It is not difficult to become perfect in avoiding a swearing habit, for if one locks his mouth against all words of cursing,... he is en route to perfection in that matter." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Speaking the Lord's name with reverence must simply be part of our lives as members of the Church... we do not use foul language. We do not curse or defame. We do not use the Lord's name in vain. It is not difficult to become perfect in avoiding a swearing habit, for if one locks his mouth against all words of cursing,... he is en route to perfection in that matter." - Spencer W. Kimball

"When are Christian folks going to remember that every time you call yourself a Christian, you invoke the name of God, and that if you then walk a walk that does not reflect the presence of Christ in your life, cast a vote that does not reflect the presence of Christ in your life, then you are taking the name of the Lord your God in vain?" - Alan Keyes

"One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature. When one feels such pleasure in non-existence, one's inclination can be completely satisfied only by completely ceasing to exist." - Emile Durkheim

"Commute with me, my Love, and be merry; How vain in the City to dwell When apple-trees blow in Dobbs' Ferry And lilacs adorn New Rochelle! White Plains is the Garden of Allah And Pelham's the Pearl of the Sea; There's bliss in the name of Valhalla - Oh, fly to the Suburbs with me!" - Arthur Guiterman

"Whosoever will list himself under the banner of Christ, must, in the first place and above all things, make war upon his own lusts and vices. It is in vain for any man to usurp the name of Christian, without holiness of life, purity of manners, benignity and meekness of spirit." - John Locke

"It is the Land of Truth (enchanted name!), surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the true home of illusion, where many a fog bank and ice, that soon melts away, tempt us to believe in new lands, while constantly deceiving the adventurous mariner with vain hopes, and involving him in adventures which he can never leave, yet never bring to an end." - Immanuel Kant

"In working well, if travail you sustain, Into the wind shall lightly pass the pain; But of the deed the glory shall remain, And cause your name with worthy wights to reign. In working wrong, if pleasure you attain, The pleasure soon shall fade, and void as vain; But of the deed throughout the life the shame Endures, defacing you with foul defame." - Nicholas Grimald

"Do angels take the Lord's name in vain? The idea is so ridiculous that we scarcely like to ask the question. ... How dare we do that which angels dare not do? Is it possible for us to argue that that which is forbidden in heaven is praiseworthy on earth?" - George Q. Cannon

"They always say that Albert Einstein was a genius. Then how come when anyone ever calls you that, it's an insult? 'You don't know where you parked the car? Good job, Einstein.' I don't think we're honoring that man properly by using his name in vain in parking lots." - Brian Regan

"How you speak and the words you use tell much about the image you choose to portray. Use language to build and uplift those around you. Profane, vulgar, or crude language and inappropriate or off-color jokes are offensive to the Lord. Never misuse the name of God or Jesus Christ. The Lord said, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain" (Ex. 20:7)." - Thomas S Monson

"A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the lord in vain- then have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system?" - Robert A Heinlein

"A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the Lord in vain - then have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system?" - Robert A Heinlein

"One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it away: Again I wrote it with a second hand, But came the tide and made my pains his prey. Vain man (said she) that dost in vain assay A mortal thing so to immortalise; For I myself shall like to this decay, And eke my name be wiped out likewise. Not so (quod I); let baser things devise To die in dust, but you shall live by fame; My verse your virtues rare shall eternise, And in the heavens write your glorious name: Where, when as Death shall all the world subdue, Our love shall live, and later life renew." - Edmund Spenser

"Vain the ambition of kings Who seek by trophies and dead things To leave a living name behind, And weave but nets to catch the wind." - John Webster

"Vain the ambition of kings Who seek by trophies and dead things To leave a living name behind, And weave but nets to catch the wind." - John Webster

"Vain was the chief's, the sage's pride! They had no poet, and they died. In vain they schem'd, in vain they bled! They had no poet, and are dead." - Alexander Pope

"Was it Gorky who said: "If your children are no better than you are, you have fathered in vain, indeed you have lived in vain." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"And if you find everything as soon as you look for it, you find it in vain, you look for it in vain." - Antonio Porchia

"In vain I speak of urgent tasks; In vain I scowl and pout; A frown is no extinguisher - It does not put him out!" - John Godfrey Saxe

"Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." - Bible

"The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower." - Florence Nightingale

"If thou art indeed my father, then hast thou stained thy sword in the life-blood of thy son. And thous didst it of thine obstinacy. For I sought to turn thee unto love, and I implored of thee thy name, for I thought to behold in thee the tokens recounted of my mother. But I appealed unto thy heart in vain, and now is the time gone for meeting." - Khaled Hosseini

"... the Apostle says, 'he that says he abides in Christ ought himself also to walk as He walked' (I Jn. 2:6). Otherwise we make a vain pretence and show, if we follow not His steps, Whose name we glory in, and assuredly they would not be irksome to us, but would free us from all dangers, if we loved nothing but what He commanded us to love." - Pope Leo I

"Wood burns because it has the proper stuff for that purpose in it; and a man becomes renowned because he has the necessary stuff in him. Renown is not to be sought, and all pursuit of it is vain. A person may, indeed, by skillful conduct and various artificial means, make a sort of name for himself; but if the inner jewel is wanting, all is vanity, and will not last a day." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I feel like God has moved me into a different way of doing things. I teach basic on-camera acting class called Acting 101...In my classroom, the students get every ounce of encouragement and craft and anything I'm able to give them.We have some rules. We don't take the name of The Lord in vain. We don't use foul language when we mess up on camera...There's a climate of safety...They feel very protected." - Patricia Mauceri

"Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain." - William Hazlitt

"No endeavour is in vain; Its reward is in the doing." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"No endeavour is in vain; Its reward is in the doing." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"A man who finds no satisfaction in himself seeks for it in vain elsewhere." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The maid whom now you court in vain Will quickly run in quest of man." - Horace

"In vain will you fly from one vice if in your wilfulness you embrace another." - Horace

"Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain." - John F Kennedy

"A beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." - Matthew Arnold

"For him in vain the envious seasons roll Who bears eternal summer in his soul." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"If a man doesn't find ease in himself, 'tis in vain to seek it elsewhere." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain." - John F Kennedy

"But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain." - Theodor Adorno

"Did any of you, parents, ever hear your child wake from sleep with some panic fear and shriek the mother's name through the darkness? Was not that a more powerful appeal than all words? And, depend upon it, that the soul which cries aloud on God, "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," though it have "no language but a cry," will never call in vain." - Alexander MacLaren

"I lately met with an old volume from a London bookshop, containing the Greek Minor Poets, and it was a pleasure to read once moreonly the words Orpheus, Linus, Musaeus,-those faint poetic sounds and echoes of a name, dying away on the ears of us modern men; and those hardly more substantial sounds, Mimnermus, Ibycus, Alcaeus, Stesichorus, Menander. They lived not in vain. We can converse with these bodiless fames without reserve or personality." - Henry David Thoreau

"Rather than providing him with economic opportunity, the Act of that name seems designed to make the poor man do penance all his life for the sin of being born into a non-capital-owning family... One searches it in vain for measure designed to provide economic opportunity to the capital owner. But nobody proposes to educate, train, or rehabilitate either him or his children, even when their "unemployment" is notorious." - Louis O. Kelso

"The question eventually must be raised: Is it a criminal offense to take the name of the Lord in vain? When people curse their parents, it unquestionably is a capital crime (Ex. 21:17). The son or daughter is under the lawful jurisdiction of the family. The integrity of the family must be maintained by the threat of death. Clearly, cursing God (blasphemy) is a comparable crime, and is therefore a capital crime (Lev. 24:16)." - Gary North

"I remember as a young child, during one of my frequent trips to the local library, spending hours looking at book after book trying in vain to find one that had my name on it. Because there were so many books in the library, with so many different names on them, I'd assumed that one of them-somewhere-had to be mine. I didn't understand at the time that a person's name appears on a book because he or she wrote it. Now that I'm twenty-six I know better. If I were ever going to find my book one day, I was going to have to write it." - Daniel Tammet

"I remember as a young child, during one of my frequent trips to the local library, spending hours looking at book after book trying in vain to find one that had my name on it. Because there were so many books in the library, with so many different names on them, I"d assumed that one of them-somewhere-had to be mine. I did' understand at the time that a person's name appears on a book because he or she wrote it. Now that I'm twenty-six I know better. If I were ever going to find my book one day, I was going to have to write it." - Daniel Tammet

"In vain sedate reflections we would make When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take." - Alexander Pope

"Virtue, vain word, futile shadow, slave of chance! Alas! I believe in thee!" - Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger

"Tis all in vain to keep a constant pother About one vice and fall into another." - Alexander Pope

"It is not in vain that man speaks to man. This is the value of literature." - Henry David Thoreau

"Nothing is made in vain, but the fly came near it." - Mark Twain

"When intimacy followed love in Italy there were no longer any vain pretensions between two lovers." - Stendhal

"Those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, labor in vain." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"It is vain to complain of fortune while we fail in policy and conduct." - Norm Macdonald

"We gain justice, judgment, with years, or else years are in vain." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Earnest men never think in vain, though their thoughts may be errors." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Be attentive, feel nothing in vain, measure and compare: this is the whole law of philosophy." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"flattery would be worse than vain; there is no consolation in flattery." - Charlotte Bronte

"The passion of acquiring riches in order to support a vain expense corrupts the purest souls." - Francois Fenelon

"In vain produced, all rays return; Evil will bless, and ice will burn." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What we find exotic abroad may be what we hunger for in vain at home." - Alain De Botton

"Now a' is done that men can do, And a' is done in vain." - Robert Burns

"Even our smallest attempts are not in vain. We know that nothing is lost." - Swami Vivekananda

"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain." - Abraham Lincoln

"Let the past not be forgotten. Let the lessons not be in vain." - Lora Leigh

"The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them." - Anatole France

"In vain sedate reflections we would make When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take." - Alexander Pope

"Vexed sailors curse the rain for which poor shepherds prayed in vain." - Edmund Waller

"Unless your works lead to profit, vain is your glory in them." - Phaedrus

"Earnest men never think in vain, though their thoughts may be errors." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"I have lost my oil and my labor. (Labored in vain.)" - Plautus

"The wise man is wise in vain who cannot be wise to his own advantage." - Quintus Ennius

"This is that rest this vain world lends, To end in death that all things ends." - Samuel Daniel

"Virtue, vain word, futile shadow, slave of chance! Alas! I believe in thee!" - Marcus Junius Brutus

"Tis all in vain to keep a constant pother About one vice and fall into another." - Alexander Pope

"In vain have you tried your father's arts, you slippery one." - Virgil

"How foolish it is to wear oneself out in vain longing for warmth! Solitude is independence." - Hermann Hesse

"I have lost my oil and my labor. (Labored in vain.) [Lat., Oleum et operam perdidi.]" - Plautus

"Sacrifices are not in vain. At the end, everything will pay off." - Gabby Douglas

"One says a lot in vain, refusing; The other mainly hears the "No." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You should know how many incompetent men I had to compete with-in vain." - Inge Lehmann

"It is in vain to dream of a wildness distant from ourselves. There is none such." - Henry David Thoreau

"A vain man finds his account in speaking good or evil of himself." - Jean De La Bruyere

"The vain man makes a merit of misfortune, and triumphs in his disgrace." - William Hazlitt

"In vain our labours are, whatsoe'er they be, unless God gives the Benediction." - Robert Herrick

"Strength diminishes when it seems we are spending it in vain." - Susan Glaspell

"This is that rest this vain world lends, To end in death that all things ends." - Samuel Daniel



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