1. "Man is endowed with a singular excellence, for God formed him in his own image and likeness, in which we see a bright refulgence of God’s glory. Furthermore,"
- John Calvin, Commentaries
2. ". His fear did not pass but only subsided temporarily: one incautious glance, one eloquent smile, and all would be revealed, and a disaster beyond imagination would shatter his career. Thereafter whenever he entered this house, he imagined that the disaster had happened—that Martha had been found out, or had confessed everything in a fit of insanity or religious self-immolation to her husband; and the drawing room chandelier invariably met him with a sinister refulgence."
- Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
3. "But as they walked home together through the leaf-plastered streets, under that eerie refulgence, her father seemed to have divined her plans. This was in his manner, not his words: they were halfway home before he spoke. Amanda, he said. He paused. I want you to realize the consequences before you do something youll be sorry for. He did not look at her, and she too kept her eyes to the front. You know that when I say a thing I mean it—I mean it to the hilt. So tell your young man this, Amanda. Tell him that the day you marry without my consent I’ll cut you off without a dime. Without so much as one thin dime, Amanda. I’ll cut you off, disown you, and what is more I’ll never regret it. I’ll never so much as think your name again. Up to now he had spoken slowly, pausing between phrases. But now the words came fast, like fencing thrusts. Tell your young man that, Amanda, and see what he says. Major"
- Shelby Foote, Love in a Dry Season