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  • So far as I understand, then, the realization of such an ideal is infinitely remote, at the second coming of Christ.
  • Man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God.
  • Only through that knowledge, our heart grows soft with infinite, universal, inexhaustible love.
  • And not justice in some remote infinite time and space, but here on earth, and that I could see myself.
  • In His infinite mercy He came once more among men in that human shape in which He walked among men for three years fifteen centuries ago.
  • He moves silently in their midst with a gentle smile of infinite compassion.
  • And so many ages mankind had prayed with faith and fervor, "O Lord our God, hasten Thy coming," so many ages called upon Him, that in His infinite mercy He deigned to come down to His servants.
  • He is terrible in His greatness, awful in His sublimity, but infinitely merciful.
  • And God will look on you both more graciously, for if you have had so much pity on him, how much will He have pity Who is infinitely more loving and merciful than you!
  • "I will give you more, infinitely more than three thousand!" cried Madame Hohlakov, looking with a radiant smile at Mitya’s ecstasy.
  • I only need that fatal three thousand, and on my part I can give security for that sum with infinite gratitude, and I propose a plan which—
  • Once in infinite existence, immeasurable in time and space, a spiritual creature was given on his coming to earth, the power of saying, "I am and I love."
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  • He looked on that past with infinite pity and resolved with all the fervor of his passion that when once Grushenka told him she loved him and would marry him, it would mean the beginning of a new Grushenka and a new Dmitri, free from every vice.
  • But I shall love her, I shall love her infinitely.
  • Ilusha looked at Kolya with infinite happiness.
  • Intense, infinite compassion overwhelmed him instantly.
  • I fancy that at the beginning of the journey the condemned man, sitting on his shameful cart, must feel that he has infinite life still before him.
  • For the sake of his infinite sufferings in the future visit him now.
  • My life is ending, I know that well, but every day that is left me I feel how my earthly life is in touch with a new infinite, unknown, that approaching life, the nearness of which sets my soul quivering with rapture, my mind glowing and my heart weeping with joy.
  • For even if the righteous in Paradise forgave them, beholding their torments, and called them up to heaven in their infinite love, they would only multiply their torments, for they would arouse in them still more keenly a flaming thirst for responsive, active and grateful love which is now impossible.
  • From hour to hour extending his conquest of nature infinitely by his will and his science, man will feel such lofty joy from hour to hour in doing it that it will make up for all his old dreams of the joys of heaven.
  • I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidian mind of man, that in the world’s finale, at the moment of eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, of all…
  • It’s true I promised you more, infinitely more than three thousand, I remember it all now, but I was referring to the gold-mines."

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  • There are infinite possibilities.
  • The number of stars seems infinite.

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