What is earthly concern?

Famous quotes containing the words concern and/or earthly:

    Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    ‘tis a duteous thing
    To show all honor to an earthly king;
    —Unknown. Yet if His Majesty, Our Sovereign Lord (l. 21–22)