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God quotes (98)

Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: God

Then God may He be exalted! said to me What are you? I replied I am two things according to two different relations. With respect to You I am the Eternal forever and ever. I am the necessary Being who epiphanizes himself. My necessity proceeds from the necessity of Your essence and my eternity from the eternity of Your knowledge and Your attributes. With respect to me I am pure non-being who has never breathed the perfume of existence the adventitious being who remains nonexistent in his adventitiousness. I only possess being so long as I am present with You and for You. Left to myself and absent from You I am one who is not even while he is (fa-ana mafqud mawjud).
Abd al-Kader   Category: God

From the crude cry which we have so often heard during the war years: If there is a God why doesnt He stop Hitler? to the unspoken questioning in many a Christian heart when a devoted servant of Christ dies from accident or disease at what seems to us a most inopportune moment there is this universal longing for God to intervene to show His hand to vindicate His purpose. I do not pretend to understand the ways of God any more than the next man; but it is surely more fitting as well as more sensible for us to study what God does do and what He does not do as He works in and through the complex fabric of this disintegrated world than to postulate what we think God ought to do and then feel demoralized and bitterly disappointed because He fails to fulfill what we expect of Him.
J. B. Phillips   Category: God

If the triangles made a god they would give him three sides.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: God

A sense of relationship and copartnership with God involves the concept of universal brotherhood and that will help to develop intelligent tolerance open-mindedness and good-natured optimism. Life is really a battle between fear and faith pessimism and optimism. Fear and pessimism paralyze men with skepticism and futility. One must have a sense of humor to be an optimist in times like these. And you young women will need a sense of humor if you marry these young men and try to live with them. Golden Kimball once said in a conference The Lord Himself must like a joke or he wouldn't have made some of you people. But your good humor must be real not simulated. Let your smiles come from the heart and they will become contagious. You may see men on the street any day whose laugh is only a frozen grin with nothing in it but teeth. Men without humor tend to forget their source lose sight of their goal and with no lubrication in their mental crankshafts they must drop out of the race. Lincoln said Good humor is the oxygen of the soul. And someone paraphrased The surly bird catches the germ.
Hugh B. Brown   Category: God

I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in Gods hands that I still possess.
Martin Luther   Category: God

Every man for himselfe and God for us all.
John Heywood   Category: God

As the poet said Only God can make a tree probably because its so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Woody Allen   Category: God

George Wharton James   Category: God

The best way to know God is to love many things.
Vincent van Gogh   Category: God

Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone and you are God.
Jean Rostand   Category: God

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
Jean Anouilh   Category: God

They say God is everywhere and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
Emily Dickinson   Category: God

Say first of God above or man below What can we reason but from what we know?
Alexander Pope   Category: God

Not one of them who took up in his youth with this opinion that there are no gods ever continued until old age faithful to his conviction.
Plato   Category: God

To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
Francois Voltaire   Category: God

Good fortune is a god among men and more than a god.
Aeschylus   Category: God

God gave us a world unfinished so that we might share in the joys and satisfaction of creation.
Allen stockdale   Category: God

God does not begin by asking us about our ability but only about our availability and if we then prove our dependability he will increase our capability!
Neal A. Maxwell   Category: God

All the gods are dead except the god of war.
(Leroy) Eldridge Cleaver   Category: God

God is not willing to do everything and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: God

ZEUS n. The chief of Grecian gods adored by the Romans as Jupiter and by the modern Americans as God Gold Mob and Dog.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: God

This then is the message which we have heard of him and declare unto you that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness we lie and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
The Bible   Category: God

I am for the First Amendment from the first word to the last. I believe it means what it says.
Hugo La Fayette Black   Category: God

God is with us to be utilized. His Power His Love His Thought His Love His Thought His Presence must be at our disposal like other great forces such as sunshine and wind and rain. We can use them or not as we please. We can use them in proportion to our ability.
William Benjamin Basil King   Category: God

Fear not then thou child infirm; There s no god dare wrong a worm.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: God

God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill He treasures up his bright designs And works his sovereign will. Ye fearful saints fresh courage take The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy and shall break In blessings on your head. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense But trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.
William Cowper   Category: God

Anyway People are unreasonable illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good people will accuse you of ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for some underdogs anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack you if you help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and youll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best youve got anyway.
Mother Teresa   Category: God

The image of the God whom the faithful creates is the Image of the God whom his own being reveals. Thus it is psychologically true to say that the God created in the faiths is the symbol of the Self. The God to whom we pray can be only the God who reveals Himself to us by us and for us but it is praying to Him that we cause the God created in the faiths to be himself enveloped in the Divine Compassion that is existentiated manifested by it. The theophanies of the Gods manifested to the heart or to the faiths are all theophanies of the real One God (Haqq Haqiqi). When we are the musalli this must be borne in mind; he who knows this is the gnostic who has untied the knot of closed limited dogmas because for him they have become theophanic symbols.
Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi   Category: God

The nearer a person approaches the Lord a greater power will be manifested by the adversary to prevent the accomplishment of His purposes.
Orson Ferguson Whitney   Category: God

Ian Malcom: God creates dinosaurs God destroys dinosaurs God creates man man destroys God man creates dinosaurs. Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man woman inherits the earth.
Movie   Category: God

The noblest employment of the mind of man is the study of the works of his creator.
Akhenaton   Category: God

The gods help them that help themselves.
Aesop   Category: God

God is day and night winter and summer war and peace surfeit and hunger.
Heraclitus   Category: God

For I would rather be a servant in the house of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.
Alben W. Barkley   Category: God

The great act of faith is when man decides that he is not God.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: God

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief - the other contempt.
Plutarch   Category: God

It is only by fidelity in little things that the grace of true love to God can be sustained and distinguished from a passing fervor of spirit.... No one can well believe that our piety is sincere when our behavior is lax and irregular in its little details. What probability is there that we should not hesitate to make the greatest sacrifices when we shrink from the smallest?
François Fenelon   Category: God

God made the integers all else is the work of man.
Leopold Kronecker   Category: God

When there is no hope there can be no endeavor.
Samuel Johnson   Category: God

God never made His work for man to mend.
John Dryden   Category: God

The solution lies in a complete realization of what we mean by asserting that God is Almighty. The two ideas of Freewill and Divine Sovereignty can not be reconciled in our own minds but that does not prevent them from being reconciled in Gods mind. We measure Him by our own intellectual standard if we think otherwise. And so our solution of the problem of Freewill and of the problems of history and of individual salvation must finally lie in the full acceptance and realization of what is implied by the infinity and the omniscience of God.
William Sanday   Category: God

Who is a wise man? He who learns of all men.
Unknown   Category: God

Say what you know do what you must come what may.
Sonja Kovalevsky   Category: God

God created man in His own image says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg   Category: God

Your Highness I have no need of this hypothesis.
Pierre Laplace   Category: God

God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas but for scars.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: God

If I had only known I would have been a locksmith.
Albert Einstein   Category: God

Paul using the examples of differing opinions about food and days among the believers in Rome teaches that Christians should not despise or judge others. He does not advise them to find a happy medium between the contending opinions or to average the two extremes in a compromise. On the contrary he admonished them that every one be fully convinced in his own mind (Rom. 14:5) because God is able to make both stand as both of them are serving the Lord in obedience to their individual convictions of His will.... Each of us has to find personally what is the will of God for his own life and let all others meet their responsibility to do the same.... For God by giving different commands to many and putting them together according to His plan shall accomplish ultimately His complete will.
Kokichi Kurosaki   Category: God

I know of nothing that I feel is of so great value in life as to be obedient to the counsel and advice of the Lord and of His servants in this our day.
Heber J. Grant   Category: God

Black holes are where God divided by zero.
Steven Wright   Category: God

Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and bring Him nearer to our own image.
A. W. Tozer   Category: God

Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.
William Carey   Category: God

People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
Pearl Mae Bailey   Category: God

The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. The nakedness of woman is the work of God.
William Blake   Category: God

I go walking and the hills loom above me range upon range one against the other. I cannot tell where one begins and another leaves off. But when I talk with God He lifts me up where I can see clearly where everything has a distinct contour.
Mme. Chiang Kai-shek   Category: God

You seldom get what you go after unless you know in advance what you want. Indecision has often given an advantage to the other fellow because he did his thinking beforehand.
Maurice Switzer   Category: God

Somewhere and I cant find where I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local missionary priest If I did not know about God and sin would I go to hell? No said the priest not if you did not know. Then why asked the Eskimo earnestly did you tell me?
Annie Dillard   Category: God

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.
Alfred Jarry   Category: God

God is One and liketh unity.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: God

To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts happy in adversity composed in a tumult and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: God

Everything is given by God. All talent creativity ability insight and strength comes from him. In our own strength we can do nothing.
Marvin J. Ashton   Category: God

We should strive to develop within ourselves the traits of character of the Savior.
Joseph B. Wirthlin   Category: God

Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: God

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: God

I am responsible only to God and history.
Francisco Franco   Category: God

There cannot be a God because if there were one I could not believe that I was not He.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: God

A diplomat is a person who: always knows what to talk about but doesnt always talk about what he knows. always tries to settle problems created by other diplomats. can always make himself misunderstood. can bring home the bacon without spilling the beans. can say the nastiest things in the nicest way. can tell you to go to hell so tactfully that you look forward to the trip. comes right out and says what he thinks when he agrees with you. divides his time between running for office and running for cover. lets you do all the talking while he gets what he wants. puts his cards on the table but still has some up each sleeve. will lay down your life for his country.
Brother Kostya Kekhaev   Category: God

For what are they all in their high conceit When man in the bush with God may meet?
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: God

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of god.
Karl Barth   Category: God

Call on God but row away from the rocks.
Proverb   Category: God

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be and one must be wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that Gods purpose is something different from the purpose of either party and yet the human instrumentalities working just as they do are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: God

The gods too are fond of a joke.
Aristotle   Category: God

Among the attributes of God although they are all equal mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: God

If a kid asks where rain comes from I think a cute thing to tell him is God is crying. And if he asks why God is crying another cute thing to tell him is Probably because of something you did.
Jack Handey   Category: God

Of all created comforts God is the lender; you are the borrower not the owner.
Ernest Rutherford   Category: God

Education is learning what you didnt even know you didnt know.
Daniel J. Boorstin   Category: God

The feeling remains that God is on the journey too.
Saint Teresa of Avila   Category: God

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unbelief the other is contumely.
Francis Bacon   Category: God

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Galileo Galilei   Category: God

Try first thyself and after call in God; For to the worker God himself lend aid.
Euripides   Category: God

God is Love I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is.
Samuel Butler   Category: God

Why is it when we talk to God were said to be prayingbut when God talks to us were schizophrenic?
Lily Tomlin   Category: God

A mans mind should be single to the glory of God in everything that he starts to accomplish. We should consider that of ourselves we can do nothing. We are the children of God. We are in darkness only as God enlightens our understanding. We are powerless only as God helps us. The work that we have to do here is of that nature that we cannot do it unless we have the assistance of the Almighty.
Lorenzo Snow   Category: God

There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: God

Great God I ask thee for no meaner pelf Than that I may not disappoint myself That in my action I may soar as high As I can now discern with this clear eye.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: God

Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.
Sophocles   Category: God

I throw myself down in my chamber and I call in and invite God and his Angels thither and when they are there I neglect God and his Angels for the noise of a fly for the rattling of a coach for the whining of a door.
John Donne   Category: God

What in me is dark Illumine what is low raise and support That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence And justify the ways of God to men.
John Milton   Category: God

O what their joy and their glory must be Those endless sabbaths the blessed ones see! crowns for the valiant for weary ones rest: God shall be all and in all ever blest. Truly Jerusalem name we that shore vision of peace that brings hope evermore; wish and fulfillment shall severed be neer nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer. There where no trouble distraction can bring we the sweet anthems of Zion shall sing while for thy grace Lord their voices of praise thy blessed people eternally raise. Now in the meantime with hearts raised on high we for that country must yearn and must sigh seeking Jerusalem dear native land through the long exile on Babylons strand. Low before him with our praises we fall of whom and in whom and through whom are all; of whom the Father; and in whom the Son; through whom the Spirit with both ever one.
Peter Pierre Abelard   Category: God

In the Lords Prayer the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: God

Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my king he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
William Shakespeare   Category: God

To love another person is to see the face of God.
Victor Hugo   Category: God

James Martineau   Category: God

We have a call to do good as often as we have the power and occasion.
William Penn   Category: God

God helps those who help themselves.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: God

You are a man not God; you are human not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue when this was not possible even for an angel of heaven nor for the first man in the Garden?
Thomas à Kempis   Category: God

What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.
Monica Baldwin   Category: God