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Quotes About God

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Jeremy Aldana
“Theology, philosophy, metaphysics, and quantum physics are merely ways for God to have his smart people believe in him”
Jeremy Aldana

Mark Gonzales
“And I understand my sisters when they say every woman has a story that's been told a maxim of one soul, maybe less
And that is why you'll never hear me call a woman slut, bitch or a dyke,
No matter what she does, because I do not blame her
I blame the men who have emotionally and physically raped her,
I blame these corporations whose images tell them they hate her,
And I put my arms on her shoulder and tell her how great to life and
to God that SHE created her”
Mark Gonzales

Carl Sagan
“Or consider a story in the Jewish Talmud left out of the Book of Genesis. (It is in doubtful accord with the account of the apple, the Tree of Knowledge, the Fall, and the expulsion from Eden.) In The Garden, God tells Eve and Adam that He has intentionally left the Universe unfinished. It is the responsibility of humans, over countless generations, to participate with God in a "glorious" experiment - the "completing of the Creation."
The burden of such a responsibility is heavy, especially on so weak and imperfect a species as ours, one with so unhappy a history. Nothing remotely like "completion" can be attempted without vastly more knowledge than we have today. But, perhaps, if our very existence is at stake, we will find ourselves able to rise to this supreme challenge.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Abraham Lincoln
“In regards to this great Book [the Bible], I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it.”
Abraham Lincoln

Ramakrishna
“Different creeds are but different paths to reach the same God.”
Ramakrishna

Alexandre Dumas
“Look, look,' cried the count, seizing the young man's hands - "look, for on my soul it is curious. Here is a man who had resigned himself to his fate, who was going to the scaffold to die - like a coward, it is true, but he was about to die without resistance. Do you know what gave him strength? - do you know what consoled him? It was, that another partook of his punishment - that another partook of his anguish - that another was to die before him. Lead two sheep to the butcher's, two oxen to the slaughterhouse, and make one of them understand that his companion will not die; the sheep will bleat for pleasure, the ox will bellow with joy. But man - man, who God created in his own image - man, upon whom God has laid his first, his sole commandment, to love his neighbour - man, to whom God has given a voice to express his thoughts - what is his first cry when he hears his fellowman is saved? A blasphemy. Honour to man, this masterpiece of nature, this king of the creation!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Dan Brown
“God is found in the collection of Many. . . rather than in the One.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
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Robinson Jeffers
“What is this thing called life? I believe
That the earth and the stars too, and the whole glittering universe, and rocks on the mountains have life,
Only we do not call it so--I speak of the life
That oxidizes fats and proteins and carbo-
Hydrates to live on, and from that chemical energy
Makes pleasure and pain, wonder, love, adoration, hatred and terror: how do these things grow
From a chemical reaction?
I think they were here already, I think the rocks
And the earth and the other planets, and the stars and the galaxies
have their various consciousness, all things are conscious;
But the nerves of an animal, the nerves and brain
Bring it to focus; the nerves and brain are like a burning-glass
To concentrate the heat and make it catch fire:
It seems to us martyrs hotter than the blazing hearth
From which it came. So we scream and laugh, clamorous animals
Born howling to die groaning: the old stones in the dooryard
Prefer silence; but those and all things have their own awareness,
As the cells of a man have; they feel and feed and influence each other, each unto all,
Like the cells of a man's body making one being,
They make one being, one consciousness, one life, one God.”
Robinson Jeffers, The Selected Poetry

James Hudson Taylor
“Depend on it. God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterwards, and He much prefers doing so.”
James Hudson Taylor

Blaise Pascal
“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright”
Blaise Pascal

“Everything you do is connected to who you are as a person and, in turn, creates the person you are becoming. Everything you do affects those you love. All of life is covenant.
Imbedded in the idea of prayer is a richly textured view of the world where all of life is organized around invisible bonds or covenants that knit us together. Instead of a fixed world, we live in our Father's world, a world built for divine relationships between people where, because of the Good News, tragedies become comedies and hope is born.”
Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

Hans Urs von Balthasar
“God defines himself as "I am who I am", which also means: My being is such that I shall always be present in every moment of becoming.”
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child

John Calvin
“The Lord commands us to do good unto all men without exception, though the majority are very undeserving when judged according to their own merits... [The Scripture] teaches us that we must not think of man's real value, but only of his creation in the image of God to which we owe all possible honor and love.”
John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

Victor Hugo
“Does there exist an Infinity outside ourselves? Is that infinity One, immanent and permanent, necessarily having substance, since He is infinite and if He lacked matter He would be limited, necessarily possessing intelligence since He is infinite and, lacking intelligence, He would be in that sense finite. Does this Infinity inspire in us the idea of essense, while to ourselves we can only attribute the idea of existence? In order words, is He not the whole of which we are but the part?”
Victor Hugo

“God is a person, and his universe reflects his personhood. The closer something is to the character of God, the more it reflects him and the less it can be measured. Things such as integrity, beauty, hope, and love are all in the same category as prayer. You can tell their presence and even describe them, but you can't define them, simply because they are too close to God's image.”
Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

Ava Gardner
“I'm here to tell you, there ain't much forgiveness in that old-time religion. That particular savior was a mean son of a bitch. If you sinned, honey, he was going to get you, no doubt about it.”
Ava Gardner, Ava: My Story

Amy Layne Litzelman
“You know, we can quote the written Word all day to our friends, but nothing will touch them like our own hunger and love for the Word himself. It is not dutiful love that attracts but love freely lavished from a heart familiar with the gardens of heaven.”
Amy Layne Litzelman, This Beloved Road: A Journey of Revelation and Worship

Simone Weil
“There are two atheisms of which one is a purification of the notion of God.”
Simone Weil

“If you want nothing to do with god then why do you say his name all the time”
Emily Reimer

Lewis Carroll
“Come, my child," I said, trying to lead her away. "Wish good-bye to the poor hare, and come and look for blackberries."

"Good-bye, poor hare!" Sylvie obediently repeated, looking over her shoulder at it as we turned away. And then, all in a moment, her self-command gave way. Pulling her hand out of mine, she ran back to where the dead hare was lying, and flung herself down at its side in such an agony of grief as I could hardly have believed possible in so young a child.

"Oh, my darling, my darling!" she moaned, over and over again. "And God meant your life to be so beautiful!”
Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno

Hans Urs von Balthasar
“What the Father gives is the capacity to be a self, freedom, and thus autonomy, but an autonomy which can be understood only as a surrender of self to the other.”
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child

Alister E. McGrath
“The English experience suggested that nobody really doubted the existence of God until theologians tried to prove it.”
Alister E. McGrath, The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World

Karl Rahner
“Meditating on the nature and dignity of prayer can cause saying at least one thing to God: Lord, teach us to pray!”
Karl Rahner, The Need and the Blessing of Prayer

Valentin Rasputin
“الرب أعطى النقود، والشيطان صنع ثقباً. وها هي نقود الرب تتسرب عبر ثقب الشيطان.”
Valentin Rasputin, المهلة الأخيرة

Vaslav Nijinsky
“I am not an ape, I am a man. The world has been created by God. Man has been created by God. It is not possible for man to understand God - God understands God. Man is God and therefore understands God. I am God. I am a man. I am good and not a beast. I am an animal with reason. I have flesh, I *am* flesh, I am not descended from flesh. Flesh is created by God. I am God. I am God. I am God.”
Vaslav Nijinsky, The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky
tags: ape, flesh, god, man

Toba Beta
“A prayer is a chat with thy God.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Cameron Dean
“Why do men have nipples? Because God is a woman and she really wants us to enjoy ourselves, that's why.”
Cameron Dean, Passionate Thirst

“Praise be to God, Who has so disposed matters that pleasant literary anecdotes may serve as an instrument for the polishing of wits and the cleansing of rust from our hearts.”
Ahmad Al-Tifashi, The Delight of Hearts: Or What You Will Not Find in Any Book

“عندما تكون متعبًا أو مرتبكًا ولا تعرف بماذا تدعو ، فادع بأن يحقق الله مايرى أنه الأفضل لك”
Lee Raffel, I Hate Conflict!: Seven Steps to Resolving Differences with Anyone in Your Life
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Ray Bradbury
“The Official was bending over his desk, staring at the sergeant.

"May I ask you a question?"

"Yes."

"Have you ever thought you were Christ?"

"I can't say that I have. But I have considered that God was good to me to let me find what I was looking for, if that's what you mean.”
Ray Bradbury, Long After Midnight

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