God Quotes

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Padre Pio
“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”
Padre Pio

Stanisław Lem
“What gave you this idea of an imperfect god?'

'I don't know. It seems quite feasible to me. That is the only god I could imagine believing in, a god whose passion is not a redemption, who saves nothing, fulfills no purpose--a god who simply is.”
Stanisław Lem, Solaris

Julian Barnes
“This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn't turn out to be like Literature. Look at our parents--were they the stuff of Literature? At best, they might aspire to the condition of onlookers and bystanders, part of a social backdrop against which real, true, important things could happen. Like what? The things Literature was about: Love, sex, morality, friendship, happiness, suffering, betrayal, adultery, good and evil, heroes and villains, guilt and innocence, ambition, power, justice, revolution, war, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, the individual against society, success and failure, murder, suicide, death, God.”
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Judah Smith
“Nowhere in the Bible, however, do we find God distinguishing between levels of sin. God doesn't share our rating system. To him, all sin is equally evil, and all sinners are equally lovable.”
Judah Smith, Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human
tags: bible, god, sin

Carl Sagan
“I'm frequently asked, "Do you believe there's extraterrestrial intelligence?" I give the standard arguments- there are a lot of places out there, the molecules of life are everywhere, I use the word billions, and so on. Then I say it would be astonishing to me if there weren't extraterrestrial intelligence, but of course there is as yet no compelling evidence for it.
Often, I'm asked next, "What do you really think?"
I say, "I just told you what I really think."
"Yes, but what's your gut feeling?"
But I try not to think with my gut. If I'm serious about understanding the world, thinking with anything besides my brain, as tempting as that might be, is likely to get me into trouble. Really, it's okay to reserve judgment until the evidence is in.”
Carl Sagan

Michael Bassey Johnson
“There's a big difference on being wise and being crafty. The former is the attribute of God, and the latter is that of Satan.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Ray Comfort
“The more a nation gets into darkness, the more it's going to hate the light. The more it's going to run from the light. And we have a generation of people who have given themselves to darkness, and they've embraced atheism, because it gets them away from moral responsibility to God.”
Ray Comfort

David G. McAfee
“If there is a Creator-God, it has used methods of creation that are indistinguishable from nature, it has declined to make itself known for all of recorded history, it doesn't intervene in affairs on earth, and has made itself impossible to observe. Even if you believe in that God... why would you think it would want to be worshiped?”
David G. McAfee, Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-Believer

“Encouragement is like water to the soul, it makes everything grow.”
Chris Burkmenn

Alberto Caeiro
“Accept the universe
As the gods gave it to you.
If the gods wanted to give you something else
They’d have done it.

If there are other matters and other worlds
There are.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

Guru Nanak
“Your Mercy is my social status.”
Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Walt Whitman
“I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least,
Nor do I understand who there can be more wonderful than myself.”
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Many people seek fellowship because they are afraid to be alone...let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will do harm to himself and to the community. Alone you stood before God when he called you; alone you had to answer that call; alone you had to struggle and pray; and alone you will die and give an account to God. You cannot escape yourself, for God has singled you out.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Swami Dhyan Giten
“Life is really very simple. In each moment, we have the opportunity to choose between saying “yes” or “no”, to listen to our intuition, to listen to our true inner voice, the Existential voice within ourselves. When we say “yes”, we have contact with Existence and we receive nourishment, love, joy, support and inspiration. When we say “no”, we create a separation from life and begin to create dreams and expectations of how it should be. We begin to live in the memories of the past and in the fantasies of the future – as if any other time than here and now really could make us happy and satisfied.”
Swami Dhyan Giten, Presence - Working from Within. The Psychology of Being

James A. Michener
“We seek God so earnestly, Eliav reflected, not to find Him but to discover ourselves.”
James A. Michener, The Source

James Joyce
“God spoke to you by so many voices but you would not hear.”
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Steve Maraboli
“God is the composer; you are the song.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Alberto Caeiro
“Even so, I’m somebody.
I’m the Discoverer of Nature.
I’m the Argonaut of true sensations.
I bring a new Universe to the Universe
Because I bring the Universe to itself.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Keeper of Sheep

Ed Galisewski
“On the subject of who is to blame for our disunity - “The easy conclusion- that
the devil is at work trying to destroy the church- is true, but itʼs not the whole story. Of
course the enemy is at work doing that. But closer examination shows that much of
the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of the church itself-on believers in god-and
how our own devilish deeds have alienated other followers of God. Sadly, weʼve done
the devilʼs work for him.”
Ed Galisewski

Richard Dawkins
“We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
Richard Dawkins

Dee Henderson
“Please understand something. God didn’t create evil in the world, but He did create free will, which allowed for the possibility of evil. Science isn’t like that. What you explore and find, God did create. It already exists. When you find it, you are discovering something God made. And everything God created is good. God said so in Genesis. He looked around at everything He had made and said, ‘It is very good.’”
“How men use science can be evil, I’m with you a hundred percent on that,” Bishop added. “People can misuse items God created. But that has everything to do with man’s free will and tendency to evil, not science. What God created is good. So do what you were created to do. Break new scientific ground. Help us understand the dynamics of what God created.
“You can’t protect the world from itself, Gina. You can only give good men the tools necessary to do their jobs. We need to know what is possible.”
Dee Henderson, Undetected

Shannon L. Alder
“The more I know about God, I am convinced He likes to read books and authors are His librarians. Every soul is a story waiting to be read.”
Shannon L. Alder

Daniel W. Blair
“Man in his spiritual pride has exchanged God’s method of self-denial for Satan’s plan of self–improvement.”
Daniel W. Blair

Kim Chestney
“Enlightenment is at the source of everything. From it, flows our Intuition and our creative energy. It is the delta of the human spirit ~ what we innately seek to return to, as we find ourselves lost in this world.”
Kim Chestney, The Psychic Workshop: A Complete Program for Fulfilling Your Spiritual Potential

Peter Kreeft
“If we rely on anything else besides faith to maintain the practice of the presence of God, we will certainly fail, whether this is our feelings, or experiences, or sincerity, or good intentions, or reasonings, or plans. The reason these things will fail while faith will not fail is that all these things depend on us, while faith depends on God. It is a gift of God.”
Peter Kreeft, Prayer for Beginners

“My spiritual high naturally dissipated. At some point you've got to come out of the clouds and live real life. Again, it's just like falling in love. The feeling of euphoria is only temporary.”
Pattie Mallette, Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom

Robert A. Heinlein
“That God is in truth the sort of bloodthirsty paranoid Who would rend to bits forty-two children for the crime of sassing one of his priests. Don't ask me about the Front Office's policies; I just work here.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Evinda Lepins
“He uses our past to positively affect our present and secure our future.”
Evinda Lepins

Epictetus
“He who exercises wisdom, exercises the knowledge which is about God.”
Epictetus, Enchiridion and Selections from the Discourses
tags: god, widsom

Walpola Rahula
“According to the Buddha's teaching the beginning of the life-stream of living beings is unthinkable. THe believer in the creation of life by God may be astonished at this reply. But if you were to ask him 'What is the beginning of God?' he would answer without hesitation 'God has no beginning', and he is not astonished at his own reply.”
Walpola Rahula, What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada

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