Godliness Quotes

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tom Robbins
“If by the quarter of the twentieth century godliness wasn’t next to something more interesting than cleanliness, it might be time to reevaluate our notions of godliness.”
Tom Robbins

Alistair Begg
“If you live in such a manner as to stand the test of the last judgment, you can depend upon it that the world will not speak well of you.”
Alistair Begg

Steven Erikson
“Children understood at a very young age that doing nothing was an expression of power. Doing nothing was a choice swollen with omnipotence. It was, in fact, godly.

And this, she now realized, was the reason why the gods did nothing. Proof of their omniscience. After all, to act was to announce awful limitations, for it revealed that chance acted first, the accidents were just that--events beyond the will of the gods--and all they could do in answer was to attempt to remedy the consequences, to alter natural ends. To act, then, was an admission of fallibility.”
Steven Erikson

Elizabeth Goudge
“Cleanliness', chuckled Sir Benjamin, noting his great niece's delighted smile as her eyes rested upon him, 'comes next to godliness, eh, Maria?”
Elizabeth Goudge, The Little White Horse

Charlotte Brontë
“Milton's Eve! Milton's Eve! ... Milton tried to see the first woman; but Cary, he saw her not ... I would beg to remind him that the first men of the earth were Titans, and that Eve was their mother: from her sprang Saturn, Hyperion, Oceanus; she bore Prometheus" --

"Pagan that you are! what does that signify?"

"I say, there were giants on the earth in those days: giants that strove to scale heaven. The first woman's breast that heaved with life on this world yielded the daring which could contend with Omnipotence: the stregth which could bear a thousand years of bondage, -- the vitality which could feed that vulture death through uncounted ages, -- the unexhausted life and uncorrupted excellence, sisters to immortality, which after millenniums of crimes, struggles, and woes, could conceive and bring forth a Messiah. The first woman was heaven-born: vast was the heart whence gushed the well-spring of the blood of nations; and grand the undegenerate head where rested the consort-crown of creation. ...
I saw -- I now see -- a woman-Titan: her robe of blue air spreads to the outskirts of the heath, where yonder flock is grazing; a veil white as an avalanche sweeps from hear head to her feet, and arabesques of lighting flame on its borders. Under her breast I see her zone, purple like that horizon: through its blush shines the star of evening. Her steady eyes I cannot picture; they are clear -- they are deep as lakes -- they are lifted and full of worship -- they tremble with the softness of love and the lustre of prayer. Her forehead has the expanse of a cloud, and is paler than the early moon, risen long before dark gathers: she reclines her bosom on the ridge of Stilbro' Moor; her mighty hands are joined beneath it. So kneeling, face to face she speaks with God. That Eve is Jehova's daughter, as Adam was His son.”
Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

Jerry Bridges
“Every day that we're not practicing godliness we're being conformed to the world of ungodliness around us.”
Jerry Bridges, The Fruitful Life

“...you have to be godly to be wise ...”
Derek Kidner

Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.
“Every business should exhalt the ministry of God.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

“(The carnal mind) is dead set against the wisdom and counsel of God, as revealed in his Word, and therefore is emphatically described as being at enmity against God (Rom. 8:7). It is so impertinent that it considers the practice of godliness, demanded by God in his Word, as pure madness and foolishness (2 Kings 9:11; 1 Cor. 1:18). Indeed, it regards the desire to live a holy life… as no better than prudishness, legalism, and hypocrisy. The carnal mind will never accept bending, yielding, and subjecting all things to the service of God in order to give first priority to the practice of true godliness. Anything rather than that! On the contrary, the carnal mind wants true godliness – indeed, everything – to bend, yield, and be made subject to its own plans and pursuits.

The carnal mind devises a certain way of Christian life through which it imagines that God as well as man can be satisfied. Carnal man is willing to do certain things that God requires, such as giving money to the poor, going to church, and even partaking of the Lord’s Supper. However, other things that God also requires, such as instructing one’s household in the fear of the Lord, regularly visiting the sick, and comforting the poor, are not considered necessary or important. Carnal man rejects those things, not taking the slightest interest in them. Yet the things he himself has chosen he regards as the only right and reasonable Christian way of life. Everything outside of this he calls insincerity, prudishness, narrow-mindedness, superstition, or hypocrisy. Everything that does not fit into his own self-approved program he considers lukewarm, careless, slothful, or ungodly. Truly, these people are foolish because they deceive their own hearts with false arguments, as the apostle James explains when, for those very reasons, he declares that “this man’s religion is vain” (James 1:26).”
Willem Teellinck, The Path of True Godliness

Victoria     Lynn
“[S]he knew that no matter how vile the person, she could not refuse the common decency of saving their life and caring for their wounds. It was what her Savior would have done, and after all He had offered her, how could she refuse to live in a manner worthy of that sacrifice?”
Victoria Lynn, Once I Knew

“Cleanliness begins with the love for godliness”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Owen Strachan
“Too often, we think that godliness means careening around without any real direction, shooting off like a space shuttle with a deficient navigating system. Our lives follow whatever paths the Lord desires, but let’s remember that godliness is closely related to routine, commitment, hard work, and tireless pursuit. The Bible, as we will see, teaches us to invest our lives in certain core institutions and areas. Many of us have missed this; we will profit from recovering this idea.”
Owen Strachan

Abhijit Naskar
“There is God in everybody, you don't see it because the God in you is kept asleep by the selfish strife of a materialistic world.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mücadele Muhabbet: Gospel of An Unarmed Soldier

Abhijit Naskar
“The God Sonnet

I gave you the tablets at Sinai,
I drove your chariot at Kurukshetra.
I gave you the ayats word by word,
I woke up Siddhartha 'n the carpenter.
No matter the time, age 'n technology,
I always rise to treat the common cold.
Amidst a world full of sore coldness,
I only need ten vessels absurdly bold.
I have nothing to do with perfection,
Far from it, I've got plenty to improve.
With each new vessel my sight broadens,
With each identity my existence renewed.
Keeper am I of this terrestrial neighborhood.
I am your innermost fire of god and good.”
Abhijit Naskar, Honor He Wrote: 100 Sonnets For Humans Not Vegetables

Jeremiah Burroughs
“But godliness with contentment is great gain’ (v.6)—there is the glory and excellence of it; as if to suggest that godliness were not gain except contentment be with it.”
Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Abhijit Naskar
“No God, Only Goodness (The Sonnet)

Kingdom of God is manifestation,
Of a nonsectarian mind.
It means conquering our biases,
It means conquering all drives of divide.
True goodness is devoid of division,
For division is antithesis of goodness.
Whatever is civilized is nonsectarian,
Whoever is human is undivided.
There is no heaven, only good human,
There is no paradise, only good people.
When people and people live as one people,
That is a human society, alive and civil.
Civility is just a fancy synonym for amity.
Divinity is the archaic term for indivisibility.”
Abhijit Naskar, Bulldozer on Duty

Abhijit Naskar
“A state of mind where division disappears, that is what godliness means. A state of sight where separation withers, that is what holiness means.”
Abhijit Naskar, Bulldozer on Duty

Abhijit Naskar
“God has never been a person but a state, a state of mind where division disappears.”
Abhijit Naskar, Bulldozer on Duty

AVIS Viswanathan
“God is not necessarily invisible. Nor is God an inanimate object in a place of worship. God is not even an abstract idea. God’s presence can be touched, felt and experienced. Through the people in your Life. The one who stands by you, with you, every step of the way, when everyone else has forsaken you – that one person is your God. Truly. "Kooda nikkaravanga thaan onga Kadavul! Jo hameysha aapke saath hain, wahi aapke Khuda hain!”
AVIS Viswanathan

Abhijit Naskar
“Doing God's work and doing God's propaganda are two different things. And the world has enough propaganda as it is - what the world needs is God's work - what this world needs is service - service not to the idea of God, but to the helpless and destitute - service to those who have nowhere to turn to. This, my friend, is called practical divinity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Divane Dynamite: Only truth in the cosmos is love

Abhijit Naskar
“There can be divinity without God, but there is no divinity without a human.”
Abhijit Naskar, Sin Dios Sí Hay Divinidad: The Pastor Who Never Was

Abhijit Naskar
“In the fight between love and god, love always wins. And whenever love wins, god wins. Why? Because god is love.”
Abhijit Naskar, Sin Dios Sí Hay Divinidad: The Pastor Who Never Was

Criss Jami
“The mind once-fragmented, when it contemplated one closer resembling 'God', it thought essentially in terms of power; but only through the power of the true God could it be regenerated and made more accurate, and therefore prioritizing holiness. For without delusion or illusion, true holiness is of rarer, greater value than power.”
Criss Jami

Abhijit Naskar
“Land of love is godland,
There's nothing else more divine.
Divinity is but a lesser synonym,
There's no god, only lover divine.”
Abhijit Naskar, Amor Apocalypse: Canım Sana İhtiyacım

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