Godliness Quotes

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Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“When God takes out the trash, don't go digging back through it. Trust Him.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

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

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

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

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

Amit Ray
“My spirituality is the spirituality of love. You give love to the Universe and the Universe reflect back the refined love back to you. Because love is all-pervading, divine, and the ultimate Godliness.”
Amit Ray, Peace Bliss Beauty and Truth: Living with Positivity

“(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

Victor Vote
“Realising your potentials and spirituality begins with seeing yourself as imperfect with the intent of working towards perfection.”
Victor Vote

Hazrat Inayat Khan
“What does it mean to become spiritual, or godly? It means to have a higher view of life, to look at life from a higher point of view. It is the high point of
view in life which ennobles the soul; it is by a broad outlook on life that spiritual aristocracy is realized.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Heart of Sufism

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

Banani Ray
“God has created for us this green heaven, called the Earth. God has created the Earth as our playground, where through rights and wrongs, virtues and sins, rightful actions and mistakes, we can learn and evolve to rediscover our true nature of godliness.”
Banani Ray

Abhijit Naskar
“I live not to breed humans, I live to breed Gods.”
Abhijit Naskar, Citizens of Peace: Beyond the Savagery of Sovereignty

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Godliness is a great gain.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Abhijit Naskar
“No god is coming to save you - no messiah is coming to save you - all the gods and all the messiahs that can save our world are already here - they are us - each one of us.”
Abhijit Naskar, All For Acceptance

Abhijit Naskar
“If I can raise even five such godly beings in each nation, I'll consider my mission accomplished.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mad About Humans: World Maker's Almanac

Abhijit Naskar
“Without the mind there is no God.”
Abhijit Naskar, Neurons, Oxygen & Nanak

“Let’s try something more challenging: for instance, being humane. Compassion is the only way to maintain peace in the world.”
Shivanshu K. Srivastava

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Endure everything as discipline for godliness.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Godly knowledge leads to godliness.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Even thieves and looters talks so much about godliness with contentment, they see it as a powerful statement, but not a right way of living.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

“I have not lived a lot of my life as a godly man, yet I am writing a godly book. It’s not complicated. The godliest heroes of the Bible were flawed and imperfect. Being realistic, we all are.”
Aaron Kyle Andresen, How Dad Found Himself in the Padded Room: A Bipolar Father's Gift For The World

“2 Peter 1:3-4
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.”

“Godliness internally Is developing ones individual creative power. And accepting individual responsibility. And directing individual value. And then allocating internal power, responsibility and value Toward externalities”
Hendrith Smith, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“It is by being awake to God in us that we can increasingly see God in the world around us.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith

“No better leaders guiding you on the Path of Allah
Than the Qur'an and the sacred Traditions.
Only Muhammad's hand and heart are able
To take care of the secrets' treasury (the human heart).
If your heart is filled by Ahmad's light,
Be assured that you are saved from the Fire.

قاید و سایق صراط‌الله
به ز قرآن مدان و به ز اخبار
جز به دست و دل محمد نیست
حل و عقد خزانهٔ اسرار
چون دلت بر ز نور احمد بود
به یقین دان که ایمنی از نار”

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

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