Monday, May 02, 2005

God Quotes

  ~Jean Paul Richter All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. ~Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, 1734 Perhaps history is a thing that would stop happening if God held His breath, or could be imagined as turning away to think of something else.  ~Herbert Butterfield, Christianity and History Apart from God every activity is merely a passing whiff of insignificance.  ~Alfred North Whitehead Why attack God?  He may be as miserable as we are.  ~Erik Satie There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."  ~C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, 1943 We need not join the mad rush to purchase an earthly fallout shelter.  God is our eternal fallout shelter.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.  Really.  ~Lenny Bruce, "Religions Inc.," in The Essential Lenny Bruce, ed. John Cohen, 1967 Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank.  ~Christina Rossetti Life is God's novel.  Let him write it.  ~Isaac Bashevis Singer You are not obliged to put on evening clothes to meet God.  ~Austin O'Malley When you knock, ask to see God - none of the servants.  ~Henry David Thoreau Your mind works very simply:  you are either trying to find out what are God's laws in order to follow them; or you are trying to outsmart Him.  ~Martin H. Fischer Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe in the God idea, not God himself.  ~Miguel de Unamuno Most people wish to serve God - but only in an advisory capacity.  ~Author Unknown I've been hiding from God, and I'm appalled to find how easy it is.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 The self-appointed spokesmen for God incline to shout; He, Himself, speaks only in whispers.  ~Martin H. Fischer A lot of people are willing to give God credit, but so few ever give Him cash.  ~Robert E. Harris, Laugh with the Circuit Rider It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that when we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation - of loneliness, of poverty and misery, the end of all things, or their extreme - then rises in our mind the thought of God.  ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh, 1937 To put one's trust in God is only a longer way of saying that one will chance it.  ~Samuel Butler, Note-Books So long as God reveals Himself, or doesn't, He is behaving like God.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 Don't look for God where He is needed most; if you didn't bring Him there, He isn't there.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands.  ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916 I say to mankind, Be not curious about God.  For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.  ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.  ~Malcolm Muggeridge We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors.  ~Malcolm de Chazal 'T is heaven alone that is given away, 'T is only God may be had for the asking;... ~James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848 We climb mountains because they are there, and worship God because He is not.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 How important the concept of God is, and how instead of valuing what has been given us, we with light hearts spurn it because of absurdities that have been attached to it.  ~Leo Tolstoy, Last Diaries, 1960 The young do not need God, and the old cannot find Him.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 Some people talk about finding God - as if He could get lost.  ~Author Unknown For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.  The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.... Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long?  ~Rebecca Harding Davis I do not believe in God, for that implies an effort of the will - I see God everywhere!  ~Jean Favre I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.  ~Voltaire "I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all," Teddy said.  "It was on a Sunday, I remember.  My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God.  I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean.  ~J.D. Salinger, "Teddy," 1954 God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.  ~Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest, 1886 Hunting God is a great adventure.  ~Marie DeFloris God is a verb, not a noun proper or improper.  ~R. Buckminster Fuller, No More Secondhand God, 1963 Those who turn to God for comfort may find comfort but I do not think they will find God.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere.  ~Timaeus of Locris Some people always sigh in thanking God.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning God, that dumping ground of our dreams.  ~Jean Rostand, Carnets d'un Biologiste, 1962 God - the John Doe of philosophy and religion.  ~Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927 When we lose God, it is not God who is lost.  ~Author Unknown Those who never rebelled against God or at some point in their lives shaken their fists in the face of heaven, have never encountered God at all.  ~Catherine Marshall, Christy, 1967 I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fled and didn't seem to matter.  ~Christopher Morley, Inward Ho!,


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