Quotes and Sayings about God



"I spent six years in Bible study because I needed to get grounded. People really need to spend time in the Bible getting to know the God they claim to love."
- Willie Aames
(Related: Love, Time, God, People, Bible, Study, Years)

"I'm cleaning toilets for $30 a day, because I needed that $30, and people are pointing at me, saying, Look at the big movie star. Look where he is now. I just said, I'm where God put me."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, People, Day, Now, Saying)

"God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it-but God is building this thing."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, Heart, Building, Children, Patience)

"God continues to work miracles in my life."
- Willie Aames
(Related: Life, Work, God, Miracles)

"There are things God does for me daily, and it throws me into brain lock, because I know in my heart I don't deserve that kind of grace. I don't deserve that break."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, Heart, Grace)

"We produce programs that honor God and impact our world."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, Honor, World)

"Pray for your mate. Ask God to soften your heart and show you ways to be a better spouse."
- Willie Aames
(Related: God, Heart)

"I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: God, Books, Free will, Sense, Surprises, Writers, Writing)

"I'm into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy. But the sexiest thing on a girl - when I see it I'm like, oh my God - is these little tight boxers. Don't get me wrong, g-strings are fine, but those cover a little, to where it's just enough."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: God, Wrong)

"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: God, Care, Mistakes, Relationships)

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: God)

"Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God."
- Henry Adams
(Related: God, Man, Trying)

"Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: God, Heart, Divinity, Effort, Lies, Man, Woman)

"Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers, who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: God, Goodness)

"Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, God, Laws, Service)

"If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised."
- Will Adams
(Related: War, God, Heart, Death, Cause, Countries)

"In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity."
- Konrad Adenauer
(Related: Intelligence, God, Fact, Man, Stupidity)

"A thick skin is a gift from God."
- Konrad Adenauer
(Related: God, Skin)

"God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: God, Soul, Goal, Cosmos, Man, Perfection, Stars)

"The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, God, Belief, Christian, World)

"I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family."
- Steven Adler
(Related: Family, God, Being, Support)

"The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Gods, Pleasure)

"Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Time, Gods, Pain)

"For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Gods, Man, Misfortune)

"God always strives together with those who strive."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God)

"He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Wisdom, God, Heart, Despair, Forget, Grace, Pain, Sleep, Will)

"God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Decency, Man, Mind)

"God loves to help him who strives to help himself."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Help)

"God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Man)

"To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Thoughts, Evil)

"A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Guilt)

"Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Haste, Man)

"When a man's willing and eager the god's join in."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Man)

"Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Gods, Pain)

"Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Death, Gods, Desire, Gifts)

"Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Life, God, Anarchy, Excellence, Lies, Praise)

"The gods help them that help themselves."
- Aesop
(Related: Gods, Help)

"God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you'll know I've lost all my money."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Money, God, Help)

"The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Work, God, Earth)

"Even God cannot change the past."
- Agathon
(Related: Change, God, Past)

"God doesn't believe in the easy way."
- James Agee
(Related: God)

"I returned to Jerusalem, and it is by virtue of Jerusalem that I have written all that God has put into my heart and into my pen."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: God, Heart, Virtue, Pen)

"After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Wisdom, God, Possessions)

"I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Money, God, People, Company, Hearing, Religious, Spiritual)

"People are worms, and even the God who created them is immensely bored with their antics."
- Ama Ata Aidoo
(Related: God, People)

"There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Art, Profanity, Respect)

"And I think that when I finally decided to let go and let God and allow that to happen, I became a lot more successful than I could have done if I had planned it all myself."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: God, Successful)

"I'm religious. I think this is something God had planned for me."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: God, Religious)

"In Italy the artist is a god. Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god."
- Josef Albers
(Related: God, Artist, Italy, Now)

"When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods."
- Leon Battista Alberti
(Related: Gods, Living)

"Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Men, Work, Father, God, Babies)

"Man thinks, God directs."
- Alcuin
(Related: God, Man)

"Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness."
- Alcuin
(Related: God, People, Madness, Saying, Voice)

"But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: God, Christ, May, Now, Rebellion, Repentance, Will)

"God is not glorified in any transaction upon earth so much as in the conversion of a sinner."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: God, Earth)

"The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god."
- Scott Alexander
(Related: Money, God)

"I am just a person who is human, down to earth enjoying life... whatever god blesses you with. Enjoying life for me is just normal."
- Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Related: Life, God, Earth)

"The most important thing is God's blessing and if you believe in God and you believe in yourself, you have nothing to worry about."
- Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Related: God, Nothing, Worry)

"What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny."
- William R. Alger
(Related: God, Peace, Victory, Destiny, Will)

"I do not believe in God, angels and the hereafter."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Related: God, Angels)

"We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: God, Life, Past, Will)

"Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"Nature is the art of God."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"We are losing each day an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: War, God, People, Country, Day, Losing)

"When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God."
- Charles L. Allen
(Related: God)

"The hardest people to reach with the love of God are not the bad people. They know they are bad. They have no defense. The hardest ones to win for God are the self-righteous people."
- Charles L. Allen
(Related: Love, God, People, Defense, Self)

"Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs."
- Fred Allen
(Related: God, Church, Stars)

"The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds and prays that God will bless him is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat."
- James Allen
(Related: God, Thoughts, Deeds, Harvest, Man, Will, Wrong)

"If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or your country with them."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Love, God, Burden, Children, Country)

"To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment, because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling; it requires that the speaker should expect a response."
- Roland Allen
(Related: God)

"If there is a God, the phrase that must disgust him is - holy war."
- Steve Allen
(Related: War, God, Disgust)

"If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans."
- Woody Allen
(Related: God, Want)

"If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank."
- Woody Allen
(Related: God, Name)

"Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday."
- Woody Allen
(Related: God)

"To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."
- Woody Allen
(Related: God, Opposition)

"As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on."
- Woody Allen
(Related: God)

"God gave us intestines for a reason. I'm not keen on surgery. It's too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: God, Extreme, Reason)

"God grants an easy death only to the just."
- Svetlana Alliluyeva
(Related: Death, God)

"Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me. I've been working there for several years, six weeks a year. You can go to work every night and play. It's a nice little club. It's just about the right size for me, about 150 people."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Work, People, Night, Play, Right, Years)

"Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: God, People, Feminism, Satisfaction)

"If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?"
- Aaron Allston
(Related: God)

"In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Government, Men, Women, Gods, Fact)

"Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: God, People, Americans, Will, Yesterday)

"God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: God, Hell, Will)

"Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Eternity, Nothing)

"Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Blessings, Christ, Participation)

"Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God's image."
- William Ames
(Related: Change, God, Man, Purity, Sin)

"The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Creation, Efficiency, May, Providence)

"The first act of religion, therefore, concerns those things which are communicated to us from God. The other concerns those things which we yield to God."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Religion, Act, First, Yield)

"The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Act, Pleasure, Will)

"The will of God is eternal because He does not begin to will what He did not will before, nor cease to will what He willed before."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Will)

"The will of God is single and totally one in Him."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Will)

"The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Church, Direction, Will)

"The attributes of God tell us what He is and who He is."
- William Ames
(Related: God)

"In the exercise of God's efficiency, the decree of God comes first. This manner of working is the most perfect of all and notably agrees with the divine nature."
- William Ames
(Related: Nature, God, Efficiency, Exercise, First)

"An idea in man is first impressed upon him and afterwards expressed in things, but in God it is only expressed, not impressed, because it does not come from anywhere else."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Idea, First, Man)

"Hearing the word is the devout receiving of the will of God."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Hearing, Will, Word)

"From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer."
- William Ames
(Related: Religion, Faith, Love, God, Hope, Act, Hearing, Prayer, Spiritual, Word)

"Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us."
- William Ames
(Related: Faith, God, Virtue, Faithfulness, May)

"Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things."
- William Ames
(Related: Nature, God)

"Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Soul, Body, First, Grace, Man, Obedience, Will)

"Therefore, the church is not absolutely necessary as an object of faith, not even for us today, for then Abraham and the other prophets would not have given assent to those things which were revealed to them from God without any intervening help of the church."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Faith, Church, Help, Today)

"This subsistence, or manner of being of God is his one essence so far as it has personal properties."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Being)

"If the greatest god is the stillness all the motions add up to, then we must ineluctably be included."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: God)

"They killed my character off and as God would have it, just when they told me I would never work again, I got cast in a little program called Roots, and as they would say, the rest is history."
- John Amos
(Related: History, Work, God, Character, Rest)

"Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock."
- Anaxagoras
(Related: God, Moon, Sun)

"May God permit us both to return to a free and independent Poland."
- Wladyslaw Anders
(Related: God, May)

"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Life, God, Man)

"In a certain sense, this guy - who is one of the most evil people in the book - he's not really that bad at running the show, because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's got the big picture in mind. He's like the Godfather."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Evil, Mind, Running, Sense)

"A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: God, Grace)

"He was a god, such as men might be, if men were gods."
- Maxwell Anderson
(Related: Men, God, Gods)

"You give us the pitching some of these clubs have and no one could touch us, but God has a way of not arranging that, because it's not as much fun."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: God, Fun)

"In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: God, Church, Building, Religious)

"God has made Canada one of those nations which cannot be conquered and cannot be destroyed, except by itself."
- Norman Angell
(Related: God, Canada, Nations)

"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: God, Creation)

"You know, I'm a Christian and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Faith, God, Purpose, Christian)

"And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, God, Country, First, Protection)

"I don't have a religion. I believe in a God. I don't know what it looks like but it's MY god. My own interpretation of the supernatural."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: God, Religion, Supernatural)

"I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: God, Fashion, Pain)

"You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a 'goddess circle'."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Girlfriends)

"God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: God, Strength, Fight, Surrender, Temptations)

"Thank God we're not like America: everyone wants to look like they're 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women. I think men revere older women."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Men, Women, God, Europe)

"I don't buy the tabloids, but you're surrounded by it all and people tell you things they've read. I'd be sitting on a train looking over someone's shoulder and thinking: That's familiar... oh my God, it's me."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: God, People)

"Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Intelligence, Men, God, Courage, Miracles)

"God is on everyone's side... and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Money, God)

"Every man thinks god is on his side."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: God, Man)

"Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Beauty, God, Doubt)

"With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: God, Devil)

"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: God, People, Distrust)

"I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: God, People, Distrust)

"I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Women, God, Maxim, Obedience, Old, Tyranny)

"From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us."
- David Antin
(Related: Gods, Entertainment, Language, May)

"It is possible to demonstrate God's existence, although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work of His more surely known to us."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Work, God, Existence)

"It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the cause of necessity in other things. And all people call this thing God."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God, People, Cause, Necessity)

"It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God, Man, Prayer, Will)

"How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Love, God, First, Harmony)

"The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God, Sin)

"That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God, Grace, Hell, May, Punishment, Saints)

"The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Art, God, Knowledge, Cause)

"Reason in man is rather like God in the world."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God, Man, Reason, World)

"God should not be called an individual substance, since the principal of individuation is matter."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God)

"Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God)

"Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King's daughter, I would have gone nevertheless."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: God, Daughter, Fathers, Mothers)

"Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: Love, God, English, France, Hatred, Nothing, Will)

"I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God's will."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: God, Sin, Will)

"If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: God, May)

"I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: Time, God, First, Help, Voice)

"Act, and God will act."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: God, Act, Will)

"With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)

"They think they have God Almighty by the toe."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: God)

"Man proposes, and God disposes."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: God, Man)

"Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?"
- Aristophanes
(Related: Gods, Argument, Proof)

"The gods too are fond of a joke."
- Aristotle
(Related: Gods)

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
- Aristotle
(Related: God, Solitude)

"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side."
- Aristotle
(Related: God, Religion, Gods, Appearance, Devotion, Treatment)

"Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Men, Gods)

"He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god."
- Aristotle
(Related: God, Society)

"I want to play trailer trash; I swear to God."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: God, Play, Want)

"Nothing that is really good and God-like dies."
- Ernst Moritz Arndt
(Related: God, Nothing)

"This truth is a remedy against spiritual pride, namely, that none should account himself better before God than others, though perhaps adorned with greater gifts, and endowments."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: God, Truth, Gifts, Pride, Spiritual)

"Consider then, O man! whether there can be anything more wretched and poor, more naked and miserable, than man when he dies, if he be not clothed with Christ's righteousness, and enriched in his God."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: God, Christ, Man, Poor, Righteousness)

"Whatever man uses without the fear of God, whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh, cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul, however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: God, Soul, Fear, Body, Man, May, Poison)

"Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion."
- Eberhard Arnold
(Related: God, Thought, Completion, Help, Mind)

"It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'"
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Death, Life, God, Thought, Friend, Dying, Old)

"They give themselves to God when the Devil will no longer have them."
- Sophie Arnould
(Related: God, Devil, Will)

"I'm Godless. I've had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: God)

"If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should have said, "God, why me?" about the good things that happened in my life."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life)

"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: God, Ignorance, Surrender, Today)

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Men, God, Compassion, Pity, Will)

"If God can work through me, he can work through anyone."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Work, God)

"I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Work, God)

"It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: God, Service)

"The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Wisdom, Love, Father, Son, God, Dignity, Eyes)

"God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Design, God, End)

"None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Nature, God)

"If God had not intended that Women shou'd use their Reason, He wou'd not have given them any, 'for He does nothing in vain.'"
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women, God, Nothing, Reason)

"Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: God, Past)

"They who are not induced to believe and live as they ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scriptures would stand out against any evidence whatever, even that of a messenger sent express from the other world."
- Francis Atterbury
(Related: God, World)

"May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that "faith" is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?"
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Faith, History, God, May, Race)

"God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: God)

"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: God)

"Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Beauty, God, May)

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Work, God)

"God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: God, Son, Earth, Sin, Suffering)

"God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: God, Evil)

"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: God)

"God is best known in not knowing him."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: God)

"To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: God, People)

"Hidden nature is secret God."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Nature, God)

"She saw the myriad gods, and beyond God his own ineffable eternity; she saw that there were ranges of life beyond our present life, ranges of mind beyond our present mind and above these she saw the splendors of the spirit."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Life, God, Gods, Eternity, Mind, Present, Spirit)

"For one thing there is the divinest, cleanest air to be breathed anywhere in God's world."
- Mary Austin
(Related: God, World)

"As we take our places in the General Assembly and at the Council meetings, let us begin all our work in the name of God, for the solution of all our problems is a spiritual one."
- Warren R. Austin
(Related: Work, God, Meetings, Name, Problems, Solution, Spiritual)

"The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: God, Feeling, Journey)

"We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: God, Surrender, Will)

"God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: Work, God, Charm, Reward, Sleep, Will)

"O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: God, Soul, Praise, Tongue)

"God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: God, Virtue, Wrong)

"We've got ballots flying around, being counted by hand, arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody."
- David Axelrod
(Related: God, Being, Flying)

"Godzilla's a monster for the '90s. He's been working out."
- Hank Azaria
"Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Nature, God, Glory, Night, Sky, Stars, Unity, Universe)

"We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation, with our capital... with God's creation. And we need to administer and work that very carefully."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Work, God, Creation, Harmony, Obligation)

"They're guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we've done that, been there, and we don't want to do that any more."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: God, Time, Want)

"Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul."
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Related: Music, God, Soul, Harmony, Honor)

"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Related: Music, God, Soul, End, Glory)

"Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence."
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Related: God, Music)

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, Solitude)

"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, Atheism, Philosophy)

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, First, Garden)

"But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Life, Men, God, Angels, Man, Theatre)

"God's first creature, which was light."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, First, Light)

"God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, Exercise, Grave, Intellect, Limits)

"God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God)

"'Thou shalt not get found out' is not one of God's commandments; and no man can be saved by trying to keep it."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: God, Man, Trying)

"I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Car, God, Driving)

"If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: God, Humor, First, Needs, Wishes)

"There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Work, Talent, God, Man)

"People see God every day, they just don't recognize him."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: God, People, Day)

"I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: God, Feet)

"Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Life, God, Thought, Thoughts, Act, Deeds, Heaven, Man, Mind)

"Art is man's nature; nature is God's art."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Art, Nature, God, Man)

"What men call accident is God's own part."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Men, God, Accident)

"First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Life, God, Chance, First, Giving)

"We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Love, God, People, Values, Boys, Chance, Drugs, Morals, Profanity, Respect, Will)

"A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Church, Morals, Politicians, President)

"It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, Bible, Spiritual, Talk, Television)

"So you can't lose serving God, and that all things work together for good."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Work, God)

"And God knows I needed to be forgiven. So I had to forgive everybody. And then God - as I read in the word, you're supposed to pray for your enemies. Try that one on."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, Enemies, Word)

"They've all been through bad things. So bad things happen to people. They happen to all the great men of God."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Men, God, People)

"When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where, God, where are you?"
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, First, Prison, Questioning)

"I feel like God has forgiven me of so much, that I will forgive everyone who has hurt us."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, Hurt, Will)

"When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who's a true believer, if you die, you know you're going to heaven to be with God."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Faith, God, Heaven)

"Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?"
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God, World)

"You can't fake it when you're alone with God, you know."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: God)

"God's forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Forgiveness, God, Adultery, Fault, Man, Responsibility)

"You can educate yourself right out of a relationship with God."
- Tammy Faye Bakker
(Related: God, Right)

"Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Victory, Will)

"Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Muslim, Eyes)

"God blesses him who helps his brother."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Brother)

"God helps those who fear Him."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Fear)

"He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Paradise, Will)

"He who prays five times a day is in the protection of God, and he who is protected by God cannot be harmed by anyone."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Day, Protection)

"If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, People, Blessings)

"There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Death, God, Harm, Patience, Profit, Sorrow, Will)

"There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Faith, God, Fear, Greatness, Contentment, Humility)

"When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Fear)

"Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: God, Thought, America, Animation, Children, Country, Disney, Mind)

"A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Humanity, Liberty, Respect)

"A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Boss, Earth, Heaven)

"The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Earth, First, Heaven, Theology, Tyranny, Will)

"He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Humanity, Liberty, Worship)

"This contradiction lies here: they wish God, and they wish humanity. They persist in connecting two terms which, once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Contradiction, Humanity, Lies)

"Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty - by ceasing to exist."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Liberty)

"My family was loving... they were very supportive and very affectionate, and basically I could do what I wanted, and basically it wasn't anything dangerous, thank God."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Family, God)

"God, I'd love to do a big commercial movie that made a lot of money and whose plot was interesting too."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Love, Money, God)

"In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better."
- George Balanchine
(Related: Men, Women, God, First, Woman)

"God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do."
- George Balanchine
(Related: God)

"Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: God, Truth, Idea, Goodness)

"I think it's really terrifying that a country based on the foundations and ideals of God, is now systematically removing God from everything. Everything!"
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: God, Country, Ideals, Now)

"I was always a God guy."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: God)

"The word of God - what does it say about what his place is going to be in the Kingdom? Think about it."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: God, Word)

"Forever may it remain that way. And may God bless these now-found souls."
- Robert D. Ballard
(Related: God, May, Now)

"Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Life, Argument, Practice, Preaching)

"To be sure, the response of faith to revelation, which God grants to the creature he chooses and moves with his love, occurs in such a way that it is truly the creature that provides the response, with its own nature and its natural powers of love."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Faith, Love, Nature, God)

"St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: God, Man, Philosophy)

"Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, Time, History, God, Possibility, Appearance, Man)

"If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world, this love has to be something that the world can recognize, in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, God, Being, Fact, Wishes, World)

"But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Death, Life, God, Being, Existence)

"The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas: that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation. In the trinitarian dogma God is one, good, true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love, and Love supposes the one, the other, and their unity."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, God, Christian, Trinity, Unity)

"Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: God, Clouds)

"Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible."
- George Bancroft
(Related: God, Dishonesty)

"God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning."
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: God, Respectability)

"I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You're trying to pack a lot in."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Women, Family, God, Trying, Want)

"What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?"
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: God, Fish, Law, Reason)

"The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way."
- William Barclay
(Related: Life, Men, God, Tragedy, World)

"When we believe that God is Father, we also believe that such a father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear. We may not understand life any better, but we will not resent life any longer."
- William Barclay
(Related: Life, Father, God, Cause, May, Will)

"God himself took this human flesh upon him."
- William Barclay
(Related: God)

"I am always saying, 'I don't believe in God; I believe in Al Pacino.' And that's true. If I ever get a phone call saying 'Would you like to work with Al Pacino?' I would go crazy."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Work, God, Saying)

"It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical."
- Clive Barker
(Related: Health, Dreams, Gods, Desire, Want, World)

"The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest."
- Albert Barnes
(Related: God, Soul, Bible, Desire, Information, Questions, Rest)

"It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God."
- Albert Barnes
(Related: God, Truth, Heart, Christian, Bible, Learning)

"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: God, December, Memory, Roses)

"That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Power, God, Sense, Will)

"If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry."
- Dave Barry
(Related: God, Cute)

"God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: God, Work, Body, Choice, Obvious)

"The Bible is not man's word about God, but God's word about man."
- John Barth
(Related: God, Bible, Man, Word)

"If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament, then what you really want to do is re-invent the world. God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist."
- John Barth
(Related: God, Temperament, Want, World)

"Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Grace, Laughter)

"Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Angels, Play)

"What God chooses for us children of men is always the best."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Men, God, Children)

"Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Religion, God, Possibility, Confidence)

"No one can be saved - in virtue of what he can do. Everyone can be saved - in virtue of what God can do."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Virtue)

"Man can certainly flee from God... but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Change, Love, God, Hate, Man)

"Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Religion, God, Teachers)

"It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Angels, May, Play)

"Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Faith, God, Ideology, Nothing)

"Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Guests, Promise, Wood)

"If they take their children to doctors, they believe they are putting their faith in man instead of in God."
- Bob Bartlett
(Related: Faith, God, Children, Doctors, Man)

"Conceit is God's gift to little men."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Men, God, Conceit)

"Who is the ideal reader? God only knows."
- John Barton
(Related: God)

"Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Success, Power, God, Victory)

"Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion. They were among the poorest Muslims in the world, yet they were sustained by their faith in God, and God alone."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Faith, Time, God, World)

"Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: God, Liberty, Property, Right)

"To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: God, Being, Existence, Harmony)

"Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else - an animal's incomplete compared to a person... and a person compared to God, who is complete only to be imaginary."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: God)

"The year goes wrong, and tares grow strong, Hope starves without a crumb; But God's time is our harvest time, And that is sure to come."
- Lewis J. Bates
(Related: Time, God, Hope, Harvest, Wrong)

"God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn't even need to exist."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: God, Being, Order)

"Even if it were proven that God didn't exist, Religion would still be Saintly and Divine."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Religion, God)

"The order of the world is always right - such is the judgment of God. For God has departed, but he has left his judgment behind, the way the Cheshire Cat left his grin."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: God, Judgment, Order, Right, World)

"But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Art, Science, God, Christianity, Children, Contrast, Freedom)

"You may know God, but not comprehend Him."
- Richard Baxter
(Related: God, May)

"All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
- Charles A. Beard
(Related: History, Power, God, Gods, First, Stars)

"I want to see the writers strike because the writers, god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: God, Hollywood, Want, Writers)

"The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Women)

"And I've come to the place where I believe that there's no way to solve these problems, these issues - there's nothing that we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace, unless we solve it through God, unless we solve it in being our highest self. And that's a pretty tall order."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: God, Peace, Being, Nothing, Order, Pretty, Problems, Self, Will)

"Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Time, God, Congress, President, Right)

"I'm not a God, I make mistakes."
- Boris Becker
(Related: God, Mistakes)

"Many are needed to plant and water what has been planted now that the faith has spread so far and there are so many people... No matter who plants or waters, God gives no harvest unless what is planted is the faith of Peter and unless he agrees to his teachings."
- Thomas Becket
(Related: Faith, God, People, Harvest, Now, Plants, Water)

"In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness."
- Samuel Beckett
"God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Forgiveness, Mother, God, Kisses)

"God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Man, Motives, Will)

"God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Life, Choice, Man, Will)

"God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Men, Nurses)

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Soul, Flowers)

"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Birds, Nothing)

"We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Tomorrow)

"We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Trials)

"The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Idea, American, Liberty, Man)

"Theology is a science of mind applied to God."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Science, God, Mind, Theology)

"The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Children)

"The dog is the god of frolic."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God)

"Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Life, God, Mirth, Wine)

"No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Friends, Today)

"I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Genius, Gods, Affliction, Man, Spiritual)

"Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: God, Music, Earth, Nothing)

"Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?"
- Ludwig van Beethoven
"Fear is a great motivator. Look at what 9-11 has accomplished - My god. It's slammed the economy, It's - I can't even begin to detail all it's actually done, other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon. It's stunned the entire nation."
- Art Bell
(Related: God, Fear, Detail, Economy, Nation)

"The grace of God is courtesy."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: God, Courtesy, Grace)

"An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Work, God)

"You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good."
- Hans Bender
(Related: God, Positive, Consciousness, Devil, Mind)

"Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: God, Children, Destiny, Parents, Responsibility)

"Our Christian conviction is that Christ is also the messiah of Israel. Certainly it is in the hands of God how and when the unification of Jews and Christians into the people of God will take place."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: God, People, Christian, Conviction, Israel, Will)

"It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Friend)

"What Bill O'Reilly says means nothing. What Stephen Bennett says means nothing. What God says means everything."
- Stephen Bennett
(Related: God, Nothing)

"The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God."
- Charles Bent
(Related: Life, God, Conformity, Desire, End, Prayer, Will)

"Prayer is not so much the means whereby God's will is bent to man's desires, as it is that whereby man's will is bent to God's desires."
- Charles Bent
(Related: God, Man, Prayer, Will)

"To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Wisdom, God, Devil, Light)

"But Charlie, Charlie, how can we ever really know anything? Charlie, what or who is God?"
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: God)

"The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget."
- John Berger
(Related: God, Burden, Forget, Memory, Order)

"Thank God for little miracles, right?"
- Michael Bergin
(Related: God, Miracles, Right)

"From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God."
- George Berkeley
(Related: God, Ideas, Act, Being, Existence, Mind, Reason)

"The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: God, Prayer)

"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June."
- Al Bernstein
(Related: God, Act, Being, June, Spring)

"I thank God for not making me a computer scientist."
- Daniel J. Bernstein
(Related: God, Computer)

"Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: God, Connection, Spirituality)

"Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Arguments, Class, Crowds, Hatred, Liberty, Nation, Passion)

"For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But there is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day, a respect that is given by the rest of the cast."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Being, Clothes, Day, End, First, Grace, Reason, Respect, Rest)

"It is a curious phenomena that God has made the hearts of the poor, rich and those of the rich, poor."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: God, Poor)

"If you love god, burn a church."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Love, God, Church)

"What shall befall me in the pursuance of this work, I refer to the disposal of Almighty God, whose glory is dearer to me, not only than my liberty, but than my life."
- John Biddle
(Related: Life, Work, God, Glory, Liberty)

"After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth."
- John Biddle
(Related: God, Truth, Knowledge, Opinion, Principles, Reason, Scripture, Spirit)

"Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: God, Conscience, Forgetfulness)

"Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: God, Fact, Sabbath, World)

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: War, God, Americans, Geography, Teaching)

"I know for certain of only one commandment, one obligation, that God imposes upon us, and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: God, Obligation)

"I do not know who there is among us that can claim to know God's purpose and God's intent."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: God, Purpose)

"It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash."
- Josh Billings
(Related: God, Growth, Old)

"Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors."
- Josh Billings
(Related: God, People, Neighbors)

"Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Love, God, Help, May, Smile)

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
- Larry Bird
(Related: God, Goals)

"A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: God, Events)

"Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead."
- Bjork
(Related: Nature, God, Church, America, Depression, Divorce, Europe)

"Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, but God to man doth speak in solitude."
- John Stuart Blackie
(Related: Men, God, Man, Solitude, Wit)

"Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts."
- John Stuart Blackie
(Related: Women, Gods, Tea, Water, Wine)

"No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God."
- William Blackstone
(Related: God, Law, Man)

"People always joke that "dog" spells "god" backwards. They should consider that it might be the higher power coming down to see just how well they do, what kind of people they are. The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Power, People, Animals, Right)

"God knows, I never want to hurt someone's feelings."
- Selma Blair
(Related: God, Feelings, Hurt, Want)

"That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians."
- William Blake
(Related: God, Benefits, Right, Will)

"Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too."
- William Blake
(Related: God, Love, Mercy, Pity)

"It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only."
- William Blake
(Related: Men, God, Angels, Holiness)

"It's an old trick now, God knows, but it works every time. At the very moment women start to expand their place in the world, scientific studies deliver compelling reasons for them to stay home."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Home, Women, Time, God, Now, Old, World)

"God calls us to care for our fellow man, especially the neediest. I feel that call to lift up the less fortunate; the call to improve our communities and our state. It drives me to serve Louisiana as governor."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: God, Care, Man, State)

"Any political party that undertakes to do it will, in God's name, be trampled, as it ought to be trampled, into the dust of condemnation, now and in the future."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: God, Future, Name, Now, Party, Will)

"I thought this must be what God looks like."
- George Blanda
(Related: God, Thought)

"For a Christian, Jesus is the unique and only way that God has fully revealed himself. For a Jew this cannot be."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: God, Christian)

"For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Religion, God, Deserted, Goodness, Marxism, Years)

"I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: God, Pain)

"I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly - a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God's creatures, the insane, were cared for kindly and properly."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Life, God, Desire)

"I quite agree with you. The sun is not kind. God should use a rose amber spot."
- Dewitt Bodeen
(Related: God, Sun)

"Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Men, Gods, Deed, Evil, Will)

"If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?"
- Boethius
(Related: God)

"My God... What are the headlines going to be like on Monday if the Yankees don't make the playoffs?"
- Wade Boggs
(Related: God)

"Einstein, stop telling God what to do!"
- Niels Bohr
(Related: God)

"If God wants to take my left arm, that's OK, as long as I can walk and play with my kids. I'm a lot improved. I was worse than this after the accident."
- Manute Bol
(Related: God, Accident, Kids, Play)

"God guided me to America and gave me a good job. But he also gave me a heart so I would look back."
- Manute Bol
(Related: God, Heart, America, Job)

"O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul."
- Anne Boleyn
(Related: God, Soul, Mercy)

"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."
- Richard Nelson Bolles
(Related: God, Nothing, Want)

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: God, Life, Talent, Hope, End)

"God created man, but I could do better."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: God, Man)

"If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Life, Religion, God, Sun)

"To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: God, Man)

"Both of my parents would say they were atheists, so where I inherited my connection to God I don't know. But it's natural. No Bible, no Torah, just the love religion."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Love, Religion, God, Bible, Connection, Parents)

"I took solace in my relationship with God who, along with my dog, was my best friend growing up."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: God, Friend, Growing up)

"My life is art. Its how I express God."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Life, Art, God)

"God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: God, Love, Truth, Envy, Hatred, Judges, Satan)

"A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: God, Existence)

"Let God's promises shine on your problems."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: God, Problems, Promises)

"Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: God)

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Trust, God, Future)

"We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: God, Responsibility, World)

"To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Love, Religion, God)

"Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Gods, Catastrophes, Despair, Spirits, Supernatural)

"If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success."
- Max Born
(Related: Success, God, Intellect, Order, World)

"The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as God and gods."
- Ludwig Borne
(Related: God, Gods, Difference, Liberty)

"Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime."
- George Borrow
(Related: Love, God, Country, Crime)

"Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man."
- David Bowie
(Related: Life, Gods, Light, Man, Mind, State, World)

"Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, 'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: God, Will)

"We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: God, Equality, Cause, Children, Country, Freedom, Justice, United)

"I can't believe we're in the middle of the fifth season, and if this is all there is, my God, it went fast."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: God)

"By my definition, prayer is consciously hanging out with God. Being with God in a deliberate way."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: God, Being, Prayer)

"However one might pray - in any verbal way or completely without words - is unimportant to God. What matters is the heart's intent."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: God, Heart, Words)

"If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments - we'd have the Ten Suggestions."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: God, Liberal)

"I knew that God put me on this earth to be on the radio."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: God, Earth)

"Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases."
- Anne Bradstreet
(Related: Men, God, Affliction)

"Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration."
- Johannes Brahms
(Related: God, Ideas, Eye, Mind, Right)

"I have withstood the power of convictions a long time; and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Power, God, Time, Fear)

"The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Wisdom, Father, God, Heart, Eye, Infinite, Pity, State)

"Once more, Never think that you can live to God by your own power or strength; but always look to and rely on him for assistance, yea, for all strength and grace."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Power, God, Strength, Grace)

"We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Time, God, Strength, Learning, Salvation)

"We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Design, God, Work, World)

"I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Design, God, Thought, May, Service, World)

"Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Business, God, Being, Desire, World)

"My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption; and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Change, God, Disorder)

"I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I."
- David Brainerd
(Related: God, Fear, Mercy)

"I am an old sinner; and if God had designed mercy for me, he would have called me home to himself before now."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Home, God, Mercy, Now, Old)

"If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Happiness, God, Hope, World)

"I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects."
- David Brainerd
(Related: God, Necessity, Self)

"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Work, God)

"Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: God, Work, Joy, Mystery)

"Sometimes, as a comedian, a line will come to you, that is so beautiful, so perfect, that you think: I did not create this line. This line belongs to all of us. Surely this is a line of God."
- Russell Brand
(Related: God, Will)

"When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it - right away."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: Nature, God, Fantasy, Right)

"God, I am afraid he won't give me his answer today. If only somebody would help me - it is all so terribly depressing."
- Eva Braun
(Related: God, Help, Today)

"When people see the budget, they're going to say, 'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense.'"
- John Breaux
(Related: Health, God, People, Care, Defense, Tax)

"You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: God, Sky, Storms)

"I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness."
- William Brewster
(Related: Change, Forgiveness, Discipline, Goal, Open, Words)

"God will not forgive us if we fail."
- Leonid I. Brezhnev
(Related: God, Will)

"I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!"
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: God, Being, Now, Thinking, Years)

"Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru' all creation."
- Robert Bridges
(Related: Wisdom, Beauty, God, Creation)

"Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine."
- Sergey Brin
(Related: God, Satan)

"God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle - or instruction."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: God, Death, Disease)

"Einstein was a man who could ask immensely simple questions. And what his work showed is that when the answers are simple too, then you can hear God thinking."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Work, God, Answers, Man, Questions, Thinking)

"Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Men, Success, God)

"Great writers are the saints for the godless."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Saints, Writers)

"Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Religion, Society, God, Being, Support)

"All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Gods, Being, Fortune)

"Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: God, Gifts)

"If I have any talent at all it's from God, and my mom, who was on Capitol Records also."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: God, Mom, Talent)

"Sometimes I thank God... for cheeseburgers."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: God)

"If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: God)

"A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Prayer)

"Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Life, God, Earth, Paradise, Man)

"No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Life, God, People, Greatness, Mankind)

"Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: God, End, Will)

"No man has come to true greatness who has not felt that his life belongs to his race, and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Life, God, Greatness, Man, Mankind, Race)

"God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf."
- Thomas Brooks
(Related: God, Heart, Dumb, Will)

"A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions."
- Thomas Brooks
(Related: God, Actions, End, Glory, Man, Will)

"Nobody talks about God as those who insist that there is no God."
- Heywood Broun
(Related: God)

"Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Power, Women, Gods, Spiritual, Today, World, Years)

"Jah is love, or God, whichever way you might accept it."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: God, Love)

"Do what you really want to do. That's why God put you on this earth."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: God, Earth, Want)

"You can take care of yourself, and God helps those who help themselves."
- James Brown
(Related: God, Care, Help)

"When God took it, he accepted it; when he brought it back, he accepted it. That's what's happening with me."
- James Brown
(Related: God)

"I just thank God for all of the blessings."
- James Brown
(Related: God, Blessings)

"Thank God for the journey."
- James Brown
(Related: God, Journey)

"I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God."
- James Brown
(Related: God, Job, Man, Prison, Thinking, Years)

"Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow - red, yellow, brown, black and white - and we're all precious in God's sight."
- Jesse Brown
(Related: God, Nation, Sight)

"A spirit is, like, your mother, my dad, who've made it. They can come around, but they come around in a loving way because they've already made it to God. Most people make it."
- Sylvia Browne
(Related: God, Dad, Mother, People, Spirit)

"All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Dreams, God, Gifts, Man, Shame)

"Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: God, Answers)

"Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Death, Love, God, Smiles, Tears)

"God is the perfect poet."
- Robert Browning
(Related: God)

"I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God."
- Robert Browning
(Related: God, End, Fight, Privacy, Want)

"If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Beauty, God)

"Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: God, People, Church, Day)

"I'll die young, but it's like kissing God."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: God, Kissing)

"I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: God)

"The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Faith, Money, God, Children, Parents, Right)

"The groves were God's first temples."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: God, First)

"I have long known that it is part of God's plan for me to spend a little time with each of the most stupid people on earth."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Time, People, God, Earth)

"God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings."
- Martin Buber
(Related: God, Quality, Being, Man)

"The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things."
- John Buchan
(Related: God, Years)

"Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God."
- John Buchan
(Related: God, Soul, Heart, Prayer)

"Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children."
- Patrick Buchanan
(Related: Children, Evolution, Parents, Right)

"The world is chaos. Nothingness is the yet-to-be-born god of the world."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: God, Chaos, Nothingness, World)

"There is also a perfection of degrees, by which a person performs all the commands of God, with the full exertion of all his powers, without the least defect. This is what the law of God requires, but what the saints cannot attain to in this life."
- Charles Buck
(Related: Life, God, Law, Perfection, Saints)

"Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god."
- Charles Buck
(Related: God, Kitchen)

"When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Men, Gods, Old, Will)

"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: God, Truth)

"Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Power, God, Expectation, Fact, Honor, Promises, Today, Will, World)

"Moreover, we are showing a dismaying tendency to recast God in Man's image."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: God, Man)

"If enough people openly engage in conduct once considered reprehensible, we rewrite the rule book and assume that God, as a good democrat, will go along."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: God, People, Will)

"I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Life, God, Journey, Right, Road)

"I believe that the whole human race is the family of God."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Family, God, Race)

"I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Nature, Animals, Birds, Environment)

"I believe that in this world it is impossible to understand God."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, World)

"I believe that God made this wonderful universe and all that exists."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Universe)

"I believe that God and reality are too big for my poor words."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Poor, Reality, Words)

"I believe in the freedom of God's sons and daughters."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Daughters, Freedom, Sons)

"All churches and all religions contain aspects of the truth, but only God is truth."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Truth, Churches)

"A Buddhist or a good atheist is as acceptable to God as a good Catholic."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Buddhist)

"It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle."
- Frederick Buechner
(Related: God, Existence, Man)

"In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints."
- Frederick Buechner
(Related: God, Flirtation, Saints, World)

"The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you."
- Frederick Buechner
(Related: God, Life, Grace, Party)

"Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Men, God, Nations, Risk)

"God made me an Indian."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: God)

"This depravation of our nature is nothing else but the blotting out of God's image in us."
- Heinrich Bullinger
(Related: Nature, God, Nothing)

"Thank God I'm an atheist."
- Luis Bunuel
(Related: God)

"God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed."
- Luis Bunuel
(Related: God, Country, Oppression)

"Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake."
- John Bunyan
(Related: God, Heart, Sleep, Words)

"We must return to nature and nature's god."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Nature, God)

"There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Power, God, Country, Man, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Unworthy, Will)

"What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: God, Man)

"The secret was to just be cool, stay in God's graces, and work it out."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Work, God)

"In other words, I'd say the whole story of Bob Dylan is one man's search for God. The turns and the steps he takes to find God are his business. I think he went to a study group at the Vineyard, and it created a lot of excitement."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: God, Business, Excitement, Man, Study, Words)

"If it is true that we have a personal relationship with God, then that's enough for me."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: God)

"At different times in my life I met God from a different point of view."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Life, God)

"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: God, Talent)

"The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them."
- George W. Bush
(Related: God, War, Fear, Conflict, Cruelty, Freedom, Justice)

"I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom."
- George W. Bush
(Related: God, Heart, Desire, Freedom)

"God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: God, Affection, Appetite, Passion, Senses)

"If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, People, Attention, Will, Wishes)

"God cannot alter the past, though historians can."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Historians, Past)

"God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Devil, Effort, Labor)

"Let every man be true and every god a liar."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Man)

"Man is God's highest present development. He is the latest thing in God."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Development, Man, Present)

"He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Life, God, Care, Will)

"God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Work)

"God as now generally conceived of is only the last witch."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Now)

"To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should ever know him at all. I know not which is more childish to deny him, or define him."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God)

"Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to whether God shall be called God or shall have some other name."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Fight, Name)

"An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Apology, Books)

"And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Gods, Past)

"Fundamentalists believe Jesus was God becoming man. I believe that Jesus was man becoming God."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Man)

"Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Consciousness, Devil, Force, Man, Possession, Spirits, Thinking, Will)

"The one thing that a fish can never find is water; and the one thing that man can never find is God."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Fish, Man, Water)

"God can only do for you what He can do through you."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God)

"My nephews all look at me differently now. Before, they couldn't relate to me, and now I'm like a god."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: God, Now)

"Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people."
- Lord Byron
(Related: God, People, Chaos, World)

"Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Love, God, Atoms, Body, Help, Man, Mind, Present)

"Actors have bodyguards and entourages not because anybody wants to hurt them - who would want to hurt an actor? - but because they want to get recognized. God forbid someone doesn't recognize them."
- James Caan
(Related: God, Actor, Actors, Hurt, Want)

"Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: God)

"The Japanese do not fear God. They only fear bombs."
- Jerome Cady
(Related: God, Fear, Bombs)

"God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: God, Day, Example, Fire, Holiness, Man)

"If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: God, Study)

"I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant."
- Tim Cahill
(Related: God, Opinion, Teenage, Writer, Writers, Years)

"That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt."
- Hall Caine
(Related: Religion, Life, God, Soul, Expression, Humanity, Protest, Suffering, Yearning)

"Even the most malignant gods would not continue to inflict life upon humanity, time without end."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Life, Time, Gods, End, Humanity)

"If there is a God, then he was particularly harsh to me."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: God)

"At 8, I made a pact with God."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: God)

"Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Rules, Talk)

"For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Misery, Will)

"God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Glory, Justice, Mercy, Merit, Punishment, Race, Salvation, Sin)

"God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Freedom, Ignorance, Mercy)

"However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Thoughts, Blessings, Infinite, Liberality, Will, Wishes)

"Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Man, Mind, Superstition, Will)

"No man is excluded from calling upon God, the gate of salvation is set open unto all men: neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in, save only our own unbelief."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Man, Open, Salvation, Unbelief)

"There is no work, however vile or sordid, that does not glisten before God."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Work)

"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Truth)

"I was being foolish. An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist. The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: God, Truth, Being)

"I was experiencing all the success the entertainment industry has to offer, but I knew there had to be something more. It was sort of through that God prepared me to hear about His great plan."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: Success, God, Entertainment)

"I came all this way for a reason. Today is the day of salvation. Trust Jesus to save you. Then be sincere as God knows a pretender."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: Trust, God, Day, Reason, Salvation, Today)

"The world is a living image of God."
- Tommaso Campanella
(Related: God, Living, World)

"I believe in God and immortality."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: God, Immortality)

"I go gladly to my wife and boy, and I leave this world at peace with every one in it and at peace with God."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Peace, Wife, God, World)

"I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal, and merciful and loving God. I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before him for what I am going to do."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Trust, God, Heart, Hope, Guilt, Infinite, Worship)

"God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: God, Thought, Metaphor)

"Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Computers, Gods, Mercy, Old, Rules)

"If America is too arrogant, too prideful to repent, it's not the kind of country that God wants it to be."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: God, America, Country)

"I think it goes back to the fact that the evangelical community often does not have a biblical vision of God."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: God, Vision, Community, Fact)

"But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Government, Marriage, God)

"My theology is such that the God who loves Israel and will not forsake Israel - which is why I want to see Israel have a secure nation with secure borders - also loves the Palestinians."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: God, Israel, Nation, Theology, Want, Will)

"We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible."
- Albert Camus
(Related: God)

"Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful."
- Albert Camus
(Related: God, Weight)

"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Life, God)

"The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Thought, Gods, Labor, Punishment, Reason, Weight)

"Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: God)

"I was seeking a real love, a real deal, and I have been seeking it for a lot of years. And in that seeking, I found that God's love is real."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Love, God, Years)

"God uses whoever he wants."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: God)

"God's love doesn't leave out Jews or Muslims or anyone."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Love, God)

"Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants. I appoint thee honorary Colonel."
- Karel Capek
(Related: God, Victory, Ants)

"It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something."
- Truman Capote
(Related: God, End, Want, Witchcraft)

"When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely."
- Truman Capote
(Related: God, Self)

"God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: God, Cause, Environment, Free will, Result)

"The priests say that God created our souls, and that just puts us under the control of another puppeteer. If God created our will, then he's responsible for every choice we make."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: God, Control, Choice, Will)

"From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us."
- George Carey
(Related: Life, Love, God, People, Christian, Honor, Justice, Vulnerability, Want, World)

"God loves us all, wants us all to share his kingdom, has a role for us all."
- George Carey
(Related: God)

"I think what Calvinism may offer us is that God's in charge of his world."
- George Carey
(Related: God, May, World)

"One day I promised God that if he would give me my voice back I would never smoke again. I got three octaves back after quitting."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: God, Day, Quitting, Voice)

"Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God."
- William Carey
(Related: God)

"The future is as bright as the promises of God."
- William Carey
(Related: God, Future, Promises)

"Fear not; and the God of mercies grant a full gale and a fair entry into His kingdom, which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar, that you find not the rub of death."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Death, God, Fear, May)

"And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty, remember the one and forget the other, and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Christ, Duty, Forget, Mercy, Merit, Sin)

"But He Himself hath sealed your sufferings, and their thus saying condemns God, and His sealing condemns them."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Saying)

"I come now to tell you for what I am brought here to die, and to give you an account of my faith, which I shall do as in the sight of the living God before whom I am shortly to stand."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Faith, Living, Now, Sight)

"I have been a man of great sins, but He has been a God of great mercies; and now, through His mercies, I have a conscience as sound and quiet as if I had never sinned."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Conscience, Man, Now, Quiet, Sound)

"Now for my own case, I bless the Lord that, for all that hath been said of me, my conscience doth not condemn me. I do not say I am free of sin, but I am at peace with God through a slain Mediator; and I believe that there is no salvation but only in Christ."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Peace, God, Christ, Conscience, Now, Salvation, Sin)

"It is long since I could have adventured on eternity, through God's mercy and Christ's merits; but death remained somewhat terrible, and that now is taken away; and now death is no more to me, but to cast myself into my husband's arms, and to lie down with Him."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Death, Lie, God, HusbChrist, Eternity, Mercy, Now)

"I have followed holiness, I have taught truth, and I have been most in the main things; not that I thought the things concerning our times little, but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God's great and public matters, till they were right in their conditions."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Truth, Thought, Purpose, Holiness, Public, Right)

"To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: God, Eyes, Open, Will)

"I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing; a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: God, Devil, Fact, Facts, Theory)

"Sometimes decisions get made and it ends up being God doing for you what you couldn't do for yourself."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: God, Being, Decisions)

"Cause I was such a novice and thank God that Sarah was as seasoned as she was because she was really a great leader in that regard in the sense that she would communicate really well with the crew."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: God, Leader, Cause, Sense)

"Yes, thanks to God... my life has a goal, much more important than my artistic activities, that is the struggle against Leukemia."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Life, God, Goal, Struggle)

"I was gladly cuffed, shackled, loaded into the caged bus and driven through the main gate of Bare Hill Correctional Facility for what I pray to God will be forever."
- Jack Carroll
(Related: God, Will)

"I'm unable to ignore the gift that God gave me, so I'm going to sing."
- Lisa Nicole Carson
(Related: God)

"Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Gods, First, Myths, Satisfaction, Silly, Woman)

"I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with."
- Angela Carter
(Related: God, Acting, Night)

"You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

"You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

"I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Women, God, Heart, Adultery, Lust, Will)

"I am inclined to believe that this is the land God gave to Cain."
- Jacques Cartier
(Related: God, Land)

"Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: God, Adversity, Heroes, Humanity, Sanity)

"We in the west are seen as godless, as greedy and as uncaring about the suffering of those in the developing world."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Suffering, World)

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Love, Nature, God, Will)

"Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Nature, God, Books, Reading, Voice)

"God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Nature, God, Character, Being, Nothing, Universe)

"I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Life, Time, God, Nothing, Now, Right)

"God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: God, Possibility, Punishment)

"I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Happiness, God, Censure, Mercy, Ruin, Vote)

"God, great principle of all minor principles, God, who is Himself without a principle, could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it, He required to know His own principle."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: God, Order, Principles)

"In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Time, God, Action, Injury, Respect, Worship, Wrong)

"Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation."
- Lewis Cass
(Related: God, Animals, Boredom, Creation, Day)

"I'm not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the church."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Religion, Experience, Faith, God, Church, Connection, Reason, Spiritual)

"Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke."
- Willa Cather
(Related: God, Women, Talent, Wonder)

"Thank God, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world."
- George Catlin
(Related: God, World)

"I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief."
- Nick Cave
(Related: God, Religion, Belief, Church)

"The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things."
- Richard Cecil
(Related: History, God, Bible, Will)

"God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction."
- Richard Cecil
(Related: Love, Experience, God, Hope, Christian, Affliction, Patience, Prayer)

"I wonder: when a Jehovah's Witness dies and goes to Heaven, does God hide behind the door and pretend He's not home?"
- Brian Celio
(Related: Home, God, Heaven)

"We leave as we came and, god willing, as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind."
- Eugene Cernan
(Related: God, Peace, Hope, Mankind)

"God bears with the wicked, but not forever."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: God)

"Man appoints, and God disappoints."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: God, Man)

"When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, God, Painting)

"You say a new era in art is preparing; you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, God, Rest, Will)

"The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way - the way God intended it to be - by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space."
- Roger B. Chaffee
(Related: God, Giving, Perspective, Space, World)

"When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Art, God, Man, Painting)

"I consider myself a religious person. God is something very personal with me and I don't flaunt religion in conversation with others."
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Religion, God, Conversation, Religious)

"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: God, Difficulties, Eyes)

"When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, "I can't.""
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: God, Question, Spirit)

"We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God, not to us."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: God, Enemy)

"You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: God, Earth, Will)

"Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Faith, Time, God, Character, Confidence, May)

"I do not know any way to explain why God's grace touches a man who seems unworthy of it."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: God, Grace, Man, Unworthy)

"The Communist vision is the vision of man without God."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: God, Vision, Man)

"The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: God, First)

"God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."
- Chanakya
(Related: God, Soul, Feelings, Temple, Idols, Present)

"I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: God, Boston)

"When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: God, Will)

"God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Intelligence, God, Truth, Error, Imperfection, Name)

"God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Life, God, Books, Past, Spiritual)

"The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: God, Life, Nature, Body, Communication, Heaven, Light, Mind)

"I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Peace, God, Conflict, Man)

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Man, Tides, Will, World)

"Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire."
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Tides, Will, World)

"I believe passionately that everyone has a particular God-given ability."
- Prince Charles
(Related: God, Ability)

"I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse."
- King Charles V
(Related: Men, Women, God)

"God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself."
- Pierre Charron
(Related: God, Nature, Deed, Man, Study, Word, World)

"And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: God, Act, Constitution, Judgment, Justice, Mankind, Military, Necessity)

"From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidents have invoked God's name in the performance of their official duties."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: God, Performance, Name, Washington)

"God save us from people who do the morally right thing. It's always the rest of us who get broken in half."
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Related: God, People, Rest, Right)

"We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: God, Waiting)

"Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"God's got something for me. I have faith it'll be OK."
- Chubby Checker
(Related: Faith, God)

"One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: God, Mistake)

"To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: God, Successful, Eye)

"This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Faith, God, Church, Christ, Doctrine, First, Will, Writing)

"In the first place, our faith ought to lay hold on Christ as God and man in that nature by which He has been made our neighbor, kinsman, and brother."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Faith, Nature, Brother, God, Christ, First, Man)

"For Christ, both God and man, must lay hold on us in order that there may be a union between Him and us."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: God, Christ, Man, May, Order)

"The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together, but that's it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Love, Sex, God, Help, Rest, Romantic)

"I only answer to two people, myself and God."
- Cher
(Related: God, People)

"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: God, Time, Children, Christmas)

"White... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: God, Absence)

"Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Gods, Want)

"Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Gods, Ritual, Will, Wine)

"Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Men, Wisdom, God, Man, Strangers, Talk)

"We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: God, Enemies, Friends)

"Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Love, Gods, Humanity)

"Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: God, Animals, Being, Disease, Man)

"If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Life, God, Man, Sunset, Woman)

"They would wake me up when I was sleeping, and say sing a song for our friends. I had a sweet voice, I had a nice little tenor voice. God knows what I sang, but my whole family would admire me."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Family, God, Friends, Song, Voice)

"But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Men, God, Consequences, Laws, Suffering)

"Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: God, Heart, Ideas, Beliefs, Consciousness, May, Mind, Spiritual, Thinking, Will)

"He who loves, never grows old. God it a shining example."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: God, Example, Old)

"If we call ourselves children of God, then others are also children of God."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: God, Children)

"Love is the only wealth that man absolutely needs. Love is the only wealth that God precisely is."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: Love, God, Wealth, Man, Needs)

"Whether you accept or reject it, God's Love for you is permanent."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: Love, God)

"He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Gods, Painting, Pleasure, Possessions)

"Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: God, Desire)

"In my book I specifically discussed the structural nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Nature, Religion, Ethics, Injustice)

"The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy of female power as a beneficent and independent power."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Power, Meaning, Symbol)

"Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Women, Work, Courage, Christian, Bravery, Respect, Years)

"Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device that has never meant that God is male?"
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: God)

"The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

"Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon, whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women's lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide with women's menstrual cycles."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Women, Moon, Symbol)

"In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Death, Religion, Life)

"If we do no mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery, then why should there be any objections to using female imagery and pronouns as well?"
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: God)

"After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Women, Research)

"At first the ancient images of the Goddess did not interest me."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: First, Interest)

"As surely as I am the living God, everyone will kneel before me, and everyone will confess that I am God."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: God, Living, Will)

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Trust, God)

"Every knee will bend before me, and every tongue shall give glory to God."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: God, Glory, Tongue, Will)

"For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Life, Son, God, World)

"Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in this world."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: God, Children, World)

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: God, Man, Word)

"I have continued systematically to study the Book of Mormon and Bible to understand even more deeply what God expects of me and my family while on this earth."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Family, God, Bible, Earth, Mormon, Study)

"I have healed the sick by the power of the God. I have spoken with the gift of tongues."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Power, God)

"As I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I have come to know through the power of the Spirit of God, that these books contain the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Power, God, Bible, Books, Christ, Mormon, Spirit)

"The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Happiness, Father, Son, God, Christ, Deep, Fact, Trying, Want)

"We never waste space saying, "On the one hand." We just state an opinion in a Godlike voice."
- Arthur Christiansen
(Related: Opinion, Saying, Space, State, Voice, Waste)

"There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: God, Free will, Man)

"A comprehended god is no god."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: God)

"I was just going at this career - boom, boom, boom! Then all of a sudden, at 38, Oh, my God - I forgot to get married!"
- Connie Chung
(Related: God, Career)

"There are moments when I can't believe I'm as old as I am. But I feel better physically than I did 10 years ago. I don't think, Oh God, I'm missing something."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: God, Moments, Old, Years)

"We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Men, Gods, Universe)

"Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: God, Nothing)

"Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Food, God, Soul, Body, World)

"We understand God by everything in ourselves that is fragmentary, incomplete, and inopportune."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: God)

"God - a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: God, Disease)

"A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Civilization, Gods)

"I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put, to let that out in a harmless way you know, and I don't know what it does to you, I don't really know."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: God, Talent, Opportunity)

"Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God, to whom I can with pleasure confide my own; he can save us, or destroy us; his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed, and all his designs will be Accomplished."
- Abraham Clark
(Related: God, Pleasure, Will)

"Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God, because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the existence of the air or wind, because we cannot see it."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Existence, Now, Wind)

"The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author, the Salvation of mankind for their end, and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Truth, End, Error, Mankind, New testament, Old, Salvation)

"This perfection is the restoration of man to the state of holiness from which he fell, by creating him anew in Christ Jesus, and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Christ, Holiness, Man, Perfection, State)

"To be filled with God is a great thing, to be filled with the fullness of God is still greater; to be filled with all the fullness of God is greatest of all."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God)

"The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Men, God, Bible, Holiness, Promises)

"As a revelation from God, they have stood the test of many ages; and as such maintained their ground against every species of enemy, and every mode of attack. Truth is mighty, and must prevail."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Truth, Enemy)

"Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons, as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it, because you are not named there."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Name, Word)

"If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God: his Spirit will say in your hearts, Well done, good and faithful servants."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Honor, Spirit, Will)

"If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles and followers of Jesus Christ, trusting not in man but in the living God, he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan, and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Work, God, Christ, Followers, Living, Man, Satan, Sin, Spirit, Will)

"It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Grace, Sin)

"Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Faith, Love, God, Christ, Laws, Obedience, Will)

"I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: God)

"It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - but to create him."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: God, May, Worship)

"My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people."
- John Henrik Clarke
(Related: Imagination, God, People, Spiritual)

"I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl."
- Kelly Clarkson
(Related: God, People, American, Cute, Hate, Reason)

"God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress."
- Kelly Clarkson
(Related: God, Stress, Will)

"We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings, with such mental qualities and powers, for the sole purpose of being used as beasts, or instruments of labour."
- Thomas Clarkson
(Related: God, Purpose, Being, Order)

"God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible."
- James Clavell
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, God, Nothing, Wonders)

"The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Purpose, Existence, Perspective, Proof, Study)

"Why is it any more reasonable to believe that God has always been than it is to say that matter has always been?"
- John Clayton
(Related: God)

"Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe in God through my studies in science, it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed faith and science as enemies."
- John Clayton
(Related: Faith, Science, God, Enemies, Parents, Students, Years)

"Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another."
- John Clayton
(Related: Time, God, Christian, Appreciation, Being, Buying, Giving, Thanksgiving, World)

"What is the origin of God?"
- John Clayton
(Related: God)

"Is it possible that the portrait of the divine Son of God is an exaggeration, at best, or a complete fabrication, at worst, of the original Jesus?"
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Son, Exaggeration)

"Almost every time I am in a lectureship on a college campus, young people will say, If there is a God and if he is a loving and merciful God, how do you explain the problems of suffering and death and all the tragedies that happen to people?"
- John Clayton
(Related: Death, Time, God, People, College, Problems, Suffering, Will)

"I believe any question that man can ask has a reasonable answer-at least an answer that is as consistent with God's existence as it is in opposition to God's existence."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Existence, Man, Opposition, Question)

"Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Positive, Fact, Grace, Man, Thanksgiving)

"All the gods are dead except the god of war."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: War, God, Gods)

"If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?"
- John Cleese
(Related: God, Animals)

"God was treated like this powerful, erratic, rather punitive father who has to be pacified and praised. You know, flattered."
- John Cleese
(Related: God, Father)

"For me, the great problem growing up in England was that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be, and it was damn close to an old man with a beard."
- John Cleese
(Related: God, England, Growing up, Man, Old)

"I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player."
- Roberto Clemente
(Related: God, Baseball)

"Had Cain been Scot, God would have changed his doom nor forced him wander, but confine him home."
- John Cleveland
(Related: Home, God)

"I played with Arthur Godfrey for about a year and a half."
- Patsy Cline
"Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us and what will be here a long time after we're gone."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Time, God, Humanity, Respect, Will)

"There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theater actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on."
- George Clooney
(Related: God, Actors, Film, Order, Reality, Theater)

"And almost every one, when age, Disease, or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like him."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: God, Age, Disease)

"Grace is given of god, but knowledge is bought in the market."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: God, Knowledge, Grace)

"When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair."
- Brian Clough
(Related: God)

"In particular, the emerging call from our nation's evangelicals to protect God's creation is substantial."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: God, Creation, Nation)

"If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That's it."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Love, God, Heart, Christian, Bible, Mind)

"God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?"
- Joe Cocker
(Related: God, Old, Singing, Years)

"Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what's known as infinity."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Gods, Infinity, Mystery)

"I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: God, Friendship, Lent, Mercy)

"God is a frequency. Stay tuned."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: God)

"Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: God)

"Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: God)

"The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Discipline, Decisions, Devotion)

"Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Denial, Possession, Right, Sin)

"Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Faithfulness)

"The man who seeks to please God is the man who people are pleased with. The man who seeks to please others won't satisfy anyone."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, People, Man)

"Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It's not your neighbor right or left - and it's not God or the devil - it's you."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Friend, Devil, Enemy, Now, Right)

"You seek the heights of manhood when you seek the depths of God."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God)

"What you believe about God has the greatest potential for good or harm in your life."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Life, God, Harm, Potential)

"God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Will)

"God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Negative, Positive)

"God is the Creator; Satan is the counterfeiter."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Satan)

"God will lead you into a deliverance where the means that delivers you will be those who would destroy you."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Will)

"God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Heart, Will)

"A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God's commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Hunger)

"Peace is the umpire for doing the will of God."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Peace, God, Umpire, Will)

"Have faith in God; God has faith in you."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Faith, God)

"Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Knowledge, Deception, Persecution, Temptation, Word)

"None know how often the hand of God is seen in a wilderness but them that rove it for a man's life."
- Thomas Cole
(Related: Life, God, Man, Wilderness)

"You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Knowledge, Gods, Open)

"Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue."
- Robin G. Collingwood
(Related: God)

"I feel so very grateful to have the voice God gave me. It takes a lot of rest and training to sing, and I was lucky that I found a great teacher when I first moved to New York."
- Judy Collins
(Related: God, First, Rest, Training, Voice)

"In our depths, I think we all feel very small in relation to the greater universe and God."
- Jessi Colter
(Related: God, Universe)

"Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: God, Law, Man)

"It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence - an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered - 'In the beginning, God.'"
- Arthur H. Compton
(Related: Intelligence, Faith, God, Truth, Beginning, Universe)

"Heaven means to be one with God."
- Confucius
(Related: God, Heaven)

"Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods."
- Confucius
(Related: Art, Truth, Anger, Gods, Yield)

"Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God."
- Sean Connery
(Related: God, Faith, Fear, Devil, Laughter)

"I don't believe in angels and I have trouble with the whole God thing. I don't want to say I don't believe in God, but I don't think I do. But I believe in people who do."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: God, People, Angels, Trouble, Want)

"It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he's telling them all different things."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: God, Christianity, Islam, Judaism)

"Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Gods, First)

"It's like real life: We don't get a preview of what's coming up, thank God, and we don't build our own character from what we're going to be informed with in the future."
- Frances Conroy
(Related: God, Character, Future)

"Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: God, Failure, Humanity, Spirit)

"The gods are watching, but idly, yawning."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Gods)

"An omnipotent God is the only being with no reason to lie."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: God, Lie, Being, Reason)

"One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: God, Needs)

"But I always seem to finish a book and then think, oh God, I've got to pay a tax bill, so I'd better write a novel, so I tend not to stop and learn word processing."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: God, Tax, Word)

"I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: God, Truth, Ideas, Judgment, Reason)

"It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Age, Success, Career)

"The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Work, Trouble)

"The Act of God designation on all insurance policies; which means, roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you."
- Alan Coren
(Related: God, Accidents, Act)

"I've always been spiritual but I've never had a proper context, and it took me awhile to find the proper context. It's hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want... and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: God, Now, Punk, Spiritual, Want)

"Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Nature, God, Cats, Culture, Internet, Talk)

"I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: God, Negative, Vision, Christian, Body, Focus, Light, Now)

"The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Marriage, Heart, Gods, Memories)

"There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Funny, Humor, God, Hope, Future, Sense)

"Gray hair is God's graffiti."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: God, Graffiti, Hair)

"If God drives a car, He'd drive a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham sedan with a claret-colored vinyl roof, with oxblood leather upholstery and an opera window."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: God, Car, Opera)

"Cloning is great. If God made the original, then making copies should be fine."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: God)

"God is what keeps us together after the love is gone."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Love, God)

"What if God exists except it turns out he doesn't really like people very much?"
- Doug Coupland
(Related: God, People)

"God the first garden made, and the first city Cain."
- Abraham Cowley
(Related: God, First, Garden)

"Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God."
- William Cowper
(Related: Nature, God, Cause, Effect, Name)

"God made the country, and man made the town."
- William Cowper
(Related: God, Country, Man)

"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm."
- William Cowper
(Related: God, Footsteps, Plants, Sea, Wonders)

"Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will."
- William Cowper
(Related: God, Heart, Compassion, Man, May, Will)

"Always a godmother, never a mother. That sucks. I've got to get me one of those little accessories."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Mother)

"They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: God, Thought, Woman)

"The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Age, God)

"When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?"
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: God, People, Ireland, Woman)

"What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: God)

"God made them as stubble to our swords."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: God)

"Put your trust in God; but be sure to keep your powder dry."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Trust, God)

"Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Faith, God)

"You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don't think there's anything man wasn't meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn't do."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: God, People, Man)

"I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this."
- David Crosby
(Related: God, Hope, Fun)

"The great unity which true science seeks is found only by beginning with our knowledge of God, and coming down from Him along the stream of causation to every fact and event that affects us."
- Howard Crosby
(Related: Science, God, Knowledge, Beginning, Fact, Unity)

"Man does not bring to God's altar the stuff of nature in itself, in its initial structure, but something he has made and molded out of nature for the nourishment and the inspiration of men."
- Wilford O. Cross
(Related: Men, Nature, God, Inspiration, Man)

"God as my witness, may He strike me down if this allegation is true."
- Paul Crouch
(Related: God, May)

"God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: God, America, Christ, Queen)

"To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Gods, Mankind)

"Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Wisdom, Men, God, Knowledge, Angels, Nothing, Participation)

"God and the politicians willing, the United States can declare peace upon the world, and win it."
- Ely Culbertson
(Related: Peace, God, Politicians, states, United, World)

"For God's sake build not your faith upon Tradition, 'tis as rotten as a rotten Post."
- Nicholas Culpeper
(Related: Faith, God, Post, Tradition)

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: God, Dream, Day, Infinite, Sky, Spirits, Trees)

"Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: People, Gods)

"I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: People, Gods)

"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance."
- John Philpot Curran
(Related: God, Liberty, Man, Vigilance)

"I'm actually an evil bastard in real life. Fark allows me to vent weirdness. Thank god for that, too."
- Drew Curtis
(Related: God, Life, Evil)

"Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God."
- Cyril Cusack
(Related: Religion, God, Discontent)

"I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability."
- Betty Cuthbert
(Related: Age, God, Ability)

"The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation."
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: God, Life, People, Inspiration, Purpose, Company, Desperation, Song, Songs)

"I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will."
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: Life, Love, Wisdom, God, Vision, Earth, Will)

"A lot of people think Christianity is about always being perfect. It's actually the opposite of that. It's realizing that we're all humans, and that's why God sent his Son to this earth - to save people."
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: God, Son, People, Christianity, Being, Earth)

"Well, I've never left my faith - but have I made a lot of mistakes? But was I fortunate that I was brought up in that Pentecostal church, where I heard about God's love and God's forgiveness."
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: Faith, Forgiveness, Love, God, Church, Mistakes)

"I am and always will be a sinner. But that's the beautiful thing about Jesus. I'll always try to be a better person in the eyes of God. But I'm not all of a sudden stepping up on a pedestal and saying I'm holier than thou, 'cause I'm not!"
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: God, Eyes, Saying, Will)

"We don't see the people who are doing real things getting enough props. We often see politicians who are everywhere but nowhere at the same goddamn time. You know the kind of person: You see them everywhere on television but nowhere in front of your face."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Time, People, Politicians, Television)

"Man, I just feel blessed... I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Faith, God, Celebrity, Lawyers, Man)

"Did they preach one thing and practice another, these men of God?"
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Men, God, Practice)

"I think Pete did have a hard time as a kid with his appearance. But don't all kids have a hard time? God, I had a hard time, too. I was little with bow legs and rickets. I used to get picked on like everybody used to get picked on."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Time, God, Appearance, Kids)

"'God's plan' is often a front for men's plans and a cover for inadequacy, ignorance, and evil."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Men, Evil, Ignorance)

"Why indeed must 'God' be a noun? Why not a verb - the most active and dynamic of all."
- Mary Daly
"It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God."
- Mary Daly
(Related: God, Potential)

"God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple."
- Jean Claude Van Damme
(Related: God, Temple, Body, Care, Duty)

"Yeah, I know I'm ugly... I said to a bartender, 'Make me a zombie.' He said 'God beat me to it.'"
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Ugly)

"I had been on the road for a long time and was not really getting anywhere. Bob Johnston, a friend of mine, had taken over Columbia in Nashville. He asked me if I wanted to come down. I did - thank God I did."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Time, God, Friend, Road)

"I just thank God I can make a living doing something I enjoy as much as I do playing music."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Music, God, Living)

"All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Faith, Men, Women, People, God, Americans, Dignity, Enemy, Liberty, Self, Will)

"Accusations are made directly to Rome about theologians from persons who are not theologians. Some of these accusations are anonymous. The local bishop should be the one to relate to theologians to determine orthodoxy."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Accusations, Rome)

"Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Cities, Earth, Global warming, Oceans, Prosperity, Utopia)

"Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when it identifies one of the last remaining islands of civilization as New Jersey."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Intelligence, Civilization, Audiences, Doubt, Fantasy, Islands)

"I prepared my intervention the night before I spoke. As it happened, there were about 44 cardinals who wished to speak but could not because there was not enough time. I was one of the last to speak."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Time, Night)

"Our theology is still in a time of crisis, and I think this will last for some years more."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Time, Crisis, Theology, Will, Years)

"Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Faith, Conformity, Example, Philosophy, Rome)

"The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention should be done with a sense of the possibility of going too far in limiting the freedom of theologians. This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Time, Possibility, Freedom, Rome, Sense)

"The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Boston, College, Disaster, June, Murder, Sense, Victims, Word)

"There is a very well-defined procedure that allows the Vatican to raise issues with a particular theologian about something that does not appear in conformity with the Catholic faith. It is not always easy to make this determination."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Faith, Determination, Conformity)

"When someone is HIV-positive and his partner says, I want to have sexual relations with you, he doesn't have to do that. But when he does, he has to use a condom."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Want)

"At synods, I usually wait about a week before I speak. First I listen. I feel the temperature. I listen to what has been said, what has not been said, and what I think needs to be said at that point."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: First, Needs)

"Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution - a chaotic revolution - with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Discipline, Revolution, Now, Philosophy, Theology)

"I can say, Christ has been my only object; thank God, my righteousness too... Hold fast to Christ."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Christ, Righteousness)

"Among the children of God, it was they who were most able to rightly divide the word of truth."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Truth, Children, Word)

"I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations, and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Care, Desire, Duty, Teachers, Word)

"God is sufficient in all ages for His church."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church)

"The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God's church."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Character, Church, Question)

"This truth of the gathering together of God's children is in Scripture seen realised in various localities, and in each central locality the Christians resident therein composed but one body: Scripture is perfectly clear on that head."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Truth, Children, Scripture)

"I had always owned them to be the Word of God... the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical picture of the early church; which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state; though still, as ever beloved by God."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Contrast, Present, Reading, State, Word)

"I know that those who esteem these little organised associations to be the churches of God, see nothing but mere meetings of men in every other gathering of God's children."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Men, God, Children, Churches, Meetings, Nothing)

"It is the desire of our hearts, and as we believe God's will under this dispensation, that all the children of God should be gathered together as such, and, consequently, as not of the world."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Children, Desire, Will, World)

"Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Children, Nation, Nationalism, Novelty, Old, Words)

"Some respected and beloved brethren insist that the forming and organising of churches is, according to God's will, the only means of finding blessing in the midst of that confusion which is acknowledged to exist."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Churches, Confusion, Will)

"Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That's the truth. And on that note, I'll say goodnight. God love you."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Love, God, Truth, Fool, Insecurity)

"Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living."
- Alvin Dark
(Related: God, Baseball, Chicago, Living, Privilege)

"A fellow has to have faith in God above and Rollie Fingers in the bullpen."
- Alvin Dark
(Related: Faith, God)

"I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: God, Mother)

"In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: God, Men, Belief, Fact, Immortality, Reason, Support)

"I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: God, Intention, Living)

"Inspiration is God making contact with itself."
- Ram Dass
(Related: God, Inspiration)

"Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because they only take a few hours to complete, which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor."
- Thayer David
(Related: Actor, Jobs, Pretty)

"Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Diet, Work, God, People, Books, Nothing, Reading)

"Sex is God's joke on human beings."
- Bette Davis
(Related: God, Sex)

"I'm the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived."
- Bette Davis
"We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Time, God, People, Entertainment, Help, Office, Will, Woman)

"Most women seem to be required to pit themselves against men in dramatic situations, and the men got to pit themselves against ideas or God."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Men, Women, God, Ideas)

"I'm not really much of a shopper. I have to say that I'd definitely prefer good sex. What makes good sex? Oh my god. I think you need to feel free and you have to really trust the other person. And you have to have that strange, mysterious chemical connection."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Trust, Sex, God, Connection)

"I probably believe in God in a non-denominational way."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: God)

"Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word."
- Mac Davis
(Related: God, End, Pretty, Quiet, Song, Word)

"I went to Concord, a young woman from the backwoods, firm in belief that Emerson was the first of living men. He was the modern Moses who had talked with God apart and could interpret Him to us."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: God, Men, Belief, First, Living, Woman)

"North and South were equally confident that God was on their side, and appealed incessantly to Him."
- Rebecca Harding Davis
(Related: God)

"A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Religion, God, Physics, Theory, Universe)

"God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: God, Power, Survival, Culture, Environment, Value)

"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
(Related: God, Gods)

"Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Faith, Death, God, Earth, Philosophy)

"It is easier to have faith that God will support each House of Hospitality and Farming Commune and supply our needs in the way of food and money to pay bills, than it is to keep a strong, hearty, living faith in each individual around us - to see Christ in him."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Faith, Food, Money, God, Christ, Hospitality, Living, Needs, Support, Will)

"Like 84% of Canadians, I believe in God."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: God)

"As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God's design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: God, Design, Choices, Opinions, Respect)

"Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: God, Canada, Law, Principles)

"From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people."
- Howard Dean
(Related: God, Thought, People, Gay, Homosexuality, Religious, Sin)

"God is bigger than people think."
- Jimmy Dean
(Related: God, People)

"God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear."
- Ruby Dee
(Related: God, Fear, Will)

"In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: God, Beginning, Light, Nothing)

"Were there no women, men might live like gods."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Men, Women, Gods)

"You believe in God, then you don't believe anymore and when you have a big problem, you pray anyway."
- Alain Delon
(Related: God)

"I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie, eight when I first experienced Bergman. I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen."
- Julie Delpy
(Related: First, Old, Years)

"Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai... but he has never improved on God's law."
- Cecil B. DeMille
(Related: God, Law, Laws, Man)

"It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new."
- Democritus
"Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly."
- Democritus
(Related: Men, Gods, Blindness, Folly, Gifts, Now, Old)

"No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Gods, Friends, Help, Man, Right)

"What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Love, God, Truth, Justice)

"I'm not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: God, Movies, Action)

"You and I are but specks of that rhythmic urge which is Brahma, which is Allah, which is God."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: God)

"For those who believe in God the matter is simpler still and clearly than anything else: because those who believe in God believe that God is the Creator of the whole Universe and there is nothing that does not come from Him."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: God, Nothing, Universe)

"The existence of a single atheist does not disprove the existence of God."
- William F. DeVault
(Related: God, Existence)

"I do not belong to any religion. Everything is between God and myself."
- Indra Devi
(Related: God, Religion)

"So, you pick this stuff here and this stuff there and then you see things in certain ways and you start visualizing and thank God I get the chance to do this. It's really the greatest thing in the whole wide world."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: God, Chance, World)

"The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do."
- Richard M. DeVos
(Related: God, Earth)

"They're talking about a movie I don't want to hold to that because in this business you can talk about things for years before they get done - god knows if the financing would happen."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Business, God, Talk, Talking, Want, Years)

"Hey bands, you're all welcome to fly me to some exotic location and I'll record you there, Y'know that right? You don't have to come to this God forsaken place. Hope I can visit you all in Australia one of these days that would be hot! We'll talk again soon."
- Jim Diamond
(Related: God, Hope, Right, Talk, Visit)

"I believed in God my whole life."
- Andy Dick
(Related: Life, God)

"I have a spiritual advisor I call up, when I just feel lost. Lately, I've been talking to God. I developed this dialogue in rehab, this dialogue with God, and every day I talk to God."
- Andy Dick
(Related: God, Day, Spiritual, Talk, Talking)

"You cannot be this successful without having God on your side."
- Andy Dick
(Related: God, Successful)

"They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: God)

"The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and very little of his children."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: God, Father, Apples, Children)

"It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: God, Mistake)

"If you want me to believe in God, you must make me touch him."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: God, Want)

"I haven't had that many weird encounters with fans, thank God."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: God, Fans)

"God forbid you be an ugly girl, 'course too pretty is also your doom, 'cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: God, Hatred, Pretty, Ugly)

"Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?""
- Annie Dillard
(Related: God, Hell, Sin)

"God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: God, Road, World)

"I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be."
- Diogenes
(Related: Gods)

"It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little."
- Diogenes
(Related: Men, Gods, Nothing, Privilege, Want)

"On her son Rene: Oh my God, when he's 20 years old what's going to happen to me? I'm gonna marry him."
- Celine Dion
(Related: God, Son, Old, Years)

"God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: God, Mathematics, World)

"Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: God, Appetite, Hair, Worry)

"If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: God, Man, Play, Soccer)

"God has called us to be His representatives in our nation and in our world. Select candidates who represent your views and work for their election."
- James Dobson
(Related: Work, God, Nation, World)

"If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie?"
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: God)

"Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: God, Abundance, Parents, Patience)

"Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: God, Career, Tomorrow)

"When we had been married five years, we had six children. What, in God's name, was wrong with me?"
- Phil Donahue
(Related: God, Children, Name, Wrong, Years)

"He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God."
- John Donne
(Related: God, Soul, Eyes, Man)

"God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice."
- John Donne
(Related: God, Age, War, Justice, Sickness)

"For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love."
- John Donne
(Related: Love, God, Tongue)

"I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching Brando as God and his son was Jesus. I literally had people saying my blood would run in the streets for doing that."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Life, Son, God, People, Blood, Saying)

"It takes time and energy, and if I'm working, then I'd rather flop in front of the telly than put on a tiny dress and work out how to get myself to God knows where. I mean, lazy some would call it."
- Daisy Donovan
(Related: Time, Work, God, Dress, Energy)

"Domestic goddesses have infiltrated everybody's lives and raised the bar way too high."
- Daisy Donovan
"If there is no God, everything is permitted."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: God)

"To love someone means to see him as God intended him."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Love, God)

"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Beauty, God, Heart, Devil, Fighting, Man)

"Whatever God would want me to do... love each other and help others. I want to add, not take away."
- Donna Douglas
(Related: Love, God, Help, Want)

"God only knows what else is on the web about me."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: God)

"It is only partly true that religion does more harm than good in society. The community makes God into the image it wants, vengeful, or milky sweet, or scrupulously just, and so on."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Religion, Society, God, Community, Harm)

"One and God make a majority."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: God, Majority)

"I loved to read, but I always thought that the dream was too far away. The person who had written the book was a god, it wasn't a person."
- Rita Dove
(Related: God, Thought, Dream)

"We're nondenominational. I come from Northern Ireland, and we've had religious wars for years. I didn't want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God. So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show."
- Roma Downey
(Related: God, Illusion, Ireland, Religious, Spiritual, Want, Years)

"I swear to God, I would marry the first person who asked me, just because it seems so completely impossible that anyone would ask."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: God, First)

"The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion."
- Albrecht Druer
(Related: God, Artist, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"God never made His work for man to mend."
- John Dryden
(Related: Work, God, Man)

"I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: God, Idea, Respect, World)

"God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy, a Presence. I do find it easier to pray to a female Presence or an androgynous Presence."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Experience, God, Energy)

"If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Life, Men, God)

"God bless McNally, it's got some fantastic stuff in it, but it's no easy task to make a movie out of."
- Faye Dunaway
(Related: God)

"All love is lost but upon God alone."
- William Dunbar
(Related: Love, God)

"To God be humble, to thy friend be kind, and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow; His chance tonight, it maybe thine tomorrow."
- William Dunbar
(Related: God, Friend, Chance, Neighbors, Tomorrow)

"I'm not God - but I am something similar."
- Roberto Duran
(Related: God)

"Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: God, Alcohol, Comfort, Destiny, Folly, Man)

"Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: God, Talent)

"God watches over drunks and third baseman."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: God)

"I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: God, Man)

"How did sex come to be thought of as dirty in the first place? God must have been a Republican."
- Will Durst
(Related: God, Sex, Thought, First, Republican)

"The cultural contrast I saw between religions... Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever. Protestants in general say things to God directly."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: God, Contrast, Saints)

"There was nothing wrong with shouting at God."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: God, Nothing, Wrong)

"God does guide the lives of individuals and does fill them with the Holy Ghost."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: God)

"There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: God, Heart, Listening, Rules)

"You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?"
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: God, Life, Purpose, Meaning, Mind)

"Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: Life, Technology, Mother, God, Gifts)

"Me, I'm spiritually retarded, I need to be knee deep in water with a fly rod in my hands, that's about as close to God as I get."
- Steve Earle
(Related: God, Deep, Water)

"He sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day, since to him all days are God's."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: God, Day)

"Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect, as conscious of their divinity."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Men, God, Divinity, Sons)

"Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: God, Free will, Man, Play, Theology)

"The problem with being sure that God is on your side is that you can't change your mind, because God sure isn't going to change His."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Change, God, Being, Mind)

"I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn't get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: God, Job, Nothing, Years)

"To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God)

"You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Love, Compassion, Goodness, May, Name)

"The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, People, Knowledge)

"Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Man)

"We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Father, Eternity, Lies)

"The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Eye)

"All God wants of man is a peaceful heart."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Heart, Man)

"Every creature is a word of God."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Word)

"God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Home)

"If God gave the soul his whole creation she would not be filled thereby but only with himself."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Soul, Creation)

"One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Life, God, Books)

"God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Being)

"Bud Johnson, God rest his soul of fame, a tenor saxophonist. Bud was always a big, big, big booster of mine and he always when I first met Bud in Pittsburgh when he came through there, he heard me sing and he wanted me to come to Chicago."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: God, Soul, Chicago, Fame, First, Rest)

"When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Men, God)

"If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Science, God, Truth, Christianity, Accident, Law)

"Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor."
- Anthony Edwards
(Related: Hope, Flying, Want, Yesterday)

"Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: God, Resolution, Will)

"Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Friendship, God, Heart, Being, Desire, Prayer)

"The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Happiness, God)

"To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: God, Heaven)

"Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: God, Arguments, Facts)

"One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches, is this: do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Work, God)

"We shall meet again. I have believed in God. I obeyed the laws of war and was loyal to my flag."
- Adolf Eichmann
(Related: War, God, Laws)

"Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Morality, Importance)

"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Power, Idea, Conviction, Deep, Universe)

"God always takes the simplest way."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God)

"God does not play dice."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Play)

"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God)

"I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Gods, Thoughts, Rest, Want)

"God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, May)

"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Creation, Reflection)

"I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, World)

"I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Evil, Theology)

"When the solution is simple, God is answering."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Solution)

"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Care, Intellect, Personality)

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Gods, Laughter)

"There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart."
- Alfred Einstein
(Related: Men, God, Soul, Being, Body, Struggle)

"God knows how many things a man misses by becoming smug and assuming that matters will take their own course."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: God, Man, Will)

"I always said God was against art and I still believe it."
- Edward Elgar
(Related: Art, God)

"The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory."
- George Eliot
(Related: God, Action, Choice, May, Memory, Race, Sons)

"We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves."
- George Eliot
(Related: God, Mercy)