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  God sells knowledge for labor, honor for risk.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  God does not hide a liar.  
 -  African proverb, Swahili
  

  God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Though the devil is up early, God is up before him.  
 -  American proverb
  

  God made man upright, but man searched out many crooked devices.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There's no God like the throat, it accepts offerings every day.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Marrying for love is risky, but God smiles on it.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Since God could not be everywhere, he created mothers.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There are some gods that abandon men - they are the gods that know men.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  God did not make woman from man's head, that she should not rule over him; nor from his feet, that she should not be his slave; but from his side, that she should be near his heart.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God wanted to chastise man so he sent lawyers.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Trust in God but lock your car.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Your first wife is sent to you by God, the second by man, and the third by the devil.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God looks to clean hands, not to full ones.  
 -  English proverb
  

  The nations of the world wish to irritate the Lord, but they can't. What do they do? They vex Israel instead.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  There is one moral duty that moralists underrate almost criminally - the duty to enjoy God's world.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God gives to those who get up early.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God loves him who cares for the poor more than him who respects the wealthy.  
 -  Egyptian proverb
  

  God does not like the lying tongue.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Even the gods and immortals sometimes make mistakes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Danger past and God forgotten.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  God is the best of witnesses.  
 -  Lebanese proverb
  

  Do good and throw it in the Tigris and God will repay you in the desert.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  If you want to give God a good laugh, tell Him your plans.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Trust in God - but tie your camel tight.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  On whom God bestows an office, he provides brains to fill it.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Call on God, but row away from the rocks.  
 -  Indian proverb
  

  When God will punish, he will first take away the understanding.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Two in harmony are in God's company.  
 -  Argentinean proverb
  

  If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God speaks for the man who holds his peace.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  Heaven has many cracks through which God can see.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God helps those who help themselves.  
 -  English proverb
  

  He who steals in order to give to God can only get advice from the devil.  
 -  Nicaraguan proverb
  

  Who is pleased with little is not forgotten by God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God gives the cold according to the cloth.  
 -  French proverb
  

  God gives every bird his worm, but he doesn't throw it into the nest.  
 -  Swedish proverb
  

  If God does not grant you glory, be content with fame.  
 -  Brazilian proverb
  

  He's poor whom God hates.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  God is good but never dance in a small boat.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  God gives burdens also shoulders.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  God loves the poor and helps the rich.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Gods, devils and men are alike in actions and thoughts.  
 -  Tibetan proverb
  

  The charitable give out at the door and God puts in at the window.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Get down on your knees and thank God you are on your feet.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  If a man and his wife are deserving, God's presence is with them; if they are not deserving, fire consumes them.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Trust in God and put your shoulder to the wheel.  
 -  Polish proverb
  

  The devil is poor, he has no God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God preserve us from the pitchforks, for they make three holes.  
 -  Swiss proverb
  

  A secret between two is God's secret; a secret between three is known to all.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  It is God who cures, and the physician gets the money.  
 -  Chilean proverb
  

  No one makes contracts with God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God is not on our side because he hates idiots also.  
 -  A Fistful of Dollars, 1964
  

  To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  Success is man's God.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  The gods help them that help themselves.  
 -  Aesop
  

  I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.  
 -  Alan Hovhannes
  

  Believe me, religions are on the wrong track the moment they moralize and fulminate commandments. God is not needed to create guilt or to punish. Our fellow men suffice, aided by ourselves.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  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
  

  Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  God does not play dice with the universe.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  I want to know God's thoughts - the rest are mere details.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  When the solution is simple, God is answering.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  In feature films the director is God; in documentary films, God is the director.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Sabbath, n. 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
  

  Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.  
 -  Andre Gide
  

  God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.  
 -  Andre Gide
  

  I don't believe in God. My God is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.  
 -  Andrew Carnegie
  

  I've learned... that we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form, but with regard to their mode of life.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  The gods too are fond of a joke.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Serving God is doing good to man. But praying is thought an easier service and is therefore more generally chosen.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  A good wife lost, is God's gift lost.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.  
 -  Bil Keane
  

  Gray hair is God's graffiti.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.  
 -  Billy Graham
  

  I don't stand for the black man's side; I don't stand for the white man's side. I stand for God's side.  
 -  Bob Marley
  

  If God loves us all so much, how come he never makes rain taste minty? So everyone can have fresh breath.  
 -  Bob Odenkirk
  

  At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God is not looking for alms, God is looking for action.  
 -  Bono
  

  Stop asking God to bless what you're doing. Find out what God's doing. It's already blessed.  
 -  Bono
  

  I think that you should be proud of the body that God has given you. Take care of it by eating right and exercising, but be proud of it and of who you are.  
 -  Britney Spears
  

  It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Speak the truth, do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods.  
 -  Buddha
  

  God, please save me from your followers!  
 -  Bumper Sticker
  

  We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than He is of any other slacker.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  All that we call human history - money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery – is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  You can take away a man's gods, but only to give him others in return.  
 -  Carl Jung
  

  The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by God one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying... it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.  
 -  Carl Sagan
  

  A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.  
 -  Carl Sandburg
  

  For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  If you want to know where God is, ask a drunk.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  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
  

  There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder.  
 -  Charles Morgan
  

  Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.  
 -  Charlotte Bronte
  

  God made woman beautiful and foolish; beautiful, that man might love her; and foolish, that she might love him.  
 -  Cher
  

  I only answer to two people, myself and God.  
 -  Cher
  

  God said let there be light. Chuck Norris said, 'Say please.'  
 -  Chuck Norris jokes
  

  On the first day, God created the heavens and the earth, looked down, and then said, Holy shit, is that Chuck Norris?  
 -  Chuck Norris jokes
  

  To know the mighty works of God, to comprehend His wisdom and majesty and power; to appreciate, in degree, the wonderful workings of His laws, surely all this must be a pleasing and acceptable mode of worship to the Most High, to whom ignorance cannot be more grateful than knowledge.  
 -  Copernicus
  

  Whether you believe in God or not does not matter much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Buddhism does not accept a theory of God, or a creator. According to Buddhism, one's own actions are the creator, ultimately. Some people say that, from a certain angle, Buddhism is not a religion but rather a science of mind.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Even God doesn't propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Pray like it all depends on God, but work like it all depends on you.  
 -  Dave Ramsey
  

  What makes us human is that we think about the gods and they think about us.  
 -  Deepak Chopra
  

  I give great thanks to God that he has created a Dalai Lama. Do you really think, as some have argued, that God will be saying: You know, that guy, the Dalai Lama, is not bad. What a pity he's not a Christian? I don't think that is the case - because, you see, God is not a Christian.  
 -  Desmond Tutu
  

  You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.  
 -  Desmond Tutu
  

  Sometimes you want to whisper in God's ear, 'God, we know you are in charge, but why don't you make it slightly more obvious?'  
 -  Desmond Tutu
  

  We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.  
 -  Desmond Tutu
  

  God is life. God is life in action. The best way to say, 'I love you, God,' is to live your life doing your best.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  You were born with the right to be happy. You were born with the right to love, to enjoy and to share your love. You are alive, so take your life and enjoy it. Don't resist life passing through you, because that is God passing through you.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  You talk to God, you're religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic.  
 -  Doris Egan
  

  God's final message to his Creation: We apologize for the inconvenience.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  What is God? The eternal One Life underneath all the forms of life. What is love? To feel the presence of that One Life deep within yourself and within all creatures. To be it. Therefore, all love is the love of God.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

  There is nothing that God has judged good for us that He has not given us the means to accomplish, both in the natural and the moral world.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.  
 -  Elie Wiesel
  

  Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.  
 -  Elie Wiesel
  

  Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures, it is our gift to each other.  
 -  Elie Wiesel
  

  No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.  
 -  Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  

  He that will forget God, will also forget his benefactors.  
 -  Elizabeth I
  

  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
  

  Conscience is God's presence in man.  
 -  Emanuel Swedenborg
  

  Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to a humble and grateful mind.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  If any man be unhappy, let him remember that he is unhappy by reason of himself alone. For God hath made all men to enjoy felicity and constancy of good.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.  
 -  Epicurus
  

  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
  

  Man comes into the world financed by God, with all that he desires or requires already on his pathway. This supply is released through faith and the Spoken Word. 'If thou canst believe, all things are possible.'  
 -  Florence Scovel Shinn
  

  I do not believe in God. I believe in cashmere.  
 -  Fran Lebowitz
  

  Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  Nature is all the body of God we mortals will ever see.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  There are things about organized religion which I resent. Christ is revered as the Prince of Peace, but more blood has been shed in His name than any other figure in history. You show me one step forward in the name of religion and I'll show you a hundred retrogressions. Remember, they were men of God who destroyed the educational treasures at Alexandria, who perpetrated the Inquisition in Spain, who burned the witches at Salem.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  I believe in you and me. I'm like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life - in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  I'm not unmindful of a man's seeming need for faith; I'm for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniels. But to me religion is a deeply personal thing in which man and God go it alone together, without the witch doctor in the middle.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  When God created Republicans, he gave up on everything else.  
 -  Frank Zappa
  

  An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  God created woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that moment - but many other things ceased as well! Woman was God's second mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Beauty is a terrible and awful thing! It is terrible because it has not been fathomed, for God sets us nothing but riddles.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  If there were no God, there would be no atheists.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Odd, isn't it, that a thief and a vagabond should repent, when so many who are rich and secure remain hard and frivolous, and without fruit for God or man?  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Love beauty; it is the shadow of God on the universe.  
 -  Gabriela Mistral
  

  I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  Once there was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time is called the Dark Ages.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  And God said: 'Let there be Satan, so people don't blame everything on me. And let there be lawyers, so people don't blame everything on Satan.'  
 -  George Burns
  

  We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  If there's a God, I want to see Him. It's pointless to believe in something without proof, and Krishna consciousness and meditation are methods where you can actually obtain God perception. In that way you can see, hear and play with God. Perhaps this may sound weird, but God is really there next to you.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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
  

  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
  

  If the average man is made in God's image, then such a man as Beethoven or Aristotle is plainly superior to God.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods. If such a board actually exists it operates precisely like the board of a corporation that is losing money.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  If we assume that man actually does resemble God, then we are forced into the impossible theory that God is a coward, an idiot and a bounder.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Marksmanship Is a gift of God, a talent - oh, you have to practice to make it perfect, but shooting is different from playing the piano or the like. I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things.  
 -  Harper Lee
  

  If the blind put their hands in God's, they find their way more surely than those who see but have not faith or purpose.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  When God thought of 'Mother', he must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly - so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. One must take it. The only choice is how.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  What did you do with the time and talents i gave you? God's question.  
 -  Hillary Clinton
  

  Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

  If God didn't want us to eat in church, he would've made gluttony a sin.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  When I held that gun in my hand, I felt a surge of power. Like God must feel when he's holding a gun.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  God bless those pagans.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  If any man cannot feel the power of God when he looks upon the stars, then I doubt whether he is capable of any feeling at all.  
 -  Horace
  

  Love beauty; it is the shadow of God on the universe.  
 -  Gabriela Mistral
  

  I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  Once there was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time is called the Dark Ages.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  And God said: 'Let there be Satan, so people don't blame everything on me. And let there be lawyers, so people don't blame everything on Satan.'  
 -  George Burns
  

  We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  If there's a God, I want to see Him. It's pointless to believe in something without proof, and Krishna consciousness and meditation are methods where you can actually obtain God perception. In that way you can see, hear and play with God. Perhaps this may sound weird, but God is really there next to you.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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
  

  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
  

  If the average man is made in God's image, then such a man as Beethoven or Aristotle is plainly superior to God.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods. If such a board actually exists it operates precisely like the board of a corporation that is losing money.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  If we assume that man actually does resemble God, then we are forced into the impossible theory that God is a coward, an idiot and a bounder.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Marksmanship Is a gift of God, a talent - oh, you have to practice to make it perfect, but shooting is different from playing the piano or the like. I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things.  
 -  Harper Lee
  

  If the blind put their hands in God's, they find their way more surely than those who see but have not faith or purpose.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  When God thought of 'Mother', he must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly - so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. One must take it. The only choice is how.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  What did you do with the time and talents i gave you? God's question.  
 -  Hillary Clinton
  

  Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

  If God didn't want us to eat in church, he would've made gluttony a sin.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  When I held that gun in my hand, I felt a surge of power. Like God must feel when he's holding a gun.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  God bless those pagans.  
 -  Homer Simpson
  

  If any man cannot feel the power of God when he looks upon the stars, then I doubt whether he is capable of any feeling at all.  
 -  Horace
  

  Once, when a religionist denounced me in unmeasured terms, I sent him a card saying, 'I am sure you believe that I will go to hell when I die, and that once there I will suffer all the pains and tortures the sadistic ingenuity of your deity can devise and that this torture will continue forever. Isn't that enough for you? Do you have to call me bad names in addition?'  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  My feeling is, quite simply, that if there is a God, He has done such a bad job that he isn't worth discussing.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favour or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thought. An ignoble and bestial character, by the same process, is the result of the continued harbouring of grovelling thoughts.  
 -  James Allen
  

  If God would have wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.  
 -  Jay Leno
  

  I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love.  
 -  Jimmy Carter
  

  I'm jewish. I don't work out. If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.  
 -  Joan Rivers
  

  Thanks to God that he gave me stubbornness when I know I am right.  
 -  John Adams
  

  I don't need to go to church. I respect churches because of the sacredness that's been put on them over the years by people who do believe. But I think a lot of bad things have happened in the name of the church and in the name of Christ. Therefore I shy away from church, and as Donovan once said, 'I go to my own church in my own temple once a day.' We're all God. I'm not a god or the God, but we're all God and we're all potentially divine - and potentially evil. We all have everything within us and the Kingdom of Heaven is nigh and within us, and if you look hard enough you'll see it.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure, all sincere; nothing too much; nothing wanting.  
 -  John Locke
  

  God, or Life, is no respecter of persons. Life plays no favorites. Life, or God, seems to favor you when you align yourself with the principle of harmony, health, joy, and peace.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  The happiest man is he who brings forth the highest and the best in him. God is the highest and best in you. Express more of God's love, light, truth, and beauty, and you will become one of the happiest persons in the world today.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  And God said, 'Love your enemy,' and I obeyed Him and loved myself.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  Everyday people are straying away from the church and going back to God.  
 -  Lennie Bruce
  

  God sells us all things at the price of labor.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  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
  

  Instead of holding on to the Biblical view that we are made in the image of God, we come to realize that we are made in the image of the monkey.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  Everything that we think God has in his mind necessarily proceeds from our own mind; it is what we imagine to be in God's mind, and it is really difficult for human intelligence to guess at a divine intelligence. What we usually end up with by this sort of reasoning is to make God the color-sergeant of our army and to make Him as chauvinistic as ourselves.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  The Greeks have given us one of the most beautiful words of our language, the word enthusiasm - a God within.  
 -  Louis Pasteur
  

  The idea of God is a form of the idea of the infinite. As long as the mystery of the infinite weighs on human thought, temples will be erected for the worship of the infinite, whether God is called Brahma, Allah, Jehovah, or Jesus; and on the pavement of these temples, men will be seen kneeling, prostrated, annihilated by the thought of the infinite.  
 -  Louis Pasteur
  

  Science brings men nearer to God.  
 -  Louis Pasteur
  

  Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?  
 -  Ludwig von Beethoven
  

  I sometimes think the gods have united human beings by some mysterious principle, like the according notes of music. Or is it as Plato has supposed, that souls originally one have been divided, and each seeks the half it lost?  
 -  Lydia Maria Child
  

  He who would be friends with God must remain alone, or make the whole world his friend.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  God has no religion.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  To revile one another's religion, to make reckless statements, to utter untruth, to break the head of innocent men, to desecrate temples or mosques, is a denial of God.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends from time to time. We require drums to be beaten into our ears before we should wake from our trance and hear the warning and see that to lose oneself in all is the only way to find oneself.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  For those who are filled with the presence of God in them, to labor is to pray. Their life is one continuous prayer, or act of worship.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  God seems to be as cruel as he is merciful.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is good enough to talk of God while we are sitting here after a nice breakfast and looking forward to a nicer luncheon, but how am I to talk of God to the millions who have to go without two meals a day? To them God can only appear as bread and butter.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Hinduism is not an exclusive religion. In it, there is room for the worship of all the prophets of the world. It is not a missionary religion in the ordinary sense of the term. Hinduism tells everyone to worship God according to his own faith or dharma, and so it lives at peace with all religions.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The tendency of the Indian civilization is to elevate the moral being, that of the Western civilization is to propagate immorality. The latter is godless, the former is based on belief in God.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Rather than accepting that we are the loving beings that He created, we have arrogantly thought that we could create ourselves, and then create God. Because we are angry and judgmental, we have projected those characteristics onto Him. We have made up a God in our image. But God remains who He is and always has been: the energy, the thought of unconditional love.  
 -  Marianne Williamson
  

  God created war so that Americans would learn geography.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  In God We Trust. I don't believe it would sound any better if it were true.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the all divine nature which beams full of all goodness.  
 -  Martin Luther
  

  Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.  
 -  Mary H. Waldrip
  

  Trust in God and do something.  
 -  Mary Lyon
  

  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
  

  A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Lord, make me see thy glory in every place.  
 -  Michelangelo
  

  Look, Lord, I've done X amount of good stuff on earth. I have tried to follow your teachings and to pass them on. I have loved my family. I've been part of a community. And I have been, I think, fairly good to people. So, Heavenly Father, for all this, what is my reward? And what do you think God will say? He smiled. 'He'll say 'Reward? What reward? That's what you were supposed to do!''  
 -  Mitch Albom
  

  Respect the gods, without relying on their help.  
 -  Miyamoto Musashi
  

  God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?'  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I see God in every human being.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, would be to be a god.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  I know for certain that God does not make mistakes, but he does make miracles. I am one. You are too.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power.  
 -  Nikola Tesla
  

  We have forgotten one of the basic facts of life: When we were given dominion over this world, we were also given dominion over ourselves. We each plot our own map. God is not our navigator. It was never His intention to chart a course for each of us and thus place us all under His bondage. Instead, He bestowed on each each of us intellect and talent and vision to map our own way, to write our own Book of Life in any manner that we choose.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  Sooner or later all mankind will realize that the greatest cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrow and crimes of humanity rests solely in acts of love. Love is the greatest gift from God. It is the divine spark that everywhere produces and restores life.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  I don't pray really, because I don't want to bore God.  
 -  Orson Welles
  

  When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Being adored is a nuisance. Women treat us just as humanity treats its gods. They worship us and are always asking us to do something for them.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  The gods favor the bold.  
 -  Ovid
  

  If from infancy you treat children as gods they are liable in adulthood to act as devils.  
 -  P. D. James
  

  God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  You are protected. But if you don't take risks, God will retreat and become only a subject of philosophical speculation.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  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
  

  The day will come when we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, the human being will have discovered fire.  
 -  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  

  Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.  
 -  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  

  Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul.  
 -  Pythagoras
  

  Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  O Woman, you are not merely the handiwork of God, but also of men; these are ever endowing you with beauty from their own hearts... You are one-half woman and one-half dream.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  God respects me when I work, but he loves me when I sing.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches - because for the creator there is no poverty and no indifferent place.  
 -  Rainer Maria Rilke
  

  Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  The nearest each of us can come to God is by loving the truth.  
 -  Richard Buckminster Fuller
  

  When God made man she was practicing.  
 -  Rita Mae Brown
  

  Men don't get cellulite. God might just be a man.  
 -  Rita Rudner
  

  Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?  
 -  Rita Rudner
  

  To hate man and love God seems to be the sum of all creeds.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  I do not believe in forgiveness as it is preached by the church. We do not need the forgiveness of God, but of each other and of ourselves.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.  
 -  Robert Schuller
  

  Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.  
 -  Rumi
  

  God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.  
 -  Saint Augustine
  

  God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail.  
 -  Saint Augustine
  

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

  To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.  
 -  Saint Augustine
  

  It's a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn't consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.  
 -  Sam Levenson
  

  God is love - I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is!  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.  
 -  Seneca
  

  The fewer our wants the more we resemble the gods.  
 -  Socrates
  

  The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Reason is God's crowning gift to man.  
 -  Sophocles
  

  And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said he would have to wait till Thursday to be connected.  
 -  Spike Milligan
  

  All the brothers should always be intent on good works, for it is written: 'Always do something good so that the devil will find you occupied.' And again: 'Idleness is the enemy of the soul.' Therefore, the servants of God must always give themselves totally to prayer or to work some good.  
 -  St. Francis of Assisi
  

  I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.  
 -  St. Francis of Assisi
  

  So Einstein was wrong when he said, 'God does not play dice.' Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.  
 -  Steven Wright
  

  Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.  
 -  Tennessee Williams
  

  Nothing is more ancient than God, for He was never created; nothing more beautiful than the world, it is the work of that same God; nothing more active than thought, for it flies over the whole universe; nothing stronger than necessity, for all must submit to it.  
 -  Thales of Miletus
  

  It is said that God has created man in his own image. But it may be that humankind has created God in the image of humankind.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.  
 -  Thomas Aquinas
  

  Obedience unites us so closely to God that it in a way transforms us into Him, so that we have no other will but His. If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God.  
 -  Thomas Aquinas
  

  It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about Him.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that Love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  It is a defect of God's humor that he directs our hearts everywhere but to those who have a right to them.  
 -  Tom Stoppard
  

  Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  Dear God I know that I'm not perfect, I know sometimes I forget to pray, I know I have questioned my faith, I know I sometimes I loose my temper, But thank you for loving me unconditionally and giving me another day to start over again.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you're having relationship problems, confess to God not Facebook.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I told God protect me from my Enemies and I started losing Friends.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Love the people God gave you, because he will need them back one day.  
 -  Unknown
  

  7 Rules to be happy in life: 1) Never hate, 2) Don't worry, 3) Live simple 4) Expect a little, 5) Give a lot, 6) Always smile, 7) And keep in touch with GOD.  
 -  Unknown
  

  God give me strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience. Both are essential in life. All are God's blessings, have a great day.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you never thank God after every smile.... Then why do you blame him for every tear...?  
 -  Unknown
  

  God hears what is not spoken and understands what is not explained, for His love doesn't work in the lips or in the mind, but in the heart.  
 -  Unknown
  

  God has no Phone but I talk to him. He has no Facebook but he is still my friend. He does not have a twitter but I still follow him.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Being single does not mean no one wants you...it just means that God is busy writing your love story.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A normal person prays to God, 'Don't give me problems.' but a great person prays to God, 'Give me the power to face my problems.'  
 -  Unknown
  

  Happiness keeps you sweet, sorrows keep you human, life keeps you humble, success keeps you glowing, but only God keeps you going.  
 -  Unknown
  

  To love another person is to see the face of God.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Try to grasp the essence of what the great artists, the serious masters, say in their masterpieces, and you will again find God in them. One man has written or said it in a book, another in a painting.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  To believe in God for me is to feel that there is a God, not a dead one, or a stuffed one, but a living one, who with irresistible force urges us towards more loving.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  Why did God make women so beautiful and man with such a loving heart?  
 -  Walker Percy
  

  Get rid of the idea that God wants you to sacrifice yourself for others, and that you can secure his favor by doing so; God requires nothing of the kind. What he wants is that you should make the most of yourself, for yourself, and for others; and you can help others more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.  
 -  Wallace D. Wattles
  

  Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.  
 -  Will Smith
  

  Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us. It's very simple. This is what I believe and I'm willing to die for it. Period.  
 -  Will Smith
  

  God gave you a gift of 86.400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  I myself believe that the evidence for God lies primarily in inner personal experiences.  
 -  William James
  

  All our scientific and philosophic ideals are altars to unknown gods.  
 -  William James
  

  Mother is the word for God on the hearts and lips of all little children.  
 -  William Makepeace Thackeray
  

  War isn't declared in the name of God - it is a human affair entirely.  
 -  Woodrow Wilson
  

  God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God's mind - a pretty uncomfortable thought, particularly if you've just made a down payment on a house.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  To you, I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the loyal opposition.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  How to make God laugh: tell him your future plans.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  If only God would give me some clear sign. Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss Bank.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Everybody's an artist. Everybody's God. It's just that they're inhibited.  
 -  Yoko Ono
  

  If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.  
 -  Zig Ziglar