God quotes page 5
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
believe and I'm willing to die for it. Period.
Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.
Marksmanship's a gift of God, a talent - oh, you have to practice to make it perfect, but
shootin's 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.
Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to.
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.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
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
If you want to give God a good laugh, tell Him your plans.
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.
God created woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that moment - but many other
things ceased as well! Woman was God's second mistake.
Trust in God - but tie your camel tight.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful
beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,
who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You
are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening
about shrinking so that other people won't feel unsure around you. We were born to make
manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As
we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As
we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
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.
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
A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.
On whom God bestows an office, he provides brains to fill it.
"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!'"
The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as
contrary to reasonableness.
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.
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
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
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
Stop asking God to bless what you're doing. Find out what God's doing. It's already blessed.
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.
Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore
they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up
person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to
exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that
God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon.
G. K. Chesterton
I myself believe that the evidence for God lies primarily in inner personal experiences.
We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.
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.
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?
The gods favor the bold.