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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

Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.
Thomas Jefferson

It takes the power of God to love someone who's unlovely. And let's face it - some people
are married to a spouse that's unlovely. They're harsh, they're mean, cruel, they're self-
centered and to love that person is not natural. What's natural is to stay away from that
person or to wish them ill. But with the love of God being poured out of our hearts by the
Holy Spirit the Bible says, we can love a spouse who is unlovely. Because God loved us when
we were unlovely. And when you do that, you are doing the most powerful thing you can do
for that person. Because they desperately need love. And when you give it to them, you're
the source of love and they're drawn to you and they're more likely to come back and treat
you with some love, kindness and respect.
Gary Chapman

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

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

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

Success is man's God.
Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confucius did not like to talk about things like gods and spirits, because his attention was
focused on real, tangible behaviour. When Zilu asked him once about ghosts and spirits,
Confucius said calmly: "You are not able even to serve man. How can you serve the spirits?"
You can't even get living people's business straight in your head; how can you think of going
to honour dead people? That is to say, before you start to study you should keep things
simple, beginning with what is in front of you. Don't immediately go pondering empty,
profound things. Zilu was not ready to give up, and said: "May I ask about death?" Again,
Confucius said serenely: "You do not even understand life. How can you understand death?"
Yu Dan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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