God quotes page 7
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of
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.
Heaven has many cracks through which God can see.
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
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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
God helps those who help themselves.
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Ludwig von Beethoven
To you, I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the loyal opposition.
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.
He who steals in order to give to God can only get advice from the devil.
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.
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
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
Henry Ward Beecher
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it
Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves
me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?" He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you a
Christian or a Jew?" He said, "A Christian." I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?" He said,
"Protestant." I said, "Me, too! What franchise?" He said, "Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern
Baptist or Southern Baptist?" He said, "Northern Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern
Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist." I
said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative
Baptist Eastern Region?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region." I said,
"Me, too!" Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern
Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?" He said, "Northern Conservative
Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912." I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.
In God We Trust. I don't believe it would sound any better if it were true.
Who is pleased with little is not forgotten by God.
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
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
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.
God gives the cold according to the cloth.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
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.
Respect the gods, without relying on their help.
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
Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
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.
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