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

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

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
some good work.
St. Francis of Assisi

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

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

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

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

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

God does not hide a liar.
African proverb, Swahili

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

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

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

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

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

God has no religion.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Can God make a stone that is so heavy that he cannot lift it? I don't think it is very useful to
speculate on what God might or might not be able to do. Rather, we should examine what he
actually does with the universe we live in. All our observations suggest that it operates
according to well-defined laws. These laws may have been ordained by God but it seems that
he does not intervene in the universe to break the laws, at least once he has set the universe
going.
Stephen Hawking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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