Quotations about God 2

Why attack God?  He may be as miserable as we are.  ~Erik Satie

The beckoning Hands
Of God's hopeful Smile
Will, without fail, one day greet
The fruitful cries
Of man's prayerful heart.
~Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames

Are you wrinkled with burden?  Come to God for a faith lift.  ~Author Unknown

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."  ~C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, 1943

We need not join the mad rush to purchase an earthly fallout shelter.  God is our eternal fallout shelter.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.  Really.  ~Lenny Bruce, "Religions Inc.," in The Essential Lenny Bruce, ed. John Cohen, 1967

Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank.  ~Christina Rossetti

Life is God's novel.  Let him write it.  ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

You are not obliged to put on evening clothes to meet God.  ~Austin O'Malley

When you knock, ask to see God - none of the servants.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Your mind works very simply:  you are either trying to find out what are God's laws in order to follow them; or you are trying to outsmart Him.  ~Martin H. Fischer

Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe in the God idea, not God himself.  ~Miguel de Unamuno

Most people wish to serve God - but only in an advisory capacity.  ~Author Unknown

Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach God to talk to him — you try too hard, friend — drop to your knees and listen, he'll hear you better that way. ~Terri Guillemets

I've been hiding from God, and I'm appalled to find how easy it is.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

The self-appointed spokesmen for God incline to shout; He, Himself, speaks only in whispers.  ~Martin H. Fischer

A lot of people are willing to give God credit, but so few ever give Him cash.  ~Robert E. Harris, Laugh with the Circuit Rider

It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that when we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation - of loneliness, of poverty and misery, the end of all things, or their extreme - then rises in our mind the thought of God.  ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh, 1937

To put one's trust in God is only a longer way of saying that one will chance it.  ~Samuel Butler, Note-Books

So long as God reveals Himself, or doesn't, He is behaving like God.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart. ~Blaise Pascal

Don't look for God where He is needed most; if you didn't bring Him there, He isn't there. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands. ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916

God can never be a definition. He is more than even the entirety of the dictionary. ~Terri Guillemets

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God — I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. ~Malcolm Muggeridge

Whenever I see sunbeams coming through clouds, it always looks to me like God shining himself down onto us. The thing about sunbeams is they're always there even though we can't always see them. Same with God. ~Terri Guillemets

We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors. ~Malcolm de Chazal

The sun does not shine for a few trees, and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. The lonely pine on the mountain-top waves its sombre boughs and cries, 'Thou art my sun.' And the little meadow violet lifts its cup of blue, and whispers with its perfumed breath, 'Thou art my sun.' And the grain in a housand fields rustles in the wind, and makes answer, 'Thou art my sun.' So God sits effulgent in heaven, not for a favoured few, but for the universe of life; and there is no creature so poor or so low that he may not look up with childish confidence and say, 'My Father, Thou art mine.' ~Henry Ward Beecher

Been taken for granted? Imagine how God feels. ~Author Unknown

Don't look for God in the sky; look within your own body. ~Osho

'T is heaven alone that is given away,
'T is only God may be had for the asking;...
~James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848

We climb mountains because they are there, and worship God because He is not. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

How many stanzas in the springtime breeze?
How plenty the raindrops? As He doth please.
There is no meter and there is no rhyme,
Yet God's poems always read in perfect time.
~Terri Guillemets

If Creation were a crime, would not God be the prime suspect? ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

How important the concept of God is, and how instead of valuing what has been given us, we with light hearts spurn it because of absurdities that have been attached to it.  ~Leo Tolstoy, Last Diaries, 1960

No pillow so soft as God's promise.  ~Author Unknown

The young do not need God, and the old cannot find Him.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.  ~Peace Pilgrim

Some people talk about finding God - as if He could get lost.  ~Author Unknown

I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk.  ~John Marcellus Huston

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.  The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.... Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long?  ~Rebecca Harding Davis

We can never escape God's lovely essence. ~Terri Guillemets

I talk to God but the sky is empty.  ~Sylvia Plath

I do not believe in God, for that implies an effort of the will - I see God everywhere!  ~Jean Favre

If you are bathed
In God's Forgiveness-Light,
Then no dust of earth
Will be able to cling to you.
~Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames

Is man one of God's blunders, or is God one of man's blunders?  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

I believe in God; I just don't trust anyone who works for him.  ~Author Unknown

I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.  ~Voltaire

There is a tendency to see divine intervention in things that happen in the normal course of miracles.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

All that I have seen teaches me to trust God for all I have not seen.  ~Author Unknown

"I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all," Teddy said.  "It was on a Sunday, I remember.  My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God.  I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean.  ~J.D. Salinger, "Teddy," 1954

He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.  ~Author Unknown

Outer fire we need to cook.  Inner fire we need to liberate.  God's Fire we need to love.  ~Sri Chinmoy

Peace on the outside comes from knowing God on the inside.  ~Author Unknown

God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.  ~Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest, 1886

God is with you always.  Simply turn your face to Him.  ~Kirpal Singh

Hunting God is a great adventure.  ~Marie DeFloris

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.  ~Christopher Morley

God is a verb, not a noun proper or improper.  ~R. Buckminster Fuller, No More Secondhand God, 1963

Those who turn to God for comfort may find comfort but I do not think they will find God.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere.  ~Timaeus of Locris

Some people always sigh in thanking God.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

God, that dumping ground of our dreams.  ~Jean Rostand, Carnets d'un Biologiste, 1962

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?  ~Art Hoppe

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.  ~Julian Huxley

God - the John Doe of philosophy and religion.  ~Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927

When we lose God, it is not God who is lost.  ~Author Unknown

Life is a tapestry:  We are the warp; angels, the weft; God, the weaver.  Only the Weaver sees the whole design.  ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Those who never rebelled against God or at some point in their lives shaken their fists in the face of heaven, have never encountered God at all.  ~Catherine Marshall, Christy, 1967

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

I wear a coat of angels' breath and warm myself with His love. ~Terri Guillemets

I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fled and didn't seem to matter.  ~Christopher Morley, Inward Ho!, 1923

Don't question God, for He may reply:  "If you're so anxious for answers, come up here."  ~Author Unknown

I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.  ~Mary Gardiner Brainard

Availability is better than ability for God.  ~Author Unknown

Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me think that God is not rich.  He gives the appearance of it, but I suspect some financial difficulties.  ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862

God is a child who amuses himself, going from laughing to crying for no reason, each day reinventing the world to the chagrin of hair-splitters, pedants, and preachers, who try to teach God his job as Creator.  ~Elie Faure, L'Esprit des formes, 1927

Man is born broken.  He lives by mending.  The grace of God is glue.  ~Eugene O'Neill, The Great God Brown, 1926

Peace is not the absence of affliction, but the presence of God.  ~Author Unknown

If you are not as close to God as you used to be, who moved?  ~Author Unknown

I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.  ~William Ralph Inge

When we put our cares in His hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.  ~Author Unknown

If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts. ~Alan Cohen

Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.  ~John Greenleaf Whittier

What is it that we all believe in that we cannot see or hear or feel or taste or smell - this invisible thing that heals all sorrows, reveals all lies and renews all hope?  What is it that has always been and always will be, from whose bosom we all came and to which we will all return?  Most call it Time.  A few realize that it is God.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Exercise daily.  Walk with the Lord!  ~Author Unknown

Be God or let God.  ~Author Unknown

I could not say I believe.  I know!  I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.  ~Carl Jung

We strive to be God's worthy audience. ~Terri Guillemets

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.  ~Alfred Jarry, Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll Pataphysicien, 1911

Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts.  ~Howard Chandler Christy

I believe in the sun even if it isn't shining.  I believe in love even when I am alone.  I believe in God even when He is silent.  ~Author Unknown

Darkness cannot put out the Light.  It can only make God brighter.  ~Author Unknown

No God, no peace.  Know God, know peace.  ~Author Unknown

You ask:  what is the meaning or purpose of life?  I can only answer with another question:  do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?  ~Freeman Dyson, quoted in The Meaning of Life, compiled by Hugh S. Moorhead


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