30 God Quotes
30 God Quotes
“I talk to God but the sky is empty.”― Sylvia Plath
“Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you only call when you need something.”― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again – I dwell among the people.”― John Henry Newman
“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody] to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”― Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
“He died not for men, but each man. If each man had been the only man-made, He would have done no less.”― C.S. Lewis
“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”― John Lennon
“I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That’s how it often is. God’s voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.”― Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song
“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
– I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
– I shall fear only God.
– I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
– I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
– I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”― Mahatma Gandhi
“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another) There is just some kind of men who-who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they conclude that they are gods.”― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”― Dorothy Parker
“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”― C.S. Lewis
“I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell.
You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”― Corrie ten Boom
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”― Soren Kierkegaard
“If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC”
― Kurt Vonnegut
“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”― Apollon Maykov
“God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas but scars.”― Elbert Hubbard
“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
“God has no religion.”― Mahatma Gandhi
“And now these three remain faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”― Anonymous, The Holy Bible: King James Version
“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”― C.S. Lewis
“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”― Oscar Wilde
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”― Mahatma Gandhi
“When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, “Why god? Why me?” and the thundering voice of God answered, There’s just something about you that pisses me off.”― Stephen King, Storm of the Century
“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”― C.S. Lewis
“All God does is watch us and kill us when we get bored. We must never, ever be boring.”― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”― C.S. Lewis