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How to make God laugh. Tell him your future plans.
God enters by a private door into every individual.
God gives the milk but not the pail.
God Himself is not secure, having given man dominion over His work.
God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
God is not dead but alive and well and working on a much less ambitious project.
God pays, but not weekly wages.
God seems to have the receiver off the hook.
God uses lust to impel men to marry, ambition to office, avarice to earning, and fear to faith. God led me like an old blind goat.
God will provide - if only God would provide until he provides.
God, when he makes the prophet, does not unmake the man.
He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if he wanted to, but I very much doubt if he would because it seems to be contrary to the way in which he deals with persons and brings his wonders out of natural personal relationships.
If Jesus was Jewish, how come he has a Mexican name?
In the faces of men and women I see God and in my own face in the glass, I find letters from God dropt in the street, and every one is signed by God's name, and I leave them where they are, for I know that wheresoever I go others will punctually come for ever and ever.
The glory of God is in man fully alive.
The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
The worst that you can say about him (God) is that basically he's an underachiever.
Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all.
Try thyself first, and after call in God. For to the worker God himself lends aid.
By night an atheist half-believes in God.
Father expected a good deal of God. He didn't actually accuse God of inefficiency, but when he prayed his tone was loud and angry, like that of a dissatisfied guest in a carelessly managed hotel.
Lord, who art always the same, give that I know myself, give that I know Thee.
We have no choice but to be guilty God is unthinkable if we are innocent.
Man appoints, and God disappoints.
I am afraid I shall not find Him, but I shall still look for Him. If He exists, He may be appreciative of my efforts.
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.
God is usually on the side of big squadrons and against little ones.
The more of himself man attributes to God, the less he has left in himself.
God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
God is a comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh.
Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
I could prove God statistically.
Man is a dog's ideal of what God should be.
Christ - an anarchist who succeeded.
An honest God is the noblest work of man.
It is left only to God and to the angels to be lookers on.
God is really another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.
The nearer the church, the further from God.
God'll send the bill to you.
I believe there is no god but Allah alone and Muhammed is his prophet.
The world is more exacting than God himself.
Give God time.
God will be present, whether asked or not.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
We trust, sir, that God is on our side. It is more important to know that we are on God's side.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.
I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
One on God's side is a majority.
If triangles had a God, he would have three sides.
God does not pay weekly, but he pays at the end.
The finding of God is the coming to one's own self.
God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm.
Man proposes; God disposes.
God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts; who best Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best; His state Is kingly; thousands at His bidding speed And post o'er land and ocean without rest - They also serve who only stand and wait.
If God made us in his image, we have certainly returned the compliment.
God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.
We know only that we are living in these bodies and have a vague idea, because we have heard it, and because our faith tells us so, that we possess souls. As to what good qualities there may be in our souls, or who dwells within them, or how precious they are, those are things which we seldom consider and so we trouble little about carefully preserving the soul's beauty.
I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.
Every conjecture we can form with regard to the works of God has as little probability as the conjectures of a child with regard to the works of a man.
God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite. Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.
No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.
Who fathoms the Eternal Thought? Who talks of scheme and plan? The Lord is God! He needeth not The poor device of man.
Some people want to see God with their eyes as they see a cow, and to love Him as they love their cow-for the milk and cheese and profit it brings them. This is how it is with people who love God for the sake of outward wealth or inward comfort.
Your mind cannot possibly understand God. Your heart already knows. Minds were designed for carrying out the orders of the heart.
A comprehended God is no God at all.
"What do you think of God," the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, "He's not a think, he's a feel."
To them that ask, where have you seen the Gods, or how do you know for certain there are Gods, that you are so devout in their worship? I answer: Neither have I ever seen my own soul, and yet I respect and honor it.
It is the heart which experiences God, not the reason.
I always say my God will take care of me. If it's my time I'll go, and if it's not I won't. I feel that He really has a lot of important things for me to do. And He's going to make sure that I'm here to do them.
God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes, but everybody who looks at it sees something different.
God is to me that creative Force, behind and in the universe, who manifests Himself as energy, as life, as order, as beauty, as thought, as conscience, as love.
God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite. Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.
God, that dumping ground of our dreams.
The God of many men is little more than their court of appeal against the damnatory judgement passed on their failures by the opinion of the world.
God, to be God, must transcend what is. He must be the maker of what ought to be.
God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
God is a verb, not a noun.
The most beautiful of all emblems is that of God, whom Timaeus of Locris describes under the image of "A circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere."
God is what man finds that is divine in himself. God is the best way man can behave in the ordinary occasions of life, and the farthest point to which man can stretch himself.
The deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
God has many names, though He is only one Being.
There is but one ultimate Power. This Power is to each one what he is to it.
It is impossible to fulfill the law concerning love for Me, God eternal, apart from the law concerning love for your neighbors.
When we lose God, it is not God who is lost.
If we're not growing, we must feel guilty, because we are not fulfilling Christ's demand.
The soul can split the sky in two, and let the face of God shine through.
God enters by a private door into every individual.
The best thing must be to flee from all to the All.
A humble knowledge of oneself is a surer road to God than a deep searching of the sciences.
By learning to contact, listen to, and act on our intuition, we can directly connect to the higher power of the universe and allow it to become our guiding force.
It's only by forgetting yourself that you draw near to God.
Some people talk about finding God, as if He could get lost.
Hunting God is a great adventure.
In the faces of men and women I see God.
To Be is to live with God.
Nothing hath separated us from God but our own will, or rather our own will is our separation from God.
The kingdom of God is within you.
Not only then has each man his individual relation to God, but each man has his peculiar relation to God.
Because you cannot see him, God is everywhere.
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
The light of God surrounds me, The love of God enfolds me, The power of God protects me, The Presence of God watches over me, Wherever I am, God is.
To think you are separate from God is to remain separate from your own being.
So great was my joy in God that I took no heed of looking at the angels and the saints, because all their goodness and all their beauty was from Him and in Him.
Our condition is most noble, being so beloved of the Most High God that He was willing to die for our sake- which He would not have done if man had not been a most noble creature and of great worth.
Our perfection certainly consists in knowing God and ourselves.
In every out-thrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand, there is the story of the earth.
Fo those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.
Oh, if everyone knew how beautiful Jesus is, how amiable He is! Fhey would all die from love.
He loves, He hopes, He waits. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep us waiting an instant.
Fhe Creator and Lord of all so loved the world, that He sent His Son for its salvation, the Prince and Savior of the faithful, who washed and dried our wounds, and from Him also came that most sweet medicine, from which all the good things of salvation flow.
Sometimes I try my hand at turning out small profundities and uncertain short stories, but I always end up with just one single word: God.
Eventually I lost interest in trying to control my life, to make things happen in a way that I thought I wanted them to be. I began to practice surrendering to the universe and finding out what "it" wanted me to do.
I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.
Without the assistance of the Divine Being ... I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail.
For the rest of my life I'm going to trust that God is always at work in all things, and give Him thanks long before my simplest prayers are answered.
Divine love always has met and always will meet every human need.
Jesus makes the bitterest mouthful taste sweet.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
Whoever falls from God's right hand is caught into His left.
If I saw the gates of hell open and I stood on the brink of the abyss, I would not despair, I would not lose hope of mercy, because I would trust in You, my God.
The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends, but let us not despair. God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to Him by love, the nearer we are to those who belong to Him.
The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
Pardon, not wrath, is God's best attribute.
Walk boldly and wisely. ... There is a hand above that will help you on.
For the multitude of worldly friends profiteth not, nor may strong helpers anything avail, nor wise counselors give profitable counsel, nor the cunning of doctors give consolation, nor riches deliver in time of need, nor a secret place to defend, if Thou, Lord, do not assist, help, comfort, counsel, inform, and defend.
The Blessed Virgin used me like a broom, and then put me back in my place.
Many a humble soul will be amazed to find that the seed it sowed in weakness, in the dust of daily life, has blossomed into immortal flowers under the eye of the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.
God speaks to all individuals through what happens to them moment by moment.
God uses lust to impel men to marry, ambition to office, avarice to earning, and fear to faith. God led me like an old blind goat.
An act of God was defined as "something which no reasonable man could have expected."
Let God love you through others and let God love others through you.
My debt to you, Beloved, Is one I cannot pay In any coin of any realm On any reckoning day.
One unquestioned text we read, All doubt beyond, all fear above; Nor crackling pile nor cursing creed Can burn or blot it: God is Love.
A true love of God must begin with a delight in his holiness.
As to the aridity you are suffering from, it seems to me our Lord is treating you like someone He considers strong: He wants to test you and see if you love Him as much at times of aridity as when He sends you consolations. I think this is a very great favor for God to show you.
The first condition of human goodness is something to love; the second, something to revere.
No man hates God without first hating himself.
How is it, Lord, that we are cowards in everything save in opposing thee?
I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that He has a sense of humor.
Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man,is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God.
Whom the heart of man shuts out, Sometimes the heart of God takes in.
I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of God.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
Gawd knows, and 'E won't split on a pal.
Holy church-that mother who is also a queen because she is a king's bride.
"You are accepted!" ... accepted by that which is greater than you and the name of which you do not know. Do not ask the name now, perhaps you will know it later. Do not try to do anything, perhaps later you will do much. Do not seek for anything, do not perform anything, do not intend anything. Simply accept the fact that you are accepted.
As in heaven Your will is punctually performed, so may it be done on earth by all creatures, particularly in me and by me.
Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue.
God delays, but doesn't forget.
How is it, Lord, that we are cowards in everything save in opposing Thee?
God is clever, but not dishonest.
Yet, in the maddening maze of things, And tossed by storm and flood, To one fixed trust my spirit clings; I know that God is good!
I could be whatever I wanted to be if I trusted that music, that song, that vibration of God that was inside of me.
The million little things that drop into your hands The small opportunities each day brings He leaves us free to use or abuse And goes unchanging along His silent way.
The Father most tender, Father of all, my immense God-I His atom.
What is there in man so worthy of honor and reverence as this, that he is capable of contemplating something higher than his own reason, more sublime than the whole universe- that Spirit which alone is self-subsis-tent, from which all truth proceeds, without which there is no truth?
I thank the goodness and the grace Which on my birth have smiled, And made me, in these Christian days, A happy Christian child.
A consciousness of God releases the greatest power of all.
Above all am I convinced of the need, irrevocable and inescapable, of every human heart, for God. No matter how we try to escape, to lose ourselves in restless seeking, we cannot separate ourselves from our divine source. There is no substitute for God.
Talking about God is not at all the same thing as experiencing God, or acting out God through our lives.
The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness.
God has not promised skies always blue, flower-strewn pathways all our lives through; God has not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain. But God has promised strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way, Grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love.
Courage is not afraid to weep, and she is not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure who she is praying to.
God is no enemy to you. He asks no more than that He hear you call Him "Friend."
Deep down in every man, woman and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.
Our human resources, as marshalled by the will, were not sufficient; they failed utterly.... Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all our activities.
Then comes the insight that All is God. One still realizes that the world is as it was, but it does not matter, it does not affect one's faith.
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.
Forgetfulness of self is remembrance of God.
Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God, and so there's no room left for worry thoughts.
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of God.
It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability, that counts.
He is more within us than we are ourselves.
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.


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