god quotes

“The spirit or life spark which animates this manifestation could be called God.”

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

“Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.”

“God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.”

“Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.”

“Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.”

“Incidentally, why was it that none of all the pious ever discovered psycho-analysis? Why did it have to wait for a completely godless Jew?”

“If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike.”

“But if God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did He give us a brain?”

“There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.”

“With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. ”

“Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality. ”

“In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.”

“God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen. ”

“Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. ”

“Leave the rest to the gods. ”

“Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.”

“Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.”

“God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it. ”

“He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.”

“God's only excuse is that he does not exist. ”

“Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.”

“God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.”

“Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.”

“There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.”

“All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.”

“Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.”

“Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.”

“The gods help them that help themselves.”

“Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people. ”