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Quotes About God

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil, it has no point.

There is a communion with God that asks for nothing, yet asks for everything.. .   - George McDonald

Concepts about God and traditions about God are not God. Gary Amirault

"We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them."

"Almighty God! man, in portraying Thy character, has dipped his pen into the darkest tints of his own heart." George Rogers, 1839

I implore you in God's name, not to think of Him as hard to please, but rather as generous beyond all that you can ask or think. --Abbe de Tourville

Father in Heaven! When the thought of thee wakes in our hearts let it not awaken like a frightened bird that flies about in dismay, but like a child waking from its sleep with a heavenly smile. –Kierkegaard

It is better to have no opinion of God at all than such as one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only unbelief--the other is contempt. --Plutarch

The purposes of God point to one simple end—that we should be as he is, think the same thoughts, mean the same things, possess the same blessedness. –George MacDonald

There is only one reality. That reality is God. The soul of man must contact God, and unless the spirit of man is truly joined to God, there is no such thing as real Christian manifestation. --John G. Lake

Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life.--Alexander MacLaren

At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice. --Albert Einstein

Man can certainly flee from God... but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate. --Karl Barth

LET A MAN THINK AND CARE ever so little about God, he does not therefore exist without God. God is here with him, upholding, warming, delighting, teaching him—making life a good thing to him. God gives him himself, though the man knows it not.--George MacDonald

An "impersonal God"-- well and good. A subjective God of beauty, truth and goodness, inside our own heads -- better still. A formless life-force surging through us, a vast power which we can tap -- best of all. But God Himself, alive, pulling at the other end of the cord, perhaps, approaching an infinite speed, the hunter, king, husband -- that is quite another matter. There comes a moment when the children who have been playing at burglars hush suddenly: was that a real footstep in the hall? There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion ("Man's search for God!") suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him? We never meant it to come to that! Worse still, supposing He had found us? --C. S. Lewis

I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn't just that I don't believe in God and, naturally, I hope that I'm right in my belief. It's that I hope there is no God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that. --Thomas Nagel

God is not who you think He is; He is who He says He is. –Clarice Fluitt

Since God created man in His own image how often has man endeavored to render a similar service to God? --Voltaire

More knowledge of God leads to a higher form of worship. --Unknown

It is much more possible for the sun to give out darkness than for God to do or be, or give out anything but blessing and goodness. --William Law

From the moment a creature becomes aware of God as God and of itself as self, the terrible alternative of choosing God or self for the centre is opened to it. –C.S. Lewis

Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory capacity. –Unknown

You must not lose confidence in God because you lost confidence in your pastor. If our confidence in God had to depend upon our confidence in any human person, we would be on shifting sand. --Francis Schaeffer

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners. --Kierkegaard

The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him. --Blaise Pascal

There have been men before now who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God Himself.--C.S. Lewis

I am so tried by the things said about God. I understand God's patience with the wicked, but I do wonder how he can be so patient with the pious! --George MacDonald

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

God makes the world not out of necessity but by a divine Whim, and the world he makes is a whimsically romantic place. We're all crazy about each other because we're made in the image of Someone who's been crazy about us. --Robert Farrer Capon

When God speaks he speaks so loudly that all the voices of the world seem dumb. And yet when God speaks he speaks so softly that no one hears the whisper but yourself.--Henry Drummond

Drummed into me from an early age was the fact that God was the Father, which led to my thinking of God as somebody home only at the weekends. Thinking about God as a Father also meant thinking of Him as a distant sort, One who wasn't to be disturbed because He was busy. One who has concerned with rules and punishments, and One having a short temper.-Regina Barecca

You believe the devil is bigger than God. Your God is about one and half inches high and the devil is one and a half feet high. What you need to do is to change gods and change gods quickly. –John G. Lake

That God will forgive may, indeed, be established as the first and fundamental truth of religion; for though the knowledge of his existence is the origin of philosophy, yet, without the belief of his mercy, it would have little influence upon our moral conduct. There could be no prospect of enjoying the protection or regard of him whom the least deviation from rectitude made inexorable for ever; and every man would naturally withdraw his thoughts from the contemplation of a creator, whom he must consider as a governor too pure to be pleased, and too severe to be pacified; as an enemy infinitely wise and infinitely powerful, whom he could neither deceive, escape, nor resist. --Samuel Johnson

Nothing can alter the character of God. In the course of a human life, tastes and outlook and temper may change radically: a kind, equable man may turn bitter and crotchety: a man of good-will may grow cynical and callous. But nothing of this sort happens to the Creator. He never becomes less truthful, or merciful, or just, or good, than He used to be. --J.I. Packer

As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. --C. S. Lewis

[God] is not proud...He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him. --CS Lewis

Do you wish to commune with God in your mind? Strive to be merciful... A man should first of all begin to be merciful in the measure that our heavenly Father is merciful.-- Isaac of Syria

As one sees a river pass into the ocean, lose itself in it, its water for a time distinguished from that of the sea, till it gradually becomes transformed into the same sea, and possesses all its qualities; so was my soul lost in God, who communicated to it His qualities, having drawn it out of all that it had of its own. Its life is an inconceivable innocence, not known or comprehended of those who are still shut up in themselves or only live for themselves. --Jeanne Guyon

...a man cannot by the craft and flattery of his tongue lay hold of God while his heart is far away. No, for since God is spirit and truth, a man can only draw near to Him by sincerity, by willing to be holy, as He is holy: by purity of heart.–Kierkegaard

It is a maxim that will endure: To truly know the living God, this begets humility. --Michael Molinos

We have to do with God, to whom no one can look without the need of being good waking up in his heart; to think about God is to begin to be good. --George MacDonald

I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone. --Mira Bai

I gave in, and admitted that God was God. --C. S. Lewis

For however devoted you are to (God), you may be sure that he is immeasurably more devoted to you. --Meister Eckhart

"To be with God is really to be involved in some enormous, overwhelming desire, and joy, and power which you cannot control, which controls you." James Baldwin,
Nobody Knows my Name

"Drummed into me from an early age was the fact that God was the Father, which led to my thinking of God as somebody home only at the weekends. Thinking about God as a Father also meant thinking of Him as a distant sort, One who wasn't to be disturbed because He was busy. One who has concerned with rules and punishments, and One having a short temper." Regina Barecca, To Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful

"If you lose your reason, you lose it into the hands of God....It’s the only place where anything is safe. And when you’re dead it’s only what’s there you’ll have. Nothing else." Elizabeth Goudge, The Scent of Water

"Loving God isn't any different from loving a man -- or a child. It's wanting to be with Him, to be near Him....It's wanting to protect Him from yourself." Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

"I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know God's thoughts, the rest are details." Albert Einstein, Physics and Reality

"Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just." Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1784

"...a man cannot by the craft and flattery of his tongue lay hold of God while his heart is far away. No, for since God is spirit and truth, a man can only draw near to Him by sincerity, by willing to be holy, as He is holy: by purity of heart."

"Father in Heaven! What is man without Thee! What is all that he knows, vast accumulation though it be, but a chipped fragment if he does not know Thee! What is all his striving, could it encompass the World, but a half-finished work if he does not know Thee: Thee the One, who art one thing and who art all!" Soren Kierkegaard, Purity of Heart

"That God is one is more profound than that there is one God" (Thomas Cahill)

Usually people mad at God are simply mad at a false god projected by the fundamentalist part of the church...the two faced god who tortures his enemies forever in "hell" (while asking us to forgive ours).

The Existence of God: Two physicists at the University of California Berkeley, studying in the realm of theoretical physics concluded: "The fundamental processes of the universe occur outside space and time." This indicates a spiritual reality beyond our known dimensions…

 


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