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Quotes And Sayings About Gods

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You're in the lap of the gods. If people go, they go, and if they don't.
~By Sam Mendes ~


Whom the gods love dies young.
~By Menander ~


In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
~By Terry Pratchett ~


Gods always behave like the people who make them.
~By Zora Neale Hurston ~


Where no gods are, spectres rule.
~By Novalis ~


Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
~By Bodhidharma ~


When men make gods, there is no God!
~By Eugene O'Neill ~


I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare. An actor must act.
~By Laurence Olivier ~


Everytime someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen - that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion. So we're still praying to their gods.
~By Whitley Strieber ~


A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.
~By John Maynard Keynes ~


Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
~By Kate Chopin ~


You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
~By Robert Collier ~


When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
~By Leon Battista Alberti ~


Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.
~By Richard Stallman ~


If the gods had intended for people to vote, they would have given us candidates.
~By Howard Zinn ~


From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.
~By David Antin ~


Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
~By Edmund Halley ~


Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
~By Dan Brown ~


The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as God and gods.
~By Ludwig Borne ~


The Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


Well, I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
~By Imogen Cunningham ~


Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me. I've been working there for several years, six weeks a year. You can go to work every night and play. It's a nice little club. It's just about the right size for me, about 150 people.
~By Mose Allison ~


Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
~By Richard Dawkins ~


The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.
~By Maxine Hong Kingston ~


From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
~By Algernon Charles Swinburne ~


If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama.
~By Lillian Hellman ~


In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods.
~By John Boyd Orr ~


Things are forgotten and then perhaps picked up again, if we're lucky, it lasts... if not, then it's in the lap of the gods. The important thing was to do some work that I liked and hopefully that some others might also like, whether for a minute, a week, a month, a year.
~By Tom Glazer ~


The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.
~By Ezra Pound ~


Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly.
~By Michael Schudson ~


Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
~By Albert Einstein ~


It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
~By John Boyd Orr ~


Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
~By Aristotle ~


Leave the rest to the gods.
~By Horace ~


From my example learn to be just, and not to despise the gods.
~By Virgil ~


The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the world's eight million gods, and I cooperate with them all. The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land.
~By Morihei Ueshiba ~


Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods.
~By Theodor Reik ~


He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting "All the Gods are bastards."
~By Terry Pratchett ~


Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.
~By Stanley Kunitz ~


The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.
~By Sophocles ~


The gods too are fond of a joke.
~By Aristotle ~


Anyway, the title The War of the Insect Gods came before we had that ending, before we knew they had become gods. That we knew the evolutionary cycle they went through. Before we even knew anything about that. We had an ending.
~By Michael O'Donoghue ~


So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.
~By Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~


Fear created the first gods in the world.
~By Caecilius Statius ~


Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
~By Agnes Repplier ~


Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.
~By Anita Brookner ~


The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.
~By John Knox ~


It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.
~By Clive Barker ~


Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
~By Aristophanes ~


Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because they only take a few hours to complete, which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor.
~By Thayer David ~


Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
~By Iris Murdoch ~


There are gods, but there is no God; and all gods become devils eventually.
~By Robert Anton Wilson ~


The poets, therefore, however much they adorned the gods in their poems, and amplified their exploits with the highest praises, yet very frequently confess that all things are held together and governed by one spirit or mind.
~By Lactantius ~


He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
~By Titus Maccius Plautus ~


Thus a man was born into a fixed relation to certain gods as surely as he was born into a relation to his fellow-men; and his religion... was simply one side of the general scheme of conduct prescribed for him by his position as a member of society.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.
~By Herodotus ~


Anybody can put things together that belong together. to put things together that don't go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart's. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved.
~By Lukas Foss ~


Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers.
~By Virgil ~


But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.
~By Xenophanes ~


I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods.
~By Imogen Cunningham ~


Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort.
~By Henry Rollins ~


Men should be judged not by their tint of skin, the gods they serve, the vintage they drink, nor by the way they fight, or love, or sin, but by the quality of the thought they think.
~By Adela Florence Nicolson ~


During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
~By Mika Waltari ~


There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.
~By Meg Greenfield ~


Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
~By Confucius ~


We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Men create the gods in their own image.
~By Xenophanes ~


The gods are watching, but idly, yawning.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Gods always love the people who make em.
~By Zora Neale Hurston ~


People are always the start for me... animals, when I can get into their heads, gods, supernatural beings, immortals, the dead... these are all people to me.
~By Tanith Lee ~


Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


The gods help them that help themselves.
~By Aesop ~


Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public are so indebted to these writers for the benefits they enjoy, I think them not only entitled to the honour of palms and crowns, but even to be numbered among the gods.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


The gods behold all righteous actions.
~By Ovid ~


Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
~By Plato ~


Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.
~By Jack Kerouac ~


It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
~By Epicurus ~


It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


We are making gods out of global celebrities.
~By Elizabeth Joan Smith ~


Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
~By Aeschylus ~


Therefore God is one, if that which admits of so great power can be nothing else: and yet those who deem that there are many gods, say that they have divided their functions among themselves; but we will discuss all these matters at their proper places.
~By Lactantius ~


As to gods, I have no way of knowing either that they exist or do not exist, or what they are like.
~By Protagoras ~


I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.
~By Lao Tzu ~


Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.
~By Plato ~


God is one, greatest of gods and men, not like mortals in body or thought.
~By Xenophanes ~


Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts.
~By John Stuart Blackie ~


THE GODS was my first professional band and I learned a lot during that time. It was very cool playing with so many great musicians as it helped me to learn.
~By Ken Hensley ~


Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
~By Hippocrates ~


To live without evil belongs only to the gods.
~By Sophocles ~


It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.
~By H. L. Mencken ~

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June 20 ,2021
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