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Quotes And Sayings About Gods

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He was a god, such as men might be, if men were gods.
~By Maxwell Anderson ~


I don't think so, but it's always in the back of my mind that many of the soldiers being wounded and killed in Iraq are about the same age as my kids. My godson is going over soon, so the war's about to get personal for me.
~By Garry Trudeau ~


We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


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 ~


Though men determine, the gods doo dispose: and oft times many things fall out betweene the cup and the lip.
~By Robert Greene ~


The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
~By Socrates ~


The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology.
~By E. O. Wilson ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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


Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?
~By Aeschylus ~


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


The weather is perfect. The gods are shining on us.
~By Frank Shorter ~


You don't go after poetry, you take what comes. Maybe the gods do it through me but I certainly do a hell of a lot of the work.
~By Phyllis Gotlieb ~


The gods' service is tolerable, man's intolerable.
~By Plato ~


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


Cicero, in his treatise concerning the Nature of the Gods, having said that three Jupiters were enumerated by theologians, adds that the third was of Crete, the son of Saturn, and that his tomb is shown in that island.
~By Lactantius ~


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


No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.
~By Demosthenes ~


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 ~


Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
~By Joseph Campbell ~


Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
~By Lin Yutang ~


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


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


Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.
~By Angela Carter ~


Whom the gods love dies young.
~By Menander ~


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 ~


The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
~By Bill Cosby ~


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


We're entertainers, while people want us to be gods.
~By Donnie Wahlberg ~


Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
~By Jean Rostand ~


Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
~By Morihei Ueshiba ~


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


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 ~


Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark.
~By Empedocles ~


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


There may or may not be a God or gods; the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving or disproving such a thing. By definition, gods are more powerful than men, and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help.
~By Steve Perry ~


The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
~By Lucan ~


As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man.
~By David Bowie ~


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


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


It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.
~By Ovid ~


And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
~By Bill Gates ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Anybody depending on somebody else's gods is depending on a fox not to eat chickens.
~By Zora Neale Hurston ~


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 ~


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 ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


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


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 ~


Exceeds man's might: that dwells with the gods above.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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


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


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


American Gods is about 200,000 words long, and I'm sure there are words that are simply in there 'cause I like them. I know I couldn't justify each and every one of them.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


Were there no women, men might live like gods.
~By Thomas Dekker ~


Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what's known as infinity.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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


Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
~By Alexander Pope ~


The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
~By Albert Camus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Therefore, if the gods are immortal and eternal, what need is there of the other sex, when they themselves do not require succession, since they are always about to exist?
~By Lactantius ~


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


For if God is a title of the highest power, He must be incorruptible, perfect, incapable of suffering, and subject to no other being; therefore they are not gods whom necessity compels to obey the one greatest God.
~By Lactantius ~


Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.
~By Plotinus ~


Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
~By Aeschylus ~


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 ~


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 ~


Godspell was a good leap for me, it was a good shop window.
~By Jeremy Irons ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
~By Norman Mailer ~


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 ~

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