Gods Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Gods

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I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion.
~By Themistocles ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


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 ~


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


I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
~By Natalie Wood ~


The gods loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest.
~By Herodotus ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government.
~By Pedro Almodovar ~


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


All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
~By Charles A. Beard ~


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


Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
~By Stevie Wonder ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
~By Democritus ~


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


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


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


I've been grateful enough, smart enough to take the work with Ian McKellen in Gods And Monsters.
~By Brendan Fraser ~


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


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


Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


Most religions live from a narrative that shapes their relationship with the divine other, God or the gods, and with the human other, the stranger.
~By Timothy Radcliffe ~


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 ~


I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.
~By Diogenes ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
~By Aeschylus ~


It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
~By Martin Scorsese ~


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


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


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


It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
~By Diogenes ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all.
~By Aleister Crowley ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


All the gods are dead except the god of war.
~By Eldridge Cleaver ~


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


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


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


I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.
~By Albert Einstein ~


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 ~


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 ~


There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.
~By Terry Pratchett ~


Each has its lesson; for our dreams in sooth, come they in shape of demons, gods, or elves, are allegories with deep hearts of truth that tell us solemn secrets of ourselves.
~By Henry Timrod ~


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 ~


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


Even the most malignant gods would not continue to inflict life upon humanity, time without end.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
~By Stefan Zweig ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Leave the rest to the gods.
~By Horace ~


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


That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.
~By George Santayana ~


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


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


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


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 ~


A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
~By Aristotle ~


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 ~

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