Gods Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Gods

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


Leave the rest to the gods.
~By Horace ~


Thank the Gods! My misery exceeds all my hopes!
~By Jean Racine ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Silver and gold the Gods have denied them, whether in mercy or in wrath, I am unable to determine.
~By Germanicus ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


The gods behold all righteous actions.
~By Ovid ~


Those whom the gods love grow young.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Whom the gods love dies young.
~By Menander ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.
~By George Santayana ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


After months of want and hunger, we suddenly found ourselves able to have meals fit for the gods, and with appetites the gods might have envied.
~By Ernest Shackleton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


If the timing's right and the gods are with you, something special happens.
~By Rick Springfield ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~

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February 3 ,2023
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