Gods Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Gods

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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 ~


Leave the rest to the gods.
~By Horace ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


And the first commandment of feminism is: I am woman; thou shalt not tolerate strange gods who assert that women have capabilities or often choose roles that are different from men's.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


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


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 ~


If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
~By Henry Miller ~


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


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 ~


A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
~By William Faulkner ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
~By Alexander Pope ~


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 ~


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


Some gods may cross your path, but why should gods be beautiful? They could also be frightening.
~By Jeanne Moreau ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The gods behold all righteous actions.
~By Ovid ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.
~By Hesiod ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


The day of the absolute is over, and we're in for the strange gods once more.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~

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