Quotations About / On:
Life changing decisions require God's confirmation.
(Thembekile Ntshangase, Born in May 1992, South African poet, Song writer and Musician.)
'Everyone believes in God, the devil, or a sneaky engineer'
(- quote by Nathan Coppedge, revised to its present state in 2014, as cited in Perpetual Motion Types (webpage) .)
'Never curse love, for God made you out of love'
There is a moment when god honors falsehood.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 273.)
Whom the gods love dies young.
(Menander (c. 342-c. 291 B.C.), Greek playwright. The Double Deceiver, fragment 25, Menandri Reliquiae Selectae, ed. F.H. Sandbach (1990).)
The gods help them that help themselves.
(Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "Hercules and the Wagoner.")
More quotations from:
The gods thought otherwise.
(Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 428 (19 B.C.).)
God and nature do nothing in vain.
(Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics, bk. 1, ch. 2. De Caelo, book 1, chapter 4.
One expression of the author's thoroughgoing teleological outlook.)
People invent gods to explain their suffering.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
Against boredom even the gods struggle in vain.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 226, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Antichrist, section 48 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1895).
An allusion to a line in Schiller's Maid of Orleans (act 3, scene 6): "Against stupidity even the gods struggle in vain.")