Quotations About / On: GOD

  • 21.
    The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth: for kings are not only God's Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon God's throne, but even by God himself they are called gods.
    (James I of England, James VI of Scotland (1566-1625), British King of England and Scotland. Address, March 21, 1609, to Parliament, London. Quoted in England Under the Stuarts, ch. 4, G.M. Trevelyan (1904, rev. 1925).)
  • 22.
    Is God Love? Are we God's creations? Are we each made of Love by the God of Love?
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 23.
    God who freed from fruit the seed can pick a pear from a baby tree. God who sired the hallowed fig does harvest fruit from a barren sprig. God made blooms pastel and bright fruits and can a kumquat take from a tree of quince. He Who made Pluto and the Pleiades can pluck a plum where there is no tree.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 24.
    We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise.
    (Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972), U.S.-born French author. quoted in "Gods," no. 299, Adam (1962).)
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  • 25.
    One is most duplicitous toward one's god: he is not allowed to sin.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 65 (1886).)
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  • 26.
    Power makes gods. Virtue makes martyrs.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 27.
    The gods attend to great matters, they neglect small ones.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. II, 167.)
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  • 28.
    The gods help them that help themselves.
    (Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "Hercules and the Wagoner.")
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  • 29.
    The saying goes that the gods leave a town once it is captured.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 217.)
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  • 30.
    The gods thought otherwise.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 428 (19 B.C.).)
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