Quotations About / On: GOD

  • 21.
    Let every man be true and every god a liar.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 277, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
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  • 22.
    Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Secret of a Train," Tremendous Trifles (1909).)
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  • 23.
    Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
    (Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906).)
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  • 24.
    We are idiot, younger-sons of gods, begotten in dotages divine; and our mothers all miscarry.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 180, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970). Spoken by Babbalanja, the philosopher.)
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  • 25.
    You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.
    (Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), German dramatist, poet. Pelagea Vlasova, in The Mother, sc. 10.)
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  • 26.
    God is only the president of the day, and Webster is his orator.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Conclusion," Walden (1854).)
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  • 27.
    God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
    (Abraham Cowley (1618-1667), British essayist, poet. The Garden, Essays in Verse and Prose (1668).)
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  • 28.
    For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. "Crabbed Age and Youth," Virginibus Puerisque (1881).)
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  • 29.
    For the gods, though slow to see, see well, whenever a man casting aside worship turns folly.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 1596.)
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  • 30.
    That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.
    (George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. "Reason in Religion," ch. 3, The Life of Reason (1905-1906).)
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