Quotations About / On: GOD

  • 31.
    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).)
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  • 32.
    The gods help them that help themselves.
    (Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "Hercules and the Wagoner.")
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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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.)
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  • 35.
    People invent gods to explain their suffering.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 36.
    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.")
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  • 37.
    God's dice always have a lucky roll.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 763.)
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  • 38.
    Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 66, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 39.
    Those whom the gods love grow young.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated, Saturday Review (London, Nov. 17, 1894).)
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  • 40.
    Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. An Essay On Man, epistle 1, l. 126 (1733).)
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