Quotations About
God

Creator — A comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh.

A Book of Burlesques‎ (1920)
Posted in: H. L. Mencken

Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like any man, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

I've Been to the Mountaintop (Speech in Memphis, TN, April 3 1968)

Geometry is one and eternal shining in the mind of God. That share in it accorded to humans is one of the reasons that humanity is the image of God.

Harmonices Mundi (1618)
Posted in: Johannes Kepler

The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by God one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying… it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.

As quoted in "Scientists & Their Gods" in U.S. News & World Report (1991)
Posted in: Carl Sagan

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

Épître à l'Auteur du Livre des Trois Imposteurs (1770)
Posted in: Voltaire

I give the fight up: let there be an end,
A privacy, an obscure nook for me.
I want to be forgotten even by God.

Paracelsus (1835)
Posted in: Robert Browning

The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them.

attributed; James Morgan Our Presidents (1928)
Posted in: Abraham Lincoln

Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

Posted in: Shadowlands

The important thing, I think, is not to be bitter. You know, if it turns out that there is a God, I don’t think that he’s evil. I think that the worst you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.

To know the mighty works of God, to comprehend His wisdom and majesty and power; to appreciate, in degree, the wonderful workings of His laws, surely all this must be a pleasing and acceptable mode of worship to the Most High, to whom ignorance cannot be more grateful than knowledge.

As quoted in Poland : The Knight Among Nations (1907) by Louis E. Van Norman

There is nothing that God hates so much as a liar.

La joie (Joy) 1929
Posted in: Georges Bernanos

I have just discovered something I have always known: we can no more escape from one another than we can escape from God.

La joie (Joy) 1929
Posted in: Georges Bernanos

But the great Master said, “I see
No best in kind, but in degree;
I gave a various gift to each,
To charm, to strengthen, and to teach.

The Singers (1849)

God sent his Singers upon earth
With songs of sadness and of mirth,
That they might touch the hearts of men,
And bring them back to heaven again.

The Singers (1849)

The trouble with being a god is that you’ve got no one to pray to.

Small Gods
Posted in: Terry Pratchett

Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only.

Comment to Maurice O'Connor Drury