God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
If you do not believe in a personal God, the question: 'What is the purpose of life?' is unaskable and unanswerable.J. R. R. Tolkien, Letter to Camilla Unwin (20 May 1969). The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (1981), Letter 310.
No doubt, God alone has become all these objects, animate and inanimate, but in the relative world all beings act and suffer according to their past Karma and innate tendencies.sarada devi
While God waits for his temple to be built of love, men bring stones.rabindranath tagore
God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single lane.rabindranath tagore
A God who cannot smile could not have created this humorous universe.Sri Aurobindo, in Thoughts and Aphorisms.
You have been told that God is a loving, gracious, merciful, kind, compassionate, wonderful, and good sky fairy who runs a day care in the sky and has a bucket of suckers for everyone because we're all good people. That is a lie... God looks down and says, "I hate you, you are my enemy, and I will crush you," and we say that is deserved, right and just, and then God says, "Because of Jesus I will love you and forgive you." This is a miracle.mark driscoll
If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.Yiddish proverb
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.Psalms. XLVI. 1. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
Too wise to err, too good to be unkind, are all the movements of the Eternal Mind.Rev. John East, Songs of My Pilgrimage.
"Elohim," the name for the creative power in Genesis, is a female plural, a fact that generations of learned rabbis and Christian theologians have all explained as merely grammatical convention. The King James and most other Bibles translate it as "God," but if you take the grammar literally, it seems to mean "goddesses." Al Shaddai, god of battles, appears later, and YHWH, mispronounced Jehovah, later still.Robert Anton Wilson, in Everything Is Under Control : Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-Ups (1998), p. 197.
Most glorious Lord of Life, that on this day,
Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin;
And having harrowed hell, didst bring away
Captivity thence captive, us to win.
God is beautiful. He loves beauty.Muslim proverb
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.Psalms, XIX. 1. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
God is divine Principle, supreme incorporeal Being, Mind, Spirit, Soul, Life, Truth, Love.Mary Baker Eddy
There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind, and its infinite manifestation, for God is All in All. Spirit is immortal Truth; Matter is mortal error.Mary Baker Eddy
The universe is God’s son.Dejan Stojanovic, in The Sun Watches the Sun (1999) “God’s Son” (Sequence: “Is It Possible to Write a Poem”)
One thing I can't stand, it's people groveling.God, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to his nephew Peter Carr from Paris, France, (10 August 1787).
What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God's way of pointing you in a new direction.Oprah Winfrey
How wrong it is to use God as a stop-gap for the incompleteness of our knowledge. If in fact the frontiers of knowledge are being pushed further and further back (and that is bound to be the case), then God is being pushed back with them, and is therefore continually in retreat. We are to find God in what we know, not in what we don’t know.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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