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The world has changed and it's going to keep changing, but God never changes; so we are safe when we cling to Him. Charles R. Swindoll
Ours is a God who waits. So who are we not to? Greg Boyle
Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith. Gordon B. Hinckley
God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates? Samuel Hopkins
It brings hope and peace of mind knowing that God gave His only begotten Son for us. I'm able to look back and know that on this day Jesus was born and gave us the opportunity to have eternal life. Adrian Peterson
God gave us the mind so that we can know him. Michael Servetus
I think one of the big issues with, you know, people who have strong faith in addition to competing is that conflict between accepting things the way they are, and wanting to compete and get better, and at what point are you in the right balance. Tom Lehman
The question Americans should ask is not whether a candidate is affiliated with a particular faith but rather whether that candidate's faith makes it more likely he or she will support policies that align with their values. Gary Bauer
Real Christianity is based upon God's word given to us through the scriptures, and His word is final. Monica Johnson
God is building an army all over the place, in Hollywood as well. So it feels good to be a part of it. Trai Byers
God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture. Richard Dawkins
I've spent the last 50 years or so steeping myself in the world's religions, and I've done my homework. I've gone to each of the world's eight great religions and sought out the most profound scholars I could find, and I've apprenticed myself to them and actually practiced each faith. Huston Smith
You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love? Lech Walesa
Although both sides of my family were religious, I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith. I did not really rebel against it, but then, as today, I disliked organized religion. I have a strange inhibition about praying with others. Georg Solti
If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear. Ayrton Senna
The individualist is an atom thinking about himself (Thank God I am not as other men); the communist, too often, is an atom having ecstasies of self-denial (Thank God I am one in a crowd). Louis MacNeice
Sometimes when I'm going to sleep, I think, 'Oh God, my future husband is out there somewhere and I might know him, or I might not, and I wonder what he's doing and I wonder if he knows me.' I just always think that's so fascinating, that even when you were two years old, your future husband was out there somewhere. Emma Roberts
Whatever you may think of the proposed mosque and community center, lost in the heat of the debate has been a basic question: Should government attempt to deny private citizens the right to build a house of worship on private property based on their particular religion? Michael Bloomberg
God created me to delight people with my goals. Romario
For years, I just did not like this idea of God, church. Tim Allen
It is the easiest thing in the world to become a Christian - ten thousand times easier than it is to hold out unrepenting against the motives which God presents to the mind, to induce it to forsake its evil thoughts and turn unto Him. Elijah Parish Lovejoy
If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled. Ramakrishna
Being God would be the ultimate. Macy Gray
In Christ the original image of God is restored, by faith in this world and by sight in the world to come. Walter Lang
It just took all of that to come to a screeching halt, to get to the point of having nothing, for me to finally realize, Hey, what are you fighting with this for? Until then, I hadn't claimed my faith as my own; I had just grown up with it. Scott Stapp
Behaving morally because of a hope of reward or a fear of punishment is not morality. Morality is not bribery or threats. Religion is bribery and threats. Humans have morality. We don't need religion. Penn Jillette
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. Thomas Jefferson
Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world. Pope Francis I
Devotion, as it relates to the title of my memoir, means fidelity - as in fidelity to a person or a practice. I think it's certainly possible to feel devotion without having faith, at least in the religious sense of the word. Dani Shapiro
God be thanked for the thinkers of good and noble thoughts! It wakes up all the best in ourselves, to come into close contact with others greater and better in every way than we are. Lucy Larcom
A friend of mine is a chef in Bali, and another friend said, 'God, he's like Brad Pitt,' and I said, 'Yeah, I think he's more like arm Pitt,' 'cause, you know, 'Brad Pitt' would be a bit of an overstatement. Owain Yeoman
Don't be misled by those who claim God doesn't exist, because He does. Billy Graham
I have tried to devote my life - with all my husband failures, father failures, pastor failures, friend failures, any other possible failures I'm sure I've done them - to the God-centeredness of God and my aspiring, yearning to join Him in that activity. God is passionate about hallowing the name of God. John Piper
Religion often is misused for purely power-political goals, including war. Hans Kung
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. David Viscott
The Orthodox believe in Jewish literacy, and most of the rest of us couldn't care less. Rabbis and other creatures have a monopoly on Judaism. This is a turnoff in a world that is increasingly secular and that has turned away from religion. Jews are simply turning away from Judaism. Michael Steinhardt
Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are. Louisa May Alcott
Religion is compulsory in English schools, you know. Christopher Hitchens
God can get tiny if we're not careful. Greg Boyle
I don't spend that much time being introspective, believe it or not. All I know is that I grew up not questioning God because that's how you are. God was there like the birds and the wind. Jane Goodall
The American way was for commerce, personal relationships, and religion to be voluntary. No one was forced to participate in something he didn't want. Harry Browne
If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God: his Spirit will say in your hearts, Well done, good and faithful servants. Adam Clarke
My mother had faith in me, had more faith in me than I had in myself, and knowing that she did made me try to find faith. She believed in trying things. Rosemary Mahoney
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. Richard Dawkins
I wondered a little why God was such a useless thing. It seemed a waste of time to have him. After that he became less and less, until he was... nothingness. Frances Farmer
I'm very keen on having true freedom of expression. True freedom of faith. And free practice of religious faith. Mohammed Morsi
I swear to God, I would marry the first person who asked me, just because it seems so completely impossible that anyone would ask. Minnie Driver
For me, it's sad to say, but I would probably have a spiritual marriage but not a legal marriage, because I think so much about marriage starts to become about finances. It has nothing to do with God or feelings or the romantic side of marriage. It's about who owns what, who gets what? So what's the point? Andie MacDowell
We Americans have no commission from God to police the world. Benjamin Harrison
I know that God gave me the blessing to use, to bring honor and glory to Him, and to use to impact the lives of people. Lee Haney
I truly believe that God provides. Katharine McPhee
How can you have the religion of the sovereign be the religion of the state if the sovereign belongs to many religions? And it's at that point, I think, historically, that you start to see people saying maybe the state should not associate itself with any religion. Maybe there shouldn't be any official religion. Noah Feldman
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers. Hans Christian Andersen
I must try desperately to absorb all information I can about the Middle East. I want to excel. I want to speak articulately about the politics of the Middle East and its religion. Amanda Lindhout
God hears a mother's prayer. Victoria Gotti
God has positioned me just this way to be just like I am, to say what I say how I say it. Steve Harvey
Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted. John Ralston Saul
God does not play dice. Albert Einstein
When Jews left Judaism, they didn't stop being religious. They simply swapped God-based Judaism for godless secular humanism and leftism. For left-wing Jews, Judaism is their ethnicity; leftism is their religion. Dennis Prager
If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to him. Mahatma Gandhi
Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God. James Mark Baldwin
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. Buddha
We know the Lord makes His servants bold. The young boy Joseph who saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in a grove of trees was transformed into a spiritual giant. Henry B. Eyring
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice. John Donne
All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family - and God's love - this world would be a far more gentle and better place. Mitt Romney
I had great faith in Irish actors, that they'd be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It's been a learning experience for me too. Christopher Meloni
I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it; that's my religion. Alice Walker
With religion I was always like, 'Does it matter if it's true if it makes you happy?' Matt Stone
Some people pray to a totem pole, some people pray to a sun, some people pray to a god. It all works for them. It all comes back to what you think. Barry Zito
Just because we want something so bad does not mean that God wants it for us, too. Monica Johnson
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God. Saint Patrick
If a tornado twists at 175 miles an hour and stays on the ground like a massive lawnmower for 50 miles, God gave the command. John Piper
Thank God that at least in one place, all men are equal: in the church of God. I do not consider it any degradation to kneel side by side with a Negro in the house of our Heavenly Father. Roger B. Taney
I disagree with a couple of the stances of the Catholic Church. My older brother is gay, and it's important for me to be able to love him completely and freely, and it's important for me to spread beliefs in the world that are not going to limit people in their love. I can't support a religion that doesn't support my brother. Anne Hathaway
President Obama and his radical feminist enforcers have had it in for Catholic medical providers from the get-go. It's about time all people of faith fought back against this unprecedented encroachment on religious liberty. First, they came for the Catholics. Who's next? Michelle Malkin
An angel of God never has wings. Joseph Smith, Jr.
Although religion was around me my whole life I never felt it was forced upon me. It is my centring, my grounding, the soul of me. I feel I'm nothing without it. Nicole Scherzinger
If, then, knowledge be power, how much more power to we gain through the agency of faith, and what elevation must it give to human character. Matthew Simpson
Some parents let their kids sleep at other people's houses, where they drink alcohol, watch TV for hours and God knows what else. But if you say you have to get all A's and practice the violin for two hours, then they consider that abusive. That upsets me. Amy Chua
God, I am afraid he won't give me his answer today. If only somebody would help me - it is all so terribly depressing. Eva Braun
If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry. Dave Barry
I play to represent God, something bigger than baseball. Albert Pujols
God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners. Soren Kierkegaard
Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins. Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding. you must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air. Without sincere longing, you will never find God. Paramahansa Yogananda
When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn't get looked at as God, you freak. Jennifer Love Hewitt
The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman. Alexander Smith
I wasn't a rebel. It kind of clicked in my head, like, if I want to do this, I can go out and do it. Some kids, it clicks for them, and it doesn't work out. But thank God for me it did work out. I put in all those hard hours of work, and it has gotten me to where I am. Robert Griffin III
Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it. Henri Nouwen
It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something, and for me, that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith. Pierce Brosnan
We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation, with our capital... with God's creation. And we need to administer and work that very carefully. Bruce Babbitt
Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God. Arnold J. Toynbee
Baseball is more than a game to me, it's a religion. Bill Klem
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. William Penn
I believe in holiness and sacredness in other people. It doesn't mean that the clouds part and I see God. That's a juvenile way of thinking about it. Karen Armstrong
The kids look at me, 'Ah, you're my hero.' I want to teach those kids. 'Hey listen, God is my hero. He died on the cross for my sins, and He's the one. That's how I wanna live - like Him - and I want you guys to do the same thing. Albert Pujols
God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia. Russell Crowe
You cease to move into yourself, away from others. You give up your antagonism. You begin to move toward others in love. God moved toward you in gracious, outgoing love, and you move toward others in that same outgoing love. E. Stanley Jones
Judaism is an intellectually based religion, and the single most important theme is that of study. Norman Lamm
In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs. David Herbert Donald
The opposite of faith is not doubt: It is certainty. It is madness. You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do. Anne Lamott
Religious or biblical can sometimes be a little soft, but 'A.D.' doesn't shy away from the violence of the time, the political intrigue. The story is really about the resurrection of faith, which is how the disciples went about keeping the word of Christ. So, they found all kinds of trouble and problems and torture and persecution. Juan Pablo Di Pace
I am not God. Nor am I Phantom. I am ready to accept any criticism. I have been in politics for decades. Each and every day, in several media, there is criticism of me. Mamata Banerjee
Early Islam was a time of great creativity. Scholars excelled in sciences and literature. Our religion should not be a shield behind which we hide from the world but a driving force that inspires us to innovate and contribute to our surroundings. This is the true spirit of Islam. Basmah bint Saud
God forbid that the day should ever come when to be true to my constituents is to be hostile to the Union. Jefferson Davis
God is not separate from anything, or anyone. So it's impossible to prevent God from being visible in our government. Yehuda Berg
On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love. Edith Stein
Growing up, I came to love Egypt and respect Islam, but I never thought to go beyond the surface. Back in Canada, many of my father's Egyptian friends questioned his decision not to raise his only child more strictly in the faith. I was not taught salat, the Muslim ritual of prayer, nor did I study Arabic. Shereen El Feki
I can watch a movie and go, 'Oh, my god, that person is acting.' If you just listen to what the other person is saying, your response will always be genuine. Kat Dennings
I think I have the best house in the world. I thank God to have it. I thank God that I finished it. And I hope that I will live enough to take profit of it. Max Azria
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. e. e. cummings
God is love, but get it in writing. Gypsy Rose Lee
Religion is all-too-often a refuge for scoundrels. Neal Boortz
Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science. Muhammad Iqbal
As far as the leading man/romantic lead, I'll tell you what, I really enjoyed my experience more than I thought or imagined I would on 'Catch and Release.' God bless them if they want to give me another shot at that. I would love to have that as something I can go to on occasion. Timothy Olyphant
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God. Leo Tolstoy
Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder. Charles Caleb Colton
I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims. Timothy Radcliffe
Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls. William Pennington
I wished to God the doctor had handed me a pamphlet that said, 'Hey, sorry about the autism, but here's a step-by-step list on what to do next.' But doctors don't do that. They say 'sorry' and move you along. Jenny McCarthy
I haven't chosen to make an issue of faith. Peter Garrett
My theory is if you have a religion, it's a good one. Because some people don't have any at all. Tom T. Hall
I fear God and respect God and love God. Brett Ratner
Our mothers put God first when they fill their highest mission within the walls of their own homes. Ezra Taft Benson
I would argue that the issue of God and the issue of science have the same roots. Dinesh D'Souza
My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He's always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn't always go where he wanted me to go. But He always had me. Now that I'm actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better. DMX
I'm not denying that depression can be spiritually induced. Guilt from having wronged and hurt others can bring it on. A sense of having failed to live out the will of God can give rise to depression. Certainly the fear of death and what might follow can sap the joy out of life. Tony Campolo
Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff. Sojourner Truth
The Bible shows the clear statement of God's purposes concerning the earth, and man once made its prince. Its opening chapters show that it was intended for man's instruction. Joseph Franklin Rutherford
Faith is a personal matter, and should never be a cudgel to stifle inquiry. We tried that approach about 1,200 years ago. The experiment was called the Dark Ages. Seth Shostak
I'm really intrigued by those eternal questions of creation and belief and faith. I don't care who you are, it's what we all think about. It's in the back of all our minds. Ridley Scott
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that. John Keats
I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the secular and Christian markets. People seem to be receiving it with open arms and hearts, and are interested in the stories I want to share about my relationship with God and my faith. Brian Littrell
When I hear theists and atheists pontificating on how they know God does or does not exist, I can only smile at the irrationality and, yes, vanity of the notion. Vincent Bugliosi
Because when God heals a body, that is temporal; but when God saves a soul, that has eternal importance. Benny Hinn
The first tattoo I got was when I was 17, and it's a cross on my bicep with 'Only God Can Judge Me' underneath. Trey Songz
I'm cleaning toilets for $30 a day, because I needed that $30, and people are pointing at me, saying, Look at the big movie star. Look where he is now. I just said, I'm where God put me. Willie Aames
Satan tries to counterfeit the work of God, and by doing this, he may deceive many. To make us lose hope, feel miserable like himself, and believe that we are beyond forgiveness, Satan might even misuse words from the scriptures that emphasize the justice of God in order to imply that there is no mercy. Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Saudi Arabia operates according to the belief that God made young men and women so utterly and completely without self-control that they must be physically segregated every moment of the day and night. James Buchan
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God. Alexander Pope
Grace is above praise and blame. I never read the bad stuff people write, but I never read the good stuff, either. Ever. I know who I am, and I know that God looks down on me and smiles. I know that - without a shadow of a doubt. Suze Orman
We have to choose faith even if we don't feel it. Or hold on to a friend who has faith. Debbie Ford
I understood right from the start that every set of library doors were the sort of magic portals that lead to other lands. My God, right within reach there were dinosaurs and planets and presidents and girl detectives! Deb Caletti
I may just keep releasing singles 'til I run out of music, which is kind of cool in a way - as long as people don't go, 'Oh my God, not another one!' John Oates
What's wrong with us isn't a rap sheet of bad deeds, but a damaged heart, a soul-sickness, that plunges us into fearful self-protection, alienation from God and others. Frederica Mathewes-Green
I could almost say it is my religion. I guess that sounds pretentious, but I want to live and breathe cinema. Giovanni Ribisi
This is God's world this is not the media's world. Terrell Owens
The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through. Edna St. Vincent Millay
As a child of God, your destiny, if you work hard enough and are faithful, is to become like Him. That means that there is nothing that is true that you cannot learn, because He knows all truth. Henry B. Eyring
Whenever there is a catastrophe, some religious people inevitably ask, 'Why didn't God do something? Where was God when all those people died?' Tony Campolo
God has been my number one inspiration. I also look up to Will Smith and Jamie Fox who are also personal friends of mine. They give me great career advice. I would also include Chris Stokes, as a filmmaker and music producer. I've been working with him since I was eight. Marques Houston
I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past. Clara Barton
God knows, I never want to hurt someone's feelings. Selma Blair
The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God. Jim Elliot
The yogi offers his labyrinthine human longings to a monotheistic bonfire dedicated to the unparalleled God. This is indeed the true yogic fire ceremony, in which all past and present desires are fuel consumed by love divine. Paramahansa Yogananda
The public schools tend to teach little kids from when they are very young about the whole universe without God and that God cannot be in science. They are indoctrinating children in an atheistic religious view of things. Ken Ham
Sondheim is my god; I love the man. I learned a great deal about writing from his work, his lyrics, and his structure. Richard LaGravenese
I think the best way to view the Gospels is to view them as a magnificent portrait being painted by Jewish artists to try to capture the essence of a God experience that they believe they had with Jesus of Nazareth. John Shelby Spong
When your identity is found in Christ, your identity never changes. You are always a child of God. Tim Tebow
No one could have less faith in the absolute and definitive importance of the work created by man, because I believe that this world is nothing but a dream. Gustave Moreau
God only knows what else is on the web about me. Illeana Douglas
Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God. Abraham Joshua Heschel
The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe. Orson Pratt
We learn this by the precepts that Jesus left. He observed that the people were looking outward, and assured them that the kingdom of God cometh not with outward observation; and for this reason, that it was only to be known in man. Elias Hicks
I would never dispute that I've been given a gift by God. That's something I've been raised to believe. I'm not an idiot: I know that I can sing, and I know that I can act. Lindsay Pearce
Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage - or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the right fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act. Julia Cameron
God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it. Steve Harvey
She saw the myriad gods, and beyond God his own ineffable eternity; she saw that there were ranges of life beyond our present life, ranges of mind beyond our present mind and above these she saw the splendors of the spirit. Sri Aurobindo
From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people. Howard Dean
No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening. David Edward Jenkins
First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God. Tim Tebow
North and South were equally confident that God was on their side, and appealed incessantly to Him. Rebecca Harding Davis
I'm obsessed with my PlayStation. I'll come home and plug away at 'Fallout' for a couple of hours. Or, if I'm feeling the hacking and slashing, I'll play a little 'God of War.' Tracy Spiridakos
God is the tangential point between zero and infinity. Alfred Jarry
If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. Woody Allen
Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language. Hilaire Belloc
Islamism is not Islam. Islamism is the politicisation of Islam, the desire to impose a version of this ancient faith over society. Maajid Nawaz
From the early Seventies to the mid-Eighties, I approached Rome at a snail's pace. Having concluded that God existed, I could not seriously entertain the thought of not trying to be in contact with Him. Conrad Black
Although I'm a very emotional man, I just can't have blind faith; I have to find out for myself. David Suchet
No one perfectly loves God who does not perfectly love some of his creatures. Marguerite de Valois
In life, you have people that love to party. That's me. People that love God. That's me. People that love sex. That's me. People that love people. That's me. And people that make mistakes. That's me also. R. Kelly
Faith is the most important thing in the world to me. It's the greatest strength I've had. It's helped me get through the hard times. You're not going to win every one of your football games. I've always said I'm not going to make football my god. A lot of coaches put so much into coaching football games that they have nothing left. Bobby Bowden
My book centers in on the New Testament, the goal being to help a person who wants to understand the Bible to see how what God did as revealed in the New Testament will reveal to them their own personal story. Max Lucado
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. Francis Bacon
If God had intended us to fly, he'd have never given us railways. Michael Flanders
Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind. Clive Bell
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have. Leonardo da Vinci
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. Khalil Gibran
Resist your fear; fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe. T. D. Jakes
Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at His work. Faith Evans
One of the greatest gifts we can give people is the hope that their death is nothing to fear - you know, not that it has no fear in it, but the promise of scripture is that God will lead us through the valley of the shadow of death. Max Lucado
Christianity is not rationalism, but faith in God's revelation. A conspicuous, all-important item in that revelation is the resurrection of the body. Edward McKendree Bounds
Religion is everywhere. There are no human societies without it, whether they acknowledge it as a religion or not. Octavia E. Butler
My four sons all knew I was a Jew, but they were allowed to be whatever they wanted to be. The only thing important to me was that they be good people who help other people, because all religion should try to make you a better person and a more caring person. Whenever religion does that for you, it's a good religion. Kirk Douglas
Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift. Lionel Messi
I don't mean that if you're a Christian, walking close to God, you will immediately gain celebrity. you may fail as an artist, because you may not have what the public want at that time, and you have to be prepared for that. Cliff Richard
Two of the chief defenders of the faith in the Old Testament and in the New - Moses and Paul - were both well-versed in the language, the thinking, and the philosophy of their cultures. Ravi Zacharias
God knows I gave my best in baseball at all times and no man on earth can truthfully judge me otherwise. Shoeless Joe Jackson
I've been able to stay good because of my family and keeping God first. If you don't have God in your life, how are you going to navigate through this world? Keke Palmer
A lot of people have questioned how yoga and their own spiritual beliefs can come together. Yoga actually pre-dates religion. Christy Turlington
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth. George Santayana
We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing. Ernest Holmes
The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to me. Thomas Merton
When I grew up in the South, I was taught that segregation was the will of God, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that women were by nature in inferior to men, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that it was okay to hate other religions, and especially the Jews, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. John Shelby Spong
I'm practicing a kind of meandering faith, or faithful meandering. I just trust that something is coming. I don't know what it is. But I've been a straphanger all my life; I know what it's like to not know when the next train is coming, but I trust the subway. Sarah Jones (stage actress)
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful. Margaret Mead
I may be what my enemies desire me to be, yet never an accusation are they able to hurl against me which makes me blush or lower my forehead; and I hope that God will be merciful enough with me, to prevent me from committing one of those faults which would involve my family. Jose Rizal
Bobby had faith in my ability as a singer. Julie London
You are God's own masterpiece! That means you are not ordinary or average; you are a one-of-a-kind original. Victoria Osteen
The game has kept faith with the public, maintaining its old admission price for nearly thirty years while other forms of entertainment have doubled and tripled in price. And it will probably never change. Connie Mack
I remember wearing the big oversized baseball and basketball jerseys and Timbaland boots. I was a tomboy growing up. I recently caught a picture of myself, and I was like, 'God! What was I thinking about?' Drew Sidora
The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers. Dave Barry
I am politically pro-choice, but personally pro-life. I have my faith but refuse to force it on the world at large - especially this world, so brutal and unjust. I cannot make these wrenching personal life and death decisions for others - nor do I believe they should be made by a church run by childless men. Julianna Baggott
It's attractive when girls have faith. That is a big thing for me. Tim Tebow
Over the centuries, religion has become institutionalized, and in the process encrusted with elaborate hierarchies, top-heavy bureaucracies, highly specialized roles and reflexive routines. Gary Hamel
It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church. Matthew Henry
Have faith in God. It will make you dig deeper and become a better leader. Anne F. Beiler
I am a nuclear physicist by training and a deeply committed Christian. I don't have any doubt in my own mind about God who created the entire universe. But I don't adhere to passages that so and so was created 4,000 years before Christ, and things of that kind. Jimmy Carter
Hamas cannot make peace with the Israelis. That is against what their God tells them. It is impossible to make peace with infidels, only a ceasefire. Mosab Hassan Yousef
It's a new day for the Democrats when it comes to matters of faith, and the younger Evangelicals are aware of this and many of them are moving into the Democratic camp. Tony Campolo
What use is revelation or religion if it doesnt change anything? Abu Bakar Bashir
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low. Desmond Tutu
David - the man after God's own heart - was a man of war and a mighty man of valour. When all Israel were on the run, David faced Goliath - alone... with God - and he but a stripling, and well scolded, too, by his brother for having come to see the battle. Charles Studd
Pray to Christ for me that the animals will be the means of making me a sacrificial victim for God. Ignatius of Antioch
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Albert Einstein
All the gods are dead except the god of war. Eldridge Cleaver
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. Garrison Keillor
Man thinks, God directs. Alcuin
The things that have always been important: to be a good man, to try to live my life the way God would have me, to turn it over to Him that His will might be worked in my life, to do my work without looking back, to give it all I've got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer. Johnny Cash
Now, you can't tell me, we have the only God in the whole world. You can't tell me that nobody else has God. Edward T. Hall
One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian. Mortimer Adler
After I directed, when I went back to being an actor, I was like, 'God, this is the life!' Because you only have to concentrate on one thing. Campbell Scott
I always try to see the good in everything, and that gives me strength. Even when I lost in the London Olympics quarterfinals, I said to myself, 'Don't lose heart, God has his own plans.' Actually, life just goes on; you have to accept whatever challenge you face and become stronger. Vijender Singh
When I started working in film, I loved photography, I loved the image, I loved telling the story within a frame, but as I started playing around with film and video, it was like, 'Oh my god.' You just have so much more to play with. Lynn Shelton
After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful. Karen Armstrong
When people unfortunately use religion to facilitate their envy, arrogance and hate, communalism surfaces. Radhanath Swami
When God put everybody here, I don't think that he had a master plan of a pecking order. That's not what you see in the Bible. I disagree with that notion, so in my estimation, we've all been put on this planet to share it. It is our duty and our obligation and our responsibility to make sure that we've done so in the proper fashion. Corey Feldman
Honestly, I never needed a mask to go onstage. It was me who was there, and it was always what I felt, based on what I had learned at home, in my religion, and from society. I clung to that: 'This is me, it has to be me.' And if I had an encounter with someone of the same sex, I looked away. Ricky Martin
I was raised Catholic, and I have an aversion to anyone who takes religion to the extreme. Conor Oberst
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. Arthur C. Clarke
I don't think I'm really a rude person, but now I see myself on television, I think, 'Oh, God, that is a bit strong.' And I wonder if I've always been like that and I haven't been aware of it. Clive Anderson
For some, the belief in a Young Earth seems to be based on a kind of intuition or faith in what they believe an omnipotent God should do. It reasons that if God is all powerful, then certainly He would not have taken millions of years to make the earth. Norman Geisler
I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity. John Hawley
No human heart is denied empathy. No religion can demolish that by indoctrination. No culture, no nation and nationalism - nothing can touch it because it is empathy. Dayananda Saraswati
Sometimes we look at gay being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don't think God categorizes sins. Joel Osteen
God joins us together by means of the body, in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements. He affects us with the same feelings in consequence of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul. Nicolas Malebranche
I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him. Jesse Helms
If you are teaching Muslim sixth formers in a school, and you tell them they can't have their God and Darwin, there is a risk they will choose their God and be lost to science. Martin Rees
I don't have a religion. I believe in a God. I don't know what it looks like but it's MY god. My own interpretation of the supernatural. Jennifer Aniston
God does not give us salvation because we believe. Our believing is only the normal way of receiving the salvation he freely gives. Lewis B. Smedes
Listen - pacemaker, crash, stroke. What does it mean? God doesn't want me now. That's all. Kirk Douglas
I grew up riding all my life, so I was very comfy on a horse, thank God. Although I'd never ridden... with sword in my hand. Joshua Sasse
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes. Thomas Carlyle
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst. Thomas Paine
I actually do propose open-mindedness, but open-mindedness to the Word of God. Eric Ludy
The constitution of the universe is total natural law. 'Natural law,' we say from the field of science. 'Will of God,' we say from the field of religion. It's the same thing. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think. Billy Graham
Satan is the master distracter. He is always working to keep us off track in our walk with God. Joyce Meyer
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. Anais Nin
I had to learn to forgive. I couldn't sleep at night. I got ulcers. I had to let go, to let God deal with it. No one wants to be mad in their own house. I didn't want to be angry my whole life. It takes so much energy out of you to be mean. Rodney King
Do not be surprised if I adore as God what you called humanity, since you talked of humanity as if it was empty of spirit and you think in the flesh according to the flesh. Michael Servetus
Conversion is an enlarging, a deepening, and a broadening of the undergirding base of testimony. It is the result of revelation from God, accompanied by individual repentance, obedience, and diligence. David A. Bednar
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. Voltaire
Maybe that's my lot in life as an actor, to be the guy who gets crapped on everywhere he goes. Oh God. Rider Strong
In all religions, we hear of the Seven Planetary Genii: the Hindu tells of Seven Rishi, the Parsi of Seven Ameskaspentas, the Mohammedan of Seven Archangels, and our Christian religion has its Seven Spirits before the Throne. Max Heindel
Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. Thomas S. Monson
God's love-eye does not see essentially into the wicked rebellious apostate soul; neither also into the devil, but his anger-eye sees thereinto; that is, God, according to the property of the anger or fire of wrath, sees in the devil, and in the false soul. Jakob Bohme
Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person. Walter Kaufmann
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Napoleon Bonaparte
To a mind like mine, restless, inquisitive, and observant of everything that was passing, it is easy to suppose that religion was the subject to which it would be directed; and, although this subject principally occupied my thoughts, there was nothing that I saw or heard of to which my attention was not directed. Nat Turner
Wishing to open my mouth, O brethren, and speak on the exalted theme of humility, I am filled with fear, even as a man who understands that he is about to discourse concerning God with the art of his own words. For humility is the raiment of the Godhead. Isaac of Nineveh
But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac. Mahatma Gandhi
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails. Euripides
God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends. Addison Mizner
How many precious things do we not already possess which others have not - have hardly an idea of! Let us enjoy these, then, and bless God that we are permitted to enjoy them, rather than importune His goodness with vain longings for more. Jane Welsh Carlyle
Perhaps, if science is clever enough to see, it will realize that religion may not be too far off with its concrete imagery; and that relative to the supreme creator, we humans are much like the microorganisms we scrutinize under the microscope. Robert Lanza
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. Thomas Paine
Contradictory to my religion, I think, is journalism. Sydney Schanberg
But I didn't even see God in the show as being very spiritual, I see him or her, it, as being something that is just relevant and very important in her life. Amber Tamblyn
By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage. Ian Mcewan
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. Plato
Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God. Henry Adams
I was raised with fear of God, guilt over Jesus, and terror of the Devil. Dory Previn
I have no TV, thank God. I haven't heard anything about Tom Cruise, except that he had a baby, I think. Emmanuelle Beart
We are separated from God on two sides; the Fall separates us from Him, the Tree of Life separates Him from us. Franz Kafka
I just want to be in the best shape I can be. Not to stand on that start line and say: 'Oh my God, I have this injury and that injury.' I just want to be able to go out and race. Paula Radcliffe
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves. George Eliot
The UN declaration on human rights must always be first in line before religion or other cultural habits, in case of any conflict between them. Bjorn Ulvaeus
Be assured that Christianity is something more than forms and creeds and ceremonies: there is life, and power, and reality, in our holy faith. George Muller
Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it. Mason Cooley
Planned obsolescence is not really a new concept. God used it with people. Robert Orben
My goal was to play drums, but my father made me take piano lessons. He told me I needed to learn to read music first, so I took lessons for six years. I thank God that he made me take those lessons, because it taught me a tremendous amount. Brian Austin Green
I like to take every day just searching my own heart, making sure that I'm on course, and I'm doing what God wants me to do. I'm real good with not looking to the critics and looking straight ahead. Joel Osteen
Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai... but he has never improved on God's law. Cecil B. DeMille
Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct. Paula Abdul
At the cross God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption. E. Stanley Jones
The one thing that a fish can never find is water; and the one thing that man can never find is God. Eric Butterworth
I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, 'Henry, have you made your peace with God?' Thoreau said, 'I didn't know we'd quarreled.' Stewart Udall
God comes first. Paradise is not cheap. Hakeem Olajuwon
In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken. Youssou N'Dour
When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich. Honore de Balzac
Taking it in its wider and generic application, I understand faith to be the supplement of sense; or, to change the phrase, all knowledge which comes not to us through our senses we gain by faith in others. Matthew Simpson
The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality. Alexis de Tocqueville
The enemies of the Christian religion and the Law of God confuse law with faith. Randall Terry
As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. Emmanuel Teney
I've been saying for a couple of years now that people need to let God out of the Sunday morning box, that He doesn't want to just be with you for an hour or two on Sunday morning and then put back in His box to sit there until you have an emergency, but He wants to invade your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Joyce Meyer
God, I'd love to do a big commercial movie that made a lot of money and whose plot was interesting too. Bob Balaban
Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God's word. Billy Graham
I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment... rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood. Franz Liszt
God has to let you be there, and then you just have to have good fortune for whatever reason. I'm enjoying every moment of my life. We are so fortunate just to be alive. Randy Owen
The slugs are ascending this steep city staircase that leads up to a huge Catholic church, essentially signifying their slow crawl towards death. The work reminds us of religion, mortality, natural decay, and the slow suffocation of commercialized societies. Florentijn Hofman
God gives us our relatives, thank God we can choose our friends. Ethel Watts Mumford
The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion. John Keegan
He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity. Mikhail Bakunin
Yes, I was mad at God because of the cancer diagnosis. I thought I should have been protected because of the work I do in the world. Debbie Ford
God has blessed me with the capacity to meditate even while I am talking. Sri Chinmoy
I've never been interested in changing my face. I hear of those glycolic peels and the Botox and plastic surgeries, and I am just, like, 'Oh my God.' I just could never do that. Justine Bateman
God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself. Herodotus
Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it. Anton Chekhov
I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself - you and God - at some point. Jerry B. Jenkins
I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him. Francois Rabelais
Religion as a whole specializes in sin management. It's all about organizing humanity in such a way that we cause as little damage as possible. Erwin McManus
Every day is a gift from God, no matter how old we are. Billy Graham
Communism was meant to be an alternative religion. David Miliband
If you're so afraid of your imagination that you stifle it, how are you going to know God? How can you imagine heaven? Katherine Paterson
Thank God for Occupy and thank God for 'The Daily Show,' Colbert and the rising up that's going on around the world. Bonnie Raitt
If God gives you rights, no man and no government can take them away from you. Roy Moore
I feel like God gives you what you deserve. Whatever that time is, you get what you deserve. Common
I travel around the world, experiencing every language, every religion... some places where there's just no reason to smile, because their lives are so difficult. Lionel Richie
When they were in Papua New Guinea, God just totally grabbed a hold of Will's heart and totally changed him. And within three months he was saved and he's never looked back since. Michael Scott
Art is man's nature; nature is God's art. Philip James Bailey
Thank God for being a writer, because you do sort of find out what you think by the process of writing. Robyn Davidson
Sometimes decisions get made and it ends up being God doing for you what you couldn't do for yourself. Charisma Carpenter
God has already done everything He's going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you're going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family. Joel Osteen
I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. Lucille Ball
I think regardless of what your religion is or what you believe, you try to treat people in a positive way, and that's all you can do in life. Scott Eastwood
Politicians make mistakes. People misspeak in public. God knows I have proven both. A lot. R. T. Rybak
Do what you really want to do. That's why God put you on this earth. J. Carter Brown
I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did. Augusto Pinochet
The U.S. has a long history of walking up to the precipice of rigor and then walking away. As voters, let's support leaders who were courageous enough to make the hard decisions necessary to move our system forward. And as parents, let's put our faith in our educators, our children and tests that hold them to their highest potential. Wendy Kopp
Jesus went to the cross for sins He didn't commit. Hello! You can carry a grudge just thinking about that, but don't do it. He knew what He was doing. It was His choice, and He did it willingly. It was the will of the Father, and He always did the will of God without complaint. So what is it that we have to complain about? Monica Johnson
It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport. Fridtjof Nansen
The most stupid religion is Islam. Michel Houellebecq
With gridlock the norm, Congress's approval rating is below 10 percent and the public has lost faith in its national leadership. Ron Fournier
One of the things I love about our source text as Christians, the Bible, is that it teaches us not to avoid conflict. And it teaches us that before the fall of man, in Paradise, there was conflict. God wants conflict to be a part of your life. Donald Miller
Religion is so much more than the god you pray to. The religion that you associate with, it's culture, it is family, it is background. That is something that I have always grown up with. Aasif Mandvi
I frankly don't care if you agree with my stand on abortion. I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles, and no other standard is consistent with the will of God. Alan Keyes
I'm just a living witness that you can be an imperfect soldier and still be in the army fighting for God Almighty. Don't you think you got to be perfect 'cause I ain't. Steve Harvey
I spent some time, six months or so, ruminating about the characters before I sat down to write 'Faith'. Jennifer Haigh
I never found much comfort in overly organized religion of any sort. Jewel
Every time I make a plan, God laughs at me. Jason Isaacs
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God. Albert Einstein
God uses singers in a mighty way, and I am grateful. Martha Reeves
I don't think the 9/11 attacks taught us anything we didn't already know about religion. It has long been obvious - even to the deeply religious - that religious fanaticism is an extremely dangerous deranger of otherwise sane and goodhearted people. Daniel Dennett
Remember that bodily exercise, when it is well ordered, as I have said, is also prayer by means of which you can please God our Lord. Saint Ignatius
Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair. Eugene Ionesco
Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence. Aeschylus
We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn't a matter of political correctness. It's a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith. Barack Obama
I got a very strong sense from my mother, in particular, that we are all equal in the sight of God. Johann Lamont
I had a lot of conversations with my family, my close friends, with my pastor, with God, and kind of came to a revelation that maybe I should be honest with myself about who I am and let that person - this woman who has lived inside me for my entire life - finally have an opportunity to live. Caitlyn Jenner
God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses. Henry Ward Beecher
An omnipotent God is the only being with no reason to lie. Mason Cooley
I applied a lot of the same principles I used in hockey into my acting. I might have had some naive ambitions of making the NHL, but thank God, playing hockey gave me a good foundation for everything else. Vincent Piazza
I am obsessive always, even as a child. On one side is this strict orthodox religion, on the other is communism, and I am this little girl pulled between the two. It makes me who I am. It turns me into the kind of person that Freud would have a field day with, for sure. Marina Abramovic
I always say that people should not rush to change religions. There is real value in finding the spiritual resources you need in your home religion. Dalai Lama
I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth. Carl Sandburg
If God existed, and if He cared for humankind, He would never have given us religion. Martin Amis
God's purpose in creation was to let us prove ourselves. The plan was explained to us in the spirit world before we were born. We were valiant enough there to qualify for the opportunity to choose against temptation here to prepare for eternal life, the greatest of all the gifts of God. Henry B. Eyring
God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn't done with America yet. Ted Cruz
There is a great difference between Christianity and religion at the south. If a man goes to the communion table, and pays money into the treasury of the church, no matter if it be the price of blood, he is called religious. Harriet Ann Jacobs
And it took me, since I was 17 and left home, running from God, to now, as a 30-year-old man, when I honestly feel like I've come full circle and my heart's finally in the right place. Scott Stapp
I think that anything that begins to give people a sense of their own worth and dignity is God. John Shelby Spong
Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith. Thomas S. Monson
Whether religion is man-made is a question for philosophers or theologians. But the forms are man-made. They are a human response to something. As a historian of religions, I am interested in those expressions. Mircea Eliade
This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in, and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre of God's righteous Kingdom. Thomas Traherne
One and God make a majority. Frederick Douglass
Just think about it: what in the name of God would Alabama be without the University of Alabama? What would Oklahoma be without the University of Oklahoma? Nothing. Dan Jenkins
I can't gather around and talk about how much everybody in the room doesn't believe in God. I just don't - I don't have the energy for that, and so I... Agnostic separates me from the conduct of atheists whether or not there is strong overlap between the two categories, and at the end of the day I'd rather not be any category at all. Neil deGrasse Tyson
As set forth by theologians, the idea of 'God' is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing. Johann Most
We live in a permanent state of bad faith, a mutual representation of ourselves to one another for the sake of remaining sane and following our biological imperative to continue as a species. Thomas Ligotti
I have the '77 Million Paintings' running in my studio a lot of the time. Occasionally I'll look up from what I'm doing and I think, 'God, I've never seen anything like that before!' And that's a real thrill. Brian Eno
Thus united to them in the fellowship of life, he will both understand the things revealed to them by God and, thenceforth escaping the peril that threatens sinners in the judgment, will receive that which is laid up for the saints in the kingdom of heaven. Athanasius
I'm riding my man Obama. I think he's a visionary. Actually, Barack told me the first date he took Michelle to was 'Do the Right Thing.' I said, Thank God I made it. Otherwise you would have taken her to 'Soul Man.' Michelle would have been like 'What's wrong with this brother?' Spike Lee
And because his Spirit was wholly God, he is called God, and he is called man on account of his flesh. Michael Servetus
Dad worked in a warehouse when I was little and I didn't see him for three years as he was doing all the overtime God gave him to buy me new ballet shoes, or a new tutu. Jennifer Ellison
I am passionate about God, about Jesus, and what His influences do to me. TobyMac
I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches. Aaron Neville
If I do look back, I'll say that I'm blessed. I'm blessed, and I appreciate God for not only letting me live through everything, but to prosper. Flavor Flav
That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it. Blaise Pascal
The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge. Meister Eckhart
Even the holy men who lived before the coming of Christ understood that God had in mind plans of peace for the human race. Saint Bernard
We certainly love the Muslim people. But that is not the faith of this country. And that is not the religion that built this nation. The people of the Christian faith and the Jewish faith are the ones who built America, and it is not Islam. Franklin Graham
I can understand why Christians call us heretics. But most important, who will God call a heretic? From God's point of view, my revelation is deeply orthodox. Sun Myung Moon
The physical voice we use in prayer need not be great nor startling; even should we not lift up any great cry or shout, God will yet hear us. Origen
I remember my uncle and my father telling me that my mother didn't want me because I was blind. She thought being blind was a disgrace and a punishment from God. Ronnie Milsap
Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good. David Price
I want to thank the pioneering women who years ago opened the doors of politics in Costa Rica. My government will be open to all Costa Ricans of good faith. Laura Chinchilla
There was a village watercolour society and they'd come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously. Nicolas Roeg
Every man eventually is backed up to the wall of faith, and there he must make his stand. Ezra Taft Benson
When I got saved, God became my art agent. Thomas Kincade
TV networks are dying. The death throes of religion give us jihads. The death throes of television give us reality shows. Penn Jillette
At Harvard I was taking an African-American studies class, and we were reading about the tragic mulatto. Invariably, the tragic mulatto can't fit in either world and flings herself off a bridge. So I'm reading, and I'm like, 'Oh, my God, I think I'm in literature,' but my life was never like that. Soledad O'Brien
The saving ordinance of baptism must be administered by one who has proper authority from God. David A. Bednar
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise. Phillips Brooks
God, I used to have really skinny-crap eyebrows. They were such an ugly disaster. Lily James
I do not think anyone can ever do anything without the help and will of God. Andrea Bocelli
You don't give God authority over your life. He has it, totally. John Piper
Ever since boyhood I've made a religion of keeping in shape by regular, conscientious exercise. Gene Tunney
It's very difficult to talk about religion in Iran because religion has gotten so mixed up with politics. Asghar Farhadi
Human societies, like human beings, live by faith and die when faith dies. Whittaker Chambers
If we are just specks of dust hit by lightning, if we have no spark of God in us, why not just take whatever we can and devil take the hindmost? I mean, we are fools not to do that if there is no right or wrong. Ben Stein
And malt does more than Milton can To justify the ways of God to man. Alfred Edward Housman
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. Helen Keller
I thought that communism, the tyranny of communism, was an abomination and I beseeched God to bring that terrible evil down and he did. It was a great triumph, it took awhile, but it happened. Pat Robertson
God's only excuse is that he does not exist. Stendhal
I would say 90 percent of Christians do not have a worldview, in other words a view of the world, based on the Scripture and a relationship with God. Josh McDowell
Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything. Henry Miller
God doesn't know things. He is things. D. H. Lawrence
I am spiritual but not massively religious, and I don't go to church. If someone said 'What religion are you?' I would say 'Christian.' But I don't practice. Sophia Myles
Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers. Carol P. Christ
My brethren, when God first began to love you, He gave you all that He ever meant to give you in the lump, and eternity of time is that in which He is retailing of it out. Thomas Goodwin
There's an honesty in our family - my kids and I are able to talk about things without me putting the fear of God into them. Billie Joe Armstrong
My mother was a great inspiration to me to always do my best. My father has always been my mentor and friend. They taught me the basic principle that guides most all that I do: faith, focus, finish. Larry Fitzgerald
I figure there are a few actors like Marlon Brando, George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier who have been touched by the hand of God. I'm in the next bunch. John Forsythe
I should have been dead 50, 60 years ago. God just wasn't ready for me. Because I used to raise hell and drink. I've had my fun! David Edwards
I had to learn - since I'm divorced now and everyone is like, 'Oh my God, you're single, what's going on?' - that if I don't like to spend time with myself, how can I ask someone else to enjoy spending time with me? I'm getting to learn how to enjoy my solitude and have a good time. Gabrielle Union
Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God. William Ames
My gut feelings and my faith tell me that until God shuts a door, no human can shut it. Olusegun Obasanjo
I just can't say enough about the actors having faith and trust in the writers and the writers having faith and trust in the actors. Kyle Chandler
Adam was a super-being when God created him. Benny Hinn
Every time someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen - that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion. So we're still praying to their gods. Whitley Strieber
Into every soul, however purged and fenced, evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself. George A. Smith
The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you're free. Ray Manzarek
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. Aeschylus
Essentially this promise before curse, this superiority of God's love in Christ, must come from the Bible. Walter Lang
Christmas is a Christian holiday, and any self-respecting person of another religion should not celebrate a holiday that they don't believe in. Clearly, Christ is in the name of the holiday, so there should be a belief in Him. Monica Johnson
But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government. Tony Campolo
Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe in God through my studies in science, it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed faith and science as enemies. John Clayton
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. Blaise Pascal
I've been blessed with a lot of things in life, but God did not give me rhythm. Still, I love to dance - which past girlfriends always found hilarious. Blake Mycoskie
I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans. Osama bin Laden
God works powerfully, but for the most part gently and gradually. John Newton
As the science of every thing is in the formed Word, so also is God's will therein: That same expressed Word is in the angels, angelical; in the devils, diabolical; in man, human; in beasts, bestial. Jakob Bohme
First, I prepare. Then I have faith. Joe Namath
It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look. Francis of Assisi
I am extremely respectful of the Jewish community. You know, I am Christian. I think of Jews as my older brothers. I mean, there wouldn't be Christianity without the Jewish religion. There is a direct connection between the two of them. Joe Lhota
When I started this project, I was a young architect. I was very apprehensive about any changes to the design. Whether I wanted to or not, I learned that you can accept some changes to its form without compromising its intent. But it's a leap of faith that I didn't want to make initially - to put it mildly. Michael Arad
In life eternal, there is perfect joy and light, without pain or torture, and there is communion with God Himself and His angels. Jan Hus
To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid. Christopher Hitchens
Remember that God under the Law ordained a Lamb to be offered up to Him every Morning and Evening. Thomas Ken
Oh, there's going to be debate because you're dealing with the Bible and religion is supposed to be separate from state and that to me is already a conflict before it even hits the gay issue. Pam Grier
Young people are not immune to following God's commands concerning discipline. Monica Johnson
I think you have to learn for yourself how to write. I'm slightly mystified by creative writing courses - God love them - because I can't understand how you can explain a process that I find so baffling. Kate Atkinson
My father insisted that I and my sisters not be indoctrinated into any religion at any age. S. T. Joshi
Forget the conspiracy theories! God gave us the right to vote, and He gave the United States, and all of its citizens, freedom through democracy. Monica Johnson
Would we not do well to have the pleasing of God as our motive rather than to try to elevate ourselves above our brother and outdo another? Ezra Taft Benson
The advent of a new religion, making serious and impressive claims to embody a new revelation from on high, is not a frequent occurrence. Robert Rainy
Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people. Ernest Renan
My wife and I love children. We have five of our own. I would ask that anyone who looks up to me would instead look up to God. I am nothing without Him. Everything I do in life and in baseball is to glorify Him. Albert Pujols
I see apostasy in many ways occurring in Evangelical churches that really aren't teaching the truth of God's word. I do believe that some churches have become entertainment centers and a teaching a type of prosperity Gospel rather than teaching God's word. Robert Jeffress
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon. William Wallace
I realize that a lot of business leaders may disagree with me, but I truly believe that God belongs in what my company does. By putting Him first in my operations, He can bless what I attempt. David Green
I follow my father's philosphy; 'Do what is good, do what is right, and God will take care of the rest.' Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
'Faith and Will' is aimed at the same readership as 'The Artist's Way.' The book is for spiritual seekers in all walks of life. Julia Cameron
People use the notion of God to bully people and hurt people, when we can use the concept to respect and uplift. Victor LaValle
If you went for a job interview in a Glasgow law firm, they used to ask you what school you went to. And that was a way of finding out what religion you were. Denise Mina
When I walk down the street in New York, I swear to God, the building constructor, the guy pounding cement and what not, will yell, 'Hey, you hockey puck!' Don Rickles
Now our whole activity is devoted to God, and our whole life, since we are bent on progress in divine things. Origen
I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family's faith. Vera Farmiga
I could never say that one religion is wrong. I could never say that this person's God is wrong, I could never say that someone is wrong because they don't believe in God. Amber Tamblyn
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I really am pretty happy with what God gave me. Jennifer Aniston
Christians who have influence in political life must feel as individuals responsibility in front of their own faith. And the duty of encouraging laws that are not in contradiction with the Commandments comes within the mission of the Church. Karl Lehmann
I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person's life. God is in everyone's life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else - God is in this person's life. You can - you must - try to seek God in every human life. Pope Francis I
I sometimes wish I had been educated a Catholic, in order to unite the poetry of religion with its higher principles. Are they necessarily inseparable? Is man really so much of a philosopher, that he can conceive of truth in its abstract purity, and divest life and the affections of all the aids of the imagination? James Fenimore Cooper
Well, it all depends on how you, you know, perceive the religion angle. I always say to each their own and I'd much rather have a guy that's going to be preaching religion as oppose a guy who's going to be shooting himself in the leg. Boomer Esiason
I'm not Candide, nor Dr Pangloss, but we know that faith moves mountains. Daniel Libeskind
Religion is a temper, not a pursuit. Harriet Martineau
God gave me the strength to see, and breathe, and talk. Leon Spinks
I try to stay centered in my faith and my family and the close people around me. Tim Tebow
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel…In such sort is the devil always God's ape. Martin Luther
In Elizabethan England or classical Athens... theater was at the center of, not culture, but society and politics and religion and civic engagement. Those things have a different audience. Diane Paulus
I don't say what God is, but a name That somehow answers us when we are driven To feel and think how little we have to do With what we are. Edwin Arlington Robinson
An actor is an impersonator; he plays many different roles. If you played the same role all the time, God - that'd be a boring career. When you take on different roles and become a different person, that's called acting... It's a challenge. Robert Loggia
If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or your country with them. Richard V. Allen
God tries you in certain, certain ways. Some people are rich, and they believe in God. They lose the money, things get hard, they get weak and quit going to church. Quit serving God like they did. Muhammad Ali
The Scriptures bear ample and continuous evidence that the faith of the resurrection of the body lies in the faith that Jesus Christ died and rose again. Edward McKendree Bounds
There were certain films where I went, 'Oh, my God, I'm doing a movie.' Salli Richardson
To allot God a secondary place in life was, to me, inconceivable. Though He is the sole Owner of the cosmos, silently showering us with gifts from life to life, one thing yet remains which He does not own, and which each human heart is empowered to withhold or bestow - man's love. Paramahansa Yogananda
I like the guys who wrote their own stuff and were able to perform it, like Seth Rogen. He popped off so young. When he did 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' and he was a co-producer on the movie, I was like, 'Oh my God: that's exactly what I want to do.' Adam DeVine
I have always respected everyone's religion. As I say, there is only one God and a lot of confused people. Hazel Scott
I believe in, and will to the best of my ability fight for, equal rights and freedom of opinion for everyone, regardless of colour, religion, nationality, orientation - you know the rest. Binyavanga Wainaina
I firmly believe that there is a God. I firmly believe that there is a Heaven. And I firmly believe that if you go there, it's gonna be great. Tommy Lasorda
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God. Blaise Pascal
I'm not really into religion. Harry Dean Stanton
When I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my savior, and I asked him to forgive and to come into my life, and He does - from that moment forward I have established a personal relationship with God that I have to develop, you know, through Bible reading and prayer, and living my life for him. Anne Graham Lotz
One of the things that doesn't come up as much as it should, especially in literary fiction, is this idea of faith and God... I feel like those are things that should be wrestled with... because they are such an integral part of our community on every level. Victor LaValle
God knows I detest slavery but it is an existing evil, and we must endure it and give it such protection as is guaranteed by the Constitution. Millard Fillmore
I meditate on God's life and I read the scriptures. I read something about Him, go through it and spend a lot of time by myself. Jim Caviezel
Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money. Tertullian
I had parents who instilled in me the importance of love, morals and hard work. I give God all the glory because he has brought me through so much. Junior Seau
My name is Linus, and I am your God. Linus Torvalds
But wishing our Kansas soldiers 'God speed' is not enough. We need to comfort, care for, and protect their families. And we should ease the financial burdens that these families often face. Kathleen Sebelius
I say that I can't make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I'm cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you're always in control, you're like God. Spalding Gray
I spent six years in Bible study because I needed to get grounded. People really need to spend time in the Bible getting to know the God they claim to love. Willie Aames
I hope I can live up to the faith that has been put in me to do a good job. Clementa C. Pinckney
With celebrity being our new religion, it's increasingly difficult to start up on your own. Talented young designers are more likely to either go and work for celebrity brands or huge fashion houses than ever before. Alice Temperley
You know what the fastest growing religion in America is? Statism. The growing reliance on government. Marco Rubio
Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again. Lionel Blue
We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured. Blaise Pascal
I have come to know a God of compassion and mercy and love. Philip Yancey
Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it. Georges Bernanos
The enemy of science is not religion. Religion comes in endless shapes and forms... The true enemy is the substitution of thought, reflection, and curiosity with dogma. Frans de Waal
I know one thing: There are a billion Islamic people in the world today, and there will be about 2 billion by the time we're dead. They're not going to give up their religion. Chris Matthews
I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years. Tracey Ullman
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief. Nick Cave
When you believe in God, you've got to believe in the all-powerful God. He's not just God, He's the all-powerful God and He has total control over everyone's life. The Devil, on the other hand, is a real character that's trying his hardest to tear your life apart. Alice Cooper
We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings, with such mental qualities and powers, for the sole purpose of being used as beasts, or instruments of labour. Thomas Clarkson
But when we place God on our side of things, that we are now ridding the world of evil - that's very dangerous, that one nation has this role to rid the world of evil. What about the evil we have committed, that we are complicit in? Jim Wallis
You know, when George Bush talks about freedom not being America's gift to world but God's gift to all humankind, it smells like market testing to me. Joe Klein
Americans know more about religion than almost any other topic. Bruce Feiler
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore
The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.' Billy Graham
When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism! David Starr Jordan
God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality. Harry Emerson Fosdick
All I can say is thank God my stepdaughter's favourite band in the whole wide world is The Beatles. We do have dance parties to 'Wannabe' though. Emma Ishta
When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. Paul Cezanne
I have learned in my life that my plans don't matter. It's God's plan. Taya Kyle
Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west. Azar Nafisi
As an actor, you usually live your life with faith. Molly Parker
I actually pray everyday, but I don't believe in God. Harvey Fierstein
The hajj is one of the five essential practices of Islam; when they make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims ritually act out the central principles of their faith. Karen Armstrong
It should be pursued as in the presence of God, and under the solemn sanctions created by a lively sense of his omniscience, and of our accountability to him for the right use of the faculties which he has bestowed. Simon Greenleaf
Perfection does not exist - only God is perfect. Carolina Herrera
How can I go on with this? Please God, let me win a football pool. Simon Raven
Faith is in the eye of the beholder. Tilda Swinton
I've played an angel on 'Touched by an Angel,' bringing the message of God's love. It was such a privilege for me as a person of faith to deliver the message. Roma Downey
Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet. Mark Twain
We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect. Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they are sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive. Jeff Miller
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy. Peter Ustinov
God is bigger than people think. Jimmy Dean
If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God. Ramakrishna
More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material. Charles Eastman
I don't think any person has any special knowledge about what God has planned for me and you any more than me and you do. Willie Nelson
God intended Earth. God intended the waters. God intended you and me. We were created in the image and the likeness of God; we are holograms, if you will. So the power, the presence, the energy is within you and me. The energy of God, as life, is within each of us. Mary Manin Morrissey
If I were to pray in Arabic, I'd pray to Allah. If I were to pray in English, I'd pray to God. Rabih Alameddine
As long as there are religions, there are going to be people who are hiding their rottenness behind the veil of religion. Juliana Hatfield
The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God. Mortimer Adler
My explanation remains the same: It was an attempt to make the point that anyone who opposed the war can achieve their objective by working within their sphere of influence, whether their political party or community of faith. James P. Moran
A little prosperity and peace, or even a turn slightly for the better, can bring us feelings of self-sufficiency. We can feel quickly that we are in control of our lives, that the change for the better is our own doing, not that of a God who communicates to us through the still, small voice of the Spirit. Henry B. Eyring
If God is watching us, we might as well be interesting. Solomon Short
You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void. Stacie Orrico
America is beyond power; it acts as in a dream, as a face of God. Wherever America is, there is freedom, and wherever America is not, madness rules with chains, darkness strangles millions. Beneath her patient bombers, paradise is possible. John Updike
When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything. Umberto Eco
O blessed Saviour, give me grace like Thee, to make Religion my first, and chiefest care, and devoutly to observe, all solemn times, and all holy Rites, which relate to Thy worship. Thomas Ken
Compared to developed countries, or even to some major emerging countries, burdened by aging populations, financial crises, widening budget deficits, faltering faith in politics and growing social demands, Africa has become the world's last 'New Frontier:' a kind of 'it-continent.' Mo Ibrahim
Organized religion: the world's largest pyramid scheme. Bernard Katz
I am a person whose father had no religion but who went to the nuns for a couple of years. And I think I'm the same: On one hand, I pray; on the other hand, I don't believe. I am constantly between the two. Anjelica Huston
I don't believe there's any inherent darkness at the center of religion at all. I think religion actually is a morally neutral force. Ian Mcewan
In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone. Geoffrey Fisher
God bless America - what other civilization would give Patrick Dempsey another shot to rule as a sex symbol, twenty years after 'Meatballs III: Summer Job?' His reign as Dr. McDreamy on 'Grey's Anatomy' is proof that there's nothing we love more than giving Eighties celebs a heartwarming second stab at life. Rob Sheffield
The fundamentals that founded our great nation included the freedom of speech and religion. Markwayne Mullin
Order is manifestly maintained in the universe... governed by the sovereign will of God. James Prescott Joule
Surely if God had meant us to do yoga, he would have put our heads behind our knees. Rod Stewart
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. H. L. Mencken
I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs, and that the decision of religious marriage should be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence. Adam Rickitt
It's the most exciting thing to watch God work when I've asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It's like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows. Charles R. Swindoll
The word of God steadies me. He says your trials and tribulations make you who you are. So you can see my whole story in the way I endured and overcame some testing experiences. Evander Holyfield
When I watch myself in movies I go, 'My God.' Gemma Arterton
We are stronger because we recognize that government isn't the sole answer to the most important questions, and we welcome community and faith based organizations as partners to serve the needs of Florida families. Jeb Bush
It is possible to rise to the lofty standard set by the Lord for priesthood holders in making decisions in quorums. It is possible when there is great faith and love and the absence of contention. Henry B. Eyring
The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country. Jerry Falwell
Prayer is a specific divine appointment, an ordinance of Heaven, whereby God purposes to carry out His gracious designs on earth and to execute and make efficient the plan of salvation. Edward McKendree Bounds
I have so much confidence in the reality of Jesus that I feel no pressure to try to make people act or be a certain way. I'm banking everything on the fact that God actually changes people. Erwin McManus
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that 'faith' is even more difficult for Him than it is for us? W. H. Auden
It is a holy blessing to be born with the exquisite qualities of a daughter of God. Women of God, both old and young, are spiritual and sensitive, tender and gentle. They have a kind, nurturing nature. This is your inheritance. Never belittle the gifts God has given to you. Develop the divinity that is within you. Margaret D. Nadauld
I'm not perfect. And who knows how many times I've fallen short. We all fall short. That's the amazing thing about the grace of God. Tim Tebow
God wants us to believe Him to be huge, even if we don't know what to believe Him for in a particular situation and circumstance. I can believe God to be God, to come and show Himself mighty and merciful in that situation, even if I don't really know biblically what I'm to ask Him for. Beth Moore
Voting is a right that has been given to every American; however, as Christ followers, our votes should reflect our God. Monica Johnson
The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way - the way God intended it to be - by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space. Roger B. Chaffee
Commanded by God dozens of times in the Hebrew Bible to remember their past, Jews historically obeyed not by recording events but by ritually re-enacting them: by understanding the present through the lens of the past. Dara Horn
The people who founded America, who fought for its freedom, did not look to anyone else to get them out of their troubles. They took matters into their own hands and answered only to God and their peers. In today's world, sacrifice and hardship are not in the everyday language, and instant gratification is foremost. Ann Rinaldi
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed. Robert H. Schuller
I was a pretty wild kid, and I probably lived 48 years in my first 20. But I always seemed to have a true line of faith for some reason. Michael Harney
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion. William Hazlitt
It's pretty easy for me because I have a wonderful wife. We put God first and it takes a lot of hard work. Bo Bice
I believe that there is some spiritual entity that's greater than us. I do not belong to any specific organized religion. I have always believed that, and I believe it even more so now. I believe that someone was listening to me, and someone is giving me an incredibly blessed life. Jane Seymour
In the relationship between man and religion, the state is firmly committed to a position of neutrality. Tom C. Clark
The deepest need of men is not food and clothing and shelter, important as they are. It is God. Thomas R. Kelly
To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God, you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself. Johannes Tauler
Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion. Courtney Love
A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy. Marian Anderson
By his disobedience of God's law, before man had exercised his power to bring children into the earth, not only Adam lost everything for himself, but his children were born as sinners, imperfect, and without the right to live. Joseph Franklin Rutherford
God is a God who has not given up on His people. If He wanted to give up, He would have given up back in the Garden of Eden. Kirk Cameron
Repentance allows God's mercy to come forth because it recognizes that the sin committed was against God. It also bares contriteness of the heart and the desire to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh so that particular sin will never be repeated. Monica Johnson
In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion. Robert Runcie
My point of view is, I'm just a person, and there are times when I look at other people and think, 'My God, they spend so much time thinking about things that seem so absurd.' But I'm sure people must think the same thing about me. Ian MacKaye
Living as we do with a veil over our eyes, we cannot remember what it was like to be with our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, in the premortal world; nor can we see with our physical eyes or with reason alone the hand of God in our lives. Henry B. Eyring
I'm fortunate that I'm employed. And if you're in show business, of course, every night you go to bed and go, oh my god, tomorrow I'll never, ever work again. Rick Mercer
It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion - death brought them into harmony. Laurence Housman
We have the promise of God's being our God, and of the blessing by Christ for ourselves, as we are Abraham's seed, yet take the whole promise collectively made to him and us. Thomas Goodwin
I think God's wrath and purgatory are the only things keeping me on the straight and narrow. I like the idea of purgatory. It's like a cosmic do-over. Katee Sackhoff
We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven. Russell M. Nelson
If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world. David Brainerd
I don't even like DVDs. Honest to God, in my lifetime, I might have rented a dozen DVDs, literally gone into a video store and rented a dozen DVDs in my lifetime, because I don't like to see movies that way. I like to see them on the big screen. Michael Moore
Writers now are putting total faith in designers at Apple and Amazon. It's almost like a race-car driver having no input into how cars are designed. Jonathan Safran Foer
We must first pray, that God would make us wise; before we can wish, he would make us happy. Joseph Hall
The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit. Avicenna
Throughout my life, the scriptures have been a way for God to reveal things to me that are personal and helpful. When I was a little boy, I was given a small Bible. If I remember correctly, it was only the New Testament. Henry B. Eyring
May God forgive us for the times when we as individuals and as a Church failed to seek out and care for those little ones who were frightened, alone and in pain because someone was abusing them. That we did not always respond to your cries with the concern of the Good Shepherd is a matter of deep shame. Sean Brady
Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel. William Gurnall
The Holy Spirit, thank God, often enables people to forgive even though they are not sure how they did it. Lewis B. Smedes
The arms of God reach to embrace, and somehow you feel yourself just outside God's fingertips. Greg Boyle
Art used to be made in the name of faith. We made cathedrals, we made stained-glass windows, we made murals. Julia Cameron
Only when God was said to have died did various leaders, professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors. John Ralston Saul
I'm a huge karaoke fan. Oh my God. I'm one of those girls who don't give the mic away. It's a problem. I'm a closeted pop star. Jenna Dewan
You can't forbid children to do things that are available to them at every turn. God told Eve, 'Don't give the apple to Adam,' and look what happened. It's in our nature to want the things we see. Evel Knievel
Any of us can be happy and have a good attitude when everything is going our way. But I believe it's the real test of your character and of your faith to say, 'Things are not going our way, but I'm still being good to people; I'm still attending church; I still have a good attitude.' Joel Osteen
I never pigeonhole myself into any religion, but I feel it has found me. I am trying to make sense of it... the essence of the Mathangi concept. M.I.A.
Christianity began as a religion of the poor and dispossessed - farmers, fishermen, Bedouin shepherds. There's a great lure to that kind of simplicity and rigor - the discipline, the call to action. Camille Paglia
I rely on the promise, 'God is kind to women, fools, and drunk people.' Jane Welsh Carlyle
I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion. Jack Bowman
What really irks me is the snide victimizing suggestion from some that I have tried to be lighthearted and funny... Oh my God - this is so offensive. Michael Leunig
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility. Abu Bakr
It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart. Karl Barth
In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come. Madeleine L'Engle
You cannot do anything without God. It's a profound and elemental truth. Not, you cannot do most things without God. You will not be able to do anything that you want, truly, in fulfillment, without God. Marco Rubio
God and the politicians willing, the United States can declare peace upon the world, and win it. Ely Culbertson
I'm a very spiritual person, and I believe in God and all that kind of stuff. So my perfect type of guy would be spiritually grounded, extremely respectful and funny because I love to laugh. Grace Gealey
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. Mahatma Gandhi
My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston. Lionel Blue
I have never made fun of religion. Religion is something I don't even want to mess with, because I am really afraid of the clouds opening up and my being struck by lightning. Alice Cooper
It's OK to burn a Bible, that's OK. OK to burn a flag, OK, that's all right. But just, you know, for heaven's sake, don't say anything that might offend someone of the Islamic religion. Louie Gohmert
Oh, my God. I want to be a mother, and I anticipate loving my children quite fiercely. I think about it all the time, though it's a silly thing to think about because the kind of mother I'll be depends on the kind of children I have. I can't wait to meet them. Anne Hathaway
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder. Charles Morgan
O God, we praise Thee for keeping us till this day, and for the full assurance that Thou wilt never let us go. Charles Spurgeon
The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer. Alfred Whitney Griswold
I don't save people. God saves people. I can point them in the right direction. I can say, 'There's that door. I think if you walked through it, you'd be happier than you are.' Greg Boyle
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. Martin Luther
I have a great faith in God and Jesus. Ernie Harwell
The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God. Alphonsus Liguori
Writing is my therapy. In addition to my real therapy. God knows where I'd be without it. I'd probably still be at my last job, working in HR at a religious organization. I was horribly miscast. Jenny Lawson
There is not a formula for the way that God heals. There's not a timetable. Amy Grant
From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us. George Carey
How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands? Mahalia Jackson
As a global society, we do not have to agree, endorse or condone the lifestyle choices of others. However, history has taught us that we equally cannot and should not excuse those who would hide behind religion or misuse God's word to justify bigotry and persecution. Joyce Meyer
Putin stands for the opposite of a universal ideology; he has become an arch-nationalist of a pre-Cold War type, making mystic appeals to motherland and religion. George Packer
Families need a spiritual bond with one another and with God. God is the only way you're going to make it in life, the glue that holds everything together. Dennis Quaid
The difference must be distinguished between worship and respect. Islam orders you to obey and respect, as long as you are not worshiping anything other than God... Islam is a religion of peace. You don't attack. You explain. Hakeem Olajuwon
That's why I believe that we must never fail to affirm that we are indeed one nation under God. Lee Greenwood
I'm always fascinated when people really fervently believe, because I have such a hard time believing anything. When people have real faith in something, it's fascinating to me. And the fact that so many people, in surveys, so many people say they do. It kind of blows my mind. Conor Oberst
God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace. William Gurnall
I am always saying, 'I don't believe in God; I believe in Al Pacino.' And that's true. If I ever get a phone call saying 'Would you like to work with Al Pacino?' I would go crazy. Javier Bardem
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? Friedrich Nietzsche
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. Leo Tolstoy
The problem with God is that we want him to reveal Himself, and He doesn't. We will never understand God. Vincent Nichols
Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time! I think everyone does. I have so much wrong with me, it's unbelievable! Angelina Jolie
I think God surrounds us, in all different manifestations of the energy. Ziggy Marley
My guru said that when he suffers, it brings him closer to God. I have found this, too. Ram Dass
If we are going to save this country, if we are going to reestablish that belief in God, it's up to us. If we don't do it, who will? Bob Riley
What if God's a woman? Not only am I going to hell - I'll never know why! Adam Ferrara
I believe in destiny, God's hand and hard work. Katrina Kaif
And I do - make no mistake, I am a Christian and I believe in God, and I don't believe he makes mistakes. So I don't believe that being gay is not a sin, and in fact it's how you're made. Kristin Chenoweth
The facts of science are real enough, and so are the techniques that scientists use, and so are the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith. Rupert Sheldrake
I'm not religious. I was as a child, and like lots of people, I suppose, rapidly became very disillusioned with the whole thing. I also feel that organised religion has caused far more problems than it has solved. Natascha McElhone
Oh God, I'm awful at sports. In gym I just try and avoid getting hit in the face. Tavi Gevinson
I'm born and raised in Mexico. I only spent eight months in the States, but definitely English is a really big part of my life, and I love it. Thank God my mom put me in American school because I'm able to be working in the States, and it opens a lot more doors being half and not being only one. It's cool because I get to turn it on and off. Eiza Gonzalez
Different people, in good faith, can look at the same fact and interpret it differently. But that's where an interesting conversation begins. Eric Schlosser
God's desire is that we excel. Joel Osteen
To see how Christ was prophesied and described therein, consider and mark, how that the kid or lamb must be with out spot or blemish; and so was Christ only of all mankind, in the sight of God and of his law. William Tyndale
Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation. Gertrude Stein
To feel the grace of God in a painting of the dear, quiet commonness of a domestic interior, or in a landscape, seascape, cityscape, trains us to feel the grace of God in the thing itself in situ. Susan Vreeland
Father God, we just ask You to open Your wide, wide arms and look down upon us, Lord, and lead us, and let us know what we should do to stop this, this terrible, terrible holocaust. Norma McCorvey
I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God. Nicolaus Copernicus
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you. Mahalia Jackson
God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man. Antonio Porchia
Basically, fundamentalism is a modern phenomenon. In the same way that Hitler evoked a mythological religion of German purity and the glory of the past, the Islamists use religion to evoke emotions and passions in people who have been oppressed for a long time in order to reach their purpose. Azar Nafisi
First of all, my persuasion is what really breeds violence is political differences. But because religion serves as the soul of community, it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat. Huston Smith
If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms. Mike Ditka
Thank God for television. I've been able to consistently work in television even when people say, 'Oh my God, I haven't seen you since this film or that project.' At least I'm working. It's very difficult to get that next movie role. I'm grateful to have the television world accept me. Rochelle Aytes
One misconception is that if we follow God in the life of faith, and that means obedience - that we read His Word, we're obedient, we pray, we go to church, we do the right things - that somehow His blessing means we're going to be okay. Anne Graham Lotz
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright would baptize Obama, perform his marriage to Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, baptize their daughters, and draw him into the raucous, restless family of faith that Obama had never known before. Nancy Gibbs
There is need occasionally to leave the noise and the tumult of the world and step within the walls of a sacred house of God, there to feel His Spirit in an environment of holiness and peace. Gordon B. Hinckley
God gave you a brain. Do the best you can with it. And you don't have to be Einstein, but Einstein was mentally tough. He believed what he believed. And he worked out things. And he argued with people who disagreed with him. But I'm sure he didn't call everybody jerks. Clint Eastwood
Nobody lives up to the norms that God had in mind when he first created human beings. John Ortberg
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor. Francis Quarles
To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can't see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life. Nancy Reagan
I want the French people to respect values that allow each individual to practice his or her faith, but in the frame of our common rules of secularism. Francois Hollande
God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning. Amiri Baraka
Everything that is bad, the falling sickness - God save the mark - or the like, should be at its worst at the full moon. I suppose because it is the leader of the stars. Lady Gregory
Can a secular artist be used as a vessel to bring souls to Christ? Of course... this is God we are talking about! Monica Johnson
Learning by faith and from experience are two of the central features of the Father's plan of happiness. The Savior preserved moral agency through the Atonement and made it possible for us to act and to learn by faith. David A. Bednar
I think that films about faith made for faith-based communities have a certain tactic. Vera Farmiga
What is the constitution of the universe? The universe is the manifestation of the divine thought; the thought of God embodies itself in the thought-forms that we call worlds. Annie Besant
I have to confess that there have been some times when I was less than glad to be a minister, and some Sundays still when I tremble under the weight of trying to speak a word for God. James Green Somerville
If I had not actually got into this work and been called of God, I would back out. But I cannot back out: I have no doubt of the truth. Joseph Smith, Jr.
I think I can speak with a degree of authority... today, the biggest driving force of movies is pace; God help you if you try to put in a scene that is about character and not plot. Terry Hayes
I value all things as nothing in comparison with having the spirit of God to guide me. Heber J. Grant
God steps into the suffering with us, and He takes it on himself, and He walks through it with us, and He uses it to create something in you that is unstoppable. Kirk Cameron
I believe in God and immortality. Alex Campbell
Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. Jonathan Edwards
I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in. Salman Rushdie
I love the fact that we, as black people, carry our faith with us. We share it and embrace it and love it and talk about it because we talk about everything else and why not that and that was the first impression that I had that really touched me. Boris Kodjoe
Do you know why I love God? Because Heaven is real. And one day, when we get to Heaven, we are going to have arms and legs. And we are going to run, and we are going play, and we are going to race. Nick Vujicic
I am proud to be a Sikh and am a true disciple of Guru Gobind Singh, who sacrificed his entire family for the Sikh religion. Harbhajan Singh
It was once religion which told us that we are all sinners because of original sin. It is now the ecology of our planet which pronounces us all to be sinners because of the excessive exploits of human inventiveness. Hans Jonas
Faith is never identical with piety. Karl Barth
That's a gift God's given us: the ability to work together in collaborations. Tracy Morgan
I don't think it's cool for people to say, 'You shouldn't reference God because I don't believe that, and I don't want to hear it.' Well, there's a lot of stuff I don't believe that I still gotta hear. Steve Harvey
The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere. Empedocles
I thank God for not making me a computer scientist. Daniel J. Bernstein
I always said a prayer before I ran, and my prayer was to win. My prayer was that God would allow me to run my best on that day, or better than my best. So whatever the outcome is, I have to be satisfied with it if I know I gave it my best effort. Gail Devers
I'm not a New Age person, but I do believe in meditation, and for that reason I've always liked the Buddhist religion. When I've been to Japan, I've been to Buddhist temples and meditated, and I found that rewarding. Clint Eastwood
I'm not questioning the monotheistic god. I think there's absolutely no evidence for the existence of such a god. When I say that, I mean I'm - part of that is that the idea that God could be all-powerful and also benevolent is on its face contradictory. Barbara Ehrenreich
I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass. Jennifer Aniston
Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers, then don't call what you do 'faith.' Brene Brown
Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction - in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow. Heinrich Rohrer
I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace. Mahatma Gandhi
Ataturk approved of the mevlevi dervish approach to God as being 'an expression of Turkish genius' that reclaimed Islam from what he saw as hide-bound, backward Arab tradition. Stephen Kinzer
God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them. Elizabeth I
Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength, conviction, and faith. Jerry Costello
Christianity is not the faith of the complacent, the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley, Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, John Paul the Second, and Billy Graham. Each showed, in their own way, the relentless and powerful influence of the message of Jesus Christ. Mitt Romney
If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence, and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest. Bill Maher
For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God, so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ, and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion; and that is the perfection of this life. Richard Rolle
I consider myself an artist. God granted me some gifts so that I could express myself artistically. Don Johnson
Thank God I never got in a fight. All of the jock dudes hated me, but all of their girlfriends thought I was nice so they wouldn't touch me. It was infuriating to them. Mark Hoppus
God will make right all that is wrong, He will take away the lingering effect of sin and what's not right in our lives. He knows how painful life in this world can be. Joshua Harris
The military is very constitutionalist, and I have my faith in them and in the cooler heads of the people. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side. Terry Goodkind
Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death. Karen Armstrong
Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation. Lewis Cass
All that men will serve God with must be done in Faith, viz. in the Spirit. It is the Spirit that maketh the work perfect, and acceptable in the sight of God. All that a man undertaketh and doeth in Faith, he doth in the Spirit of God, which Spirit of God doth co-operate in the work, and then it is acceptable to God. Jakob Bohme
When our forefathers put down roots in desolate places, the thing that allowed them to survive was that they had a faith to see them through the tough times. Lee Greenwood
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands. Immanuel Kant
Cause I was such a novice and thank God that Sarah was as seasoned as she was because she was really a great leader in that regard in the sense that she would communicate really well with the crew. Charisma Carpenter
There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He. Friedrich Nietzsche
People don't talk about religion a lot in Hollywood because it's not an incredibly safe place to do it. Zachary Levi
In the early nineteenth century, with Enlightenment optimism soured by years of war and revolution, critics were skeptical of America's naive faith that it had reinvented politics. Simon Schama
Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington. John Boehner
My faith plays a big part in who I am: a Christian guy playing pop-rock music. I'm in a pop-rock band, not a Christian band. Nick Jonas
None of us feels the true love of God till we realize how wicked we are. But you can't teach people that - they have to learn by experience. Dorothy L. Sayers
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God. Lenny Bruce
You buy a house and you get it checked out and you feel like you've kind of made your mark here in some way. And then an act of God just comes up the coast and has the potential to just completely wipe it clean. Weather like that is certainly humbling. James Van Der Beek
Your mind is like, oh my God, I know this is wrong, but your body just gives in. Jessica Hahn
Right now I'm on my God flow, you know what I mean? I got Job 1:21 tattooed on my chest. Ja Rule
There is but one kind of love; God is love, and all his creatures derive theirs from his; only it is modified by the different degrees of intelligence in different beings and creatures. John James Audubon
I increasingly see organized religion as actually my enemy. They treat me as their enemy. Not all Christians, of course. Not all Jews, not all Muslims. Ian Mckellen
The investigator should have a robust faith - and yet not believe. Claude Bernard
Being made in the image of God, man was the crown of creation. Walter Lang
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self. William James
When I went into the last lap I was regretting a bit that it was over. I was enjoying again the first sector for the last time. Simply fantastic this circuit, and if you get 53 laps more, you appreciate it even more. It's made by God's hands. Sebastian Vettel
You must believe in God, in spite of what the clergy say. Benjamin Jowett
The roles of art, morality, religion, political faith, science itself are not to repair organic exhaustion nor to provide sound functioning of the organs. All this supraphysical life is built and expanded not because of the demands of the cosmic environment but because of the demands of the social environment. Emile Durkheim
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. Thomas Jefferson
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. George Haven Putnam
You can be a virtuous person without faith in God. Bill Bennett
I hold that religion and faith are two different things. Pat Buckley
God's interventions are miracles: events that cannot happen by merely natural agents but only by a supernatural agent. They no more interfere with our free will than natural events like earthquakes. We choose how to respond to them. Peter Kreeft
I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans. George MacDonald
If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him. Samuel Butler
According to some Eastern religion, there is a belt that goes across the world, and I've heard that Minnesota is right in the heart of this spiritual-creative belt of energy. Melody Beattie
I'm not a member of any faith community, and I think faith is a deeply personal issue that individuals should deal with in their private lives. Kyrsten Sinema
What we're looking at is God's design, nature's template, and using that as a pattern to cut around and lay it down on a domestic model to duplicate that pattern that we see in nature. Joel Salatin
The Bible nowhere enters into an argument to prove the person and being of God. It assumes His being and reveals His person and character. Edward McKendree Bounds
I believe religion is important for every person. Dmitry Medvedev
The best thing about science is that hard, empirical answers are always there if you look hard enough. The best thing about religion is that the very absence of that certainty is what requires - and gives rise to - deep feelings of faith. Jeffrey Kluger
The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies. Louis Farrakhan
Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them. James L. Buckley
What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion! Sydney Smith
In religious and in secular affairs, the more fervent beliefs attract followers. If you are a moderate in any respect - if you're a moderate on abortion, if you're a moderate on gun control, or if you're a moderate in your religious faith - it doesn't evolve into a crusade where you're either right or wrong, good or bad, with us or against us. Jimmy Carter
Don't let a temporal way to connect be a poor substitute for an eternal way. Without first being connected vertically to God, all the social networking contacts in the world won't be enough. Robert A. Schuller
Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest. Sarah Ban Breathnach
I believe that God's dream is that we be successful in our careers, and that we be able to send our kids to college. I don't mean that everyone is going to be rich, and I preach a lot on blooming where you're planted. But I don't have the mindset that money is a bad thing. Joel Osteen
Entire families are attending 'Son of God' together and sharing it with their own kids. Parents are using the film as a conversation starter to help bring the story of Jesus to life for their children. Roma Downey
I was often looked at as a leper by kids at school because I was a Jehovah's Witness. They didn't like it - you were 'weird'. And on Saturday mornings, you'd be knocking at their doors. I remember standing there with my mum and dad, thinking, 'Oh my God, I know whose door this is, and I'll have to see them on Monday.' It was terrible. Luke Evans
I made the contract with God years ago, that no matter what came through, I would say it, but if I ever hurt someone, I would stop. Sylvia Browne
I have many deep thoughts in God, but I take my own measure, lest I perish by boasting... For I myself, though I am in chains and can comprehend heavenly things, the ranks of the angels and the hierarchy of principalities, things visible and invisible, for all this I am not yet a disciple. Ignatius of Antioch
I am not a Christian because God changed my life; I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus Christ is. Josh McDowell
I'm living my life for an audience of one. I live my life to please God. And I believe if He's pleased, that people like my mother and my daddy, my grandparents, you know, my husband, my children, they'll be pleased. Anne Graham Lotz
The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it? William Temple
So be it. God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth, and human history is mostly the story of error and accident. Michael Ledeen
The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and very little of his children. Denis Diderot
I have come to one conclusion: All that I am, all that I aspire to be, all that I was before, is by the grace of God. There are so many women in Africa, and outside Africa, who are more intelligent than I am. Leymah Gbowee
I am perfectly capable of writing things about myself that one doesn't discuss in polite company, but I was raised by people who said you don't discuss politics, you don't discuss religion, and you certainly don't discuss people's sex lives. Kathryn Harrison
Our English language really says if you're not a theist, the only alternative is to be an atheist. What I'm trying to do is develop a language that will enable us to talk about God beyond the, what I think, are sterile categories of theism and atheism. John Shelby Spong
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things. Harry Emerson Fosdick
I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously. Douglas Adams
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty. Albert Einstein
Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you're like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers. Marc Andreessen
Today a new faith is stirring: the myth of blood, the faith that along with blood we are defending the divine nature of man as a whole. Alfred Rosenberg
Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others. David Brainerd
We need a government, not politics. Because there's too much politics. Of course there should be debate. But there seems to be so much pettiness and not enough good faith. It is civilized to agree to disagree, and this idea is slowly disintegrating. The great statesmen of the past knew this, and I think it helps drive civilization. Daphne Guinness
With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world. Jerry Costello
Ah! How often when I have been abroad on the mountains has my heart risen in grateful praise to God that it was not my destiny to waste and pine among those noisome congregations of the city. John James Audubon
God has ordained that Satan have a long leash with God holding on to the leash because he knows that when we walk in and out of those temptations, struggling with both the physical effects that they bring and the moral effects that they bring, more of God's glory will shine. John Piper
Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God. Lionel Hampton
Mandela is just the eternal man. You want that man to be around forever. It's the closest thing we have to God, I think. He's the father of mankind, almost. Anton Corbijn
Why does God endow us with compassion? Franz Schubert
Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent. Neil Sheehan
I think Muslims have become the new Negroes in America. They are being mistreated at airports, by the Immigration - everywhere. Islam is a religion of peace. They are wrong. Jermaine Jackson
The divine light which you carry within your soul is inherited from God because you are His daughter. Part of the light which makes you so magnificent is the blessing of womanhood. Margaret D. Nadauld
The residue of religion in my work appears as a modified transcendentalism, and the positivist scientific side of my thought appears as concreteness and realism. The effort to reconcile the two is at the core of all my poetry. Louis Dudek
The pure Deity is in all places and all corners, and present every where all over: the birth of the holy Trinity in one essence is every where: and the angelical world reacheth to every part, wherever you can think, even in the midst of the earth, stones, and rocks: as also hell and the kingdom of God's wrath is every where all over. Jakob Bohme
God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. Eric Liddell
There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer. E. M. Forster
I think 'Jesus' is the most offensive word in anyone's life. When we mention Jesus, He is the only one who says 'I am God. I am holy. I am the only way to a truthful life.' No one - not Mohammad, not Buddha, not anyone says that they were holy, not anyone says that they were God, not anyone says that they faced the devil face to face and won. Nick Vujicic
People tend to overlook the fact that North Korea's economy collapsed at about the same time as South Koreans lost faith in their own state. The late 1980s and early 1990s were a time when South Koreans were questioning the very legitimacy of their republic. Brian Reynolds Myers
Religion is man's attempt to bind himself back to a relationship with God. Victoria Jackson
And I thought, my God, there's an off chance that they will say something that's really worth preserving and there is one way to do that and I knew what it was because I come from television. James Lipton
That means that every human being - without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin - possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity. Hans Kung
Here in Davos, it is generally assumed that there is now only one god - the market. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
If we look upon fulfilling of assignments as building the kingdom of God and as being an opportunity as well as a privilege and an honor, then assignments and challenges should certainly be given to every member of the quorum. James E. Faust
Religion works on some people but not on everyone, because it says, 'Stop thinking and accept what I tell you.' That's not valid for people who want to think and reflect. Abbas Kiarostami
I tried to start my own religion in high school. I was very eccentric. I've always loved attention. Graham Elliot
You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements. William Butler Yeats
My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity, that it will be by a flash of lightning. James Otis
As a former resident with strong personal and ministry ties to the North Star State, I pray that the good people of Minnesota will show their support for God's definition of marriage, between a man and a woman. Billy Graham
We have convinced over one billion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments. Theodore C. Sorensen
God is the Man, and there's another Man, Stan 'The Man' Musial in St. Louis. Albert Pujols
Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don't. You are in good company... You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope. John Piper
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others. Erich Fromm
I was at a restaurant in Glasgow, and I was walking down the stairs. A woman passed me and said, 'Oh my God, what are you doing here?' I didn't know who she was, and I was like, 'Sorry?' She goes, 'Oh no, sorry, I follow you on Twitter. I just didn't expect to see you here.' Caitriona Balfe
God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything. D. H. Lawrence
But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches' bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government - yes, a Labour government - is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools. Polly Toynbee
Music is my religion. Jimi Hendrix
Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined. Tom Lantos
Mystery is a birthright of theology and faith, but you often do find religious people grasping for answers that shut things down and narrow what is possible. Krista Tippett
I'm always praying for a part that would be something that I could be really proud of, in which I could use the gifts God gave me in a positive way. Siobhan Fallon Hogan
In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury. Giacomo Casanova
If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. Mel Brooks
Sects and 'isms' have branched out in one direction and another, but still Jesus from the invisible worlds enfolds in his love all the Sons of Seth who will call upon his name by faith, and he will eventually unite the scattered churches in the Kingdom of Christ. Max Heindel
I said, God, the press and people, they just really hate me and I'm really trying. Geraldine Page said, Listen to this, Tab. If people don't like you, that's their bad taste. Tab Hunter
Every presidential candidate highlights patriotism, but Mr. Romney's is backed by the Mormon belief that the United States was chosen by God to play a special role in history, its Constitution divinely inspired. Jodi Kantor
It's not the tools that you have faith in - tools are just tools. They work, or they don't work. It's people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I'm still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long. Steve Jobs
I'm thankful to God for having a family that's been there for me. He's been there from the time I was a child to even now with my family helping with my little boy. It's worth more than words could ever describe. That's one of the ways I've been able to stay grounded is thanks to family and God. Ashton Shepherd
I firmly believe that the mission of religion in the 21st century must be to contribute concretely to the peaceful coexistence of humankind. Daisaku Ikeda
There is therefore a tremendous mystery in the fact that God may be united with man and the man with God. Michael Servetus
Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things - of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. Sheri L. Dew
To doubt God is to doubt one's own conscience, and in consequence, it would be to doubt everything; and then what is life for? Jose Rizal
I love it when the left and when the president say, 'Don't try to impose your values on us, you folks who hold your Bibles in your hand and cling to your guns.' They have values too. Our values are based on religion, based on life. Their values are based on a religion of self. Rick Santorum
We from every religion feel comfortable in Britain because there is a host. The Church of England is a good host, it has been a major force in shaping England into such a tolerant society. Jonathan Sacks
Anyone, without exception, can know God if they really want to simply by praying, by honestly telling Him that they want to know Him. He always responds to honest seekers. Jesus promised, 'All who seek, find.' Peter Kreeft
The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness. Clayton M. Christensen
Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Texas governor Rick Perry's wife, Anita, has come out slugging in her glittering leopard-print jacket against what she sees as the unfair treatment of her husband. She tearfully said that he has been 'brutalized' for his faith. Patti Davis
I like to believe that we all pray to the same god. Naomie Harris
God is the only way you're going to make it in life, the glue that holds everything together. Dennis Quaid
What we believe about heaven and hell is incredibly important because it exposes what we believe about who God is and what God is like. Rob Bell
Why do people hate God?... One, they hate the moral standard. Two, they hate the way he's transforming the world even in the midst of suffering and tragedy. Kirk Cameron
I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching Brando as God and his son was Jesus. I literally had people saying my blood would run in the streets for doing that. Richard Donner
Great dislike to the Bible was shown by those who conversed with me about it, and several have remarked to me, at different times, that if it were not for that book, Catholics would never be led to renounce their own faith. Maria Monk
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind. Alexander Pope
Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living. Alvin Dark
God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with. Billy Graham
If you are part of a religion that very strongly insists that you believe then to decide not to do that is quite a big hurdle to jump over. You never forget the thought process you went through. It becomes part of your whole intellectual picture. Brian Eno
After that his Majesty was beheaded, the Parliament for some years effected nothing either for the publick peace or tranquillity of the nation, or settling religion as they had formerly promised. William Lilly
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. Saint Augustine
One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god. Jean Rostand
A mission is a place where you ask nonbelievers to come and find faith and hope and feel love. Robert H. Schuller
The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying. Edward Hoagland
My favorite book is 'Redeeming Love.' It was my first as a born-again Christian, my statement of faith, and the most exciting year I've spent writing anything. Francine Rivers
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged. Louisa May Alcott
My God... What are the headlines going to be like on Monday if the Yankees don't make the playoffs? Wade Boggs
America is truly special because it's founded on an idea. It's the ideological and philosophical equivalent of a formless God, in other words, you know? It's, again, the only great country in the world that it is formed out of words. Simon Schama
There is a very intimate connection between hypnotic phenomena and religion. Havelock Ellis
I believe that religion should be totally separated from the state. That's not the way it is today, not even in Sweden. Bjorn Ulvaeus
Faith is a continuum, and we each fall on that line where we may. By attempting to rigidly classify ethereal concepts like faith, we end up debating semantics to the point where we entirely miss the obvious - that is, that we are all trying to decipher life's big mysteries, and we're each following our own paths of enlightenment. Dan Brown
There's been some research in cognitive science, I'm told, that discloses that there have always been perhaps 10 to 15 percent of people who are, as Pascal puts it, so made that they cannot believe. To us, when people talk about faith, it's white noise. Christopher Hitchens
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God. Benjamin Franklin
I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. Bill Maher
Growing up, I'll always remember knowing from movies and TV that there was a possibility that you wouldn't fall in love. I always thought, 'Oh my God, I hope I'm not that person.' Isabel Gillies
I'm into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy. But the sexiest thing on a girl - when I see it I'm like, oh my God - is these little tight boxers. Don't get me wrong, g-strings are fine, but those cover a little, to where it's just enough. Jensen Ackles
No one has to be taught to trust in themselves. No one has to be taught that what you experience inside yourself is more authoritative than what comes to you externally, even if it comes from God. Since the Fall, it has been part of our character to look within ourselves. Michael Horton
God's first creature, which was light. Francis Bacon
The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead. Joseph Smith, Jr.
I don't believe in God. Gerhard Richter
Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, I grew up around a lot of Jews. I grew up culturally Jewish, ethnically Jewish, but without real belief and without a strong faith. David Gregory
Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end. Phillips Brooks
For me, the Beatles are proof of the existence of God. Rick Rubin
When African-Americans come to France, the French show them more consideration than they would show an African or a Black Caribbean. When African-Americans come to France, the French people are like, 'Oh, wow. Oh my God.' But if it's an African, they're like, 'Whatever.' It's all because of the past, because of our history. Euzhan Palcy
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad. Euripides
God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper. R. Buckminster Fuller
One idea I explore in my stand-up show is whether, if you try looking at the universe rationally and avoid coping mechanisms like mysticism or religion, you can still be happy knowing you are going to die after a brief time on this spinning ball. Robin Ince
I know one of the reasons God gave me kids was to test my patience. Faith Hill
God, I love John Cassavetes. Throughout my acting career and continuing to be an actor and grow, I think there have been so many outstanding actresses, and I hope I can live up to the things they created and continue that on. I think Gina Rowlands is an amazing actress. Angela Sarafyan
There is no uncreated being except God. God has no opposite. C. S. Lewis
I admire the Shabbat tradition, and no matter which faith you are of, there is nothing more wonderful than dedicating a certain day to spend time with your family and loved ones, absent of TV, phone, and other interruptions. Joyce Giraud
I am thankful that all the people in the world who absolutely, positively, know what God wants, usually kill mostly each other. Elayne Boosler
There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will. Agatha Christie
Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art. Ezra Pound
Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness. Sri Chinmoy
God is so big. It's a gigantic concept in God. The idea that God might love us and be interested in us is kind of huge and gigantic, but we turn it, because we're small-minded, into this tiny, petty, often greedy version of God, that is religion. Bono
Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God. Sean Connery
Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not. Robert Browning
Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there. Cullen Hightower
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Buddha
We live in secular world now, but most of our art and culture is rooted in religion. James Norton
If there's something in your life that you know needs changing, make sure you change it before God's got to change it. Because if God's got to change it, you ain't going to like it. Ray Lewis
People often ask me whether I believe in God. I haven't seen God. But I think that one's beliefs are one's God - and, in those terms, yes, God is there. Kapil Dev
When I was doing theater, I was very successful at believing that I was great, God's gift to the theater. Morgan Freeman
I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose. Willie Stargell
I found the purpose of my existence, and also the purpose of my circumstance. There's a purpose for why you're in the fire. If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart! Nick Vujicic
Time is not eternal but was created by God at the beginning. Walter Lang
I'm afraid we live at the mercy of a power, maybe a God, without mercy. And yet we find it, as I have, from others. Philip Levine
My mom used to tell me when I was little, 'When it rains, it's God's manifestation - a big day's waiting to happen.' Gabby Douglas
I do not have deep theological understanding or opinion, but I do not read the Bible as the literal word of God. Anne Lamott
The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification. William Ames
While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation. Maya Angelou
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God. Felix Mendelssohn
I love God, and I'm a follower. Little Richard
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone - the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity. George Gallup
All Christians should be able to articulate reasons why they believe what they believe - not just for the sake of our spiritually confused friends, but also so that we ourselves will have a deeper and more confident faith. Lee Strobel
My memories are of denim. I remember being 12 in my Levi's. Wow! As a teenager in Milan, I was really fascinated by Fiorucci, but at the time I was not rich enough to buy. Oh my God! I made a collection of Fiorucci shopping bags, and my mother, she still has them and my stickers, and now I invite Elio Fiorucci to our shows. Stefano Gabbana
The increase of territory and power of empires by force of arms has been the policy of all great powers, and it has always been possible to get the approval of their state religion. John Boyd Orr
Two days after moving we recommended ourselves to God, Our Lord, and fled, hoping that, although it was late in the season and the fruits of the tunas were giving out, by remaining in the field we might still get over a good portion of the land. Alvar N. C. de Vaca
I ought to pray as much as God's on my mind, because then I'd pray a lot. All I can tell you is God is real, and so that infuses everything. Peggy Noonan
To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe. E. Stanley Jones
Thus, races arose from an original coding which God pulled out as needed for adaptation to the environment. Walter Lang
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven. Alphonse de Lamartine
It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion. I don't think people have noticed that, but it's got all the sort of terms that religions use... The greens use guilt. That just shows how religious greens are. You can't win people round by saying they are guilty for putting (carbon dioxide) in the air. James Lovelock
Building a dollhouse is a lot like writing a novel because you are God of the Universe. Jill McCorkle
When you're offstage, that's the footprint. That's the man God's gonna judge. Bernie Mac
There is, of course, only one chosen nation. But Abraham Lincoln would call America 'an almost chosen nation' because he believed that America had a providential role to play in history, inspired by the example of God's ancient covenant people. Meir Soloveichik
Ah, I am thinking people put more in their prayers than was ever put in them by God. Lady Gregory
Since I've been in the U.S. I've lost the back of my heart, 15 ft. of intestine and my marriage - and God, I miss my intestine. Nigel Lythgoe
I know that I have a voice and can use it for good or bad. It's a gift from God. Demi Lovato
The audience that I try to reach are members of what I call the church alumni association. Now they are people who have not found in institutional religion a God big enough to be God for their world. John Shelby Spong
This is the kingdom of God on the earth. Because of that, it has a power beyond any other endeavor in which humans can engage. That power depends on the faith of those called to serve in it. Henry B. Eyring
On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say. Charles Stanley
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs. Georg C. Lichtenberg
I'm grateful to God for His bountiful gifts... He gave me courage and faith in myself. Loretta Young
Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it. Thomas A. Kempis
I have so much more to go through as a young lady. But oh my God. I feel like I can do anything. Brandy Norwood
9/11 was a deliberate, carefully planned evil act of the long-waged war on the West by Koran-inspired soldiers of Allah around the world. They hated us before George W. Bush was in office. They hated us before Israel existed. And the avengers of the religion of perpetual outrage will keep hating us. Michelle Malkin
I like speed, so I like taking the jet skis out and hitting the water, or hitting the lake. In the winter, unfortunately, I used to ski a lot but I haven't been able to ski in the past few years because thank God I've been working, so that's a good reason not to. Laz Alonso
The truth of faith is a slender, glowing element that runs through even the seemingly ordinary and undramatic moments of existence. Even at low intensity, it is a steady source of illumination. Such religious truth is powerful even when it seems faint, even when it seems obscured by the larger events of history. Eugene Kennedy
The intersection of religion and world politics has often been a bloody crossroads. Elliott Abrams
To suggest that God specifically created a worm to torture small African children is blasphemy as far as I can see. The Archbishop of Canterbury doesn't believe that. David Attenborough
There can be no truce between science and religion. John Burdon Sanderson Haldane
God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing. Joyce Cary
Remember that the good angels do what they can to preserve men from sin and obtain God's honor. But they do not lose courage when men fail. Saint Ignatius
Growing up in a New Jersey suburb, my Catholic faith was an important part of my young life, shaping the way I approached the world. James Lecesne
The main bone of contention is whether Islamic injunctions are legal or moral categories. When Muslims say Islam commands daily prayers or bans alcohol, are they talking about public obligations that will be enforced by the state or personal ones that will be judged by God? Mustafa Akyol
I think God has some mechanism that he uses to punish those that make mistakes. Mikhail Gorbachev
U2 have a lot of religion, also people like Johnny Cash and Elvis. Those people weren't shy about it - it's nice there are people who've come before that were open about it. Brandon Flowers
We are the rags to riches story, okay, the Robertson's are. Okay? We had very humble beginnings. Everybody's trying to figure out what, what's behind it, and all the Robertsons say, 'Hey, it's divine intervention.' Me personally, okay, God's gonna take 'Duck Dynasty' where he wants it to go, okay, and to the people that he wants it to go to. Si Robertson
I'll never forget one morning I walked in and I had a hell of a bruise - it had been a difficult night the night before - and a client said to me, 'Good God, Vidal, what happened to your face?' And I said, 'Oh, nothing, madam, I just fell over a hairpin.' Vidal Sassoon
How small regard is had to the oath of God by men professing the name of God. George Gillespie
I remember when I was a freshman in college, I was still somewhat bothered by... worried... about religion. I remember going to this professor of philosophy and telling him that I had lost my faith. B. F. Skinner
I think faith is vitally important to your day, your seconds in each day. Faith helps to get you through the day. Roland Martin
The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call 'Christian' the true religion which existed before. Saint Augustine
Then, certainly, to be a Christian is to love God above all, and our neighbour as ourselves. Elias Hicks
I feel like unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, it blocks the flows of God's blessings in life. Ja Rule
For me, I was able to make that statement of faith early on when my career began, so there weren't really a lot of surprises. People around me knew where my husband Ray and I stood as far as my faith went. Jodi Benson
Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life. John Updike
I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's. Lyndon B. Johnson
You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball. LeBron James
And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man. A. E. Housman
Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Christ, which as it proceeds from a seed of the divine nature in us, so it attracts and unites with its like. William Law
I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it. Kristin Armstrong
It is obvious that God is looking at the heart when sacrifices are given to Him. He takes no delight in those who give up things for Lent and then act like it's such a struggle to perform what they said they wanted to do for Him. Monica Johnson
There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience. Saint Ambrose
I do know this: God does answer your prayers, but it's not always in the way you expect. God knows what's best for us, though, so there's no need to worry when things don't go how we originally wanted them to go. Lou Holtz
I grew up very religious, and I don't have a great relationship with religion. Brad Pitt
In Baltimore, I was walking with a friend who was playing at a pub he kept referring to as the Horse. But when I saw the sign 'The Horse You Came In On' - I thought, 'My God.' I had no intention of ever setting a Jury novel in the U.S., but when I saw that, I thought, 'That's it.' The names are very important. Martha Grimes
I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with. Gael Garcia Bernal
I've never been to the Himalayas, and I'm not really interested in them. I'm more interested in a dirty old quarry in Lancashire, and by god, they can be dirty. M. John Harrison
Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error. Robert Owen
When Julia and I broke up and I was really scared to go into a market or anywhere because I thought, 'Oh God, everyone must hate me. And that wasn't the case. People said, 'I'm sorry this happened, man. Are you alright?' Kiefer Sutherland
Surely, I must at all times attempt to obey the law of the state. But when the will of God and the will of the state conflict, I am compelled to follow the will of God. Bayard Rustin
I know that Lorenzo Snow was God's mouthpiece upon the earth, that he was the representative of the Lord, and that he was, in very deed, a prophet of God. Heber J. Grant
Repenting and coming unto Christ through the covenants and ordinances of salvation are prerequisite to and a preparation for being sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost and standing spotless before God at the last day. David A. Bednar
God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. Albert Einstein
As we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came, and God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Eugene Cernan
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another. Epicurus
When God decides its time, I guess he'll come for us. Diego Maradona
The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated. Desmond Tutu
This great question of predestination and free will, of free moral agency and accountability, and being saved by the grace of God, and damned for the glory of God, have occupied the mind of what we call the civilized world for many centuries. Robert G. Ingersoll
But by virtue of our baptism, Peter Akinola and I are brothers in Christ and one day we are going to be in heaven together, so we might as well learn to get along here because we will have to get along there. God won't have it any other way. Gene Robinson
The first amendment makes it clear that we are free to practice religion without government interference. The Constitution also establishes the separation of church and state so that the laws we live by our never guided by religious zeal. Roxane Gay
I turn to someone, I'm not sure, to God I think, but I never ask for anything. I would never pray to win a title; it makes no sense. I've never understood those who pray before a match. I simply give thanks for what I have received. Mario Balotelli
Someone who wanted to challenge Orthodoxy would not be able to locate a building to hold a protest march in front of. The faith is too diffused. Frederica Mathewes-Green
I've always believed in God. I also think that's the sort of thing that either comes as part of the equipment, the capacity to believe, or at some point in your life, when you're in a position where you actually need help from a power greater than yourself, you simply make an agreement. Stephen King
God always takes the simplest way. Albert Einstein
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse. Emily Dickinson
No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
It appears to be in the nature of religion itself to be prejudiced against those who are different. John Shelby Spong
I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
No convention on God's foot-stool can, or has a right to, run me and make anything but a Democrat out of me. Melville Fuller
I think there's an awful lot of noise about the Church being persecuted but there is a more real issue that the conventional churches face - that the people who are really driving their revival and success believe in an old-time religion which, in my view, is incompatible with a modern, multi-ethnic, multicultural society. Trevor Phillips
I'm not embarrassed about the novels I wrote when I was younger, but I couldn't write them today because of my religion. Louise Mensch
The fundamentalists are increasing. People, afraid to oppose those fundamentalists, shut their mouths. It is really very difficult to make people move against a sensitive issue like religion, which is the source of fundamentalism. Taslima Nasrin
To be a racing driver it's essential you have very good eyesight, and that's especially relevant at night. Your senses are heightened, you're travelling over 200mph, you need to focus on that 110-metre braking point and you have to have absolute faith and commitment in your driving. Allan McNish
Unfortunately, science cannot be reduced to short, catchy phrases. And if this is all that the general public can comprehend, it's no wonder that we spend so much of our time in the interminable debate about belief in God, or lack thereof. Greg Graffin
In the Christian faith, God really puts suffering front and center. He doesn't get squeamish about it. Joni Eareckson Tada
In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that's kind of natural for anyone who's just embraced Islam - or any religion - as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood. Cat Stevens
For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency. Albert Ellis
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Thomas Paine
Faith is important to me. It's important to millions of Australians. It helps to shape who I am. It helps to shape my values. But it must never, never dictate my politics. Tony Abbott
If there is a God, his plan is very similar to someone not having a plan. Eddie Izzard