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GOD
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[ Also see Agnosticism Angels Atheism Choice Christ Christ (Saviour) Christianity Churches Death of Christ Deists Destiny Devil Divinity Faith Fate Gods Heaven Holiness Idols Inspiration Omnipotence Perfection Prayer Providence Religion Resurrection of Christ Revelation Worship ]

One on God's side is a majority.
      - Wendell Phillips,
        in a speech at Harper's Ferry

God is a geometrician.
      - attributed to Plato (originally Aristocles},
        not found in his works

God is truth and light his shadow.
      - Plato (originally Aristocles}

There is indeed a God that hears and sees whate'er we do.
  [Lat., Est profecto deus, qui, quae nos gerimus, auditque et videt.]
      - Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus), Captivi
         (II, 2, 63)

God alone is entirely exempt from all want of human virtues, that which needs least is the most absolute and divine.
      - Plutarch

God is the brave man's hope, and not the coward's excuse.
      - Plutarch

Thou great First Cause, least understood.
      - Alexander Pope

Laugh where we must, be candid where we can,
  But vindicate the ways of God to man.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. I, l. 15)

To Him no high, no low, no great, no small;
  He fills, He bounds, connects and equals all!
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. I, l. 277)

Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutored mind
  Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. I, l. 99)

He mounts the storm, and walks upon the wind.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. II, l. 110)

Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,
  But looks through nature up to nature's God.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. IV, l. 330)

He from thick films shall purge the visual ray,
  And on the sightless eyeball pour the day.
      - Alexander Pope, Messiah

The Great First Cause, least understood.
      - Alexander Pope, Universal Prayer

God is the only sure foundation on which the mind can rest.
      - Samuel Irenaeu Prime

Thou sovereign power, whose secret will controls the inward bent and motion of our souls.
      - Matthew Prior

God is alpha and omega in the great world: endeavor to make Him so in the little world; make Him thy evening epilogue and thy morning prologue; practice to make Him thy last thought at night when thou sleepest, and thy first thought in the morning when thou awakest; so shall thy fancy be sanctified in the night, and thy understanding rectified in the day; so shall thy rest be peaceful, thy labors prosperous, thy life pious, and thy death glorious.
      - Francis Quarles

In all thy actions think God sees thee; and in all His actions labor to see Him; that will make thee fear Him; this will move thee to love Him; the fear of God is the beginning of knowledge, and the knowledge of God is the perfection of love.
      - Francis Quarles

Think not thy love to God merits God's love to thee; His acceptance of thy duty crowns His own gifts in thee; man's love to God is nothing but a faint reflection of God's love to man.
      - Francis Quarles

He who bridles the fury of the billows knows also to put a stop to the secret plans of the wicked. Submitting with respect to His holy will, I fear God, and have no other fear.
      - Jean Baptiste Racine

I fear God, dear Abner, and I have no other fear.
  [Fr., Je crains Dieu, cher Abner, et n'ai point d'autre crainte.]
      - Jean Baptiste Racine, Athalie
         (act I, sc. 1)

God is absolutely good; and so, assuredly, the cause of all that is good.
      - Sir Walter Raleigh (1)

There never was a man of solid understanding, whose apprehensions are sober, and by a pensive inspection advised, but that he hath found by an irresistible necessity one true God and everlasting being.
      - Sir Walter Raleigh (1)

A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him.
      - Man Ray (pseudonym of Emmanuel Rudnitsky)

Whoever studies Divine providence, whether it be in relation to the events that concern us, our families, the cities and nations to which we belong; whoever studies the rise and fall of nations and empires, whoever looks at the clashing of armies, will perceive that these are only parts of one grand movement. God is marching on to the accomplishment of an appointed end; namely, the subjugation of the world to Himself.
      - John Morrison Reid


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