Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed. ~Robert H. Schuller
Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway. ~Mary C. Crowley
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. ~St. Augustine
Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God. ~James Weldon Johnson
God understands our prayers even when we can’t find the words to say them. ~Author Unknown
What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell
A man with God is always in the majority. ~John Knox
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~Victor Hugo
You can tell the size of your God by looking at the size of your worry list. The longer your list, the smaller your God. ~Author Unknown
Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman. ~Author Unknown
If God had wanted to be a big secret, He would not have created babbling brooks and whispering pines. ~Robert Brault
I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t. ~Jules Renard
A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. ~C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick
The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too. ~Teresa of Avila
God’s last name is not “Dammit.” ~Author Unknown
Once one has seen God, what is the remedy? ~Sylvia Plath, “Mystic”
As the poet said, “Only God can make a tree” – probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. ~Woody Allen
Clearly, God is a Democrat. ~Patrick Caddell
God: The most popular scapegoat for our sins. ~Mark Twain
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things. ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh, 1937
No matter how much I prove and prod,
I cannot quite believe in God;
But oh, I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.
~E.Y. Harburg, attributed
People see God every day, they just don’t recognize him. ~Pearl Bailey
How tired God must be of guilt and loneliness, for that is all we ever bring to Him. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
God’s will is not an itinerary, but an attitude. ~Andrew Dhuse
Let God’s promises shine on your problems. ~Corrie Ten Boom
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter? ~Woody Allen, “Selections from the Allen Notebooks,” Without Feathers, 1975
I just hope God does not get bored of dreaming me. ~Author Unknown
By night, an atheist half believes in God. ~Edward Young, Night Thoughts
Experience has repeatedly confirmed that well-known maxim of Bacon’s that “a little philosophy inclineth a man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.” At the same time, when Bacon penned that sage epigram… he forgot to add that the God to whom depth in philosophy brings back men’s minds is far from being the same from whom a little philosophy estranges them. ~George Santayana
You found God? If nobody claims him in thirty days, he’s yours! ~Author Unknown
When I saw others straining toward God, I did not understand it, for though I may have had him less than they did, there was no one blocking the way between him and me, and I could reach his heart easily. It is up to him, after all, to have us, our part consists of almost solely in letting him grasp us. ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke and Benvenuta: An Intimate Correspondence
God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa
In many areas of understanding, none so much as in our understanding of God, we bump up against a simplicity so profound that we must assign complexities to it to comprehend it at all. It is mindful of how we paste decals to a sliding glass door to keep from bumping our nose against it. ~Robert Brault
I simply haven’t the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits, and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds. ~Quentin Crisp
Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. ~Diana Robinson
Weave in faith and God will find the thread. ~Author Unknown
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse. ~Emily Dickinson
If you don’t know what’s meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce leaf sprout. ~Martin H. Fischer
God: a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays. ~E.M. Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born, 1973
It is easy to understand God as long as you don’t try to explain him. ~Joseph Joubert
Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. ~Garth Brooks
God is a sort of burglar. As a young man you knock him down; as an old man you try to conciliate him, because he may knock you down. ~H. Beerbohm-Tree
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. ~Anatole France, Le jardin d’Epicure
How idle it is to call certain things God-sends! as if there was anything else in the world. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
God enters by a private door into each individual. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. ~Leo Buscaglia
God is the perfect poet. ~Robert Browning
God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed. ~Saint Augustine
God is not the name of God, but an opinion about Him. ~Pope Xystus I, The Ring
God’s promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine. ~David Nicholas
In nature we see where God has been. In our fellow man, we see where He is still at work. ~Robert Brault
“What do you think of God,” the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, “He’s not a think, he’s a feel.” ~Paul Frost
I feel most ministers who claim they’ve heard God’s voice are eating too much pizza before they go to bed at night, and it’s really an intestinal disorder, not a revelation. ~Rev. Jerry Falwell
God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul. ~Jean Paul Richter
All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
~Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, 1734
Perhaps history is a thing that would stop happening if God held His breath, or could be imagined as turning away to think of something else. ~Herbert Butterfield, Christianity and History
Apart from God every activity is merely a passing whiff of insignificance. ~Alfred North Whitehead
Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God. ~Augustine
Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are. ~Erik Satie
Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to God for a faith lift. ~Author Unknown
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.” ~C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, 1943
We need not join the mad rush to purchase an earthly fallout shelter. God is our eternal fallout shelter. ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God. Really. ~Lenny Bruce, “Religions Inc.,” in The Essential Lenny Bruce, ed. John Cohen, 1967
Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank. ~Christina Rossetti
Life is God’s novel. Let him write it. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer
You are not obliged to put on evening clothes to meet God. ~Austin O’Malley
When you knock, ask to see God – none of the servants. ~Henry David Thoreau
Your mind works very simply: you are either trying to find out what are God’s laws in order to follow them; or you are trying to outsmart Him. ~Martin H. Fischer
Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe in the God idea, not God himself. ~Miguel de Unamuno
Most people wish to serve God – but only in an advisory capacity. ~Author Unknown
I’ve been hiding from God, and I’m appalled to find how easy it is. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
The self-appointed spokesmen for God incline to shout; He, Himself, speaks only in whispers. ~Martin H. Fischer
A lot of people are willing to give God credit, but so few ever give Him cash. ~Robert E. Harris, Laugh with the Circuit Rider
It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that when we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation – of loneliness, of poverty and misery, the end of all things, or their extreme – then rises in our mind the thought of God. ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh, 1937
To put one’s trust in God is only a longer way of saying that one will chance it. ~Samuel Butler, Note-Books
So long as God reveals Himself, or doesn’t, He is behaving like God. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart. ~Blaise Pascal
Don’t look for God where He is needed most; if you didn’t bring Him there, He isn’t there. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man’s hands. ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. ~Malcolm Muggeridge
We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors. ~Malcolm de Chazal
Don’t look for God in the sky; look within your own body. ~Osho
‘T is heaven alone that is given away,
‘T is only God may be had for the asking;…
~James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848
We climb mountains because they are there, and worship God because He is not. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
If Creation were a crime, would not God be the prime suspect? ~Robert Brault
How important the concept of God is, and how instead of valuing what has been given us, we with light hearts spurn it because of absurdities that have been attached to it. ~Leo Tolstoy, Last Diaries, 1960
No pillow so soft as God’s promise. ~Author Unknown
The young do not need God, and the old cannot find Him. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections. ~Peace Pilgrim
Some people talk about finding God – as if He could get lost. ~Author Unknown
I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk. ~John Marcellus Huston
For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet…. Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long? ~Rebecca Harding Davis
I talk to God but the sky is empty. ~Sylvia Plath
I do not believe in God, for that implies an effort of the will – I see God everywhere! ~Jean Favre
Is man one of God’s blunders, or is God one of man’s blunders? ~Friedrich Nietzsche
I believe in God; I just don’t trust anyone who works for him. ~Author Unknown
I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker. ~Voltaire
All that I have seen teaches me to trust God for all I have not seen. ~Author Unknown
“I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all,” Teddy said. “It was on a Sunday, I remember. My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God. I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean. ~J.D. Salinger, “Teddy,” 1954
He who kneels before God can stand before anyone. ~Author Unknown
Peace on the outside comes from knowing God on the inside. ~Author Unknown
God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home. ~Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest, 1886
Hunting God is a great adventure. ~Marie DeFloris
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed. ~Christopher Morley
God is a verb, not a noun proper or improper. ~R. Buckminster Fuller, No More Secondhand God, 1963
Those who turn to God for comfort may find comfort but I do not think they will find God. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere. ~Timaeus of Locris
Some people always sigh in thanking God. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
God, that dumping ground of our dreams. ~Jean Rostand, Carnets d’un Biologiste, 1962
If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex? ~Art Hoppe
If God asks that you bend, bend and do not complain. He is making you more flexible, and for this be thankful. ~Terri Guillemets
Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. ~Julian Huxley
God – the John Doe of philosophy and religion. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927
When we lose God, it is not God who is lost. ~Author Unknown
Life is a tapestry: We are the warp; angels, the weft; God, the weaver. Only the Weaver sees the whole design. ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
Those who never rebelled against God or at some point in their lives shaken their fists in the face of heaven, have never encountered God at all. ~Catherine Marshall, Christy, 1967
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. ~Voltaire
I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fled and didn’t seem to matter. ~Christopher Morley, Inward Ho!, 1923
Don’t question God, for He may reply: “If you’re so anxious for answers, come up here.” ~Author Unknown
I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light. ~Mary Gardiner Brainard
Availability is better than ability for God. ~Author Unknown
Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me think that God is not rich. He gives the appearance of it, but I suspect some financial difficulties. ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862
God is a child who amuses himself, going from laughing to crying for no reason, each day reinventing the world to the chagrin of hair-splitters, pedants, and preachers, who try to teach God his job as Creator. ~Elie Faure, L’Esprit des formes, 1927
Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. ~Eugene O’Neill, The Great God Brown, 1926
Peace is not the absence of affliction, but the presence of God. ~Author Unknown
If you are not as close to God as you used to be, who moved? ~Author Unknown
I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour. ~William Ralph Inge
When we put our cares in His hands, He puts His peace in our hearts. ~Author Unknown
Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well. ~John Greenleaf Whittier
What is it that we all believe in that we cannot see or hear or feel or taste or smell – this invisible thing that heals all sorrows, reveals all lies and renews all hope? What is it that has always been and always will be, from whose bosom we all came and to which we will all return? Most call it Time. A few realize that it is God. ~Robert Brault
Exercise daily. Walk with the Lord! ~Author Unknown
Be God or let God. ~Author Unknown
I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God. ~Carl Jung
God is the tangential point between zero and infinity. ~Alfred Jarry, Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll Pataphysicien, 1911
Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there’s no room left for worry thoughts. ~Howard Chandler Christy
I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent. ~Author Unknown
God can never be a definition. He is more than even the entirety of the dictionary. ~Terri Guillemets
Darkness cannot put out the Light. It can only make God brighter. ~Author Unknown
No God, no peace. Know God, know peace. ~Author Unknown
You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God’s mind? ~Freeman Dyson, quoted in The Meaning of Life, compiled by Hugh S. Moorhead