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I said to this priest: 'Am I expected to believe that if I went out and had an affair that God was really going to be upset? Okay, thou shalt not kill... steal... but thou shalt not commit adultery? If no one is any the wiser, what the hell difference does it make?' He was lovely. He told me the Commandments were laid down for a lot of guys living in the desert
Diana Dors

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. (Religion without Revelation, 1957)
Sir Julian Huxley

In such a world as this, with such hearts as ours, weakness is wickedness in the long run. Whoever lets himself be shaped and guided by any thing lower than an inflexible will, fixed in obedience to God, will in the end be shaped into a deformity, and guided to wreck and ruin
Alexander Maclaren

I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar Wilde

O, God assist our side: at least, avoid assisting the enemy and leave the rest to me
Aldo Leopold

The kindly God who lovingly fashioned each and every one of us and sprinkled the sky with shining stars for our delight - that God is, like Santa Claus, a myth of childhood, not anything a sane, undeluded adult could literally believe in.
Daniel Dennett

I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. (Le desert de Bievres)
Georges Duhamel

If God wanted us to play football in the air, then he would have built a pitch in the clouds
Brian Clough

Instead of a clear call for repentance we have been offered warms words of sentimentality for those who have shown no godly sorrow for their actions.
Peter Akinola

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet
Mark Twain

For, were it not good that evil things should also exist, the omnipotent God would almost certainly not allow evil to be, since beyond doubt it is just as easy for Him not to allow what He does not will, as for Him to do what He will.
Saint Augustine

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
Alexander Pope

Some call it evolution, And others call it God (Each In His Own Tongue)
William Herbert Carruth

I can make a lord, but only God can make a gentleman.
King James I

We plough the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God's almighty hand;
He sends the snow in winter,
The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine
And soft refreshing rain. [Hymn]
Matthias Claudius

An honest God is the noblest work of man.
Robert G Ingersoll

Prepare thy soul calmly to obey; such offering will be more acceptable to God than every other sacrifice
Metastasio

It is simply not consistent with either my character or my confidence in my God-given athletic ability to cheat in any way.
Justin Gatlin

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
G M Trevelyan

Christ was either the grandest, guiltiest of impostors, by a marvellous and most subtle refinement of wickedness, or He was God manifest in the flesh.
Herrick Johnson

Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
Karl Barth

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity
Mahatma Gandhi

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

God is definitely out of the closet.
Marianne Williamson

The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, a little by the head of Maradona.
Diego Maradona

Homer and Hesiod have ascribed to the gods all things that are a shame and a disgrace among mortals, stealing and adulteries and deceiving on one another.
Xenophanes

God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning.
Imamu Amiri Baraka

Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at His work.
Faith Evans

As God once said, and I think rightly...
Margaret Thatcher

I'll make him an offer he can't refuse (The Godfather)
Mario Puzo

There are still men who come up to me today and say, 'You were really hot in that film!' I was 14, for God's sake!
Katherine Heigl

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all
Friedrich Von Logau

I'm not God - but I am something similar.
Roberto Duran

If I lose at play, I blaspheme; if my fellow loses, he blasphemes. So, God is always the loser.
John Donne

There are many gods which Christians reject.
Dan Barker

Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
Kahlil Gibran

God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress.
Kelly Clarkson

We are based out in Essex and God knows how many white van drivers we have had shouting out of their windows that we are dopers and they didn't want the Tour de France here
Bradley Wiggins

Do what you really want to do. That's why God put you on this earth.
J Carter Brown

Kings in this should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
William Penn

He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

You stop thinking about the police finding out what you did. You start thinking about God knowing what just happened.
Curtis Jackson

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.
John Stuart Mill

People see God every day, they just don't recognise him.
Pearl Bailey

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple. [So where did the modesty come from, Jean Claude?!]
Jean Claude Van Damme

He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting 'All the Gods are bastards.'
Terry Pratchett

My God, Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation!
Robert Clive

The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess Success.
William James

The common goal of 22 million Afro-Americans is respect as human beings, the God-given right to be a human being. Our common goal is to obtain the human rights that America has been denying us. We can never get civil rights in America until our human rights are first restored. We will never be recognized as citizens there until we are first recognized as humans.
Malcom X

Another thing that worried me... was the array of devout exercises that was seen by each group as having a unique and a divine validity. That is, people who were loyalists of any form of religious orthodoxy assumed that their set of gestures, and their set alone, represented true love for God.
Thomas Howard



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