God quotes and sayings

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.
Alfred Jarry (Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll Pataphysicien, 1911)

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)

He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Jesus Christ

God’s justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach, Delinquency.
Robert Browning

After God created the world, He made man and woman. Then, to keep the whole thing from collapsing, He invented humor.
Guillermo Mordillo

God is to me that creative Force, behind and in the universe, who manifests Himself as energy, as life, as order, as beauty, as thought, as conscience, as love.
Henry Sloane Coffin

I wear a coat of angels’ breath and warm myself with His love.
Emme Woodhull-Bäche

God is usually on the side of big squadrons and against little ones.
Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

We trust, sir, that God is on our side. It is more important to know that we are on God’s side.
Abraham Lincoln

Heartily know, When half-gods go, The gods arrive.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
Joyce Kilmer

Sometimes I try my hand at turning out small profundities and uncertain short stories, but I always end up with just one single word: God.
Etty Hillesum

God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper.
Richard Buckminster Fuller (No More Secondhand God, 1963)

Clearly, God is a Democrat.
Patrick Caddell

If God asks that you bend, bend and do not complain. He is making you more flexible, and for this be thankful.
Meriel Stelliger

We want God to come and save us. But he won’t. God doesn’t stop levees from failing, he doesn’t stay the force of tsunamis, and he doesn’t stop planes from smashing into buildings. Deus Ex Machina is overrated.
Waiter Rant

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 Jenkins

God is a comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh.
H. L. Mencken

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

God has editing rights over our prayers. He will… edit them, correct them, bring them in line with His will and then hand them back to us to be resubmitted.
Stephen Crotts

Talking about God is not at all the same thing as experiencing God, or acting out God through our lives.
Phillip Hewett

I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of God.
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

The more of himself man attributes to God, the less he has left in himself.
Karl Marx

When God gave you to me he never said that you were mine, that I could keep you always–only borrowed for a time. Now, He’s called you home, I’m sad and I shed tears. Yet, I’m glad He loaned you to me and we had these many years.

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

The finding of God is the coming to one’s own self.
Meher Baba

I fear one day I’ll meet God, he’ll sneeze and I won’t know what to say.
Ronnie Shakes

God can never be a definition. He is more than even the entirety of the dictionary.
Scarlett Bene

Availability is better than ability for God.

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
Laurence Sterne

When a man takes one step toward God, God takes more steps toward that man than there are sands in the worlds of time.
The Work of the Chariot

How to make God laugh. Tell him your future plans.
Woody Allen

God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth.
Bible John 4:24

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Indian Proverb

How do you define God? Like this. A God I could understand, at least potentially, was infinitely more interesting and relevant than one that defied comprehension.
Robert J. Sawyer

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

Some people want to see God with their eyes as they see a cow, and to love Him as they love their cow-for the milk and cheese and profit it brings them. This is how it is with people who love God for the sake of outward wealth or inward comfort.
Meister Eckhart

I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk.
John Marcellus Huston

The young do not need God, and the old cannot find Him.
Mignon McLaughlin (The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966)

Of what I call God, And fools call Nature.
Robert Browning

You can’t be angry with God and not believe in him at the same time.
Sara B. Cooper

God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite. Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.
Mary Baker Eddy

We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it’s there for emergencies but he hopes he’ll never have to use it.
C.S. Lewis

God will provide – if only God would provide until he provides.
Yiddish proverb

Man appoints, and God disappoints.

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Winston Churchill

There is but one ultimate Power. This Power is to each one what he is to it.
Ernest Holmes

God is clever, but not dishonest.
Albert Einstein

Friends are God’s way of apologizing to us for our families.

Peace is not the absence of affliction, but the presence of God.

God Himself is not secure, having given man dominion over His work.
Helen Keller

The nearer the church, the further from God.
Bishop Lancelot Andrewes

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)

Sometimes it seems like God is difficult to find and impossibly far away. We get so caught up in our small daily duties and irritations that they become the only things that we can focus on. What we forget is that God’s love and beauty are all around us, every day, if only we would take the time to look up and see them.

The 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

I asked God for strength that I might achieve. I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health that I might do greater things. I was given infirmity that I might do better things. I asked for riches that I might be happy. I was given poverty that I might be wise. I asked for power that I might have the praise of men. I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. I was given life that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I hoped for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am, among all men, most richly blessed.

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Anatole France

You talk to God, you’re religious. God talks to you, you’re psychotic.
Doris Egan

You are not obliged to put on evening clothes to meet God.
Austin O’Malley

I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.
Honore de Balzac