If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should have recommended something simpler.
Author: Alfonso X (1221-1284)
Profession: Spanish King of León and Castile
I asked the whole frame of the world about my God; and he answered,'' I am not He, but He made me.''
Author: St. Augustine (354-430)
Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian
God's first creature, which was light.
Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman
Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)
Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet
Either God is in the whole of nature, with no gaps, or He's not there at all.
Author: L. A. Coulson
Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production -- only to produce a race of bed-wetters!
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)
Profession: American Author, Columnist
Search not a wound too deep lest thou make a new one.
Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
Profession: British Clergyman, Author
Thou didst create the night, but I made the lamp. Thou didst create clay, but I made the cup. Thou didst create the deserts, mountains and forests, I produced the orchards, gardens and groves. It is I who made the glass out of stone, and it is I who turn a poison into an antidote.
Author: Sir Muhammad Iqbal
There are innumerable questions to which the inquisitive mind can in this state receive no answer: Why do you and I exist? Why was this world created? Since it was to be created, why was it not created sooner?
Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Profession: British Author
It's a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn't consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.
Author: Samuel Levenson
In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor.
Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)
Profession: American Author
God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
Author: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)
Profession: American Novelist, Journalist, Poet
This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
Author: Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Profession: British Scientist, Mathematician
We have seen when the earth had to be prepared for the habitation of man, a veil, as it were, of intermediate being was spread between him and its darkness, in which were joined in a subdued measure, the stability and insensibility of the earth, and the passion and perishing of mankind.
Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist
Man was created a little lower than the angels and has bin getting a little lower ever since.
Author: Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885)
Profession: American Humorist