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If you find yourself further from God than you were yesterday, you can be sure who has moved.

Author: Source Unknown

Profession:

The guarantee that our self enjoys an intended relation to the outer world is most, if not all, we ask from religion. God is the self projected onto reality by our natural and necessary optimism. He is the not-me personified.

Author: John Updike (1932)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

Each person, makes their own terrible passion their God.

Author: Virgil

Profession: Roman Poet

God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.

Author: Alice Walker (1944)

Profession: American Author, Critic

The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.

Author: Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Profession: American Lawyer, Statesman

In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

We can only know one thing about God -- that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over the possible to the mechanics of matter and the autonomy of his creatures.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass, I find letters from God dropped in the street, and every one is signed by God's name. And I leave them where they are, for I know that wherever I go, others will punctually come for ever and ever.

Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

I rarely speak about God. To God, yes. I protest against Him. I shout at Him. But to open a discourse about the qualities of God, about the problems that God imposes, theodicy, no. And yet He is there, in silence, in filigree.

Author: Elie Wiesel (1928)

Profession: Rumanian-born American Writer

God gets you to the plate, but once your there your on your own.

Author: Ted Williams (1918)

Profession: American Baseball Player