If you find yourself further from God than you were yesterday, you can be sure who has moved.
Author: Source Unknown
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.
Profession: Roman Poet
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
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.
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.
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.
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