Quotations on Gods

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Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Time, Gods, Pain)

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Death, Gods, Desire, Gifts)

In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Government, Men, Women, Gods, Fact)

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: God, Religion, Gods, Appearance, Devotion, Treatment)

She saw the myriad gods, and beyond God his own ineffable eternity; she saw that there were ranges of life beyond our present life, ranges of mind beyond our present mind and above these she saw the splendors of the spirit.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Life, God, Gods, Eternity, Mind, Present, Spirit)

It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.
- Clive Barker
(Keywords: Health, Dreams, Gods, Desire, Want, World)

All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
- Charles A. Beard
(Keywords: History, Power, God, Gods, First, Stars)

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Genius, Gods, Affliction, Man, Spiritual)

Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts.
- John Stuart Blackie
(Keywords: Women, Gods, Tea, Water, Wine)

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
- Bodhidharma
(Keywords: Men, Gods, Deed, Evil, Will)

The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as God and gods.
- Ludwig Borne
(Keywords: God, Gods, Difference, Liberty)

Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man.
- David Bowie
(Keywords: Life, Gods, Light, Man, Mind, State, World)

Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
- Dan Brown
(Keywords: Power, Women, Gods, Spiritual, Today, World, Years)

When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Men, Gods, Old, Will)

And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: God, Gods, Past)

Even the most malignant gods would not continue to inflict life upon humanity, time without end.
- Taylor Caldwell
(Keywords: Life, Time, Gods, End, Humanity)

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell
(Keywords: Computers, Gods, Mercy, Old, Rules)

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Thought, Gods, Labor, Punishment, Reason, Weight)

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Father, Gods, First, Myths, Satisfaction, Silly, Woman)

Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Love, Gods, Humanity)

We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Men, Gods, Universe)

You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
- Robert Collier
(Keywords: Knowledge, Gods, Open)

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Anger, Gods, Yield)

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby
(Keywords: Marriage, Heart, Gods, Memories)

Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
- Democritus
(Keywords: Men, Gods, Blindness, Folly, Gifts, Now, Old)

It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
- Diogenes
(Keywords: Men, Gods, Nothing, Privilege, Want)

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Truth, Knowledge, Gods, Laughter)

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus
(Keywords: Power, Gods, Folly, Man)

A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Dream, Gods, Conscience, Gain, Man, Order, Right)

Anybody can put things together that belong together. to put things together that don't go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart's. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved.
- Lukas Foss
(Keywords: Work, Genius, Gods, Play, Silly)

Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Design, People, Gods, Computer, Day, Evolution, Mercy, Question, Software, Want, Will, World)

You don't go after poetry, you take what comes. Maybe the gods do it through me but I certainly do a hell of a lot of the work.
- Phyllis Gotlieb
(Keywords: Work, Poetry, Gods, Hell)

THE GODS was my first professional band and I learned a lot during that time. It was very cool playing with so many great musicians as it helped me to learn.
- Ken Hensley
(Keywords: Time, Gods, First, Musicians)

My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Keywords: God, Mother, Father, Gods, Beginning, Communism, Earth, Heaven)

Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Keywords: God, Gods, Heaven, Nations, Poor)

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: God, Gods, Injury)

The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Keywords: Work, Gods, Hard work)

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.
- John Knox
(Keywords: Heart, Gods, Man, World)

Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.
- Stanley Kunitz
(Keywords: Wisdom, Gods, Heroes, Mind, Myths, Old, Race, Waiting)

Therefore God is one, if that which admits of so great power can be nothing else: and yet those who deem that there are many gods, say that they have divided their functions among themselves; but we will discuss all these matters at their proper places.
- Lactantius
(Keywords: Power, God, Gods, Nothing, Will)

For if God is a title of the highest power, He must be incorruptible, perfect, incapable of suffering, and subject to no other being; therefore they are not gods whom necessity compels to obey the one greatest God.
- Lactantius
(Keywords: God, Power, Gods, Being, Necessity, Suffering)

People are always the start for me... animals, when I can get into their heads, gods, supernatural beings, immortals, the dead... these are all people to me.
- Tanith Lee
(Keywords: People, Gods, Animals, Supernatural)

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
- Lucan
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Men, Death, Gods, May)

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken
(Keywords: God, Gods, Universe)

If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
- Henry Miller
(Keywords: Men, Gods, Day, Will)

Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
- Iris Murdoch
(Keywords: Art, Soul, Gods, Cunning)

Men should be judged not by their tint of skin, the gods they serve, the vintage they drink, nor by the way they fight, or love, or sin, but by the quality of the thought they think.
- Adela Florence Nicolson
(Keywords: Men, Love, Quality, Thought, Gods, Fight, Sin, Skin)

Anyway, the title The War of the Insect Gods came before we had that ending, before we knew they had become gods. That we knew the evolutionary cycle they went through. Before we even knew anything about that. We had an ending.
- Michael O'Donoghue
(Keywords: War, Gods, Ending)

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
- John Boyd Orr
(Keywords: War, Fear, Gods, Destruction, First, Hatred, May, Neurosis, Propaganda)

In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods.
- John Boyd Orr
(Keywords: Nature, Science, Gods, Mankind, Years)



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