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God Quotes

100+ of the best book quotes from God
  1. #1
    “I can well imagine an atheist’s last words: ‘White, white! L-L-Love! My God!‘—and the deathbed leap of faith. Whereas the agnostic, if he stays true to his reasonable self, if he stays beholden to dry, yeastless factuality, might try to explain the warm light bathing him by saying, ‘Possibly a f-f-failing oxygenation of the b-b-brain,’ and, to the very end, lack imagination and miss the better story.
  2. #2
    “The Almighty Judge of good deeds and bad, the Lord God, Head of the Heavens and High King of the World, was unknown to them. Oh, cursed is he who in time of trouble had to thrust his soul into the fire’s embrace, forfeiting help; he has nowhere to turn. But blessed is he who after death can approach the Lord and find friendship in the Father’s embrace.”
    author
    Anonymous
    person
    God
    book
    Beowulf
  3. #3
    “There is a reason they call God a presence – because God is right here, right now. In the present is the only place to find Him, and now is the only time.”
  4. #4
    My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself.
  5. #5
    “On Cain’s kindred did the everlasting Lord avenge the murder, for that he had slain Abel; he had no joy of that feud, but the Creator drove him far from mankind for that misdeed. Thence all evil broods were born, ogres and devils and evil spirits — the giants also, who long time fought with God, for which he gave them their reward.”
    author
    Anonymous
    person
    God
    book
    Beowulf
    concept
    Evil
  6. #6
    “If only the gods are willing. They rule the vaulting skies. They’re stronger than I to plan and drive things home.”
    author
    Homer
    person
    God
    book
    Odyssey
    concepts
    PowerStrength
  7. #7
    “We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”
  8. #8
    “There is no great and no small
    To the Soul that maketh all:
    And where it cometh, all things are
    And it cometh everywhere.”
  9. #9
    “You know God helps those that help themselves.”
  10. #10
    “It is significant that the word ‘holiness’ derives from a word meaning ‘wholeness’ and the word ‘meditation,’ usually used in a religious sense, closely resembles the root meaning of the word ‘medication.’ The affinity of the two words is startlingly evident when we realize that sincere and practical meditation upon God and His truth acts as a medication for the soul and body.”
  11. #11
    “The judgment of God is upon the church as never before. If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century.”
  12. #12
    “It is the experiences, the memories, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive! Thank you. Thank you.”
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  1. #13
    “When Alex left for Alaska,” Franz remembers, “I prayed. I asked God to keep his finger on the shoulder of that one; I told him that boy was special. But he let Alex die. So on December 26, when I learned what happened, I renounced the Lord. I withdrew my church membership and became an atheist. I decided I couldn’t believe in a God who would let something that terrible happen to a boy like Alex. After I dropped off the hitchhikers,” Franz continues,” I turned my van around, drove back to the store, and bought a bottle of whiskey. And then I went out into the desert and drank it. I wasn’t used to drinking, so it made me real sick. Hoped it’d kill me, but it didn’t. Just made me real, real sick.”
  2. #14
    Progress must believe in God. The good cannot be served by impiety. An atheist is an evil leader of the human race.
  3. #15
    God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.
    author
    C.S. Lewis
    person
    God
    book
    A Grief Observed
    concept
    Faith
  4. #16
    As for my father, I never knew whether he believed God was a mathematician but he certainly believed God could count and that only by picking up God’s rhythms were we able to regain power and beauty. Unlike many Presbyterians, he often used the word “beautiful.”
  5. #17
    “We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be coworkers with God, and without this hard work time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation.”
  6. #18
    When He talks of their losing their selves, He means only abandoning the clamour of self-will; once they have done that, He really gives them back all their personality, and boasts (I am afraid, sincerely) that when they are wholly His they will be more themselves than ever.
  7. #19
    Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.
  8. #20
    “Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.”
  9. #21
    “What God wills, will happen; thou canst not hurry it, thou canst not alter it; therefore wait, and be patient”
  10. #22
    “It is a great wonder how Almighty God in His magnificence favours our race with rank and scope and the gift of wisdom; His sway is wide. Sometimes he allows the mind of a man of distinguished birth to follow its bent, grants him fulfillment and felicity on earth and forts to command in his own country.”
    author
    Anonymous
    person
    God
    book
    Beowulf
  11. #23
    Whom man kills God restores to life; whom the brothers pursue the Father redeems. Pray and believe and go onward into life.”
  12. #24
    “If it be the will of God,” said my wife, “to leave us alone on this solitary place, let us be content; and rejoice that we are all together in safety.”
  1. #25
    “We saw around us on every side traces of the Divine wisdom and beneficence; and our hearts overflowed with love and veneration for that Almighty hand which had so miraculously saved, and continued to protect us. I humbly trusted in Him, either to restore us to the world, or send some beings to join us in this beloved island, where for two years we had seen no trace of man.”
  2. #26
    “When God has shown us some special mercy we should think at once of those who are denied so many things.”
    author
    Johanna Spyri
    person
    God
    book
    Heidi
    concepts
    MercyReligion
  3. #27
    “All things will work for good To those who trust in Me; I come with healing on my wings, To save and set thee free.”
    author
    Johanna Spyri
    person
    God
    book
    Heidi
    concept
    Religion
  4. #28
    “Let not your heart be troubled Nor fear your soul dismay, There is a wise Defender And He will be your stay. Where you have failed, He conquers, See, how the foeman flies! And all your tribulation Is turned to glad surprise.”
    author
    Johanna Spyri
    person
    God
    book
    Heidi
    concept
    Religion
  5. #29
    “Then everything goes wrong, for God lets us then go where we like, and when we get poor and miserable and begin to cry about it no one pities us, but they say, You ran away from God, and so God, who could have helped you, left you to yourself.”
  6. #30
    “It was so lovely, Heidi stood with tears pouring down her cheeks, and thanked God for letting her come home to it again. She could find no words to express her feelings, but lingered until the light began to fade and then ran on.”
    author
    Johanna Spyri
    person
    God
    book
    Heidi
    concepts
    HomeReligion
  7. #31
    He who knows the answer to this knows all things. He is alone. His name is God.
  8. #32
    It’s all God’s will: you can die in your sleep, and God can spare you in battle
  9. #33
    “God is good to all of us. He knows what we need better than we do. And just because he thinks it is better not to give you what you want right now doesn’t mean he isn’t answering you. You shall have what you ask for but not until the right time comes.”
    author
    Johanna Spyri
    person
    God
    book
    Heidi
    concept
    Religion
  10. #34
    “The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.”
  11. #35
    “God certainly knows of some happiness for us which He is going to bring out of the trouble, only we must have patience and not run away. And then all at once something happens and we see clearly ourselves that God has had some good thought in His mind all along; but because we cannot see things beforehand, and only know how dreadfully miserable we are, we think it is always going to be so.”
  12. #36
    “Did I request thee, Maker, from my Clay
    To mould me Man, did I sollicite thee
    From darkness to promote me.”
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  1. #37
    “Passage home? Never. Surely you’re plotting something else, goddess, urging me -- in a raft -- to cross the ocean’s mighty gulfs. So vast, so full of danger not even the deep-sea ships can make it through, swift as they are and buoyed up by the winds of Zeus himself.”
    author
    Homer
    person
    God
    book
    Odyssey
    concepts
    DangerousHome
  2. #38
    “I swear by the greatest, grimmest oath that binds the happy gods.”
    author
    Homer
    person
    God
    book
    Odyssey
    concept
    Promises
  3. #39
    “God of the golden wand, why have you come? A beloved, honored friend, but it’s been so long, your visits much too rare. Tell me what’s on your mind. I’m eager to do it, whatever I can do . . . whatever can be done.”
    author
    Homer
    person
    God
    book
    Odyssey
    concept
    Friendship
  4. #40
    God is the same everywhere.
  5. #41
    “We are all part of some great cycle, some pattern that it was only God’s purpose to understand.”
    author
    Jojo Moyes
    person
    God
    book
    Me Before You
    concept
    Purpose
  6. #42
    “It was inevitable that she should accept any inconsistency and cruelty from her deity as all good worshippers do from theirs. All gods who receive homage are cruel. All gods dispense suffering without reason. Otherwise they would not be worshipped. Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom. Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood.”
  7. #43
    The time when there is nothing at all in your soul except a cry for help may be just that time when God can’t give it: you are like the drowning man who can’t be helped because he clutches and grabs. Perhaps your own reiterated cries deafen you to the voice you hoped to hear.
  8. #44
    “Son, that’s a pretty hard question to answer. But I do believe that any wish you make can come true if you help the wish. I don’t think that the Lord meant for our lives to be so simple and easy that every time we wanted something, all we had to do was wish for it and we’d get it. I don’t believe that at all. If that were true, there would be a lot of lazy people in this old world. No one would be working. Everyone would be wishing for what they needed or wanted.
    “Papa,” I asked, “how can you help a wish?”
    “Oh, there are a lot of ways,” Papa said. “Hard work, faith, patience, and determination. I think prayer and really believing in your wish can help more than anything else.”
  9. #45
    [S]he made haste to light the whole bundle of matches, for she wished to keep her grandmother there. And the matches glowed with a light that was brighter than the noon-day, and her grandmother had never appeared so large or so beautiful. She took the little girl in her arms, and they both flew upwards in brightness and joy far above the earth, where there was neither cold nor hunger nor pain, for they were with God.
  10. #46
    Not that I am (I think) in much danger of ceasing to believe in God. The real danger is of coming to believe such dreadful things about Him. The conclusion I dread is not ‘So there’s no God after all,’ but ‘So this is what God’s really like. Deceive yourself no longer.
  11. #47
    “God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies…”
  12. #48
    People whose history and future were threatened each day by extinction considered that it was only by divine intervention that they were able to live at all. I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God’s will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed
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  1. #49
    So does a whole world, with all its greatnesses and littlenesses, lie in a twinkling star. And as mere human knowledge can split a ray of light and analyse the manner of its composition, so, sublimer intelligences may read in the feeble shining of this earth of ours, every thought and act, every vice and virtue, of every responsible creature on it.
  2. #50
    The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.
  3. #51
    “Sometimes I think God is trying to test me, both now and in the future. I’ll have to become a good person on my own, without anyone to serve as a model or advise me, but it’ll make me stronger in the end.”
  4. #52
    “While dressing or shaving or getting breakfast, say aloud a few such remarks as the following: ‘I believe this is going to be a wonderful day. I believe I can successfully handle all problems that will arise today. I feel good physically, mentally, emotionally. It is wonderful to be alive. I am grateful for all that I have had, for all that I now have, and for all that I shall have. Things aren’t going to fall apart. God is here and He is with me and He will see me through. I thank God for every good thing.‘”
  5. #53
    “Only God can judge me.”
  6. #54
    Then she saw a star fall, leaving behind it a bright streak of fire. “Someone is dying,” thought the little girl, for her old grandmother, the only one who had ever loved her, and who was now dead, had told her that when a star falls, a soul was going up to God.
  7. #55
    “God moves swiftly to cancel the folly of stubborn men.”
    author
    Sophocles
    person
    God
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Creon
    concept
    Stubbornness
  8. #56
    She use to tell me that god was in the rain.
    author
    Alan Moore
    person
    God
    book
    V for Vendetta
    character
    Valerie
    concept
    Rain
  9. #57
    “And when a man seriously reflects on the idolatrous homage which is paid to the persons of kings, he need not wonder that the Almighty, ever jealous of his honor, should disapprove of a form of government which so impiously invades the prerogative of heaven.”
  10. #58
    The best way to say, “I love you, God,” is to live your life doing your best.
  11. #59
    “One of the most powerful concepts, one which is a sure cure for lack of confidence, is the thought that God is actually with you and helping you.”
  12. #60
    “I falter where I firmly trod,
    And falling with my weight of cares
    Upon the great world’s altar-stairs
    That slope thro’ darkness up to God,
    I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope,
    And gather dust and chaff, and call
    To what I feel is Lord of all,
    And faintly trust the larger hope.”
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  1. #61
    There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human’s mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.
  2. #62
    Forward! Still forward! When it shall be time, God will tell me, as he has told the others.
  3. #63
    “Kings cannot ennoble thee, thou good, great soul, for One who is higher than kings hath done that for thee; but a king can confirm thy nobility to men.”
  4. #64
    “This was one of those happy days that God grants us sometimes on earth, to give us an idea of the bliss of heaven.”
  5. #65
    “We must never forget to pray, and to ask God to remember us when He is arranging things, so that we too may feel safe and have no anxiety about what is going to happen.”
  6. #66
    “I’ll always say my prayers . . . and if God doesn’t answer them at once I shall know it’s because He’s planning something better for me.”
    author
    Johanna Spyri
    person
    God
    book
    Heidi
    concepts
    ReligionPraying
  7. #67
    “Knowledge forbidd’n?
    Suspicious, reasonless. Why should thir Lord
    Envie them that? can it be sin to know,
    Can it be death?”
  8. #68
    “They always think they can improve upon Nature and mend what God has made.”
    author
    Anna Sewell
    person
    God
    book
    Black Beauty
    concept
    Animals
  9. #69
    “He only answers the ones that are said from the heart. You have to be sincere and believe in Him.”
  10. #70
    “Did not Atman dwell inside him, did not the primal source flow within his own heart?”
  11. #71
    “But it is often those who have least of all in this life whom He chooseth for the kingdom. Put thy trust in Him and no matter what befalls thee here, He will make all right hereafter.”
  12. #72
    “Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of the thing – right in the hub of the wheel – not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you can get frayed and crazy. The hub of calmness – that’s your heart. That’s where God lives within you. So stop looking for answers in the world. Just keep coming back to that center and you’ll always find peace.”
  1. #73
    “To find the balance you want, this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it’s like you have 4 legs instead of 2. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God.”
  2. #74
    Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaking need for an unshakable God. My pretty Black brother was my Kingdom Come.
  3. #75
    “We were sent here for something. And we know that all things work together for good them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.”
    author
    Madeleine L'Engle
    person
    God
    book
    A Wrinkle in Time
    character
    Meg
    concept
    Purpose
  4. #76
    “And so it goes with God.”
  5. #77
    “When you assume you’re in total control, you don’t stop and take time to seek out a relationship with God; you use alternative means to try and manufacture some peace.”
  6. #78
    “The God who made the moon and the stars and the mountains and the oceans, The Creator who did all of those things, believed that you and your baby were meant to be a pair. That doesn’t mean you’re going to be a perfect fit. That doesn’t mean you won’t make mistakes. It does mean that you need not fear failure because you can’t fail at a job you were created to do.”
  7. #79
    “The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be alone with the sky, nature and God. For only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature’s beauty and simplicity.”
  8. #80
    “Led by her mother’s hand, she had drawn nearer to the Friend who always welcomes every child with a love stronger than that of any father, tenderer than that of any mother.”
    author
    Louisa May Alcott
    person
    God
    book
    Little Women
    character
    Jo
    concept
    Mothers
  9. #81
    “If you have a sorrow that you cannot tell to anyone, you can go to our Father in Heaven.”
  10. #82
    “Now I will turn miracle into routine. The amazing will be seen every day. I will put in all the hard work necessary. Yes, so long as God is with me, I will not die. Amen.”
  11. #83
    “You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.”
  12. #84
    ″...I have a better friend, even than Father, to comfort and sustain me. My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning and may be many, but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that of your earthly one. The more you love and trust Him, the nearer you will feel to Him, and the less you will depend on human power and wisdom. His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of lifelong peace, happiness, and strength. Believe this heartily, and go to God with all your little cares, and hopes, and sins, and sorrows, as freely and confidingly as you come to your mother.”
  1. #85
    “God arranges everything for us, so that we need have no more fear or trouble and may be quite sure that all things will come right in the end.”
  2. #86
    “A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!”
  3. #87
    “Sometimes God gits familiar wid us womenfolks too and talks His inside business. He told me how surprised He was ‘bout y’all turning out so smart after Him makin’ yuh different; and how surprised y’all is goin’ tuh be if you ever find out you don’t know half as much ‘bout us as you think you do. It’s so easy to make yo’self out God Almighty when you ain’t got nothin’ tuh strain against but women and chickens.”
    “You getting’ too moufy, Janie,” Starks told her. “Go fetch me de checker-board and de checkers.”
  4. #88
    “There’s a reason we refer to ‘leaps of faith’ – because the decision to consent to any notion of divinity is a mighty jump from the rational over to the unknowable, and I don’t care how diligently scholars of every religion will try to sit you down with their stacks of books and prove to you through scripture that their faith is indeed rational; it isn’t. If faith were rational, it wouldn’t be – by definition – faith. Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.”
  5. #89
    “God, if he believed in one—his conscience, if he had one—were the sole judges to whom he was answerable.”
  6. #90
    “But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
    It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
    It is an attribute to God himself;
    And earthly power doth then shew likest Gods
    When mercy seasons justice.”
  7. #91
    “Yes. The story with animals is the better story.”
  8. #92
    “Faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love—but sometimes it was so hard to love.”
  9. #93
    “God bless us every one!”
  10. #94
    “The greatest secret for eliminating the inferiority complex, which is another term for deep and profound self-doubt, is to fill your mind to overflowing with faith. Develop a tremendous faith in God and that will give you a humble yet soundly realistic faith in yourself.”
  11. #95
    “God knows; and He is merciful! He hath proved his mercy, most of all, in my afflictions. By giving me this burning torture to bear upon my breast! By sending yonder dark and terrible old man, to keep the torture always at red-heat! By bringing me hither, to die this death of triumphant ignominy before the people! Had either of these agonies been wanting, I had been lost for ever! Praised be his name! His will be done!”
  12. #96
    “The wind came back with triple fury, and put out the light for the last time. They sat in company with the others in other shanties, their eyes straining against crude walls and their souls asking if He meant to measure their puny might against His. They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.”
  13. #97
    “But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)
  14. #98
    “She has man’s brain--a brain that a man should have were he much gifted--and woman’s heart. The good God fashioned her for a purpose, believe me when He made that so good combination.”
  15. #99
    “At length, when the excitement subsided a little, I was able to say a few words with a chance of being listened to. “I am truly thankful to see you all safe and well, and, thank God, our expedition has been very satisfactory.”
  16. #100
    “Listen, Sam, if it was nature, nobody wouldn’t have tuh look out for babies touchin’ stoves, would they? ’Cause dey just naturally wouldn’t touch it. But dey sho will. So it’s caution.”
    “Naw it ain’t, it’s nature, cause nature makes caution. It’s de strongest thing dat God ever made, now. Fact is it’s de onliest thing God every made. He made nature and nature made everything else.”
  17. #101
    “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
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