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Quotations About / On: GOD

  • 41.
    In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. meditation on the divine will, Sep. 2, 1862? Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 403, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 42.
    There are secret articles in our treaties with the gods, of more importance than all the rest, which the historian can never know.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 129, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 43.
    The god Janus never had two more decidedly different faces than your sea captain.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "Etchings of a Whaling Cruise" (1847), The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces 1839-1860, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 9, eds. Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1987).)
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