Quotations About / On: GOD

  • 41.
    We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise.
    (Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972), U.S.-born French author. quoted in "Gods," no. 299, Adam (1962).)
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  • 42.
    Power makes gods. Virtue makes martyrs.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 43.
    The gods attend to great matters, they neglect small ones.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. II, 167.)
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  • 44.
    The gods help them that help themselves.
    (Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. Fables, "Hercules and the Wagoner.")
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  • 45.
    The saying goes that the gods leave a town once it is captured.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 217.)
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  • 46.
    The gods thought otherwise.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 2, l. 428 (19 B.C.).)
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  • 47.
    God and nature do nothing in vain.
    (Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics, bk. 1, ch. 2. De Caelo, book 1, chapter 4. One expression of the author's thoroughgoing teleological outlook.)
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  • 48.
    People invent gods to explain their suffering.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 49.
    Your damned nonsense can I stand twice or once, but sometimes always, by God, never.
    (Hans Richter (1843-1916), German conductor. Quoted in The Fine Art of Political Wit, ch. 12, Leon Harris (1964). spoken to the second flute in the Covent Garden orchestra; quoted by British MP J.E.S. Simon in the House of Commons, Feb. 13, 1958.)
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  • 50.
    Anybody depending on somebody else's gods is depending on a fox not to eat chickens.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Amram, in Moses Man of the Mountain, ch. 2, J.B. Lippincott (1939).)
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