The problem with being sure that God is on your side is that you can't change your mind, because God sure isn't going to change His.
Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers.
The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.
During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society.
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.
Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.
No one changes the world who isn't obsessed.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
To love another person is to see the face of God.
Act, and God will act.
It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.
Thank the Gods! My misery exceeds all my hopes!
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations.
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.