If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we're all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we've done all our lives pointless.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines.
Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.
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.
Because we believe that our ethnic group, our society, our political party, our God, is better than your God, we kill each other.
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.
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.
That which I have set out in Latin is not my words but the words of God and of apostles and prophets, who of course have never lied. He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken.
To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
When I was doing theater, I was very successful at believing that I was great, God's gift to the theater.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
I wanted to see the debates and I believe in the quality of the argument. I don't vote party line. I vote for the best person. I am a purist.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.
One either has to believe in a God who's terribly prejudiced, or disbelieve the teachings of such exclusionary theologies. Religions have taught us that 'we are better than they.'
I not only believe in one God, but my faith as a Christian is also grafted upon that tree of philosophy which has never spoiled anything.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Our moods do not believe in each other.?To-day I am full of thoughts, and can write what I please.? I see no reason why I should not have the same thought, the same power of expression, to-morrow.? What I write, whilst I write it, seems the most natural thing in the world; but yesterday I saw a dreary vacuity in this direction in which now I see so much; and a month hence, I doubt not, I shall wonder who he was that wrote so many continuous pages.? Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow!?I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall.
Since we didn't use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy.
Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates, surely he will hold that its motion is natural, not violent.