If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.
God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.
Man - a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
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.
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them.
The ritual by which man constructs a sacred space is efficacious in the measure in which it reproduces the work of the gods.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
All happiness depends on courage and work.
Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
For me, college wasn't a breeze. I had 8 o'clock classes, I worked from 3 to 11 at the Settlement House. On weekends, if Northwestern Bell needed me, I'd troubleshoot for them, and I had a steady girl. God!
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.
The work of the gods, the universe, is repeated and imitated by men on their own scale.
They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique.
I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
Therefore must we pray to God, and believe that He has granted the favour we have been praying for, even when in appearance it seems the reverse.
Fear God and work hard.
God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
First of all it must be known who the God of heaven is, since upon that all the other things depend.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.