Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.
I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God's will.
On her son Rene: Oh my God, when he's 20 years old what's going to happen to me? I'm gonna marry him.
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.
The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.
God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.
I've got the best deal on Earth. Where else can I sin and know that I'm forgiven for it?
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.
Within the sacred precints the profane is transcended. On the most archaic levels of culture this posibility of transcendence is expressed by various "images of an opening"; here, in the sacred enclosure, communication with gods is made possible; hence there must be a door to the world above, by which the gods cand descend to earth and man can symbolically ascend to heaven.
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.
Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid.
There is a certain moment in the film when the son is in the nursing home and he goes to the television and turns it off because he sees himself in the image.
Thank the Gods! My misery exceeds all my hopes!