Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there.
I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.
I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.
Death is a door to God. Those who knows how to die know how to enter into God. Clingers clinging to life never know what God is.
While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.
My God, these folks don't know how to love - that's why they love so easily.
But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
The best way to know God is to love many things.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.
You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.
But God really did bless me, you know? He really said, All right. Come on. I'm still waiting for you. Get over here. Get over here.
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.
You think that it is because I have3 an income which exempts me from your day-labour, that I waste (as you call it) my time in sun-gazing and star-gazing.? You do not know me.? If my debts, as they threaten, should consume what money I have, I should live just as I do now: I should eat worse food, and wear a courser coat, and should wander in a potato patch instead of in the wood?- but it is I, not my twelve hundred dollars a year that love God.
As to gods, I have no way of knowing either that they exist or do not exist, or what they are like.
Since we cannot know all there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
I don't have a religion. I believe in a God. I don't know what it looks like but it's MY god. My own interpretation of the supernatural.
God doesn't know things. He is things.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.