If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for manygenerations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light theuniverse with their admonishing smile.
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.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
I believe that when you're in love you have to pour your heart and soul out to your partner... or why bother? So in that sense I'm an incurable romantic when it comes to men.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
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.'
Men willingly believe what they wish.
God chooses first, then you start feeling a hunger for him... men can not choose God, it is God who chooses man.
Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.
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.
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are.
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 am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.
It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their fellowmen.
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 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.