I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.
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.
Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
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.
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
Men never do evil so cheerfully and so completely as when they do so from religious conviction.
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.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
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.
God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.
To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.
The work of the gods, the universe, is repeated and imitated by men on their own scale.
You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.