Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes angry.
The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self.
He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed.
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, "There's just something about you that pisses me off."
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.
I live and love in God's peculiar light.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone - the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
I look at other filmmakers and see skills in them that I wish I had but I know that I don't. I feel like I have to work really hard to keep myself afloat, doing what I do. But I find it pleasurable.
Not that I wish by any means to deny, that the mental life of individuals and peoples is also in conformity with law, as is the object of philosophical, philological, historical, moral, and social sciences to establish.
God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.
I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life - he first individualizes.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me.
Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
God has entrusted me with myself.