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"We, by our arts may be called the grandsons of God." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"No one was ever called by God to greater suffering than God's only begotten Son." - R C Sproul

"By God ye shall be called to account for your doings!" - Elijah Muhammad

"I think in my world of religion, you're called to preach or you don't preach. Called by God to preach. I never been ordained by God to preach the gospel. I have a calling, it's called to perform and sing." - Johnny Cash

"Why is it that the destruction of something created by humans is called vandalism, yet the destruction of something created by God is called development?" - Edward Abbey

"A man who is intentionally unarmed relies upon the Unseen Force called God by poets, but called the Unknown by scientists." - Mahatma Gandhi

"If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers." - Joseph Wood Krutch

"We are called by God to do theology, that is, to live our lives with a moment-by-moment consciousness of God." - Paul David Tripp

"We are called to be contemplatives. ..by seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, everywhere, all the time..." - Mother Teresa

"God in His providence hasn't called us to watch history, but to shape history by praying in His Name." - David Platt

"The great conversion called for by Jesus is to move from belonging to the world to belonging to God." - Henri Nouwen

"The great ? conversion called for by Jesus is to move from belonging to the world to belonging to God." - Henri Nouwen

"To call yourself a child of God is one thing. To be called a child of God by those who watch your life is another thing altogether." - Max Lucado

"God has not called us to save America; He has called us to save Americans from the coming judgment of God by introducing them to faith in Jesus Christ." - Robert Jeffress

"Called or not, God is always there." - Carl Jung

"You know my God. My God is called love" - Mother Teresa

"God doesn't call the equipped, son. God equips the called. And you have been called." - Rick Yancey

"We're called to do more than believe in God, we're called to live in God." - Ann Voskamp

"Let's determine to finish well by helping facilitate a lifelong conversation and sense of community between God and the people He has called us to serve." - Paul Baloche

"The world is to be cleaned by somebody, and you are not called of God if you are ashamed to scrub." - Henry Ward Beecher

"When you're called by God, when He places that call upon your life, there is an authority you begin to walk in." - Sam Roberts

"The Legionaries have been called by God to sound the trumpet for the resurrection of Romania after centuries of darkness and oppression." - Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

"Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land." - Hammurabi

"The Stoics also teach that God is unity, and that he is called Mind and Fate and Jupiter, and by many other names besides." - Diogenes Laertius

"Catharsis returns us to the purpose for which were originally intended - to be called by God to do good - and thus ultimately returns us to ourselves." - Desmond Tutu

"Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men." - John Stuart Mill

"The old and honorable idea of 'vocation' is simply that we each are called, by God, or by our gifts, or by our preference, to a kind of good work for which we are particularly fitted." - Wendell Berry

"The idea of 'calling' was fundamentally redefined: no longer was it about being called to serve God by leaving the world; it was now about serving God in the world" - Alister E. McGrath

"The idea of "calling' was fundamentally redefined: no longer was it about being called to serve God by leaving the world; it was now about serving God in the world" - Alister E. McGrath

"He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that... God had a work for me to do." - Joseph Smith

"You can't tell a woman who is called by God to teach that she cannot teach the Word of God... So I think the distinction is that there's a difference between the authority of a pastor and a Bible teacher." - Charles Stanley

"By God, we shall not stop, God willing, except at the doorsteps of the White House, and to raise the banner of monotheism on their so-called Statue of Liberty." - Osama Bin Laden

"I've been called worse by better." - Sol Star

"When called by a panther, Don't anther." - Ogden Nash

"Beware by whom you are called sane." - Walter Inglis Anderson

"If called by a panther, don't anther." - Ogden Nash

"In contemplative prayer we seek to become the person we are called to be, not by thinking of God, but by being with God. Simply to be with God is to be drawn into being the person God calls us to be" - John Main

"Spencers god was Evolution, sometimes also called Progress." - Talcott Parsons

"How can a reason which hates God be called sound?" - Martin Luther

"I called out to God, but the devil keeps answering." - Cee Lo Green

"God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called." - Mark Batterson

"Love God. Live Called. It's not just devotional, it's vocational!" - Brian Houston

"The peace makers shall be called the children of God." - Bible

"Philosopher is becoming God in the process called life." - Kedar Joshi

"Spencer's god was Evolution, sometimes also called Progress." - Talcott Parsons

"At the door, Audrey called, "Are you coming?" "No, just breathing hard, love." He glanced at her and was rewarded by an outraged glare, followed by, "Oh, my God!" - Ilona Andrews

"God has, in fact, thought of us from eternity and has loved us as unique individuals. He has called every one of us by name, as the Good Shepherd 'calls His sheep by name.'" - Pope John Paul Ii

"By His gracious condescension God became man and is called man for the sake of man and by exchanging His condition for ours revealed the power that elevates man to God through his love for God and brings God down to man because of His love for man. By this blessed inversion, man is made God by divinization and God is made man by hominization. For the Word of God and God wills always and in all things to accomplish the mystery of His embodiment." - Maximus the Confessor

"The impersonal aspect [of God] (Nirakara, Nirguna) is called Brahman, or 'unknowable' by Herbert Spencer, 'will' by Schopenhauer, Absolute Noumenon by some 'substance' by Spinoza. The personal aspect (Sakara) of that Being is termed 'Ishvara' or Allah, Hari, Jehova, Father in Heaven, Buddha, Siva, etc. Just as vapour or steam is formless, so also God is formless in His unmanifested or transcendental state." - Sivananda

"Some of George W. Bush's friends say that Bush believes God called him to be president during these times of trial. But God told me that He/She/It had actually chosen Al Gore by making sure that Gore won the popular vote and, God thought, the Electoral College. 'That worked for everyone else,' God said." - Al Franken

"You must never let your personal life be outpaced by your professional life. If you do, [if] your professional life takes more of your time than your personal life, then that's called stress, okay? And it's called worry and things like that. Worry is a sign that you're trying to be God. The greatest stress reliever to me is this sentence: God is God, and I'm not." - Rick Warren

"Worship is about something we do. It involves sacrifice. But at the heart of the gospel is this truth, we are called and chosen by God to join in with the dance of the trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit." - Tim Hughes

"Reason looks at necessity as the basis of the world; reason is able to turn chance in your favor and use it. Only by having reasonremain strong and unshakable can we be called a god of the earth." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A name? Oh, Jesus Christ. Ah, God, I've been called by a million names all my life. I don't want a name. I'm better off with a grunt or a groan for a name." - Bernardo Bertolucci

"We are all so sunk in sin, and so wedded to the world, that we would never turn to God and seek salvation, unless He first called us by His grace. Without a divine call, no one can be saved." - J C Ryle

"The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth: for kings are not only God's Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon God's throne, but even by God himself they are called Gods." - King James I

"Thus, when you wake up in the morning, called by God to be a self again, if you want to know who you are, watch your feet. Because where your feet take you, that is who you are." - Frederick Buechner

"The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth: for kings are not only God's Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon God's throne, but even by God himself they are called Gods." - James I of England

"They amuse themselves by playing an irrelevant ecclesiastical game called "Let's Pretend." Let's pretend that we possess the objective truth of God in our inerrant Scriptures or in our infallible pronouncements or in our unbroken apostolic traditions." - John Shelby Spong

"no one ever really leaves Hollywood. No one really leaves unless they are called away by God. Even then, the impulse would be to come back again and make a movie about the experience." - Shirley Maclaine

"Calling is not only a matter of being and doing what we are but also of becoming what we are not yet but are called by God to be." - Os Guinness

"Man's books are but a climbing stair, Lain step by step, like stairs of stone; The stairway here, the temple there - Man's lampad honor, and his trust, The God who called him from the dust." - Joaquin Miller

"Man's books are but a climbing stair, Lain step by step, like stairs of stone; The stairway here, the temple there Man's lampad honor, and his trust, The God who called him from the dust." - Joaquin Miller

"Since by the ordination of God I both am called and am Emperor of the Romans, in nothing but name shall I appear to be ruler if the control of the Roman city be wrested from my hands." - Frederick I Holy Roman E

"God doesn't work on sense; He works on grace. God called you, and God called me. He knew what He was doing." - Beth Moore

"God does' work on sense; He works on grace. God called you, and God called me. He knew what He was doing." - Beth Moore

"There are sons of God who do not yet appear so to us, but now do so to God; and there are those who, on account of some arrogated or temporal grace, are called so by us, but are not so to God." - John Calvin

"We need to remember that the first disciples were ordinary men called to an extraordinary mission. Their devotion to Jesus outweighed- by hair- their fears and insecurities. As a result God change them and use them to accomplish some mind-boggling things. Why couldn't God - why wouldn't God do the same in your life?" - Max Lucado

"You will make mistakes, disappoint God and others, and have days when you wonder why God ever called you in the first place. Don't despair! Your usefulness to God is based on His consistency, not yours. Your call is sustained by God's faithfulness, not yours." - Jeff Iorg

"Pure love is a willingness to give, without a thought of receiving anything in return. Love can save the world from nuclear destruction. Love God: turn to God with receptiveness and responsiveness. Love your fellow human beings: turn to them with friendliness and givingness. Make yourself fit to be called a child of God by living the way of love." - Peace Pilgrim

"You will make mistakes, disappoint God and others, and have days when you wonder why God ever called you in the first place. Do' despair! Your usefulness to God is based on His consistency, not yours. Your call is sustained by God's faithfulness, not yours." - Jeff Iorg

"I called it ignose, not knowing which carbohydrate it was. This name was turned down by my editor. 'God-nose' was not more successful, so in the end 'hexuronic acid' was agreed upon. To-day the substance is called 'ascorbic acid' and I will use this name." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"Whenever we show others the goodness of God, whenever we follow our Teacher by imitating His posture of humble and ready service, our actions are sacred and ministerial. To be called into the priesthood, as all of us are, is to be called to a life of presence, of kindness." - Rachel Held Evans

"Well, it's an ancestral tribe. These were immigrants from north of Germany who came here about the time of the Civil War, but anyway, these people called themselves free thinkers. They were impressed, incidentally, by Darwin. They're called Humanists now; people who aren't so sure that the Bible is the Word of God." - Kurt Vonnegut

"As believers, we are running the race together. We are connected by our faith in God and our love for the world that He sent Christ to save. So if one gets weak, we carry them. We aren't called to stop moving forward. We aren't called to criticize each other. No, we are called to encourage each other, to reach down and carry each other, and to keep moving." - Jesse Duplantis

"My son called to me that God was inside his red fire engine. He wanted to show me. I did move as fast as I could, spilling like water through the kitchen door into a summer day, but God had left by the time I got there. My son smiled, told me I'd missed him by seconds." - Deborah Keenan

"Our assurance, our glory, and the sole anchor of our salvation are that Christ the Son of God is ours, and we in turn are in him sons of God and heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven, called to the hope of eternal blessedness by God's grace, not by our worth." - John Calvin

"At first we feel called by God and attracted by him. We grow in our vocation and get the impression that God has gripped us and will never let us go. We want to withdraw from him in order to escape his grasp. But he loves us too much to allow us to fall. He holds us fast, challenges us." - Notker Wolf

"Any divine communication from God to man is called revelation. Revelation comes in many different forms. All true revelation comes by the power of the Spirit of God. By this power, the Almighty speaks to our minds and hearts (D&C 8:2)." - Brent L. Top

"The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave - caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition - cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner." - Saint Teresa Of Avila

"In the Bible, ordination - I don't see that in the Scripture. In the Bible, it's whether you're filled with the Holy Spirit, whether you're anointed by God, whether you're called by God, whether you're obedient to Him. I want to be those things, but I don't see any purpose for me in being ordained." - Anne Graham Lotz

"The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave - caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition - cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner." - Teresa of Avila

"And we, too, being called by His will in Christ Jesus, are not justified by ourselves, nor by our own wisdom, or understanding, or godliness, or works which we have wrought in holiness of heart; but by that faith through which, from the beginning, Almighty God has justified all men; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." - Pope Clement I

"There is a syndrome in sports called "paralysis by analysis." - Arthur Ashe

"He said true things, but called them by wrong names." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"My wife." "By what name is she called, Kincaid?" "Mine." - Julie Garwood

"Champions of Liberty get called Fascists by Champions of Statism" - Jonah Goldberg

"I've been called worse things by better people." - Pierre Trudeau

"I have been called the antichrist, though, by Nazis." - Gene Weingarten

"There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'" - Arthur Ashe

"Exceptional people are often called crazy by the ordinary world." - Erica Jong

"Also, I am driven by a wonderful muse called alimony." - Dick Schaap

"He said true things, but called them by wrong names." - Elizabeth Barrett Brownin

"Being called close-minded by religious people is a bit like being called yellow by a bunch of bananas." - Pat Condell

"Why is it that when we talk to God, it's called 'prayer,' but when God speaks to us, it's called schizophrenia?" - Henry Blackaby

"And because his Spirit was wholly God, he is called God, and he is called man on account of his flesh." - Michael Servetus

"God was bored by him." - Victor Hugo

"Dreams are sent by God." - Homer

"Obey God by living spontaneously." - Patrick Swift

"God finds himself by creating." - Rabindranath Tagore

"For I choose to follow not men or men's doctrines, but God and the doctrines [delivered] by Him. For if you have fallen in with some who are called Christians, but who do not admit this [truth], and venture to blaspheme the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; who say there is no resurrection of the dead, and that their souls, when they die, are taken to heaven; do not imagine that they are Christians" - Justin Martyr

"I always have a feeling of awe and wonder at what God can do - using me as an instrument. I believe that anyone who is fully surrendered to God's will can be used gloriously - and will really know some things - and will probably be called self-righteous. You're called self-righteous if you are self-centered enough to think you know everything - but you may also be called self-righteous by the immature if you are God-centered enough to really know some things." - Peace Pilgrim

"God has called His creation to find satisfaction in a personal relationship with Him, and stop trying to manage the world by conforming it to our expectations, and to allow Him to govern His creation. He continues to say through an ancient Hebrew worship song, "Be still and know that I am God!" - Charles R Swindoll

"Your work matters a great deal to God, to others and to our world. There is no ordinary work. The work God has called you to do is extraordinary. Don't miss out on God's best by taking an ordinary approach to it." - Tom Nelson

"Since God alone provides the means for the successful accomplishment of any task, it seems evident that a person needs to be called by God to be an effective teacher. Without this call to teaching, how will anyone be able to put up with everything that teachers face daily?" - Basil Moreau

"And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am." - Bible

"We must conclude that, being necessary to God by a necessity which is called "hypothetical", (that is, because God so willed it), the Blessed Virgin is all the more necessary for men to attain their final end. Consequently we must not place devotion to her on the same level as devotion to the other saints as if it were merely something optional." - Louis de Montfort

"If there had been any unbelief in Mary, that could not prevent God from accomplishing his work in any other way which he might choose. But she is called blessed, because she received by faith the blessing offered to her, and opened up the way to God for its accomplishment." - John Calvin

"'We were created for eternal life by our Creator, we are called to it by the word of God, and we are renewed by holy Baptism. And Christ the Son of God came into the world for this, that He should call us and take us there, and He is the one thing needful. For this reason your very first endeavor and care should be to receive it. Without it everything is as nothing, though you have the whole world under you.'" - Tikhon of Zadonsk

"Down inside we have a longing for God-what Pascal called "the vacuum which God left behind." - Billy Graham

"One man or woman called of God is worth a hundred who have elected to work for God." - Oswald Chambers

"That energy field can be called God, soul, spirit, or consciousness." - Wayne Dyer

"In mercy, God has called you and saved, healed, blessed and delivered you." - T. B. Joshua

"Strive to be faithful to that which God has called you." - Angela Merici

"Today is a gift from God - that is why it is called the present." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"If God and Christ were equal then Christ should be called God's brother, not God's Son." - Arius

"God has called each one of us to embrace life, not merely to endure it." - Perry Noble

"Hope, he called, belief In God, - work, worship... therefore let us pray!" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"You shouldn't go to college unless God has definitely called you to go." - Keith Green

"We are called not to adjust ourselves to each other, but to adjust ourselves to God." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"When one loves God better than the Church is one called a heretic?" - Marie Corelli

"If God called us to a task, He will then qualify us for the job." - Jack Hyles

"God has clearly called and gifted some people in the church to teach his Word formally." - David Platt

"All are called to be what in the reality of God they already are." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"God didn't call me to be successful, He called me to be faithful." - Mother Teresa

"God can take the good, bad and the bitter and create a masterpiece called your destiny." - Tony Evans

"God does not call those who are equipped, He equips those whom He has called." - Smith Wigglesworth

"Where I'm from? A little town called none of yo god damn business." - Dave Chappelle

"A life that is lived without regard to God cannot be called living." - Max Anders

"I wouldn't consider myself a so-called 'celebrity.' Arrrgh, for the love of God!" - Emma Stone

"God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through." - Anonymous

"Long ago an uncalled rain fell and a called-upon God stayed equally distant." - Dejan Stojanovic

"No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"The spirit or life spark which animates this manifestation could be called God." - Arthur Young

"I think they called me the closest thing to a God of the Internet." - Jon Postel

"I believe God has called His people to be a light in darkness." - Sherri Shepherd

"God should not be called an individual substance, since the principal of individuation is matter." - Thomas Aquinas

"Salvation is an act of God. It is initiated by God, wrought by God, and sustained by God." - Billy Graham

"It is called the real presence, not in an exclusive sense, as though other forms of presence were not real, but by reason of its excellence. It is the substantial presence by which Christ is made present without doubt, whole and entire, God and man." - Pope Paul Vi

"Mortals are known by their actions; this is the way it has to be. They should show goodness, and not be deformed by their actions; this is how they are called beautiful. Whatever they desire, they shall receive; O Nanak, they become the very image of God." - Guru Angad

"I'm blessed by God. Cutting edge? I am. I'm leading a movement, leading a broadcast revolution on AM radio. I'm very confident about myself, and I don't mind telling people the things I like about myself. I don't believe in false humility - and, by the way, we in talk radio have this thing called polarization. It's not required that everybody love us." - Rush Limbaugh

"By god the Buddhist means that from which the universe was born, the unborn of the Buddhist scriptures, and by soul that factor in the thing called man which moves towards enlightenment. Why need more be said of it, at any rate those who are not content with scholarship, but strive to attain that same enlightenment?" - Christmas Humphreys

"He rules all things, not as the world soul but as the lord of all. And because of his dominion he is called Lord God Pantokrator. For 'god' is a relative word and has reference to servants, and godhood is the lordship of God, not over his own body as is supposed by those for whom God i the world soul, but over servants. The supreme God is an eternal, infinite, and absolutely perfect being; but a being, however perfect, without dominion is not the Lord God." - Isaac Newton

"One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble." - Gautama Buddha

"By the time I got to high school, I didn't play anything but baseball because I was on a mission. I really wanted to get a scholarship. I really wanted to focus all my time and efforts on baseball. When I got up to Florida State, God spoke to me very clearly and called me out of that and called me into music, which up until that point had just been a hobby." - Jonny Diaz

"[Necessity is] the sum of all things, which being now existent, conduce and concur to the production of that action hereafter, whereof if any one thing now were wanting, the effect could not be produced. This concourse of causes, whereof every one is determined to be such as it is by a like concourse of former causes, may well be called (in respect they were all set and ordered by the eternal causes of all things, God Almighty) the decree of God." - Thomas Hobbes

"The kingdom of God could be realized simply by daring to live differently from the normal conventions. The kingdom of God in the teachings of Jesus was not an apocalyptic or heavenly projection of otherworldly desire. It was driven by a desire to think that there must be a better way to live together than the present state of affairs. And it called for a change of behavior in the present on the part of individuals invested in the vision." - Burton L. Mack

"Yet, for I know thou art religious And hast a thing within thee called conscience, With twenty popish tricks and ceremonies Which I have seen thee careful to observe, Therefore I urge thy oath; for that I know An idiot holds his bauble for a god And keeps the oath which by that god he swears, To that I'll urge him: therefore thou shalt vow By that same god, what god soe'er it be, That thou adorest and hast in reverence, To save my boy, to nourish and bring him up, Or else I will discover naught to thee." - William Shakespeare

"It is only in proportion as the Christian manifests the fruit of a genuine conversion that he is entitled to regard himself and be regarded by others as one of the called and elect of God. It is just in proportion as we add to our faith the other Christian graces that we have solid ground on which to rest in the assurance we belong to the family of Christ. It is not those who are governed by self-will, but "as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God" (Rom. 8:14)." - Arthur W. Pink

"Each one of us has some kind of vocation. We are all called by God to share in His life and in His Kingdom. Each one of us is called to a special place in the Kingdom. If we find that place we will be happy. If we do not find it, we can never be completely happy. For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God's will, to be what God wants us to be." - Thomas Merton



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