Topics: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Gods Will Quotes


"The next century's task will be to rediscover its gods." - Andre Malraux

"The old gods will bring about vengeance not so much because they exist but because I once honored them." - Anne Rice

"Gods have many faces." - Subhash Kak

"You pray for good health and a body that will be strong in old age. Good-but your rich foods block the gods' answer and tie Jupiter's hands." - Aulus Persius Flaccus

"Truth will have no gods before it.- The belief in truth begins with the doubt of all truths in which one has previously believed." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If you expect a bad lie for even one second, the gods will know it and give you a bad lie." - Michelle Wie

"Man is an essentially superstitious and fearful animal. Take away the herd's Christian gods and saints and they will without failing come to worship...something else." - H P Lovecraft

"Astrology reveals the will of the gods." - Juvenal

"Gods dont kill people. People with Gods kill people." - David Viaene

"If the gods do evil then they are not gods." - Euripides

"Fear first created the gods." - George Santayana

"It is precisely that requirement of shared worship that has been the principal source of suffering for individual man and the human race since the beginning of history. In their efforts to impose universal worship, men have unsheathed their swords and killed one another. They have invented gods and challenged each other: "Discard your gods and worship mine or I will destroy both your gods and you!"" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Then he will talk-good gods! how he will talk!" - Nathaniel Lee

"During the youthful period of mankind's spiritual evolution human fantasy created gods in man's own image, who, by the operations of their will were supposed to determine, or at any rate to influence, the phenomenal world. Man sought to alter the disposition of these gods in his own favour by means of magic and prayer." - Albert Einstein

"The Gods have meant That I should dance And by the Gods I will!" - Ruth St Denis

"And yet this same Deity says to me, resist not evil; pray for those that despitefully use you; love your enemies, but I will eternally damn mine. It seems to me that even gods should practice what they preach." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Indeed, intolerance is essential only to monotheism; an only God is by nature a jealous God who will not allow another to live. On the other hand, polytheistic gods are naturally tolerant, they live and let live." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"As Arkwright and Whitney were the demi-gods of cotton, so prolific Time will yet bring an inventor to every plant. There is not a property in nature but a mind is born to seek and find it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"As long as there is poverty there will be gods." - Will Durant

"Kings are earth's gods; in vice their law's their will." - William Shakespeare

"The gods help them who help themselves." - Aesop

"All men have need of the gods." - Homer

"Mathematics is the Life of the Gods." - Novalis

"New gods arise when they are needed." - Josephine Winslow Johnson

"Europe has resurrected its pagan gods." - Subhash Kak

"To little men, gods send little things." - Callimachus

"Away from God and gods did this will lure me: what would there be to create if gods existed?" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Put away your gods and come and worship ours, or we will kill you and your gods!" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Will we be the gods? Will we be the family pets? Or will we be ants that get stepped on? I don't know about that ... But when I got that thinking in my head about if I'm going to be treated in the future as a pet to these smart machines ... well I'm going to treat my own pet dog really nice." - Steve Wozniak

"If the gods sent you to fight here, then the gods are fools." - Janet Morris

"What gods are there, what gods have there ever been, that were not from man's imagination?" - Joseph Campbell

"If there are any gods whose chief concern is man, they can't be very important gods." - Arthur C Clarke

"The Gods have meant That I should dance And in some mystic hour I shall move to unheard rhythms Of the cosmic orchestra of heaven And you will know the language Of my wordless poems And will come to me For that is why I dance." - Ruth St Denis

"Most gods have the morals of a spoiled child." - Robert A Heinlein

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first subsidize." - George Roche III

"You've been playing gods-and-witches again, that's clear." - Janet Morris

"There are many roads to happiness, if the gods assent." - Pindar

"The populace drags down the gods to their own level." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Whom the gods destroy, they first make mad." - Euripides

"Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Men create the gods after their own images." - Aristotle

"The gods come to us in the forms we recognize." - Deena Metzger

"gods are children's blankets that get carried over into adulthood." - James Randi

"Fromage and coffee and cognac and no gods." - Wallace Stevens

"What we hold sacred is honor, justice, and glory. You need not swear allegiance to our storm god, to serve with us. Fighters are among us from many lands, with many gods and many beliefs. Believe as you will. What is between a man and his god is theirs alone to say." - Janet Morris

"How do cultures differ from one another? Above all, in their customs. Tell me how you dress, how you act, what are your habits, which gods you honor, and I will tell you who you are. Man not only creates culture, he carries it around with him. Man is culture." - Ryszard Kapuscinski

"Tyrants and dictators will accept no other gods before them. They require disobedience to the First Commandment. They seek absolute control and are threatened by faith in God. They fear only the power they cannot possess - the power of truth. So they resent the living example of the devout, especially the devotion of a unique people chosen by God." - George W Bush

"When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place" - Pearl S Buck

"Free will is the liberty to choose what is right according to Gods law." - Malachi Martin

"Men and women will forever make gods of others rather than see the god in themselves." - Ki Longfellow

"Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens." - Michel De Montaigne

"Who will think that the gods can be insulted with impunity?" - Lucan

"Here, far from our homes, we will be forgotten by our gods." - Neil Gaiman

"Who knows if the gods above will add tomorrow's span to this day's sum?" - Horace

"One of these days the dam of Gods mercy will give way to his justice." - Adrian Rogers

"If, as Niko asks, you show them mercy, then the gods will be well pleased." - Janet Morris

"Who knows whether the gods will add tomorrow to the present hour?" - Horace

"I don't want to be any closer to the gods than death will bring me." - Janet Morris

"Thou art all the comfort, The Gods will diet me with." - William Shakespeare

"Piety and holiness of life will propitiate the gods. [Lat., Deos placatos pietas efficiet et sanctitas.]" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The gods alone know, what kind of wife a man will have." - Juvenal

"Thou art all the comfort, The Gods will diet me with." - William Shakespeare

"Pully, hauly, tug with a will; the gods wiggle waggle, but the sky stands still." - Aldous Huxley

"Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit." - Bodhidharma

"When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place." - Pearl S Buck

"For by the will of the gods Fate hath held sway since ancient days." - Aeschylus

"You are not wrong. Jon said. I do not know. And if the gods are good, I never will. The gods are seldom good, Jon Snow." - George R R Martin

"Fear is the mother of all gods ... Nature does all things spontaneously, by herself, without the meddling of the gods." - Lucretius

"If there were gods, how could I endure not to be a god? Therefore there are no gods." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Higher than "thou shalt" stands "I will" (the heroes), and higher than "I will" stands "I am" (the Greek gods)." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms." - Henry Miller

"The Manifested Sons of God doctrine teaches that these Sons will be equal to Jesus Christ: immortal, sinless, perfected sons who have partaken of the divine nature. They have every right to be called gods and will be gods" - Bill Hamon

"When you once attribute effects to the will of a personal God, you have let in a lot of little gods and evils - then sprites, fairies, dryads, naiads, witches, ghosts and goblins, for your imagination is reeling, riotous, drunk, afloat on the flotsam of superstition. What you know then doesn't count. You just believe, and the more your believe the more do you plume yourself that fear and faith are superior to science and seeing." - Elbert Hubbard

"In my opinion what distinguishes the Bible from the other books is its sense of time. Its first concern is to establish a calendar. Then it traces a genealogy. It imposes rhythms, it orders, it operates, it does not abandon the earth where its destiny must be fulfilled and whose own destiny must be fulfilled by it. Its history will be that of men and not of idle gods. The whole spirit must become incarnate and explore the possible." - Adrienne Monnier

"Women who are with child should be careful of themselves; they should take exercise and have a nourishing diet. The first of these prescriptions the legislator will easily carry into effect by requiring that they should take a walk daily to some temple, where they can worship the gods who preside over birth. Their minds, however, unlike their bodies, they ought to keep quiet, for the offspring derive their natures from their mothers as plants do from earth." - Aristotle

"Whom the gods notice they destroy. Be small... and you will escape the jealousy of the great." - Philip K Dick

"Our souls are but leaves in a storm, and only the gods know where we will come to rest." - David Gemmell

"A rarer spirit never Did steer humanity; but you gods will give us Some faults to make us men." - William Shakespeare

"I'm investigating people who sacrifice trained killers to dark gods. Perfect, it will keep him occupied. In what capacity? Bait." - Ilona Andrews

"Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens." - Michel De Montaigne

"There is in it a placid inexhaustibility, a calm, vicious infinitude, which will baffle even the gods." - Thomas Carlyle

"Man as certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by dozens." - Michel De Montaigne

"Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You're saying the gods don't have free will." "The power to make mistakes," Penny said. "Only we have that. Mortals" - Lev Grossman

"If you want the whole thing, the gods will give it to you. But you must be ready for it." - Joseph Campbell

"Gods induction, life's construction, these instruct will save every living thing. Can't you see that life's connected?" - Stevie Wonder

"It was built against the will of the immortal gods, and so it did not last for long." - Homer

"Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens." - Michel De Montaigne

"Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by the dozen." - Michel De Montaigne

"A rarer spirit never Did steer humanity; but you, gods, will give us Some faults to make us men." - William Shakespeare

"Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm or a flea and yet will create Gods by the dozen!" - Michel De Montaigne

"Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"If you think you control things that are in the control of others, you will lament. You will be disturbed and you will blame both gods and men." - Epictetus

"The world will fall, the gods will die, and I will never achieve a perfect score on this stupid machine. -Dionysus" - Rick Riordan

"Atheism is the lack of belief in a god (or gods). It makes no claim. It merely rejects the claim that a god (or gods) exists. Nothing more." - Ricky Gervais

"When half-gods go The gods arrive." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When half-gods go, The gods arrive." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"...I am not attacking any particular God or gods. I am attacking God, all gods, anything and everything supernatural, whenever or wherever they have been or will be invented." - Richard Dawkins

"The Apology tells us that the political problem for the philosopher is the gods. It makes clear that the images on the wall of the cave about which men will not brook contradiction represent the gods." - Allan Bloom

"A day will come when the European god of the nineteenth century will be classed with the gods of Olympus and the Nile." - William Winwood Reade

"Make songs for Death as you would sing to Love - But you will not assuage him. He alone Of all the gods will take no gifts from men." - Sara Teasdale

"There will never be any more great men in India. They will all, when they are boys, go whoring after strange gods." - Rudyard Kipling

"Maybe a new religion will rise now. Maybe without it, man will crumble in cynicism and selfishness because he really needs his gods." - Anne Rice

"As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn, The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!" - Rudyard Kipling

"Make songs for Death as you would sing to Love -But you will not assuage him. He aloneOf all the gods will take no gifts from men." - Sara Teasdale

"Soon," said the crackling voice of the flame, coming from behind him, "they will fall. Soon they will fall and the star people will meet the earth people. There will be heroes among them, and men who will slay monsters and bring knowledge, but none of them will be gods. This is a poor place for gods." - Neil Gaiman

"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones." - Marcus Aurelius

"Ye gods, annihilate but space and time, And make two lovers happy." - Alexander Pope

"To be wise and eke to love, Is granted scarce to gods above." - Edmund Spenser

"Only so much can be borne from men, so much from gods" - Janet Morris

"Gods and politics are the tools with which the godless and unprincipled manipulate the gullible." - Janet Morris

"Money degrades all the gods of man and converts them into commodities." - Karl Marx

"Poets are never allowed to be mediocre by the gods, by men or by publishers." - Horace

"Talking to Yogi Berra about baseball is like talking to Homer about the Gods." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"For a "monotheistic" religion it should be sufficient with three gods." - Arnulf Øverland

"I'm a polyatheist - there are many gods I don't believe in." - Dan Fouts

"Those who the gods seek to destroy first, learn how to play golf." - Leslie Nielsen

"Is there so much anger in the minds of the gods?" - Virgil

"You can change your faith without changing gods, and vice versa." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Kindness is an essential part of Gods work and ours here on earth." - Billy Graham

"Most of us retain enough of the theological attitude to think that we are little gods." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes: the glorious fault of angels and of gods." - Alexander Pope

"It's useful that there should be Gods, so let's believe there are." - Ovid

"Surely you do not believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?" - Aristophanes

"For business, our internet love affair was a gift from the gods." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Our ideals, like the gods of old, are constantly demanding human sacrifices." - George Bernard Shaw

"The happy man is he who knows his limitations, yet bows to no false gods." - Robert W Service

"You are a god in the company of gods and must conduct yourself accordingly." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Fear in the world first created the gods. [Lat., Primus in orbe deos fecit timor.]" - Statius

"If the gods have no sense of humor they must weep a great deal." - Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie

"If we neglect our privileges, the gods take them from us ..." - Constance Fenimore Woolson

"If 18,000 gods have been invented then it is likely that god 18,001 is also invented." - Graham Kendall

"The gods have given you wealth and the means of enjoying it." - Horace

"There are Universes begging for Gods, yet he hangs around this one looking for work." - Philip Jose Farmer

"The gods bestowed on Max [Beerbohm] the gift of perpetual old age." - Oscar Wilde

"Gods have bloody hands." - Janet Morris

"All Gods were immortal." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Live with the gods." - Marcus Aurelius

"The gods thought otherwise." - Virgil

"Gods don't answer letters." - John Updike

"A narcissist society, in which each person is busy looking out for number one, can build neither brotherhood nor community. Aren't we glad in this Easter season and in all seasons that Jesus did not selfishly look out for number one? No wonder we have been told, 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me,' and this includes self-worship! (Ex. 20:3; emphasis added). One way or another, the grossly selfish will finally be shattered, whimpering, against the jagged, concrete consequences of their selfishness." - Neal A Maxwell

"Life must be lived as play, playing certain games, making sacrifices, singing and dancing, and then a man will be able to propitiate the gods." - Plato

"We must accept all of Gods will for us, not just those portions that happen to appeal and bring instant gratification and pleasure to us." - Rod Parsley

"In my years, I have seen that people must be their own gods and make their own good fortune. The bad will come or not come anyway." - Octavia Butler

"For the gods, instead of what is most pleasing, will give what is most proper. Man is dearer to them than he is to himself." - Juvenal

"O what is it proud slime will not believe Of his own worth, to hear it equal praised Thus with the gods?" - Ben Jonson

"If we meet no gods, it is because we harbor none. If there is grandeur in you, you will find grandeur in porters and sweeps." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I've always thought a good whodunnit needed vampires, monks, and gods. P.G. Holyfield has created an engaging world that both fantasy and mystery fans will enjoy." - Mur Lafferty

"When a man is at peace with his gods and ancestors, his harvest will be good or bad according to the strength of his arm." - Chinua Achebe

"Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings - stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again." - Greg Bear



Doing Gods Will, Gods Will, American Gods, Animal Gods, Different Gods, Egyptian Gods, Roman Gods, Will, Accepting God's Will, Fear Will Come, Force of Will, Free Will, Human Will, I Will Succeed, I Will Survive, I Will Win, Instinct Will, Invincible Will, Knowing God's Will, Man's Will, Mans Free Will, Political Will, Power of Will, Self Will, Self-Will, Spiritual Will, Strength of Will, Strength When Will, Strength Will,