Quotes about God

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„Thank you, dear God
For putting me on this Earth
I feel very privileged
In debt for my thirst“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Song lyrics, Bleach (1989)

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„As far as I'm concerned we are all God
That's the difference
If you really think another guy is God he doesn't lock you up Funny about that.“

—  Ram Dass, book Be Here Now

Contrasting the attitude of those who believe that they are especially "divine" and thus believe other people "owe" them deference — and those who assert all are divine, and thus are respectful of others proper rights and dignity as both human and divine beings.
Be Here Now (1971)

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„There is no man on earth who can give a final judgment on what the most beautiful shape may be. Only God knows.“

—  Albrecht Dürer German painter, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist 1471 - 1528

As quoted in Mathematics, Education and Philosophy: An International Perspective (1994) by Paul Ernest
This has also been quoted or misquoted as "There lives no man upon the earth who can give a final judgement upon what the most beautiful shape of man might be; God only knows that".

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„True wisdom consists in two things: Knowledge of God and Knowledge of Self.“

—  John Calvin, book Institutes of the Christian Religion

Book 1 Chapter 1, p. 44
Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536; 1559)
Context: Without knowledge of self there is no knowledge of God.
Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. But as these are connected together by many ties, it is not easy to determine which of the two precedes and gives birth to the other.

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„If we would despise the enemy, our thoughts must always be of God and our souls always glad with hope.“

—  Anthony the Great Christian saint, monk, and hermit 251 - 357

Book II, Chapter 10
From St. Athanasius' Life of St. Antony

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Bulleh Shah photo

„In shrines dwell robbers,
in idol-houses, thugs.
In mosques live vagabonds,
the lovers of God remaind aloof.“

—  Bulleh Shah Punjabi poet 1680 - 1757

Bulleh Shah, The Love-Intoxicated Iconoclast, p. 136

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„The mind serves best when it's anchored in the Word of God. There is no danger then of becoming an intellectual without integrity…“

—  Flannery O’Connor American novelist, short story writer 1925 - 1964

Source: The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

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