Gods Themselves Famous Quotes & Sayings

List of top 91 famous quotes and sayings about gods themselves to read and share with friends on your Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 91 Gods Themselves Quotes

#1. Thoughts arise in the hostage's tormented brain. In the hospital, patients feel they are returning to childhood; in prison, they age. The gods blind themselves. - Author: Elie Wiesel
Gods Themselves Quotes #24362
#2. Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Gods Themselves Quotes #31446
#3. Without individuals we see only numbers: a thousand dead, a hundred thousand dead, "casualties may rise to a million." With individual stories, the statistics become people - but even that is a lie, for the people continue to suffer in numbers that themselves are numbing and meaningless. - Author: Neil Gaiman
Gods Themselves Quotes #44580
#4. Yet the ivory gods, And the ebony gods, And the gods of diamond-jade, Are only silly puppet gods That people themselves Have made.- - Author: Langston Hughes
Gods Themselves Quotes #53237
#5. The fundamental difference is that conservatives think man is created in God's image. Liberals think they [themselves] are gods - they want to create utopia on Earth with wealth redistribution, breaking the bonds of marriage and ties between parents and a child. - Author: Ann Coulter
Gods Themselves Quotes #85636
#6. I believe that the gods themselves are frightened of the world which they have fashioned. - Author: Peter Ackroyd
Gods Themselves Quotes #89142
#7. Ever wonder why the gods created man, Grom? I personally think that we're the original reality show. They were so effing bored that they created us just so that they could feel better about themselves - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Gods Themselves Quotes #124142
#8. The Gods are but names for the forces of Nature themselves. - Author: Aleister Crowley
Gods Themselves Quotes #131551
#9. Ethiopians imagine their gods as black and snub-nosed; Thracians blue-eyed and red-haired. But if horses or lions had hands, or could draw and fashion works as men do, horses would draw the gods shaped like horses and lions like lions, making the gods resemble themselves. Xenophanes - Author: Christopher Hitchens
Gods Themselves Quotes #156877
#10. Why do the Gods make kings and queens if not to protect the ones who can't protect themselves? - Author: George R R Martin
Gods Themselves Quotes #167695
#11. Heaven rewards the pious; those who cherish the gods
Themselves are cherished. - Author: Ovid
Gods Themselves Quotes #185941
#12. For the images of the gods are much easier to misuse for human purposes than the gods themselves. Images have no will and no desires. Statues stand for nothing but the goals of the rulers. ... The word of a god is, in truth, only the word of the one who erected his statue. - Author: Kai Meyer
Gods Themselves Quotes #197288
#13. For Tempus ... was a dozen storm gods' avatar; no army he sanctified could know defeat; no war he fought could not be won. Combat was life to him; he fought like the gods themselves ... - Author: Janet Morris
Gods Themselves Quotes #264097
#14. We can redream this world and make the dream come real. Human beings are gods hidden from themselves. - Author: Ben Okri
Gods Themselves Quotes #279451
#15. Oh, what an unbearable yoke is free will! What a vicious curse of the gods, granting self-determination to creatures incapable of guiding themselves! What good parent would free a child among tigers? - Author: J. Robert King
Gods Themselves Quotes #302864
#16. We're using the gifts of God as if they themselves are gods. - Author: Matt Chandler
Gods Themselves Quotes #315093
#17. Small children believe themselves to be gods, or some of them do, and they can only be satisfied when the rest of the world goes along with their way of seeing things. - Author: Neil Gaiman
Gods Themselves Quotes #331927
#18. Do not go to others for the answers. Look in your own heart, search your own faith. You will either find the answer or come to see that the answer is with the gods themselves, not with man. - Author: Margaret Weis
Gods Themselves Quotes #354609
#19. Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain. - Author: Friedrich Schiller
Gods Themselves Quotes #385156
#20. It's disgraceful how these humans blame the gods. They say their tribulations come from us, when they themselves, through their own foolishness, bring hardships which are not decreed by Fate. - Author: Homer
Gods Themselves Quotes #404065
#21. There may or may not be a God or gods; the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving or disproving such a thing. By definition, gods are more powerful than men, and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help. - Author: Steve Perry
Gods Themselves Quotes #404703
#22. She was beholden to no man, held her tongue for none, she would stand before the gods themselves and inform them of what they could do with their immortal souls. - Author: A.H. Septimius
Gods Themselves Quotes #411332
#23. No natural feelings are high or low, holy or unholy, in themselves. They are all holy when God's hand is on the rein. They all go bad when they set up on their own and make themselves into false gods. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Gods Themselves Quotes #418814
#24. We forgot, we made errors, argued ambiguities, and twisted meanings to suit our own ends. And in so doing, mayhap we reshaped the gods themselves. Now - Author: Jacqueline Carey
Gods Themselves Quotes #422359
#25. But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves. - Author: Xenophanes
Gods Themselves Quotes #475161
#26. Emerson has said, "When half-gods go, the gods arrive." That is a very doubtful maxim. Better say, "When God arrives (and only then) the half-gods can remain." Left to themselves they either vanish or become demons. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Gods Themselves Quotes #486537
#27. The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men. - Author: Homer
Gods Themselves Quotes #516502
#28. That was the problem ... with trusting to the written word ... We were human, mortal and fallible. We forgot, we made errors, argued ambiguities, and twisted meanings to suit our own ends.
And in doing so, mayhap we reshaped the gods themselves. - Author: Jacqueline Carey
Gods Themselves Quotes #583536
#29. So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men. - Author: Voltaire
Gods Themselves Quotes #594234
#30. What he'd seen before, in those ages-ago times, the days before the people had been taught by the gods how to draw the metals from the ground and cut and grind the stone to shelter themselves, was contained in the goat god's nearly perpetual Mona Lisa smile. - Author: Toneye Eyenot
Gods Themselves Quotes #615608
#31. If the gods actually know our fates and still try to meddle and wage their wars in us, then there must be some purpose in our choosing one of the many paths to that end. Man must have free will, or else why would the gods themselves bother? - Author: Kristopher Jansma
Gods Themselves Quotes #617225
#32. If you want your life to be a small part of eternity, to be lucid even in the heart of madness, love ... Love with all your strength, love as though it is all you know how to do, love enough to make the gods themselves jealous ... for it is in love that all ugliness reveals its beauty. - Author: Yasmina Khadra
Gods Themselves Quotes #630928
#33. History is opaque. You see what comes out, not the script that produces events, [ ... ] The generator of historical events is different from the events themselves, much as the minds of the gods cannot be read just by witnessing their deeds. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Gods Themselves Quotes #639516
#34. Human beings understand themselves and shape their futures by arguing and challenging and questioning and saying the un-sayable, not by bowing the knee whether to gods or to men. - Author: Salman Rushdie
Gods Themselves Quotes #653107
#35. Therefore, if the gods are immortal and eternal, what need is there of the other sex, when they themselves do not require succession, since they are always about to exist? - Author: Lactantius
Gods Themselves Quotes #680775
#36. The gods help those who help themselves, and my word, didn't I help myself. - Author: Terry Pratchett
Gods Themselves Quotes #684422
#37. With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. - Author: Friedrich Schiller
Gods Themselves Quotes #692525
#38. And they gazed at themselves in it, side by side and hand in hand, and they beheld neither gods nor monsters. They were so nearly unchanged, and yet that one thing - the color of their skin - would, in the real world, change everything. - Author: Laini Taylor
Gods Themselves Quotes #704393
#39. I try
without success
to stop finding reasons for vanity in anything. When I happen to manage it nonetheless, I feel that I no longer belong to the mortal gang. I am above everything then, above the gods themselves. Perhaps that is what death is: a sensation of great, of extreme superiority. - Author: Emil Cioran
Gods Themselves Quotes #773924
#40. Men and women will forever make gods of others rather than see the god in themselves. - Author: Ki Longfellow
Gods Themselves Quotes #777247
#41. Schiller. A German dramatist of three centuries ago. In a play about Joan of Arc, he said, 'Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.' I'm no god and I'll contend no longer. - Author: Isaac Asimov
Gods Themselves Quotes #794858
#42. The people there were gods and midgets and knew themselves mortal and so the midgets walked tall so as not to embarrass the gods and the gods crouched so as to make the small ones feel at home. - Author: Ray Bradbury
Gods Themselves Quotes #828009
#43. The Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts. - Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Gods Themselves Quotes #835278
#44. And so it came that White Fang learned that the right to punish was something the gods reserved for themselves and denied to the lesser creatures under them. - Author: Jack London
Gods Themselves Quotes #843466
#45. Who are you, Hockenberry, to thwart Fate and defy the Will of the Gods?
I am me, Thomas Hockenberry. I am fed up with these power-addled thugs who call themselves gods. - Author: Dan Simmons
Gods Themselves Quotes #850182
#46. They Thought Themselves only a step lower than the gods,
proud in their power over heaven and earth.
They grew strong in their knowledge
but weak in their wisdom,
craving more and still more power,
crushing the defenseless.
_ Morrighan Book of Holy Text,Vol. IV - Author: Mary E. Pearson
Gods Themselves Quotes #874844
#47. They who suspect a Mephistophiles, or sneering, satirical devil, under all, have not learned the secret of true humor, which sympathizes with gods themselves, in view of their grotesque, half-finished creatures. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
Gods Themselves Quotes #920914
#48. There is a tale, as old as the Ancient Ones themselves, that one would arise who has that gift: to sing all the chantments, the high notes and the low, the swift rhythms and the slow. And this person would be more powerful than even the Ancient Ones were, as powerful as the gods themselves. - Author: Kate Constable
Gods Themselves Quotes #929033
#49. Racism is a blight on the human conscience. The idea that any people can be inferior to another, to the point where those who consider themselves superior define and treat the rest as subhuman, denies the humanity even of those who elevate themselves to the status of gods. - Author: Nelson Mandela
Gods Themselves Quotes #938143
#50. We see now that the whole cause of our trouble is that people do not base their lives upon God. They have set themselves up as gods, and the gods are fighting one another, and life has been chaos - Author: Martin Lloyd-Jones
Gods Themselves Quotes #988114
#51. Our English people are much addicted to raising idols, and then revenging themselves on their own idolatry by knocking down and demolishing the poor bits of wood and stone that they had worshipped as gods. How many literary reputations have been so treated! - Author: Mary Russell Mitford
Gods Themselves Quotes #1000850
#52. Be confidently assured that any 'gods' that we build will always have veracious appetites, and sooner or later they will gorge themselves on that which built them. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
Gods Themselves Quotes #1021301
#53. These Fatalists preach that Chance and Peril are merely masks for Fate's workings, nothing in themselves, and moreover that all the gods move at Fate's bidding. Their followers take comfort in thinking that their every deed is meant to be; it excuses all manner of meanness. - Author: Sarah Micklem
Gods Themselves Quotes #1072878
#54. The gods help them who help themselves. - Author: Aesop
Gods Themselves Quotes #1075464
#55. Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain. - Author: Isaac Asimov
Gods Themselves Quotes #1090644
#56. Nasty things, you know, gods, they don't much care for anyone other than themselves. - Author: Charlie Higson
Gods Themselves Quotes #1094050
#57. Thus do the gods justify the life of man: they themselves live it
the only satisfactory theodicy! - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Gods Themselves Quotes #1095299
#58. Tell them this: somehow our two worlds stand linked again by some dark power of Tsurani origin. It moves against the Kingdom. It is power beyond human understanding, perhaps power to challenge the gods themselves. - Author: Raymond E. Feist
Gods Themselves Quotes #1109913
#59. Therefore God is one, if that which admits of so great power can be nothing else: and yet those who deem that there are many gods, say that they have divided their functions among themselves; but we will discuss all these matters at their proper places. - Author: Lactantius
Gods Themselves Quotes #1162310
#60. No intelligent person, the sophisticated pagan might have explained, actually worshiped images of the gods, or worshiped living emperors; instead, the gods' images - and the images of the emperors themselves - provided an accessible focus for revering the cosmic forces they represented. - Author: Elaine Pagels
Gods Themselves Quotes #1168026
#61. The gods help them that help themselves. - Author: Aesop
Gods Themselves Quotes #1171792
#62. The brilliant Schiller was wrong in his Joan of Arc when he said against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. It is actually by means of the gods that we make our stupidity and gullibility into something ineffable. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
Gods Themselves Quotes #1180614
#63. Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings. - Author: Homer
Gods Themselves Quotes #1206378
#64. Men rarely if ever dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Gods Themselves Quotes #1236701
#65. Her smile grew bitter as desert brine. The gods may forgive Ista all day long. But if Ista does not forgive Ista, the gods may go hang themselves. - Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Gods Themselves Quotes #1236776
#66. And the Earth had no name. The gods know themselves and have no need of names. It is man who names all things, even gods. - Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Gods Themselves Quotes #1244339
#67. Humans are not simply higher than Gods, Gods are mere mystical representations of the humans themselves. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
Gods Themselves Quotes #1258429
#68. People need gods. They need faith. They need to believe in something bigger than themselves. It gives them succor when the world around them seems to be collapsing. They don't want truth. Those who desire it can seek it out. - Author: James Berardinelli
Gods Themselves Quotes #1274579
#69. They consider themselves masters at cheating. But then, I think this will be the first time that they sit at a table with mortal humans facing them. Cheating? When it comes to that, the Elder Gods are as children compared to humans. Since the time of my return, this much at least I have learned. - Author: Steven Erikson
Gods Themselves Quotes #1318085
#70. Mortals did not need gods to order them to kill eachother. They were quite capable of finding reasons to do so themselves. - Author: Trudi Canavan
Gods Themselves Quotes #1339459
#71. The gods, the immortals, were the inventors of death and corruption; yet with one or two notable exceptions they have lacked the courage to try their invention out on themselves. - Author: J.M. Coetzee
Gods Themselves Quotes #1350602
#72. It is only when human beings see themselves simply as human beings, no longer as gods, that they are in a position to perceive the wholly other nature of God. - Author: Jurgen Moltmann
Gods Themselves Quotes #1352415
#73. What foolsmiddle-classgirls are to expect other people to respect the same gods as themselves and E M Forster. - Author: Margaret Drabble
Gods Themselves Quotes #1388292
#74. Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies. - Author: Homer
Gods Themselves Quotes #1388767
#75. This is the deal: we are happy to single out people as superior just as long as they don't accept the description themselves. We want heroes and idols, but we also want egalitarianism, and that requires proclamations of humility from our gods. - Author: Julian Baggini
Gods Themselves Quotes #1401263
#76. The exuberant exaggerations of the Irish sagas are not for the northern gods; Freyja, Thor, Loki have the robust common sense which the Vikings themselves admired hugely, - Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
Gods Themselves Quotes #1451332
#77. The pair smiled desperately at one another. And for the first time ever, despite the fact that everyone he knew - even the gods themselves - would condemn him for it, Jebel didn't think of Tel Hesani as a slave, but as an equal. - Author: Darren Shan
Gods Themselves Quotes #1476254
#78. 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. - Author: Democritus
Gods Themselves Quotes #1536049
#79. And in so doing, mayhap we reshaped the gods themselves. Now that was a thought made me shudder to the bone. I wondered if it were true, and if it were, what would happen when some deity bent out of true by mortal ambition returned to set the record straight. - Author: Jacqueline Carey
Gods Themselves Quotes #1561564
#80. Even Gods have sought out gurus for themselves. - Author: Santosh Kalwar
Gods Themselves Quotes #1580130
#81. They have no gods. They work magic, and think they are gods themselves. But they are not. And when they die, they (...) become dust and bone, and their ghosts whine on the wind a little while till the wind blows them away. They do not have immortal souls. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Gods Themselves Quotes #1631074
#82. Those who deck themselves out in stolen gods are not viable. - Author: Halldor Laxness
Gods Themselves Quotes #1668580
#83. There's no shame in loving life above death. Otherwise I would be dead. What use would that be to the gods, who will not die themselves? - Author: Erica Jong
Gods Themselves Quotes #1693925
#84. When gods die, self-respect buds', murmured Orland Fank. 'Gods and their examples are not needed by those who respect themselves and, consequently, respect others. Gods are for children, for little, fearful people, for those who would have no responsibility to themselves or their fellows. - Author: Michael Moorcock
Gods Themselves Quotes #1698136
#85. Water was a state of mind. If you think it your friend when you swim in the river or wash away the dirt, why call it your enemy when it comes from the heavens? From the cup of the gods themselves. - Author: Kate Furnivall
Gods Themselves Quotes #1714396
#86. It is the greatest and the tallest of trees that the gods bring low with bolts and thunder. For the gods love to thwart whatever is greater than the rest. They do not suffer pride in anyone but themselves. - Author: Herodotus
Gods Themselves Quotes #1758542
#87. their own ends and to meddle in the affairs of others. I sometimes wonder if the gods and goddesses we call on today might once have walked the Earth as Witches themselves, having been so magical in life that they were deified in death. - Author: Christian Day
Gods Themselves Quotes #1808966
#88. Men are so quick to blame the gods: they say
that we devise their misery. But they
themselves- in their depravity- design
grief greater than the griefs that fate assigns. - Author: Homer
Gods Themselves Quotes #1810267
#89. Yet the success of plans and the advantage to be derived from them do not at all times agree, seeing the gods claim to themselves the right to decide as to the final result. - Author: Ammianus Marcellinus
Gods Themselves Quotes #1811025
#90. Men who thought of themselves as gods fell the farthest, and the hardest. - Author: Nenia Campbell
Gods Themselves Quotes #1855894
#91. Aegistheus, the kings have another secret ... Once liberty has exploded in the soul of a man, the Gods can do nothing against that man. It is a matter for men to handle amongst themselves, and it is up to other men and to them alone to let him flee or to destroy him. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Gods Themselves Quotes #1866674

Famous Authors

Popular Topics