god quotes

Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.Johann Sebastian Bach

Like all music, the figured bass should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the recreation of the soul; where this is not kept in mind there is no true music, but only an infernal clamour and ranting.Johann Sebastian Bach

When I pray, I pray believing that God will speak to me and give me an answer to that prayer. That's what a calling is. If I pray, a calling means that I feel like I have a sense from God.Michele Bachmann

Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.Francis Bacon

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.Francis Bacon

God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.Francis Bacon

God's first creature, which was light.Francis Bacon

'Thou shalt not get found out' is not one of God's commandments; and no man can be saved by trying to keep it.Leonard Bacon

I don't believe in God because certain reasons and arguments weigh more heavily in my mind than others, not because I have willfully decided to reject my creator, as many religious people seem to think. I could no more simply decide to believe in God than I could decide to like beetroot, just like that.Julian Baggini

The reason to be an atheist is not that it makes us feel better or gives us a more rewarding life. The reason to be an atheist is simply that there is no God and we would prefer to live in full recognition of that, accepting the consequences, even if it makes us less happy.Julian Baggini

The supposed revelations of God to humanity through Christ, or the word of God to Mohammed through the angel Gabriel, had the power they did because they indicated new truths, new directions for followers.Julian Baggini

Traditional arguments for the existence of God and contemporary attempts to use fine-tuning and cosmology to back up the case for his existence always strike me as kinds of games, since hardly anyone believes on the basis of these arguments at all.Julian Baggini

If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.Enid Bagnold

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.Philip James Bailey

Art is man's nature; nature is God's art.Philip James Bailey

What men call accident is God's own part.Philip James Bailey

We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance.Anita Baker

I was a very self-righteous 15-25 year old. Anyway, I wake up every morning and thank God I'm not a kid anymore.Annie Baker

You can't fake it when you're alone with God, you know.Jim Bakker

And God knows I needed to be forgiven. So I had to forgive everybody. And then God - as I read in the word, you're supposed to pray for your enemies. Try that one on.Jim Bakker