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extracted from the author's award-winning book,
GOD SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE GREATEST MINDS
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"Why ask God for a respite when
he has not given it. Has he not done his work and made man equal to his occasions, but he
must needs have recourse to Him again? God cannot give us any other than self help."
(Thoreaus Journal, 1981, 188)
"God is not our ally when we shrink and neuter when we are bold. If by trusting in
God you lose any particle of your vigour-trust in Him no longer. When you trust do not lay
aside your armour but put it on, and buckle it tighter... I do not want countenance but
help.- And there is more of God, and divine help, in my little finger than in idle prayer
"The great God is very calm
withall. How superfluous is any excitement in His creatures! He listens equally to the
prayers of the believer and the unbeliever."
"God does not
sympathize with the popular movements."
"If nature is our mother is not God much
more? God should come into our thought with no more parade than the zephyr into our
ears-only strangers approach Him with ceremony. How rarely in our English tongue do we
find expressed any affection for God. No sentiment is so rare as love of God-universal
"We can only live healthily the life the gods
assign us. I must receive my life as passively as the willow leaf that flutters over the
brook. I must not be for myself, but God's work and that is always good. I will wait the
breezes patiently-and grow as nature shall determine - My fate cannot but be grand so. We
may live the life of a plant or an animal-without living an animal life. This constant and
universal content of the animal-comes of resting quietly in God's palm."
"Why God did you include me in your great
scheme? Will you not make me a partner at last?"
"What if you or I
be dead- God is alive still."
"When God made man,
He reserved some parts and some rights to Himself- The eye has many qualities which belong
to God more than man- It is His lightning which flashes in them- When I think into my
companion's eye, I think it is God's private mine. It is noble feature-it cannot be
degraded. For God can look on all things undefiled."
"I thank God for sorrow- It is hard to be
abused- Is not He kind still-who lets this south wind blow-this warm shine on me?"
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