Samuel Butler Quotes on god

If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him... view

By: Samuel Butler

God cannot alter the past, though historians can... view

By: Samuel Butler

God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor... view

By: Samuel Butler

Let every man be true and every god a liar... view

By: Samuel Butler

Man is God's highest present development. He is the latest thing in God... view

By: Samuel Butler

He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us... view

By: Samuel Butler

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal... view

By: Samuel Butler

God as now generally conceived of is only the last witch... view

By: Samuel Butler

To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should ever know him at all. I know not which is more childish to deny him, or define him... view

By: Samuel Butler

Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to whether God shall be called God or shall have some other name... view

By: Samuel Butler

An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books... view

By: Samuel Butler

And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods... view

By: Samuel Butler