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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

God Himself to Gott ist überall

God Himself cannot do without wise men.Luther.

God Himself cannot procure good for the wicked.Welsh Triad.

God is able to do more than man can understand.Thomas à Kempis.

God is a circle whose centre is everywhere, and its circumference nowhere.St. Augustine.

God is a creditor who has no bad debts.German Proverb.

God is a good worker, but He loves to be helped.Basque Proverb.

God is alpha and omega in the great world; endeavour to make Him so in the little world.Quarles.

God is always ready to strengthen those who strive lawfully.Thomas à Kempis.

God is a shower to the heart burnt up with grief, a sun to the face deluged with tears.Joseph Roux.

God is a sure paymaster. He may not pay at the end of every week or month or year, but He pays in the end.Anne of Austria.

God is a tabula rasa, on which nothing more stands written than what thou thyself hast inscribed thereon.Luther.

God is at once the great original I and Thou.Jean Paul.

God is better served in resisting a temptation to evil than in many formal prayers.William Penn.

God is goodness itself, and whatsoever is good is of Him.Sir P. Sidney.

God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings; and all good thought and good action claim a natural alliance with good cheer.Willmott.

God is great, and we know Him not; neither can the number of His years be searched out.Bible.

God is great in what is the greatest and the smallest.Herder.

God is greater than man.Bible.

God is His own interpreter.Cowper.

God is in heaven, and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few.Bible.

God is in the generation of the righteous.Bible.

God is in the word “ought,” and therefore it outweighs all but God.Joseph Cook.

God is kind to fou (drunk) folk and bairns.Scotch Proverb.

God is light.St. John.

God is love.St. John.

God is more delighted in adverbs than in nouns—i.e., not in what is done so much as how it is done.Hebrew Proverb.

God is, nay, alone is; for with like emphasis we cannot say that anything else is.Carlyle.

God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath He said it, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?Bible.

God is not found by the tests that detect you an acid or a salt.Dr. Walter Smith.

God is not so poor in felicities or so niggard in His bounty that He has not wherewithal to furnish forth two worlds.W. R. Greg.

God is not to be known by marring His fair works and blotting out the evidence of His influences upon His creatures; not amidst the hurry of crowds and the crash of innovation, but in solitary places, and out of the glowing intelligences which He gave to men of old.Ruskin.

God is on the side of virtue; for whoever dreads punishment suffers it, and whoever deserves it dreads it.Colton.

God is patient, because eternal.St. Augustine.

God is spirit.Jesus.

God made all the creatures, and gave them our love and our fear, / To give sign we and they are His children, one family here.Browning.

God is the great composer; men are only the performers. Those grand pieces which are played on earth were composed in heaven.Balzac.

God is the light which, never seen itself, makes all things visible, and clothes itself in colours. Thine eye feels not its ray, but thine heart feels its warmth.Jean Paul.

God is the number, the weight, and the measure which makes the world harmonious and eternal.Renan.

God is the perfect poet, / Who in His person acts His own creations.Browning.

God is the reason of those who have no reason.Renan.

God is where He was.Proverb.

God is with every great reform that is necessary, and it prospers.Goethe.

God keep me from my friends; from my enemies I will keep myself.Italian Proverb.

God knows I’m no the thing I should be, / Nor am I ev’n the thing I could be; / But twenty times I rather would be / An atheist clean, / Than under Gospel colours hid be, / Just for a screen.Burns.

God Konge er bedre end gammel Lov—A good king is better than an old law.Danish Proverb.

God loveth a cheerful giver.St. Paul.

God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.Mer. of Ven., i. 2.

God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.Ward Beecher.

God made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions.Bible.

God made me one man; love makes me no more / Till labour come, and make my weakness score.Herbert.

God made the country; man made the town.Cowper.

God made the flowers to beautify / The earth and cheer man’s careful mood; / And he is happiest who hath power / To gather wisdom from a flower, / And wake his heart in every hour / To pleasant gratitude.Wordsworth.

God made us, and we admire ourselves.Spanish Proverb.

God manifests Himself to men in all wise, good, humble, generous, great, and magnanimous souls.Lavater.

God may consent, but only for a time.Emerson.

God moves in a mysterious way / His wonders to perform; / He plants His footsteps in the sea, / And rides upon the storm.Cowper.

God must needs laugh outright, could such a thing be, to see His wondrous manikins here below.Hugo von Trimberg, quoted by Carlyle.

God narrows Himself to come near man, and man narrows himself to come near God.James Wood.

God never forsakes His own.Proverb.

God never imposes a duty without giving the time to do it.Ruskin.

God never made His work for man to mend.Dryden.

God never meant that man should scale the heavens / By strides of human wisdom … He commands us in His Word / To seek Him rather where His mercy shines.Cowper.

God never pardons; the laws of the universe are irrevocable. God always pardons; sense of condemnation is but another word for penitence, and penitence is already new life.Wm. Smith.

God never sends mouths but He sends meat.Danish Proverb.

God never shuts one door but He opens another.Irish Proverb.

God offers to every man his choice between truth and repose.Emerson.

God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.Joseph Roux.

God only opened His hand to give flight to a thought that He had held imprisoned from eternity.J. G. Holland.

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offence into everlasting forgetfulness.Ward Beecher.

God permits, but not for ever.Proverb.

God said, Let there be light; and there was light.Bible.

God save the fools, and don’t let them run out; for, without them, wise men couldn’t get a living.American Proverb.

God save the mark.1 Henry IV., i. 3.

God send us some siller, for they’re little thought o’ that want it.Scotch Proverb.

God send you mair sense and me mair siller.Scotch Proverb.

God sendeth and giveth both mouth and the meat.Tusser.

God sends meat and the devil sends cooks.Italian Proverb.

God sends nothing but what can be borne.Italian Proverb.

God should be the object of all our desires, the end of all our actions, the principle of all our affections, and the governing power of our whole souls.Massillon.

God, sir, he gart kings ken that there was a lith in their neck.Boswell’s father of Cromwell.

God stays long, but strikes at last.Proverb.

God taketh an account of all things.Koran.

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.Sterne.

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.Cowley.

God, through the voice of Nature, calls the mass of men to be happy; He calls a few among them to the grander task of being severely but serenely sad.W. R. Greg.

God trusts every one with the care of his own soul.Scotch Proverb.

God will accept your first attempt, not as a perfect work, but as a beginning.Ward Beecher.

God will not make Himself manifest to cowards.Emerson.

God will punish him who sees and him who is seen.Eastern saying.

God, when He makes the prophet, does not unmake the man.Locke.

God works in moments.French Proverb.

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers, and clouds and stars.Luther.

God’s commandments are the iron door into Himself. To keep them is to have it opened, and His great heart of love revealed.S. W. Duffield.

God’s creature is one. He makes man, not men. His true creature is unitary and infinite, revealing himself indeed in every finite form, but compromised by none.Henry James.

God’s free mercy streameth / Over all the world, / And His banner gleameth, / Everywhere unfurled.How.

God’s goodness is the measure of His providence.More.

God’s help is nearer than the door.Irish Proverb.

God’s in His heaven: / All’s right with the world!Browning.

God’s justice, tardy though it prove perchance, / Rests never on the track till it reach / Delinquency.Browning.

God’s men are better than the devil’s men, and they ought to act as though they thought they were.Ward Beecher.

God’s mill grinds slow but sure.George Herbert.

God’s mills grind slow, but they grind woe.Eastern saying.

God’s providence is on the side of clear heads.Ward Beecher.

God’s sovereignty is not in His right hand or His intellect, but His love.Ward Beecher.

Gods water over Gods akker laten loopen—Let God’s waters run over God’s fields.Dutch Proverb.

God’s way of making worlds is to make them make themselves.Prof. Drummond.

Godfrey sent the thief that stole the cash away, / And punished him that put it in his way.Pope.

“Godlike men love lightning;” godless men love it not; shriek murder when they see it, shutting their eyes, and hastily putting on smoked spectacles.Carlyle.

Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.St. Paul.

Godliness with contentment is great gain.St. Paul.

Godly souls have often interdicted the gratifications of the flesh in order to help their spirits in the Godward direction.John Pulsford.

Godt Haandværk har en gylden Grund—A good handicraft rests on a golden foundation.Danish Proverb.

Goed verloren, niet verloren: moed verloren, veel verloren; eer verloren, meer verloren; ziel verloren, al verloren—Money lost, nothing lost; courage lost, much lost; honour lost, more lost; soul lost, all lost.Dutch Proverb.

Goethe’s devil is a cultivated personage and acquainted with the modern sciences; sneers at witchcraft and the black art even while employing them, and doubts most things, nay, half disbelieves even his own existence.Carlyle.

Going by railroad I do not consider as travelling at all; it is merely “being sent” to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.Ruskin.

Going to ruin is silent work.Gaelic Proverb.

Gold and diamonds are not riches.Ruskin.

Gold beheert de wereld—Gold rules the world.Dutch Proverb.

Gold does not satisfy love; it must be paid in its own coin.Mme. Deluzy.

Gold, father of flatterers, of pain and care begot, / A fear it is to have thee, and a pain to have thee not.Palladas.

Gold glitters most when virtue shines no more.Young.

Gold has wings which carry everywhere except to heaven.Russian Proverb.

Gold is a wonderful clearer of the understanding; it dissipates every doubt and scruple in an instant, accommodates itself to the meanest capacities, silences the loud and clamorous, and brings over the most obstinate and inflexible.Addison.

Gold is Cæsar’s treasure, man is God’s; thy gold hath Cæsar’s image, and thou hast God’s.Quarles.

Gold is the fool’s curtain, which hides all his defects from the world.Feltham.

Gold is the sovereign of all sovereigns.Proverb.

Gold is tried in the fire, friendship in need.Danish Proverb.

Gold liegt tief im Berge, aber Koth am Wege—Gold lies deep in the mountain, but dirt on the highway.German Proverb.

Gold, like the sun, which melts wax and hardens clay, expands great souls and contracts bad hearts.Rivarol.

Gold that is put to use more gold begets.Shakespeare.

Gold thou may’st safely touch; but if it stick / Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick.Herbert.

Gold, worse poison to men’s souls, / Doing more murder in this loathsome world, / Than these poor compounds that thou may’st not sell.Shakespeare.

Gold’s worth is gold.Italian Proverb.

Golden chains are heavy, and love is best!Dr. Walter Smith.

Golden lads and girls all must, / As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.Cymbeline, iv. 2.

Gone for ever is virtue, once so prevalent in the state, when men deem a mischievous citizen worse than its bitterest enemy, and punish him with severer penalties.Cicero.

Gone is gone; no Jew will lend upon it.German Proverb.

Good actions done in secret are the most worthy of honour.Pascal.

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.S. Smiles.

Good advice can be given, a good name cannot be given.Turkish Proverb.

Good advice / Is beyond all price.Proverb.

Good advice may be communicated, but not good manners.Turkish Proverb.

Good ale needs no wisp (of hay for advertisement).Scotch Proverb.

Good and bad men are less so than they seem.Coleridge.

Good and evil are names that signify our appetites and aversions.Hobbes.

Good and evil will grow up in this world together; and they who complain in peace of the insolence of the populace must remember that their insolence in peace is bravery in war.Johnson.

Good and quickly seldom meet.Proverb.

Good as is discourse, silence is better, and shames it.Emerson.

Good bees never turn drones.Proverb.

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen, the more select the more enjoyable.A. B. Alcott.

Good bread needs baking.Proverb in Goethe.

Good-breeding carries along with it a dignity that is respected by the most petulant.Chesterfield.

Good-breeding differs, if at all, from high-breeding, only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own.Carlyle.

Good-breeding is benevolence in trifles, or the preference of others to ourselves in the little daily occurrences of life.Chatham.

Good-breeding is surface Christianity.Holmes.

Good-breeding is the result of much good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.Chesterfield.

Good-breeding shows itself most where to an ordinary eye it appears least.Addison.

Good-bye, proud world! I’m going home; Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine.Emerson.

Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.Izaak Walton.

Good company upon the road is the shortest cut.Proverb.

Good counsel is no better than bad counsel, if it is not taken in time.Danish Proverb.

Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the giver’s bosom.Goldsmith.

Good counsels observed are chains to grace.Fuller.

Good counsel tendered to fools rather provokes than satisfies them. A draught of milk to serpents only increases their venom.Hitopadesa.

Good counsel without good fortune is a windmill without wind.German Proverb.

Good counsellors lack no clients.Meas. for Meas., i. 2.

Good courage breaks ill-luck.Proverb.

Good deeds in this life are coals raked up in embers to make a fire next day.Sir T. Overbury.

Good discourse sinks differences and seeks agreements.A. B. Alcott.

Good digestion wait on appetite, / And health on both.Macbeth, iii. 4.

Good example always brings forth good fruits.S. Smiles.

Good example is half a sermon.German Proverb.

Good fortune is the offspring of our endeavours, although there be nothing sweeter than ease.Hitopadesa.

Good gear goes in sma’ book (bulk).Scotch Proverb.

Good-humour and generosity carry the day with the popular heart all the world over.Alexander Smith.

Good-humour may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.Thackeray.

Good hunters track closely.Dutch Proverb.

Good husbandry is good divinity.Proverb.

Good is a good doctor, but Bad is sometimes better.Emerson.

Good is best when soonest wrought, / Lingering labours come to nought.Southwell.

Good is good, but better carrieth it.Proverb.

Good is never a something into which a man can be borne, but always a something born of the man, which he himself carries, and which does not carry him.James Wood.

Good is not got without grief.Gaelic Proverb.

Good is the delay that makes sure.Portuguese Proverb.

Good judges are as rare as good authors.St. Evremond.

Good laws often proceed from bad manners.Proverb.

Good leading makes good following.Dutch Proverb.

Good luck comes by cuffing.Proverb.

Good luck is the willing handmaid of upright, energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.Lowell.

Good luck lies in odd numbers.Merry Wives, v. 1.

Good management is better than a good income.Portuguese Proverb.

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.Emerson.

Good manners are part of good morals.Whately.

Good manners give integrity a bleeze, / When native virtues join the arts to please.Allan Ramsay.

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest persons uneasy is the best bred in the company.Swift.

Good maxims are the germs of all excellence.Joubert.

Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.Ben Jonson.

Good mind, good find.Proverb.

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, / Is the immediate jewel of their souls; / Who steals my purse, steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; / ’Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands; / But he that filches from me my good name, / Robs me of that which not enriches him, / And makes me poor indeed.Othello, iii. 2.

Good-nature and good sense are usually companions.Pope.

Good-nature and good sense must ever join; / To err is human, to forgive divine.Pope.

Good-nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more aimiable than beauty.Addison.

Good-nature is stronger than tomahawks.Emerson.

Good-nature is the beauty of the mind, and, like personal beauty, wins almost without anything else.Hanway.

Good-nature is the very air of a good mind, the sign of a large and generous soul, and the peculiar soil in which virtue flourishes.Goodman.

Good-night, good-night; parting is such sweet sorrow / That I will say good-night till it be to-morrow.Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2.

Good pastures make fat sheep.As You Like It, iii. 2.

Good people live far apart.German Proverb.

Good poetry is always personification, and heightens every species of force by giving it a human volition.Emerson.

Good poets are the inspired interpreters of the gods.Plato.

Good qualities are the substantial riches of the mind, but it is good-breeding that sets them off to advantage.Locke.

Good reasons must of force give place to better.Julius Cæsar, iv. 3.

Good right needs good help.Dutch Proverb.

Good-sense and good-nature are never separated, though the ignorant world has thought otherwise.Dryden.

Good-sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, / And though no science, fairly worth the seven.Pope.

Good shepherd, tell this youth what ’tis to love…. It is to be all made of sighs and tears…. It is to be all made of faith and service…. It is to be all made of fantasy, / All made of passion, and all made of wishes; / All adoration, duty, and observance; / All humbleness, all patience, and impatience; / All purity, all trial, all observance.As You Like It, v. 2.

Good sword has often been in poor scabbard.Gaelic Proverb.

Good take heed / Doth surely speed.Proverb.

Good taste cannot supply the place of genius in literature, for the best proof of taste, when there is no genius, would be not to write at all.Madame de Staël.

Good taste comes more from the judgment than from the mind.La Rochefoucauld.

Good taste is the flower of good sense.A. Poincelot.

Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.Mme. Girardin.

Good the more / Communicated more abundant grows.Milton.

Good things take time.Dutch Proverb.

Good thoughts are no better than good dreams unless they be executed.Emerson.

Good to begin well, but better to end well.Proverb.

Good to the heels the well-worn slipper feels / When the tired player shuffles off the buskin; / A page of Hood may do a fellow good / After a scolding from Carlyle or Ruskin.Lowell.

Good unexpected, evil unforeseen, / Appear by turns, as fortune shifts the scene; / Some rais’d aloft, come tumbling down amain / And fall so hard, they bound and rise again.Lord Lansdowne.

Good ware makes a quick market.Proverb.

Good-will is everything in morals, but nothing in art; in art, capability alone is anything.Schopenhauer.

Good-will, like a good name, is got by actions and lost by one.Jeffrey.

Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used.Othello, ii. 3.

Good wine is its own recommendation.Dutch Proverb.

Good wine needs no brandy.American Proverb.

Good wine needs no bush, i.e., advertisement.Proverb.

Good women grudge each other nothing, save only clothes, husbands, and flax.Jean Paul.

Good words and no deeds.Proverb.

Good words cool more than cold water.Proverb.

Good words cost nothing and are worth much.Proverb.

Good words do more than hard speeches; as the sunbeams, without any noise, will make the traveller cast off his cloak, which all the blustering winds could not do, but only make him bind it closer to him.Leighton.

Good works will never save you, but you will never be saved without them.Proverb.

Good writing and brilliant discourse are perpetual allegories.Emerson.

Goodman Fact is allowed by everybody to be a plain-spoken person, and a man of very few words; tropes and figures are his aversion.Addison.

Goodness and being in the gods are one; / He who imputes ill to them makes them none.Euripides.

Goodness consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are.Chapin.

Goodness is beauty in its best estate.Marlowe.

Goodness is everywhere, and is everywhere to be found, if we will only look for it.P. Desjardins.

Gorgons, and hydras, and chimæras dire.Milton.

Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.Proverb.

Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.George Eliot.

Gott hilft nur dann, wenn Menschen nicht mehr helfen—God comes to our help only when there is no more help for us in man.Schiller.

Gott ist ein unaussprechlicher Seufzer, in Grunde der Seele gelegen—God is an unutterable sigh planted in the depth of the soul.Jean Paul.

Gott ist eine leere Tafel, auf der / Nichts weiter steht, als was du selbst / Darauf geschrieben—God is a blank tablet on which nothing further is inscribed than what thou hast thyself written thereupon.Luther.

Gott ist mächiger und weiser als wir; darum macht er mit uns nach seinem Gefallen—God is mightier and wiser than we; therefore he does with us according to his good pleasure.Goethe.

Gott ist überall, ausser wo er seinem Statthalter hat—God is everywhere except his vicar is.German Proverb.