A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 288: Sunday God Quotes – Dostoyevsky

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“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) is the great Russian novelist behind The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment. He provides today’s God Quotes…

“To love someone means to see them as God intended them.”

“The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.”

“I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there – that is living.”

“Without God all things are permitted.”

“And what’s strange, what would be marvelous, is not that God should really exist; the marvel is that such an idea, the idea of the necessity of God, could enter the head of such a savage, vicious beast as man.”

“Love a man, even in his sin, for that love is a likeness of the divine love, and is the summit of love on earth.”

“Love all God’s creation, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. If thou love each thing thou wilt perceive the mystery of God in all; and when once thou perceive this, thou wilt thenceforward grow every day to a fuller understanding of it: until thou come at last to love the whole world with a love that will then be all-embracing and universal.”

 

 

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