163 Inspirational God Quotes (On Courage, Love, Life, Faith…)

For some of us, God can be one of the most important pillars of strength, faith, and love. He is a figure of compassion and a source of inspiration to many. When at our lowest, it is to him most people turn to and pray.

If you’re feeling lost and in need of uplifting words, here are several of the best God quotes that may strengthen your courage, love, life, faith, and more.

God Quotes About Courage

1. “Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.” — Thomas S. Monson

"Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval." — Thomas S. Monson #god #quotes #courage

2. “The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.” — Paul Tillich

3. “When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming.” — Della Reese

4. “You have to have courage to be obedient to God.” — Charles Stanley

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5. “I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God’s hands, and I am very happy about that!” — Ken Hensley

6. “If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God.” — Ramakrishna

God Quotes About Love

1. “We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2. “A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.” — Joseph Smith, Jr.

3. “Man can certainly flee from God… but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.” — Karl Barth

4. “To love another person is to see the face of God.”Victor Hugo

"To love another person is to see the face of God." — Victor Hugo #god #quotes #love

5. “For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” — Jesus Christ

6. “Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.” — Lawrence Welk

7. “None of us feels the true love of God till we realize how wicked we are. But you can’t teach people that – they have to learn by experience.” — Dorothy L. Sayers

8. “Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends.” — Alphonsus Liguori

9. “I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.” — William P. Young

10. “The best way to know God is to love many things.”Vincent Van Gogh

11. “You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.” — Meister Eckhart

God Quotes About Life

1. “A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” — Carl Sandburg

2. “Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.” — Malcolm Muggeridge

3. “Throughout life, people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”Will Smith

"Throughout life, people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too." — Will Smith #god #quotes #life

4. “This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.” — William Law

5. “I used to wonder if it was God’s plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world.”Lana Del Rey

6. “God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the center of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.” — Bede Griffiths

7. “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.” — Thomas Jefferson

God Quotes About Faith

1. “Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself.” — Alberta Hunter

2. “The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

3. “Man doesn’t dictate what you do or how you do it. If you believe in God, believe in God have your faith in him. That’s where my faith lies.” — Ray Lewis

4. “It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.” — Blaise Pascal

5. “Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling.” — Dorothy Day

6. “Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.” — George Whitefield

"Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies." — George Whitefield #god #quotes #faith

7. “May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that ‘faith’ is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?” — W. H. Auden

8. “It’s a very different thing, religion and faith. Religion is man-made, it’s man-regulated. And faith, you can define God as you wish. But I think they’re two different things.” — Vera Farmiga

9. “‘Let God be true but every man a liar’ is the language of true faith.” — Aiden Wilson Tozer

10. “We may not only find faith in God in our sorrow. We may also become faithful to Him in times of calm.” — Thomas S. Monson

11. “Faith is different from proof the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.” — Blaise Pascal

12. “Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.”Mahatma Gandhi

13. “I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.” — Elie Wiesel

14. “My gut feelings and my faith tell me that until God shuts a door, no human can shut it.” — Olusegun Obasanjo

15. “Well, I think that Catholicism’s basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it’s between you and God, not you and the Church.” — Martin Sheen

More God Quotes and Sayings

1. “Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man." — Fyodor Dostoevsky #god #quotes #beauty

2. “Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3. “Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.” — Martin Luther

4. “God’s forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency.” — Jonathan Sacks

5. “The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.”George Bernard Shaw

6. “Each one prays to God according to his own light.” — Mahatma Gandhi

7. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu

8. “Sometimes God writes straightforward in twisted lines.” — Gloria Trevi

9. “Your God is ever beside you – indeed, He is even within you.” — Alphonsus Liguori

10. “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” — Charles Kingsley

11. “Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.” — William Penn

"Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants." — William Penn #god #quotes #tyrants

12. “All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.” — Thomas Browne

13. “The just is close to the people’s heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.”Khalil Gibran

14. “I still marvel at how God turns dreams into reality.” — Martha Reeves

15. “Religion is the solid basis of good morals therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.” — Gouverneur Morris

16. “All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.” — Chuck Palahniuk

17. “Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

18. “We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.” — T. D. Jakes

19. “If God is just, I tremble for my country.” — Thomas Jefferson

20. “Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

21. “The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.”Swami Vivekananda

"The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them." — Swami Vivekananda #god #quotes #good

22. “Because one doesn’t like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.” — Victor Hugo

23. “It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.” — Mahatma Gandhi

24. “Light, God’s eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.” — Thomas Fuller

25. “Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.” — Mahatma Gandhi

26. “When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.”Joel Osteen

27. “Sometimes you ask God for something and you don’t know what you’re asking.” — Mahalia Jackson

28. “A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

29. “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” — Soren Kierkegaard

30. “Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.” — Henry Miller

31. “To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift.” — Aeschylus

"To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift." — Aeschylus #god #quotes #gift

32. “If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.” — Robert Browning

33. “Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” — Benjamin Franklin

34. “God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.”Marcus Garvey

35. “My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.” — Mahatma Gandhi

36. “I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.”Oscar Wilde

37. “When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.” — Robert Mapplethorpe

38. “In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man’s ultimate responsibility is to God alone.” — Geoffrey Fisher

39. “God is one, greatest of gods and men, not like mortals in body or thought.” — Xenophanes

40. “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” — Soren Kierkegaard

41. “Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?” — Desmond Tutu

"Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?" — Desmond Tutu #god #quotes #image

42. “The highest revelation is that God is in every man.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

43. “Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.” — Vincent McNabb

44. “Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need the remainder is needed by others.” — Saint Augustine

45. “Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” — Andre Gide

46. “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”Mother Teresa

47. “The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord.” — Charles Stanley

48. “Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn’t ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.” — Charles Stanley

49. “We can only know one thing about God – that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.” — Simone Weil

50. “When the solution is simple, God is answering.”Albert Einstein

51. “Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” — Victor Hugo

"Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it." — Victor Hugo #god #quotes #sorrow

52. “If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.” — Francis of Assisi

53. “Prayer is talking with God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.” — Josh McDowell

54. “Each has its lesson for our dreams in sooth, come they in shape of demons, gods, or elves, are allegories with deep hearts of truth that tell us solemn secrets of ourselves.” — Henry Timrod

55. “I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.” — Susan B. Anthony

56. “Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” — Mencius

57. “People see God every day, they just don’t recognize him.” — Pearl Bailey

58. “Is man one of God’s blunders? Or is God one of man’s blunders?” — Friedrich Nietzsche

59. “For it pleased God, after he had made all things by the word of his power, to create man after his own image.” — George Whitefield

60. “Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.” — Jean Anouilh

61. “When men don’t fear God, they give themselves to evil.” — Ray Comfort

"When men don't fear God, they give themselves to evil." — Ray Comfort #god #quotes #fear

62. “If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.”Zig Ziglar

63. “I did my best, and God did the rest.” — Hattie McDaniel

64. “All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.” — Plato

65. “You can’t fake it when you’re alone with God, you know.” — Jim Bakker

66. “I used to hurt so badly that I’d ask God why, what have I done to deserve any of this? I feel now He was preparing me for this, for the future. That’s the way I see it.” — Eden Phillpotts

67. “There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.'” — C. S. Lewis

68. “Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” — William Shakespeare

69. “The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.” — Joseph Smith, Jr.

70. “He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.” — B. C. Forbes

71. “Heaven means to be one with God.” — Confucius

"Heaven means to be one with God." — Confucius #god #quotes #heaven

72. “Fear God and work hard.” — David Livingstone

73. “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” — Martin Luther

74. “Adoration is caring for God above all else.” — Evelyn Underhill

75. “As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God’s design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.” — Stockwell Day

76. “Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.” — Elie Wiesel

77. “Only God who made us can touch us and change us and save us from ourselves.”Billy Graham

78. “He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.” — Aristotle

79. “I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’ t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.” — Bob Marley

80. “Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”George Washington Carver

81. “What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.”Edmund Burke

"What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man." — Edmund Burke #god #quotes #man

82. “Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.” — Confucius

83. “I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.” — Mahatma Gandhi

84. “I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.” — George W. Bush

85. “They always win who side with God.” — Frederick William Faber

86. “Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.” — Victor Hugo

87. “You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.”Alan Watts

88. “The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.” — Cindy Crawford

89. “When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art.” — Marc Chagall

90. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.” — Joan Rivers

91. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”Corrie Ten Boom

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." — Corrie Ten Boom #god #quotes #future

92. “You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” — Swami Vivekananda

93. “Each one of us is an outlet to God and an inlet to God.” — Ernest Holmes

94. “Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.”Albert Camus

95. “There are lots of people out there who think they know the truth about God and religion, but does anybody really know for sure? That’s why the founding fathers built freedom of religious belief into the structure of this nation, so that everybody could make up their minds for themselves.” — Jesse Ventura

96. “Beauty is indeed a good gift of God but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.” — Saint Augustine

97. “Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it’s doomed to failure.” — John Haggai

98. “When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God’s business.” — Flannery O’Connor

99. “God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.” — Chanakya

100. “Reason is God’s crowning gift to man.” — Sophocles

101. “When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic.” — Jane Wagner

"When we talk to God, we're praying. When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic." — Jane Wagner #god #quotes #praying

102. “We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.” — Robert E. Lee

103. “Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.” — John F. Kennedy

104. “To believe in God is impossible. Not to believe in Him is absurd.”Voltaire

105. “The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.” — Swami Vivekananda

106. “I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.” — Little Richard

107. “Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” — Henry Ward Beecher

108. “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” — Andre Gide

109. “Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.” — Malcolm De Chazal

110. “Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” — Robert H. Schuller

111. “We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.” — Albert Camus

"We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible." — Albert Camus #god #quotes #impossible

112. “I think art is the only thing that’s spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people’s interpretations of God. I don’t think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.”Marilyn Manson

113. “Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.” — Charles Horton Cooley

114. “Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it.” — Pope John Paul II

115. “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”John Lennon

116. “God didn’t make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.”Joel Osteen

117. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” — John Wooden

118. “The problem with being sure that God is on your side is that you can’t change your mind, because God sure isn’t going to change His.” — Roger Ebert

119. “The world sees in our conduct, in our behaviour, the proof that we are the real children of God.” — Pope Shenouda III

120. “Man tells his aspiration in his God but in his demon he shows his depth of experience.” — Margaret Fuller

121. “I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace.” — Mahatma Gandhi

"I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace." — Mahatma Gandhi #god #quotes #beauty

122. “In this world you’ve just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.” — Lucy Maud Montgomery

123. “Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.” — Elie Wiesel

124. “The way to be with God in every season is to strive to be near Him every week and each day.” — Thomas S. Monson

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