Abu Bakar Bashir
Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion. They were among the poorest Muslims in the world, yet they were sustained by their faith in God, and God alone.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
I wanted to be a teacher. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. Then I wanted to be a veterinarian. But by the age of ten or eleven, when I opened my mouth and said, 'Oh, God, what's this?' I kind of knew teaching and being a veterinarian were gonna have to wait.
We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
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.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in 'Night.' I questioned God's silence. So I questioned. I don't have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
H. L. Mencken
The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.
Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.
I am not trying to change the world. I am just offering my gift that God gave me, and if somebody is moved by it, that's beautiful.
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
C. S. Lewis
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.
Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.