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Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
Gods always behave like the people who make them.
Zora Neale Hurston
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.
Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.
We are gods. Our tools make us gods. In symbiosis with our technology, our powers are expanding exponentially and so, too, our possibilities.
I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.
There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.
For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.
John Maynard Keynes
But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.
It is clear that rituals and sacrifices can bring people together, and it may well be that a group that does such things has an advantage over one that does not. But it is not clear why a religion has to be involved. Why are gods, souls, an afterlife, miracles, divine creation of the universe, and so on brought in?
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
As to gods, I have no way of knowing either that they exist or do not exist, or what they are like.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Harry S Truman
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