quote by Leo Tolstoy

Men pray to the Almighty to relieve poverty. But poverty comes not from God's laws-it is blasphemy of the worst kind to say that. Poverty comes from man's injustice to his fellow man.

— Leo Tolstoy

Most Powerful Blasphemies quotations

This was no friendship, to forsake your friend, To promise your support and at the end Abandon him-this was sheer treachery. Friend follows friend to hell and blasphemy- When sorrow comes one's true friends are found; In times of joy ten thousand gather round.

This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves.

Our destruction of nature is not just bad stewardship, or stupid economics, or a betrayal of family responsibility; it is the most horrid blasphemy. It is flinging God's gifts into His face, as if they were of no worth beyond that assigned to them by our destruction of them.

You’re not asleep, and you’re not dead.

I’m here, and I love you. I have always loved you, and I will always love you. I was thinking of you, seeing your face in my mind, every second that I was away. When I told you that I didn’t want you, it was the very blackest kind of blasphemy.

Every great idea starts out as a blasphemy.

I am sometimes shocked by the blasphemies of those who think themselves pious.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

My intent is to tell the truth as I know it, realizing that what is true for me may be blasphemy for others.

We [should not] make the mistake of thinking that marriage will provide the ultimate satisfaction for which we all hunger. To assume so would be to be guilty of blasphemy. Only God satisfies the hungry heart. Marriage is but one of the channels He uses to enable us to taste how deeply satisfying His thirst-quenching grace can be.

Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self-glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them.

Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense.

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy.

We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.

Blasphemy is what an old dogma screams at a new truth.

Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.

It is atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can do: good Christians content themselves with His will revealed in His Word.

All who call the Holy Ghost a creature we pity, on the ground that, by this utterance, they are falling into the unpardonable sin of blasphemy against Him.

Racism is stupid. It’s an insult to God, arrogantly implying that God goofed-up when he chose to make us all different.

Some of what I wrote bordered on blasphemy.

...If there was a God, He would have to be truth. And in that case, candor--however impertinent--would be more pleasing to Him than posturing.

Where there is no belief, there is no blasphemy.

Thus the blasphemy of the homosexual formula, for it denies Babalon and breeds devils in chaos.

As to the book called the bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God.

It is a book of lies and contradictions and a history of bad times and bad men.

Beware of the community in which blasphemy does not exist: underneath, atheism runs rampant.

Last year, Americans spent $450 billion on Christmas.

Clean water for the whole world, including every poor person on the planet would cost about $20 billion. Let's just call that what it is: A material blasphemy of the Christmas season.

That there is also freedom in captivity, only a prisoner can claim.

Coming from a prison guard, this statement would be blasphemy.

To suggest that the merciful, longsuffering, gracious and loving God of the Bible would invent a dreadful doctrine like Calvinism, which would have us believe it is an act of 'grace' to select only certain people for heaven and, by exclusion, others for hell, comes perilously close to blasphemy.

One man's blasphemy doesn't override other people's free-speech rights, their freedom to publish, freedom of thought.

An infinite God ought to be able to protect Himself, without going in partnership with State Legislatures.

I hold it a blasphemy to say that the Creator resides in a temple from which a particular class of His devotees sharing faith in it are excluded.

Of all the strange 'crimes' that human beings have legislated out of nothing, 'blasphemy' is the most amazing -- with 'obscenity' and 'indecent exposure' fighting it out for second and third place.

Political truth is libel; religious truth, blasphemy.

New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.

The Mass is the greatest blasphemy of God, and the highest idolatry upon earth, an abomination the like of which has never been in Christendom since the time of the Apostles.

Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural deity from getting its feelings hurt.

It is blasphemy if you pray before God while you are full of anger.