quote by Saint Francis de Sales

Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul, except sin. God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry.

— Saint Francis de Sales

Most Powerful God Forbid quotations

God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.

God forbid quote To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is fait
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

God forbid quote God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
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The ministers and the Jacobins are making the king declare war tomorrow on Austria. The ministers are hoping that this move will frighten the Austrians and that within three weeks we will be negotiating (God forbid that this should happen). May we at last be avenged for all the outrages we have suffered from this country!

God forbid you be an ugly girl, 'course too pretty is also your doom, 'cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening.

After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.

God forbid quote Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.
Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.

God forbid that the day should ever come when, in the American mind, the thought of man as a consumer shall submerge the old American thought of man as a creature of God, endowed with unalienable rights.

I love breasts. I love the female shape. It's crazy - you can have movie posters with men with machine guns but, oh, God forbid you show the nipples! That never ceases to amaze me.

When Michael (Jackson) died, it felt like part of my family died.

I want [my fans] to know that my music is for them and if, god forbid, anything happened [to me], it would be like a piece of them is gone.

God forbid quote What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked god for yesterday.
What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked god for yesterday.

God forbid that I should ever teach any adaptation of the Gospel.

But I contend that we may serve it up in any sort of dish that will induce the people to partake of it

Liberals believe in burning the American flag, urinating on crucifixes, and passing out birth control pills to 11-year-olds without telling their parents -- but God forbid an infidel touch a Quran at Guantanamo.

God forbid, men should be jealous of knowledge as they are jealous of women.

God forbid quote Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.

I am not plain, or average or - God forbid - vanilla.

I am peanut butter rocky road with multicolored sprinkles, hot fudge and a cherry on top.

What you think now about the cross of Christ, I cannot tell;

but I can wish you nothing better than this - that you may be able to say with the apostle Paul, before you die or meet the Lord, 'God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.'

We will not rest until we reach a permanent agreement [with the Palestinians] that would secure a safe future for our children and that would provide us with renewed hope to live in a region where people lead a life of co-operation and not, God forbid, where blood is shed.

God forbid quote God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamon
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.

God forbid that all children, of whom daily so great a multitude die, would perish, but that also for these, the merciful God, who wishes no one to perish, has procured some remedy unto salvation.

If in another world there is any riding — and God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses — I cannot but think that there will be a soft swishing as of the footsteps of some invisible horse heard occasionally on the familiar trails over which the equestrian statue is to look.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.

You get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leave you empty handed.

God forbid quote David didn't need to know Goliath's strength because he already knew God's.
David didn't need to know Goliath's strength because he already knew God's.

If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC

Muslims are not bloodthirsty people. Islam is a religion of peace that forbids the killing of the innocent. Islam also accepts the Prophets, whether those prophets are Mohammed, God's peace and blessing be upon Him, or Moses or the other prophets of the Books.

Actors have bodyguards and entourages not because anybody wants to hurt them - who would want to hurt an actor? - but because they want to get recognized. God forbid someone doesn't recognize them.

God forbid quote Prayer is when you talk to god, meditation is when god talks to you.
Prayer is when you talk to god, meditation is when god talks to you.

In the 1990s, it's OK to do comedy about the Chernobyl disaster or the Space Shuttle blowing up. It's acceptable to ridicule the Pope or the President of the United States, but God forbid you do a joke... about gays. The gay community is the last sacred cow in this society.

If I am guilty of anything it is of believing what God said about children: 'Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.' In no way do I think that I am God, but I try to be God-like in my heart.

And by the way, I would not only reappoint Greenspan;

if Greenspan would happen to die, God forbid, I would do like they did in the movie 'Weekend at Bernie's.' I would prop him up and put a pair of dark glasses on him.

God forbid quote God gives every bird a worm, but does not throw it into the nest.
God gives every bird a worm, but does not throw it into the nest.
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I have said to you before that even if Libya and the United States enter into war, God forbid, you will always remain my son, and I have all the love for you as a son, and I do not want your image to change with me.

God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the west... keeping the world in chains. If [our nation] took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts.

If there is a series of attacks like that or, God forbid, if ISIS is really sending soldiers across Europe and maybe across the world for a barrage of these things, then the political climate is revolutionized here. And maybe the [Donald] Trump speech will look like a precursor to a climate that we're all about to walk into.

God forbid quote Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visi
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this is Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping.

We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.

Do we need more laws? God forbid! We need more righteousness, more freedom, and more godly men -- and fewer laws.

God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.

God forbid quote Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better i
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.

Pray to be perfect, though material leaven Forbid the spirit so on earth to be;

But if for any wish thou darest not pray, Then pray to God to cast that wish away.

God forbid if David Crosby gets sick again and I can't tour anymore, or something happens where I can't get around, what am I going to live on? I'm going to be living on mechanicals. So I don't want to hear it

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap;

holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box.

Most of all, however, critics of black conservatives say we've forgotten where we came from. I may forget a federal budget number or, God forbid, to set the alarm clock for my weekly 6 a.m. flight to Washington, but I know exactly where I came from.

When will we get done with the fool idea that the way to make a party grow is to scare away everybody who has an extra dollar in his pocket? God forbid that the Democratic Party should become a mere gathering of the unsuccessful!