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Subject: Philosophy
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: popchik-ga
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Posted: 27 Apr 2003 18:39 PDT
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Question ID: 196310
I would like to know the name of the philosopher who wrote "I am like
God and God like me. He is as large as I am I am as small as he is. He
cannot above me nor I beneath him be."
Subject: Re: Philosophy
Answered By: sldreamer-ga on 27 Apr 2003 20:31 PDT
Hi popchik,

Here is the exact quote/poem:

I am like God, and God like me.
I am as large as God, he is as small as I:
He cannot above me, nor I beneath him be. 

It was written by Angelus Silesius in one of his books called "The
Cherubic Wanderer."

I obtained the above information from the following web page, which
cites "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" as the source:

Death: then what? Chapter Fourteen (by Vincent O'Neil)

You can find the quote/poem almost half way down the page.

The following web page also attributes the quote/poem to Silesius: quotes

There are several web pages that attribute the quote/poem to someone
named "Selatius."  However, there is no information on anyone named
"Selatius," so I believe it is just a misspelling of Silesius.

You can find a short biography on Angelus Silesius on the following
web page:

New Advent: Catholic Encyclopedia: Angelus Silesius


Search strategy:

"i am like god" "god like me"

angelus silesius
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