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
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:
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
New Advent: Catholic Encyclopedia: Angelus Silesius
"i am like god" "god like me"