Everyone knows that God protects drunkards and lovers.
Unfortunates, who ought to begin with God, do not have any hope in him till they have exhausted all other means of deliverance.
God, who might have directed the assassin's dagger so as to end your career in a moment, has given you this quarter of an hour for repentance. Reflect, then, wretched man, and repent. (The Count of Monte Cristo)
God is merciful to all, as he has been to you; he is first a father, then a judge.
For the happy man prayer is only a jumble of words, until the day when sorrow comes to explain to him the sublime language by means of which he speaks to God.