gifts

A Quote by Charles Kingsley on admiration, dreams, fatherhood, gifts, god, good, grace, heaven, life, men, power, religion, saints, sermons, spirit, thought, and worth

One good man, one man who does not put on his religion once a week with his Sunday coat, but wears it for his working dress, and lets the thought of God grow into him, and through and through him, till everything he says and does becomes religious, that man is worth a thousand sermons - he is a living Gospel - he comes in the spirit and power of Elias - he is the image of God. And men see his good works, and admire them in spite of themselves, and see that they are Godlike, and that God's grace is no dream, but that the Holy Spirit is still among men, and that all nobleness and manliness is His gift, His stamp, His picture: and so they get a glimpse of God again in His saints and heroes, and glorify their Father who is in heaven.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on belief, curiosity, existence, exploring, gifts, god, intelligence, passion, and universe

My deeply held belief is that if a god of anything like the traditional sort exists, our curiosity and intelligence is provided by such a God. We would be unappreciative of that gift . . . if we suppressed our passion to explore the universe and ourselves.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on creativity, divinity, and gifts

There is rarely a creative man who does not have to pay a high price for the divine spark of his great gifts . . . the human element is frequently bled for the benefit of the creative element.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Bruce R. McConkie on faith, gifts, god, and reward

Faith is a gift of God bestowed as a reward for personal righteousness.

Bruce R. McConkie (1915 - 1985)

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A Quote by Bruce Barton on daughters, enthusiasm, gifts, and sons

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be Enthusiasm.

Bruce Barton (1886 - 1967)

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A Quote by Boyd K. Packer on commitment, confidence, direction, discovery, expectation, gifts, god, individuality, learning, life, privilege, questions, and yielding

Perhaps the greatest discovery of my life, without question the greatest commitment, came when finally I had the confidence in God that I would loan or yield my agency to him-without compulsion or pressure, without any duress, as a single individual alone, by myself, no counterfeiting, nothing expected other than the privilege. In a sense, speaking figuratively, to take one's agency, that precious gift which the scriptures make plain is essential to life itself, and say, "I will do as you direct," is afterward to learn that in so doing you possess it all the more.

Boyd K. Packer (1924 -)

Source: Speeches of the Year, Provo: Brigham Young University, 1971, pp. 1-7., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on gifts, life, and surprises

Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

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A Quote by Bishop Lancelot Andrewes on citizenship, confession, education, faith, friendship, gifts, god, good, grace, honesty, hope, life, nature, parenthood, promises, religion, secrets, sermons, sincerity, teachers, and present

THANKSGIVING O my Lord, my Lord, I thank Thee for that I am, that I am alive, that I am rational: for nurture, preservation, governance: for education, citizenship, religion: for Thy gifts of grace, nature, estate: for redemption, regeneration, instruction: for calling, recalling, further calling manifold: for forbearance, longsuffering, long longsuffering towards me, many times, many years, until now: for all good offices I have received, good speed I have gotten: for any good thing done: for the use of things present, thy promise and my hope touching the fruition of the good things to come: for my parents honest and good, teachers gentle, benefactors always to be had in remembrance, colleagues likeminded, hearers attentive, friends sincere, retainers faithful: for all who have stood me in good stead by their writings, their sermons, conversations, prayers, examples, rebukes, wrongs: for these things and all other, which I wot of, which I wot not of, open and secret, things I remember, things I have forgotten withal, things done to me after my will or yet against my will, I confess to Thee and bless Thee and give thanks unto Thee, and I will confess and bless and give thanks to Thee all the days of my life. What thanks can I render to God again for all the benefits that He hath done unto me?

Bishop Lancelot Andrewes (1555 - 1626)

Source: Manuscript notebook of Private Prayers for personal use, which was published after his death.

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on abuse, anger, arrogance, darkness, delusion, destruction, enemies, envy, generosity, gifts, god, greed, happiness, hell, ignorance, mind, pride, purpose, sacrifice, success, violence, and wealth

"I got this today," they say; "tomorrow I shall get that. This wealth is mine, and that will be mine too. I have destroyed my enemies. I shall destroy others too! Am I not like God? I enjoy what I want. I am successful. I am powerful. I am happy. I am rich and well-born. Who is equal to me? I will perform sacrifices and give gifts, and rejoice in my own generosity." This is how they go on, deluded by ignorance. Bound by their greed and entangled in a web of delusion, whirled about by a fragmented mind, they fall into a dark hell. Self-important, obstinate, swept away by the pride of wealth, they ostentatiously perform sacrifices without any regard for their purpose. Egotistical, violent, arrogant, lustful, angry, envious of everyone, they abuse my presence within their own bodies and in the bodies of others.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 16:13 -18, pp. 191-192

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A Quote by Betty Smith on forgiveness, gifts, and value

Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing.

Betty Smith

Source: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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