grace

A Quote by William Cowper on happiness, insight, grace, and recognition

He who finds thought that lets us penetrate even a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great grace. He who, in addition, experiences the recognition, sympathy, and help of the best minds of his times, had been given almost more happiness than one man can bear.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Task (bk. III, l. 41)

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A Quote by Benazir Bhutto on woman, home, courtesy, and grace

Being nice should never be perceived as being weak.  It's not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of courtesy, manners, grace, a woman's ability to make everyone...feel at home, and it should never be construed as weakness.....

Benazir Bhutto

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on grace, individuality, and happiness

"Learn to limit yourself; to content yourself with some definite work; dare to be what you are and learn to resign with good grace all that you are not; and to believe in your own individuality."

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

Source: Journal intime, 1821-1881

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on dignity, randomness, behaviour, and grace

Wear your best for your execution and stand dignified. Your last recourse against randomness is how you act — if you can’t control outcomes, you can control the elegance of your behaviour. You will always have the last word.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4022091.ece

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A Quote by Harry Palmer on grace and gratitude

Gratitude opens a crack in consciousness that lets grace in.

Harry Palmer

Source: Love Precious Humanity

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A Quote by Mary Doria Russell on grace and wisdom

    Sandoz turned and accepted the book, looking at the spine.  "Aeschylus?"
    Wordlessly, Guiuliani pointed out the passage, and Emilio studied it a while, slowly translating the Greek in his mind.  Finally, he said, " ' In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, againstour will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.' "

Mary Doria Russell

Source: The Sparrow, Pages: 404

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A Quote by Bishop T.D. Jakes on wisdom, grace, compassion, and peace

If only we could realize that our purpose is to be caretakers. We are responsible for leading our flock to the place where the grass is green, but it is up to them to eat! We cannot be responsible for how much they digest. We cannot make people mature. Yet many ministers are exhausted from playing God. We have worn ourselves out trying to be spiritual policemen. Sometimes we’ve done it through ignorance; other times, for fear of being ridiculed by our peers for having problems in the sheepfold. It is enough to be responsible for ensuring that our people have the opportunity to graze in the rich grass of God’s nutritious word. Beyond that, we must trust the word to take it’s effect. It will work faster in some people than in others. the spiritual body grows and metabolizes food at different rates much like the natural body does" [ Bishop T.D Jakes]"If only we could realize that our purpose is to be caretakers. We are responsible for leading our flock to the place where the grass is green, but it is up to them to eat! We cannot be responsible for how much they digest. We cannot make people mature. Yet many ministers are exhausted from playing God. We have worn ourselves out trying to be spiritual policemen. Sometimes we’ve done it through ignorance; other times, for fear of being ridiculed by our peers for having problems in the sheepfold. It is enough to be responsible for ensuring that our people have the opportunity to graze in the rich grass of God’s nutritious word. Beyond that, we must trust the word to take it’s effect. It will work faster in some people than in others. the spiritual body grows and metabolizes food at different rates much like the natural body does" [ Bishop T.D Jakes]"If only we could realize that our purpose is to be caretakers. We are responsible for leading our flock to the place where the grass is green, but it is up to them to eat! We cannot be responsible for how much they digest. We cannot make people mature. Yet many ministers are exhausted from playing God. We have worn ourselves out trying to be spiritual policemen. Sometimes we’ve done it through ignorance; other times, for fear of being ridiculed by our peers for having problems in the sheepfold. It is enough to be responsible for ensuring that our people have the opportunity to graze in the rich grass of God’s nutritious word. Beyond that, we must trust the word to take it’s effect. It will work faster in some people than in others. the spiritual body grows and metabolizes food at different rates much like the natural body does.

T.D. Jakes

Contributed by: Raphael

A Quote by Lawson Inada on freedom, rebuilding, rain, portland, and grace

With new hope, We build new lives. Why complain when it rains? This is what it means to be free.

Lawson Inada

Source: Japanase American Historical Plaza, Portland OR

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A Quote by Shann Vander Leek on grace, transition, soulful connections, and shann vander leek

The soulful connections we share are the most essential elements of being alive.

Shann Vander Leek

Source: Shann's mind

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A Quote by Labadie Celeste on grace, gratitude, compassion, and divinity

This is how I find compassion
I stand between a tree and the sun
I remain until I can find the luminescence in aspen bark.
I continue because I seek the core of truth in every being.

This is how I find grace:
I surrender to water.
I surrender to the rock.
I obseve sensations on the surface of my skin.

This is how I practice gratitude:
I peel a tangerine.
I give away all it's quarter moon sections,
Allowing the fruit of  service to introduce me to strangers.

With open palms,
I walk into the fire of life.
The soul needs no shelter from the sun.
I remember that everything is a part of me.

In my world
I seek the divinity of all things.
Finding an eagle  feather on the corner of mystery,
I pick it up, holding it between my body and the sun.
                                                                                             Celeste Labadie 2003

Labadie Celeste

Contributed by: Mamakat

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