grace

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on books, doubt, fear, force, god, grace, hope, lies, and mystery

The Book of Books Within this ample volume lies The mystery of mysteries. Happiest they of human race To whom their God has given grace To read, to fear, to hope, to pray, To lift the latch, to force the way; But better had they ne'er been born That read to doubt or read to scorn.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on grace

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We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on christ, god, good, grace, men, religion, soul, superstition, thought, and work

The Jews would not willingly tread upon the smallest piece of paper in their way, but took it up; for possibly, they say, the name of God may be on it. Though there was a little superstition in this, yet truly there is nothing but good religion in it, if we apply it to men. Trample not on any; there may be some work of grace there, that thou knowest not of. The name of God may be written upon that soul thou treadest on; it may be a soul that Christ thought so much of, as to give His precious blood for it; therefore despise it not.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: Aids to Reflection

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on grace, saints, suffering, and virtue

'Cause grace and virtue are within Prohibited degrees of kin; And therefore no true saint allows They shall be suffer'd to espouse.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 1293.

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A Quote by Saint Anselm of Canterbury on anguish, beauty, children, compassion, death, despair, fear, forgiveness, goodness, grace, hatred, heaven, hope, jesus, joy, life, love, mercy, motherhood, people, preparation, pride, purity, songs, sorrow, and te

A Song of Anselm Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you: you are gentle with us as a mother with her children; Often you weep over our sins and our pride: tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement. You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds: in sickness you nurse us, and with pure milk you feed us. Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life: by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy. Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness: through your gentleness we find comfort in fear. Your warmth gives life to the dead: your touch makes sinners righteous. Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us: in your love and tenderness remake us. In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness: for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.

Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 - 1109)

Source: Preface to the Proslogion

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A Quote by Ruth Pitter on approval and grace

To win the trophy of enchanting grace: Ranks of Carnations, to all ladies dear, Of whose sweet taste I write approval here, For these pre-eminent myself I think, As long as you don't overdue the pink.

Ruth Pitter (1897 - 1992)

Source: Other People's Glasshouses, 1941

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A Quote by Ronald Arbuthnot Knox on doubt, god, and grace

O God, for as much as without Thee We are not enabled to doubt Thee, Help us all by Thy grace To convince the whole race It knows nothing whatever about Thee.

Ronald Arbuthnot Knox (1888 - 1957)

Source: The Limerick Book

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on acceptance, grace, heart, love, reason, seasons, and yielding

Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end Of a love or a season?

Robert Frost

Source: Reluctance, 1913

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A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on despair, god, grace, heart, pain, sleep, and wisdom

Aeschylus wrote: 'In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.'

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

Source: an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King, Jr., evening of April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis

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A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on despair, god, grace, heart, pain, sleep, and wisdom

'In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.'

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

Source: quoting Aeschylus,One of the inscriptions at R. F. Kennedy gravesite,Arlington National Cemetery

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