A Quote by Richard Hurd on faith, god, grace, and reason

In this awfully stupendous manner, at which Reason stands aghast, and Faith herself is half confounded, was the grace of God to man at length manifested.

Richard Hurd (1720 - 1808)

Source: Sermons. Vol. ii. p. 287.

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A Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr on acceptance, change, church, courage, god, grace, popularity, prayer, serenity, and wisdom

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. This prayer was first printed in a monthly bulletin of the Federal Council of Churches and has become enormously popular. It has been circulated in millions of copies.

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971)

Source: The Serenity Prayer, 1934

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on beauty and grace

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Peter Pierre Abélard on country, fatherhood, fulfillment, glory, god, grace, hope, joy, peace, people, praise, prayer, rest, sons, spirit, trouble, vision, and wishes

O what their joy and their glory must be, Those endless sabbaths the blessed ones see! crowns for the valiant, for weary ones rest: God shall be all, and in all ever blest. Truly Jerusalem name we that shore, vision of peace that brings hope evermore; wish and fulfillment shall severed be ne'er, nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer. There, where no trouble distraction can bring, we the sweet anthems of Zion shall sing, while for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise thy blessed people eternally raise. Now, in the meantime, with hearts raised on high, we for that country must yearn and must sigh, seeking Jerusalem, dear native land, through the long exile on Babylon's strand. Low before him with our praises we fall, of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all; of whom, the Father; and in whom, the Son; through whom, the Spirit, with both ever one.

Pierre Abelard (1079 - 1142)

Source: Hymnus Paraclitensis, On Heaven

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on awareness, blessings, god, good, and grace

It is good for us to think that no grace or blessing is truly ours till we are aware that God has blessed some one else with it through us.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: Sermons. Purpose and Use of Comfort

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on day, god, grace, life, men, miracles, richness, wonder, and work

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall not be a miracle, But you yourself shall be the miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself: At the richness of life which has come in you by the grace of God.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: Sermons. Going Up to Heaven

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on awareness, blessings, existence, gifts, god, grace, journeys, laws, life, men, order, perspective, problems, sensuality, speech, spirituality, and vision

We are all aware of man's poor peripheral vision in that his views are often narrow and heedless of what is going on on each side of him. Man's problem is often one of length of view, too. This poorness of perspective often produces wonderful and pathetic paradoxes: men who have been given the blessings of life by the grace of God, cry that life is senseless; men who have been given breath and voice by God, use the powers of speech to deny God's existence; men who have been given the capacity to feel, exult so much in this gift that sensual things sublimate spiritual things; and some men who see our reaching out to distant places in our solar system conclude that this special planet is a random, unplanned mutant and refuse to connect the order of physical laws (that makes such journeys into space possible) with an Orderer.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: For The Power Is In Them, pg. 28-29, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by May Sarton on force, grace, nature, and patience

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.

May Sarton

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A Quote by Matthew Roydon on belief, books, grace, kindness, lies, mind, thought, and travel

A sweet attractive kind of grace, A full assurance given by looks, Continual comfort in a face, The lineaments of Gospel books; I trow that countenance cannot lie, Where thoughts are legible in the eye. Was never eye, did see that face, Was never ear, did hear that tongue, Was never mind, did mind his grace, That ever thought the travel long- But eyes, and ears, and ev'ry thought, Were with his sweet perfections caught. [trow; believe or think]

Matthew Roydon (1580 - 1622)

Source: An Elegy, or Friend's Passion, for his Astrophill (i.e. Sir Philip Sidney)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on agreement, college, grace, heart, love, needs, physics, soul, and theory

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle . . . (or) Einstein's Theory of Relativity. . . (or) the Second Theory of Thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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