providence

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on acceptance, divinity, providence, and society

Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Philip Henry on joy and providence

Remember the wheel of Providence in always in motion; and the spoke that is uppermost will be under; and therefore mix trembling always with your joy.

Philip Henry (1631 - 1696)

Source: Matthew Henry, Life of Philip Henry

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on providence and value

We sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favours.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Vicar of Wakefield

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A Quote by Martin Farquhar Tupper on adversity and providence

Never give up! If adversity presses, Providence wisely has mingled the cup, And the best counsel, in all your distresses, Is the stout watchword of "Never give up."

Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810 - 1889)

Source: Proverbial Philosophy

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A Quote by L. Tom Perry on affliction, beginning, blessings, christ, consequences, destruction, familiarity, god, good, hope, hunger, inconsistency, investment, listening, love, people, persistence, possessions, pride, prosperity, providence, soul, and w

Jacob denounces his people's love of riches and the pride that has found a place in their hearts. He implores them to turn their hearts again to the Lord. He begins with these words: (Jacob 2:13-19) And the hand of providence hath smiled upon you most pleasingly, that you have obtained many riches; and because some of you have obtained more abundantly than that of your brethren ye are lifted up in the pride of your hearts, and wear stiff necks and high heads because of the costliness of your apparel, and persecute your brethren because ye suppose that ye are better than they. And now, my brethren, do ye suppose that God justifieth you in this thing? Behold, I say unto you, Nay. But he condemneth you, and if ye persist in these things his judgments must speedily come unto you. O that he would show you that he can pierce you, and with one glance of his eye he can smite you to the dust! O that he would rid you from this iniquity and abomination. And, O that ye would listen unto the word of his commands, and let not this pride of your hearts destroy your souls! Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you. But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good--to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted. The important point is that the Lord condemns both the preoccupation with worldly possessions and the lack of occupation with building His kingdom, whether it is a consequence of having too much or to little. . . . The Lord is not telling us that we should not be prosperous. This would be inconsistent with the many records we have of Him blessing His people with prosperity. But He is telling us that we should seek prosperity only after we have sought and found Him. Then, because our hearts are right, because we love Him first and foremost, we will choose to invest the riches we obtain in building His kingdom.

L. Tom Perry (1922 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1987, pp. 39, 40., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, body, love, providence, secrets, spirit, time, truth, understanding, virtue, and women

A woman whom Providence has provided with beauty of spirit and body is a truth, at the same time both open and secret, which we can understand only by love, and touch only by virtue.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on death, evil, impossibility, mankind, and providence

It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on belief, darkness, death, earth, faith, fear, force, goals, god, heart, hope, joy, justice, life, listening, mercy, nature, providence, purpose, songs, soul, spirit, time, trust, and universe

I pray for faith, I long to trust; I listen with my heart, and hear A Voice without a sound: "Be just, Be true, be merciful, revere The Word within thee: God is near! "A light to sky and earth unknown Pales all their lights: a mightier force Than theirs the powers of Nature own, And, to its goal as at its source, His Spirit moves the Universe. "Believe and trust. Through stars and suns, Through life and death, through soul and sense, His wise, paternal purpose runs; The darkness of His providence Is star-lit with benign intents." O joy supreme! I know the Voice Like none beside on earth or sea; Yea, more, O soul of mine, rejoice, By all that He requires of me, I know what God himself must be. . . . I fear no more. The clouded face Of Nature smiles; through all her things Of time and space and sense I trace The moving of the Spirit's wings, And hear the song of hope she sings.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Milton on argument, darkness, eternity, god, men, providence, and support

What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support, That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 22.

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A Quote by John Milton on guidance, providence, rest, tears, and world

Some natural tears they dropp'd, but wip'd them soon; The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. They hand in hand, with wand'ring steps and slow, Through Eden took their solitary way.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book xii. Line 645.

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