readiness

A Quote by John Owen on company, conflict, death, faith, grace, hope, leadership, love, readiness, self-denial, spirituality, wisdom, and work

Faith is the leading grace in all our spiritual warfare and conflict; but all along, while we live, it hath faithful company that adheres to it and helps it. Love works, and hope works, and all other graces - self-denial, readiness to the cross - they all work and help faith. Yet when we come to die, faith is left alone. Now, try what faith will do. Not to be surprised with any thing is the substance of human wisdom; not to be surprised with death is a great part of the substance of our spiritual wisdom.

John Owen

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A Quote by John Davidson on readiness and simplicity

The simple virtues of willingness, readiness, alertness and courtesy will carry a man farther than mere smartness.

John Davidson (1857 - 1909)

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A Quote by John Adams on america, art, communication, country, curiosity, destruction, earth, freedom, honor, information, power, readiness, sacred, service, slander, tenderness, thinking, and writing

But none of the means of information are more sacred, or have been cherished with more tenderness and care by the settlers of America, than the press. Care has been taken that the art of printing should be encouraged, and that it should be easy and cheap and safe for any person to communicate his thoughts to the public. And you, Messieurs printers, whatever the tyrants of the earth may say of your paper, have done important service to your country by your readiness and freedom in publishing the speculations of the curious. The stale, impudent insinuations of slander and sedition with which the gormandizers of power have endeavored to discredit your paper are so much the more to your honor; for the jaws of power are always opened to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

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A Quote by Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet on character, death, life, preparation, and readiness

Readiness for death is that of character, rather than of occupation. It is right living which prepares for safe or even joyous dying.

Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627 - 1704)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on courage, death, desires, and readiness

Courage is the strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on courage, death, desires, and readiness

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on brothers, death, life, needs, and readiness

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on acceptance, citizenship, dictatorship, exercise, government, kindness, life, opportunity, readiness, and thought

There is a kind of dictatorship that can come about through a creeping paralysis of thought, readiness to accept paternalistic measures by government, and along with those measures comes a surrender of our own responsibilities and therefore a surrender of our own thought over our own lives and our own right to exercise the vote. The free system gives the right to every citizen to do something for himself. Because he has the right, the opportunity is always there.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on action, readiness, responsibility, and thought

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 - 1945)

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