A Quote by unknown on god, gifts, man, riches, patience, humility, authority, justice, virtues, and illness

Saint Peter Damaskin writes about the general and particular gifts of God and says: "The general gifts consist of four elements and all which result from them, as all the wonderful and awesome works of God outlined in Holy Scripture. The particular gifts are those gifts which God bestows upon every man individually whether it be riches for the sake of charity or poverty for the sake of patience with humility; whether it be authority for the sake of justice and the strengthening of virtues or subjugation and slavery for the sake of the expeditious salvation of the soul; be it health for the sake of helping the infirm or illness for the sake of the wreath of patience; be it understanding and skill in gain for the sake of virtue or weakness and lack of skill for the sake of submissive humility. All of this, even though it appears contrary to one another, nevertheless, it is by its purpose very good." In conclusion, St. Peter Damaskin says that we are obligated to give thanks to God for all gifts and with patience and hope to endure all tribulations and evil consequences. For all of that which God gives us or permits to befall us, benefits our salvation.


Source: Proluge of Ohrid

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A Quote by J ohn Marks Templeton on riches


Never forget: the secret of creating riches for oneself is to create them for others.

John Templeton

Source: Motivational Quote of the Day

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A Quote by Dave Matthews on change and riches

Look at me in my fancy car
And my bank account
Oh, how I wish I could take it all down
Into my grave, I'd save
Take a look again, take a look again,
Take a look again
Everyday things change...stays the same

Dave Matthews

Source: Seek Up

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A Quote by Andrew Carnegie on enrichment and riches

“No man becomes rich unless he enriches others”- Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on rich, riches, students, sacrifice, and patience

Students of cunning have consumed their hearts and learned only tricks; they've thrown away real riches: patience, self-sacrifice, generosity. Rich thought opens the way.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Essential Rumi

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on compassion, giving, sun, and riches

From the Sun I learned this: when he goes down, overrich; he pours gold into the sea out of inexhaustible riches, so that even the poorest fisherman still rows with golden oars. For this I once saw and I did not tire of my tears as I watched it.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on good, kindness, profit, wealth, miser, hoard, riches, and treasure

A kind man who makes good use of wealth is rightly said to possess a great treasure; but the miser who hoards up his riches will have no profit.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The gospel of Buddha‎ - Page 27 by Gautama Buddha, Paul Carus, Olga Kopetzky

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