Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
The highest point of Christian experience is to press forward. It is a distinguishing trait in the character of every good man that he grows in Grace. Grace in the heart as certainly improves and advances, as a tree thrives in a kindly and well watered soil.gardiner spring
When she goes about her kitchen duties, chopping, carving, mixing, whisking, she moves with the Grace and precision of a ballet dancer, her fingers plying the food with the dexterity of a croupier.Craig Claiborne, in Susan L. Rattiner Food and Drink: A Book of Quotations, Courier Dover Publications, 19 September 2012
The atrocities for which [members of the Derg regime] are now collectively indicted can tempt the unwary into nostalgia for Haile Selassie. It is easy to forget that the emperor used to authorise public hangings, that his opponents were routinely tortured, that courtiers who fell from Grace were not only jailed but frequently held in chains as well, and that concepts of justice, liberty and democracy were effectively outlawed from public debate.selassie, haile i, of ethiopia
Would I describe a preacher, * * * * I would express him simple, grave, sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain, And plain in manner; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture; much impress'd Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too; affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of Grace to guilty men.william cowper
Mighty victor, mighty lord, Low on his funeral couch he lies! No pitying heart, no eye, afford A tear to Grace his obsequies.thomas gray
L'homme n'est qu'un sujet plein d'erreur, naturelle et ineffa c° able sans la gra" ce. Man is nothing but a subject full of natural error that cannot be eradicated except through Grace.Blaise Pascal
The ant's a centaur in his dragon world. Pull down thy vanity, it is not man Made courage, or made order, or made Grace.1948 The Pisan Cantos, no.81.
Si je n'y suis, Dieu m'y veuille mettre; et si j'y suis, Dieu m'y veuille tenir. If I am not in Grace, may God set me there; and if I am, may God keep me there.StJoan of Arc
When you are old and greyand full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad Grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly how Love fled And paced among the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.1891 'WhenYou Are Old', complete poem. Collected in The Rose (1893).
My mind to me an empire is,While Grace affordeth health.edward dyer
God works in a mysterious way in Grace as well as in nature, concealing His operations under an imperceptible succession of events, and thus keeps us always in the darkness of faith.françois fénelon
Were it not for the mind change of Sai devotees the world would already have fallen into complete chaos. The deterioration of mind and man has been very rapid and abrupt, even precipitous during the last fifteen years. That the world is not in total destruction is due to the change of mind of Sai devotees and to Sai's Grace.sathya sai baba
Happiness is ... the Grace of being permitted to unfold ... all the spiritual powers planted within us.franz werfel
"My father!" cried Tom, off his guard for the moment. "I trow he cannot speak his own so that any but the swine that kennel in the styes may tell his meaning; and as for learning of any sort soever " He looked up and encountered a solemn warning in my Lord St. John's eyes. He stopped, blushed, then continued low and sadly: "Ah, my malady persecuteth me again, and my mind wandereth. I meant the King's Grace no irreverence."mark twain
At Tara today in this fateful hour I place all Heaven with its power, And the sun with its brightness, And the snow with its whiteness, And fire with all the strength it hath, And lightning with its rapid wrath, And the winds with their swiftness along their path, And the sea with its deepness, And the rocks with their steepness, And the earth with its starkness All these I place, By God's almighty help and Grace, Between myself and the powers of darkness."The Rune of St. Patrick", derived from "The Lorica", both traditionally attributed to St. Patrick, published in Lyrica Celtica (1896); also in Celtic Christianity : Ecology and Holiness (1987) by Christopher Bamford and William Parker Marsh, p. 54
All is but toys; renown and Grace is dead; The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.william shakespeare
No blast of air or fire of sun Puts out the light whereby we run With girdled loins our lamplit race, And each from each takes heart of Grace And spirit till his turn be done.algernon charles swinburne
You cannot rob me of free nature's Grace, You cannot shut the windows of the sky Through which Aurora shows her brightening face.james thomson
For several virtues Have I lik'd several women; never any With so full soul, but some defect in her Did quarrel with the noblest Grace she ow'd, And put it to the foil.william shakespeare
The awful shadow of some unseen Power Floats though unseen among us; visiting This various world with as inconstant wing As summer winds that creep from flower to flower; Like moonbeams that behind some piny mountain shower, It visits with inconstant glance Each human heart and countenance; Like hues and harmonies of evening, Like clouds in starlight widely spread, Like memory of music fled, Like aught that for its Grace may be Dear, and yet dearer for its mystery.Percy Bysshe Shelley
From the invocation to the conclusion, the poet Tulsidas seeks the Grace of Rama and announces over and over again that the final object of his poetic performance is the attainment of bhakti – complete dedication to Rama. The narrative ends with an elaborate discourse on the supremacy of the devotional sentiment .Tulsidas, in Ramacharitamanas, quoted in "Hindu spirituality: Postclassical and modern", by K. R. Sundararajan in p.xx.
Full many a lady I have ey'd with best regard; and many a time The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Brought my too diligent ear; for several virtues Have I lik'd several women, never any With so full soul, but some defect in her Did quarrel with the noblest Grace she ow'd, And put it to the foil; but you, O you, So perfect and so peerless, are created Of every creature's best!Ferdinand, scene i
Two goddesses now must Cyprus adore; The Muses are ten, and the Graces are four; Stella's wit is so charming, so sweet her fair face, She shines a new Venus, a Muse, and a Grace.Callimachus, Epigram V. Swift's rendering. See Meleager of Gadara, in Anthologia Græca, IX. 16, Volume II, p. 62 (Ed. 1672).
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