Of all graces, faith honours Christ the most; of all graces, Christ honours faith the most
In the marsh pink orchid's faces, With their coy and dainty graces, Lure us to their hiding places , Laugh, O murmuring Spring!Sarah F. Davis, Summer Song, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 574.
Virtues neglected then, adored become, And graces slighted, blossom on the tomb.George Crabbe
Every man of any education would rather be called a rascal, than accused of deficiency in the graces.1776 Remark, May. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.3.
A man may as well hew marble without tools, or paint without colors or instruments, or build without materials, as perform any acceptable service without the graces of the Spirit, which are both the materials and instruments in the work.joseph alleine
A man may as certainly miscarry by his seeming righteousness and supposed graces, as by gross sins; and that is, when a man doth trust in these as his righteousness before God, for the satisfying His justice, appeasing His wrath, procuring His favor, and obtaining his own pardon.joseph alleine
Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half-empty one are contained in that word.alan k. simpson
People have the powerTo redeem the work of foolsUpon the meek the graces showerIt's decreed the people rule.Patti Smith
Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces; for every woman who is not absolutely ugly thinks herself handsome.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
Not prayer without faith, nor faith without prayer, but prayer in faith, is the cost of spiritual gifts and graces.henry clay trumbull
There are Batavian graces in all he says.Benjamin Disraeli, Retort to Beresford Hope (descended from an Amsterdam family), who had referred to Disraeli as an "Asian Mystery".
From every blush that kindles in thy cheeks, Ten thousand little loves and graces spring To revel in the roses.nicholas rowe
Eyes, that displaces The neighbor diamond, and out-faces That sun-shine by their own sweet graces.Richard Chashaw, Wishes. To his (Supposed) Mistress.
Doctrine is the frame-work of life; it is the skeleton of truth, to be clothed and rounded out by the living graces of a holy life. It is only the lean creature whose bones become offensive.Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 194.
The invention of an author is a species of property unknown to the common law of England. Its usages are immemorial; and the views of it tend to the benefit and advantage of the public with respect to the necessaries of life, and not to the improvement and graces of mind.Sir Joseph Yates, J., dissenting, 5 Burr. Part IV., p. 2,387; Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 107.
I have always hated biography, and more especially, autobiography. If biography, the writer invariably finds it necessary to plaster the subject with praises, flattery, and adulation and to invest him with all the Christian graces. If autobiography, the same plan is followed, but the writer apologizes for it.Carolyn Wells, The Rest of My Life (1937), ch. 1
John Trott was desired by two witty peers To tell them the reason why asses had ears. "An 't please you," quoth John, "I'm not given to letters; Nor dare I pretend to know more than my betters: Howe'er, from this time I shall ne'er see your graces, As I hope to be saved! without thinking on asses."Oliver Goldsmith
The three black graces, Law, Physic, and Divinity.Horace and James Smith, Punch's Holiday.
As the days of spring arouse all nature to a green and growing vitality, so when hope enters the soul it makes all things new. It insures the progress which it predicts. Rooted in faith, growing up into love; these make the three immortal graces of the Gospel, whose intertwined arms and concurrent voices shed joy and peace over our human life.james freeman clarke
Humility is, of all graces , the chiefest when it does not know itself to be a grace at all.St. Bernard, p. 329. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
I too have sworn heedlessly and all the time, I have had this most repulsive and death-dealing habit. I’m telling your graces; from the moment I began to serve God , and saw what evil there is in forswearing oneself, I grew very afraid indeed, and out of fear I applied the brakes to this old, old, habit.180:10:1.
Plato was continually saying to Xenocrates , "Sacrifice to the graces."Xenocrates, 3. (Book 4: The Academy)
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).
High in the home of the summers, the seats of the happy immortals, Shrouded in knee-deep blaze, unapproachable; there ever youthful Hebé, Harmonié, and the daughter of Jove, Aphrodité, Whirled in the white-linked dance, with the gold-crowned Hours and graces.Charles Kingsley
To the down Bow of Death His Forte gave way, All the graces in sorrow were drown'd; Hallelujah Cresendo Shall be his glad lay When Da'Capo the Trumpet shall sound.Epitaph to Samuel Taylor, in Youlgreaves Churchyard, Derbyshire, England; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 235.
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