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!
Come again: sweet love doth now invite,Thy graces that refrain,To do me due delight,To see, to hear, to touch, to kiss, to die,With thee again in sweetest sympathy.john dowland
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.adoniram judson gordon
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.matthew henry
How then can the curious drawer watch, and as it were catch these lovely graces, witty smilings, and those stolen glances which suddenly like lightning pass, and another countenance taketh place, except to behold and very well note and conceit to like.nicholas hilliard
I say more, the just man justices; Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces; Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is Christ for Christ plays in ten thousand places, Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his To the Father through the features of men's faces.gerard manley hopkins
And who can boast he never felt the fires, The trembling throbbings of the young desires, When he beheld the breathing roses glow, And the soft heavings of the living snow; The waving ringlets of the auburn hair, And all the rapturous graces of the fair! Oh! what defence, if fixt on him, he spy The languid sweetness of the stedfast eye! Ye who have felt the dear luxurious smart, When angel-charms oppress the powerless heart, In pity here relent the brow severe, And o'er Fernando's weakness drop the tear.william julius mickle
The Americans never use the word peasant, because they have no idea of the class which that term denotes; the ignorance of more remote ages, the simplicity of rural life, and the rusticity of the villager have not been preserved among them; and they are alike unacquainted with the virtues, the vices, the coarse habits, and the simple graces of an early stage of civilization.alexis de tocqueville
Take no repulse, whatever she doth say; For, "get you gone," she doth not mean, "away." Flatter and praise, commend, extol their graces; Though ne'er so black, say they have angels' faces. That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man, If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.william shakespeare
Not prayer without faith, nor faith without prayer, but prayer in faith, is the cost of spiritual gifts and graces.
Patience and perseverance are never more thoroughly Christian graces than when features of prayer.
Take time enough: all other graces Will soon fill up their proper places.john byrom
My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness.
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.
You are the cruell'st she alive, If you will lead these graces to the grave And leave the world no copy.william shakespeare
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.
Every time your enemy fires a curse, you must fire a blessing , and so you are to bombard back and forth with this kind of artillery. The mother grace of all the graces is Christian good-will.
Music resembles poetry. In each are nameless graces which no methods teach and which a master-hand alone can reach.Alexander Pope
Two goddesses now must Cyprus adore;The Muses are ten, 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
Worship be to the graces! Who do from sowre faces, And lungs that wo'd infect me, For evermore protect me.