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
The Grace of God is the thing that is needful. One should pray for the Grace of God.sarada devi
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.
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!
When their lordships asked Bacon How many bribes he had taken He had at least the Grace To get very red in the face.Edmund Clerihew Bentley
My mind to me an empire is,While Grace affordeth health.edward dyer
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
The Scriptural doctrine in regard to repentance is not, that a man must repent in order to his being qualified to go to Christ; it is rather, that he must go to Christ in order to his being able to repent. From Him comes the Grace of contrition as well as the cleansing of expiation.henry melvill
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 Scriptural doctrine in regard to repentance is not, that a man must repent in order to his being qualified to go to Christ; it is rather, that he must go to Christ in order to his being able to repent. From Him comes the Grace of contrition as well as the cleansing of expiation.
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
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.
And therefore you must know that you can forfeit the Grace and help of God by your willful sinning or negligence, though you cannot, without Grace, turn to God. If you will not do what you can, it is just with God to deny you that Grace by which you might do more.Richard Baxter
Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm, look for me all around you, for, with God's Grace, I shall come and bring with me countless millions of black slaves who have died in America and the West Indies and the millions in Africa to aid you in the fight for Liberty, Freedom and Life.Marcus Garvey
Finally, two days ago, I succeeded— not on account of my hard efforts, but by the Grace of the Lord. Like a sudden flash of lightning, the riddle was solved. I am unable to say what was the conducting thread that connected what I previously knew with what made my success possible.carl friedrich gauss
I have come to understand that the self, my self, is inherently sacred. By virtue of its own improbability, its own miracle, its own emergence … And so I lift up my head, and I bear my own witness, with affection and tenderness and respect. And in so doing, I sanctify myself with my own Grace.ursula goodenough
You are now fixed at the mercy of no governor that comes to make his fortune great; you shall be governed by laws of your own making and live a free, and if you will, a sober and industrious life. I shall not usurp the right of any, or oppress his person. God has furnished me with a better resolution and has given me his Grace to keep it.william penn
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
There are believers who by God's Grace, have climbed the mountains of full assurance and near communion, their place is with the eagle in his eyrie, high aloft; they are like the strong mountaineer, who has trodden the virgin snow, who has breathed the fresh, free air of the Alpine regions, and therefore his sinews are braced, and his limbs are vigorous; these are they who do great exploits, being mighty men, men of renown.charles haddon spurgeon
The moment Colin sat down, Hollis asked Hassan, "Would you like to say Grace?" "Sure thing." Hassan cleared his throat. "Bismallah." Then he picked up his fork. "That's it?" Hollis wondered. "That's it. We are a terse people. Terse, and also hungry."john green
Will is to Grace as the horse is to the rider.
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
If you herald some turn in our fortunes, if you bring us some measure of Grace thanks, unicorn … And even if you do not, thanks for the brightness of your company at a dark time .
One of the the loveliest lines I have ever read comes from Brother Roger, the Prior of the Protestant monks of Taize, France : 'Assured of your salvation by the unique Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.' It is still difficult for me to read these words without tears filling my eyes. It is wonderful.
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