And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting uponhim: And loavoicefromheaven, saying,This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
But it pleased God to visit us then with death daily, and with so general a disease that the living were scarce able to bury the dead.william bradford
As Mayor of the City of Los Angeles and on behalf of its residents, I commend you for your tireless, lifelong efforts to bring to people in the Los Angeles area and around the world a message of hope, and for providing them inspiration and guidance to find peace within and live fulfilling lives. I am pleased to join with members of the community in recognizing your remarkable achievements and accomplishments throughout the years. With best wishes in all your future endeavors.maharaji (prem rawat)
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent: deliberation, which those who begin it by prudence , and continue it with subtlety, must, after long experience of thought conclude by chance. To prefer one future mode of life to another, upon just reason, requires faculties which it has not pleased our Creator to give us.
Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain, Like other farmers, flourish and complain.George Crabbe
Also say to them, that they suffre hym this day to wynne his spurres, for if god be pleased, I well this journey be his, and the honoure thereof. 300Edward III
"It is no shame to lose to me, mortal. Even among mythical creatures there are very few who can give a unicorn a good game." "I am pleased that you were not wholly bored," Martin said. "Now will you tell me what you were talking about concerning the destruction of my species?" "Oh, that," Tlingel replied.roger zelazny
Maine should be pleased that its animal is not a waverer, and rather than fight, lets the primed quill fall. Shallow oppressor, intruder, insister, you have found a resister.
I had done all I could; and no man is well pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little.
He brought an eye for all he saw; He mixed in all our simple sports; They pleased him, fresh from brawling courts And dusty purlieus of the law.Tennyson
But I also dreamt, which pleased me most,That you lov'd me still the same.alfred bunn
Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.robert burton
That it has pleased God to make Holy Scripture obscure in certain places lest, if it were perfectly clear to all, it might be vulgarized and subjected to disrespect or be so misunderstood by people of limited intelligence as to lead them into error.Pope Gregory VII
God could have given us the Redeemer of the human race, and the Founder of the Faiths in another way than through the Virgin, but since Divine Providence has been pleased that we should have the Man-God through Mary, who conceived Him by the Holy Spirit and bore Him in her womb, it only remains for us to receive Christ from the hands of Mary. ?pope pius x
They please, are pleased, they give to get esteem,Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem.Oliver Goldsmith
The first chapter of fools is to think themselves wise. (Strauss, 1994 p. 879)Every fool is pleased with his own folly.
I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling.frances burney
But in our Sanazarro 'tis not so, He being pure and tried gold; and any stamp Of grace, to make him current to the world, The duke is pleased to give him, will add honour To the great bestower; for he, though allow'd Companion to his master, still preserves His majesty in full lustre.Philip Massinger
But the standing toast that pleased me most Was, "The wind that blows; the ship that goes, And the lass that loves a sailor!"charles dibdin
Though pleased to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way.matthew green
It was not by dialectic that it pleased God to save His people.
Indeed, faithful is the one who - when pleased and glad, his pleasure does not make him enter into sin and falsehood; and when unhappy and angry, his anger does not oust him from the world of righteousness; and when he gains power, his power does not make him commit excess, nor opression, nor make him go for a thing upon which he does not have any right.
They will get it straight one day at the Sorbonne. We shall return at twilight from the lecture pleased that the irrational is rational.wallace stevens
Gay, sprightly, land of mirth and social ease pleased with thyself, whom all the world can please.Oliver Goldsmith