Quotations on Grace

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Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Art, Being, Geometry, Grace, Mathematics, Now, Reason, Understanding)

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Wisdom, God, Heart, Despair, Forget, Grace, Pain, Sleep, Will)

No one was ever saved because his sins were small; no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins. Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound.
- Archibald Alexander
(Keywords: Greatness, Grace, Sin)

Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Soul, Body, First, Grace, Man, Obedience, Will)

That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: God, Grace, Hell, May, Punishment, Saints)

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Life, Accidents, Circumstances, Dignity, Grace, Man)

Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Politics, Grace, State)

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
- Francis of Assisi
(Keywords: Christ, Gifts, Grace, Overcoming, Self)

For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
- Ethel Barrymore
(Keywords: Success, Grace, Memory)

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
- Karl Barth
(Keywords: God, Grace, Laughter)

Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
- Saul Bellow
(Keywords: Artist, Grace, Reason)

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Tax, Grace, Grief, Rest, World)

For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But there is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day, a respect that is given by the rest of the cast.
- Paul Bettany
(Keywords: Being, Clothes, Day, End, First, Grace, Reason, Respect, Rest)

Grace is available for each of us every day - our spiritual daily bread - but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Keywords: Heart, Day, Grace, Spiritual, Tomorrow, Will, Worry)

Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Keywords: Peace, Heart, Abundance, Awareness, Contentment, Grace, Mind, Open, Waiting, Will)

The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you.
- Frederick Buechner
(Keywords: God, Life, Grace, Party)

It is to be remedied that the false traitors will suffer no man to come into the king's presence for no cause without bribes where none ought to be had. Any man might have his coming to him to ask him grace or judgment in such case as the king may give.
- Jack Cade
(Keywords: Cause, Grace, Judgment, Man, May, Will)

Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.
- John Calvin
(Keywords: Evil, Grace, Reason, Will)

Basically, I started singing when I started talking. Music has just been my saving grace my whole life.
- Mariah Carey
(Keywords: Life, Music, Grace, Singing, Talking)

I do not know any way to explain why God's grace touches a man who seems unworthy of it.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: God, Grace, Man, Unworthy)

For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
- Martin Chemnitz
(Keywords: Conscience, Grace, Investigation, Reading, Scripture)

It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.
- Adam Clarke
(Keywords: God, Grace, Sin)

Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: God, Positive, Fact, Grace, Man, Thanksgiving)

I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.
- Christopher Columbus
(Keywords: Purpose, Grace, Mercy)

A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Keywords: Conviction, Grace, Man, May, Nothing, Oratory, Order, Tact, Will)

I think sometimes people project things on you, but I'm trying to handle everything that's happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can't necessarily win all the time.
- Katie Couric
(Keywords: Time, People, Dignity, Grace, Manners, Project, Trying)

Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in theorder of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Culture, Divinity, Grace, Humanism, Order)

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.
- John Donne
(Keywords: Beauty, Grace, Spring, Summer)

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
- John Dryden
(Keywords: Love, Virtue, End, Goodness, Grace, Will)

The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking.
- Isadora Duncan
(Keywords: American, Ballet, Body, Grace, School, Spirit, Walking)

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.
- Thomas Erskine
(Keywords: Religion, Gratitude, Ethics, Grace, New testament)

Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.
- Eliza Farnham
(Keywords: Life, God, Being, Grace, Office)

I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck, based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20 different productions of it this year.
- David Friedman
(Keywords: Christmas, Goodbye, Grace, Luck)

The children of believing parents, at least their next and immediate seed, even of us Gentiles now under the gospel, are included by God within the covenant of grace.
- Thomas Goodwin
(Keywords: God, Children, Grace, Now, Parents)

God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace.
- William Gurnall
(Keywords: God, Debt, Grace, Names)

As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.
- Thomas Guthrie
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Grace, Treatment)

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Soul, Expression, Grace, Harmony)

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Absence, Difficulty, Grace, Hesitation, Pain)

Courage is grace under pressure.
- Ernest Hemingway
(Keywords: Courage, Grace, Pressure)

All grace grows as Love to the Word of God grows.
- Philip Henry
(Keywords: Love, God, Grace, Word)

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Age, Dawn, Grace, Old)

Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Civilization, Grace, Present, Smile)

Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Curiosity, Grace, Vanity, Woman, Word)

One may preach a covenant of grace more clearly than another... But when they preach a covenant of works for salvation, that is not truth.
- Anne Hutchinson
(Keywords: Truth, Grace, May, Salvation)

How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?
- Mahalia Jackson
(Keywords: God, Grace, Wonders)

Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez
(Keywords: Poetry, Culture, Grace, Literature, State)

Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
- Joseph Joubert
(Keywords: Beauty, Feelings, Grace, Manners, Moderation, Spirituality)

O blessed Saviour, give me grace like Thee, to make Religion my first, and chiefest care, and devoutly to observe, all solemn times, and all holy Rites, which relate to Thy worship.
- Thomas Ken
(Keywords: Religion, Care, First, Grace, Worship)

Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us. We all grew up watching everything about her - her mike placement, her grace, her style and her class.
- Beyonce Knowles
(Keywords: Inspiration, Class, Grace, Style)

Because up to sixteen years old you feel gymnastics more. You can show your emotion, grace, like woman gymnastics, not kid's gymnastics. I feel I have good shape, and I can do it elements everything, but, it's not competition for me.
- Olga Korbut
(Keywords: Competition, Emotion, Grace, Old, Woman, Years)

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