Quotations on Grace

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A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
- Lucius Accius
(Keywords: Death, Life, Disgrace, Man)

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)

There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Disgrace, Enemy, Hate, Suffering)

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)

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Keywords: Crime, Disgrace, Punishment)

The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Disgrace, states, United)

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)

For even these are no less bestowed on him of pure grace, than are righteousness and salvation themselves.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: Grace, Righteousness, Salvation)

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)

Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Grace, Will)

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)

Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.
- Milton Berle
(Keywords: Disgrace, Poverty)

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Death, Peace, War, Disgrace, Prison)

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)

At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

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 think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Cause, Country, Disgrace, Excuses, Potential, Terrorism)

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)

It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Life, Causes, Day, Disgrace, Grief, Loss)

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 have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.
- Pierre Corneille
(Keywords: Disgrace, Honor)

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)

I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty.
- Davy Crockett
(Keywords: Country, Disgrace, Duty, Gain, Ruin, Self, Will)

New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
- Andrew Cuomo
(Keywords: Government, Time, Boss, Performance, Blush, Corruption, Disgrace, Now, State, Taxes)

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)

The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable.
- Thomas Day
(Keywords: Nature, Heart, Disgrace, Fact, Human nature, Interest, Name, Now, Trifle)

It took me about three years to write About Grace. I wasn't teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week. And it would include research and reading - it wasn't just a blank page, laying down words.
- Anthony Doerr
(Keywords: Grace, Reading, Research, Teaching, Words, Years)

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)

When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
- W. C. Fields
(Keywords: Death, Life, Hope, Disgrace, Duty)

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
- Sigmund Freud
(Keywords: Act, Disgrace, State, Violence)



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