Quotations on Providence

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I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Design, America, Earth, Mankind, Providence, Wonder)

I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received, and determined still to press the case into public notice as a token of gratitude.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Gratitude, Press, Providence, Public)

Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Men, Charity, Nothing, Providence, Reward, Will)

There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.
- Otto von Bismarck
(Keywords: America, Children, Idiots, Providence, states, United)

You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race.
- J. Reuben Clark
(Keywords: Blessings, Care, Freedom, Land, Providence, Race)

Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Providence, Results)

It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Keywords: Providence, states, Value)

Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Man, Providence, Woman)

Most Modern Orthodox are religious Zionists. Despite all differences and nuances among us, we consider the founding of the State a historic change. We accept it as something that came from Providence.
- Norman Lamm
(Keywords: Change, Founding, Providence, Religious, State)

I believe God rules all by his divine providence and that the stars by his permission are instruments.
- William Lilly
(Keywords: God, Providence, Rules, Stars)

You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination.
- Maimonides
(Keywords: Imagination, Astronomy, Doubt, Necessity, Physics, Providence, Reality, Will, World)

When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.
- Phyllis McGinley
(Keywords: Argument, Conviction, Facts, Fool, May, Mind, Opinion, Prejudice, Providence, Reason)

My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity, that it will be by a flash of lightning.
- James Otis
(Keywords: Time, Sister, God, Hope, Eternity, Providence, Will)

Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me, and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it.
- Abbe Pierre
(Keywords: Providence, Training)

Under the benignant providence of Almighty God the representatives of the States and of the people are again brought together to deliberate for the public good.
- James K. Polk
(Keywords: God, People, Providence, Public, states)

Oh, the ignorance of us upon whom Providence did not sufficiently smile to permit us to be born in New England.
- Horace Porter
(Keywords: England, Ignorance, Providence, Smile)

For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Keywords: Destruction, Dumb, Gifts, Man, Providence, Reason)

Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring.
- Peter De Vries
(Keywords: God, Hope, End, Providence, Will)

Through the humbling dispensations of Divine Providence, men are sometimes fitted for his service.
- John Woolman
(Keywords: Men, Providence, Service)

About the twenty-third year of my age, I had many fresh and heavenly openings, in respect to the care and providence of the Almighty over his creatures in general, and over man as the most noble amongst those which are visible.
- John Woolman
(Keywords: Age, Care, Man, Providence, Respect)

Providence School of Art students used to sneak into P Funk concerts.
- Bernie Worrell
(Keywords: Art, Providence, School, Students)

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