Grace Quotes

Hard toil can roughen form and face, And want call quench the eye's bright grace. - Sir Walter Scott


Of all the thoughts of God that are Borne inward unto souls afar, Along the Psalmist's music deep, Now tell me if that any is. For gift or grace, surpassing this, 'He giveth His beloved sleep. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace. - Paddy Ashdown


Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


The light of love, the purity of grace, The mind, the Music breathing from her face, The heart whose softness harmonized the whole, And, oh! the eye was in itself a Soul! - Lord Byron


Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace. - John Dryden


Yet even her tyranny had such a grace, The women pardoned all, except her face. - Lord Byron


An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. - Book of Common Prayer


Call the bald man, 'Boy;' make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace. - Helen Rowland


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


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


The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.-Steven Weinberg

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.-Walter Lippmann


The grace of God is courtesy.-Hilaire Belloc


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


The grace thou hast will soon be less, if thou addest not more to it.-William Gurnall


The house built on the sand may oftentimes be built higher, have more fair parapets and battlements, windows and ornaments, than that which is built upon the rock; yet all gifts and privileges equal not one grace.-John Owen


The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.-Aristotle


The more English is heard in the world, the more gratifying it seems to speak French, and above all to know the culture of our country. They find a kind of French social grace in the language and culture.-Bernard Pivot


The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.-Marcel Proust


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


The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?-Max de Pree


The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.-Herman Hesse


There are things God does for me daily, and it throws me into brain lock, because I know in my heart I don't deserve that kind of grace. I don't deserve that break.-Willie Aames


There is a grace of life which is still yours, my dear Europe.-Charles Olson


There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace, and together we were a double play combination for ten years.-Ryne Sandberg


There, but for the grace of God, goes God.-Herman J. Mankiewicz


Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God's Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.-Queen Elizabeth II


This is how I define grace: you're on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. That's where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know I'm prepared.-Alex Rodriguez


It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.-Adam Clarke


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


It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.-W. Somerset Maugham


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


Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.-Victor Hugo


Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.-Karl Barth


Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.-Henri Frederic Amiel


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


Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture.-Juan Ramon Jimenez


Love is the crowning grace of humanity.-Petrarch


Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.-Eugene O'Neill


Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.-Charles Caleb Colton


Mary and Carrie and baby Grace and Ma had all had scarlet fever. The Nelsons across the creek had had it too, so there had been no one to help Pa and Laura.-Laura Ingalls Wilder


Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace.-Samuel Rutherford


Mr Johnson should remember that I am not just anyone and that he is only president of the United States by the grace of my son's action.-Marguerite Oswald


My favorite albumn ever is Jeff Buckley's GRACE. I feel a weird unexplainable connection to him.-Rachel Bilson


My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language.-James Thurber


My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source - from favor and grace of God.-Gerrit Smith


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


No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.-John Donne


Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.-Karl Barth


Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy.-Samuel Rutherford


Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace, but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener in the lap than the strong one.-William Gurnall


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.-Denis Waitley


Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace.-Barry McGuire


Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.-Paul Theroux


He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.-William Shakespeare


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


Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.-Vincent McNabb


How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?-Mahalia Jackson


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


Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.-Simone Weil


Humility is a grace that shines in a high condition but cannot, equally, in a low one because a person in the latter is already, perhaps, too much humbled.-Samuel Richardson


Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God.-Harold Warner


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


I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch.-Debra Messing


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


I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.-Anne Lamott


I do not know any way to explain why God's grace touches a man who seems unworthy of it.-Whittaker Chambers


I do think that it's extremely important with this character show her assuming power with a great deal of grace, and find out how to do things she won't like - the things she's called upon to do.-Mary McDonnell