Quotes and Sayings about Blessings
"Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Blessings, Disappointments, Patience)
"Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Blessings, Christ, Participation)
"It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Christian, Blessings, Duty, Lust, World)
"A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Love, Ambition, Blessings, Earth, Man)
"If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, People, Blessings)
"On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver."
- William Bartram
(Related: Gratitude, Blessings, Now, Sense)
"The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Heart, Day, Will)
"I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Experience, Life, Power, Blessings, Energy, Giving)
"According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings."
(Related: Blessings, Deeds, Evil, Result)
"Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!"
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Peace, Blessings, Commerce, Heaven, Nations, Spring)
"I just thank God for all of the blessings."
- James Brown
(Related: God, Blessings)
"I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Love, Blessings, Fulfillment, Humanity, Now)
"Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Work, People, Blessings, Children, Play, State, Sun)
"However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Thoughts, Blessings, Infinite, Liberality, Will, Wishes)
"All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors."
- John Calvin
(Related: Trust, Blessings, Neighbors)
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Virtue, Blessings, Capitalism, Sharing, Socialism, Vice)
"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
(Related: Blessings, Care, Freedom, Land, Providence, Race)
"Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Art, Blessings, Envy)
"Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Blessings, Day)
"A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Change, Heart, Blessings, Sense)
"All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown; like streams supplied from springs below, which scatter blessings as they go."
- Charles Cotton
(Related: Ambition, Blessings, Profit)
"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'."
- Bing Crosby
(Related: Blessings, Christmas, Snow)
"One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Dad, Mom, Blessings, Parents, Titles, World)
"Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Men, Blessings, Man, Past, Present)
"Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Experience, Blessings, Prayer)
"To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Blessings, Infinite, Today)
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Blessings, Friends, Old)
"I lay in the bed at the hospital and said, 'let's see what I have left.' And I could see, I could speak, I could think, I could read. I simply tabulated my blessings, and that gave me a start."
- Dale Evans
(Related: Bed, Blessings)
"The blessings we evoke for another descend upon ourselves."
- Edmund Gibson
"We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Love, Peace, Power, Time, Blessings, Will, World)
"A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses."
(Related: Health, Thought, Blessings, Man)
"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Arithmetic, Blessings)
"Two urns on Jove's high throne have ever stood, the source of evil one, and one of good; from thence the cup of mortal man he fills, blessings to these, to those distributes ills; to most he mingles both."
(Related: Blessings, Evil, Man)
"Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains, coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks, and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Blessings, Climate, Man, Mountains)
"It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Dreams, People, Blessings, Visions, World)
"The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: People, Attitude, Acceptance, American, Americans, Blessings, Gifts, May)
"A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Government, Blessings, Nation)
"It is the Band which unites the Interests of Individuals; it secures to them their respective Rights, and preserves them from Injuries; it is the Source of numberless Blessings, which are interrupted, or wholly vanish, the Moment it is disturbed."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Blessings, Rights)
"If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you."
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: God, Blessings, Heaven, Open, Will, Windows)
"Once you discover that you can, then you must. And it's not easy. You have to take direct steps. You really have to count your blessings and you have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Blessings, Effort)
"Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Blessings, Choice, Content)
"Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!"
- Thomas Ken
(Related: God, Father, Son, Blessings, Praise)
"Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation's competitive needs."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Blessings, Children, Future, Nation, Needs, Will)
"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Life, Purpose, Blessings, Events, Mistakes, Silence)
"There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Blessings, Events, Mistakes)
"I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can't thank God and the industry enough."
- Akshay Kumar
(Related: Love, Family, God, Blessings, Fans, Years)
"All are agreed, that the increase of learning and good morals are great blessings to society."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Society, Blessings, Learning, Morals)
"Neither does man have gills for living in a water environment; yet it is not sinful to explore the depths of the oceans in search of food or other blessings."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Food, Blessings, Environment, Living, Man, Oceans, Water)
"I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do."
- Martin Lawrence
(Related: God, Life, Opportunity, Vision, Blessings, Mistakes)
"Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Courage, Blessings, Heaven)
"Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Men, Blessings)
"The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure."
- John Locke
(Related: God, Men, Truth, Bible, Blessings, Children, End, Salvation)
"Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Power, Blessings, Building, Energy, Force, Words, World)
"The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself."
- James Madison
(Related: Policy, Blessings, Liberty)
"What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Life, Blessings, Order)
"A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings."
- George Mason
(Related: Experience, Time, Blessings, Will, Years)
"In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Work, Life, Love, Blessings, Reality)
"But it so happens, and it will ever happen so, that they who have lived to serve their country - no matter how weak their efforts may have been - are sure to receive the thanks and blessings of its people."
- Thomas F. Meagher
(Related: People, Blessings, Country, May, Will)
"I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Blessings, Fools, Hate, Titles)
"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Life, Blessings)
"Satan cannot win. Why not? Because he has denied God's sovereignty and disobeyed God's law. But Moses was told explicitly, God's blessings come only from obedience. Satan will not win because he has abandoned God's tool of dominion, biblical law."
- Gary North
(Related: God, Blessings, Law, Obedience, Satan, Will)
"This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the water on water."
- Charles Olson
(Related: Time, Blessings, Snow, Water)
"If you want to rear financial blessings, you have to sow financially."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Financial, Blessings, Want)
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Men, Blessings, Fatigue, Freedom)
"By the God of thy Father who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb."
- John Pearson
(Related: God, Father, Blessings, Deep, Heaven, Help)
"But we know that the very God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And sometimes we're called upon to defend both life and liberty - God's blessings to Americans, and indeed, to all of His creation."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Life, Time, God, Americans, Blessings, Creation, Liberty)
"It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable civil and religious blessings with which we are favored."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Blessings, Humility, Religious, Universe)
"Today we thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed upon this great Country and ask Him to continue to heal our land and meet our needs - and we do so through the power of prayer."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Power, God, Blessings, Country, Land, Needs, Prayer, Today)
"With the blessings of liberty, we have responsibilities to defend it."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Blessings, Liberty)
"A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Friend, Blessings, Care)
"Every person who will learn the right way, and who will then continue diligently to follow that right way, is absolutely certain in time to possess great riches and all attending blessings."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Time, Blessings, Right, Will)
"As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay."
(Related: Health, Beginning, Blessings, End, Fortune)
"Suffer not thy wrongs to shroud thy fate, But turn, my soul, to blessings which remain."
- Anna Seward
(Related: Soul, Blessings, Fate, Wrongs)
"The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Blessings, Man)
"We believe. We believe in our destiny as a nation. We believe we have been called to do good, to spread the blessings of liberty and encourage the sense of trust upon which free societies depend."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Trust, Blessings, Destiny, Liberty, Nation, Sense)
"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us."
(Related: God, Blessings)
"Death may be the greatest of all human blessings."
(Related: Death, Blessings, May)
"Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Health, Life, Blessings, Sense)
"Riches get their value from the mind of the possessor; they are blessings to those who know how to use them, and curses to those who do not."
(Related: Blessings, Mind, Value)
"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Goal, Blessings, Children, Will)
"Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last."
- Lawrence Welk
"Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache."
- Philip Wylie
"We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind may know the blessings of harmony and progress."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Progress, Blessings, Harmony, Mankind, May)
"How blessings brighten as they take their flight."
- Edward Young