Quotes and Sayings about Grace



"The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Government, Congress, Judgment)

"I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Baby, Responsibility)

"Sometimes when I get home at night in Washington I feel as though I had been in a great traffic jam."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Home, Night, Washington)

"The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Age, Education, Argument, Children, Democracy, First, School)

"Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time."
- Grace Abbott
(Related: Time, Children, Disease, End, Labor, Poverty, Treatment, Will)

"A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death."
- Lucius Accius
(Related: 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
(Related: Art, Being, Geometry, Grace, Mathematics, Now, Reason, Understanding)

"If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Deeds, Evil, Man, Profit, Shame, Will, Word)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Disgrace, Enemy, Hate, Suffering)

"I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed... here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Memory, Monument)

"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
(Related: Greatness, Grace, Sin)

"The graceful Georgian streets and squares, a series of steel engravings under a wet sky."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Sky)

"Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: God, Soul, Body, First, Grace, Man, Obedience, Will)

"Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Grace)

"Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Women, Pretty)

"A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: God, Grace)

"As I suffer in the defence of my Country, I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer, while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander."
- John Andre
(Related: Death, Life, Country, Disgrace)

"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
(Related: God, Grace, Hell, May, Punishment, Saints)

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

"Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result."
- Tommy Armour
(Related: Golf, Result)

"Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

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

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

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

"I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain, Paul Newman, and Princess Grace."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Beer, Grace)

"Love is the victim's response to the rapist."
- Ti-Grace Atkinson
(Related: Love)

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

"People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy."
- John Barrow
(Related: People, Financial, Act)

"Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Butterflies, Ugly)

"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
(Related: Success, Grace, Memory)

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

"Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Life, Expression, Grace)

"The more a woman likes her job, the better her self-image and the more she enjoys her life."
- Grace Baruch
(Related: Life, Job, Self, Woman)

"The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large, the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships."
- Grace Baruch
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Work, Relationships)

"One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: People, Children, Grace)

"One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I'm working on that. I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Age, Eyes, Giving, Trying)

"God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Men, Nurses)

"The grace of God is courtesy."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: God, Courtesy, Grace)

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

"I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Ability, Sales)

"Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient."
- Milton Berle
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Being, Clothes, Day, End, First, Grace, Reason, Respect, Rest)

"No one can disgrace us but ourselves."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Disgrace)

"My favorite albumn ever is Jeff Buckley's GRACE. I feel a weird unexplainable connection to him."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Connection, Favorite, Grace)

"The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening."
- Richard Blackmore
(Related: Home, Flowers, Summer)

"Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they're so graceful. Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Strength, Spirits)

"Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Trees)

"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
(Related: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

"I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Courage, Dignity, May, State)

"In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Love, Successful, Ambition, Merit)

"Once more, Never think that you can live to God by your own power or strength; but always look to and rely on him for assistance, yea, for all strength and grace."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Power, God, Strength, Grace)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Peace, Heart, Abundance, Awareness, Contentment, Grace, Mind, Open, Waiting, Will)

"Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Heart, Being, Day, Giving, Grace)

"That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you."
- A. Whitney Brown
(Related: Humor, Grace)

"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
(Related: God, Life, Grace, Party)

"In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Financial, Depression, Military, Oil, President, Resignation, states, United, World)

"Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Fame, Hollywood, Old, Suicide, Youth)

"Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Society, Nobility, Order)

"The secret was to just be cool, stay in God's graces, and work it out."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Work, God)

"There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Goodness)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Evil, Grace, Reason, Will)

"There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge."
- Patrick Campbell
(Related: Love, Heart, Courage)

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

"The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low."
- Richard Carlson
"Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Breeding, Rights)

"A lot of people are upset that I'm not working. They say it's a disgrace."
- Marcel Carne
(Related: People, Disgrace)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Conscience, Grace, Investigation, Reading, Scripture)

"It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: 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
(Related: God, Positive, Fact, Grace, Man, Thanksgiving)

"I love the semicolon; it's unnecessary, but graceful and sophisticated."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Love)

"Grace is given of god, but knowledge is bought in the market."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: God, Knowledge, Grace)

"Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Marriage, Grace)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Conviction, Grace, Man, May, Nothing, Oratory, Order, Tact, Will)

"It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Crime, Disgrace)

"I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, People, Dignity, Grace, Manners, Project, Trying)

"If we had to choose one American Idol to go out to dinner with, it would be Fantasia. There are no airs and graces about her... I like her."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: American)

"The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Talent, Genius, Poverty)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Government, Time, Boss, Performance, Blush, Corruption, Disgrace, Now, State, Taxes)

"I've been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Age, Life, Mother, People, Trying)

"I don't think it's a matter of, do you win the game or not, it's how gracefully do you play it."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Play)

"After deep exercise of soul I was brought by grace to feel I could entirely."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Soul, Deep, Exercise, Grace)

"I held apostolic succession fully, and the channels of grace to be there only."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Grace)

"I have seven apartments in the house to keep in a state fit to be inspected everyday by Gentlemen."
- Grace Darling
(Related: Gentlemen, State)

"Inflated descriptions by the pen or exaggerated illustrations by the pencil."
- Grace Darling
(Related: Pen)

"The cries of the sufferers on the remaining part of the wreck were heard during the night."
- Grace Darling
(Related: Night)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Nature, Heart, Disgrace, Fact, Human nature, Interest, Name, Now, Trifle)

"But what has America to boast? What are the graces or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What are their triumphs in war, or their inventions in peace?"
- Thomas Day
(Related: Peace, War, America, Inventions)

"Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Courage, Grace)

"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
(Related: Grace, Reading, Research, Teaching, Words, Years)

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."
- John Donne
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: American, Ballet, Body, Grace, School, Spirit, Walking)

"You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Faith, Life, Power, Family, Hope, Friends, Joy)

"Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Glory, Grace)

"Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Grace)

"In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude."
- Thomas Erskine
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, God, Being, Grace, Office)

"I get it now; I didn't get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible... and enjoying everything in between."
- Mia Farrow
(Related: Life, Losing, Now)

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

"The written word is the basic of everything. Most important, the idea, and after that, the dialogue. You can rehash the dialogue as you go along, it 's disgraceful to have to do this, but now and again you have no choice."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Idea, Choice, Now, Word)

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

"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
(Related: Christmas, Goodbye, Grace, Luck)

"The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school."
- Christopher Fry
(Related: Disgrace, Public, School)

"Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Grace, Necessity)

"I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Anger, God, Effort, Grace)

"There's a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over - and to let go. It means leaving what's over without denying its value."
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: Life, Vision, Job, Value)

"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
(Related: God, Children, Grace, Now, Parents)

"I do like any kind of project that has both comedy and drama in it because in life you don't have one day where everything is funny then the next day everything is dramatic."
- Topher Grace
(Related: Funny, Life, Comedy, Day, Drama, Project)

"I don't talk about my personal life with the press."
- Topher Grace
(Related: Life, Press, Talk)

"Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Men, Disgrace, Labor, Man)

"In Washington it is an honor to be disgraced. you have to have been somebody to fall."
- Meg Greenfield
(Related: Honor, Washington)

"Altogether apart from that, it would be a disgrace to us to make this bargain with Germany at the expense of France, a disgrace from which the good name of this country would never recover."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Bargain, Country, Disgrace, France, Germany, Name)

"Humility is a necessary veil to all other graces."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Humility)

"The grace thou hast will soon be less, if thou addest not more to it."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Grace, Will)

"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
(Related: Truth, Grace)

"God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace."
- William Gurnall
(Related: 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
(Related: Art, Nature, Grace, Treatment)

"A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers."
- Grace Hansen
(Related: Wedding, Flowers)

"I feel I'm as qualified for office as any of the other comedians who are running."
- Grace Hansen
(Related: Comedians, Office, Running)

"Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin."
- Grace Hansen
(Related: Life, End, Will)

"For some time I've had my eye on Tom McCall's seat - which is a great deal more than he's had on it."
- Grace Hansen
(Related: Time, Eye)

"To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin."
- David Hare
(Related: God, Disgrace, Honor, Sin)

"Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life?"
- Henry Harland
(Related: Life, Grace)

"I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Age)

"The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Argument, Being, Loss, Right)

"Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God."
- B. R. Hayden
(Related: Education, Religion, God, Evil, Grace)

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

"Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Soul, Expression, Harmony)

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

"Grace in women has more effect than beauty."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Beauty, Women, Effect, Grace)

"There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born."
- Anna Held
(Related: Time, Disgrace)

"There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Beauty, Cosmetics, Humility, Modesty, Purity, Spirit, Temper, Temperance)

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

"Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Punishment)

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

"He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace."
- Hesiod
(Related: Victory, Disgrace, Man, Suffering)

"Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace."
- Hesiod
(Related: Work, Disgrace, Idleness)

"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
(Related: Grace, Perfection, Sin, World)

"The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Art, Living, Old)

"So that godly sorrow may be discerned by this train of graces wherewith it is accompanied, that worldly sorrow wants, at least in the truth of them, though it may have some shadows of them."
- Thomas Hooker
(Related: Truth, May, Shadows, Sorrow)

"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."
- Grace Hopper
(Related: Ships)

"I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, "What are you?""
- Grace Hopper
"If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission."
- Grace Hopper
(Related: Idea)

"It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission."
- Grace Hopper
(Related: Forgiveness)

"We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others."
- Horace
(Related: Crime, Disgrace)

"The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice."
- Horace
(Related: Disgrace, Vice)

"To hit bottom is to fall from grace."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Grace)

"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Curiosity, Grace, Vanity, Woman, Word)

"In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given."
- Robert Hunter
(Related: Grace, Light, Pride, Wickedness)

"The man who dies rich, dies in disgrace."
- Tom Hunter
(Related: Disgrace, Man)

"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
(Related: Truth, Grace, May, Salvation)

"That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Sleep)

"Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it."
- Douglas Hyde
(Related: Lonely)

"It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish."
- Douglas Hyde
(Related: Irish, Language, Shame)

"I like the idea of growing old gracefully and full of wrinkles... like Audrey Hepburn."
- Natalie Imbruglia
(Related: Idea, Old)

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

"If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door."
- William James
(Related: God, Grace)

"I'm becoming more and more myself with time. I guess that's what grace is. The refinement of your soul through time."
- Jewel
(Related: Time, Soul, Grace)

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

"Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining."
- Grace Jones
(Related: Complaining, Consequences, Decisions)

"Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy."
- Grace Jones
(Related: Art, People, Fantasy, Illusion)

"Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties. But there's always one brave enough to stay."
- Grace Jones
(Related: Now)

"Use, don't abuse."
- Grace Jones
(Related: Abuse)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Feelings, Grace, Manners, Moderation, Spirituality)

"A child is owed the greatest respect; if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years."
- Juvenal
(Related: Son, Mind, Respect, Years)

"The Cold War in Africa is one of the darkest, most disgraceful pages in contemporary history, and everybody ought to be ashamed."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: War, History)

"Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel."
- John Keats
(Related: Grace, Man, Quarrel)

"If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll return to New York."
- Grace Kelly
"Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Family, Women)

"Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Women)

"I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Dress, Want)

"I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Money, Success, Want)

"I don't like yelling and fighting, and I can't quarrel."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Fighting, Quarrel)

"Getting angry doesn't solve anything."
- Grace Kelly
"For a woman, forty is torture, the end."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: End, Woman)

"Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Women, Mystery)

"As an unmarried woman, I was thought to be a danger."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Thought, Danger, Woman)

"The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Freedom, Press)

"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
(Related: Religion, Care, First, Grace, Worship)

"We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Failure, Cause, Disgrace, Man, World)

"It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Disgrace, World)

"The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Work, Gods, Hard work)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Competition, Emotion, Grace, Old, Woman, Years)

"At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Time, People, Grace, Writing, Years)

"Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Life, People, Desire, Grace, Loyalty)

"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
(Related: Grace, Mystery)

"I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids... Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see."
- Jude Law
(Related: Family, Home, Work, Grace, Grave, Guilt, Kids, Worry)

"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
(Related: Leader, Genius, Common sense, Grace)

"Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Confidence, Grace)

"The Helicon of too many poets is not a hill crowned with sunshine and visited by the Muses and the Graces, but an old, mouldering house, full of gloom and haunted by ghosts."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Old, Poets)

"For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Art, Work, Heart, Grace)

"If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven, heaven would be hell to him; for he who loves not grace upon earth will never love it in heaven."
- Christopher Love
(Related: Love, Earth, Grace, Heaven, Hell, Man, Will)

"At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace, but the disgrace will last as long as history."
- F. L. Lucas
(Related: History, Disgrace, Months, Will)

"Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Faith, Life, God, Confidence, Grace, Living, Man)

"For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Being)

"I think that together the church has learned a lot, and as we know from our own oversight board, the involvement of our wonderful lay leaders has been a real grace."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Church, Grace, Leaders)

"With respect to Holy Communion, it is up to the communicant to decide whether they are in a state of grace and worthy to receive the Eucharist. Each one of us makes that decision."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Decision, Grace, Respect, State)

"I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Manners)

"There, but for the grace of God, goes God."
- Herman J. Mankiewicz
(Related: God, Grace)

"For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Positive, Act, Aggression, Endurance)

"We went on stage with the Jefferson Airplane, Jim started singing with Grace Slick and hugging her. Then he danced off the stage, went back into the dressing room and passed out cold."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: Grace, Singing)

"But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Nature, Women, Love, Applause, Encouragement, Grace, Help)

"Even as a coin attains its full value when it is spent, so life attains its supreme value when one knows how to forfeit it with grace when the time comes."
- Felix Marti-Ibanez
(Related: Life, Time, Grace, Value)

"As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union."
- George Mason
(Related: Strength, states, Trade, Value, Weakness)

"The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind."
- George Mason
(Related: Mankind, states, Trade)

"It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Beauty, Grace)

"It isn't a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for."
- Benjamin E. Mays
(Related: Disgrace, Stars)

"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
(Related: Power, Character, Grace)

"Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Forget, Grace, Hate)

"Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them."
- Vincent McNabb
(Related: God, Control, Hope, Grace, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Gay, Grace, Theatre, Will, World)

"Even Tom Sawyer had a girlfriend and to talk about adults without talking about their sex drives is like talking about a window without glass."
- Grace Metalious
(Related: Sex, Girlfriend, Talk, Talking)

"I looked into that empty bottle and I saw myself."
- Grace Metalious
"To talk about adults without talking about their sex drives is like talking about a window without glass."
- Grace Metalious
(Related: Sex, Talk, Talking)

"I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Life, Peace, Charm, Grace, Want)

"Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Sports, Love, Affection, Behavior, Grace, Learning, Nurses, Words)

"Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to hide time passing and just looking a wreck. Don't worry girls, look like a wreck, that's the way it goes."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Time, Girls, Trying, Worry)

"Democracy may not prove in the long run to be as efficient as other forms of government, but it has one saving grace: it allows us to know and say that it isn't."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Government, Democracy, May)

"Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Men, Time, Action)

"Taking Big Bird away from our five year olds, lunch money away from our ten year olds, job training programs away from our fifteen year olds, and college loans away from our twenty year olds is a disgrace."
- John Murray
(Related: Money, College, Disgrace, Job, Training)

"We must take the time to do what needs to be done now, what is right, instead of passing a bad bill."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Time, Needs, Now, Right)

"The president's claim that Social Security is going broke is misleading at best. The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt that the system needs to be strengthened."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Doubt, Misleading, Needs, President, Security, Sky)

"We must work to stabilize Social Security. We must not gamble with our nation's social insurance program, one of our most popular and effective federal programs that has remained dependable and stable for the past 70 years."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Work, Nation, Past, Popular, Security, Years)

"There is a need for Social Security reform to ensure its stability, and Congress must act."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Act, Congress, Reform, Security, Stability)

"To allow all U.S. workers to put part of their earnings into private investment accounts would definitely erode the Social Security system and cause uncertainty for new investors."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Cause, Investment, Security, Uncertainty, Workers)

"We are still waiting for the president to introduce a concrete plan. He has just hinted at what he is thinking about doing, but no one has seen a proposal."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: President, Thinking, Waiting)

"We must level with the people and explain to them that Social Security will first face funding problems in 2042 that can be fixed now with changes that do not undermine and ultimately drain from the entire program."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: People, First, Now, Problems, Security, Will)

"Our Hispanic community needs to understand how important the Social Security system is for not only its retired citizens, but also its disabled workers."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Community, Needs, Security, Workers)

"We must explain the truth: There is no free lunch."
- Grace Napolitano
"Even without reforms, the Social Security fund will be able to meet 100 percent of its obligations until 2042."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Security, Will)

"Our political leaders must be honest and forthcoming with data that will allow citizens to use facts and figures to judge for themselves what state Social Security is in."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Facts, Leaders, Political leaders, Security, State, Will)

"Latinos are disproportionately more likely to be injured on the job than other ethnic groups."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Job)

"Latinas' life expectancies are relatively long. When a current retiree hits 65 and begins receiving her benefit check, she can expect to live another 22 years. That life expectancy is higher than white women or men."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Life, Men, Women, Years)

"If Congress doesn't raise taxes, you cannot get a private investment account without forgoing a portion, possibly all, of your guaranteed benefit check."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Congress, Investment, Taxes)

"I am not criticizing investing in the stock market; I am an investor."
- Grace Napolitano
"For people who have for been putting their hard-earned money into the system for years, the president's idea would replace their safety net with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Money, People, Idea, Investment, President, Safety, Years)

"President Bush has consistently used rhetoric, and that is not convincing given his past record."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Past, President, Rhetoric)

"Social Security has been effective for 70 years; prior predictions of its demise have been totally overstated."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Security, Years)

"A Congressional Budget Office report released as recent as June 2004 says the system will be able to pay full benefits until 2052, and 80 percent after that."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Benefits, June, Office, Will)

"Almost half of all Latinas currently on Social Security rely exclusively on their benefit check in retirement."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Retirement, Security)

"Because of my own experience with market fluctuation, I recognize the great risks one takes on investments. This converts the Social Security safety net into a risky proposition many cannot afford to take."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Experience, Safety, Security)

"Because Social Security is specifically designed to boost the retirement income of low earners with a progressive benefit formula, the program has played an enormous and necessary role in keeping Latinas out of poverty."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Formula, Income, Poverty, Retirement, Security)

"Because of their low earnings and family obligations, Latinas would not be putting much money into private investment accounts. An average Latina could wind up losing thousands of dollars under this proposal."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Family, Money, Investment, Losing, Wind)

"My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Death, Life, Character, Disgrace, Name)

"I copied my brother. He was a natural dancer. Graceful. People always asked did we study ballet. We never did."
- Harold Nicholas
(Related: Brother, People, Ballet, Study)

"I was very blessed in always knowing what I wanted to do, and by the grace of God I've been able to succeed in my chosen career."
- Nichelle Nichols
(Related: God, Career, Grace, Succeed)

"God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Change, Wisdom, God, Courage, Grace, Serenity)

"A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults."
- Louis Nizer
(Related: Insults, Worth)

"But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That's what I strive to do, that's what I pray to do every day."
- Barack Obama
(Related: God, People, Day, Grace, Help)

"All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it, but most people think of these stories as hard, hopeless and brutal."
- Flannery O'Connor
(Related: People, Action, Character, Grace, Support)

"There is a grace of life which is still yours, my dear Europe."
- Charles Olson
(Related: Life, Europe, Grace)

"Believe in God, for with the grace of God the American rockets will go astray and we will be saved."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: God, American, Grace, Will)

"Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue."
- Eugene O'Neill
(Related: God, Grace, Man)

"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
(Related: Son, Action, Grace, President, states, United)

"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
(Related: Gifts, Grace, May, Windows)

"Rosiness is not a worse windowpane than gloomy gray when viewing the world."
- Grace Paley
(Related: World)

"The word career is a divisive word. It's a word that divides the normal life from business or professional life."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Business, Life, Career, Word)

"Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Fear, Courage, World)

"I was a fantastic student until ten, and then my mind began to wander."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Mind)

"I often see through things right to the apparition itself."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Right)

"I don't believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person's senses."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Civilization, Senses)

"I believe in a kind of fidelity to your own early ideas; it's a kind of antagonism in me to prevailing fads."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Ideas, Fidelity)

"All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Life, Survival, Interest)

"You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Nothing, Writer)

"It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Old)

"Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best."
- Jim Palmer
(Related: Disgrace, Losing)

"Had I not made it big, my family would have told me to recheck my decision. Now that I am successful, there is no way. They have to accept it gracefully."
- Amisha Patel
(Related: Family, Successful, Decision, Now)

"You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Life, Love, God, Honesty, Day, Grace, Help, Loyalty, Promise, Today, Want, Will, Words)

"The people who illegally cross into the country are from countries that have very close ties to al Qaeda, whether it's Yemen or Afghanistan, Pakistan, China. It is an absolute national disgrace."
- Rick Perry
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Countries, Country, Disgrace)

"Love is the crowning grace of humanity."
- Petrarch
(Related: Love, Grace, Humanity)

"That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Disgrace, Man)

"Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Knowledge, Grace)

"To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Work, Soul, Grace)

"Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Grace, Illness, State)

"A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality."
- Pindar
(Related: Age, Childhood, Immortality, Old)

"Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying."
- William Pitt
(Related: Disgrace, Poverty)

"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
(Related: Country, Culture, English, Grace, Language, World)

"Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality."
- Plato
(Related: Equality, Nature, Custom, Injustice)

"Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Wealth, Grace)

"For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Faith, Life, Fight, Right, Wrong)

"It's a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured, but at the same time too - in the eyes of the American people, in my judgment, it looked as if that somehow become more important than the main attack which was to fix the economy and get the Americans working again."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Time, People, American, Americans, Disgrace, Economy, Eyes, Judgment)

"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
(Related: Change, Leadership, Conflict, Followers, Grace, Learning, Potential, Results)

"How many people have a family grave in the backyard? I'm sure I'll end up there, or I'll shrink my head and put it in a glass box in the living room. I'll get more tourists to Graceland that way."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Family, People, End, Grave, Living, Tourists)

"I just look at it, as it's something that I had to do. I had this vision that really, Graceland is suited for a king and it is his castle. And people really should see it, as he loved it."
- Priscilla Presley
(Related: People, Vision)

"Sin does not stop God's grace from flowing, but God's grace will stop sin."
- Joseph Prince
(Related: God, Grace, Sin, Will)

"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
(Related: Fashion, Grace, Lent, Novelty, Paradoxes, Today, Tomorrow)

"I think of moving as a kind of saving grace."
- Martin Puryear
(Related: Grace)

"Grace can and does have a history."
- Karl Rahner
(Related: History, Grace)

"Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all created reality toward God."
- Karl Rahner
(Related: God, Grace, Reality)

"Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Love, Time, Work, God, Heart, Grace, Talk, Talking)

"And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust."
- Simon Raven
(Related: Age, Trust, Charity, Nothing, Patience, Skill)

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Politics, Disgrace, Profession, Succeed)

"All the gestures of children are graceful; the reign of distortion and unnatural attitudes commences with the introduction of the dancing master."
- Joshua Reynolds
(Related: Children, Dancing)

"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
(Related: Grace, Humility)

"However saying that I totally support the concept of civil partnerships in the eyes of the law, and think it a disgrace that same sex couples have had to wait so long for legal rights, protection and recognition."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Legal, Sex, Disgrace, Eyes, Rights, Law, Protection, Saying, Support)

"I hope there's a tinge of disgrace about me. Hopefully, there's one good scandal left in me yet."
- Diana Rigg
(Related: Hope, Disgrace, Scandal)

"Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Body, Mind, Understanding)

"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Nature, Artist, Flowers, Word)

"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
(Related: Success, Confidence)

"Nothing is old, nothing is new, save the light of grace underneath which beats a human heart. The way of feeling, of understanding, of loving; the way of seeing the country, the faces that your father saw, that your mother knew. The rest is chimerical."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Mother, Father, Heart, Country, Faces, Feeling, Grace, Light, Nothing, Old, Rest, Understanding)

"I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet."
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Old)

"The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Education, Will)

"We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Duty, First)

"Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Grace, Infinite)

"Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Glory, Grace)

"Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It's not only using your mind, it's like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it."
- Zoe Saldana
(Related: Life, Art, Character, Acting, Ballet, Being, Body, Grace, Mind)

"There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace, and together we were a double play combination for ten years."
- Ryne Sandberg
(Related: Grace, Play, Years)

"Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace."
- George Santayana
(Related: Religion, Courage, Dignity, Grace, Humility, Man)

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace."
- May Sarton
(Related: Gardening, Nature, Grace, Help, Patience)

"Be able to decline a date so gracefully that the person isn't embarrassed that he or she asked."
- Marilyn vos Savant
"Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Beauty, Freedom, Grace, Influence)

"From that moment, I did not cease to pray to God that by his grace it might one day be permitted to me to learn Greek."
- Heinrich Schliemann
(Related: God, Day, Grace)

"Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Wisdom, Poetry, Children, Grace, Mind)

"We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Grace, Hesitation)

"He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Grace)

"In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out."
- Thomas Shepard
(Related: Love, Wisdom, People, Grace)

"Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth."
- Shel Silverstein
(Related: Truth, Cute)

"Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word."
- Alan K. Simpson
(Related: Education, Healing, Liberal, Word)

"It takes a little work to be a vegan, but now it's really possible to have tasty stuff and it's better for you. I say the best test is go as far as you can and see how you feel. Personally, I feel great."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Work, Now)

"Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Music, Universe)

"Things change so fast, you can't use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Change, Ethics)

"The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings. I know for some this is a hard argument to accept, but we're not built to eat a lot of meat."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Animals, Argument)

"No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Bed)

"If I were gay, life would be a lot simpler. I'm kind of annoyed that I'm not."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Life, Gay)

"I'm very fond of drugs."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Drugs)

"I don't imagine my parents are too excited about my kind of life. The surrounding weirdness bothers them. Still, I think they're pretty good. Their lives are based on what their friends think, just like ours are."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Life, Friends, Parents, Pretty)

"I didn't want to write a book. They made me do it."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Want)

"I am not strict vegan, because I'm a hedonist pig. If I see a big chocolate cake that is made with eggs, I'll have it."
- Grace Slick
"Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Affection, Class, Disaster, Disgrace, Kissing, Weakness)

"My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source - from favor and grace of God."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: God, Rights, Grace, Spring)

"Poverty us no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Disgrace, Man, Poverty)

"Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Men, Drinking, Habits)

"Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Faith, Life, God, Virtue, Christ, Grace, Justification)

"Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable."
- Richard Steele
(Related: Beauty, Modesty, Nothing, Wit)

"Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Courage, Strength, Enemies, Friends, Grace, Mind, Quiet)

"Yes, I'm a patriotic person. For these people who disgrace the American way and burn our flag and do all of these things... I say, don't live here and disgrace my country. Go live in the Middle East and see how you like it."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: People, American, Country, Disgrace)

"I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children."
- Sting
(Related: Children, Example, Old, Want)

"I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress."
- Peter Stone
(Related: Congress, Disgrace, Law, Man)

"Rather than allow themselves to be separated from the love of Christ, they submitted cheerfully to every privation, to contumely and disgrace, and to death itself."
- John Strachan
(Related: Death, Love, Christ, Disgrace)

"I would love to continue in music, with writing... but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don't need to be blonde when I'm 60!"
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Love, Music, Garden, Hair, Kids, Will, Writing)

"In the most intimate, hidden and innermost ground of the soul, God is always essentially, actively, and substantially present. Here the soul possesses everything by grace which God possesses by nature."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Nature, God, Soul, Grace, Present)

"Spiritually good people, pure in heart, who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time, can receive spiritually... even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health, with immeasurable grace and profit."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Health, Time, People, Heart, Day, Grace, Profit, Sickness)

"Such sins, even if they do not kill all grace in us, do harm, nevertheless; and though they are only venial in themselves, they make us apt, ready, and inclined to lose grace and to fall into mortal sin."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Grace, Harm, Sin)

"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Work, Dying, Lonely, Poor)

"I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty. How do you do that? You work for it."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: Work, Beauty, Peace, Grace, Want)

"We are saved by grace, not by the works of the law. But don't be so quick to write the law off."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Grace, Law, Quick)

"Verily, great grace may go with a little gift; and precious are all things that come from a friend."
- Theocritus
(Related: Friend, Grace, May)

"Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace."
- Paul Theroux
(Related: Grace, Mind, State)

"Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace."
- James Thomson
(Related: Peace, War, Corruption, Disgrace, Man, State)

"How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Government, American, Disgrace, Man, Today)

"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
(Related: Answers, English, Expression, Fact, Grace, Language, Lies, Opposition, Value)

"Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed - but never the husband)."
- James Thurber
(Related: Ability, Bed, Man, Sophistication)

"But Patsy, she was a great, great girl. And Brenda Lee is a wonderful person, and her mama Grace. I've known those folks for years and years and years."
- Mel Tillis
(Related: Grace, Years)

"One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Government, Politics, People, Disgrace, Key, Problems, Today)

"The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Thought, Country, Disgrace, Fame, Service)

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."
- John Updike
(Related: Life, Earth, Grace, Rain, Sky)

"The story was such that I couldn't make a graceful ending and then make a graceful new beginning. I could have, but I didn't want to. So, it isn't the most graceful way of writing a story. This new story is, I think, is pretty good stuff. I'm pleased with it anyway."
- Jack Vance
(Related: Beginning, Ending, Pretty, Want, Writing)

"The number of guests at dinner should not be less than the number of the Graces nor exceed that of the Muses, i.e., it should begin with three and stop at nine."
- Marcus Terentius Varro
(Related: Guests)

"As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not."
- Carl Van Vechten
(Related: Love, Beauty, Power, Inspiration, Cats, Grace, Wonder, Writers)

"Science, which is not so attached to 'truth' as it once was, ut more to immediate 'effectiveness', is now drifting towards a decline, it's civic fall from grace."
- Paul Virilio
(Related: Science, Grace, Now)

"It's as if our electric grid didn't even have fences around it. This is disgraceful what we do, and what we don't do, to protect the Internet."
- Paul Vixie
(Related: Internet)

"The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil."
- Voltaire
(Related: Sacrifice, Devil)

"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
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Love, Gratitude, Grace, Living, Spiritual)

"I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule."
- Horace Walpole
(Related: Age, Dancing, Day, Old, Ridicule, Talking, Tongue, Youth)

"Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House, in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?"
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Disgrace, Name, Posterity, Years)

"At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player, that I'm a better person because of my failures and disgraces."
- Bill Walton
"Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God."
- Harold Warner
(Related: God, Grace, Humility)

"And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others."
- Rick Warren
(Related: People, Grace)

"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
(Related: Equality, Beauty, Truth, Grace, Humanism, Infinite, Liberty, Thinking, Value, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Life, Effort, Grace, Tragedy, Universe)

"G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati."
- Adam Weishaupt
(Related: Knowledge, Grace, Reason)

"Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy."
- Theodore White
(Related: Intelligence, Quality, Bravery, Grace, Mercy, Sense)

"And now let me address all of you, high and low, rich and poor, one with another, to accept of mercy and grace while it is offered to you; Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation; and will you not accept it, now it is offered unto you?"
- George Whitefield
(Related: Time, Day, Grace, Mercy, Now, Poor, Salvation, Will)

"Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Life, Love, Action, Hope, Beliefs, Earth, Future, Grace, Honor, Now, Right, Waiting)

"Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Quality, Deeds, Grace, Moments, Words)

"For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of 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."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Related: Success, Grace, Memory)

"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
(Related: Baby, Grace, Help)

"I have never been able to discover anything disgraceful in being a colored man. But I have often found it inconvenient - in America."
- Bert Williams
(Related: America, Being, Man)

"Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you - gently, with love, and hand your life back to you."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Life, Love, People, Grace)

"A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Life, Gallantry, Grace)

"I beg my Children to be just and virtuous, never to disgrace my name or theirs, and then they are out of fortune's power."
- Thomas Willis
(Related: Power, Children, Disgrace, Fortune, Name)

"The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one's inner power."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Power, Disgrace, Honor, Reflection)