Quotes and Sayings about Providence



"The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Creation, Efficiency, May, Providence)

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

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

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

"I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land, and especially from that part of it for whom and with whom I desired only to live; yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence, though more bitter."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Help, Land, May, Providence)

"What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?"
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Children, Man, Providence)

"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)

"Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Love, Providence)

"The longer I live, the more faith I have in Providence, and the less faith in my interpretation of Providence."
- Jeremiah Day
(Related: Faith, Providence)

"I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Fate, Providence)

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

"Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence."
- Matthew Green
(Related: Experience, Common sense, Providence)

"When good befalls a man he calls it Providence, when evil fate."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Evil, Fate, Man, Providence)

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

"I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Providence)

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

"I do here speak it before the court. I look that the Lord should deliver me by his providence."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Court, Providence)

"The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Strength, Blind, Eyes, Man, Providence)

"Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: History, Providence)

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

"We just did a show in Providence, Rhode Island, and we got three puppy shots before we even got on the air, which was great. Although sometimes you get flashed by some puppies that you'd rather not see. They're more like mongrels."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Providence)

"We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: God, Failure, Providence)

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

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

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

"I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Glory, Providence)

"It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never gifted any political party with all of political wisdom or blinded it with all of political folly."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Wisdom, Folly, May, Party, Providence)

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

"He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Trust, Truth, God, Duty, End, May, Providence)

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

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

"A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Nature, God, Causes, Fate, Nothing, Providence)

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

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

"The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence moves to achieve the designs it has for man."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Light, Man, Philosophy, Providence)

"I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Italy, Providence)

"All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one, and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: America, Mankind, Providence)

"It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Death, Evil, Mankind, Providence)

"Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence."
- David Viscott
(Related: Thought, People, Action, Providence)

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

"Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Success, Purpose, Nothing, Providence)

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

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

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