O my God, teach me to be generous to serve you as you deserve to be served to give without counting the cost to fight without fear of being wounded to work without seeking rest and to spend myself without expecting any reward but the knowledge that I am doing your holy will. Amen— Ignatius of Loyola
Powerful Counting The Cost quotations
Teach us to give and not to count the cost.
Teach us, Good Lord, to give and not count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to ask for any reward save that of knowing that we do thy will.
For the sake of a dying, suffering world count the cost, pay the price and set the captives free
Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun when a good man goes to war. Friendship dies and true love lies. Night will fall and the dark will rise when a good man goes to war. Demons run but count the cost; the battle's won but the child is lost.
Cheerful givers do not count the cost of what they give.
Their hearts are set on pleasing and cheering the person to whom the gift is given.
Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and paying the price aren't things to think about any more. All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does.
The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words for childhood's dark turns and exhalations. A wise child recognizes it and submits to the necessary consequences. A child who counts the cost is a child no longer.
I thought that there were two rules in life - never count the cost, and never do anything unless you can do it wholeheartedly. Now is the time to live.
Everything is judged by its appearance;
what is unseen counts for nothing. Never let yourself get lost in the crowd, then, or buried in oblivion. Stand out. Be conspicuous, at all cost. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious than the bland and timid masses.
Christian love is loving without counting the cost.
This is the lesson of the Good Samaritan; this is the lesson of Jesus.
It's the band that really counts and not our egos.
Egos probably destroyed more bands than anything else did, and that's something we want to avoid at all costs. We want to give the audience something real, something spectacular, and if it would be about egos, it would hardly be worth their time.
For a long time many believed that there would be an automatic adjustment and counted on a rapid increase in the wages of the emerging nations, on our advances in technology and the costs of transport preventing disruption. But this reassuring analysis is out of date.
The reason many people fail is not for lack of vision but for lack of resolve and resolve is born out of counting the cost.
You find true joy and happiness in life when you give and give and go on giving and never count the cost.
Count the cost first. Don’t pay too big a price for pursuing minor values.
He who wishes to fight must first count the cost
One didn't really believe till one saw it demonstrated that giving oneself up completely to art, to emotion, to enjoyment, without planning for the future or counting the cost, produced dreadful disabilities and bankruptcies later.
Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous;
teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost.
Cheerful givers do not count the cost of what they give.
But the macro-economy is not the Whole.
It too is a Part, a part of the larger natural economy, the ecosphere, and its growth does inflict opportunity costs on the finite Whole that must be counted.
Spend all you have for loveliness, Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace Count many a year of strife well lost, And for a breath of ecstasy Give all you have been, or could be.
May we always care for our children, not counting the cost, so that they may never believe themselves to be mistakes, but always know their infinite worth.
This war so far has cost us $125 billion and counting, because largely we decided to do it on our own, with only the United Kingdom as a paying, fully participating partner.
I will do my duty no matter what the price, I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice. Oh, and I don't want to die for you, but if dying is asked of me, I'll bear that cross of honor cause freedom don't come free.
We got hooked on grain-fed meat just as we got hooked on gas guzzling automobiles. Big cars made sense only when oil was cheap; grain-fed meat makes sense only because the true costs of producing it are not counted.
I have my good days and my bad days, but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost - and it takes a lot - to write
Always count the cost.
I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five cents a day it cost to swim.
I counted wet towels. As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime.
Love... love... love, never counting the cost.
Faith ventures and hazards . . . counting the costs and delighting in the sacrifice.
He who wishes to fight must first count the cost.
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be dampened. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength.
The secret to success, to parenting, to life, is to not count up the cost.
Don't focus on all the steps it will take. Don't stare into the abyss at the giant leap it will take. That view will keep you from taking the next small step.
Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost, Who sums the treasure that it carries hence? Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost, Star-eyed intelligence?
He has the power to render us happy or unhappy;
to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count 'em up: what then? The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.