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Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. Paul Theroux, novelist
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Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. William Hazlitt, critic
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I'm becoming more and more myself with time. I guess that's what grace is. The refinement of your soul through time. Jewel, musician
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If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. Mark Twain, author
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To hit bottom is to fall from grace. Doug Horton,
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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, clergyman
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Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
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Grace is the voice that calls us to change and gives us the power to pull it off. Max Lucado, clergyman
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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, author
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Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected. Jonathan Edwards, clergyman
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Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity. William Hazlitt, critic
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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, dramatist
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Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider. Saint Augustine of Hippo,
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Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. Friedrich von Schiller, poet
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Without grace beauty is an unabated hook. Proverbs,
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A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation. Francis Bacon, philosopher
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Always accept good fortune with grace and humility. Mark L. Mika,
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Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
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Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. Vincent McNabb, clergyman
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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, poet
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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. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
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Their sighing , canting , grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces. Robert Burns, poet
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Grace in women has more effect than beauty. William Hazlitt, critic
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We're all stumbling towards the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment. Bo Lozoff,
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Grace is savage and must be savage in order to be perfect. Charles A. Stoddard,
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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, author
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Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately. Saul Bellow, novelist
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Sin does not stop God's grace from flowing, but God's grace will stop sin. Joseph Prince, clergyman
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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, theologian
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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, poet
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No more free steps to heaven. David Bowie, musician
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In our daily lives, moving from struggle to grace requires practice and commitment. Arianna Huffington, journalist
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If I were to say, God, why me? about the bad things, then I should have said, God, why me? about the good things that happened in my life. Arthur Ashe, athlete
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Beauty and grace command the world. Park Benjamin,
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There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford. John Braford,
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There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge. Patrick Campbell,
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Grace means the free, unmerited, unexpected love of God, and all the benefits, delights, and comforts which flow from it. It means that while we were sinners and enemies we have been treated as sons and heirs. R. P. C. Hanson,
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Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life? Henry Harland,
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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, writer
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The grace of God, says Luther, is like a flying summer shower. It has fallen upon more than one land, and passed on. Judea had it, and lies barren and dry. These Asiatic coasts had it, and flung it away. Alexander Maclaren,
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Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our accepting and willing are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God. A. W. Tozer,
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Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving. Benjamin B. Warfield,
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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, novelist
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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, journalist
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Grace is given of god, but knowledge is bought in the market. Arthur Hugh Clough, poet
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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, clergyman
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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, author
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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, musician
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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, president
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I love the semicolon; it's unnecessary, but graceful and sophisticated. Brian P. Cleary, author
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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, actor
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Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God's Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen. Queen Elizabeth II, royalty
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Grace Portolesi is a strong, assertive passionate young woman and she is precisely the sort of person I want in my cabinet and she will have a senior role. Jay Weatherill, politician
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It's interesting. I've known quite a few good athletes that can't begin to play a beat on the drum set. Most team sport is about the smooth fluidity of hand-eye coordination and physical grace, where drumming is much more about splitting all those things up. Neil Peart, musician
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I have so many things to work on, and so many ways that I fail. But that's what grace is all about. and I constantly wake up every morning trying to get better, trying to improve, trying to walk closer to God. Tim Tebow, athlete
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Listen with grace, with no judgment, without imposing the law. Joseph Prince, clergyman
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The law condemns the best of us; but grace saves the worst of us. Joseph Prince, clergyman
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Remove grace, and you have nothing whereby to be saved. Remove free will and you have nothing that could be saved. Anselm of Canterbury, clergyman
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Just because we're rid of Saddam and the evil Batthists doesn't mean the occupation is a good thing. Our salvation from Saddam was only with the grace of God. Muqtada al Sadr, clergyman
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Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. Charles Caleb Colton, writer
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There, but for the grace of God, goes God. Herman J. Mankiewicz, writer
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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, author
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Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment. Wendell Phillips, activist
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Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace. George Santayana, philosopher
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For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet
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Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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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,
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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, poet
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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, author
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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, philosopher
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Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. John Updike, novelist
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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, poet
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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, author
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Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place. Alexander Pope, poet
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He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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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, writer
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Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring. Marlene Dietrich, actress
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In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given. Robert Hunter, musician
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The grace of God is courtesy. Hilaire Belloc, poet
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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, actress
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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, actor
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Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace. Solomon Ibn Gabirol, poet
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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, athlete
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All grace grows as Love to the Word of God grows. Philip Henry, clergyman
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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, writer
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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, clergyman
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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, theologian
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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, writer
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In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude. Thomas Erskine, theologian
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Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace. Samuel Rutherford, theologian
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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, educator
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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, theologian
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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, theologian
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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, clergyman
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Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God. Harold Warner,
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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, clergyman
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As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster. Thomas Guthrie, clergyman
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At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace, but the disgrace will last as long as history. F. L. Lucas, critic
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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, clergyman
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Grace can and does have a history. Karl Rahner, theologian
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Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all created reality toward God. Karl Rahner, theologian
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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, clergyman
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Believe in God, for with the grace of God the American rockets will go astray and we will be saved. Mohammed Omar, clergyman
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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, leader
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Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good. Petrarch, poet
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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, actress
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I held apostolic succession fully, and the channels of grace to be there only. John Nelson Darby, clergyman
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After deep exercise of soul I was brought by grace to feel I could entirely. John Nelson Darby, clergyman
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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, activist
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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, clergyman
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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, clergyman
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For even these are no less bestowed on him of pure grace, than are righteousness and salvation themselves. Johann Arndt, theologian
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My favorite albumn ever is Jeff Buckley's GRACE. I feel a weird unexplainable connection to him. Rachel Bilson, actress
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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, writer
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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, clergyman
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I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain, Paul Newman, and Princess Grace. Christopher Atkins, actor
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My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source - from favor and grace of God. Gerrit Smith, politician
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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, journalist
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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, explorer
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There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace, and together we were a double play combination for ten years. Ryne Sandberg, athlete
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It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us. Adam Clarke, theologian
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I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty. How do you do that? You work for it. Studs Terkel, journalist
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There are things God does for me daily, and it throws me into brain lock, because I know in my heart I don't deserve that kind of grace. I don't deserve that break. Willie Aames, actor
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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, musician
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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, clergyman
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Embrace your pain and you will find grace and gain. Daniel Evans, politician
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