quote by Shams Tabrizi

Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.

— Shams Tabrizi

Devotion Thorn quotations

Thorn quote We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

Be grateful for challenges because... Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then [each woman and] man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilisation and mental culture.

Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be grateful the thorn bush has roses. Perspective.

Thorn quote A fitness journey is like grabbing a rose from a thorn bush with your bare hands

A fitness journey is like grabbing a rose from a thorn bush with your bare hands; You might feel pain, but that will be nothing in comparison to the joy of reaching your goal.

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We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!

Nobody’s going to save you. No one’s going to cut you down, cut the thorns thick around you. No one’s going to storm the castle walls nor kiss awake your birth, climb down your hair, nor mount you onto the white steed. There is no one who will feed the yearning. Face it. You will have to do, do it yourself.

If you want to change the way others treat you, you should first change the way you treat yourself. Unless you learn to love yourself, fully and sincerely, there is no way you can be loved. Once you achieve that stage, however, be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you. It is a sign that you will soon be showered in roses.

What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be short sighted as to not be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us

A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses. To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

The true Christian reaction to suffering and sorrow is not the attitude of self-pity, fatalism or resentment; it is the spirit which takes life's difficulties as a God given opportunity, and regards its troubles as a sacred trust, and wears the thorns as a crown.

The end for which we are created invites us to walk a road that is surely sown with a lot of thorns, but it is not sad; through even the sorrow, it is illuminated by joy.

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thorn bush, and Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond... You - what have you done?

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.

Damn it all you can't have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of silver.

The thing about happiness is that it doesn't help you to grow;

only unhappiness does that. So I'm grateful that my bed of roses was made up equally of blossoms and thorns. I've had a privileged, creative, exciting life, and I think that the parts that were less joyous were preparing me, testing me, strengthening me.

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns;

the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.

You ask me whether I am in good spirits.

How could I not be so? As long as Faith gives me strength I will always be joyful. Sadness ought to be banished from Catholic souls... the purpose for which we have been created shows us the path; even if strewn with many thorns, it is not a sad path. It is joyful even in the face of sorrow.

Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;

but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog.

I am thankful that thorns have roses.

Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;

Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun, And loathsome canker lies in sweetest bud. All men make faults.

But ne'er the rose without the thorn.

He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.

Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.

My last night as Isabella Swan. Tomorrow night, I would be Bella Cullen. Though the whole marriage ordeal was a thorn in my side, I had to admit that I liked the sound of that. - bella swan

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.

The puritan through life's sweet garden goes to pluck the thorn and cast away the rose.

Self-inflicted misery smirks under its crown of thorns.

Swift is the arrow, dark is the thorn, the slate is clean, the future awaits, awake.

The man who preaches truth and applies it to the lives of his hearers will feel the nails and the thorns. He will lead a hard life, but a glorious one. May God raise up many such prophets. The church needs them badly.

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

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