What a blessing is liberty! [ Bruyere ]
With this kiss take my blessing
God protect thee! [ William Shakespeare ]
He begs a blessing of a wooden god. [ Proverb ]
A blessing on the printer's art! -
Books are the mentors of the heart. [ Mrs. Hale ]
An old whore's curse is a blessing. [ Proverb ]
The river knows the way to the sea:
Without a pilot it runs and falls.
Blessing all lands with its charity. [ Emerson ]
A first failure is often a blessing. [ A. L. Brown ]
Out of God's blessing into the warm sun. [ Proverb ]
A man's wife is his blessing or his bane. [ Gaelic Proverb ]
The Present, the Present is all thou hast
For thy sure possessing;
Like the patriarch's angel hold it fast
Till it gives its blessing. [ Whittier ]
Man's gullability is not his worst blessing. [ Carlyle ]
To heal divisions, to relieve the oppressed.
In virtue rich; in blessing others, bless'd. [ Homer ]
Abundance is a blessing to the wise;
The use of riches in discretion lies:
Learn this, ye men of wealth - a heavy purse
In a fool's pocket is a heavy curse. [ Cumberland ]
Great deeds cannot die;
They with the sun and moon renew their light,
For ever blessing those that look on them. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
It is God's blessing that makes the pot boil. [ Proverb ]
It is expectation makes a blessing dear;
Heaven were not heaven if we knew what it were. [ John Suckling ]
Greatness, with private men
Esteem'd a blessing, is to me a curse;
And we, whom from our high births they conclude
The only free men, are the only slaves:
Happy the golden mean. [ Massinger ]
Charity draws down a blessing on the charitable. [ Le Sage ]
Use the means, and trust to God for the blessing. [ Proverb ]
A child may have too much of its mother's blessing. [ Proverb ]
Riches well got and well used are a great blessing. [ Proverb ]
A solitary blessing few can find,
Our joys with those we love are intertwined,
And he whose wakeful tenderness removes
The obstructing thorn that wounds the breast he loves,
Smooths not another's rugged path alone,
But scatters roses to adorn his own.
They have great need of a blessing that kneel to a thistle. [ Proverb ]
There is no blessing equal to the possession of a stout heart. [ S. Smiles ]
And let me tell you that every misery I miss is a new blessing. [ Izaak Walton ]
But revenge is a blessing sweeter than life itself; so rude men feel. [ Juv ]
The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it. [ Proverbs x. 22 ]
Life is no life without the blessing of a true, friendly, and edifying conversation. [ L'Estrange ]
Reason is a permanent blessing of God to the soul. Without it there can be no large religion. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
Health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of: a blessing that money cannot buy. [ Izaak Walton ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
A child becomes for his parents, according to the education he receives, a blessing or a chastisement. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
It is a blessing to be fair, yet such a blessing as if the soul answer not to the face, may lead to a curse. [ Bishop Hall ]
Riches without charity are nothing worth. They are a blessing only to him who makes them a blessing to others. [ Fielding ]
Genius inspires this thirst for fame: there is no blessing undesired by those to whom Heaven gave the means of winning it. [ Mme. de Stael ]
It is, indeed, a blessing, when the virtues of noble races are hereditary; and do derive themselves from the imitation of virtuous ancestors. [ Nabb ]
Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. [ Colton ]
The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants. [ Johnson ]
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God's favour. [ Bacon ]
Many flowers open to the sun, but only one follows him constantly. Heart, be thou the sunflower, not only open to receive God's blessing, but constant in looking to Him. [ Richter ]
Other blessings may be taken away, but if we have acquired a good friend by goodness, we have a blessing which improves in value when others fail. It is even heightened by sufferings. [ William Ellery Channing ]
It is too generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful what they owe to God for any blessing is that they should receive that blessing often enough and regularly enough. [ Bishop Whately ]
If there be one thing on earth which is truly admirable, it is to see God's wisdom blessing an inferiority of natural powers, where they have been honestly, truly, and zealously cultivated. [ Dr. Arnold ]
Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. That nation cannot be free, where reform is a common hack, that is dismissed with a kick the moment it has brought its rider to his place. [ Colton ]
Wherein is it possible for us, wicked and impious creatures, to be justified, except in the only Son of God? O sweet reconciliation! O untraceable ministry! O unlooked-for blessing! that the wickedness of many should be hidden in one godly and righteous man, and the righteousness of one justify a host of sinners! [ Justin Martyr ]
Necessity is always the first stimulus to industry, and those who conduct it with prudence, perseverance and energy will rarely fail. Viewed in this light, the necessity of labor is not a chastisement, but a blessing, - the very root and spring of all that we call progress in individuals and civilization in nations. [ Samuel Smiles ]
If the eye were so acute as to rival the finest microscope, and to discern the smallest hair upon the leg of a gnat, it would be a curse, and not a blessing to us; it would make all things appear rugged and deformed; the most finely polished crystal would be uneven and rough; the sight of our own selves would affright us; the smoothest skin would be beset all over with rugged scales and bristly hair. [ Bentley ]
Nothing raises the price of a blessing like its removal; whereas it was its continuance which should have taught us its value. There are three requisitions to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings, - a thankful reflection on the goodness of the Giver, a deep sense of our unworthiness, a recollection of the uncertainty of long possessing them. The first would make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate. [ Hannah More ]
Business is religion, and religion is business. The man who does not make a business of his religion has a religious life of no force, and the man who does not make a religion of his business has a business life of no character.
The world is God's workshop; the raw materials are His; the ideals and patterns are His; our hands are "the members of Christ," our reward His recognition. Blacksmith or banker, draughtsman or doctor, painter or preacher, servant or statesman, must work as unto the Lord, not merely making a living, but devoting a life. This makes life sacramental, turning its water into wine. This is twice blessed, blessing both the worker and the work. [ Maltbie Babcock ]