Beatitudes Quotes

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Alexander Pope
“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
Alexander Pope

Albert Camus
“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”
Albert Camus

Groucho Marx
“Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.”
Groucho Marx

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Alice Walker
“HELPED are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.
HELPED are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, or farm, for to them will be shown the unbroken web of life and the meaning of infinity.
HELPED are those who live in quietness, knowing neither brand name nor fad; they shall live every day as if in eternity, and each moment shall be as full as it is long.
HELPED are those who love others unsplit off from their faults; to them will be given clarity of vision.
HELPED are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception, and realize an partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
HELPED are those who love the Earth, their mother, and who willingly suffer that she may not die; in their grief over her pain they will weep rivers of blood, and in their joy in her lively response to love, they will converse with the trees.
HELPED are those whose ever act is a prayer for harmony in the Universe, for they are the restorers of balance to our planet. To them will be given the insight that every good act done anywhere in the cosmos welcomes the life of an animal or a child.
HELPED are those who risk themselves for others' sakes; to them will be given increasing opportunities for ever greater risks. Theirs will be a vision of the word in which no one's gift is despised or lost.
HELPED are those who strive to give up their anger; their reward will be that in any confrontation their first thoughts will never be of violence or of war.
HELPED are those whose every act is a prayer for peace; on them depends the future of the world.
HELPED are those who forgive; their reward shall be forgiveness of every evil done to them. It will be in their power, therefore, to envision the new Earth.
HELPED are those who are shown the existence of the Creator's magic in the Universe; they shall experience delight and astonishment without ceasing.
HELPED are those who laugh with a pure heart; theirs will be the company of the jolly righteous.
HELPED are those who love all the colors of all the human beings, as they love all the colors of the animals and plants; none of their children, nor any of their ancestors, nor any parts of themselves, shall be hidden from them.
HELPED are those who love the lesbian, the gay, and the straight, as they love the sun, the moon, and the stars. None of their children, nor any of their ancestors, nor any parts of themselves, shall be hidden from them.
HELPED are those who love the broken and the whole; none of their children, nor any of their ancestors, nor any parts of themselves, shall be hidden from them.
HELPED are those who do not join mobs; theirs shall be the understanding that to attack in anger is to murder in confusion.
HELPED are those who find the courage to do at least one small thing each day to help the existence of another--plant, animal, river, or human being. They shall be joined by a multitude of the timid.
HELPED are those who lose their fear of death; theirs is the power to envision the future in a blade of grass.
HELPED are those who love and actively support the diversity of life; they shall be secure in their differences.
HELPED are those who KNOW.”
Alice Walker

Christopher Moore
“Blessed are the dumbfucks.”
Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Kurt Vonnegut
“For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes (Matthew 5). But, often with tears in their eyes, the demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course, that's Moses, not Jesus. I haven't heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.
"Blessed are the merciful" in a courtroom? "Blessed are the peacemakers" in the Pentagon? Give me a break!”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Alexander Pope
“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
Alexander Pope

Amy Wilson Carmichael
“Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.”
Amy Wilson Carmichael

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing”
Camille Pissarro

L.M. Montgomery
“Mrs. Lynde says, 'Blessed are they who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed.”
L.M. Montgomery

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Blessed are the sleepy ones: for they shall soon nod off.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

[Matt 5:4]”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
Elizabeth Bibesco

Thomas Hughes
“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends,for it is one of God's best gifts.”
Thomas Hughes

Christopher Moore
“Blessed are the meek, for to them we shall say "attaboy".”
Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Robert Lynn Asprin
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall take flack from both sides."- Unofficial UN Motto”
Robert Lynn Asprin, Sweet Myth-Tery of Life

Herbert Hoover
“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”
Herbert Hoover

Swami Vivekananda
“Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others.”
Swami Vivekananda

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

-- Matthew 5”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

John Piper
“It has to do with seeing God. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8).”
John Piper, A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God

Daniel Quinn
“Blessed are those who do whatever they can wherever they are, for no one is devoid of resources or opportunities.”
Daniel Quinn

Switchfoot
“Blessed is the man who's lost it all.”
Switchfoot

Thomas Hughes
“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.”
Thomas Hughes

Jacinto Benavente
“Blessed are those who imitate us for they shall inherit our faults.”
Jacinto Benavente

John Boswell
“Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself for he shall never cease to be entertained.”
John Boswell

Jamie Arpin-Ricci
“When Mary asserts explicitly that God is on the side of the poor, we can understand it within the tension of what it means to be blessed as the poor in spirit. Rather than elevating poverty to a form of righteousness, Jesus is instead calling for a revolution of imagination around the nature of what we consider true blessing. Jesus is here declaring that the humble and repentant heart is the fertile soil of his kingdom.”
Jamie Arpin-Ricci, The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis and Life in the Kingdom

Richard Rohr
“I have often wondered why people never want to put a stone monument of the Eight Beatitudes on a courthouse lawn. Then I realize that the Eight Beatitudes of Jesus would probably not be very good for any war, any macho worldview, the wealthy, or our consumer economy.”
Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

N.T. Wright
“When God wants to sort out the world, as the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount make clear, he doesn't send in the tanks. He sends in the meek, the broken, the justice hungry, the peacemakers, the pure-hearted and so on.”
N.T. Wright, The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“An Attitude of Gratitude Delivers to you the Altitude of Beatitudes”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, Risk It, Be Different

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