Graciousness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "graciousness" (showing 1-30 of 78)
William Shakespeare
“He is as full of valor as of kindness. Princely in both.”
William Shakespeare, Henry V

Kailin Gow
“We’re all in this human experience together, so let’s try to be kind, gracious, and compassionate to each other." - Kailin Gow in Interview”
Kailin Gow

John Howard Griffin
“I'm annoyed by those who love mankind but are discourteous to people.”
John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you think the most courageous and difficult thing you can do is stubbornly stand your ground, try graciously giving in.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons


You can
Lose a child
Or a parent,
The love of your life,
A good job,
A game,
A deal,
A bet,
An idea,
Your favorite thing,
Your best friend,
A moment,
An opportunity,
A chance,
Your keys,
Your mind,
Your health,
Your identity,
Your virginity,
Your religion,
Your shirt,
Your license,
ID or Passport,
Phone or phone number,
Your pride,
Or your house,
And feel like
You've lost everything,
And keep on losing.

Counting losses
And start counting your blessings.
Only then,
Will you discover that losses
Are easier to point out
And count
Than blessings,
And that blessings
Outnumber your losses
For they are truly

It is only normal that
People count losses with
Their minds,
And ignore
To count blessings
With the graciousness
Of their hearts.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Frank Herbert
“When strangers meet, great allowances should be made for differences in custom and training.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Alexis de Tocqueville
“In America religion is the road to knowledge, and the observance of the divine laws leads man to civil freedom.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“The weak mind is irritated at a little: the strong mind bears it like a rock which moveth not, though a thousand breakers dash upon it, and cast their pitiful malice in spray upon its summit.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

“People HAVE used me. But it don't matter I don't let it change me. – Mohammed Ali”
Davis Miller, Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts

Philip Zaleski
“He loved his family, his friends, his writing, his painting; he knew their flaws, but they neither surprised nor embittered him.”
Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

John Howard Griffin
“A love for his child was so profound, it spilled over to all humanity.”
John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me

Charles Dickens
“It is the most miserable thing to feel ashamed at home.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

H.W. Brands
“Looking back on his adolescence from the vantage point of his mid-eighties, George H.W. Bush candidly admitted, "I might have been obsessed with bodies – boobs they are now called. But what seventeen-year-old kid was not? Guilty am I.”
H.W. Brands

“We need to forgive the adolescent versions of ourselves, if only because we need the practice to forgive those who are maturing awkwardly in our lives.”
Madam Secretary

Bill Bryson
“She was torn between her customer service training and her youthful certitude.”
Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

Beth Moore
“Humility is the earmark of God's genuine servant.”
Beth Moore, To Live Is Christ

“Be civilized. Grudges are for Neanderthals. – Hubert Humphrey”
David Pietrusza, 1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies

Harold Bloom
“Characters carrying the playwright's disapproval is a un-Shakespearian burden.”
Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

H.W. Brands
“He was a generous but subtly demanding boss.”
H.W. Brands

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“The wings of the dove are as soft as they are swift. Gentleness is a sure result of the Sacred Dove's transforming power: hearts touched by His benign influence are meek and lowly henceforth and for ever.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

H.W. Brands
“He was a product of a culture where it was generally counterproductive to hold grudges.”
H.W. Brands

Robert J. Allison
“Manners matter, asserts the professor. What provokes rebellion, he asserts, is not as often a theory out allowing for arbitrary power but be excessive, brusque use of it by a particular individual.”
Robert J. Allison, Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies

H.W. Brands
“He did something he rarely did. He decided not to see things from the other guy's point of view.”
H.W. Brands

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Christ's vast benevolence must, from the very nature of things, have afforded Him the deepest possible delight, for benevolence is joy.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

“Dinner is a cacophonous exercise of holy sanctification.”
Jen Pollock Michel

H.W. Brands
“Indeed, the key to all diplomacy was knowing when they were serious about their threats and when they were posturing. Nations were like individuals, requiring cultivation and the paying of respect.”
H.W. Brands

John Howard Griffin
“He showed me the lowest. I had to surmise the highest.”
John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me

Ken Liu
“When I became a bandit, I spent a lot of time being close to the lowliest of the low: criminals, the enslaved, deserters, men who had nothing to lose. Contrary to what I had expected, I found that they had a hardscrabble beauty and grace. They were not mean in their nature, but made mean by the meanness of their rulers. The poor were willing to endure much, but the emperor had taken everything from them.

These men have simple dreams: a plot of land, a few possessions, a warm house, conversations with friends, and a happy wife and healthy children. They remember the smallest acts of kindness and think me a good man because of a few exaggerated stories. They've raised me on their shoulders and called me duke, and I have a duty to help them get a little closer to their dreams.”
Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings

“He ido encontrando tesoros en lugares que no queria buscar. He estado escuchando sabiduría de bocas que no quería escuchar. He ido encontrando belleza donde no queria mirar. Y he aprendido mucho de los viajes que no queria tomar. Perdóname; porque he estado cerrando los oídos y los ojos durante demasiado tiempo he aprendido que los milagros sólo son llamados milagros porque a menudo son vistos por sólo aquellos que pueden ver a través de las ilusiones de la vida. Estoy dispuesto a ver lo que realmente existe en el otro lado, lo que existe detrás de las persianas, y probar la fruta fea en lugar de la que parece bonita, y madura.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“I will not believe that thou hast tasted of the honey of the gospel if thou canst eat it all thyself. True grace puts an end to all spiritual monopoly.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

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