Quotes About Sufficiency

Quotes tagged as "sufficiency" (showing 1-18 of 18)
John Steinbeck
“I guess there are never enough books.”
John Steinbeck, A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia

Brennan Manning
“The sorrow of God lies in our fear of Him, our fear of life, and our fear of ourselves. He anguishes over our self-absorption and self-sufficiency... God's sorrow lies in our refusal to approach Him when we sinned and failed.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brené Brown
“Sufficiency isn't two steps up from poverty or one step short of abundance. It isn't a measure of barely enough or more than enough. Sufficiency isn't an amount at all. It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough, and that we are enough.”
Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Omar Khayyám
“Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.”
Omar Khayyám

Elizabeth I
“[I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.”
Elizabeth I, Collected Works

Anthony Hope
“I have an income nearly sufficient for my wants (no one's income is ever quite sufficient, you know).”
Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda

Larry Crabb
“Change from the inside out involves a steadfast gaze upon our Lord that's life changing because it reflects a deep turning from a commitment to self-sufficiency. Without repentance, a look at Christ provides only the illusion of comfort.”
Larry Crabb, Inside Out: Real Change Is Possible If You're Willing to Start from The...

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Be not virtuous beyond your powers! And seek nothing from yourselves opposed to probability!...

Shy, ashamed, awkward, like the tiger whose spring hath failed—thus, ye higher men, have I often seen you slink aside. A cast which ye made had failed...

The higher its type, always the seldomer doth a thing succeed. Ye higher men here, have ye not all—been failures?

Be of good cheer; what doth it matter? How much is still possible! Learn to laugh at yourselves, as ye ought to laugh!

What wonder even that ye have failed and only half-succeeded, ye half-shattered ones! Doth not—man's future strive and struggle in you?
Man's furthest, profoundest, star-highest issues, his prodigious powers—do not all these foam through one another in your vessel?

What wonder that many a vessel shattereth! Learn to laugh at yourselves, as ye ought to laugh! Ye higher men, Oh, how much is still possible!”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Matthew Henry
“If we have, through grace, an interest in Him who is the Fountain, we may rejoice in him when the streams of temporal mercies are dried up.”
Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible

Seneca
“A multitude of books only gets in one's way. So if you are unable to read all the books in your possession, you have enough when you have all the books you are able to read.”
Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Anthony Liccione
“Should it happen, that your partner leaves you for someone else with more money. To where later you strike it richer than the person they left you for, and the ex finds out, after losing all and regretting. It was a blessing that it ended. Though money wasn't sufficient then, mostly they were rich with your love, now suffering being broke in both.”
Anthony Liccione

John Flavel
“He embraces all things that are lovely: he seals up the sum of all loveliness. Things that shine as single stars with a particular glory, all meet in Christ as a glorious constellation. Col. 1:19, "It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell." Cast your eyes among all created beings, survey the universe: you will observe strength in one, beauty in a second, faithfulness in a third, wisdom in a fourth; but you shall find none excelling in them all as Christ does. Bread has one quality, water another, raiment another, medicine another; but none has them all in itself as Christ does. He is bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty, a garment to the naked, healing to the wounded; and whatever a soul can desire is found in him, 1 Cor. 1:30”
John Flavel

A.B. Simpson
“The greatest need of our age and of every age, the greatest need of every human heart, is to know the resources and sufficiency of God.”
A.B. Simpson

“No matter how many people in how many locations plug into God, you can never run out of God. He is the I AM! Sufficient God!”
Bidemi Mark-Mordi

John F. MacArthur Jr.
“Even though the Bible is an ancient document, every person in every situation in every society that’s ever existed can find in this book things that endure forever. Here’s a book that never needs another edition. It never needs to be edited, never has to be updated, is never out of date or obsolete. It speaks to us as pointedly and directly as it ever has to anyone in any century since it was written. It’s so pure that it lasts forever.”
John F. MacArthur Jr.

Gloria Furman
“it is contrary to our natural logic that God would choose to use the foolish and the weak to show himself to be wise. We have difficulty seeing how God is praised through our insufficiencies”
Gloria Furman, Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home

“Down close to certain flowers
all excesses are sufficiencies”
David Giannini

Sharon Salzberg
“Feelings of apathy as they relate to our relationships often stem from insufficiently paying attention to those around us.”
Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

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