The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
Humor is, however, nearer right than any emotion we have. Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes.
The accumulation of small, optimistic acts produces quality in our culture and in your life. Our culture resonates in tense times to individual acts of grace.
I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God
Laughter's the nearest we ever get, or should get, to sainthood. It's the state of grace that saves most of us from contempt.
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.
Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.
The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves - our weakness,errors, deficiencies, and sins, that, by divine grace, we may overcome and turn from them all
He doth entreat your grace, my noble lord, To visit him to-morrow or next day: He is within, with two right reverend fathers, Divinely bent to meditation, And in no worldly suits would he be moved To draw him from his holy exercise.
The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.
And the dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face... and the world we once believed in will shine again in grace. Then why do we keep strangling life wound this Earth, crucify its soul. Though it's plain to see, this world is heavenly. We could be God's glow... Heal the world.
Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity
Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.
Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving.
I have never seen a river that I could not love. Moving waterÖhas a fascinating vitality. It has power and grace and associations. It has a thousand colors and a thousand shapes, yet it follows laws so definite that the tiniest streamlet is an exact replica of a great river
Water is also one of the four elements, the most beautiful of God's creations. It is both wet and cold, heavy, and with a tendency to descend, and flows with great readiness. It is this the Holy Scripture has in view when it says, "And the darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." Water, then, is the most beautiful element and rich in usefulness, and purifies from all filth, and not only from the filth of the body but from that of the soul, if it should have received the grace of the Spirit
"You have of late stood out against your brother, and he hath taken you newly into his grace; where it is impossible you should take true root but by the fair weather that you make yourself: it is needful that you frame the season for your own harvest
There's nothing serious in mortality. All is but toys; renown and grace is dead, The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees is left this vault to brag of.