I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.
—Maya Angelou (1928–2014) American Poet
Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy.
—Samuel Rutherford (1600–61) Scottish Presbyterian Theologian, Author
Virtue, wisdom, goodness, and real worth, like the loadstone, never lose their power. These are the true graces, which are linked hand in hand, because it is by their influence that human hearts are so firmly united to each other.
—Richard Burton (1925–84) Welsh Actor
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
—John Dryden (1631–1700) English Poet, Literary Critic, Playwright
Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our “accepting” and “willing” are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.
—A. W. Tozer (1897–1963) American Christian Pastor, Preacher, Author, Editor
Their sighing , canting , grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.
—Robert Burns (1759–96) Scottish Poet, Songwriter
Whatever is graceful is virtuous, and whatever is virtuous is graceful.
—Cicero (106BCE–43BCE) Roman Philosopher, Orator, Politician, Lawyer
We’re all stumbling towards the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment.
—Bo Lozoff American Interfaith Writer, Musician
The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you.
—Frederick Buechner (b.1926) American Presbyterian Clergyman, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Essayist, Theologian