Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.
Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Riches get their value from the mind of the possessor; they are blessings to those who know how to use them, and curses to those who do not.
Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.
How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.
I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works.
I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings.
Mary Wortley Montagu
I just thank God for all of the blessings.
I lay in the bed at the hospital and said, 'let's see what I have left.' And I could see, I could speak, I could think, I could read. I simply tabulated my blessings, and that gave me a start.
I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection.
I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.
If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
If you want to rear financial blessings, you have to sow financially.
In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation's competitive needs.
It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable civil and religious blessings with which we are favored.
James K. Polk
It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it.
A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
All are agreed, that the increase of learning and good morals are great blessings to society.
All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown; like streams supplied from springs below, which scatter blessings as they go.
All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
But it so happens, and it will ever happen so, that they who have lived to serve their country - no matter how weak their efforts may have been - are sure to receive the thanks and blessings of its people.
Thomas F. Meagher
But we know that the very God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And sometimes we're called upon to defend both life and liberty - God's blessings to Americans, and indeed, to all of His creation.
By the God of thy Father who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
Every person who will learn the right way, and who will then continue diligently to follow that right way, is absolutely certain in time to possess great riches and all attending blessings.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.
Mary Baker Eddy
Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains, coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks, and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man.