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Providence Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Providence

Please enjoy these Providence Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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The longer I live, the more faith I have in Providence,
and the less faith in my interpretation of Providence.
- Jeremiah Day

Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me,
and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it.
- Abbe Pierre

It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals,
in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

 

What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so
dear to him as his children?
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received,
and determined still to press the case into public
notice as a token of gratitude.
- William Banting

Oh, the ignorance of us upon whom Providence did not
sufficiently smile to permit us to be born in New England.
- Horace Porter

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Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and
most of thought believe in providence.
- David Viscott

We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent
failure often proves a blessing.
- Robert E. Lee

Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs,
but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Through the humbling dispensations of Divine Providence,
men are sometimes fitted for his service.
- John Woolman

Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy
end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring.
- Peter De Vries

Experience join'd with common sense,
To mortals is a providence.
- Matthew Green

I don't believe in providence and fate,
as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.
- Max Frisch

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes,
is nothing else but fate and nature.
- Alexander Pope

It is impossible that anything so natural,
so necessary, and so universal as death,
should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.
- Jonathan Swift

I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker.
- Adolf Hitler

Under the benignant providence of Almighty God the
representatives of the States and of the people are
again brought together to deliberate for the public good.
- James K. Polk

I cannot, if I am in the field of glory,
be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done,
there Providence is sure to direct my steps.
- Horatio Nelson

When good befalls a man he calls it Providence,
when evil fate.
- Knut Hamsun

The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence.
- William Ames

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end,
may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
- Blaise Pascal

I do here speak it before the court.
I look that the Lord should deliver me by his providence.
- Anne Hutchinson

All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind,
except one, and that seems to have been reserved in
Providence to be realized in America.
- Ezra Stiles

The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast
light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence
moves to achieve the designs it has for man.
- Marquis de Sade

Because men believe not in Providence,
therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard.
They do not believe in any reward for charity,
therefore they will part with nothing.
- Isaac Barrow

I believe God rules all by his divine providence and
that the stars by his permission are instruments.
- William Lilly

Providence has nothing good or high in store for one
who does not resolutely aim at something high or good.
A purpose is the eternal condition of success.
- Thornton Wilder

It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never
gifted any political party with all of political wisdom
or blinded it with all of political folly.
- John George Nicolay

Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose.
- Oliver Cromwell

Providence School of Art students used to sneak into P Funk concerts.
- Bernie Worrell

There is a Providence that protects idiots,
drunkards, children and the United States of America.
- Otto von Bismarck

My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous
providence shall take me out of time into eternity,
that it will be by a flash of lightning.
- James Otis

I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land,
and especially from that part of it for whom and with
whom I desired only to live;
yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming
upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence,
though more bitter.
- Donald Cargill

When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts,
and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary,
Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion,
Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.
- Phyllis McGinley

Most Modern Orthodox are religious Zionists.
Despite all differences and nuances among us,
we consider the founding of the State a historic change.
We accept it as something that came from Providence.
- Norman Lamm

You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care.
Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number,
and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom,
to preserve it for the benefit of the human race.
- J. Reuben Clark

We just did a show in Providence, Rhode Island,
and we got three puppy shots before we even got on the air,
which was great.
Although sometimes you get flashed by some puppies
that you'd rather not see.
They're more like mongrels.
- Jerry Lawler

You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics,
if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between
the world and Providence as it is in reality,
and not according to imagination.
- Maimonides

The superior man is the providence of the inferior.
He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak,
and a shield for the defenseless.
He stands erect by bending above the fallen.
He rises by lifting others.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder,
as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence,
for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation
of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
- John Adams

For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb,
nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should
employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone,
in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain,
a mile from any habitation? He replied,
that Providence was his next-door neighbor.
- Laurence Sterne

About the twenty-third year of my age,
I had many fresh and heavenly openings,
in respect to the care and providence of the Almighty
over his creatures in general,
and over man as the most noble amongst those which are visible.
- John Woolman

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Trust in God - she will provide.
- Emmeline Pankhurst

It is possible to provide security against other ills,
but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
- Epicurus

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess

The lessons of the past provide the path to the future.
- Anonymous

If you look at the human condition today,
not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care,
or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life.
- Ralph Merkle

We provide food that customers love,
day after day after day.
People just want more of it.
- Ray Kroc

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody
history but to articulate it.
- Daniel Libeskind

A woman can take care of the family.
It takes a man to provide structure,
to provide stability.
- Tom DeLay

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity
to determine your values and goals.
Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.
- Marsha Sinetar

Each and every day health centers provide high-quality
primary and preventive care to our constituents.
- Jan Schakowsky

Nerves provide me with energy...
It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease,
that's when I get worried.
- Mike Nichols

The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily,
but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
- Bruce Springsteen

I like there to be some testosterone in rock,
and it's like I'm the one in the dress who has to provide it.
- Courtney Love

It was always my intention that The Frieze should be
housed in a room which would provide a suitable architectural frame for it.
- Edvard Munch

That's what mayors do.
They lobby Congress to provide resources for their city.
- Maxine Waters

It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together,
just as there is no single country able to provide
all good things for itself.
- Herodotus

We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty
of even the crude films of the early days would provide
a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
- Ivor Novello

When there were financial difficulties they still managed
to provide us with music and art lessons.
- Jerome Isaac Friedman

I write the music because I can't really write lyrics.
But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of.
So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to.
- Maurice Gibb

The goal is to provide analytical tools that will last students a lifetime.
- Edward Tufte

It is our goal to provide full public access to as
many files as we possibly can.
- Shirley Williams

I came back to the hood and got in those streets and
started doing whatever it took for me to provide.
- Young Buck

We at the Department of Education are going to provide technical assistance;
I've committed $14 million to show states how they
might meet this more sophisticated approach.
- Margaret Spellings

Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.
- Basil Bunting


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