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Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me,
by Abbe Pierre

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

My family background was deeply Christian.
- Abbe Pierre

Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life.
- Abbe Pierre

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St.
Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with
a scout troop from my school.
- Abbe Pierre

 

People are needed to take up the challenge,
strong people, who proclaim the truth,
throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.
- Abbe Pierre

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
- Abbe Pierre

Hope is not a matter of age.
- Abbe Pierre

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When they are assailed by despair, young people should
let universal concerns into their lives.
- Abbe Pierre

After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris,
I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor,
as canon law at that time still permitted.
- Abbe Pierre

I came from a wealthy family.
I made over my share of the estate to various charities.
- Abbe Pierre

It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises,
wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset
by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.
- Abbe Pierre

It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday;
you have to act.
- Abbe Pierre

What I would say to the young men and women who are
beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should
go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty,
not like going to the zoo but to take action,
to open their hearts and their consciences.
- Abbe Pierre

The question I asked Georges has now become a general one -
You,
who thought you were superfluous, who thought there
was no place for you in society,
not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and
so those who were beggars become givers.
- Abbe Pierre

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver


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