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Charles Williams Quotes and Sayings

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Of Adam and Eve: They had what they wanted.
That they did not like it when they got it does not
alter the fact that they certainly got it.
- Charles Williams

To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of
holy magnificence and holy modesty;
round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves.
- Charles Williams

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because
while both parties come prepared to forgive,
neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
- Charles Williams

Hell is indefinite.
- Charles Williams

 

It is easier often to forgive than to be forgiven;
yet it is fatal to be willing to be forgiven by God
and to be reluctant to be forgiven by men.
- Charles Williams

It is as pleasant as it is unusual to see thoroughly
good people getting their deserts.
- Charles Williams

Every contrition for sin is apt to encourage a not
quite charitable wish that other people should exhibit a similar contrition.
- Charles Williams

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I think in order to move forward into the future,
you need to know where you've been.
- Charles Williams

Job plunges into a series of demands on and accusations
of God which may be and indeed are epigrams of high intelligence,
but are not noticeably patient.
- Charles Williams

Play and pray; but on the whole do not pray when you
are playing and do not play when you are praying.
- Charles Williams

The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of
the Church does not seem,
to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day,
to have hoped much from officers of a church.
- Charles Williams

The famous saying 'God is love', it is generally assumed,
means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence,
not that the meaning of love ought to have something
of the 'otherness' and terror of God.
- Charles Williams

The most he would do was to promise that the gates
of hell should not prevail against it.
It is about all that, looking back on the history of the Church,
one can feel that they have not done.
- Charles Williams

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us,
in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
- Adam Acone

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

We are all Adam's children - it's just the skin that
makes all the difference.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

My mom was sarcastic about men.
She would tell me Adam was the rough draft and Eve was the final product.
She was a feminist minister, an earth mom who wore a bra only on Sundays.
- Daphne Zuniga

History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.
- Leonard L. Levinson

To Adam Paradise was home.
To the good among his descendants home is paradise.
- Augustus Hare

An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam,
and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.
- Robert South

The future lies in designing and selling computers
that people don't realize are computers at all.
- Adam Osborne

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors.
The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve,
he made 'em both a little bit naive.
- E. Y. Harburg

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult
at times because they had nobody to talk about.
- Agnes Repplier

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

I liken myself to Henry Ford and the auto industry,
I give you 90 percent of what most people need.
- Adam Osborne

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher,
the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner,
but from their regard to their own interest.
- Adam Smith

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

It's fun playing two roles.
The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions.
Stuart is childlike and sensitive.
Adam is ruthless, outrageous.
He's flamboyant.
He does the unexpected.
- David Canary

And there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion,
that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
- Neil Gaiman

Adam was a super-being when God created him.
- Benny Hinn

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women.
- Nancy Astor

I'll squeeze the cider out of your adam's apple.
- Moe Howard

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

The curse of Adam and Eve that fell upon the earth
because of their sin will be lifted when Christ returns.
- Tim LaHaye

We are all descendants of Adam, and we are all products of racial miscegenation.
- Lester B. Pearson

It all goes back, of course, to Adam and Eve -
a story which shows among other things,
that if you make a woman out of a man,
you are bound to get into trouble.
- Carol Gilligan

Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God;
the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet
those whom we have offended.
- Matthew Simpson

And so Adam, in that his speech to Eve,
uttered his faith in the promise made to her of her seed,
and so in that respect Adam himself came in under her covenant.
- Thomas Goodwin

Adam's abduction was our private hell -
but it was not an isolated incident.
On any given day, any number of children are absent
from their homes for diverse and numerous reasons.
- John Walsh

Adam does most of the work when it comes to videos
and he basically does the same as I do with the lyrics.
The videos are his visual interpretations of our music.
- Maynard James Keenan

Adam was placed in Paradise in perfect estate,
and in the company of God's angels; God walked and did talk with him.
He heard the voice, and beheld the presence of God.
- John Jewel

No complaint...
is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
- Adam Smith

My father didn't know George W. Bush from Adam.
- Ron Reagan

A mass of dust, world's momentary slave,
Is man, in state of our old Adam made,
Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade.
- Barnabe Barnes

Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.
It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge
of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.
- F. H. Bradley

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
for another is common to all men,
and to be found in no other race of animals.
- Adam Smith

Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned;
or that she only was Deceived,
for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly,
he became the greater Transgressor.
- Mary Astell

Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until
the invention of agriculture,
must have been precarious because of his inability
to ensure his food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

All money is a matter of belief.
- Adam Smith

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes.
They're wrong.
With computers you make mistakes faster.
- Adam Osborne

People have been killing because of racial differences
since the time of Adam and Eve,
but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans.
- Bob Cousy

Work is hard.
Distractions are plentiful.
And time is short.
- Adam Hochschild

I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players,
who wanted to be a part of an ensemble.
- Adam Arkin

In passing, also, I would like to say that the first
time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.
- Nancy Astor

Adam Sandler is truly brilliant.
He plays these goofy characters, but he is a brilliant fellow.
- Henry Winkler

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

I would love to work with Adam Sandler.
Because then all I'd have to do is just turn the camera on and off.
- David Zucker

Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple,
woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food
then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.
- Helen Rowland

Being on Ozzfest has been a great way for us to break
out and show metal fans that we have a heavy side.
- Adam Rich

As far as I can see there are no problems with people
in our band as far as the relationships go anyway.
- Adam Rich

We can learn from IBM's successful history that you
don't have to have the best product to become number one.
You don't even have to have a good product.
- Adam Osborne

I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our
songs sound different from each other.
- Adam Jones

I'm working harder now than ever before.
I couldn't turn down the BBC job because I've never
been offered the opportunity of killing three or four people on screen before!
- Adam Faith

I thought writing about somebody current would be a
little closer to what I'm used to doing.
- Adam Clymer

Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers,
like the square root of minus one...
If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things,
which cannot be imagined without it.
- Philip Pullman

Well, our songwriting process is pretty collective.
- Adam Rich


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