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Providence Quotes


These are some of the best 'Providence' quotations and sayings.

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A cockle-fish may as soon crowd the ocean into its narrow shell, as vain man ever comprehend the decrees of God.

All nature is but art, unknown to thee; all chance, direction which thou canst net see; all discord, harmony not understood; all partial evil, universal good.

And pleas'd th' Almighty's orders to perform. Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.

By going a few minutes sooner or later, by stopping to speak with a friend on the corner, by meeting this man or that, or by turning down this street instead of the other, we may let slip some impending evil, by which the whole current of our lives would have been changed. There is no possible solution in the dark enigma but the one word, "Providence."

Duties are ours, events are God's. This removes an infinite burden from the shoulders of a miserable, tempted, dying creature. On this consideration only can he securely lay down his head and close his eyes.

Either all is chance, and being but chance is of no consequence, or God rules the world, and all is well. - Whatever befalls is just and right, and therefore not unendurable.

Every blade of grass in the field is measured; the green cups and the colored crowns of every flower are curiously counted; the stars of the firmament wheel in cunningly calculated orbits; even the storms have their laws.

Everything that happens in the world is part of a great plan of God running through all time.

Fear not, but trust in Providence, Wherever thou may'st be.

God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.

Happy the man who sees a God employed in all the good and ill that checker life.

He that doth the ravens feed. Yea, providently caters for the sparrow. Be comfort to my age!

He that will watch providences, shall never want providences to watch.

He who is truly religious finds a providence not more truly in the history of the world, than in his own personal and family history. - The rainbow which hangs a splendid circle in the heights of heaven, is also formed by the same sun in the dew-drop of the lowly flower.

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.

In the huge mass of evil as it rolls and swells, there is ever some good working toward deliverance and triumph.

Our Lord God doeth work like a printer, who setteth the letters backward; we see and feel well His setting, but we shall see the print yonder - in the life to come.

Providence is a greater mystery than revelation. The state of the world is more humiliating to our reason than the doctrines of the Gospel. A reflecting Christian sees more to excite his astonishment, and to exercise his faith, in the state of things between Temple Bar and St. Paul's, than in what he reads from Genesis to Revelations.

Providence is like a curious piece of arras, made up of thousands of shreds, which single we know not what to make of, but put together they present us with a beautiful history.


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