Quotes: providence

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  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Chance is the providence of adventurers.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    God's providence is on the side of clear heads.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    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.
  • George Washington Carver
    George Washington Carver
    American botanist and inventor 1860-1943
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    I didn't make these discoveries... God has only worked through me to reveal to His children some of His wonderful providence.
  • Anne Hutchinson
    Anne Hutchinson
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    I do here speak it before the court. I look that the Lord should deliver me by his providence.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
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    I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker.
  • William E. Gladstone
    William E. Gladstone
    British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman 1809-1888
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    If Germany is to become a colonizing power, all I say is, ''God speed her!'' She becomes our ally and partner in the execution of the great purposes of Providence for the advantage of mankind.
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    German philosopher 1770-1831
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    It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    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.
  • It's better to have a malign providence than an indifferent one.
    Source: Birdsong (2010) 290
  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
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    Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
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