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Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
Francis of Assisi
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.
Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
Chester W. Nimitz
Since it is necessary to grant six million Filipinos their rights, so that they may be in fact Spaniards, let the government grant these rights freely and spontaneously, without damaging reservations, without irritating mistrust.
Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Trust cannot be commanded; and yet it is also correct that the only one who earns trust is the one who is prepared to grant trust.
Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.
As a kid, I was growing up in an era of celebration of the Civil War centennial, with a lot of 'Lost Cause' emphasis on the Confederacy. I used to play Civil War soldiers with my brothers as a child, and my older brother always insisted that he got to be Lee, and I got be Grant. I never knew that Grant won until quite some time had passed.
Drew Gilpin Faust
The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
Francis of Assisi
Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed, but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give is to give those worldly things your best but never your all - reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it.
Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.
William Tecumseh Sherman
I was a Marvel kid, and I would have to say that Spiderman is my all-time favorite character. As I got older, my tastes developed a little bit more, and I would follow certain writers; like, I really got into Grant Morrison. From the time I was 5, I was into comic books. From the time I learned how to read, it was all about comic books.
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
Grant me some wild expressions, Heavens, or I shall burst.
God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty thanks for all your attention to me. Although indeed, those attentions have tried me more than death can now terrify me.
Abraham Lincoln went through 12 generals before he got Ulysses S. Grant. He had never done a Civil War before.
Americans chose a limited government that exists to protect our rights, not to grant them.
The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
William Henry Harrison
The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave - caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition - cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner.
Saint Teresa of Avila
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
I had these kind of unrealistic expectations that were fueled by romantic comedies, and it has both helped me and hurt me in many ways. It helped me because, in general, they've made me hopeful. I just figure things will eventually work out for me. But nobody is like any Tom Hanks character. Nobody is Hugh Grant. No one is Meg Ryan!
I'm crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
J. B. Priestley
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