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The thing I want to really say is that I still mess up. I still go out there and say things on TV that I know the Lord is like, 'Sherri what are you doing?' but I know I can go back and get on my knees and say, 'Lord forgive me.' I know he will never leave me nor forsake me. The wonderful thing is He answers my prayers in spite of me.
Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
George Bernard Shaw
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
I explain the law of compensation like this: 'Returns are minimal in spite of massive effort at the start, yet returns can be massive with minimal effort over time.
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
I'm tired of liberals dividing this country up into little groups, setting them upon each other, breeding spite and envy, and then having the nerve to accuse conservatives of hatred.
I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.
Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.
Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.
Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.
Emile M. Cioran
Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light.
I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends' mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.
In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it, folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of dancing seemed a good way to have it.
I would never do anything just for spite.
This, I thought, is what is meant by 'thy will be done' in the Lord's Prayer, which I had prayed time and again without thinking about it. It means that your will and God's will may not be the same. It means there's a good possibility that you won't get what you pray for. It means that in spite of your prayers you are going to suffer.
I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate, Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
When I think about somebody like Keira Knightley, whom I don't particularly know, I see somebody who is working hard, really trying to challenge herself and make smart choices in spite of people criticising her size and performances.
In spite of reports about playing with various teams, I'm enjoying retirement with my family and have no plans to play football.
You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
I cannot help it - in spite of myself, infinity torments me.
Alfred de Musset
The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies.
The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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