An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.


Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British philosopher, essayist, statesman)


Oh! no! we never mention her, her name is never heard; my lips are now forbidden to speak, that once familiar word.


Thomas Haynes Bayly (1791-1839, British writer, poet)


God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.


Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American preacher, orator, writer)


Beauty and grace command the world.


Park Benjamin (1809-1864, American poet, writer)


Beauty and grace command the world.


Park Benjamin (1809-1864, American poet, writer)


He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion.


Bhagavad Gita (c. BC 400-, Sanskrit poem incorporated into the Mahabharata)


Their sighing , canting , grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.


Robert Burns (1759-1796, Scottish poet)


There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.


Patrick Campbell (1913-1980, Irish humorist)


He had a face like a blessing.


Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet)


Grace is always natural, though that does not prevent its being often used to hide a lie.


Marquis De Custine (1790-1857, French traveler, author)


Let us not speak of them; but look, and pass on.


Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321, Italian philosopher, poet)


Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.


Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758, British theologian, metaphysician)


Grace means the free, unmerited, unexpected love of God, and all the benefits, delights, and comforts which flow from it. It means that while we were sinners and enemies we have been treated as sons and heirs.


R. P. C. Hanson


Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life?


Henry Harland


Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


Grace in women has more effect than beauty.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


To hit bottom is to fall from grace.


Doug Horton


Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.


Joseph Joubert (1754-1824, French moralist)


Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


What grace is to the body, good sense is to the mind.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


We're all stumbling towards the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment.


Bo Lozoff


The grace of God, says Luther, "is like a flying summer shower." It has fallen upon more than one land, and passed on. Judea had it, and lies barren and dry. These Asiatic coasts had it, and flung it away.


Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910, British preacher)


Always accept good fortune with grace and humility.


Mark L. Mika


Without grace beauty is an unabated hook.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895, Scottish essayist, poet, novelist)


Grace is savage and must be savage in order to be perfect.


Charles A. Stoddard


Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our "accepting" and "willing" are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.


A. W. Tozer (1897-1963, American preacher)


Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving.


Benjamin B. Warfield


She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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