Blessedness consists in the acomplish-ment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires.
Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many: not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The good things of life are not to be had singly, but come to us with a mixture; like a schoolboy's holiday, with a task affixed to the tail of it.
There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings: a thankful reflection, on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them—The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate.
Health, beauty, vigor, riches, and all the other things called goods, operate equally as evils to the vicious and unjust, as they do as benefits to the just.
The beloved of the Almighty are the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.
True blessedness consisteth in a good life and a happy death.
Blessings we enjoy daily, and for the most of them, because they be so common, men forget to pay their praises.—But let not us, because it is a sacrifice so pleasing to him who still protects us, and gives us flowers, and showers, and meat, and content.
Let me tell you that every misery I miss is a new blessing.
It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe to God for any blessing, is, that they should receive that blessing often and regularly.
How blessings brighten as they take their flight!