Offering quotes

  • Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children's?
    -- Abdallah II

    #Children #Offering #Views

  • Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Sacrifice #Offering #Hymns

  • Save me from the error of judging a church by its size, popularity or the amount of its yearly offerings.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Errors #Offering #Judging

  • Even offering three hundred bowls of food three times a day does not match the spiritual merit gained in one moment of love.
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Spiritual #Buddhist #Offering

  • But once I acclimated and really used fame for what it was offering me as a tool to serve my life purpose of inspiring and contributing, then it started to get fun again.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Inspiring #Fun #Offering

  • To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love.
    -- Alex Grey

    #Fate #Offering #Appreciate

  • Obedience to a confessor is the most acceptable offering which we can make to God, and the most secure way of doing the divine will.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Offering #Way #Obedience

  • In the name of friendship you should make sure your door is always open to listen. Don't feel you need to provide unsolicited possible solutions, answers or even ideas. Listening without judgment and offering assistance when asked should be enough. That's friendship's high calling.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Offering #Doors

  • Our vision is to create an exceptional lifestyle offering worthy of Tamarack's incredible surroundings. All of our partners involved in this development are committed to delivering the highest level of quality and luxury possible. We are excited to have Fairmont join us in this endeavor.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Offering #Luxury #Vision

  • I like Valentine's Day. The trouble is the florists and the candy-makers and the card people are all advertising so much, you don't dare let the day go by without making an offering, whether you mean it or not. Money exceeds affection.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Valentine #Mean #Offering

  • Various Eastern fathers referred to the practice of married priests in their churches, offering each one of us elements for a further careful evaluation of the choice of the Latin church to connect celibacy to ordained priesthood.
    -- Angelo Scola

    #Father #Latin #Offering

  • It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Life #Relationship #Offering

  • There is more to creative mastership than the surface of satisfaction and political certainty. The music of Joe Fonda is part of a living tradition of belief and dedication. Future historians will be surprised at the breadth of Mr. Fonda's offerings. This is a real virtuoso and composer of the highest order.
    -- Anthony Braxton

    #Real #Dedication #Offering

  • It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Sacrifice #Men #Offering

  • Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Mean #Men #Offering

  • Lost rights are never regained by appeals to the conscience of the usurpers, but by relentless struggle....goa ts are used for sacrificial offerings and not lions.
    -- B. R. Ambedkar

    #Struggle #Rights #Offering

  • I discovered a version of the sinner's prayer that increased my faith far more than the one that I had said years earlier...In this version, there were no formulas, no set phrases that promised us safe passage across the abyss. There was only our tattered trust that the Spirit who had given us life would not leave us in the wilderness without offering us life again.
    -- Barbara Brown Taylor

    #Prayer #Years #Offering

  • I swear to you, Nora Grey, on this day, from now and forever, to give myself to you. I am yours. My love, my body, my soul—I place in your possession and protection.” He held out the ring, a single offering, a binding promise. ~ Patch + Nora
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Offering #Giving #Forever

  • Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos.
    -- Ben Hecht

    #Yellowstone #Offering #Chicago

  • When we go... to bear witness to life on the streets, we're offering ourselves. Not blankets, not food, not clothes, just ourselves.
    -- Bernie Glassman

    #Clothes #Offering #Bears

  • Everybody's got an opinion. Leaders are paid to make a decision. The difference between offering an opinion and making a decision is the difference between working for the leader and being the leader.
    -- Bill Walsh

    #Offering #Differences #Decision

  • But tomorrow, dawn will come the way I picture her, barefoot and disheveled, standing outside my window in one of the fragile cotton dresses of the poor. She will look in at me with her thin arms extended, offering a handful of birdsong and a small cup of light.
    -- Billy Collins

    #Light #Offering #Bird

  • I could feel the day offering itself to me, and I wanted nothing more than to be in the moment-but which moment? Not that one, or that one, or that one,
    -- Billy Collins

    #Offering #Moments #Feels

  • Life isn't about trying to be an expert in everything. It's about being an expert in one thing and offering it to the world.
    -- Bo Sanchez

    #Offering #Trying #Experts

  • When you make something you are always offering some choices and denying others.
    -- Brian Eno

    #Offering #Choices

  • That we need only to recognize GOD intimately present with us, to address ourselves to Him every moment, that we may beg His assistance for knowing His will in things doubtful, and for rightly performing those which we plainly see He requires of us, offering them to Him before we do them, and giving Him thanks when we have done.
    -- Brother Lawrence

    #Knowing #Offering #Giving

  • My God, since you are with me and since, by Your will, I must occupy myself with external things, please grant me the grace to remain with You, in Your presence. Work with me, so that my work might be the very best. Receive as an offering of love both my work and all my affections.
    -- Brother Lawrence

    #Offering #Grace #Might

  • The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them
    -- Bruno Bettelheim

    #Children #Book #Offering

  • We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need to be broken, and if He chooses this as the way in which they should break, so be it.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Heart #Offering #Broken

  • In the long run the answer to all those who object to the doctrine of hell, is itself a question: What are you asking God to do? To wipe out their past sins and, at all costs, to give them a fresh start, smoothing every difficulty and offering every miraculous help? But He has done so, on Calvary. To forgive them? They will not be forgiven. To leave them alone? Alas, I am afraid that is what He does.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Running #Past #Offering

  • People are tired of the status quo. You see that in various movements in and out of our [the Republicans]party, but most candidates are offering hollow rhetoric, not specific solutions.
    -- Carly Fiorina

    #Party #Tired #Offering

  • I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises.
    -- Catherine Deneuve

    #Regret #Offering #Actors

  • Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return
    -- Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

    #Humble #Offering #Tree

  • No place is perfect, but I admire Oahu for its offering of the tropical and the urban, and then its Asian-inflected culture and cuisines.
    -- Chang-Rae Lee

    #Offering #Perfect #Asian

  • Offering multiple games to reach such a broad audience is a great way to create awareness about horse racing. Obviously, my favorite is the jockey game. It's very realistic.
    -- Chantal Sutherland

    #Horse #Offering #Games

  • The unity of Christendom is not a luxury, but a necessity. The world will go limping until Christ's prayer that all may be one is answered. We must have unity, not at all costs, but at all risks. A unified Church is the only offering we dare present to the coming Christ, for in it alone will He find room to dwell.
    -- Charles Brent

    #Prayer #Offering #Luxury

  • Prevailing prayer is that which secures an answer. Saying prayers is not offering prevailing prayer. The prevalence of prayer does not depend so much on quantity as on quality.
    -- Charles Grandison Finney

    #Prayer #Offering #Quality

  • Your best teacher is the person offering you your greatest challenge.
    -- Cheryl Richardson

    #Teacher #Offering #Challenges

  • By offering individuals ownership and control of their health care coverage, we return control to the patients; and that is exactly where it should be.
    -- Chris Chocola

    #Offering #Care #Return

  • If every other store in town is paying workers $9 an hour, one offering $8 will find it hard to hire anyone - perhaps not when unemployment is high, but certainly in normal times. Robust competition is a powerful force helping to ensure that workers are paid what they contribute to their employers' bottom lines.
    -- Christina Romer

    #Powerful #Offering #Competition

  • I like cats a lot. I've always liked cats. They're great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It's like an offering.
    -- Christopher Walken

    #Dog #Cat #Offering

  • Daytime television, you can tell who’s watching by the three kinds of commercials. Either it’s clinics for drying out drunks. Or it’s law firms who want to settle injury suits. Or it’s schools offering mail-order vocational degrees to make you a bookkeeper. A private detective. Or a locksmith. If you’re watching daytime television, this is your new demographic. You’re a drunk. Or a cripple. Or an idiot.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #School #Offering #Order

  • The subject who speaks is situated in relation to the other. This privilege of the other ceases to be incomprehensible once we admit that the first fact of existence is neither being in itself nor being for itself but being for the other, in other words, that human existence is a creature. By offering a word, the subject putting himself forward lays himself open and, in a sense, prays.
    -- Claudia Rankine

    #Offering #Firsts #Facts

  • I think you can get a sort of intensity and an edginess offering nine stories in a book. Competing versions of things.
    -- Colm Toibin

    #Book #Thinking #Offering

  • Celebration is a kind of food we all need in our lives, and each individual brings a special recipe or offering, so that together we will make a great feast. Celebration is a human need that we must not, and can not, deny. It is richer and fuller when many work and then celebrate together.
    -- Corita Kent

    #Offering #Special #Together

  • Giving material goods is one form of generosity, but one can extend an attitude of generosity into all one's behavior. Being kind, attentive, and honest in dealing with others, offering praise where it is due, giving comfort and advice where they are needed, and simply sharing one's time with someone - all these are forms of generosity, and they do not require any particular level of material wealth.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Attitude #Offering #Generosity

  • My friends tell me that I have a tendency to point out problems without offering solutions, but they never tell me what I should do about it.
    -- Daniel Gilbert

    #Offering #Problem #Should

  • Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem. It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas.
    -- Dave Reichert

    #Offering #Years #America

  • We are delighted to be working with PCG to continue to develop professionalism in the IT industry, and making BCS membership more accessible to PCG's IT members enabling them to gain industry-recognised endorsement of their credentials. BCS membership supports career development at every stage, offering a wealth of IT industry information, and access to an unrivalled network of IT professionals to help secure that next job or contract.
    -- David A. Clarke, Jr

    #Jobs #Offering #Careers

  • Breathing involves a continual oscillation between exhaling and inhaling, offering ourselves to the world at one moment and drawing the world into ourselves at the next...
    -- David Abram

    #Offering #Breathing #Drawing

  • Christianity has from its beginning portrayed itself as a gospel of peace, a way of reconciliation (with God, with other creatures), and a new model of human community, offering the 'peace which passes understanding' to a world enmeshed in sin and violence. (1)
    -- David Bentley Hart

    #Offering #Community #Understanding

  • The only way to live free, the only way to live your life as an offering of love, is to feel everything fully and live open.
    -- David Deida

    #Love Is #Offering #Live Your Life

  • You can open to God through sex. By learning to open your heart and body while embracing and trusting all energies from rough ravishment to sublime gentleness, you can open to be lived by the mystery that lives the entire universe. You can open to be lived by love with no limits, so you are alive as love, offering the deepest gifts of your heart spontaneously and without hesitation, in every moment, at work, with your family and friends, as well as in bed with your lover.
    -- David Deida

    #Sex #Heart #Offering

  • Whether you're six or sixty, if you go on a diet and lifestyle program and feel constrained, you're likely to go off it sooner or later. Offering a spectrum of choices is much more effective; then, you feel free and empowered.
    -- Dean Ornish

    #Offering #Choices #Goes On

  • While it may not be a simple act, offering forgiveness not only has the power to heal relationships, it strengthens the well-being of those who give this life-changing gift.
    -- Debbie Macomber

    #Life Changing #Simple #Offering

  • If women are often frustrated because men do not respond to their troubles by offering matching troubles, men are often frustrated because women do.
    -- Deborah Tannen

    #Frustration #Men #Offering

  • Days pass when I forget the mystery. Problems insoluble and problems offering their own ignored solutions jostle for my attention, they crowd its antechamber along with a host of diversions, my courtiers, wearing their colored clothes; caps and bells. And then once more the quiet mystery is present to me, the throng's clamor recedes: the mystery that there is anything, anything at all, let alone cosmos, joy, memory, everything, rather than void: and that, 0 Lord, Creator, Hallowed one, You still, hour by hour sustain it.
    -- Denise Levertov

    #Memories #Clothes #Offering

  • Aside from the poor example it sets, the federal government enables reckless spending on public-employee pensions by offering hope of assistance from Washington if things get bad enough.
    -- Devin Nunes

    #Government #Offering #Example

  • Micromanaging erodes people's confidence, making them overly dependennt on their leaders. Well-meaning leaders inadvertently sabotage their teams by rushing to the rescue and offering too much help. A leader needs to balance assistance with wu wei, backing off long enough to let people learn from their mistakes and develop competence.
    -- Diane Dreher

    #Mistake #Team #Offering

  • These abnormal aspects included the shapes of UFOs and their behavior. Most of the UFOs seen in the daytime were said to have had simple geometric shapes-discs, ovals, spheres, cylinders-and surfaces that looked like metal. Such shapes are not only nonexistent among known aircraft, but contrary to all known theories of flight, in most cases offering control and performance disadvantages rather than advantages.
    -- Don Berliner

    #Simple #Offering #Abnormal

  • We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance. Only by learning to love one another can our world be saved. Only love can conquer all.
    -- Dora Russell

    #Wisdom #Our World #Offering

  • We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance.
    -- Dora Russell

    #Wisdom #Offering #Guidance

  • One of the reasons churches in North America have trouble guiding people about money is that the church's economy is built on consumerism. If churches see themselves as suppliers of religious goods and services and their congregants as consumers, then offerings are 'payment.'
    -- Doug Pagitt

    #Religious #Offering #America

  • We don't compete in the world by offering tax advantages to a few that we don't give to all our citizens and businesses
    -- Ed Miliband

    #Offering #Giving #Citizens

  • I think that if your approach is one where you don't want to alienate anybody, you're going to have to soften the viewpoint or the information that you're offering to such an extent that it doesn't have the power to make any difference. You have to take that risk.
    -- Eddie Vedder

    #Thinking #Offering #Differences

  • Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within.
    -- Edmund Husserl

    #Offering #Understanding #Criticism

  • The paper tiger hero, James Bond, offering the whites a triumphant image of themselves, is saying what many whites want desperately to hear reaffirmed: I am still the White Man, lord of the land, licensed to kill, and the world is still an empire at my feet.
    -- Eldridge Cleaver

    #Hero #Men #Offering

  • I think the Messianic concept, which is the Jewish offering to mankind, is a great victory. What does it mean? It means that history has a sense, a meaning, a direction; it goes somewhere, and necessarily in a good direction--the Messiah.
    -- Elie Wiesel

    #Mean #Thinking #Offering

  • President Obama is doing the right thing by offering young immigrants, most often in this country through no action of their own, a chance to live and work openly, free from the fear of deportation.
    -- Eliot Spitzer

    #Country #Offering #President

  • This job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. Therefore, it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him. Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God’s way. In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness.
    -- Elisabeth Elliot

    #Jobs #Offering #Looks

  • Loneliness comes over us sometimes as a sudden tide. It is one of the terms of our humanness, and, in a sense, therefore, incurable. Yet I have found peace in my loneliest times not only through acceptance of the situation, but through making it an offering to God, who can transfigure it into something for the good of others.
    -- Elisabeth Elliot

    #Loneliness #Acceptance #Offering

  • I've had to come to grips with a God that fits my own experience, which is, my God could not be offering protection and not have protected my boy.
    -- Elizabeth Edwards

    #Boys #Offering #Protection

  • All philanthropy ... is only a savory fumigation burning at the mouth of a sewer. This incense offering makes the air more endurable to passers-by, but it does not hinder the infection in the sewer from spreading.
    -- Ellen Key

    #Air #Offering #Doe

  • Designers provide ways into—and out of—the flood of words by breaking up text into pieces and offering shortcuts and alternate routes through masses of information. (...) Although many books define the purpose of typography as enhancing the readability of the written word, one of design’s most humane functions is, in actuality, to help readers avoid reading.
    -- Ellen Lupton

    #Book #Reading #Offering

  • The picture is like a prayer, an offering, and hopefully an opening through which to seek what we don't know, or already know and should take seriously.
    -- Emmet Gowin

    #Photography #Prayer #Offering

  • Once you start deliberately offering thought, then you can never offer enough action to keep up with the thought. Once you access the Energy that creates worlds, a huge vortex comes into place, and there's just not enough action for you to keep up with that. And so, what you have to do is visualize every step of the way, envision you happy in the process. Envision things in place, envision people catching on. Just envision it working. Skip over the how and the where and the when and the who - and just stay focused upon the what and the why. Abraham
    -- Esther Hicks

    #Offering #People #Energy

  • The fact that radio is so hopeless at delivering data makes it an uncluttered medium, offering the basic story without the detailed trappings. But it does mean that if data is important, radio is probably not your place.
    -- Evan Davis

    #Mean #Offering #Data

  • I created 'The Guild' because nobody was offering me the roles I thought I could do best at in Hollywood.
    -- Felicia Day

    #Offering #Hollywood #Roles

  • Forests, beyond offering us their plainly utilitarian wealth, have to perform vast physiological functions in the great economy of nature, by contributing predominantly in the empire of vegetation to the liberation of oxygen.
    -- Ferdinand von Mueller

    #Offering #Oxygen #Empires

  • Mara, that's the life I want to give you. That's what I'm offering you. I want to fill you life with color and warmth. I want to fill it with light. Give me a chance
    -- Francine Rivers

    #Color #Light #Offering

  • How was it that, even in the common tasks of an ordinary life, Jesus drew the praise of heaven? At the core of His being, He only did those things which pleased the Father. In everything, He stayed true, heartbeat to heartbeat, with the Father's desires. Jesus lived for God alone; God was enough for Him. Thus, even in its simplicity and moment-to-moment faithfulness, Christ's life was an unending fragrance, a perfect offering of incomparable love to God.
    -- Francis Frangipane

    #Jesus #Father #Offering

  • They're always going, don't deal with terrorists. Let's deal with them. What's Allah offering you boys, 100 virgins? We'll give you 50 slags.
    -- Frankie Boyle

    #Funny #Boys #Offering

  • My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    #Hate #Offering #People

  • Get naked with your truth, offering the world your greatest gift: your authentic self.
    -- Gabrielle Bernstein

    #Offering #Self #Naked

  • When I am dancing, it feels like my prayer. It's like an offering. I offer my head back to the dance, I offer my shoulders back to the dance, my elbows, my hands, my spine, my knees, my feet, my whole self, my bones, my blood, my experience, my suffering... I offer it all back to the dance and I say: take it, do whatever you want with me. Release me.
    -- Gabrielle Roth

    #Prayer #Feet #Offering

  • To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. The more you dance... the more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you are to ecstasy.
    -- Gabrielle Roth

    #Prayer #Past #Offering

  • Science and reason liberate us from the shackles of superstition by offering us a framework for understanding our shared humanity. Ultimately, we all have the capacity to treasure life and enrich the world in incalculable ways.
    -- Gad Saad

    #Atheist #Offering #Understanding

  • There prevails still a subtle form of legalism which would rob the Saviour of his crown of glory, earned by the cross, and would make of him a second Moses, offering us the stones of the law instead of the life-bread of the gospel.
    -- Geerhardus Vos

    #Offering #Law #Crowns

  • In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent.
    -- George Canning

    #Offering #Twenties #Asking

  • When problems arise, you will usually find two types of people: whiners and winners. Whiners obstruct progress; they spend hours complaining about this point or that, without offering positive solutions. Winners acknowledge the existence of the problem, but they try to offer practical ideas that can help resolve the matter in a manner that is satisfactory to both parties.
    -- George Foreman

    #Party #Offering #Ideas

  • Now, like, I'm President. It would be pretty hard for some drug guy to come into the White House and start offering it up, you know?...I bet if they did, I hope I would say, 'Hey, get lost. We don't want any of that.'
    -- George H. W. Bush

    #Offering #White #Guy

  • And that reminds me, Mama! I have just intercepted another of that puppy’s floral offerings to my sister. This billet was attached to it.” (Charles)
    -- Georgette Heyer

    #Offering #Mama #Puppy

  • Clean energy is about offering people the opportunity to do what's right for themselves and the people they love. It's about reducing the pollution that makes people sick. It's about helping the low-income families struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills.
    -- Gloria Reuben

    #Struggle #Opportunity #Offering

  • The dog [in Pavlov's experiments] does not continue to salivate whenever it hears a bell unless sometimes at least an edible offering accompanies the bell. But there are innumerable instances in human life where a single association, never reinforced, results in the establishment of a life-long dynamic system. An experience associated only once with a bereavement, an accident, or a battle, may become the center of a permanent phobia or complex, not in the least dependent on a recurrence of the original shock.
    -- Gordon Allport

    #Dog #Offering #Long

  • If people read 'Tomorrow' and feel that it is offering them some view of my own household, they would be very, very wrong.
    -- Graham Swift

    #Offering #Views #People

  • I don't think workaholic is in the dictionary as an affliction, but it's obviously someone who has a disease, and I don't feel diseased by it. I just think that I enjoy life and life has many offerings. I feel lucky to be able to have a forum to share a lot of these ideas.
    -- Greg Graffin

    #Thinking #Offering #Ideas

  • ... I gave as an offering my all to Him Who had won me and saved me, my property, my fame, my health, my very words... In considering all these things, I preferred Christ. And the words of God were made sweet as honeycombs to me, and I cried after knowledge and lifted up my voice for wisdom. There was moreover the moderation of anger, the curbing of the tongue, the restraint of the eyes, the discipline of the belly, and the trampling under foot of the glory which clings to the earth.
    -- Gregory of Nazianzus

    #Sweet #Eye #Offering

  • An adopted son shall never take the family, name and the estate of his natural father, the funeral cake follows the family, name and the estate, the funeral offerings of him who gives ,his son in adoption cease, as far as that son is concerned.
    -- Guru Nanak

    #Father #Son #Offering

  • I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows.
    -- Guy Laliberte

    #Believe #Creativity #Offering

  • ...instead of offering me a Garibaldi biscuit, she asked me with that faint lisp of hers, to 'have some squashed flies, George'.
    -- H. G. Wells

    #Food #Offering #Biscuits