Pride slays thanksgiving but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
It felt very natural to me to write a Christmas song but at the same time I had to really put all sorts of pressure aside and just let the creativity flow and see what came out.
I'm not going to put out a Christmas CD until it's coming out of me naturally.
The supernatural birth of Christ his miracles his resurrection and ascension remain eternal truths whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts.
I find it some of the hardest photography and the most challenging photography I've ever done. It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light.
You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India Pakistan Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems.
I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take hours spent in a field where I was not a natural.
Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
The natural superiority of women is a biological fact and a socially acknowledged reality.
Women are naturally secretive and they like to do their own secreting.
Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom and perhaps more malice than either that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently or that they are necessarily determined to folly I must by no means grant it.
Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.
'That's What She Said' is not Hollywood's standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous wedding obsessed boy crazy fashion focused sexed up 'girl' women. These are real women comically portrayed who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood movies set up.
On my wedding day. I didn't want a natural blushing-bride look - I had a full-on hairdo and red lips. I thought it would be disingenuous to do the whole virginal look so even though I had the white dress I had pink net underneath.
I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war famine and natural disasters.
Strategic thinkers were naturally rattled to find this outsider fooling around with their work. They had been thinking strategically when Reagan was just another movie actor playing opposite a chimpanzee for heaven's sake. They think Reagan is too naive too innocent to grasp the intellectual complexities of cold war strategy.
Bad things do happen in the world like war natural disasters disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.
Some people are drawn naturally - there are natural guitarists and there are natural piano players and I think guitar implies travel a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town.
It's important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you've got more to feed back into your work. For me it's a natural thing.
The way to Heaven is ascending we must be content to travel uphill though it be hard and tiresome and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.