Famous quotes containing the word divine:

    Detestable flatterers! the most deadly gift that divine wrath may give a king!
    Jean Racine (1639–1699)

    But misery still delights to trace
    Its ‘semblance in another’s case.

    No voice divine the storm allay’d,
    No light propitious shone;
    When, snatch’d from all effectual aid,
    We perish’d, each alone:
    But I beneath a rougher sea,
    And whelm’d in deeper gulphs than he.
    William Cowper (1731–1800)

    ... by desiring what is perfectly good, even when we don’t quite know what it is and cannot do what we would, we are part of the divine power against evil—widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)