Benevolent Father


Lament is a cry of belief in a good God, a God who has His ear to our hearts, a God who transfigures the ugly into beauty. Complaint is the bitter howl of unbelief in any benevolent God in this moment, a distrust in the love-beat of the Father's heart. Ann Voskamp

A father inquires whether his boy can construe Homer, if he understands Horace, and can taste Virgil; but how seldom does he ask, or examine, or think whether he can restrain his passions, - whether he is grateful, generous, humane, compassionate, just and benevolent. Mary Hervey

Benevolent patriarchy is still patriarchy. Elizabeth A. Johnson

I'm a benevolent dictator. Harvey Weinstein

Tracing the progress of mankind in the ascending path of civilization, and moral and intellectual culture, our fathers found that the divine ordinance of government, in every stage of the ascent, was adjustable on principles of common reason to the actual condition of a people, and always had for its objects, in the benevolent councils of the divine wisdom, the happiness, the expansion, the security, the elevation of society, and the redemption of man. They sought in vain for any title of authority of man over man, except of superior capacity and higher morality. William M. Evarts

He who wishes to be benevolent will not be rich. Mencius

I am a misanthrope yet utterly benevolent. Alfred Nobel

What can a man do with music who is not benevolent? Confucius

It is much easier to become a father than to be one. Kent Nerburn

It's something families could do together. They can be passed on from father to son, or father to daughter. Don Williams

There is no good father who would want to resemble our Heavenly Father. Denis Diderot

You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together. Erika Cosby

I loved my mother and father. Roger Moore

Being a father is just wonderful. Sam Trammell

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week. Mario Cuomo

It was my father who taught me to value myself... Dawn French

If you have a sorrow that you cannot tell to anyone, you can go to our Father in Heaven. Johanna Spyri

We best serve our Father in Heaven by righteously influencing others and serving them. Richard G Scott

We are never alone when we stand with our Father in Heaven. Thomas S Monson

My father died in my arms. That's tumult. That's everything exploding. Richard Ford



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