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«Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared.»
Author: Dennis Prager
, The World I
«Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.»
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
«We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; / Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; / Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.»
«And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: / And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? / He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, / Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.»
«We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed»
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«We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed»
«Art thou poor, yet hast thou golden slumbers? / O sweet content! / Art thou rich, yet is thy mind perplexed? / O punishment!»
«We were wise indeed, could we discern truly the signs of our own time; and by knowledge of its wants and advantages, wisely adjust our own position in it. Let us, instead of gazing idly into the obscure distance, look calmly around us, for a little, on the perplexed scene where we stand. Perhaps, on a more serious inspection, something of its perplexity will disappear, some of its distinctive characters and deeper tendencies more clearly reveal themselves; whereby our own relations to it, our own true aims and endeavors in it, may also become clearer.»
Author: Thomas Carlyle
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