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BLESSEDNESS
[ Also see Blessings Delight Glory Grace Happiness Holiness Joy Misery Perfection ]

'T is not for mortals, always to be blest.
      - John Armstrong

Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires.
      - Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)

Blest is he whose heart is the home of the great dead and their great thoughts.
      - Philip James Bailey

The harvest song of inward peace.
      - Mrs. Anna Letitia Barbauld

There is in man a higher than love of happiness; he can do without happiness, and instead thereof find blessedness.
      - Thomas Carlyle

He alone is blessed who never was born.
      - Matthew Prior

Blessedness is a whole eternity older than damnation.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

The beloved of the Almighty are the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.
      - Moslih Eddin (Muslih-un-Din) Saadi (Sadi)

True blessedness consisteth in a good life and a happy death.
      - Solon

And let me tell you that every misery I miss is a new blessing.
      - Izaak Walton

Of this blest man, let his just praise be given,
  Heaven was in him, before he was in Heaven.
      - Izaak Walton,
        written of Dr. Richard Sibbes' in a copy of Sibbes' "The Returning Backslider"


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