„God has given the salt lick to the deer; and He has given to man, red-skin and white, the delicious spring at which to slake his thirst.“

—  James Fenimore Cooper, The Pathfinder (1840)
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„God has given to man no sharper spur to victory than contempt of death.“

—  Hannibal military commander of Carthage during the Second Punic War -247 - -183 a.C.
As quoted by Livy, :la:s:Ab Urbe Condita/liber XXI 44, as translated by Aubrey De Sélincourt, in The War with Hannibal (1965).

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„True love's the gift which God has given
To man alone beneath the heaven“

—  Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
Context: True love's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven: It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly; It liveth not in fierce desire, With dead desire it doth not die; It is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart, and mind to mind In body and in soul can bind. Canto V, stanza 13.

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„God, who has given me so many Kingdoms to govern, has not given me a son fit to govern them.“

—  Philip II of Spain King of Spain who became King of England by marriage to Queen Mary I 1527 - 1598
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„Those people cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them because they see and covet what He has not given them. All of our discontents for what we want appear to me to spring from want of thankfulness for what we have.“

—  Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
Context: I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition, and less upon the dark side, and to consider what I enjoyed rather than what I wanted; and this gave me sometimes such secret comforts, that I cannot express them; and which I take notice of here, to put those discontented people in mind of it, who cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them, because they see and covet something that He has not given them. All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have. Ch. 9, A Boat.

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„There is nothing that God has judged good for us that He has not given us the means to accomplish, both in the natural and the moral world.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 261

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„God has given us Jimmy Carter.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
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„The U. S. is the greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the earth.“

—  Sean Hannity American television host, conservative political commentator 1961
Hannity's America (6 June 2008) http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/174546/june-19-2008/sean-hannity-loves-america