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Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider
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"Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider"

- Saint Augustine

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This quote by Saint Augustine is a metaphor that compares the relationship between will and grace to that of a horse and its rider. Will is compared to the horse, which is the automobile that brings the rider, or grace. The horse depends on the rider to supply direction and guidance, and the rider depends on the horse to offer the methods of transportation. In the same way, will is the lorry that brings grace, and grace is the instructions and assistance that will needs in order to work. Will is the power to act, but without grace, it is powerless. Grace is the magnificent influence that allows us to do what is right and excellent, and without will, it is unable to be put into action. The quote is a pointer that both will and grace are required for us to live a life of function and significance.

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This quote is written / told by Saint Augustine between November 13, 354 and August 28, 430. He was a famous Saint from Rome. The author also have 55 other quotes.

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