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A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
- Daly, Mary
Churches Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Churches

1.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Fielding, Henry

2.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.

3.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
Chadwick, Henry

4.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
Thomson, James

5.
A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
Thomson, James

6.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Beecher, Henry Ward

7.
Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
Ratzinger, Cardinal Joseph

8.
One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.
Tozer, A. W.

9.
Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God.
Calvin, John

10.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
Amis, Kingsley

11.
Archbishop -- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
Mencken, H. L.

12.
A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.
Selden, John

13.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.
Havner, Vance

14.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
Carey, George

15.
A group touring Westminster Abbey in London heard the guide list the famous people buried within its walls. During a momentary silence a little old lady's voice blurted out loud and clear, Anybody been saved here lately?

16.
Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.
Luther, Martin

17.
I'm a priest, not a priestess. Priestess implies mumbo jumbo and all sorts of pagan goings-on. Those who oppose us would love to call us priestesses. They can call us all the names in the world -- it's better than being invisible.
Heyward, Carter

18.
The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
Johnson, Lyndon B.

19.
Many are called but few are chosen. There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.
Norman, Edward

20.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.

21.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard

22.
If church prelates, past or present, had even an inkling of physiology they'd realize that what they term this inner ugliness creates and nourishes the hearing ear, the seeing eye, the active mind, and energetic body of man and woman, in the same way that dirt and dung at the roots give the plant its delicate leaves and the full-blown rose.
O'Casey, Sean

23.
Those who marry God can become domesticated too -- it's just as hum-drum a marriage as all the others. The word Love means a formal touch of the lips as in the ceremony of the Mass, and Ave Marialike dearest is a phrase to open a letter. This marriage like the world's marriages was held together by habits and tastes shared in common between God and themselves -- it was God's taste to be worshipped and their taste to worship, but only at stated hours like a suburban embrace on a Saturday night.
Greene, Graham

24.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Carlyle, Thomas

25.
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
Johnson, Samuel

26.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.

27.
Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?
Poster In Dayton, Ohio

28.
The church exists to train its member through the practice of the presence of God to be servants of others, to the end that Christlikeness may become common property.
Brown, William Adams

29.
We praise Him, we bless Him, we adore Him, we glorify Him, and we wonder who is that baritone across the aisle and that pretty woman on our right who smells of apple blossoms. Our bowels stir and our cod itches and we amend our prayers for the spiritual life with the hope that it will not be too spiritual.
Cheever, John

30.
Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.
King Jr. Martin Luther

31.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
Proverb, French

32.
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
Swift, Jonathan

33.
It's about time we quit playing church in these services that start at eleven o clock sharp and end at twelve o clock dull.
Havner, Vance

34.
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.
Moody, Dwight L.

35.
The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal.
Havner, Vance

36.
The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation; and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them.
Ruskin, John

37.
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

38.
My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

39.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
Ingersoll, Robert Green

40.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

41.
An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

42.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Cowper, William

43.
The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.
Brown, Robert Mcafee

44.
And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
Defoe, Daniel

45.
His creed no parson ever knew, for this was still his simple plan, to have with clergymen to do as little as a Christian can.
Doyle, Sir Francis

46.
The Christian church is a society of sinners. It is the only society in the world, membership in which is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership.
Morrison, Charles C.

47.
The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years.
Spong, John

48.
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.

49.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
Voltaire

50.
I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
Wilder, Billy


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