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How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is I will see you in the vestry after service.
- Smith, Sydney
Churches Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Churches

1.
Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.
Luther, Martin

2.
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

3.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Melbourne, Lord

4.
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.

5.
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

6.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.
Havner, Vance

7.
A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
Mencken, H. L.

8.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Cowper, William

9.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Fielding, Henry

10.
She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.
Walker, Alice

11.
A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
Thomson, James

12.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
Weil, Simone

13.
But a priest's life is not supposed to be well-rounded; it is supposed to be one-pointed -- a compass, not a weathercock.
Huxley, Aldous

14.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.

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.
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.

17.
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
Johnson, Samuel

18.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Fuller, Thomas

19.
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

20.
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
John Paul II

21.
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

22.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
Proverb, French

23.
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

24.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
Amis, Kingsley

25.
Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.
Graham, Billy

26.
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

27.
The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
Wotton, Sir Henry

28.
What is wrong with priests and popes is that instead of being apostles and saints, they are nothing but empirics who say I know instead of I am learning, and pray for credulity and inertia as wise men pray for skepticism and activity.
Shaw, George Bernard

29.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

30.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
Ingersoll, Robert Green

31.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.

32.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard

33.
Archbishop -- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
Mencken, H. L.

34.
Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?
Poster In Dayton, Ohio

35.
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

36.
I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.
Atkinson, Brooks

37.
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

38.
The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
Wesley, John

39.
Here, the churches seemed to shrink away into eroding corners. They seem to have ceased to be essential parts of American life. They no longer give life. It is the huge buildings of commerce and trade which now align the people to attention. These in their massive manner of steel and stone say, Come unto me all ye who labor, and we will give you work.
O'Casey, Sean

40.
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

41.
Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
Proverb, Irish

42.
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

43.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Joyce, James

44.
My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

45.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.

46.
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

47.
The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.
Moody, Dwight L.

48.
I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
Wilder, Billy

49.
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.

50.
It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.
Havner, Vance


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