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The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
- Voltaire
Churches Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Churches

1.
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

2.
A full-dressed ecclesiastic is a sort of go-cart of divinity; an ethical automaton. A clerical prig is, in general, a very dangerous as well as contemptible character. The utmost that those who thus habitually confound their opinions and sentiments with the outside coverings of their bodies can aspire to, is a negative and neutral character, like wax-work figures, where the dress is done as much to the life as the man, and where both are respectable pieces of pasteboard, or harmless compositions of fleecy hosiery.
Hazlitt, William

3.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.

4.
It is indolence... Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.
Austen, Jane

5.
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Smith, Sydney

6.
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

7.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.

8.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Shedd, Charlie

9.
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.
Moody, Dwight L.

10.
Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
Proverb, Irish

11.
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

12.
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

13.
The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
Wotton, Sir Henry

14.
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

15.
My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

16.
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

17.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Cowper, William

18.
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

19.
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.

20.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
Chadwick, Henry

21.
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.

22.
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.

23.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.
Havner, Vance

24.
Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?
Poster In Dayton, Ohio

25.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard

26.
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.

27.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
Carey, George

28.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.

29.
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

30.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

31.
Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.
Luther, Martin

32.
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

33.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Joyce, James

34.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Fuller, Thomas

35.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Carlyle, Thomas

36.
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

37.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
Thomson, James

38.
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

39.
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

40.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Melbourne, Lord

41.
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

42.
Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you could do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint could think he understood.
Pound, Ezra

43.
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.

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

45.
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

46.
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

47.
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

48.
The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
Wesley, John

49.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
Ingersoll, Robert Green

50.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Fielding, Henry


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