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He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
- Amis, Kingsley
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Best Quotes about Churches

1.
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Smith, Sydney

2.
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

3.
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

4.
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.

5.
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

6.
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

7.
Archbishop -- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
Mencken, H. L.

8.
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
Johnson, Samuel

9.
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

10.
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

11.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
Thomson, James

12.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.

13.
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

14.
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

15.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.
Havner, Vance

16.
The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
Wotton, Sir Henry

17.
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

18.
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

19.
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.

20.
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

21.
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.

22.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

23.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
Voltaire

24.
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

25.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
Carey, George

26.
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?

27.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
Weil, Simone

28.
My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

29.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
Chadwick, Henry

30.
What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.
Hawkins, O. S.

31.
Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.
Graham, Billy

32.
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.

33.
A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
Thomson, James

34.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Beecher, Henry Ward

35.
I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
Wilder, Billy

36.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Melbourne, Lord

37.
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.

38.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard

39.
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.
Moody, Dwight L.

40.
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
Stevenson, Robert Louis

41.
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

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 parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Cowper, William

44.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Penn, William

45.
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

46.
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

47.
I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.
Atkinson, Brooks

48.
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

49.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
Amis, Kingsley

50.
Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?
Poster In Dayton, Ohio


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