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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
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Best Quotes about Churches

1.
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

2.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Fielding, Henry

3.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Shedd, Charlie

4.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

5.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
Voltaire

6.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
Amis, Kingsley

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

8.
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

9.
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

10.
Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.
Luther, Martin

11.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Penn, William

12.
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

13.
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Smith, Sydney

14.
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

15.
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

16.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.

17.
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

18.
The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
Wotton, Sir Henry

19.
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

20.
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.

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

22.
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

23.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
Chadwick, Henry

24.
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

25.
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

26.
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

27.
My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

28.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
Weil, Simone

29.
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

30.
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

31.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Fuller, Thomas

32.
Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
Proverb, Irish

33.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Cowper, William

34.
The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
Pound, Ezra

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

36.
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.
Moody, Dwight L.

37.
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.

38.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Beecher, Henry Ward

39.
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

40.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.

41.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard

42.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
Proverb, French

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.
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.

45.
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.

46.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
Carey, George

47.
Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
Ruskin, John

48.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Joyce, James

49.
The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
Wesley, John

50.
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
Johnson, Samuel


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