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



Best Quotes about Churches

1.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Penn, William

2.
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.

3.
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.

4.
Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?
Poster In Dayton, Ohio

5.
Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.
Luther, Martin

6.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard

7.
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

8.
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

9.
A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
Thomson, James

10.
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

11.
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

12.
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

13.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.

14.
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

15.
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.

16.
And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
Defoe, Daniel

17.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.

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

19.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Fielding, Henry

20.
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

21.
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

22.
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

23.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Melbourne, Lord

24.
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

25.
The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.
Murdoch, Iris

26.
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

27.
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

28.
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.

29.
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

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

32.
Archbishop -- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
Mencken, H. L.

33.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Shedd, Charlie

34.
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
Johnson, Samuel

35.
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Smith, Sydney

36.
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

37.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Carlyle, Thomas

38.
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

39.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
Weil, Simone

40.
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
Gaulle, Charles De

41.
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

42.
Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
Ruskin, John

43.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.

44.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
Chadwick, Henry

45.
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

46.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.
Havner, Vance

47.
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

48.
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

49.
The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
Wotton, Sir Henry

50.
The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
Wesley, John


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