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Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
- Gaulle, Charles De
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Best Quotes about Churches

1.
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

2.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
Ingersoll, Robert Green

3.
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

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.
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.

6.
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.

7.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.

8.
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.

9.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Carlyle, Thomas

10.
Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?
Poster In Dayton, Ohio

11.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

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

13.
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

14.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
Weil, Simone

15.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
Amis, Kingsley

16.
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

17.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
Proverb, French

18.
The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
Pound, Ezra

19.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Melbourne, Lord

20.
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.

21.
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

22.
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.

23.
His creed no parson ever knew, for this was still his simple plan, to have with clergymen to do as little as a Christian can.
Doyle, Sir Francis

24.
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?

25.
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

26.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Joyce, James

27.
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

28.
Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
Proverb, Irish

29.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
Thomson, James

30.
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
Johnson, Samuel

31.
The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
Wotton, Sir Henry

32.
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

33.
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Smith, Sydney

34.
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

35.
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

36.
Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out.
Havner, Vance

37.
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.

38.
A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
Thomson, James

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

40.
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

41.
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

42.
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

43.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Cowper, William

44.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Fuller, Thomas

45.
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

46.
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

47.
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

48.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Penn, William

49.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Fielding, Henry

50.
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


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