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Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
- Ruskin, John
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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.
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.

3.
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

4.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
Thomson, James

5.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
Weil, Simone

6.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

7.
I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.
Atkinson, Brooks

8.
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

9.
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

10.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Cowper, William

11.
A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
Thomson, James

12.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Melbourne, Lord

13.
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.

14.
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

15.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Shedd, Charlie

16.
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.

17.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
Ingersoll, Robert Green

18.
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

19.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Penn, William

20.
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

21.
Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
Ruskin, John

22.
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

23.
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

24.
The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
Wesley, John

25.
I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
Wilder, Billy

26.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.

27.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
Chadwick, Henry

28.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.

29.
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

30.
And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
Defoe, Daniel

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

33.
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?

34.
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.

35.
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

36.
Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?
Poster In Dayton, Ohio

37.
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

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

40.
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

41.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Fuller, Thomas

42.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
Carey, George

43.
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

44.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Carlyle, Thomas

45.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard

46.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Beecher, Henry Ward

47.
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.

48.
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

49.
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.

50.
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


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