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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
Churches Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Churches

1.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
Thomson, James

2.
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

3.
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

4.
The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
Wotton, Sir Henry

5.
I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.
Atkinson, Brooks

6.
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

7.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Melbourne, Lord

8.
Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.
Graham, Billy

9.
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

10.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard

11.
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.

12.
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

13.
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

14.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Beecher, Henry Ward

15.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
Cowper, William

16.
My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

17.
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

18.
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

19.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

20.
Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.
Luther, Martin

21.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Fuller, Thomas

22.
The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
Pound, Ezra

23.
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

24.
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

25.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
Ingersoll, Robert Green

26.
A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
Thomson, James

27.
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

28.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
Chadwick, Henry

29.
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

30.
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

31.
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?

32.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Fielding, Henry

33.
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

34.
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

35.
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.

36.
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

37.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.

38.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
Proverb, French

39.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.

40.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
Amis, Kingsley

41.
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

42.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
Weil, Simone

43.
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

44.
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.

45.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
Voltaire

46.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.

47.
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

48.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
Carey, George

49.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Penn, William

50.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Carlyle, Thomas


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