Quotes of Church

“ 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. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ There's a lot of churches that hide their dirty laundry under the rug, and I know about that from being in the church 27 years. Oh, yeah. ”

- Al Green

“ An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars. ”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“ Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel. ”

- Martin Luther

“ There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons — That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes — . ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ The Church says the Earth is flat. But I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the Moon. And I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church. ”

- Magellan

“ I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges. ”

- George Carey

“ The local church is the outcrop of the church universal. ”

- Peter T. Forsyth

“ What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four. ”

- O. S. Hawkins

“ 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. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. ”

- Frank Lloyd Wright

“ Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God. ”

- Lenny Bruce

“ I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. ”

- George Carlin

“ When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important. ”

- J. Krishnamarti

“ Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back. ”

- Charles de Gaulle

“ A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. ”

- L. L. Nash

“ A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ My favoured temple is in an humble heart. ”

- Philip James Bailey

“ A church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility. ”

- Henry Chadwick

“ A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan. ”

- Mary Daly

“ Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man. ”

- Dwight L. Moody

“ Do you see this egg? With this you can topple every theological theory, every church or temple in the world. ”

- Denis Diderot

“ He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic. ”

- Kingsley Amis

“ I don't go to church; kneeling bags my nylons. ”

- Billy Wilder

“ I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work. ”

- Brooks Atkinson

“ In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs. ”

- Simone Weil

“ It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any. ”

- William Penn

“ 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. ”

- Vance Havner

“ 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. ”

- Edward Norman
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