Quotes of Clergy

“ A successful woman preacher was once asked 'what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry?' 'Not one,' she answered, 'except the lack of a minister's wife.'. ”

- Anna Garlin Spencer

“ It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation. ”

- Jane Austen

“ You must believe in God in spite of what the clergy say. ”

- Benjamin Jowett

“ I shall always be a priest of love. ”

- D. H. Lawrence

“ Literary Men are... a perpetual priesthood. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. ”

- Denis Diderot

“ I found that the clergy did not understand their own book. ”

- Robert Ingersoll

“ In an attempt to bring industrial harmony and peace, the Ministry of Finance was persuaded that it was possible without disrupting the news to our creditors to advance the $1,300 and the Prime Minister agreed. ”

- Fred Mitchell

“ I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned. ”

- Shimon Peres

“ My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you. ”

- Benjamin Jowett

“ But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did - of course, television when I was growing up, there was no television. So I didn't know anything about it. ”

- Pat Robertson

“ A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend-and he's a priest. ”

- Erma Bombeck

“ But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. ”

- Bible

“ Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest. ”

- Pat Buchanan

“ Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest. ”

- Patrick Buchanan

“ Art is not a pastime but a priesthood. ”

- Jean Cocteau

“ And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites. ”

- Bible

“ And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts. ”

- Bible

“ And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark. ”

- Bible

“ I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem. ”

- Bible

“ One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession, the priesthood has very serious problems. They are not new. They did not develop yesterday or last year. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. ”

- Carl Edward Sagan

“ My mother said to me, if you go into the military, you will become a general. If you go into the clergy, you will become Pope. Instead, I became an artist, and I am Piccaso. ”

- Pablo Piccaso

“ 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. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ People with high ideals don't necessarily make good politicians. If clean politics is so important, we should leave the job to scientists and the clergy. ”

- Michio Watanabe

“ An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. ”

- Rudyard Kipling

“ And I was very interested in the priesthood. ”

- Thomas Keneally

“ The poet is the priest of the invisible. ”

- Wallace Stevens

“ The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions. ”

- Isaac Newton
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