Quotes of Clergyman

“ Feast of William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1944 The principle of sacrifice is that we choose to do or to suffer what apart from our love we should not choose to do or to suffer. ”

- William Temple

“ Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practise! ”

- Lord Byron

“ 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

“ Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis "good works" make the man. ”

- Eliza Cook

“ The fate of a nation has often depended on the good or bad digestion of a prime minister. ”

- Voltaire

“ No preacher is listened to but time, which gives us the same train and turn of thought that elder people have in vain tried to put into our heads before. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ The Duke of Wellington brought to the post of first minister immortal fame; a quality of success which would almost seem to include all others. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Commemoration of Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, teacher, 1872 The truth is that every man is in Christ; the condemnation of every man is that he will not own the truth, he will not act as if it were true, that except he were joined with Christ, he could not think, breathe, live a single hour. ”

- Frederick Denison Maurice

“ Feast of the Venerable Bede, Priest, Monk of Jarrow, Historian, 735 Commemoration of Aldhelm, Abbot of Mamsbury, Bishop of Sherborne, 709 Life is at its noblest and its best when our effort cooperates with God's grace to produce the necessary loveliness. ”

- William Barclay

“ The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds. ”

- Edgar A. Guest

“ The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine. ”

- Bible

“ A man who is good enough to go to heaven is not good enough to be a clergyman. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics. ”

- Gregory Nunn

“ 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. ”

- Sir Francis Doyle

“ The clergyman is expected to be a kind of human on Sunday. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman' who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman and need not commit himself to any religious belief. ”

- Evelyn Waugh

“ Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even. ”

- Bible

“ Bishop Long has never received the legal amount of compensation he is due by law,... How To Maximize Your Clergy Salary and Benefits Package. ”

- David Epstein

“ An interim government was set up in Afghanistan. It included two women, one of whom was Minister of Women's Affairs. Man, who'd she have to show here ankles to to get that job? ”

- Tina Fey

“ I'd be prouder still to say I was Canada's 10th woman prime minister. ”

- Kim Campbell

“ Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world. ”

- Walter Bagehot

“ Justice is the only worship.Love is the only priest. ”

- Robert G. Ingersoll

“ If there is no Hell a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses. ”

- William A. Sunday

“ Missionaries are perfect nuisances and leave every place worse than they found it. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ Woman! The peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification! ”

- Helen Rowland

“ That no Italian priest Shall tithe or toll in our dominions. - King John. Act iii. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ And I definitely wanted to be a writer, but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources, I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest. ”

- Thomas Keneally

“ This is a very serious matter — that you have Syrian involvement in the assassination of the former prime minister Rafiq Hariri. ”

- Condoleezza Rice

“ Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me? ”

- Annie Dillard
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