Quotes and Sayings about Christian



"The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Missionaries)

"Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history."
- Ralph Abernathy
(Related: Change, History)

"I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Christian, Church, Bible, Beliefs)

"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

"The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, God, Belief, Christian, World)

"One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Faith, Christian, First, Problems, states, United)

"If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message."
- Moustapha Akkad
(Related: War, Christianity, Blame, Religious, Terror)

"The Christian is not one who has gone all the way with Christ. None of us has. The Christian is one who has found the right road."
- Charles L. Allen
(Related: Christian, Right, Road)

"I belong to a church and I try to do my Christian duty, so I am against alcohol... But we need the tax money."
- Walter Allen
(Related: Money, Christian, Church, Alcohol, Duty, Tax)

"Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: News, Profit, Running)

"What we do and say and show really matters."
- Christiane Amanpour
"U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Acquaintance, Now, Order, Soldiers, Will)

"In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Children)

"In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Society, Fact, Play, Russia, states)

"In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has been based on the emerging free press."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Democracy, Press, Reform)

"Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Children, Conviction, Passion)

"Little did we know then that CNN would become the big league."
- Christiane Amanpour
"'m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Being, Day, Honor, News, Tradition)

"If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Responsibility)

"Our industry has invested so much money in technology that perhaps it's time to invest in talent, in people."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Money, Technology, Time, Talent, People)

"They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Force, Journalism)

"We do it because we're committed, because we're believers."
- Christiane Amanpour
"We hear foreign accents on CNN. It's crazy, it's wild, who knows, maybe they'll take you because you certainly don't fit in, in the American spectrum of news."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: American, News)

"We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Leadership, Power, Press)

"We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Fear)

"We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Mistake, Revolution, World)

"For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned?"
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Country, Crime, Leading, Murder)

"And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Journalism, Television, World)

"If we have no respect for our viewers, then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do?"
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Respect)

"And I really believe good journalism is good business."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Business, Journalism)

"And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story."
- Christiane Amanpour
"Because if we the storytellers don't do this, then the bad people will win."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: People, Will)

"But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Years)

"But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k. for the most important country in the world, the United States, which affects every other country in the world."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Country, Self, states, United, World)

"Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Trust, People, Profession, states, United)

"I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: End, Events, Living)

"I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: War, Past, Years, Zone)

"I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Family, Love, Admiration, Company, Past, Respect, Years)

"I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me. At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace, and my passion as a war correspondent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: War, Passion, Planning, Road)

"I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Tea)

"I'm not an American but I have always had the outsiders' respect for the American people and the American way."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: People, American, Respect)

"I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Thought, People)

"I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do my job it'll even see the light of air, if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Experience, Job, Light, Network)

"My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Life)

"Travelling expands the mind rarely."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Mind)

"Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Time, People, Children, Will)

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Life)

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Freedom, Living)

"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Life, God, Man)

"Where words fail, music speaks."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Music, Words)

"Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg."
- Hans Christian Anderson
(Related: Being)

"Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Anderson
(Related: Freedom, Living)

"You know, I'm a Christian and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Faith, God, Purpose, Christian)

"With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)

"Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

"Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Society, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Liberal)

"It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Christian, Blessings, Duty, Lust, World)

"In short, all things that please the natural man in this world, are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations, allurements of sin and snares of death, that continually exercise his virtue."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Death, Virtue, Christian, Exercise, Man, Sin, Temptations, World)

"My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Men, Hope, Christian, Boys, Will)

"Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Religion, Christian, Rebellion)

"Obama was 200 percent advertising. I promote myself to sell my brands. Because now I am a kind of celeb. I am in a different world than the fashion industry. I am with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Madonna. I build me as a celebrity."
- Christian Audigier
(Related: Advertising, Celebrity, Fashion, Now, World)

"Everyone drinks more during a recession; they want to forget."
- Christian Audigier
(Related: Drinks, Forget, Want)

"Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Christianity, Lust)

"You don't have to be dowdy to be a Christian."
- Tammy Faye Bakker
(Related: Christian)

"I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Life, Christian, Contradiction, Freedom, Ideals, Liberty, Teaching)

"I'm a Jewish born-again Christian."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Christian)

"What is happening within Christianity is that it doesn't know it needs to promote itself."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Christianity, Needs)

"You gotta love these Christians, they're humble people."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Love, People)

"Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Acting, Environment, Nothing)

"It's got to do with putting yourself in other people's shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Acting, Empathy)

"The point of having a director is that they make the final decision; it's their point of view, they set the rhythm and they make the final decisions."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Decision, Decisions)

"Nuclear apocalypse - who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Actors)

"No, only disappointment in myself on those occasions I didn't manage to rise to the occasion as I felt I should've done. I can always see how to do it, and then the challenge is, Can I manage that each and every day?"
- Christian Bale
(Related: Challenge, Day, Disappointment)

"My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Character, Hope, Difference, Ethics, Film, Obsession, Saying, Will)

"It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Actors, Fools)

"There have been many times when you spend a number of months and the finished product is not what you wanted to see. And 'Batman Begins' was what I wanted to see."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Months)

"It's not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me."
- Christian Bale
"There are movies that require fantasy and slightly more fantastical acting. Lines that are good for certain movies, in real life circumstances, would be absolutely unbelievable things to really say, and you would look at these people like they're freaks for conversing that way. But somehow for certain styles of movies, it works, and it seems fine."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Movies, People, Acting, Circumstances, Fantasy)

"It's about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That's partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they've done before."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Waiting)

"In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Movies, Doubt, Interest, Romantic)

"In everyday life, my wife is the most wonderful. We're in love with each other beyond belief."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Love, Life, Wife, Belief)

"If everyone really knew what a jerk I am in real life, I wouldn't be so adored in the slightest."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life)

"I've had some painful experiences in my life, but I feel like I'm trivializing them by using them for a scene in a movie. I don't want to do that. It just makes me feel kind of dirty for having done that."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Want)

"I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous."
- Christian Bale
(Related: English, Famous, World)

"The interesting thing about a movie is the movie."
- Christian Bale
"We are starting off with our own different characters and our own laws and everything, looking at Bruce Wayne and how he came to be the person that he was and how he comes to be this man that jumps around in the Bat suit."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Laws, Man)

"What the hell kind of man decides to dress up as a bat and run around the city? There's got to be something a little bit loose in there."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Dress, Hell, Man)

"When it comes to films, people often don't differentiate between the message of a bad central character and the message of the film itself. They are two separate things."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Character, Film)

"You're creating a different world and the actor's job is to be able to convince the audience to enter into that world, whether it be actually something that you recognize from your own life or not."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Actor, Job, World)

"So yeah, a good director will be able to listen and hear everything, but have a confident vision of his own that he can say, 'oh yeah - that's a great point.' And you never know; often you can help far more than you think you can, because there's so much more that he's juggling than an actor."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Vision, Actor, Help, Will)

"I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway."
- Christian Bale
"I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn't have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, People, Attitude, End, Living, Theory)

"An actor should never be larger than the film he's in."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Actor, Film)

"I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Past, Thinking, Want, Years)

"I never want to turn something down because I'm afraid to do it, because of some idea of image or whatever. That was never anything I set out to do. In fact, the opposite, I always want to confuse people in terms of any kind of image and be unpredictable in any kind of movie I make."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Idea, Fact, Want)

"I think trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing in the world a woman can do."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Trying, Woman, World)

"I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Sound, Writer)

"I never want to feel that I'm playing it safe."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Want)

"I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Idea, First)

"I will never say never, but I will say never to doing the more typical romantic comedies. You know, unless I'm getting audited and I'm on the street and I desperately need some dough and that's the only thing that I'm getting."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Romantic, Will)

"I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It's wonderful, isn't it?"
- Christian Bale
(Related: Movies, Idea, Character, Actor, Magic)

"All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Time, Giving, Obligation, Will)

"I have a fear of being boring."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Fear, Being)

"I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played - they're all really far from who I am."
- Christian Bale
"I don't personally look to my own life experiences for answers about how to play a scene."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Answers, Play)

"Essentially, I'm untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I'm going to be playing."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Imagination)

"But I learned that there's a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there's not much else that can really get to ya."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Character, Embarrassment)

"But I enjoyed getting sick, I didn't mind it at all. So in that short amount of time, I did actually go from 121 right back up to 180, which is way too fast obviously. And that resulted in some doctors visits to get things sorted out."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Time, Doctors, Mind, Right)

"'Batman' took 10 months to film, and by the time I stopped working on it, it took a long time before my English accent came out again. I was actually having to try for it."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Time, English, Film, Months)

"And being as I'm somebody who loves movies like The Machinist, I also love going along to big mass entertainment movies. I get in the mood for all kinds of movies, and so I like to try each of them."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Love, Movies, Being, Entertainment)

"A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?"
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Desire, Responsibility, Trying, Want)

"Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Society, Ideas, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Religious, Traditions)

"St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: God, Man, Philosophy)

"The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas: that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation. In the trinitarian dogma God is one, good, true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love, and Love supposes the one, the other, and their unity."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, God, Christian, Trinity, Unity)

"For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be for ever with Him."
- William Barclay
(Related: Christian, Heaven, Will)

"It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God."
- Albert Barnes
(Related: God, Truth, Heart, Christian, Bible, Learning)

"I am a makeup junkie... Yves St. Laurent, Christian Dior, and anything else that looks good."
- Julia Barr
(Related: Christian, Makeup)

"It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Forgiveness, Christian)

"Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Guests, Promise, Wood)

"Tony Hale is a devout Christian and is a complete retard when it comes to swearing. The script called for him to swear for about 30 seconds and he just couldn't do it."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Christian, Swearing)

"But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Art, Science, God, Christianity, Children, Contrast, Freedom)

"Thus in Christianity the alienation had become total, and it was this total alienation that was the biggest obstacle to the progress of self-consciousness."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Progress, Christianity, Alienation, Self)

"Of a very religious linebacker: He knocks the hell out of people, but in a Christian way."
- Sammy Baugh
(Related: People, Christian, Hell, Religious)

"The greater the conceptual significance of a literary product, the more it should be assumed that it is based on an idea that determines the whole, and that the deeper consciousness of the time to which it belongs is reflected in it."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: Time, Idea, Consciousness, Literary)

"Without philosophy, history is always for me dead and dumb."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: History, Dumb, Philosophy)

"It was my study of the two Corinthian letters that first caused me to concentrate my attention more directly on the relation of the apostle Paul to the older apostles."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: Attention, First, Letters, Study)

"It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general, but in particular about the writer's position with regard to these things, the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: Time, Ideas, Circumstances, Leading, Literary, Motives, Writer)

"Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization."
- August Bebel
(Related: Civilization, Christianity, Enemy, Liberty)

"A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Purpose, Christian, Man, Nothing, School)

"The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Education, Church, School)

"If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Christian, Man)

"Our Christian conviction is that Christ is also the messiah of Israel. Certainly it is in the hands of God how and when the unification of Jews and Christians into the people of God will take place."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: God, People, Christian, Conviction, Israel, Will)

"One can't understand the Christian Right and similar movements unless one sees them as reactive - they're reacting to what they call secular humanism."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Christian, Humanism, Right)

"For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Women, Thought, Christian, Church, Evil, Leaders, Saints)

"No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Civilization, Christian, Worth)

"The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness."
- William Blake
(Related: Forgiveness, Christianity, Glory)

"That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians."
- William Blake
(Related: God, Benefits, Right, Will)

"Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Family, People, Christianity)

"In speaking of Jesus, I must speak about Christianity because I do not think it possible or profitable to divide the two."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christianity)

"The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practicing Christians."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christianity)

"The real evidence is not practically speaking in scholarship but in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practising Christians. Their lives are the proofs of their beliefs."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christianity, Beliefs)

"This Christian poison hasn't stopped yet."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christian, Poison)

"For a Christian, Jesus is the unique and only way that God has fully revealed himself. For a Jew this cannot be."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: God, Christian)

"The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me, and attracted me."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Love, Religion, Christian)

"Christianity had two faces which bewildered me - two pictures which didn't fit."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christianity, Faces)

"I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Thought, Christian, Inventions, Shame)

"During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Home, War, Christianity, School, World, World war)

"I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christianity, Reform)

"I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven, heaven happened. These things changed my life. I owe them to my encounter with Christianity."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Life, Christianity, Heaven)

"I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Experience, Society, Christian, May, Open, Theology)

"I still go to a Christian priory for retreats."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christian)

"Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die."
- Anne Boleyn
(Related: People, Christian, Law, Man, Nothing, Will)

"Politics are not the task of a Christian."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Politics, Christian)

"Then the album created a tremendous furor and got me kicked off Christian television for two months, and then restored after they settled down and listened to the music and realized there was nothing wrong with it."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Music, Christian, Months, Nothing, Television, Wrong)

"How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Christian, Authority, Challenge, Military, Question, Schools, Students)

"Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell."
- Frank Borman
(Related: Christianity, Capitalism, Hell)

"National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable."
- Martin Bormann
(Related: Christianity, Socialism)

"The great artist is a slave to his ideals."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Artist, Ideals)

"Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Friend, Wine)

"When all else is lost, the future still remains."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Future)

"We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Nature, Limits, Trifle)

"We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Man, Past)

"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Fear, Ignorance)

"Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Burden)

"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Beauty, Life, Fear, Anxiety)

"The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Life)

"The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Men, Development, Law, Laws)

"The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
"They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Faith)

"The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Excess, Fire)

"As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Virtue, Affliction)

"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Determination, Failure, Succeed)

"Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Example, Followers, Reason)

"Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Courage, Cowardice)

"Doubt whom you will, but never yourself."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Doubt, Will)

"Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven's dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Man)

"False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Friends, Shadow)

"Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Truth, Fame, Words)

"Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Music, Food, Clothes, First, Want)

"Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Children)

"Living with a saint is more grueling than being one."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Being, Living)

"It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Kiss, Affection, Passion, Sweetness)

"It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Worship)

"In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Love, Successful, Ambition, Merit)

"Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Soul, Earth, Grave, Heaven, Lent, Will)

"Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Men, Fear, Wrong)

"In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Politics, Being, Merit)

"The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Soul, Body)

"Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Being, Wit, Witty)

"No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Happiness, Delusion, Man)

"A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Mistake, Discretion, Sound)

"Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Nature, Being, Eyes, Tears)

"Tearless grief bleeds inwardly."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Grief)

"Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Cure, Egotism, Name, Self, Sensibility)

"Our first and last love is self-love."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Love, First, Self)

"Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Imagination, Enemy)

"Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Culture, Extreme, Simplicity)

"I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Education, Religion, Belief, Christian, Christmas, Kids, Schools, Years)

"Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: Corruption, Old, Property, Sin)

"I cannot follow you Christians; for you try to crawl through your life upon your knees, while I stride through mine on my feet."
- Charles Bradlaugh
(Related: Life, Feet)

"A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider."
- Anne Bradstreet
(Related: Christian, Adversity, State)

"But my doubt would not be overcome. Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Christianity, Consciousness, Doubt, Horror, Madness, Sin)

"There is more criticism of puritanism, and more distance from Christian morality, than there has been before."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Morality, Christian, Criticism)

"Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Consistency, Christian, First)

"Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Music, Christianity)

"Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Heart, Belief, Christian, Questioning)

"How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Christianity, Errors, Principles)

"I'm not going to get in to an argument with anyone about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity, and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian - I'm just not interested in that argument."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Argument, Judaism)

"Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Science, Civilization, Development, Christianity, Years)

"I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: People, Christian, Struggle)

"The Epistles in the New Testament have all of them a particular reference to the condition and usages of the Christian world at the time they were written."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Time, Christian, New testament, World)

"The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Family, Religion, Health, Money, Christian, Chastity, Temper, Want)

"People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Religion, People, Christian, Hearing)

"The past was more Christian? At times perhaps, in others, though, no."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Christian, Past)

"For Europe, the fall of Communism has to be taken into account, and the fact that in the fight against Communism the recovery of Europe's Christian roots was the driving force."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Christian, Communism, Driving, Europe, Fact, Fight, Force)

"I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Christianity, May, Mind, Pleasure)

"The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around."
- Herb Caen
(Related: Time, Pain, Trouble)

"Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: Food, Christian, Bible, Spiritual, Vow)

"When you listen to Christian radio stations - and there are thousands of them now in the United States - and when you listen to Christian television networks - and there are thousands of Christian television shows across the country - they are all politically right."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Christian, Country, Now, Right, states, Television, United)

"What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians."
- Albert Camus
(Related: World)

"If there are Muslims who believe that they've got to kill Christians to make a way for the Islamic faith in the West, not only would they be disappointed, but it will lead to conflict, there's no doubt about that."
- George Carey
(Related: Faith, Conflict, Doubt, Will)

"I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part."
- George Carey
(Related: Christian, Being, Play)

"We must get back to a very strong Christianity... Christianity shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great."
- George Carey
(Related: Christianity, America, England)

"From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us."
- George Carey
(Related: Life, Love, God, People, Christian, Honor, Justice, Vulnerability, Want, World)

"I went to Montreal. My first gig went very badly. They just weren't laughing at anything. I found out they were a load of Christians, and it was a gig to raise money for a new church roof."
- Allan Carr
(Related: Money, Church, First)

"For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Faith, Christian, Concern, Future, May)

"God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction."
- Richard Cecil
(Related: Love, Experience, God, Hope, Christian, Affliction, Patience, Prayer)

"With two thousand years of Christianity behind him... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Ideas, Christianity, Deep, End, Man, March, Past, Soldiers, Years)

"An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Time, Christian, Earth, Heaven, May, Snow)

"By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty."
- Samuel Chase
(Related: Religion, Government, Christian, Liberty, Protection, Religious)

"Democracy, as has been said of Christianity, has never really been tried."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Christianity, Democracy)

"As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Christian, Necessity, Present)

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Christian)

"Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Christianity)

"Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Women, Work, Courage, Christian, Bravery, Respect, Years)

"The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers and even toward dissenters among themselves is shocking evidence of the function of that image in relation to values and behavior."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Values, Behavior)

"We don't hire ministers or priests to teach and care for us. This forces us to teach and care for each other - and in my view, this is the core of Christian living as Christ taught it."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Christian, Care, Living)

"Christine and I haven't raised our children. A whole community of selfless Christians has contributed to helping them become faithful, competent adults."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Children, Community)

"I'm used to working alone. Frankly with some of the actors I've worked with, I've felt like I was working alone."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Actors)

"If I didn't have to do it, I wouldn't have done it. If I had a million bucks in the bank, I wouldn't have done Playboy."
- Claudia Christian
"I'm gonna be a character in a Happy Meal."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Character)

"I'm more embarrassed about some of the films that I've been in than I am about Playboy. Playboy I'm actually quite proud of."
- Claudia Christian
"I'm too old to adapt to somebody else's ways."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Old)

"I give everyone the benefit of the doubt."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Doubt)

"Directors never give you anything."
- Claudia Christian
"I wish everyone was a sci-fi geek because then there would be no violence in the world. There'd be no wars. There'd only be people e-mailing each other."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: People, Violence, World)

"It's great when you find somebody you're compatible with, but I'm really into separate bedrooms. You live your life and I live mine."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Life)

"Occasionally if you do something extraordinary, the crew responds with spontaneous applause, but that's very rare."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Applause)

"Sci-fi nerds are respectful, honorable. You can trust them."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Trust)

"I've been doing theatre since I was 5 years old."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Old, Theatre, Years)

"You can't look in the face of adoration and be cruel."
- Claudia Christian
"The busier you are, the more interesting you are. The more you're off doing your thing and loving your job and your life, that's fascinating."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Life, Job)

"I've auctioned off many scripts and will continue to do so for good causes."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Causes, Will)

"Good stories flow like honey. Bad stories stick in the craw. A bad story? One that cannot be absorbed on the first time of reading."
- Arthur Christiansen
(Related: Time, First, Reading)

"News, news, news - that is what we want. You cannot beat news in a newspaper."
- Arthur Christiansen
(Related: News, Want)

"We never waste space saying, "On the one hand." We just state an opinion in a Godlike voice."
- Arthur Christiansen
(Related: Opinion, Saying, Space, State, Voice, Waste)

"There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday."
- John Clayton
(Related: Beauty, People, Positive, Christian, Holiday, May, Spirit, Thanksgiving)

"There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people, chosen people. There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for."
- John Clayton
(Related: People, Superiority)

"Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another."
- John Clayton
(Related: Time, God, Christian, Appreciation, Being, Buying, Giving, Thanksgiving, World)

"Could the one whom Christians worship be merely a mythological creation, or is he real? These questions have exercised many great minds and have been the dominant issue in New Testament studies during this century."
- John Clayton
(Related: Creation, New testament, Questions, Worship)

"Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Positive, Fact, Grace, Man, Thanksgiving)

"Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus."
- John Clayton
(Related: Writing)

"If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That's it."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Love, God, Heart, Christian, Bible, Mind)

"He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Truth, Christianity, Church, End, Will)

"Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Life, Christianity, Living, Philosophy, Theory)

"When you belong to a minority, you have to be better in order to have the right to be equal."
- Christiane Collage
(Related: Minority, Order, Right)

"Common sense is perhaps the most equally divided, but surely the most underemployed, talent in the world."
- Christiane Collage
(Related: Talent, Common sense, World)

"Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we're currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity."
- Charles Colson
(Related: People, Children, Day, Gifts, Humanity)

"It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he's telling them all different things."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: God, Christianity, Islam, Judaism)

"Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Faith, Thought, Action, Belief, Sense, Sin)

"Drinking bear is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's rebellion."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Christian, Being, Drinking, Rebellion)

"Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Christian, Slavery, Suffering, Want)

"In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales. I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Christian, Job)

"I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: God, Negative, Vision, Christian, Body, Focus, Light, Now)

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: War, Christianity, Cities, Countries, Leaders)

"Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: History, Education, Science, Wealth, Christianity, Democracy, Inheritance, Repetition, Years)

"As the power of Christianity declined through the centuries that have followed the Reformation, Calvinism played a less and less important part, while the new philosophies of mechanism and rationalism correspondingly increased."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Power, Christianity)

"A lot of people think Christianity is about always being perfect. It's actually the opposite of that. It's realizing that we're all humans, and that's why God sent his Son to this earth - to save people."
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: God, Son, People, Christianity, Being, Earth)

"We also need people like social workers, volunteers, the Christian Industrial League, drug treatment programs to make sure you are getting them a job. That's what you have to do. Otherwise, we just keep stepping around these things."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: People, Christian, Job, Treatment, Workers)

"My next project will be a Christian album, another one. I wrote the songs for the ones you're referring to, but I want to do some of my old gospel favorites. That's what my next album's going to be."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Christian, Old, Project, Songs, Want, Will)

"It's okay for Christians throughout centuries to exterminate races and for their priests to rape little kids throughout decades, but trying to give the people the power to think and be individual, that's evil?"
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Power, People, Evil, Kids, Trying)

"Every Christian will allow that sin is an evil, and that it is our duty not to commit sin."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Christian, Duty, Evil, Sin, Will)

"This truth of the gathering together of God's children is in Scripture seen realised in various localities, and in each central locality the Christians resident therein composed but one body: Scripture is perfectly clear on that head."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Truth, Children, Scripture)

"Jude has a very different character. It is not the cradle of Christianity, or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below. It does not keep its first estate."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Death, Character, Christianity, First)

"Yet humanitarianism is not a purely Christian movement any more than it is a purely humanist one."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Christian)

"Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Religion, Life, Positive, Christianity, Body, Culture, Destruction, Opinion)

"It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Christianity, Culture, Mission, Race)

"It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: History, Life, Nature, Christian, Doctrine, Human nature, Value)

"As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Religion, Christian, Culture, Idealism, Lies, Morals, Tradition)

"And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Faith, Christian, Old, Principles, State, Today, Tradition, Will)

"Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Life, Christian, Ethics, Humanism)

"I'm a committed Christian. I worship in my own way. That's my business. That's not the business of the pharisees who are going to preach to me about what I do and then do something else."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Business, Christian, Worship)

"I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Women, Thought, Christian, Country, Learning, World)

"I don't describe myself as a Christian or religious, but I like to think that how I live my life is honest."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Life, Christian, Religious)

"I don't enjoy. I suffer from enjoying. It's very Christian."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Christian)

"In the nineties I was doing those Blues Bureau records, but over the past two years, I have really gone back to my Christian roots and have been born again."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Christian, Past, Years)

"For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I'm great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Music, People, Christian, End, Now, Play, Songs, Vices)

"There are atheists and Christians, and there are people in both groups who are a little too heavy-handed."
- Andy Dick
(Related: People)

"Before I was known, I would go on stage and pretend I was other people. Once I pretended I was mentally handicapped. It was really wrong. One time I was a bad magician. And one time I pretended I was a Christian comic."
- Andy Dick
(Related: Time, People, Christian, Wrong)

"The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and very little of his children."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: God, Father, Apples, Children)

"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting."
- Christian Dior
(Related: Woman)

"Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest."
- Christian Dior
(Related: Beauty, Zest)

"Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely."
- Christian Dior
(Related: Women)

"The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail."
- Christian Dior
(Related: Will)

"My dream is to save women from nature."
- Christian Dior
(Related: Nature, Women, Dream)

"It seems true that the growth of science and secularism made organized Christianity feel under threat."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Science, Growth, Christianity)

"Stereotypes involving Christian identity, Christian persecution is so far back in history now that no one fears it being revived, unless you live in China, I guess."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: History, Christian, Being, Identity, Now, Persecution)

"If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Science, God, Truth, Christianity, Accident, Law)

"I'm a practicing Christian - and I'm going to keep practicing till I get it right - but I don't feel everyone has to practice the same religion that I do. You have a right to worship who you choose and how you choose to."
- Jane Elliot
(Related: Religion, Christian, Practice, Right, Worship)

"I've got news for you: There are going to be people other than Christians in the hereafter. What are you going to do about it? Are you not going to go?"
- Jane Elliot
(Related: People, News)

"In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Christianity, Affection, Chastity, Exercise, Intimacy, Romantic, Sexes)

"It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Heart, Christian, Desire, Nothing, Office)

"Christianity, to be effective in Japan, must change."
- Shusaku Endo
(Related: Change, Christianity)

"A lot of Republicans are white Christians, but the Republican Party is reaching out to Hispanics, and reaching out to blacks, and reaching out to Asians."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Party, Republican, Republicans)

"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Failure, Christian, Being)

"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Politics, Religion, Idea, Country, Devil, Running)

"I am a Christian."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Christian)

"Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Questions, Soldiers)

"Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith."
- Austin Farrer
(Related: Faith, Love, Christian, Acting)

"I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: Christian, Being, Christmas, Kindness)

"My whole damn family was nice. I don't think I've imagined it. It's true. Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists. Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Family, Christian, Church, Being, Relatives, Scientists)

"I found myself facing a Christian Science Reading Room. My God! It had been eight years. There had never been any renunciation of religion on my part, but like so many people, it was a gradual fading away."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Religion, Science, People, Christian, Reading, Renunciation, Years)

"I did not want to reject religion as nonsense because life seemed to have no ultimate purpose without it, and most of the good people I knew were Christians."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Life, Religion, People, Purpose, Nonsense, Want)

"I believed that English-speaking people had a divine mission to civilize the world by making it western, democratic and Christian."
- Luke Ford
(Related: People, Christian, English, Mission, World)

"And I did a movie called Basil with Jared Leto and Christian Slater."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Christian)

"When I started to sing, my mother would have me engaged to perform at the Women's Christian Temperance Union national or annual meetings. I would hate doing this because I wanted to play baseball or go off skiing."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Women, Mother, Christian, Baseball, Hate, Meetings, Play, Temperance)

"Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Change, Cause, Profit)

"I don't think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that's Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They're telling you to give them your money otherwise you're going to hell."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Money, Fear, Christian, Greed, Hell)

"A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him, and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure."
- John Foxe
(Related: Christian, Being, Mercy)

"When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory."
- John Foxe
(Related: Flowers, Glory, Heaven)

"We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those."
- John Frame
(Related: God, Christian, Conservative, Liberal, Liberty, Scripture, Students, Worship)

"The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life."
- Al Franken
(Related: Life, Christian, Culture, Extreme, Global warming, Hypocrisy, Poverty, Religious, Right)

"Yes, I'm a Judeo-Christian. Jesus and Moses are in my heart, and... both of them were independents, by the way."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Heart)

"Bach almost persuades me to be a Christian."
- Roger Fry
(Related: Christian)

"Whatever their defects, Christian fundamentalists have lived peacefully among us in America for several hundred years."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Christian, America, Years)

"Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Christianity, Ideals, World)

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Christ)

"Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying."
- Christian Furchtegott Gellert
(Related: Dying, Will)

"The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Religion, Christian, End, Will)

"I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Christianity, Today, Wonder)

"I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Christian, Right)

"The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'"
- Billy Graham
(Related: Life, God, Christian, Deep, Discouragement, Eyes, Moments, Prayer, Tears)

"Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children."
- Billy Graham
(Related: God, Mother, Character, Christian, Children, Influence)

"The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Christian, Feet, Praise, Service, Sound, Worship)

"A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Pet, Christian, Gossip)

"Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Christian, Being)

"I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Life, Anticipation, Clarity, Future)

"Do I think all contemporary Christian music is good? No."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Music, Christian)

"It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men and Christian believers should take respecting them, and how they stand related to beliefs of another order."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Men, Attitude, Christian, Beliefs, Order, Thoughtful)

"I think that the core doctrines of Christianity - the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Death, Life, Belief, Christianity, Fact)

"Let us hope that good authors who are bad Christians will find salvation through the books they write."
- Julien Green
(Related: Hope, Books, Salvation, Will)

"The proof that God has revealed himself to man by special and express communications, and that Christianity constitutes that revelation, is no part of these inquiries."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: God, Christianity, Man, Proof)

"In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in those who would investigate the truth of our religion, Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded to every branch of human science."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Science, Religion, Truth, Christianity, Candor, Mind, Nothing, Simplicity)

"In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Religion, Truth, Christian, Conviction, Discovery, Investigation, Mind, Open, Prejudice)

"My grandparents knew it was important that I understood Christianity and the Bible. But they never took me to church; they sent me to church."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Christianity, Church, Bible, Grandparents)

"It bothers me to know there is the possibility that I as a Christian would be not only an underdog, but that I would be trodden upon if I claimed that I was a Christian."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Possibility, Christian)

"I do wash my hands in innocency, before God and the face of you, good Christian people this day."
- Jane Grey
(Related: God, People, Christian, Day)

"I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I'm getting older I realize that I'm walking even closer with my God."
- Andy Griffith
(Related: God, Life, Mother, Christian, Now, Old, Walking, Years)

"It is no longer a question of a Christian going about to convert others to the faith, but of each one being ready to listen to the other and so to grow together in mutual understanding."
- Bede Griffiths
(Related: Faith, Christian, Being, Question, Understanding)

"The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Power, Blind, Doctrine, Obedience, Republicans)

"Only let the North exert as much moral influence over the South, as the South has exerted demoralizing influence over the North, and slavery would die amid the flame of Christian remonstrance, and faithful rebuke, and holy indignation."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Christian, Influence, Slavery)

"The soldier is summoned to a life of active duty and so is the Christian."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Life, Christian, Duty)

"The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Trust, God, Christian)

"Christianity is part of the Common Law of England."
- Matthew Hale
(Related: Christianity, England, Law)

"The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Strength, Virtue, Christianity, Obedience)

"Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity."
- David Hare
(Related: Strength, Virtue, Christianity, Obedience)

"The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration... Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin."
- Frank Harris
(Related: Love, Morality, Inspiration, Christian, Being, Churches, Goodness, Sin, Spirit)

"All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism. Christianity, of course, but why journalism?"
- Frank Harris
(Related: Age, Christianity, Faults, Journalism)

"Not just Christians and Jews, but also Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of many other religions believe in values like peace, respect, tolerance and dignity. These are values that bring people together and enable us to build responsible and solid communities."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Peace, People, Values, Dignity, Followers, Respect, Tolerance)

"As a Christian, there is no other part of the New Right ideology that concerns me more than its self-serving misuse of religious faith."
- Mark Hatfield
(Related: Faith, Christian, Ideology, Religious, Right, Self)

"The New Right, in many cases, is doing nothing less than placing a heretical claim on Christian faith that distorts, confuses, and destroys the opportunity for a biblical understanding of Jesus Christ and of his gospel for millions of people."
- Mark Hatfield
(Related: Faith, People, Opportunity, Christian, Nothing, Right, Understanding)

"I got one letter at the very beginning, like, in the first season, saying - from a woman who was very religious, very Christian, saying how wrong she thought the show was, but she thinks it's the funniest show on television."
- Sean Hayes
(Related: Thought, Christian, Beginning, First, Religious, Saying, Television, Woman, Wrong)

"Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Christianity, World)

"I was raised Catholic and I'm Presbyterian now, but I've always been a Christian, regardless of denomination. I believe that Jesus is the way."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Christian, Now)

"No form of Christianity is absolutely and only true."
- Frederick Henry Hedge
(Related: Christianity)

"I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Religion, Family, Christian, Now, Property)

"Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith which must be visible to be real! I gave the name to the collection of musicians who worked with me on the record."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Faith, Christian, Expression, Musicians, Name)

"I am, first of all, a Christian and, secondly, a person with very very serious personal opinion, so I'm motivated by many many things and, certainly, not by the need or desire to satisfy other people's ideas of who I am."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: People, Ideas, Christian, Desire, First, Opinion)

"I regard Christian and Jewish fundamentalism, and all other forms of fundamentalism, as the enemies of God - and I hope you'll quote me on that."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: God, Hope, Christian, Enemies)

"Then, certainly, to be a Christian is to love God above all, and our neighbour as ourselves."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Love, God, Christian)

"When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition."
- James Hillman
(Related: Family, Values, Christian, American, Talk, Tradition)

"Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: God, Devil, Poverty)

"As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Truth, Christian, Duty, Justice)

"It is a thoroughly anti-christian doctrine that the Spirit of God, and therefore the life and governing power of the Church, resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Life, Power, God, People, Church, Doctrine, Spirit)

"But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Religion, Christian, Meaning, Misleading, Words)

"Christianity is the greatest civilizing, moulding, uplifting power on this globe."
- Mark Hopkins
(Related: Power, Christianity)

"Christianity has always seemed to fight a losing battle against race."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: Christianity, Battle, Fight, Losing, Race)

"Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: People, Christianity, Friends, Heaven, Hell)

"The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake."
- Basil C. Hume
(Related: God, Love, Hope, Christian, Confidence, Easter, Goodness, Nothing)

"The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one."
- David Hume
(Related: Religion, Christian, Day, First, Miracles)

"To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most essential to being a sound, believing Christian."
- David Hume
(Related: Christian, Being, First, Letters, Man, Sound)

"I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians."
- David Hume
(Related: Enemies)

"I was making $50 a week as a house model at Christian Dior for nine months before I learned that photographic models made $50 an hour!"
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: Christian, Months)

"No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Optimism, Christian, Christianity, Radical)

"That is why, according to this newer psychology, Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission, and it is impossible for the modern man to understand its original significance."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Christianity, Man, Mission, Psychology)

"The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Time, Women, Values, Christian, Christianity, Beliefs, Diversity, Fact, Years)

"I come from a Christian faith. I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Faith, Christian, Beliefs)

"Having embraced Islam, I felt as if I were born again. I found in Islam the answers to those queries which I had failed to find in Christianity."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Christianity, Islam, Answers)

"It doesn't make your life stop being fun to be a Christian."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Life, Christian, Being, Fun)

"Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then I could be an example that Christians can also have fun."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Successful, Example, Fun)

"So finally I came up with a thing that felt really pure, and I'm Christian, so when I hear about death I have a lot of hope because I believe in Jesus and life after death, and John 3:16."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Death, Life, Hope, Christian)

"I've had a lot of struggles and I would be in a lot of trouble, I think, if I wasn't a Christian."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Christian, Trouble)

"I was the only Christian on the cast, but that was cool because we all respected each others talent and mostly they respected me a lot even though I was the only Christian."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Talent, Christian)

"Are Christians too stupid that we can't write a script, we can't film a movie OR we don't know how to act?"
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Act, Film)

"There is a great difference between Christianity and religion at the south. If a man goes to the communion table, and pays money into the treasury of the church, no matter if it be the price of blood, he is called religious."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Money, Religion, Christianity, Church, Blood, Difference, Man, Religious)

"A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal."
- William Jay
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Religion, Christian, Dying, May, Proof, Result, Want)

"My parents were Christian."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Christian, Parents)

"The Christian market has less competition and lower standards."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Christian, Competition)

"I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself - you and God - at some point."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: God, Christian)

"I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Home, Mother, Christian, Fact)

"I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Christian, Fiction)

"I am utterly struck how, 300 years after his execution, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Religion, Christianity, Execution, Years)

"Western civilization, Christianity, decency are struggling for their very lives. In this worldwide civil war, race prejudice is our most dangerous enemy, for it is a disease at the very root of our democratic life."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Life, War, Civilization, Christianity, Decency, Disease, Enemy, Prejudice, Race)

"Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness."
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Related: Religion, Christian, Christianity, Benevolence, Deeds, Holiness, Temperance)

"When the depths are upheld by the Holy Spirit, then the reaction is Christian."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Christian, Spirit)

"Being born in a Christian home does not make you a Christian."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Home, Christian, Being)

"The U.S. always needs an enemy. It comes and goes. Today it is Islam. According to this plan or ideology of the born-again Christians who formed an alliance with Zionism, Islam is the monster."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Islam, Alliance, Enemy, Ideology, Needs, Today)

"The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Europe, May, Nothing, Poor, Spiritual)

"I think most non-Christians who try to be good people are probably better Christians than Christians."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: People)

"I was raised by the Christian Brothers, who believe in that, fortunately. They were, to me, the most rebellious arm of the Catholic Church - and one of the most liberal and forward thinking."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Christian, Church, Brothers, Liberal, Thinking)

"Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay, is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Christian, Old)

"Christianity has not conquered nationalism; the opposite has been the case nationalism has made Christianity its footstool."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Christianity, Nationalism)

"Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Nature, Men, Desire, Observation, Senses)

"Civilization, we shall find, like Universalism and Christianity, is anti evolutionary in its effects; it works against the laws and conditions which regulated the earlier stages of man's ascent."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Civilization, Christianity, Laws, Man)

"There are any number of people who profess to be good Christian people who are willing to believe all kinds of things on suspicion. Now that is not the way the Bible directs for Christian people to do."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: People, Christian, Bible, Now, Suspicion)

"Um, what I found though about the Christian Brothers is this: that they were certainly muscular."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Christian, Brothers)

"Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation... But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization."
- Bruce Kent
(Related: Power, Christianity, Corruption, Manipulation, Present)

"The Republican consciousness has no integrity and it falls apart once you check it out. If you're a Christian, why would you want to fry this dude?"
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Christian, Consciousness, Integrity, Republican, Want)

"I was raised a Christian and was a stone-faced acid head."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Christian)

"He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: Character, Christian, Country, Eyes, Name, Nation, Unworthy, Will, World)

"Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)

"It is apparent that Christianity and Islam must come, and come immediately, to a closer understanding, and it is equally apparent that their unity if achieved, will be the most effective defensive measure against Communist expansion."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Christianity, Islam, Measure, Understanding, Unity, Will)

"To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as basing stories on Roman mythology, Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies."
- Richard King
(Related: Government, Christianity, American, Mythology)

"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Christian, Prayer)

"It is always open season on Christian and on white folks because they are the group you can kick and you can get away with it. It is politically correct."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Christian, Open)

"The Way is not a religion: Christianity is the end of religion. 'Religion' means here the division between sacred and secular concerns, other-worldliness, man's reaching toward God in a way which projects his own thoughts."
- David Kirk
(Related: God, Religion, Thoughts, Christianity, End, Man, Projects)

"It is particularly moving, and I can say this also as a Protestant Christian, that a German - one of us - has been made Pope."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Christian)

"I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness that human action is by nature transient."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Nature, Action, Christian, Awareness, Will)

"The Christian Democrats always made you feel like the poor relation."
- Helmut Kohl
(Related: Christian, Democrats, Poor)

"Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Morality, Christian, Lust, Remorse)

"In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Elegance, Individualism, Italy, Taste)

"But the Milanese have made bad choices, bad fashion, and bad jewelry."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Choices, Fashion)

"Going out in Paris was like going out in the '30s dressed like the Andrews Sisters. It was everything I'd seen in books at my grandparents' house, only it was our generation."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Books, Grandparents, Paris, Sisters)

"I'd experienced the '40s and '50s by looking at my grandparents' old clothes, books, and magazines."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Books, Clothes, Grandparents, Old)

"Italy is a divided country without a center."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Country, Italy)

"The idea of seeing everybody clad the same is not really my cup of tea."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Idea, Tea)

"The notion of time bothers me. You look at thirty-year-old photographs and realize how the time has passed."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Time)

"There are days when I'm completely depressed and able to do only one drawing."
- Christian Lacroix
"There's always some kind of hidden logic."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Logic)

"They say that the best furniture and clothing design from the '50s and '60s is Scandinavian or Milanese."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Design)

"We all look for lost time."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Time)

"I translated Beatles songs for my English class."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Class, English, Songs)

"French design hardly exists, except as artificial modernism."
- Christian Lacroix
(Related: Design)

"There are the saints who were raptured at the beginning of the tribulation period - those are the Christians."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: Beginning, Saints)

"When obedience to the Divine precepts keeps pace with knowledge, in the mind of any man, that man is a Christian; and when the fruits of Christianity are produced, that man is a disciple of our blessed Lord, let his profession of religion be what it may."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Religion, Knowledge, Christian, Christianity, Man, May, Mind, Obedience, Profession)

"A national evil requires a national remedy; let not this any longer be delayed: let your minds expand, free from every narrow principle, and let the public good become the sole object of your united Christian efforts."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Christian, Evil, Public, United)

"In such a case, it would be almost sure of success, if the active members of a society established for that purpose, were inclined to meet the poor as men, as brethren, and as Christians."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Society, Men, Success, Purpose, Poor)

"I think the people at my record label know I'm a Christian and again, I've been really blessed that I've never had to get into a head-butt war over moral standards or anything like that."
- Jonny Lang
(Related: War, People, Christian)

"A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian."
- Artie Lange
(Related: Christian, Being, Drinking, Gambling, Weekend)

"History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own?"
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: History, Civilization, Fate)

"The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Events, Mankind, Reading, World)

"No state is free from militarism, which is inherent in the very concept of the sovereign state. There are merely differences of degree in the militarism of states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: State, states)

"Only recently, during the nineteenth century, and then only in Europe, do we meet forms of the state which have been created by a deliberate national feeling."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Europe, Feeling, State)

"Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Death, War, Belief, Future, Judgment, Mankind, Propaganda, Road, Shadow)

"Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Technology)

"The free trade movement in the middle of the last century represents the first conscious recognition of these new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Circumstances, First, Necessity, Trade)

"The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Labor, states, World)

"Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Labor, State, states, World)

"The main concept is that of an international solidarity expressed in practice through worldwide division of labor: free trade is the principal point in the program of internationalism."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Practice, Solidarity, Trade)

"Moreover, if the territorial state is to continue as the last word in the development of society, then war is inevitable."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: War, Society, Development, State, Word)

"The sovereign state has in our times become a lethal danger to human civilization because technical developments enable it to employ an infinite number and variety of means of destruction."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Civilization, Danger, Destruction, Infinite, State, Variety)

"The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of years - that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition. A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Age, Society, Devotion, Europe, Feeling, Glory, Now, Religious, Respect, State, Tradition, Years)

"The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: War, Power, Right, State, states, Wage)

"Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Community, Leading, State, Today, World)

"Upon the union of the male germ cell with the female egg cell, a new cell is created which almost immediately splits into two parts. One of these grows rapidly, creating the human body of the individual with all its organs, and dies only with the individual."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Body)

"Within each such social group, a feeling of solidarity prevails, a compelling need to work together and a joy in doing so that represent a high moral value."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Work, Feeling, Joy, Solidarity, Value)

"Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Society, Civilization, Development, Community, Facts, Mankind, Respect, Spiritual, Theory, World)

"The idea of eternity lives in all of us. We thirst to live in a belief which raises our small personality to a higher coherence - a coherence which is human and yet superhuman, absolute and yet steadily growing and developing, ideal and yet real."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Idea, Belief, Eternity, Personality)

"Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism, militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign state against the forward march of internationalism."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: March, State)

"A pacifist will often - at least nowadays - be an internationalist and vice versa. But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: History, Vice, Will)

"All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Strength, Survival, Chance, Existence, Fact, Struggle)

"But teleological considerations can lead no further than to a belief and a hope. They do not give certainty."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Belief, Hope, Certainty)

"Concord, solidarity, and mutual help are the most important means of enabling animal species to survive."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Help, Solidarity)

"Earlier ages fortified themselves behind the sovereign state, behind protectionism and militarism."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: State)

"Europe cannot survive another world war."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: War, Europe, World, World war)

"On the contrary. Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name, that nations do exist. It simply limits their scope more than one-sided nationalism does."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Limits, Name, Nationalism, Nations)

"For the state by its nature claims sovereignty, the right to an unlimited development of power, determined only by self-interest. It is by nature anarchistic."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Nature, Power, Development, Right, Self, State)

"Militarism is basically a way of thinking, a certain interpretation of the function of the state; this manner of thinking is, moreover, revealed by its outer forms: by armaments and state organization."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: State, Thinking)

"In particular, the efforts to reestablish peace after the World War have been directed toward the formation of states and the regulation of their frontiers according to a consciously national program."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Peace, War, states, World, World war)

"Internationalism is a social and political theory, a certain concept of how human society ought to be organized, and in particular a concept of how the nations ought to organize their mutual relations."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Society, Nations, Theory)

"Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Art, Life, Character, Strength, Consciousness, Deep, Literature, Spiritual)

"It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Battle, Now, State)

"It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Intelligence, Morality, People, Acting, Psychology, Spiritual)

"It is characteristic that this should take place just when it is becoming more and more clear to all who think about the matter, that technically and economically we have left the territorial state behind us."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: State)

"Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Development, Media, Popular, Post, Press)

"Like all social theories, internationalism must seek its basis in the economic and technical fields; here are to be found the most profound and the most decisive factors in the development of society."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Society, Development, Theories)

"Every time economic and technical development takes a step forward, forces emerge which attempt to create political forms for what, on the economic-technical plane, has already more or less become reality."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Time, Development, Reality)

"I believe in Christianity, Judaism and Islamism, but I stay away from churches, synagogues and mosques."
- Ted Lange
(Related: Christianity, Churches, Judaism)

"To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Christian, Easter)

"The history of Christianity, therefore, must be of concern to all who are interested in the record of man and particularly to all who seek to understand the contemporary human scene."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: History, Christianity, Concern, Man)

"Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Faith, History, Religion, Christianity, Israel, Preparation)

"We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: History, Christianity, Accuracy, Memory, Tradition)

"When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present, the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, Time, Christianity, Present)

"The Psalms, the anthology of the hymns of Israel, are still used by Christians."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Israel)

"The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus - His incarnation, His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, Christianity)

"The most that one of Jewish faith can do - and some have gladly done it - is to say that Jesus was the greatest in the long succession of Jewish prophets. None can acknowledge that Jesus was the Messiah without becoming a Christian."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Faith, Christian)

"Compared with the thousands of years in which human life has been on this planet, Christianity is a recent development."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, Development, Christianity, Years)

"Christianity is usually called a religion. As a religion it has had a wider geographic spread and is more deeply rooted among more peoples than any other religion in the history of mankind."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: History, Religion, Christianity, Mankind)

"Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth's surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Christianity, Earth, Population, World)

"In contrast, Christianity, while acknowledging the presence of suffering, declares that life can be infinitely worth living and opens the way to eternal life in fellowship with God Who so loved the world that He gave Himself in Christ."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, God, Christianity, Contrast, Living, Suffering, World, Worth)

"Christians were regarded as separated from society and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, Society)

"The Lord receive my soul, and have mercy on me, and bless this kingdom with peace and charity, that there may not be this effusion of Christian blood amongst them."
- William Laud
(Related: Peace, Soul, Christian, Blood, Charity, May, Mercy)

"This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God."
- William Law
(Related: Wisdom, Life, God, Christianity, Actions, Devotion, Holiness, Piety, Spirit, Temper, World)

"Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares."
- William Law
(Related: Death, Life, Christian, Separation)

"The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Fear, Christian, Consciousness, Man)

"It was by listening to Goodman's band, that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian, who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Christian, First, Listening, Musicians, Play)

"There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience."
- Amy Lee
(Related: Experience, Life, Music, People, Idea, Christian, Disguise, Hell, Spiritual)

"We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: People, Christian, Fight, Now)

"My chief concern is to try to be an humble, earnest Christian."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Christian, Concern)

"The interest in the supernatural in a very generic sense and in the spiritual is not in itself a factor that helps the communication of the Christian faith."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Faith, Christian, Communication, Interest, Sense, Spiritual, Supernatural)

"Christians who have influence in political life must feel as individuals responsibility in front of their own faith. And the duty of encouraging laws that are not in contradiction with the Commandments comes within the mission of the Church."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Life, Faith, Encouraging, Church, Contradiction, Duty, Influence, Laws, Mission, Responsibility)

"We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity."
- John Lennon
(Related: Christianity, First, Now, Popular, Will)

"Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity."
- John Lennon
(Related: Christianity, First, Now, Popular, Right, Will)

"I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity."
- John Lennon
(Related: Christianity, First, Will)

"A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Wife, Christian, Eating, Humility, Listening, Lying, Man, Pride, Reading, Sleep, State, Temperance, Thankfulness)

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Christianity, Importance, Infinite)

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Christianity, Sun)

"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: History, Thought, Present, Will, World)

"You've got to walk and talk with God to go to heaven... I have the devil in me! If I didn't have, I'd be Christian!"
- Jerry Lee Lewis
(Related: God, Devil, Heaven, Talk)

"My favorite designer is Christian Lacroix, not just because his clothes are amazing and I love them, but because he's so nice. When I did his fashion show, he was the first one to arrive there and he helped everyone."
- Adriana Lima
(Related: Love, Christian, Clothes, Fashion, Favorite, First)

"I didn't ask to be a hero, but I guess I have become one in the Christian community. So I accept it. But if I'm wrong about this, I guess I'll become a bum."
- Hal Lindsey
(Related: Christian, Community, Wrong)

"I am a believer in the fundamental doctrines of Christianity."
- Joseph Lister
(Related: Christianity)

"I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the secular and Christian markets. People seem to be receiving it with open arms and hearts, and are interested in the stories I want to share about my relationship with God and my faith."
- Brian Littrell
(Related: Faith, God, People, Positive, Christian, Open, Want)

"No one can claim to be called Christian who gives money for the building of warships and arsenals."
- Belva Lockwood
(Related: Money, Christian, Building)

"Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Christian, Church, Prayer)

"To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Life, Father, People, God, Christian, Prayer, United)

"I'm trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain't too much spicy to tell about me."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Life, Christian, Spicy, Trying)

"I see with greater and greater clearness that consistent Christianity is the easiest Christianity to defend."
- John Gresham Machen
(Related: Christianity)

"A Christian high school is just like any other high school in the sense of the politics and all of these levels of who's cool and what to wear."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Politics, Christian, School, Sense)

"Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Men, Christianity, Worth)

"The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel."
- Ed Markey
(Related: American, Chance)

"What makes you a Christian is whether or not you really are in accord with biblical theology and whether you know Jesus Christ as your Saviour."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Christian, Theology)

"No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Soul, Christian)

"This type of gathering is unprecedented. The time has come for Christians to publicly affirm our Jewish roots, distinctions and oneness in Jesus Christ."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Time, Christ, Oneness)

"For many years, our Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters have paid a great price. Other Jews have rejected them, and the Christian church would require they walk away from their traditions to fit into the Gentile culture. We must face these past wrongs."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Christian, Church, Brothers, Culture, Past, Sisters, Traditions, Wrongs, Years)

"After I set out to refute Christianity intellectually and couldn't, I came to the conclusion the Bible was true and Jesus Christ was God's Son."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: God, Son, Christianity, Bible)

"As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Death, Reward, Talking)

"For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Christianity, Being, World)

"I am not a Christian because God changed my life; I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus Christ is."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: God, Life, Christian)

"I belong to the middle class that grew up very influenced by the Catholic church. The people of the novel are from a more pagan and practical world in which the Christianity is just a veneer."
- John McGahern
(Related: People, Christianity, Church, Class, Middle class, World)

"My family was a Christian family. But I had to get to Kansas to play the blues."
- Jay McShann
(Related: Family, Christian, Play)

"Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Christian, Sleep)

"Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Christian, Sleep)

"Archbishop - A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Christian, Rank)

"Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Men, Christianity, Giving, Man, Vote)

"We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity - that is what defines us. Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Christian, Humanity, Wrong)

"In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Christian, Democrats, Direction, Football)

"When we go to war I will not ask the White Racist next to me what is he Christian or Atheist? I will only expect him or her to kill the enemy as I will."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: War, Christian, Enemy, Will)

"A Christian people who have for two hundred years kept a race in bondage, deprived of the advantages of civilization and religion, owe them a debt of gratitude which it would seem ungenerous to withhold."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Religion, Gratitude, People, Civilization, Christian, Debt, Race, Years)

"Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Work, Christian, Disease, Pain, Reality, Religious, Spiritual)

"Being a Christian, I'm eager to introduce people to Jesus. I just don't think I should do it in the science classroom."
- Kenneth Miller
(Related: Science, People, Christian, Being, Classroom)

"Revenge is a way of life and definitely some thing that we identify with. We all feel cheated in some way about some thing and how nice it would be to do something about it. I mean ultimately it's not the most Christian of sentiments."
- Radha Mitchell
(Related: Life, Christian, Revenge)

"We are Christians by the same title as we are natives of Perigord or Germany."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Germany)

"Man is raw and wild, that is one of the reasons why he needs the Christian teaching."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Christian, Man, Needs, Teaching)

"Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other. Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar, and a great hater of the truth."
- Susanna Moodie
(Related: Nature, Truth, Christianity, May, Pride, Reason)

"A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian... and most of all, his family ought to know."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Family, Christian, Man)

"The time has come when the whole world must be concerned about me. From now on, American Christianity must follow me."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Time, Christianity, American, Now, World)

"I can understand why Christians call us heretics. But most important, who will God call a heretic? From God's point of view, my revelation is deeply orthodox."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: God, Will)

"I know the established Christian theology... I know the enemy, but the enemy doesn't know me. Thus the enemy has already lost the war."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: War, Christian, Enemy, Theology)

"To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity. You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan."
- Alan Moore
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Disease, Satan)

"A lot of my reading over the next few months will be the works of Hans Christian Andersen - I have been appointed an ambassador for the bicentenary celebrations of his birth next year."
- Roger Moore
(Related: Christian, Months, Reading, Will)

"The first principle of child-rearing is to choose a good mother."
- Christian Morgenstern
(Related: Mother, First)

"The hidden child wants to be able to participate and to co-create in art, rather than being simply an admiring viewer."
- Christian Morgenstern
(Related: Art, Being)

"Home is not where you live, but where they understand you."
- Christian Morgenstern
(Related: Home)

"The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it."
- Johann Most
(Related: God, Disease, Mankind, Order, Promises)

"A good lawyer is a bad Christian."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Christian)

"It is not Christianity, but priestcraft that has subjected woman as we find her."
- Lucretia Mott
(Related: Christianity, Woman)

"I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: People, Afterlife, Earth, Friends, Relatives, Religious, Will)

"No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve."
- Hector Hugh Munro
(Related: Christian, Nothing)

"He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it."
- Hector Hugh Munro
(Related: Life, Christianity, Fact, Glory)

"On this land, Muslims, Christians and Jews can coexist together, as they have - as they had for the - for hundreds of years in the framework of a democratic state."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Land, State, Years)

"Among them, there were Muslims, Christians, and Jews living together. But then violent organizations came, bringing with them many large groups of people from various parts of the world to Palestine."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: People, Living, Palestine, World)

"North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today's world, even in its most liberal parts."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Christianity, Islam, Liberal, Religious, Today, Tolerance, World)

"The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Christian, Resolution, Ugly, World)

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Religion, Morality, Christianity, Reality)

"There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Life, Men, People, Christianity, Chance, Reason, Want)

"The word "Christianity" is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Christian, Reality, Word)

"Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Christianity, Alcohol)

"Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage; but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Life, Christianity, Environment, Immortality, Spiritual)

"I want to encourage other people to try to discover who they are, not to try to fit into some superficial prototype of what they think a Christian should be, but to discover who they really are."
- Larry Norman
(Related: People, Christian, Want)

"I feel that Christian music is a subculture directed towards the Christians. It's not really being exposed to non-Christians and it's not really created for non-Christians, so non-Christians almost never hear any of this music."
- Larry Norman
(Related: Music, Christian, Being)

"This is God's world, not Satan's. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians."
- Gary North
(Related: God, Satan, World)

"Nevertheless, this one fact should be apparent: turning the other cheek is a bribe. It is a valid form of action for only so long as the Christian is impotent politically or militarily."
- Gary North
(Related: Action, Christian, Fact)

"The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of Judaism and Christianity, empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question."
- Michael Novak
(Related: God, Christianity, Ability, Judaism, Question)

"Individual freedom is a Jewish idea, but it's one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Idea, Christianity, Freedom)

"Christians must be Jews. The truth of what we believe depends on the truth of Judaism, depends on the first covenant."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Truth, First, Judaism)

"Jews do not have to be Christians. Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism, but too utopian, too hopeful, too unrealistic a turn."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Christianity, Judaism)

"Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men."
- Novalis
(Related: Men, Christianity, Democracy, Fact, Rights)

"I'm a Christian by choice."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Christian, Choice)

"My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Faith, Life, Family, Mother, People, Christian, Church, Spiritual, Want)

"One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Values, Christian, Muslim, Ideals, Nation, Population, states, United)

"Nothing does more to activate Christian divisions than talk about Christian unity."
- Conor Cruise O'Brien
(Related: Christian, Nothing, Talk, Unity)

"The data, however, do indicate that Christians who see Jews through a 17th-century lens, believing that most are thoroughly religious, are thoroughly wrong."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Religious, Wrong)

"Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Christian, Easter, Holidays, Winter)

"But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous, Christians should look to the person of Christ."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Christ)

"I grew up Jewish, became an atheist and a Marxist, and 28 years ago, at age 26, became a Christian."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Age, Christian, Years)

"Superficial similarities exist between Christianity and some ancient pagan religions. But careful study reveals that there are far more dissimilarities."
- Carl Olson
(Related: Christianity, Study)

"Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Cows, Fun, Hunting)

"It's one thing for the people in the industry to know who you are, because they've heard about you earlier. I have friends calling me from the Christian bookstore because there's a poster on the wall. It's just weird."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: People, Christian, Friends)

"As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis - a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: Music, Christian, Songs, Spiritual)

"I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I'd love to hear good, positive mainstream music played all over the place. I'd love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: Faith, Love, Music, Positive, Christian, Artists, Deserted, World)

"As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents."
- George Orwell
(Related: Religion, Christian, Socialism)

"We have three tremendous tight ends in Christianson, Casper, and Chester."
- Jim Otto
"Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan."
- Ouida
(Related: Death, Christianity, Gay, Terror)

"The Christian notion of the possibility of redemption is incomprehensible to the computer."
- Vance Packard
(Related: Possibility, Christian, Computer)

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Power, Christian, Churches, Inventions, Mankind, Profit)

"Evangelism is not an option for the Christian life."
- Luis Palau
(Related: Life, Christian)

"No secular state ever existed and none would exist until the end of the French Revolution, and so we understand that America was built on the Judeo-Christian ethic and we believe that this nominee is going to see to it that those truths are upheld."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: America, End, Revolution, State)

"No account of the Renaissance can be complete without some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity with the religion of ancient Greece."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Religion, Christianity, Greece)

"The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Belief, Christianity)

"When Joan D' Arc was asked by her judges why as a Christian she did not love the British, she answered that she did love them, but she loved British in their country. In the same way, we do not hate the Turks, we love them, but in their country."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Love, Christian, Country, Hate, Judges)

"And my Christianity, first and foremost, governed the way that I tried to deal with people."
- Mike Pence
(Related: People, Christianity, First)

"I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Christian, Conservative, Order, Republican)

"Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it."
- William Penn
(Related: Love, Christianity, Care, Reason)

"To be like Christ is to be a Christian."
- William Penn
(Related: Christian)

"I always say that as a Christian I cannot find any passage in the Gospels in which Jesus condemned homosexuality."
- Troy Perry
(Related: Christian, Homosexuality)

"Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Car, Christian, Church)

"Christianity is a battle not a dream."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Dream, Christianity, Battle)

"My family background was deeply Christian."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Family, Christian)

"Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Life, Power, Science, God, Christianity, Acceptance, Commitment, Conflict)

"Christianity stands or falls as a living program, a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Life, God, Christianity, Living, Man)

"So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Experience, Christianity, Ability, Facts)

"I think it's very important to maintain the classical Christian distinction between the Creator and creation."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Christian, Creation)

"The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Christianity, Absurdity)

"All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach, baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel than the idolatrous Hindoos have."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Christian, Authority, Churches)

"I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Life, Christian, Liberty)

"Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Success, Successful, Christian, Islam, Ethics)

"The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Christian, Human nature, Personality, Training)

"The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Failure, Christianity, Influence, Spain)

"Science is Christian, not when it condemns itself to the letter of things, but when, in the infinitely little, it discovers as many mysteries and as much depth and power as in the infinitely great."
- Edgar Quinet
(Related: Power, Science, Christian)

"This morning in the Washington Post there was a statistic about how 85% of Americans are Christians."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Americans, Post, Washington)

"The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans that we are called to seek the truth."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Truth, Christianity, Challenge)

"This evening I wish to suggest that we Christians should accompany people on their pilgrimages. Specifically we should travel with people as they search for the good, the true and the beautiful."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Travel, People, Evening)

"To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Christianity, Goodness, Respect, Teaching, Today)

"Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to remain in contact with the millions of people who look for God but do not come to Church."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: God, People, Christianity, Church, Challenge)

"At the centre of Christianity is community; we are gathered by the Lord around the altar."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Christianity, Community)

"I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Faith, Christian)

"Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Christ, Judaism)

"Christians can bring peace to multi-religious Europe because we are able to understand the role of faith in the lives of other believers better than atheists."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Faith, Peace, Europe)

"The Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all."
- Karl Rahner
(Related: Christian, Future, Will)

"And in times and places where there was not much persecution, people could become and continue Christians who neither were nor professed to be very devoted persons."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: People, Persecution)

"A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian profession a good many modes of life, enjoyments, occupations, social actions and customs, from which the first Christians had recoiled."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Life, Christian, Actions, First, Occupations, Profession)

"For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Life, Christian, Celibacy, Manners, Separation, Value, World)

"Of course the case of the Christian Church planted among the nations must differ, in various ways, from that of any sect forming in connection with religious awakening in a territory of professing Christianity."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Church, Connection, Nations, Religious)

"The real "action" in the liturgy in which we are all supposed to participate is the action of God himself. This is what is new and distinctive about the Christian liturgy: God himself acts and does what is essential."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: God, Action, Christian)

"Our Christian conviction is that Christ is also the messiah of Israel. Certainly it is in the hands of God how and when the unification of Jews and Christians into the people of God will take place."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: God, People, Christian, Conviction, Israel, Will)

"The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Faith, Time, God, Christian, Choice, Events, Man)

"Christianity is in its nature revolutionary."
- Walter Rauschenbusch
(Related: Nature, Christianity)

"We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist civilization a new religion will emerge, just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Religion, Civilization, Christianity, May, Will)

"It looked like a pagan banner planted on a Christian rampart."
- Douglas Reed
(Related: Christian)

"I have been a Christian all my life, but it's impossible to be so deeply involved in these stories without it making you think again, and without it making you consciously aware of the people involved."
- Della Reese
(Related: Life, People, Christian)

"I wish we had more visible Christian and Catholic leaders who talked about love."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Love, Christian, Leaders)

"I can't get very far away from Christianity, I can't get very far away from the angels and the saints. I work them in always, in some way."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Work, Christianity, Angels, Saints)

"I want to love all the children of God - Christian, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist - everyone. I want to love gay Christians and straight Christians."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Love, God, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Children, Gay, Want)

"We need to stop fighting Christian against Christian. I have no time for anything but trying to love other people. That is a full-time job."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Love, Time, People, Christian, Fighting, Job, Trying)

"It is tragic that many in America think of us - Christians - as being people who hate others."
- Anne Rice
(Related: People, America, Being, Hate)

"Re-telling the Christian story is the essence of my vocation. That has been going on since the Evangelists in one form or another."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Christian, Vocation)

"Because pornography is a tool of Satan that exploits and distorts our God-given sexuality, women - especially Christian women - need to understand the increasing threat of online pornography."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Women, God, Christian, Pornography, Satan, Sexuality)

"So I will go as far as I can into rock and roll carrying my Christian banner."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Christian, Will)

"The only advice I would give Christians entering the world of arts: give yourself a period of time, maybe three or four years. If you haven't made it in your chosen art form, dump it."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Art, Time, Advice, World, Years)

"When I became a Christian my confidence grew."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Christian, Confidence)

"It is important to have a circle of Christians friends, which I do have."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Friends)

"I don't mean that if you're a Christian, walking close to God, you will immediately gain celebrity. you may fail as an artist, because you may not have what the public want at that time, and you have to be prepared for that."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: God, Time, Christian, Artist, Celebrity, Gain, May, Public, Walking, Want, Will)

"I realised that God has placed Christians everywhere, to support each other, to support the needy in those areas, and that is the thing that I find is a great plus."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: God, Support)

"There has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity because Christianity proceeds from a proclamation."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Christianity)

"Although there has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity, the hermeneutic question today seems to us a new one."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Christianity, Question, Today)

"According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Love, God, Christian, Care, Ethics, Tax, Help, Income, Poor)

"I think this lack of a center has something to do with the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Christianity, Loss)

"To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy, is indeed the glory of Christianity."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Christianity, Glory, Water, Wine)

"However dark and profitless, however painful and weary, existence may have become, life is not done, and our Christian character is not won, so long as God has anything left for us to suffer, or anything left for us to do."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Life, God, Character, Christian, Existence, May)

"It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-biased media and the homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Congress, Liberal, Media, Want)

"The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Christian, America, Founding, Nation, states, United)

"The problem we have in America is the systematic erosion of our religious values in an attempt by certain liberal groups to expunge our Christian heritage from the public square."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Values, Christian, America, Liberal, Public, Religious)

"The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because these commandments are recognized by Christians and Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Morality, Being, Public, Symbol)

"And it's one thing to give people freedom and something else to deny the rights of Christians to assert their faith in order to keep Hindus from feeling upset."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Faith, People, Feeling, Freedom, Rights, Order)

"Are we a Christian nation now? It's doubtful. But did we start out as one? Without question."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Christian, Nation, Now, Question)

"I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders, that this was intended to be a Christian nation."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Christian, America, Leaders, Nation)

"The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Christian)

"It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know."
- Linda Ronstadt
(Related: Christian, Conflict, Enjoyment, Republican)

"I am a Christian and a Democrat, that's all."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Christian)

"The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world are all on the same side. And we are against them all."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Christian, Hindu, World)

"Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian, Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew."
- Anton Rubinstein
(Related: Christian)

"Without centuries of Christian antisemitism, Hitler's passionate hatred would never have been so fervently echoed."
- Robert Runcie
(Related: Christian, Hatred)

"Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword."
- Steven Runciman
(Related: Peace, Christianity, Islam)

"I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Religion, Progress, Christian, Churches, Enemy, World)

"Christianity affects your whole life. I feel I'm more competitive, a better player, but off the field is where there is always a battle."
- Barry Sanders
(Related: Life, Christianity, Battle)

"Through the Young Men's Christian Association and principally in Australia and North America, as well as in South America, I came into contact with families of these countries."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Men, Christian, America, Countries)

"The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result."
- Francis Schaeffer
(Related: Life, Christian, Act, First, Loss, Result, Spirituality)

"Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life."
- Francis Schaeffer
(Related: Life, Christianity)

"Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched."
- Francis Schaeffer
(Related: Christianity, Man, Mind)

"It is more than a book, it is an institution which rules the Christian world."
- Philip Schaff
(Related: Christian, Rules, World)

"'The war in Iraq - if Osama was a Christian - it's the Christmas present he never would have expected."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: War, Christian, Christmas, Iraq, Present)

"Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Christianity, Mythology, Nothing, Witty)

"The essential point of view of Christianity is sin."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Christianity, Sin)

"In the Middle Ages and beyond, the target was the Court Jew who had the ear of the ruler; during the Inquisition it was the Spanish Jews who thrived after their conversion to Christianity."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Christianity, Court)

"Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Home, Enthusiasm, Muslim, Being, Fate, Rights, Palestine)

"Here, you can walk into a bookstore and pick up a Bible or Christian literature and learn. Over there, they are lucky if they have one Bible for a whole village."
- Michael Scott
(Related: Christian, Bible, Literature)

"I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: Christianity, Churches, Communism, Russia)

"As a former Catholic, and as someone who even today is not opposed to being called a Christian, I felt I had every right to use the symbols of the Church and resented being told not to."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Christian, Church, Being, Right, Today)

"It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Christianity, Destruction, Devil, Invention)

"Sir, there is no Christian nation, thus free to choose as we are, which would establish slavery."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Christian, Nation, Slavery)

"During my 2004 presidential campaign, I was fond of saying that it was high time for the Christian right to meet the right Christians."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Time, Christian, Right, Saying)

"I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Christian)

"The Gnostics were rapidly driven out of business by the hierarchical orthodox Christians."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Business)

"Christianity is the only major religion to have as its central event the humiliation of its God."
- Bruce Shelley
(Related: Religion, God, Christianity)

"All civil rights and the right to hold office were to be extended to persons of any Christian denomination."
- Roger Sherman
(Related: Christian, Civil rights, Office)

"It is true that the Chinese are not so religious as the Hindus, or even as the Japanese; and they are certainly not so religious as the Christian missionaries desire them to be."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Christian, Desire, Missionaries, Religious)

"The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to China could never succeed if it were not in a position to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of the superiority of the European culture."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Superiority, Christian, Culture, Mission, Succeed)

"Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Men, Christian, Racism)

"Jews have suffered persecution from misguided Christians who tortured the Jews for their part in killing Christ. These Christians forgot that Christ died because of the sins of all men."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Men, Christ, Killing, Persecution)

"Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Glory, Light, Sense, Sun, World)

"What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man? Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith, of believing in something for which there can be no more than philosophic proof, the true mark of a Christian?"
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Faith, Truth, Attitude, Christian, Man, Proof)

"Well I am from Annapolis Maryland. I went to High school in Baltimore, but I grew up in Annapolis. It was a cute town. We lived on a waterfront community. It was good, even though I don't really fit the preppy boater kind of style."
- Christian Siriano
(Related: Community, Cute, School, Style)

"I hate the terminology of "costume" because my clothes are not costumes at all. I think they're high fashion, avant-garde, and more couture, definitely, and yes, some of my pieces are not particularly wearable, but I wouldn't say they're costumes, I'd say they're more couture."
- Christian Siriano
(Related: Clothes, Fashion, Hate)

"The gays like 'Project Runway' because it's a fashion, and the gays are into fashion and into design. It's a creative industry, and most of the gays are pretty creative, in general. That's just like the culture. We're not all into politics necessarily. We're more into the creative environment. I also think Heidi is a big draw. The boys love Heidi and think she's so fabulous. I just think it's a glitzy, fun show, and there are also always lots of gay boys on it, and, you know, that's fun."
- Christian Siriano
(Related: Love, Politics, Design, Boys, Culture, Environment, Fashion, Fun, Gay, Pretty)

"It was something I was more interested in myself. When I went to see my sister dance at ballet, I was really into costumes and the arts, and my family was also supportive of whatever me and my sister wanted to do. I would say I pushed myself the most to be into design."
- Christian Siriano
(Related: Design, Family, Sister, Dance, Ballet)

"I've been taking my time now between projects looking for stuff that has a little bit more substance, that isn't surface. Some of the films that I've done in the past really were surface."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Time, Now, Past, Projects)

"I'm trying not to put myself into anything I'm not 100 percent confident about."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Trying)

"My mom put me in a Pampers commercial on TV."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Mom)

"I've calmed down, certainly, from the days of being 18, but I'm still having a good time."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Time, Being)

"If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?"
- Christian Slater
"In truth, making films doesn't feel like hard work because I always have such a good time doing it."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Time, Work, Truth, Hard work)

"It's almost like these games are the modern day comic books, especially when you play Alone in the Dark. There's a real story that goes along with it and a movie seemed like the right kind of transition to make."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Books, Day, Games, Play, Right)

"The guys from Atari that are making the next Alone in the Dark game came and we had a great meeting. I'd love to do that. I'm a fan of videogames. I like them. And to get to be part of one of them would be a fun and exciting thing."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Love, Fun, Meeting)

"The movies I've made at a certain time of my life were exactly right for the stage of my life, the frame of mind I was in at the time. Each character I've had to play has been me in that time in my life."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Life, Movies, Time, Character, Mind, Play, Right)

"This is what Hollywood tends to do. It tends to disregard tradition, history and anything factual, twisting it and turning it and making it all okay regardless of what the English may think of it."
- Christian Slater
(Related: History, English, Hollywood, May, Tradition)

"There was a time when I felt I should do everything that was offered to me, you know, ride the wave."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Time)

"There's something about doing theatre in London - it sinks a little bit deeper into your soul as an actor. It's something about the tradition of theatre, about performing on the West End stage."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Soul, Actor, End, London, Theatre, Tradition)

"I'm blown away by the graphical detail of today's games. I can't imagine that it's going to get any better, but it's just going to continually progress and soon we'll be living in that world."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Progress, Detail, Games, Living, Today, World)

"As you get older you learn some balance and mediation in your life - that's where I am right now. I feel pretty comfortable about things."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Life, Balance, Now, Pretty, Right)

"The way I see it, if you're going to make an action movie, you've got to make one with John Woo."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Action)

"I don't think of myself as offbeat and weird. As a kid, I saw myself as the type of guy who would run into a burning building to save the baby."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Baby, Building)

"Well, obviously, as soon as I'd finished the script I read a lot of books on Winston Churchill, and started to gain weight and really prepare emotionally, mentally and physically for the role."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Books, Gain, Weight)

"After I did Untamed Heart I wanted to do a film that was outrageous. I really wanted to do, you know, a performance. I don't want to allow my image to rule the choices that I make."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Heart, Performance, Choices, Film, Want)

"Art does imitate life, it has to come from somewhere. To put boundaries and limitations on it doesn't make a lot of sense to me."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Art, Life, Limitations, Sense)

"Good judgement comes from experience. Sometimes, experience comes from bad judgement."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Experience)

"Hopefully, that people could see a progression in my performances because that's how it's always felt to me."
- Christian Slater
(Related: People)

"I can promote until I am blue in the face, but ultimately nobody knows what makes a hit."
- Christian Slater
"I was always such an incredible fan of John Woo, I just wanted to do this film with him."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Film)

"I had such a good time working with John Woo and John Travolta, and it was so professional. I want to work with people who are real professionals."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Time, Work, People, professionals, Want)

"I have brought a PS2 on set with me before. But games can be really addicting, and that's dangerous. So I tend to keep it fairly limited on a certain level."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Games)

"I think games are starting to branch out. It's not just guys sitting at their computer stations. Games are so fun, that everybody gets into them a little bit."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Computer, Fun, Games)

"I took a lot of time off after Mobsters and although I did something I had never done before, which was to direct a play, The Laughter Epidemic, it felt like a vacation."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Time, Laughter, Play, Vacation)

"I want to do films I can relate to emotionally."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Want)

"I was a shy, quiet kid. I was happiest playing by myself with my toys, rather than hanging around people."
- Christian Slater
(Related: People, Quiet)

"How do I feel about being a star now? Well I still try to live life and enjoy what I am doing."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Life, Being, Now)

"There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust - good Christians and good Communists."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Life, Trust, People)

"Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Humor, God, Christian, Cheerfulness, Dying, Poor, Resignation, Will)

"I believe people who are looking for a fresh idea and spirit have received Danielson. The conservative Christian press have been quite mean to us, but the mainstream "secular" press has been very, very nice."
- Daniel Smith
(Related: People, Idea, Christian, Conservative, Press, Spirit)

"With participation in politics so low at the moment I think Christians should ensure their views are represented at all levels and not leave it to others."
- Iain Duncan Smith
(Related: Politics, Participation)

"Christianity made us think there's one heaven."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Christianity, Heaven)

"I had a Christian upbringing - it was all about sin and guilt. I was very happy just kissing people. I was like the make-out queen - not even second base."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: People, Christian, Guilt, Kissing, Queen)

"When I finally made it to the set, I spent a lot of time doing damage control on The Magic Christian."
- Terry Southern
(Related: Time, Control, Christian, Magic)

"I wouldn't take the Pope too seriously. He's a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third."
- Muriel Spark
(Related: Christian, First)

"If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic."
- Muriel Spark
(Related: Christian, May)

"Spreading the news is your duty as a Christian, and there are many ways to do this."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Christian, Duty, News)

"If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word - prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Religion, Christian, Hell, Prayer, Will, Word)

"A Christian has no right being in a fight unless it's a spiritual fight."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: Christian, Being, Fight, Right, Spiritual)

"The true call of a Christian is not to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way."
- Dean Stanley
(Related: Christian)

"The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Religion, Soul, Christian, Memory, Suffering, Superstition)

"I was a Christian in Creed, but nobody ever asked me."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Christian)

"The Christian community latched onto a lot of my music, because there were a lot of things about my struggle they related to. But I didn't really want to come out and be identified as a Christian, because I didn't want to be a hypocrite, because my life wasn't right."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Life, Music, Christian, Community, Right, Struggle, Want)

"Now, there are people that are Christian artists, because they have a purpose to be evangelical for Christ. I don't feel I've been called to that yet. Now, that could change. There's no telling what kind of call God will put on my life."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Life, Change, God, People, Purpose, Christian, Artists, Now, Will)

"There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Christian, Arguments, Opinions, Scripture, Support, World)

"I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury and the highlight of show business. I was born into a Christian home."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Home, Business, Christian, Luxury, World)

"The name of Jesus, like a secret charm, awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts, and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness, and every desire of dutiful obedience, which constitute Christian purity."
- John Strachan
(Related: Action, Christian, Charm, Desire, Emotions, Feeling, Name, Obedience, Purity)

"This Epistle, is therefore a legacy to the Christians of all ages."
- John Strachan
"When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity."
- John Strachan
(Related: Performance, Christianity, Despair, Devotion, Heroes, Humanity, Self)

"In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness, to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel, which he had so faithfully preached."
- John Strachan
(Related: Belief, Christian)

"St. Peter announced the glad tidings of the Gospel to the people on the day of Pentecost, and converted, by the first Christian sermon, ever preached, three thousand - which formed the primitive Church."
- John Strachan
(Related: People, Christian, Church, Day, First)

"There was reference made to a book written in Greek by a former Rabbi who had been converted to Christianity. There was reference to a publication of a high clergyman of Milan. Not even did Jews raise objections to that book."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Christianity)

"It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Men, Civilization, Christian, Christianity, First, Liberty, Light, Mankind, May, Needs, Spiritual)

"I value the blood of one Christian more than that of a hundred Indians."
- Peter Stuyvesant
(Related: Christian, Blood, Value)

"When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Christian, May, Wickedness)

"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Christian, Church)

"God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: God, Christianity, Church, Devil)

"Christianity means a lot more than church membership."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Christianity, Church)

"The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that."
- Jimmy Swaggart
(Related: Media, Satan, Wonder)

"I believe that today's players who are Christians feel that it's important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Faith, Responsibility, Today)

"In the Christian world... it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Christian, Angels, Beginning, Devil, Heaven, Hell, Light, Satan, World)

"For the judgment was accomplished not only upon all the men of the Christian church, but also upon all who are called Mohammedans, and, moreover, upon all the Gentiles in the whole world."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Men, Christian, Church, Judgment, World)

"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
(Related: Religion, Christianity, Country, Nation, Nothing, Persecution, Popular)

"One of my good friends is Christian, goes to church every Sunday, very religious. I'm fine with that and I will never judge her."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Christian, Church, Friends, Religious, Will)

"For me Christianity is about the Kingdom, not about the Church: it has to do with human growth and development nor church growth and development."
- Michael Taylor
(Related: Development, Growth, Christianity, Church)

"Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems; it makes you fit to live in it, triumphantly and usefully."
- Charles Templeton
(Related: Christianity, Problems, World)

"If you want to understand Jesus, you have to study the whole Bible. Christian duty is not defined solely by the words in red."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Christian, Bible, Duty, Study, Want, Words)

"The Law of God in the Christian religion is the schoolmaster that leads us to Christ."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Religion, God, Christian, Law)

"The enemies of the Christian religion and the Law of God confuse law with faith."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Faith, Religion, God, Christian, Enemies, Law)

"A Christianity that is in conflict with the Scriptures isn't Christianity at all."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Christianity, Conflict)

"America should function as a Christian nation."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Christian, America, Nation)

"Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Cowardice)

"For us to think we can enjoy, understand and practice the Christian religion with just Matthew to Revelation is foolishness."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Religion, Christian, Foolishness, Practice)

"If the Christians who were alive in the 1770s behaved and believed like the Christians of today, there wouldn't be an America as we know it."
- Randall Terry
(Related: America, Today)

"It's the Law of God that gave the stability to Christian civilization."
- Randall Terry
(Related: God, Civilization, Christian, Law, Stability)

"So many Christian leaders have been so tepid or downright silent on the advance of the homosexual agenda."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Christian, Leaders)

"It's kind of fun to listen to Christians who say: I'm a New Testament Christian. What other kind of Christian is there?"
- Randall Terry
(Related: Christian, Fun, New testament)

"It's come to the point where you have people saying it's our Christian duty to embrace the homosexual movement. This is absurd."
- Randall Terry
(Related: People, Christian, Duty, Saying)

"The more you mow us down, the more numerous we grow; the blood of Christians is seed."
- Tertullian
(Related: Blood)

"See how these Christians love one another."
- Tertullian
(Related: Love)

"Christians are made, not born."
- Tertullian
"War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: War, Christian, Man, Responsibility, Right)

"The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: God, Christian, Bible, Favorite, Nothing, Perfection, Spiritual, Word)

"The world is equally shocked at hearing Christianity criticized and seeing it practiced."
- D. Elton Trueblood
(Related: Christianity, Hearing, World)

"Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people. It means that they can vote as they wish. All the people. It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right, and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well."
- Dalton Trumbo
(Related: God, People, Democracy, Doctors, Right, Vote, Want, Worship)

"The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Medical, Christian, Bible, Practice)

"Nothing is more depressing and more illogical than aggressive Christianity."
- Gerald Vann
(Related: Christianity, Nothing)

"Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow."
- Alexandre Vinet
(Related: Courage, Christian, Resignation, Sorrow)

"Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men."
- Voltaire
(Related: Men, Christian, Now, Tolerance)

"There hasn't been this much excitement since the Romans fed the Christians to the Lions."
- Sid Waddell
(Related: Excitement)

"I don't know what religious people do. I kind of wished I'd been a Christian with the blind faith that God is doing the right thing. As a Buddhist, you feel like you have more control over the situation, and that you can change your karma."
- Marcia Wallace
(Related: Change, Faith, God, People, Control, Christian, Buddhist, Blind, Karma, Religious, Right)

"Beyond the Catholic exclusionary paradigm is a larger one which is the Christian one. Christians claim that if you don't believe in Christ, you can't get to heaven. Well that eliminates two thirds of the world's population!"
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Christian, Heaven, World)

"And because we are, somehow, better than they, we get to go to heaven and they don't. Christians will tell you outright that they believe that."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Heaven, Will)

"First of all, the Jewish religion has a great deal in common with the Christian religion because, as Rabbi Gillman points out in the show, Christianity is based on Judaism. Christ was Jewish."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Religion, Christian, Christianity, First, Judaism)

"But Hezbollah now has reared its ugly head in a way that threatens the entire free world. And they want, by their own charter and definition, the destruction of Israel and Christians. That is the truth. That is in their charter."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Truth, Destruction, Israel, Now, Ugly, Want, World)

"The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Hope, Christian, Christianity, Future, Joy, Present)

"Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Men)

"The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian religion but abuses and corruptions of it."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Religion, Christian, Europe, Support)

"It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Religion, Christian, Bible, Desire, New testament, Principles, Republican, Writer)

"In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Government, Religion, Christian, Children, First)

"No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Government, Religion, Truth, People, Christian, Rights, Mind)

"I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Thought, Civilization, Idea, Christian)

"Both Christians and religious Jews are finding it increasingly difficult to practice their faiths through college groups on so-called mainline campuses in the United States."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: College, Practice, Religious, states, United)

"The thing I'm having a hard time with are the Christians who will stab you in the back in a wink."
- Reggie White
(Related: Time, Will)

"Nothing is more generally known than our duties which belong to Christianity; and yet, how amazing is it, nothing is less practiced?"
- George Whitefield
(Related: Christianity, Nothing)

"The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Heart, Actions, Appearance, Duty, Evil, First, May)

"Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity, perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together, in religious societies, may not be one of the least."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Christianity, May, Religious)

"The Jews and the Arabs should settle their dispute in the true spirit of Christian charity."
- Alexander Wiley
(Related: Christian, Charity, Spirit)

"Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don't want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they're living just to die."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: God, Content, Living, Now, Risk, Today, Unbelief, Want, Word)

"The man I lived with is a Christian, so I would talk to him about it. What would this person do in the Bible? What's the story around this person? Generally, when people talk about characters in the Bible, there's one thing they're known for, like Job."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: People, Christian, Bible, Job, Man, Talk)

"Christian teaching about sex is not a set of isolated prohibitions; it is an integral part of what the Bible has to say about living in such a way that our lives communicate the character of God."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: God, Sex, Character, Christian, Bible, Living, Teaching)

"St Paul, in his second letter to Corinth, spells this out further in the important eighth and ninth chapters, where he urges some of the Christian communities to be generous to others so that they may also have the chance to be generous in return."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Christian, Chance, May)

"To be a Christian is to believe we are commanded and authorised to say certain things to the world; to say things that will make disciples of all nations."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Christian, Nations, Will, World)

"Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Church, Justice, Poor)

"It is impossible to deny that Christians and Muslims have a common agenda here: both faiths have at their heart the living image of a community raised up by God's call to reveal to the world what God's purpose is for humanity."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: God, Heart, Purpose, Community, Humanity, Living, World)

"Christianity is part of the common law."
- James Wilson
(Related: Christianity, Law)

"As an adult (after college) and as an artist I thought about what was real, what sustained me - it was Christian Science. I was using that when I didn't know it. Saying yes to the Light and your better instinct."
- Alfre Woodard
(Related: Science, Thought, Christian, Artist, Instinct, Light, Saying)

"It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Love, Christian, Difference, Old, Want)

"The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Heart, Christian, Earth, Moods, Names, Writer)

"A Christian is the highest style of man."
- Edward Young
(Related: Christian, Man, Style)

"Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan - spoiled."
- Israel Zangwill
(Related: Christian)

"No Jew was ever fool enough to turn Christian unless he was a clever man."
- Israel Zangwill
(Related: Christian, Fool, Man)

"I believe in full freedom for Christians of all denominations."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Freedom)

"We'll surely stop the work of all western Christian and eastern religions, and also Islam."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Work, Christian, Islam)

"I am a communist because I believe that the Communist idea is a state form of Christianity."
- Oleksandr Zhuravliov
(Related: Idea, Christianity, State)