Quotes and Sayings about Church



"I was married awfully young and I felt trapped. My wife had been divorced and all the time we were married we were out of the Church. It wasn't until we were divorced that we became good Catholics again."
- Don Adams
(Related: Time, Wife, Church)

"I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

"The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Society, Church, Custom, Importance, Public)

"No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Power, Church, Numbers, Today)

"No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Religion, Church, Purity, State)

"We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Age, Church, American, Grief, Now, Spirit, Zeal)

"We are insisting and we will continue to insist that this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain, come fire. That is our position."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Faith, Church, Fire, Rain, Will)

"Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Failure, Church, First)

"The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Religion, Time, People, Church, First)

"Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs."
- Fred Allen
(Related: God, Church, Stars)

"Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Men, Church, Christ, Contradiction, Fact, Spirit, Spiritual, Theory)

"Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Experience, Life, Men, People, Church, Difficulties, Living, Needs, Sharing, Trials, Understanding)

"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)

"When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal."
- Saint Ambrose
(Related: Church, Custom, Rome, Scandal, Want)

"The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Church, Direction, Will)

"Therefore, the church is not absolutely necessary as an object of faith, not even for us today, for then Abraham and the other prophets would not have given assent to those things which were revealed to them from God without any intervening help of the church."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Faith, Church, Help, Today)

"He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Faith, Church, Sense)

"In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about."
- David Amram
(Related: Church, Temple, Jazz, Meeting, Musicians, Quiet)

"In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: God, Church, Building, Religious)

"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Marriage, Wedding, Wife, HusbHeart, Church, Act, Choice, Day)

"If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Money, People, Church, Children, Ideals, Public, Schools)

"Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Faith, Church, Unity)

"There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Men, Church, Salvation)

"Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Church, Will)

"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)

"Vatican II declares the Church... as necessary for salvation."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Church, Salvation)

"There is no dogma that the organ or harmonium can be used in church, but not the drum."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: Church)

"Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: People, Development, Church, Problems, Religious, Remarkable, Traditions)

"I'm Presbyterian and I don't go to church very much."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Church)

"Running is my church."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Church, Running)

"There is no salvation outside the church."
- Aurelius August
(Related: Church, Salvation)

"A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Church, Morals, Politicians, President)

"People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: People, Church, Forget, Misery)

"Without a common loyalty to either a state or a church they have nevertheless a vast deal in common."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Church, Loyalty, State)

"I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Church, Help, Mind, Old, Years)

"I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Thought, Man, Promise, Promises)

"We have taken a giant step forward in correcting some of the misconceptions people have about the church. I think that we've made a lot of friends."
- M. Russell Ballard
(Related: People, Church, Friends)

"While I have never been a regular churchgoer, I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty of the religious experience."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Experience, Power, Religious)

"I'm very soulful. I grew up singing in church. When I sing a song, I like to feel what I'm singing."
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Church, Singing, Song)

"If men are wont to play with swearing anywhere, can we expect they should be serious and strict therein at the bar or in the church."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Church, Play, Swearing)

"In the Church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Church, Christ)

"In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods."
- Stephen Bayley
(Related: Age, Experience, Church, Choice, Innocence, Religious, Shops, World)

"Some will have to cease thinking of the Church as a memorial association for a deceased clergyman called Christ."
- Stephen Bayne
(Related: Church, Christ, Thinking, Will)

"I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Church, Justice, Words)

"I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight."
- Venerable Bede
(Related: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, Writing)

"A church debt is the devil's salary."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Church, Debt, Devil)

"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)

"The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Women, Church, Constitution, Fact, Now, Right)

"Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Faith, Attitude, Church, Teaching, Today, Wind)

"Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville."
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Love, Movies, Church, Housekeeping, Television)

"There is a continuum of values between the churches and the general community. What distinguishes the handling of these values in the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Values, Churches, Community, Religious, Vocabulary)

"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)

"If you love god, burn a church."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Love, God, Church)

"Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead."
- Bjork
(Related: Nature, God, Church, America, Depression, Divorce, Europe)

"What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!"
- William Blake
(Related: Politics, Religion, Wife, Church, Brotherhood, Cruelty, Reason, Theatre)

"You can't seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues - you can't seperate it. Because that's where it all started, and that's where it all come from - that's where I learned to keep rhythm - in church."
- Art Blakey
(Related: Church, Jazz)

"Winston Churchill was not entirely British. His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian."
- Rachel Blanchard
(Related: Mother, American)

"Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Home, Life, Churches, Heaven, Now)

"As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the bathroom, with the minimum of fuss and no explanation if he can help it."
- Ronald Blythe
(Related: Church, Help)

"My first solo was in church when I was five."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Church, First)

"The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church, the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy. He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Time, Church, President)

"My mother was a regular church-goer and was very tolerant."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Mother, Church)

"Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist."
- Bono
(Related: Brother, Church, Being, Conscience, Meaning, World)

"Last winter when I was coming home from church one Thursday evening, I saw somebody run around the house again. I told my father of that."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Home, Father, Church, Evening, Winter)

"Oh, Mrs. Churchill, do come over, someone has killed father."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Father)

"Winston Churchill would be great to have around the table."
- Ian Botham
"Yet through history gays have always dominated religious life and churches."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: History, Life, Churches, Religious)

"It was not just the Church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus."
- Tycho Brahe
(Related: Church)

"We follow the rules laid out in the Bible for running our church."
- William Brewster
(Related: Church, Bible, Rules, Running)

"I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness."
- William Brewster
(Related: Change, Forgiveness, Discipline, Goal, Open, Words)

"It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true, that the Irish population is Catholic, and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church, or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people."
- John Bright
(Related: People, Church, Irish, Minority, Population, United)

"It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Church, Earth, Light, Universe)

"If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Religion, Church, Fishing)

"While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades... the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: America, Churches)

"When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it."
- James Brown
(Related: People, Church, Joy, Trouble, Trying)

"The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture."
- Robert McAfee Brown
(Related: Church, Content, Culture)

"I sang on Church Street, every place that had a stage."
- Ruth Brown
(Related: Church)

"Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: God, People, Church, Day)

"There is no one true church."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Church)

"All churches and all religions contain aspects of the truth, but only God is truth."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Truth, Churches)

"A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints."
- Abigail Van Buren
(Related: Church, Saints)

"I loved getting to do Promised Land with him. I mean, he's really there for you. We did one very emotional scene in the church. He's just a wonderful acting partner. You feel very safe with him."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Church, Acting, Land)

"Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Adultery, Christ, Cruelty, Divorce)

"I support non-discrimination for homosexuals, but I think, or at least I have the right to think - without saying whether I think it or not - I have the right to think, along with the catechism of the Catholic Church, that homosexuality is morally wrong."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Church, Homosexuality, Right, Saying, Support, Wrong)

"Out of the depths, O Lord, out of the depths,' begins the most beautiful of the services of our church, and it is out of the depths of my life that I must bring the incidents of this story."
- Hall Caine
(Related: Life, Church)

"Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?"
- John Calvin
(Related: Faith, Church, Nothing)

"That's what they do in Europe. You go down to the city hall and you become legally connected. You have a civil union there. Then, if you're religious, you go down to the church, and the church blesses the union. That gets the problem solved."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Church, Europe, Religious)

"I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Legal, Life, Church, Rights, State, Want)

"What I'd say about that is that we must respect homosexuals in the church. I've got many homosexual friends, the issue is not in any way a homophobic reaction on my part."
- George Carey
(Related: Church, Friends, Respect)

"What I think is that we in the church - and especially I as an Archbishop - I'm responsible for maintaining our rules, and making sure we hold to unity in the Body of Christ."
- George Carey
(Related: Church, Body, Christ, Rules, Unity)

"I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges."
- George Carey
(Related: Heart, Church, Christ)

"I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death."
- George Carlin
(Related: Death, Idea, Church, Separation, State)

"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)

"I have never met a happy atheist. I believe in separation of church and state, but I think we have gone so far over in the other direction of separating church and state."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Church, Direction, Separation, State)

"I couldn't do any of my other characters, you know? But I could have done the lady. Church Lady's Malibu Beach party is an idea I have for a movie, too. Yes."
- Dana Carvey
(Related: Idea, Church, Beach, Lady, Party)

"Every day Catholics prove that you can be a good Catholic and a good Democrat and have a different position from the Church on abortion."
- James Carville
(Related: Church, Abortion, Day)

"The teachings of the Church line up more with the Democratic Party than the Republican Party."
- James Carville
(Related: Church, Party, Republican)

"I'm not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the church."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Religion, Experience, Faith, God, Church, Connection, Reason, Spiritual)

"And what always struck me about that war period was how even Churchill had to talk socialism to keep up people's morale."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: War, People, Socialism, Talk)

"The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Power, Church, Being, Eyes, Faces, Healing, Miracles, Perceptions, Rest)

"I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief."
- Nick Cave
(Related: God, Religion, Belief, Church)

"It's a good thing Winston Churchill was around before the shallow age of television. He might never have become one of the greatest leaders of all time."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Age, Time, Leaders, Television)

"Sexy ain't guys like Churchill and Lincoln."
- Neil Cavuto
"The world looks at preachers out of church to know what they mean in it."
- Richard Cecil
(Related: Church, World)

"Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious."
- Michel De Certeau
(Related: Politics, Churches, Religious)

"A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Church, Memory, State)

"This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Faith, God, Church, Christ, Doctrine, First, Will, Writing)

"Each of our children during their high school years went to 'early morning seminary' - scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Home, Church, Children, Day, School, Scripture, Study, Years)

"Because we employ no professional preachers, it means that every sermon or lesson in church is given by a regular member - women and men, children and grandparents."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Women, Church, Children, Grandparents)

"When one is required to preside over the Church, and be entrusted with the care of so many souls, the whole female sex must retire before the magnitude of the task, and the majority of men also."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Men, Sex, Church, Care, Majority)

"I tried reading Hilbert. Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals were available at the time. Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading."
- Alonzo Church
(Related: Time, Reading)

"Never had any mathematical conversations with anybody, because there was nobody else in my field."
- Alonzo Church
"The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail, and that we should look into contrary assumptions."
- Alonzo Church
(Related: Choice, Mathematicians)

"I was an undergraduate at Princeton, and I was pressed by the math department to go on to graduate school. Actually they gave me fellowships that paid my way, otherwise I would not have been able to continue."
- Alonzo Church
(Related: School)

"Well it was not exactly a dissertation in logic, at least not the kind of logic you would find in Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica for instance. It looked more like mathematics; no formalized language was used."
- Alonzo Church
(Related: Language, Logic, Mathematics)

"I'm just experimenting with every different type of music you can imagine and seeing where my voice lies and what sounds best. I think when I do finally do the album it will be very eclectic - just loads of different stuff on it. That's what I am hoping."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Music, Lies, Voice, Will)

"When I try to get work in the US all they say is that I need to lose weight - but I bet they never said that to Mae West."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Work, Weight)

"They used to but not any more. You kind of get used to it - you accept it is part of your job - if you're famous and you want this life, you have got to accept this part of it as well."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Life, Famous, Job, Want)

"They never were planning to be here. All my family are going to London because they wanted to go to the big one. There was never any showdown - there wouldn't be."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Family, London, Planning)

"There are some truths to some of the stories, but a lot of it isn't - you just have got to let it go."
- Charlotte Church
"The cast and the crew made me feel really welcome. Towards the end it just got better and better."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: End)

"It was quite natural - the first day I got to the set I was really nervous, but I loved the whole experience."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Experience, Day, First)

"I'm curvy and wholesome."
- Charlotte Church
"I would quite like to do a different accent or play something so different from myself because Olivia, the character I play in this film, is similar to me."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Character, Film, Play)

"I love singing - singing is what I'm famous for doing. Now it's turned into things I am famous for doing - like having rows with my mum or about my boyfriend, so it does get irritating."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Love, Boyfriend, Famous, Now, Singing)

"I know bugger all about golf."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Golf)

"I can't stand Bob Dylan."
- Charlotte Church
"Since I was 12 or 13, I have been taking movie meetings finding a project right for me because I wanted to try it. Craig gave us the script - it was set in Wales, it is really British humour. I just loved it."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Meetings, Project, Right)

"In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public."
- Frank Church
(Related: American, Committee, Concern, First, Media, Misleading, Past, Potential, Present, Public)

"The second is the damage to the credibility and independence of a free press which may be caused by covert relationships with the U.S. journalists and media organizations."
- Frank Church
(Related: Credibility, Independence, May, Media, Press, Relationships)

"I did a series called Ned and Stacey for two years for Fox back in the 90s. I was writer on it as well as a producer, and it was very important to me that there were no contemporary references."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Writer, Years)

"I enjoy doing press for something that I like, and I think the movie is very fun and charming and clever."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Fun, Press)

"I like to keep my private stuff pretty vague."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Pretty)

"I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Freedom)

"I kind of have a rededication in my life now to acting because I'm very fond of being in this movie."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Life, Acting, Being, Now)

"I'm not so proud to think that anything is unworthy, and I don't think I was that way 10 years ago."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Unworthy, Years)

"It's one of those scenarios where no, I never imagined that I'd be directed in a love scene - not even a love scene because it's kind of a hard-core sex scene because it's kind of just purely played for this carnal venting."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Love, Sex)

"The title of the movie is open to interpretation."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Open)

"I would say 95% of the time, because you just can't remember your lines if you're drinking alcohol. I would say about 95% of the time it was grape juice or this fake wine, which was horrible."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Time, Alcohol, Drinking, Wine)

"But to this day I am convinced that the real reason we met was because Alexander is from Nebraska, and he was completely fascinated that I was about to go off and make a movie with Brando - perhaps the most famous Nebraskan of all."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Day, Famous, Reason)

"I made a comfortable living for several years. I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Freedom, Living, Years)

"I love knowing that I'm not better than any other person on the planet."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Love)

"Last summer when we were preparing for the movie, I actually kind of wanted to stay fairly uninformed about it. As we went through the process that we do in the movie, I wanted to be a little wide-eyed."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Summer)

"I love going to the feed store and drinking coffee and talking about how much rain we need."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Love, Coffee, Drinking, Rain, Talking)

"Cary and I are working together on another movie, Charlotte's Web."
- Thomas Haden Church
"But I think once the word gets out that the movie is funny - funny is transcendent - it will traverse all demographic barriers if people embrace it as a funny movie."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Funny, People, Will, Word)

"Their lives have been largely defined by failure and you would think the prospect of marriage, which is supposed to be bountiful and hopeful, it's just really another kind of tangential thing in his life."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Life, Marriage, Failure)

"But I'm a citizen of Texas and try to spend most of my time there."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Time)

"Children from like 8 and even up to the college age - Spider-Man appeals to a fairly broad demographic but, like I said, a mean age probably of 12 is a good mark - they process information so quickly and it's not because of attention deficit or short attention span."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Age, Attention, Children, College, Information)

"He was using me. When he cast me in Sideways I was nothing but a vessel."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Nothing)

"I believe in singularity in relationships because you've got to have trust on both sides."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Trust, Relationships)

"But I certainly know a lot of people that existed at that level and are always kind of pining for more, always thinking that the next big break, the next opportunity, the big role are just around the corner of the next audition."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: People, Opportunity, Thinking)

"I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Actor, Writing)

"When I moved to L.A. in 1989, the very first thing I did was this horrific pilot called To Protect And Surf."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: First)

"To some extent I could identify with that because I kind of just made my money and got out."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Money)

"Between Clive Owen winning at the Golden Globes and the British Academy announcing its nominations, of which Sideways received only one, I'm feeling pretty humbled these days."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Winning, Feeling, Pretty)

"As an actor I kind of do. I started out doing voice overs in the mid 80s when I was in grad school."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Actor, School, Voice)

"But all actors go through the process, it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Achievement, Failure, Actors)

"But at the same time, if the right thing came along, I would do it in a second."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Time, Right)

"And there have certainly been movies I wanted to be in and milestones I wanted to surpass that did not happen."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Movies)

"If men had to do their vile work without the assistance of woman and the stimulant of strong drink they would be obliged to be more divine and less brutal."
- Caroline Nichols Churchill
(Related: Men, Work, Woman)

"The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship."
- Caroline Nichols Churchill
(Related: Ability, Chance, Class, Insult, Service, Woman)

"The best things carried to excess are wrong."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Excess, Wrong)

"Those who would make us feel, must feel themselves."
- Charles Churchill
"Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Envy, Resentment, Whim)

"Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor."
- Charles Churchill
"To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Beauty, Fame, Faults, Sense, Want)

"The danger chiefly lies in acting well; no crime's so great as daring to excel."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Acting, Crime, Danger, Lies)

"Patience is sorrow's salve."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Patience, Sorrow)

"Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Rest)

"Keep up appearances; there lies the test. The world will give thee credit for the rest."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Credit, Lies, Rest, Will, World)

"It can't be Nature, for it is not sense."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Nature, Sense)

"Genius is of no country."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Genius, Country)

"Genius is independent of situation."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Genius)

"Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Country, EnglFaults, Will)

"We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand."
- Jennie Churchill
(Related: Adventure, Extravagance)

"Treat your friends as you do your best pictures, and place them in their best light."
- Jennie Churchill
(Related: Friends, Light)

"It is so tempting to try the most difficult thing possible."
- Jennie Churchill
"You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady."
- Jennie Churchill
(Related: Lady, May, Woman, World)

"Life is not always not always what one wants it to be., but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy."
- Jennie Churchill
(Related: Life, Being)

"One is forever throwing away substance for shadows."
- Jennie Churchill
(Related: Shadows)

"He has a future and I have a past, so we should be all right."
- Jennie Jerome Churchill
(Related: Future, Past, Right)

"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light."
- Jennie Jerome Churchill
(Related: Friends, Light)

"I never could make out what those damn dots meant."
- Randolph Churchill
"When you kill 500,000 children in order to impose your will on other countries, then you shouldn't be surprised when somebody responds in kind."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Children, Countries, Order, Will)

"My comments are reserved for reputable journalists."
- Ward Churchill
"There is no consensus, there is no homogeneity, there is no truth."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Truth)

"There's always merit to having a debate."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Debate, Merit)

"Truth is the best defense."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Truth, Defense)

"If U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Death, Policy, Destruction, Foreign policy, Innocence, Results)

"They were targeting those people I referred to as 'little Eichmanns.' These were legitimate targets."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: People)

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Change, Mind)

"A joke is a very serious thing."
- Winston Churchill
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Truth, Lie, Chance, World)

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Opportunity, Difficulty)

""No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Expression)

"One does not leave a convivial party before closing time."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Time, Party)

"A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Ability, Needs, Tomorrow)

"A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Morality, Consequences, Man, Obstacles)

"Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Right, Wrong)

"Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Being)

"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Play, Will)

"Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, War)

"A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: War, Man)

"No crime is so great as daring to excel."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Crime)

"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Beginning, End, Now)

"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Life, Nothing, Result)

"Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Civilization, Democracy, Nothing, Prison)

"No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Education, Elections, Fighting)

"No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Time, Idea, Eye)

"One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!"
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Danger, Will)

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Attitude, Difference)

"Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, War, May, Poison)

"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Wife, Achievement, Ability)

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Hope, Duty, Freedom, Honor, Justice, Mercy)

"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Saying, Succeed)

"It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Heart, Luck, Nation, Race)

"Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Kites, Wind)

"Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Planning, Thinking)

"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Time, Truth, Man, Will)

"Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Drinking, First, Meeting)

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Men, Truth, Nothing)

"If you're going through hell, keep going."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Hell)

"Mr. Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Man)

"It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see."
- Winston Churchill
"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Life, Alcohol, Drinking, Smoking)

"My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Wife, Years)

"Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room."
- Winston Churchill
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Conflict)

"India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Nation, United)

"It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Right)

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Government, Democracy)

"In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Diet, Life, Words)

"In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Advice, Now)

"Most people stumble over the truth, now and then, but they usually manage to pick themselves up and go on, anyway."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Truth, People, Now)

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Failure, Virtue, Envy, Ignorance, Misery, Philosophy, Sharing, Socialism)

"If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Law, Respect)

"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Time)

"If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Race)

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Hell)

"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Future, Open, Past, Present, Quarrel)

"If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Prosperity, Race, Wishes)

"If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Advice, Country, English, Fire, World)

"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Devil, Hell)

"I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks."
- Winston Churchill
"It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power)

"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Trees)

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed."
- Winston Churchill
"Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Old, Words)

"Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Mystery, Russia)

"Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Church, Army, Day)

"Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, Ability, Tomorrow)

"Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Business, Politics)

"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History, Lies, Secrets, Study)

"It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Time, Mistake, Destiny)

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Books, Man, Quotations)

"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Truth, Lies)

"Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: People)

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Courage)

"In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: War, Work, Life, Folly, Open)

"Great and good are seldom the same man."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Man)

"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Iron curtain)

"For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History, Past, Will)

"For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power, Expression, Military, Rank, Today)

"Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Day)

"Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Ending, Will)

"Eating words has never given me indigestion."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Eating, Indigestion, Words)

"Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Old, World)

"Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Country)

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Attention, Body, Criticism, May, Pain, State)

"History is written by the victors."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History)

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Quality, Courage, First)

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Effort, Key, Potential)

"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Old, Words)

"Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter."
- Winston Churchill
"Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Thought, Europe)

"Never, never, never give up."
- Winston Churchill
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Will)

"Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Content, Improvement)

"Difficulties mastered are opportunities won."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Difficulties)

"I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, War, Painting, Politicians, Writing)

"I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Country, Fight)

"I never worry about action, but only inaction."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Action, Inaction, Worry)

"I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: May, Ugly, Will)

"I like a man who grins when he fights."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Man)

"I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Alcohol)

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Blood, Nothing, Tears)

"I have never developed indigestion from eating my words."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Eating, Indigestion, Words)

"I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: People, Contempt)

"He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Vices)

"I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Meeting)

"In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, War)

"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Cats, Dogs)

"I am easily satisfied with the very best."
- Winston Churchill
"I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Fact)

"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Being)

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Being)

"I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Inspiration, Land, Vitality)

"I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Policy)

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Strategy, Results)

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History, Will)

"I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Poor)

"We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Truth, Nothing)

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Change)

"To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: War)

"Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Man)

"True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Genius, Information)

"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Survival, Victory, May, Road, Terror)

"War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: War, Smile)

"War is mainly a catalogue of blunders."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: War)

"We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm."
- Winston Churchill
"We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Blood, Europe, Forget, Nations, Rivers, Years)

"We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Words)

"We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty."
- Winston Churchill
"We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Nation, Respect)

"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Act, Day, May, Years)

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Life, Living)

"When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Government, Home, Time, Country)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Fight, May, Surrender)

"We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Heart, Inspiration, Survival, Suffering)

"We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Mercy)

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us."
- Winston Churchill
"What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?"
- Winston Churchill
(Related: People, Forget, Will, World)

"When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: War, Giants, Will)

"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Art, Innovation, Sheep, Tradition)

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Americans, Right)

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Life, Enemies)

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Success, Enthusiasm, Failure, Loss)

"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: English, Irish)

"The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Being, Risk)

"When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: War, Winning, Right)

"Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer."
- Winston Churchill
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Argument, Conversation, Democracy)

"The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: People, Nation, Respect)

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Future, Mind)

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Success, Courage, Failure)

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see."
- Winston Churchill
"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Success, Failure, Loss)

"The first quality that is needed is audacity."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Quality, First)

"Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Peace, War)

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Virtue, Blessings, Capitalism, Sharing, Socialism, Vice)

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Opportunity, Difficulty)

"The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power, Force, Nothing)

"There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Being, Risk)

"This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Time, Comfort)

"The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Defense, Departure, Enemy)

"There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Nothing, Result)

"The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power, Man)

"There is no such thing as a good tax."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Tax)

"There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Kissing)

"There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Lies, World)

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Truth, End, Ignorance, Malice, May)

"The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Old, Words)

"The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Fear, Being, Extremes, Meaning, Sense, Writer)

"The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Problems)

"The price of greatness is responsibility."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Greatness, Responsibility)

"These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Country)

"The whales, you see, eat up the little fish."
- Thomas Churchyard
(Related: Fish)

"The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people."
- Kenneth Clark
(Related: People, Achievement, Church, Impulses)

"Was the real Jesus of history one and the same as the Christ of faith whom we read about in the New Testament and worship in the church? Was Jesus really raised from the dead? Is he really the divine Lord of lords?"
- John Clayton
(Related: Faith, History, Church, Christ, New testament, Worship)

"I'd like to do my first record I ever made, A Church, a Courtroom, and Then Goodbye."
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Church, First, Goodbye)

"There are no small churches, just small people."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: People, Churches)

"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)

"I go to St. Matthews in Pacific Palisades, an Episcopal Church."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Church)

"Kinsey thought that Freud in his own way was as dangerous as the Catholic Church."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Thought, Church)

"Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Government, Churches, Freedom, Wrong)

"The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Intelligence, Leadership, Church, Cause, Facts, Investigation)

"I walked away from going to church when I was 8. I didn't set foot in another church until I was 28."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Church)

"The stars are the great Gothic churches: spires, naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses, stained glass and grandeur, grandeur, grandeur."
- John Corry
(Related: Flying, Stars)

"There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built, the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body, and is higher than the tower of the principal tower of the church at Seville."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Church, Body, Leading)

"I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Men, Women, Day)

"I pastor a very large church in western Australia. We have about - over 2,000 people, which we have a Bible school, community services, a lot of things linked with it. So my life's very full today. Not enough days in the week."
- Margaret Smith Court
(Related: Life, People, Church, Bible, Community, School, Today)

"The bishops will govern the Church, the priests will do all the work and the deacons will have all the fun."
- Richard Cardinal Cushing
(Related: Work, Church, Fun, Will)

"Well, I've never left my faith - but have I made a lot of mistakes? But was I fortunate that I was brought up in that Pentecostal church, where I heard about God's love and God's forgiveness."
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Related: Faith, Forgiveness, Love, God, Church, Mistakes)

"I had explained that a woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Equality, Church, Woman)

"A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Equality, Church, Woman)

"I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations, and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Care, Desire, Duty, Teachers, Word)

"I add, that those who are bent on restoring the whole church ought to be well instructed in the word, and to abstain from doing anything under the pretext of simplicity."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Church, Simplicity, Word)

"God is sufficient in all ages for His church."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church)

"The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God's church."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Character, Church, Question)

"I had always owned them to be the Word of God... the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical picture of the early church; which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state; though still, as ever beloved by God."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Contrast, Present, Reading, State, Word)

"I know that those who esteem these little organised associations to be the churches of God, see nothing but mere meetings of men in every other gathering of God's children."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Men, God, Children, Churches, Meetings, Nothing)

"If real churches exist, such persons are not called on to make them."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Churches)

"Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Children, Nation, Nationalism, Novelty, Old, Words)

"Some respected and beloved brethren insist that the forming and organising of churches is, according to God's will, the only means of finding blessing in the midst of that confusion which is acknowledged to exist."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Churches, Confusion, Will)

"Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: People, Church, Funerals, May)

"The Church as a divine society possess an internal principle of life which is capable of assimilating the most diverse materials and imprinting her own image upon them."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Life, Society, Church)

"It is impossible for us to understand the Church if we regard her as subject to the limitations of human culture. For she is essentially a supernatural organism which transcends human cultures and transforms them to her own ends."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Church, Culture, Limitations, Supernatural)

"I don't believe there is a separation of church and state. I think the Constitution is very clear. The only separation is that there will not be a government church."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Government, Church, Constitution, Separation, State, Will)

"I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend Moon of the Unification Church. I wanted to understand this event, and the only way to understand it was to write about it."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Wedding, Church, Moon)

"I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues - the blues background was my big inspiration."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Music, Inspiration, Church, Growing up, Singing)

"Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence."
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: Equality, Mother, Church, Conservatism, Force, Freedom, Influence, Ireland, Security)

"The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches."
- Anita Diament
(Related: People, Church, Churches, College, State)

"I speak for a lot of church groups, youth groups, schools, colleges and do personal appearances. I've done conventions and trade shows. A lot of different little hats."
- Donna Douglas
(Related: Church, Schools, Trade, Youth)

"The history of the Church of Rome is a constant leakage of members into such breakaway cults, which go on splitting."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: History, Church, Rome)

"The church which ceases to be evangelistic will soon cease to be evangelical."
- Alexander Duff
(Related: Church, Will)

"When my children were born, I didn't have them baptized because I felt baptism was about erasing Original Sin - something the Church said children got from their mother - and I absolutely refused to believe women carry Original Sin."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Women, Mother, Church, Children, Sin)

"Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Church, Baseball)

"The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Religion, War, Church, American, Army)

"I just want you to know you aren't going to church with a crook."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Church, Want)

"Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader church of people than theatre."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: People, Church, Television, Theatre)

"I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Church, Preaching, Service)

"When I was growing up, I'd be in the choir. My mum was the organist in the church, so I'd sing in the church."
- Enya
(Related: Church, Growing up)

"Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition."
- Eliza Farnham
(Related: Power, Time, Soul, Church, Body, Shame)

"The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Death, Faith, Church, Debt, Measure, Rest)

"Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Duty, England, Honor, Importance, Justice, Mercy, Old, Voice)

"I'm doing another Churchill. I did a Churchill for HBO and that was up to 1939 and there's talk of the war years. They were going to do it this fall, but the script wasn't going to be ready."
- Albert Finney
(Related: War, Talk, Years)

"We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics... but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Politics, Thought, Church, Expression, Freedom, Ugly)

"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)

"For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Men, Women, Soul, Ideas, Church, Mind, School)

"I teethed on books of heroes such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and King David."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Books, Heroes)

"The Seventh Day Adventist Church believes that it was specially chosen by God to prepare the world for the Second Coming of His Son Jesus."
- Luke Ford
(Related: God, Son, Church, Day, World)

"My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Mother, Church, Children, Cooking, Housework, Voice, Woman)

"But I'll tell you what, there was a lot of farmland between Falls Church and Washington."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Church, Washington)

"I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Church, Memories, School)

"I remember very much there in Falls Church there was a creek that was flowing down into 4 Mile Run. I believe it's now covered up where it goes under Columbia Street. I found a whole family of weasels down there."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Family, Church, Now)

"The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome."
- John Foxe
(Related: Church, First, Persecution, Rome)

"Which prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified, insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy."
- John Foxe
(Related: Church, Christ, Day, May, Nothing, Prophecy)

"The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences."
- John Frame
(Related: Churches, Conservative, Result, Theology, Worship)

"Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life."
- E. Franklin Frazier
(Related: Life, Politics, Failure, Church, Prizes)

"Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Church, Clothes)

"For faithful Catholics, communion is not just a nice ritual: It is the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and the ultimate sign of our willingness to be incorporated into the church."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Church, Blood, Body, Christ)

"If these hands, used to fighting, would be acceptable to His Holiness, we most thankfully dedicate them to the service of him who deserves so well of the Church and of the fatherland."
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Related: Church, Fighting, Holiness, Service)

"I wouldn't want to criticise someone like Charlotte Church because she has done fantastically well, but personally I've always cared about the long term."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Church, Want)

"When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We are angry at each other much of the time."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Time, Right, Wrong)

"Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Church)

"Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Church, Ceremony, Hearing)

"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Religion, Church, Mosque, Temple, Sons, Spirit)

"They're after one world religion and one world government. That's why they've attacked the Catholic Church so strongly, to ultimately take control over it by their doctrine."
- Hutton Gibson
(Related: Religion, Government, Control, Church, Doctrine, World)

"I sang with Anita Bryant in the Southern Baptist churches."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Churches)

"Ultimately Warhol's private moral reference was to the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Church)

"An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Men, Heart, Artist)

"Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production. It was wonderful. He's very sharp, very sharp. It's funny I've been asked how weird it was to have a Brit do a church gospel movie."
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.
(Related: Funny, Church, Actors, Production)

"Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource."
- Al Gore
(Related: War, Fashion, Nation, Will, World, World war)

"Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Family, Religion, Church, School, State)

"There has always been a certain proportion of people who leave the Church on issues of authority and sex. That hasn't changed since we started doing research on it back in the early 1960s."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Sex, People, Church, Authority, Research)

"The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Leadership, Church, Reform, Trying)

"I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world."
- Al Green
(Related: Church, World)

"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 is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law."
- Pope Gregory VII
(Related: God, Church, Blind, Custom, Discretion, Eye, Help, Law, Spirit)

"I ground my faith upon God's word, and not upon the church."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Faith, God, Church, Word)

"The faith of the church must be tried by God's word, and not God's word by the church; neither yet my faith."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Faith, God, Church, Word)

"Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. I only wanted... to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home."
- Edvard Grieg
(Related: Home, Men, Artists, Churches)

"The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do. I don't need their approval. I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Family, Church, Approval, State)

"I am atheist in a very religious mould. I'm always asking myself the big questions. Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of this? When I find myself in church, I edit the hymns as I sing them."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Church, Meaning, Questions, Religious)

"I was a virgin. People find that hard to believe, but when you're raised in a church, that was just the way it is."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: People, Church)

"I kept quiet for eight years. I did not want to hurt the church."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Church, Hurt, Quiet, Want, Years)

"As God as my witness, they said, We're above the law. There's nothing you can do to us. You're just a church secretary."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: God, Church, Law, Nothing)

"Church is great, but I found my church here. Hugh Hefner has been nothing but a gentleman."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Church, Gentleman, Nothing)

"I was green. All I knew was to walk my dog and go to church."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Church)

"It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution this idea of the separation of church and state."
- Sean Hannity
(Related: Idea, Church, Constitution, Separation, State)

"My heart is in the Church of England but not my mind."
- Alister Hardy
(Related: Heart, Church, England, Mind)

"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)

"My mother raised me in the church. I was not allowed to stay home on Sunday; there was no option. I sang in the choir all the way up until I went to college."
- Steve Harvey
(Related: Home, Mother, Church, College)

"Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office, who are not connected to Mississippi, Alabama, Chicago, South Carolina. They know nothing about that, they don't go to church, and they make their decisions about what they think is right."
- Steve Harvey
(Related: People, Church, Chicago, Decisions, Hollywood, Nothing, Office, Right)

"Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Habit, Church, Freedom, Religious, Right, Separation, State)

"Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Church, End)

"It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Time, God, Church, Man, Name, Parents)

"There's nothing worse, I guess, than being black in an all-white church or being southern and being a liberal."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Church, Being, Liberal, Nothing)

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Government, Church, End, Forbidden, May, Motives, Oppression, Result, Tyranny)

"I don't have to go to church. The church is within me and the experience is my own. It's my life experience."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, Life, Church)

"The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Peace, Church, Purity)

"It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: God, Church, Being)

"All Church power arises from the indwelling of the Spirit; therefore those in whom the Spirit dwells are the seat of Church power. But the Spirit dwells in the whole Church, and therefore the whole Church is the seat of Church power."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Power, Church, Spirit)

"The Church is everywhere represented as one. It is one body, one family, one fold, one kingdom. It is one because pervaded by one Spirit. We are all baptized into one Spirit so as to become, says the apostle, on body."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Family, Church, Body, Spirit)

"All Church power is, therefore, properly ministerial and administrative. Everything is to be done in the name of Christ, and in accordance with his directions."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Power, Church, Christ, Name)

"As the Church is the aggregate of believers, there is an intimate analogy between the experience of the individual believer, and of the Church as a whole."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Experience, Church)

"Christ has not only ordained that there shall be such officers in his Church - he has not only specified their duties and prerogatives - but he gives the requisite qualifications, and calls those thus qualified, and by that call gives them their official authority."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Church, Authority, Christ)

"If all Church power vests in the clergy, then the people are practically bound to passive obedience in all matters of faith and practice; for all right of private judgment is then denied."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Faith, Power, People, Church, Judgment, Obedience, Practice, Right)

"If the Church is a living body united to the same head, governed by the same laws, and pervaded by the same Spirit, it is impossible that one part should be independent of all the rest."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Church, Body, Laws, Living, Rest, Spirit, United)

"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)

"Romanists tell us that the Pope is the vicar of Christ; that he is his successor as the universal head and ruler of the Church on earth. If this is so, he must be a Christ."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Church, Christ, Earth)

"All the reasons which require the subjection of a believer to the brethren of a particular church, require his subjection to all his brethren in the Lord."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Church)

"The Popish theory, which assumes that Christ, the Apostles and believers, constituted the Church while our Saviour was on earth, and this organization was designed to be perpetual."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Church, Christ, Earth, Theory)

"There can, therefore, be no doubt that Presbyterians do carry out the principle that Church power vests in the Church itself, and that the people have a right to a substantive part in its discipline and government."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Government, Power, People, Discipline, Church, Doubt, Right)

"The Reformers, therefore, as instruments in the hands of God, in delivering the Church from bondage to prelates, did not make it a tumultuous multitude, in which every man was a law to himself, free to believe, and free to do what he pleased."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: God, Church, Law, Man)

"The Independent or Congregational theory includes two principles; first, that the governing and executive power in the Church is in the brotherhood; and secondly, that the Church organization is complete in each worshipping assembly, which is independent of every other."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Power, Church, Brotherhood, First, Principles, Theory)

"The Church, however, is a self-governing society, distinct from the State, having its officers and laws, and, therefore, an administrative government of its own."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Government, Society, Church, Laws, Self, State)

"The Church, during the apostolic age, did not consist of isolated, independent congregations, but was one body, of which the separate churches were constituent members, each subject to all the rest, or to an authority which extended over all."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Age, Church, Authority, Body, Churches, Rest)

"The right of the people to a substantive part in the government of the Church is recognized and sanctioned by the apostles in almost every conceivable way."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Government, People, Church, Right)

"When the problems in Northern Ireland started, it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism, because the Catholic church was the only church at that time-it was a nationalist conflict."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Time, Church, Catholicism, Conflict, Ireland, Problems, Protestantism, Question)

"How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear, and if there were ever any records of this kind the Church would hardly allow them to become public."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Church, Possession, Public, Secrets)

"When I walk into an Orthodox Church... one is immediately aware that one has stepped into the presence of what St. Paul would call the whole family in heaven and earth. You have stepped into the precincts of heaven!"
- Thomas Howard
(Related: Family, Church, Earth, Heaven)

"The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Science, Church)

"A church of dialogue in the contemporary world... a church, taking on the mission of Jesus, which is in the world not to judge humanity, but to love it and to save it."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Love, Church, Humanity, Mission, World)

"However, it must always remain a dialogue, and never an imposition of the church's own convictions and methods. Propose, not impose. To serve, and not to dominate."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Church)

"The Church doesn't censor. It tries to guide its faithful through catechism."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Church)

"The church must constantly promote dialogue."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Church)

"The church, inserted and active in human society and in history, does not exist in order to exercise political power or to govern the society."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Power, Society, History, Church, Exercise, Order)

"A servant church must have as its priority solidarity with the poor."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Church, Poor, Solidarity)

"In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Development, Church, Dignity, Effort, Favors, Rights, Liberty, Personality, Today)

"The only place a new hat can be carried into with safety is a church, for there is plenty of room there."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: Church, Safety)

"Until they put that sand and dirt in my face I will not sit in church all day."
- Alberta Hunter
(Related: Church, Day, Will)

"For you see this scripture fulfilled this day and therefore I desire you as you tender the Lord and the church and commonwealth to consider and look what you do."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Church, Day, Desire, Scripture)

"My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Father, Mountains)

"Those churches have closed down or have been merged with a church that has a more positive vision."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Positive, Vision, Church, Churches)

"Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Society, Thought, Church, Activism, Churches, Needs, Years)

"I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still do need a bit of an awakening."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Church, Leaders)

"We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides."
- Saint Ignatius
(Related: Church)

"The public school has become the established church of secular society."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Society, Church, Public, School)

"The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Church, Heaven)

"The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will lay all flat if they be not prevented."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Church, Party, Scotland, Will)

"Time is important to me because I want to sing long enough to leave a message. I'm used to singing in churches where nobody would dare stop me until the Lord arrives!"
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: Time, Churches, Singing, Want)

"I remember going to church about four times a week. I liked it a lot."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Church)

"I thought it was a really good contrast to have a really sweet, sincere, church girl sitting next to the church lady who seemed kind of, you know, over the top."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Thought, Church, Contrast, Lady)

"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)

"When I'm performing for the people, I am me, then. I am that little girl who, when she was five years old, used to sing at church. Or I'm that 15-year-old young lady who wanted to be grown and wanted to sing and couldn't wait to be smokin' a cigarette, you know?"
- Etta James
(Related: People, Church, Lady, Old, Years)

"I was aware of it, but I grew up in a very a-religious family. My mother never went to church, she never had any religious training or background. It was never a part of our social interaction."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Family, Mother, Church, Religious, Training)

"It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Work, Church, Attention, Generosity, Now)

"The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Church, Beginning, Light, Now)

"Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Music, People, Church, Class, Teaching)

"Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Love, Wife, Church, Man)

"The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Faith, Men, Strength, Church, Being, Conscience, Nation, Separation, State)

"I liked the name of the amendment. I couldn't help feeling uneasy that the church was opposing something with a name as beautiful as the Equal Rights Amendment."
- Sonia Johnson
(Related: Church, Feeling, Rights, Help, Name)

"Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Church)

"Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Dad, Mom, Church, Bed, Kids)

"In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability, by a desire to appear better than we really are."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Church, Desire, Respectability)

"You sang in church, you know, and you didn't act at all. You tried not to act, you tried to tell the truth. The idea of being a troubadour on the road singing for your supper was very disturbing to him."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Truth, Idea, Church, Act, Being, Road, Singing)

"Before my grandpa built his own church, we went to the neighboring town, and it was a white community. You know, up north, mostly middle European people and Indians, Chippewa Indians. We were welcome to that church, but once we got in, they didn't know what to do with us."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: People, Church, Community)

"Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Church, America, Country, Hollywood, Italy, Spain)

"Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Feeling, Taste)

"There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being."
- James Joyce
(Related: Church, Being, Heresy, Philosophy)

"I was unwilling to - without getting too philosophical about it - I was unwilling to structure my spirituality in the way that the church wanted me to structure it."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: Church, Spirituality)

"I left because I decided it just really wasn't for me, and I got a better understanding of what the Catholic Church needed from its priests and ministers."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: Church, Understanding)

"I have a much wider, freer view about spirituality. I feel that people need to pursue it on their own, personally. You know, let it be theirs - a personal relationship with their soul, or their God, or with their church."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: God, Soul, People, Church, Spirituality)

"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)

"My father started me singing in church."
- DeForest Kelley
(Related: Father, Church, Singing)

"I think I am the oldest member and have been in good standing longer than any other member of this church."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Church)

"I am, I think the only surviving member of the original Battle Creek church. The church was disbanded, with the exception of thirteen members, in 1870."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Church, Battle)

"And I found both literature and the church very dramatic presences in the world of the 1950s."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Church, Literature, World)

"And I definitely wanted to be a writer, but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources, I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Church, Duty, Now, Parents, Writer)

"And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church, by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Design, Church, Sexuality)

"Art, that great undogmatized church."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Art, Church)

"Sodomy is in the Bible, to be read in churches. I wouldn't rule it out of Mr. Bruce's act if he cares to comment on it."
- Dorothy Kilgallen
(Related: Bible, Act, Churches)

"I think in church you're raised like God is God and you are here."
- Charles King
(Related: God, Church)

"I know at my church a lot of the times we sung from hymn books and as we got older we started to change with time. I can honestly say that I was never influenced to write for the church."
- Charles King
(Related: Change, Time, Church, Books)

"I always sang in church always was in a gospel choir and directed choirs and always performed, but I never thought of it as a powerful thing."
- Charles King
(Related: Thought, Church)

"I think the church and the religion right now have a lot more to be worried about than SLAYER."
- Kerry King
(Related: Religion, Church, Now, Right)

"I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong."
- Peter King
(Related: God, People, Inspiration, Churches, Country, Spiritual, Support, Wrong)

"It was like going to church, except Ozzy Osbourne was there."
- Sam Kinison
(Related: Church)

"I am not the Jesus of the official church tolerated by those in power. I am not your superstar."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Power, Church)

"Our church has been legal since late 1960s. I've been involved since 1972. I was ordained in 1975."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Legal, Church)

"That is simply that Marxism has been tremendously fashionable in our time, so it has infected a very large number of major institutions in many countries of the world. So I suppose that we shouldn't be too surprised that it should infect the church as well."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Time, Church, Countries, Marxism, World)

"It wasn't until my second year that I got to actually work with Church."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Work, Church)

"I'm sure Church got some of his ideas from this trip to Europe."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Ideas, Church, Europe)

"And what I learned in Church's course. He trained us intensively in his new system, which he was just developing. Two papers were presented. I think the second paper wasn't published until well after the course was finished."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Church)

"I think that after Church got his Ph.D. he studied in Europe, maybe in the Netherlands, for a year or two."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Church, Europe)

"Well, I think Barkley and I were the only two who were working with Church for a Ph.D."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Church)

"The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: People, Church, Artists, Culture, Study, Talk)

"The right-to-life movement and the Roman Catholic Church are saying that it is better to destroy these embryos, or preferably have them adopted - which is not going to happen - than to use them for research."
- Mort Kondracke
(Related: Church, Research, Right, Saying)

"Ward Churchill might be more valuable to the opponents of the academic left employed than unemployed. Above all, he can serve as a living window into the intellectual, moral, and political bankruptcy of the left."
- Mort Kondracke
(Related: Living, Opponents)

"And a third thing is the understanding of the Church as a community, a communion which is just a hierarchy but the people of God, whose servants are the priests and bishops."
- Hans Kung
(Related: God, People, Church, Community, Understanding)

"It is an absolutely unique success of the church community to have introduced such an epoch-making change, in just a few years, without having a serious division."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Success, Change, Church, Community, Years)

"The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations, prolonging their existence with austerity."
- Abraham Kuyper
(Related: Churches, Existence, Poor)

"There is a lot of absurdity sometimes, not just in Mormonism but often in other religions that want to pretend that no bad happens in their church, rather than taking care of what bad does happen."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Church, Absurdity, Care, Want)

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

"I grew up a Catholic and I don't want to talk badly about the Catholic Church but there's a lot of routine stuff going on. You say the same prayers, you sit, you kneel, whatever."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Church, Routine, Talk, Want)

"Some hypocrites and seeming mortified men, that held down their heads, were like the little images that they place in the very bowing of the vaults of churches, that look as if they held up the church, but are but puppets."
- William Laud
(Related: Men, Church, Churches)

"The church must be the critic and guide of the state, and never its tool."
- Lynn Lavner
(Related: Church, State)

"What I think we can do is help individuals understand the church teaching, but also maybe help the church understand the viewpoint of lay men and women about what they want in regard to priests, or how do they want the hierarchy to deal with them?"
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Men, Women, Church, Help, Teaching, Want)

"Others don't want to listen to viewpoints that members of the church have."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Church, Want)

"Some of the speakers we bring on campus may not reflect official church teaching, but that's how it is."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Church, May, Teaching)

"The Spirit hasn't deserted the church today."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Church, Deserted, Spirit, Today)

"You know how the church has been hit so hard by the sexual misconduct by clergy, and what's that's done to Catholics, especially here in Boston but elsewhere as well."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Church, Boston)

"The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Church, Celibacy, May)

"Clearly there are individuals who don't understand what the church teaches, or they think it's so limiting."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Church)

"BC is not going to replace the hierarchy, and BC is not going to lead some major reform in the Catholic Church - that's got to come out of the whole Catholic community."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Church, Community, Reform)

"When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body."
- Bill Lee
(Related: Sports, Church, Body, Constitution, Mind, State)

"You should enter a ballpark the way you enter a church."
- Bill Lee
(Related: Church)

"But when one identifies the Church with a cultural and political bloc, there is the danger of making difficult the Church's contact with all those outside the bloc."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Church, Danger)

"The Synod of Bishops has existed for forty years. In that long span of time it has been for all of us a good school for introducing us to the universal dimension of the Church."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Time, Church, School, Years)

"There's always the tendency to transform the Church into an ethical agency, and of measuring the Church by the yardstick of social and cultural utility."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Church)

"The mission proper to the Church is that of proclaiming the Gospel."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Church, Mission)

"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)

"I've grown so much since 1996. I think that was the turning point of when I started to go to church every Sunday and not just because you're supposed to. But because you enjoy going and listening to the Word and being excited about it."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Church, Being, Listening, Word)

"The Church in England is the Church of England."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Church, England)

"Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark, when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory?"
- Charles de Lint
(Related: Men, Churches, Glory, World, Worship)

"I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment... rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Faith, Work, Heart, Church, Childhood)

"They cannot make it say what they want it to say. And this is the beginning and the end of the case for retaining the old language: If the churches give it up, who will remember how to say what is said?"
- Clifford Longley
(Related: Beginning, Churches, End, Old, Want, Will)

"I still went to church regularly every Sunday; that is we all went there together. I reverenced the family pew where we had assembled for so many years; and apart from that reason I hold it dear because it is associated in my memory with my mother."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Family, Mother, Church, Memory, Reason, Years)

"Churchill was one of the few men I have met who even in the flesh give me the impression of genius. George Bernard Shaw is another. It is amusing to know that each thinks the other is overrated."
- David Low
(Related: Men, Genius, Impression)

"From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom."
- Seth Low
(Related: Inspiration, Church, Devotion, Freedom, Learning, Liberty, Religious, State, Value)

"For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Church, Devil)

"Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?"
- Martin Luther
(Related: Faith, Church, Christ, First)

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

"I sang in the choir for years, even though my family belonged to another church."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Family, Church, Years)

"I don't go to church regular. But I pray for answers to my problems."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Church, Answers, Problems)

"She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Church)

"Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Life, People, Church, Climate, Guidance, Mistrust, Present)

"The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state."
- James Madison
(Related: Morality, People, Church, Devotion, Separation, State)

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries."
- James Madison
(Related: Purpose, Church, Blood, Europe, Separation, State)

"In no instance have... the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people."
- James Madison
(Related: People, Churches)

"We're not at a point in time to be taking chances with children and young people in the church. The Holy Father himself said... there is no room in the priesthood or religious life for someone who has abused a child. I think he's right."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Life, Time, Father, People, Church, Children, Religious, Right)

"The church also does not condone a broken immigration system in the U.S., one that too easily can lead to the exploitation, abuse and even death of immigrants."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Death, Church, Abuse, Exploitation)

"I think that together the church has learned a lot, and as we know from our own oversight board, the involvement of our wonderful lay leaders has been a real grace."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Church, Grace, Leaders)

"I personally believe, as church law sets out, that sanctions are an absolute last resort, particularly penal sanctions of depriving people of the sacraments."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: People, Church, Law)

"I found out that many of our Catholics simply don't know what the church teaches, and why, on a lot of issues, and therefore are saying things that they think are okay. They simply don't know."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Church, Saying)

"I find it inconceivable that we're meeting for five and a half days, and there isn't one moment on the agenda to deal with the greatest crisis we've ever had in the church since 1789."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Church, Crisis, Meeting)

"A lot of victims, for example, have become addicted to alcohol and drugs. It seems to me that the church's healing ministry is going to be enhanced through this in much broader strokes. That's good, it's all positive."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Positive, Church, Alcohol, Drugs, Example, Healing, Victims)

"I spent a lot of time in churches. If you go to a synagogue, someone is always asking if you're alone, if you're married. In a church, in a hundred years no one would ask."
- Peter Malkin
(Related: Time, Church, Churches, Years)

"The Church has never changed its teaching on the sanctity of human life - it didn't make up a rule for the convenience of a particular time like a rule at a country club as the Governor would have us believe."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Life, Time, Church, Country, Teaching)

"The Church does not pretend to be scientists. It teaches based upon what science tells it."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Science, Church, Scientists)

"In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Women, Church, Devil, Theology)

"And yet, you do not throw out some of the great minds of the Church - and people in Church history - and say they have no credibility because they committed a sin or made a mistake."
- Walter Martin
(Related: History, Mistake, People, Church, Credibility, Sin)

"Many good purposes lie in the churchyard."
- Philip Massinger
(Related: Lie)

"Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: People, Church, Being, Fire, Murder, Pressure)

"I had a born-again experience at the age of 33. As a result of that I found a church where I felt I was being fed properly. I don't say that as a reflection on Catholicism. But once I was born again, I got an evangelical spirit."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Age, Experience, Church, Being, Catholicism, Reflection, Result, Spirit)

"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)

"We were environmentalists of the Teddy Roosevelt theory. We believed in separation of church and state. We believed in the independence of the Supreme Court not being subject to politicians."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Church, Being, Court, Independence, Politicians, Separation, State, Theory)

"I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God's work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution of the church is concerned, I think it is despicable."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Work, God, Church, Help)

"I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife. That's what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Idea, Church, Afterlife, Contempt, Hell, Nothing, Now)

"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)

"Yes, though I have nothing but gratitude for my upbringing in the church."
- John McGahern
(Related: Gratitude, Church, Nothing)

"The rosary was said every evening. I always liked that sentence about the medieval Churches, that they were the Bibles of the poor. The Church was my first book and I would think it is still my most important book."
- John McGahern
(Related: Church, Churches, Evening, First, Poor)

"I love the description of Gothic churches before the printed word, that they were the bibles of the poor."
- John McGahern
(Related: Love, Churches, Poor, Word)

"Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Truth, Church, Living, Sun)

"A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Church, Gentlemen, Heaven, Will)

"Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions, the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature, the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Nature, God, Church, Actions, Man, State)

"Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel."
- Melina Mercouri
(Related: Victory)

"The churches... have lost much of their authority over youth because they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology, psychology and sociology."
- Agnes E. Meyer
(Related: Authority, Churches, Light, Preaching, Psychology, Religious, Youth)

"We are to introduce our people into the life of the Church, which is salvation, that they may grasp its meaning, its contents and purpose, to taste and see how good the Lord is."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: Life, People, Purpose, Church, May, Meaning, Salvation, Taste)

"Priesthood is not a convenient, historically conditioned form of Church organisation, but is rooted in the Incarnation, in the priesthood and mission of Christ himself."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: Church, Christ, Mission)

"The Church's note must be a supernatural note which distinguishes incarnation from immanence, redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: God, Church, Evolution, Spiritual, Supernatural)

"There is a kind of thinking in the Church that wants to reduce the priest to a mere functionary, a managing director, where administration rather than doctrine and worship are to determine the form of the Church."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: Church, Doctrine, Thinking, Worship)

"Think of me as the weathered sheriff coming back into Dodge 'cause the youngsters are shooting up the church and scaring the horses and not doing right by the women."
- Frank Miller
(Related: Women, Church, Horses, Right)

"We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect. Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they are sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Government, Religion, Church, Democracy, Needs, Order, Tolerance)

"Then one day I read about a book that said that the church is the only army that shoots its wounded."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Church, Army, Day)

"Flesh sells. People don't want to see pictures of churches. They want to see naked bodies."
- Helen Mirren
(Related: People, Churches, Want)

"Yesterday I had a Shaker visitor, and today a Catholic; and the more I see and hear, the less do I care about church doctrines."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Church, Care, Today, Yesterday)

"I grew up in the church, and I feel very strongly about it."
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Related: Church)

"On the day, therefore, when I went to the church to be confirmed, with a number of others, I suffered extremely from the reproaches of my conscience."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Church, Conscience, Day)

"Each heartfelt prayer, each Church meeting attended, each worthy friend, each righteous decision, each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Life, Friend, Decision, Goal, Church, Act, Meeting, Prayer, Service)

"Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Church, Blood, Man)

"There are enough churches already, but the world still needs salvation."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Churches, Needs, Salvation, World)

"The day will come, however, when they will truly know the Unification Church and me. The day will come when the truth will be known and the message of love will be taught. On that day, their regret will be deep."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Love, Truth, Church, Day, Deep, Regret, Will)

"So from this time of peak every people or every organization that goes against the Unification Church will gradually come down or drastically come down and die. Many people will die - those who go against our movement."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Time, People, Church, Will)

"A member must say that he is a member of the Unification Church and that he is the follower of Sun Myung Moon. If he doesn't have the courage to say it, he is not worthy of me."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Courage, Church, Moon, Sun)

"But separation of church and state was never meant to separate God and government."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Government, God, Church, Separation, State)

"The Church's role should be separated from the state's role."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Church, State)

"It can have a secular purpose and have a relationship to God because God was presumed to be both over the state and the church, and separation of church and state was never meant to separate God from government."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Government, God, Purpose, Church, Separation, State)

"Hopefully when you see the movie, Maybe you don't have the Orlando in your life, but you know that guy. He goes to church. He's down the street. He's one of the boys at the schoolyard. They exist."
- Shemar Moore
(Related: Life, Church, Boys)

"The Roman Catholic church... carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Power, Women, Control, Church, Abortion, Birth control)

"The church of St. Peter at Berlin, notwithstanding the total difference between them in the style of building, appears in some respects to have a great resemblance to St. Paul's in London."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Church, Building, Difference, London, Style)

"Westminster Abbey, the Tower, a steeple, one church, and then another, presented themselves to our view; and we could now plainly distinguish the high round chimneys on the tops of the houses, which yet seemed to us to form an innumerable number of smaller spires, or steeples."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Church, Houses, Now)

"You can count on one hand the number of Novus Ordo churches in this country that feature a fully Catholic music program of any quality, consistent with the Roman rite tradition."
- Richard Morris
(Related: Music, Quality, Churches, Country, Tradition)

"Catholic liturgical music, it would seem, is everywhere but in the Catholic Church itself."
- Richard Morris
(Related: Music, Church)

"For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music, carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic beauty with the demands of the Faith."
- Richard Morris
(Related: Beauty, Faith, Music, Talent, Development, Church, Years)

"Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries from the 13th to the 20th."
- Lance Morrow
(Related: Church, Force, Mind)

"The Church became both more accessible and less imposing. It threw itself open to risk."
- Lance Morrow
(Related: Church, Open, Risk)

"Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Determination, Energy, Learning)

"One may as well dam for water tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man."
- John Muir
(Related: People, Heart, Temple, Churches, Man, May, Water)

"Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross, stood a large building, even larger than the church, and having many towers."
- Max Muller
(Related: Church, Building, Old)

"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
- Fridtjof Nansen
(Related: God, Church)

"If a church offers no truth that is not available in the general culture - in, for instance, the editorials of the New York Times or, for that matter, of National Review - there is not much reason to pay it attention."
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Related: Truth, Church, Attention, Culture, Reason)

"My eyes are wide open to the conflicts within the Church, but I don't think you can call it schism."
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Related: Church, Eyes, Open)

"My hope that the Church will emerge as a strong leader in society is just that a hope. What I described in The Catholic Moment is not a prophecy but the outline of a possibility. There are no guarantees that my hopes expressed in The Catholic Moment will ever be realised."
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Related: Society, Leader, Hope, Possibility, Church, Prophecy, Will)

"I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Father, People, Churches)

"Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: God, Church, Circumstances, Grave, Want)

"Many are called but few are chosen. There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair."
- Edward Norman
(Related: Church, Christ, Minority, sayings, Will)

"We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Churches, Leaders, states, United)

"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)

"My mom always said that if the Protestants catch a Catholic in their church, they feed them to the Jews."
- Kate O'Brien
(Related: Mom, Church)

"The equality that we are all entitled to, as citizens of this democracy, can't be avoided by some religious dogma of a President who's is supposed to believe in the notion of separation of church and state. And he frankly doesn't."
- Rosie O'Donnell
(Related: Equality, Church, Democracy, President, Religious, Separation, State)

"An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Related: Life, War, Death, Church, Deed, Disease, Poverty, Prayer)

"In an unconstitutional partnership with the state, the church can impose the most irresistible, if covert, controls conceivable."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Related: Church, Partnership, State)

"The relationships that people have - that are sexual, psychological, emotional - these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Related: Government, People, Churches, Open, Parents, Relationships, Right, Schools)

"You get more churches burned down in the United States in the last two years than in the last hundred, because of the lack of understanding of culture and diversity and the beauty of it."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Beauty, Churches, Culture, Diversity, states, Understanding, United, Years)

"Becoming Catholic involves entering into a relationship with the Catholic Church."
- Carl Olson
(Related: Church)

"This also is a part of the teaching of the Church, that there are certain angels of God, and certain good influences, which are His servants in accomplishing the salvation of men."
- Origen
(Related: Men, God, Church, Angels, Salvation, Teaching)

"This also is a part of the Church's teaching, that the world was made and took its beginning at a certain time, and is to be destroyed on account of its wickedness."
- Origen
(Related: Time, Church, Beginning, Teaching, Wickedness, World)

"Most people already know what they're doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Change, People, Church, Want, Wrong)

"A lot of churches have not moved with the times."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Churches)

"You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Church, Christ)

"I don't want to just preach to the church. I feel like I have a broader message."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Church, Want)

"In other words, the Church acknowledges Science as the higher authority."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Science, Church, Authority, Words)

"I'm nervous as a whore in church."
- LaWanda Page
(Related: Church)

"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)

"My mind is my own church."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Church, Mind)

"I have a friend who lives in the South Side of Chicago. I helped out at a church charity there where they try to give a bit of cohesion to a desperate area. Everyone was very welcoming."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Friend, Church, Charity, Chicago)

"The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Church, Celibacy, Christ, Dignity, Duty, Expression, Maturity, Proof, Vow, Word)

"The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Church, Man, Media, Question, Religious, Today)

"Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Family, Marriage, Church, Act, Will)

"It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any."
- William Penn
(Related: Church)

"Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Wedding, People, Church, Delight, Fools, Poor)

"If you had told me 28 years ago that the largest organization in the world touching the lives of gays and lesbians would be a church, I would not have believed you."
- Troy Perry
(Related: Church, World, Years)

"Humanity is not a church made of stone, in which vault after vault lies open."
- Goran Persson
(Related: Church, Humanity, Lies, Open)

"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)

"It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Church, Act)

"However, as the Eastern churches have always maintained, through Christ creation is intended eventually to share in the life of God, the life of divine nature."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Life, Nature, God, Christ, Churches, Creation)

"Our children were mostly brought up and educated in the Churchill suburb east of Pittsburgh. Each summer, we took them back to England for an extended period."
- John Pople
(Related: Children, England, Summer)

"If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Music, Church, Approval, Quakers)

"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)

"The black groups that boycott certain films would do better to get the money together to make the films they want to see, or stay in church and leave us to our work."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Money, Work, Church, Want)

"The medieval Church believed that the resurrection of Christ marked a new time for all of humanity."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Time, Church, Christ, Humanity)

"What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching, then she will be seen as standing in judgement over a vast percentage of Europeans."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Church, Teaching, Will)

"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)

"Meanwhile the Church more and more provided for the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, by practically chaining His influence to the hierarchy and the sacraments."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Church, Doctrine, Influence, Spirit)

"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 principle that certain sins should not receive the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all, but had been applied in various churches; perhaps, however, with no strict consistency."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Forgiveness, Consistency, Church, Churches, Novelty)

"The earlier practice of the Church had been more or less to employ in worship under the presidency of the pastor or pastors, the gifts of the congregation."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Church, Gifts, Practice, Presidency, Worship)

"The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Women, Church, Constitution, Fact, Now, Right)

"Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Society, Church, Democracy)

"Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Faith, Attitude, Church, Teaching, Today, Wind)

"It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don't come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Age, Religion, Church, Country, Prohibition, State)

"To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Economy, Intention, World)

"I went to a church where you could not sing out loud in the service until you had been saved."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Church, Service)

"I teach metaphysics and pastor a church."
- Della Reese
(Related: Church, Metaphysics)

"I have a group of people, about 40, in a local church in Surrey in England, who pray for me regularly."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: People, Church, England)

"I sang in church choir all my life, through elementary school, junior high and high school."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Life, Church, School)

"I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs, and that the decision of religious marriage should be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Faith, Marriage, Decision, Church, Debate, Influence, Religious, State)

"There were theoretical elements in the subjection of women and it is not possible to avoid the conclusion that a large contribution was made to them by the Church. In part this was a matter of its hostile stance towards sexuality."
- J. M. Roberts
(Related: Women, Church, Sexuality)

"If indeed this is the work of God... then it's a crisis that calls for the church to be its very best self, and not worry about risking itself for the right thing."
- Gene Robinson
(Related: Work, God, Church, Crisis, Right, Self, Worry)

"There are enormously gifted Episcopal priests around this church who are gay and lesbian, some of whom are partnered, who would make wonderful bishops and they're going to be nominated and they're going to be elected."
- Gene Robinson
(Related: Church, Gay, Lesbian)

"I think my election is one of several indications that gay and lesbian folk are being brought more into the center of things. I'd like to think that my election signals my bringing of gay and lesbian folk into the center of the church."
- Gene Robinson
(Related: Church, Being, Folk, Gay, Lesbian)

"My mother was a churchgoing lady, so I always heard about God at home."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Home, Mother, God, Lady)

"I've been speaking at churches for years, as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals, and I always talk about my faith. That is a declaration of my relationship with God."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: God, Faith, Churches, Hospitals, Talk, Years)

"When Queer Eye hit, the church told my mom they were praying for me. She said, God loves him too. And I support him 100 percent."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: Mom, God, Church, Eye, Support)

"I had said to some pastor that I was having thoughts, and the church turned on me. They went to my mom and said, So sorry about your son."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: Mom, Son, Thoughts, Church)

"From education by the Church to education by Germanic value is a step of several generations."
- Alfred Rosenberg
(Related: Education, Church, Generations, Value)

"The city's contradictions and frailties drive me to the church. The church, in turn, binds my wounds and soothes my troubled heart, and sends me right back out into the city again."
- Steve Ross
(Related: Heart, Church, Right, Wounds)

"An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: God, Church, Body, Service, Spiritual)

"If you were to look back at me as a school kid you'd see a very quiet little church mouse kind of character."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: Character, Church, Mouse, Quiet, School)

"We went to church every Sunday. When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family."
- Darius Rucker
(Related: Family, Time, Church)

"The Lord called me to plant a church."
- Bobby Rush
(Related: Church)

"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)

"The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: War, Alliance, Defeat, Destruction, Fascism, Leaders, Prosperity, Salvation, World, World war)

"Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Nature, Church, Body)

"I have confidence that the Unitarian Church will steadily grow and will help to sustain many of my fellow citizens in these important days that lie ahead of us."
- Leverett Saltonstall
(Related: Lie, Church, Confidence, Help, Will)

"My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church."
- Leverett Saltonstall
(Related: Family, Church, Generations)

"I attended Sunday School and then church with my father and mother throughout my childhood."
- Leverett Saltonstall
(Related: Mother, Father, Church, Childhood, School)

"It is not easy to get rich in Las Vegas, at Churchill Downs, or at the local Merrill Lynch office."
- Paul Samuelson
(Related: Office)

"Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Medical, Church, Past, Profession, Silence, State, Today, Woman)

"Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting."
- Francis Schaeffer
(Related: Thought, Church, Language, Responsibility)

"The living Church of the redeemed is his book. He founded a religion of the living spirit, not of a written code, like the Mosaic law. Yet his words and deeds are recorded by as honest and reliable witnesses as ever put pen to paper."
- Philip Schaff
(Related: Religion, Church, Deeds, Law, Living, Pen, Spirit, Words)

"In early church polemics, Jews are deemed no longer worthy of their own Scriptures because they have failed to accept Christ as the Messiah."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Church, Christ)

"It's very difficult to determine whether this is the fault of the world that has abandoned the Church, or the Church that does not know how to relate to the world."
- Angelo Scola
(Related: Church, Fault, World)

"I know it is a somewhat delicate matter to refuse a gift, but in this case the statue is so atrocious that every endeavour should be made to keep it out of the church."
- Giles Gilbert Scott
(Related: Church)

"The artistic taste of the Catholic priests is appalling and I am most anxious to have a Catholic church in which everything is genuine and good, and not tawdry and ostentatious."
- Giles Gilbert Scott
(Related: Church, Taste)

"The artists who stand out to me have a passion for what they do. There are a lot of people who can sing. It's just like when you go to church and people are singing because it sounds good, not because it feels good. There's a difference."
- Jill Scott
(Related: People, Church, Artists, Difference, Passion, Singing)

"The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Work, Successful, Church, Environment, Key, Missionaries, Will)

"The Church is presided over personally by Jesus Christ."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Church, Christ)

"Conversion is a very, very important part of what you are doing. We will have a responsibility to report to Heavenly Father regarding those we bring into the Church."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Father, Church, Responsibility, Will)

"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)

"I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost every religious group in the country, from Jewish and Catholic, and Presbyterian and Holy Rollers and Revival Churches."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: Churches, Country, Religious, Saying)

"Our public schools began as ministries of the church; now it is time to return them to the Lord."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Time, Church, Now, Public, Schools)

"Unfortunately, the Church's position on most contemporary issues makes it hard to take them seriously."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Church)

"I am drawn to Christ but I have real problems with the Catholic Church."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Church, Christ, Problems)

"I like the aesthetics of the Church."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Church, Aesthetics)

"I like Church furniture."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Church)

"I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Church, Spiritual)

"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)

"May the Lord destroy all the tyrants of the church. Amen."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Church, May)

"If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Men, Churches, Poor)

"My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9, and I later became a Baptist minister, which I am today."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Age, God, Church, Christ, Today)

"Before I had crossed the threshold of my church I was made to realize that I was shepherd of a divided flock."
- Anna H. Shaw
(Related: Church)

"I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Music, Church, First, Singing, Television)

"It doesn't really matter how much of the rules or the dogma we accepted and lived by if we're not really living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church, which is service to others and finding God in ourselves and then seeing God in everyone - including our enemies."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: God, Church, Enemies, Living, Rules, Service)

"Well, I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it's between you and God, not you and the Church."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Faith, God, Church, Catholicism, Conscience)

"I think the Church is a conduit to God. The Church is not God. And I think that from the very beginning Jesus taught us that."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: God, Church, Beginning)

"As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it's not meant to be a prediction."
- Dan Simmons
(Related: Church)

"For a house, somewhere near Los Angeles I found an old church. Very old, no longer used. So we moved the church to the land, and I took off the steeple, and I got my hands dirty."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: Church, Land, Old)

"I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Discipline, Hope, Church, Authority, Fire, Unworthy, Want)

"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)

"The outcome can truly determine whether our homes will be destroyed, whether our children will be torn from their mothers, trained as conspirators and turned against their parents, their home and their church."
- George Smathers
(Related: Home, Church, Children, Mothers, Parents, Will)

"Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages, I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Architecture, Church, Emotion, Religious)

"Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Architecture, Beauty, Poetry, Heart, Churches, May)

"I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn't have anyone sleeping on the streets."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Church)

"If you will stay with the majority of the Twelve Apostles, and the records of the Church, you will never be led astray."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Church, Majority, Will)

"I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Church, Faults, Heaven, Hell, Saints, Will)

"One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre."
- David Soul
(Related: Heart, Church, Beliefs, Community, Football, Spirit, Theatre)

"At the end of 1795 and beginning of 1796, I was ordered to write to the Church ministers."
- Joanna Southcott
(Related: Church, Beginning, End)

"I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Church, Profanity)

"Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun."
- Stephen Spender
(Related: Religion, Church, Sun)

"My father was Catholic, my mother was Protestant, and because of that I got Christened in both churches, so I've got all these names... but my Dad always called me Mick."
- Mickey Spillane
(Related: Dad, Mother, Father, Churches, Names)

"People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: People, Church, Sin)

"The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Women, Church, Teaching)

"The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Church, Bible, Law, Today, Woman)

"The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Women, Church, Bible)

"Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'."
- Edith Stein
(Related: Soul, Church, Living, Prayer, Spirit)

"The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church."
- Edith Stein
(Related: God, Heart, Church, Devotion, Prayer)

"I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Churches, Favorite, Mankind)

"I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every week and took the sacraments. It never really touched the core of my being."
- Sting
(Related: Church, Being)

"The nations were awakened from the sleep of death, as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles' lips, - the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed, and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world."
- John Strachan
(Related: Life, Death, Churches, Nations, Sleep, Superstition, Words, World)

"The Legislature of Lower Canada, consisting chiefly of Roman Catholics, could hardly be expected to support a church which they were taught to consider heretical, and in Upper Canada the scanty means at the disposal of the Government, precluded all hope."
- John Strachan
(Related: Government, Hope, Church, Canada, Support)

"At the first general meeting of this Corporation in 1820, his Lordship presided; a circumstance, which may well be considered an era in the history of the Church of Upper Canada."
- John Strachan
(Related: History, Church, Canada, Circumstance, First, May, Meeting)

"In the scattered settlements of this Diocese, schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number, and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance."
- John Strachan
(Related: Churches, Growing up, Ignorance, Necessity, Schools, Sexes, Years)

"In regard to education, something has been done by the Provincial Legislature; but to build churches, and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty."
- John Strachan
(Related: Work, Education, Churches, Difficulty)

"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)

"The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Music, God, Church, Building, Praise)

"I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches."
- George Edmund Street
(Related: Success, Character, Failure, Churches, Country, Production)

"As of essential importance in town churches which are not at all equally necessary in the country."
- George Edmund Street
(Related: Churches, Country, Importance)

"The fault seems to me to have been that men have taken ancient country churches as their models and have failed to discover that between them and churches in towns there ought to be a most distinct and marked difference."
- George Edmund Street
(Related: Men, Churches, Country, Difference, Fault)

"Ritual murder is referred to in court files which are located in Rome. There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases, the Church itself has dealt with the question."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Church, Court, Murder, Question, Ritual, Rome)

"There the union of Church and State tends strongly to paralyze some of the members of the body of Christ. Here there is no such influence to destroy spiritual life and power."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Life, Power, Church, Body, Christ, Influence, Spiritual, State)

"Well, to take me from where I was, and the life I was leading, to the life I lead now with the church and with the Lord and with Jesus Christ, it's a total, total turn-around."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Life, Church, Christ, Leading, Now)

"I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Business, Education, Church, Challenge, Morals)

"I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Impression, Church, Causes, Doctrine, Effect, Rules, Today)

"Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Home, Church)

"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)

"A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!"
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Men, Women, Church, Causes, Conviction, Devil, First, Sin)

"Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Church, Name, Nothing, Surrender, Will)

"The quality of the Lord's church on earth, cannot be seen by any man, so long as he lives in the world, still less how the church in process of time has turned aside from good to evil."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Time, Quality, Church, Earth, Evil, Man, World)

"For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Church, Earth, Sense, Spiritual, State, Word, 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)

"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)

"There is too much theology in the Church now, and too little of the Gospel."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Church, Now, Theology)

"Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Churches, Cities, Heaven, World)

"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)

"People feel that decisions about their jobs, the way their children are educated, how their church functions, and products they buy are made by someone and some place so distant that they can't find anybody to talk to that has any influence over them."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: People, Church, Children, Decisions, Influence, Jobs, Talk)

"Anybody who had come up with a new concept would have been under suspicion for being out of step with the tradition or out of step with the teachings of the church."
- John Templeton
(Related: Church, Being, Suspicion, Tradition)

"Seeing their children touched and seared and wounded by race prejudice is one of the heaviest crosses which colored women have to bear."
- Mary Church Terrell
(Related: Women, Children, Prejudice, Race)

"The early Church had nothing but the Old Testament. The New Testament lies hidden in the Old; the Old Testament lies open in the New."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Church, Lies, New testament, Nothing, Old, Open)

"I've traveled all over the country for years speaking in churches, teaching the Ten Commandments. It's amazing if 2 percent of any congregation knows the Ten Commandments."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Churches, Country, Teaching, Years)

"If my duty does involve heralding His law in every arena, then the Church in America is failing radically today."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Church, America, Duty, Law, Today)

"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."
- Tertullian
(Related: Church, Blood, Martyrs)

"After playing so many songs in churches for eight or nine years, I've learned what songs people react to. Then I just had fun with the arrangements. That's how this album came together."
- John Tesh
(Related: People, Churches, Fun, Songs, Years)

"I've been stuck on John Eldredge lately. He's all about being a warrior outside of the church. I hate to think about this kind of stuff - I just like to do it."
- John Tesh
(Related: Church, Being, Hate)

"Really, at a time when they're debating when and where a nativity scene can be used, this is the kind of stuff we need to have out there - outside of the church."
- John Tesh
(Related: Time, Church)

"The whole of the situation of the Conservative Party today springs from that night when they dismissed the best prime minister the country had had since Churchill."
- Denis Thatcher
(Related: Conservative, Country, Night, Party, Today)

"The Catholic Church - it's so difficult because I don't want say anything offensive but it makes me very angry that religious leaders from this faith have tried to respond negatively to sexual education and to the promotion of condom use."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Education, Faith, Church, Leaders, Promotion, Religious, Want)

"Now, forty years after his passing, Winston Churchill is still quoted, read, revered, and referred to as much, if not more, than when he was alive."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: Now, Years)

"And they turned around and leased it to The Assembly Of God Churches - their headquarters are in Springfield, Missouri. They leased it to them for the first year. Then, after the first year, they will donate it to the church."
- Mel Tillis
(Related: God, Church, Churches, First, Will)

"And you know, we'd go to church. We were Baptists. And every now and then there'd be a tent would set up, and it was the Holiness folks. And we liked their music."
- Mel Tillis
(Related: Music, Church, Holiness, Now)

"I sang in church growing up. Memphis is the blues capital of the world, we like to say."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Church, Growing up, World)

"And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow."
- Peter Tosh
(Related: Church, Sin, Snow, Songs)

"In the polls, over 80% support the right to die and have done for the last 25 years. Even 80% of practising Catholics and Protestants support it, plus 76% of Church Times readers."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Church, Right, Support, Years)

"But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches' bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government - yes, a Labour government - is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Faith, Government, Churches, Living, Luxury, Nation, Schools)

"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: Men, Life, Church, First, Football, Religious, Unity)

"You may invite the entire 35th Division to your wedding if you want to. I guess it's going to be yours as well as mine. We might as well have the church full while we are at it."
- Bess Truman
(Related: Wedding, Church, May, Want)

"You have the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England, the Presbyterians, the Wesleyans, represented in each school, and they are each to take alternate days."
- Charles Tupper
(Related: Church, England, School)

"I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Mother, Church, American, Rivers, Spiritual)

"So, not only am I panicking over the weekend if I need to know my lines, but also if can I get the kids to the zoo. Can I even go to church? I was asking for certain things that would allow me to plan my life a little better."
- Hunter Tylo
(Related: Life, Church, Kids, Weekend)

"Mr. Churchill is proud of Britain's stand alone, after France had fallen and before America entered the War."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: War, America, France)

"If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals, you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say, you are distorting the truth."
- Gerald Vann
(Related: History, Truth, Church)

"Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the centre of man's universe is the earth?"
- Stephen Vizinczey
(Related: Church, Earth, Man, Right, Universe)

"But I have been in some very beautiful churches, then I've looked outside and seen people starving to death."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Death, People, Churches)

"People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: God, People, Church)

"Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me."
- Alice Walker
(Related: God, Church)

"This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Failure, Vision, Churches, Democracy, Importance, Measure, Schools, Spiritual, Welfare)

"Martin Luther King Jr. really understood the role of the churches when he said, 'The church is not meant to be the master of the state.' We don't sort of take power and grab the levers of government and impose our agenda down people's throats."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Government, Power, People, Church, Churches, Martin, State)

"No, we are not the master of the state, said King. We are not the servant of the state. We are the conscience of the state. The churches or the religious community should be, I think, the conscience of the state. We're not just service providers."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Churches, Community, Conscience, Religious, Service, State)

"I believe in the separation of church and state, absolutely. But I don't believe in the separation of public life from our values, our basic values, and for many of us, our religious values."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Life, Values, Church, Public, Religious, Separation, State)

"Although I myself don't go to church or synagogue, I do, whether it's superstition or whatever, pray every time I get on a plane. I just automatically do it. I say the same thing every time."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Time, Church, Superstition)

"If it came to saving the life of one priest or sacrificing the life of an entire congregation, the church would save the life of the priest. Which is backwards, of course."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Life, Church)

"If there were no ministers and no priests, how long would there be any churches?"
- Lemuel K. Washburn
(Related: Churches)

"You get a heck of a sound from the church. Can't you hear it in my voice?"
- Muddy Waters
(Related: Church, Sound, Voice)

"My grandmother, she say I shouldn't be playing. I should go to church. Fially, I say I'm going do this, I'm going do it. And she got where she didn't bother me about it."
- Muddy Waters
(Related: Church)

"The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe."
- Alan Watts
(Related: God, Church, Mosque, Style, Universe)

"There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman' who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman and need not commit himself to any religious belief."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Belief, Religious)

"My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over."
- Sigourney Weaver
(Related: Father, HusbChurch, Right)

"In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Church, Beliefs)

"Sailors ought never to go to church. They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Church, Hell)

"In the past, children learned their values at home, reinforced by organizations such as the Boy Scouts and, of course, their church or synagogue, but in all too many families that is no longer the case."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Home, Values, Church, Children, Past)

"Even at church, people would not shake my hand."
- Ryan White
(Related: People, Church)

"Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Morality, Christ, Churches)

"The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Genius, People, Churches, Newspapers, states, United)

"The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: Home, Forgiveness, Church, Denial, Parents, Schools, Silence)

"Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish a church in the heart of Times Square."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Heart, Church, Spirit, Years)

"The most he would do was to promise that the gates of hell should not prevail against it. It is about all that, looking back on the history of the Church, one can feel that they have not done."
- Charles Williams
(Related: History, Church, Hell, Promise)

"The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church."
- Charles Williams
(Related: Leadership, Church, Day, Religious)

"My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Science, Mother, Church, Mind, Question, Training)

"Offers for me to play dances, society parties, even churches, were now coming in regularly. For most dates I was paid the sum of one dollar per hour, and they always tipped me at the end of the night."
- Mary Lou Williams
(Related: Society, Churches, End, Night, Now, Play)

"The Church exists to connect people at the level of their hunger for a new world."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: People, Church, Hunger, World)

"The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Life, God, Purpose, Church, Creation, Hearing, Joy, Now, Sharing, Word)

"Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Church, Justice, Poor)

"I do feel that federation, loose parallel processes, are less than we've got, less than we could have and, in the very long run, less than what God wants in the Church."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: God, Church)

"The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women. What I object to is being treated either as Madonnas or Mary Magdalenes."
- Shirley Williams
(Related: Women, Church, Being)

"It is my belief that everything you need to know about the world can be learned in a church choir."
- Connie Willis
(Related: Belief, Church, World)

"I was never interested in singing in the church choir or in school. I was more interested in becoming a musician."
- Cassandra Wilson
(Related: Church, School, Singing)

"We always performed for our church, but we also just performed whenever the family got together."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Family, Church)

"Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary. There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than in all the fables of the Church."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Church, Earth, Miracles, Obvious)

"I am also actively involved in my church and its community activities. We have programs to improve the lives of our congregation and programs of outreach in the community."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Outreach, Church, Community)

"I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it's important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Life, Love, Church, Kids, School)

"Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Religion, Sex, Attitude, Church, Being, Ceremony, Culture, Night, Present, Religious)

"What, but the rapacity of the only men who exercised their reason, the priests, secured such vast property to the church, when a man gave his perishable substance to save himself from the dark torments of purgatory."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Men, Church, Man, Property, Reason)

"In order to the existence of such a ministry in the Church, there is requisite an authority received from God, and consequently power and knowledge imparted from God for the exercise of such ministry; and where a man possesses these, although the bis."
- John Wycliffe
(Related: Power, God, Knowledge, Church, Authority, Exercise, Existence, Man, Order)

"A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it."
- Brigham Young
(Related: Church, Man)

"Let Catholics build their own churches and works."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Churches)