Quotes and Sayings about Holiness



"It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only."
- William Blake
(Related: Men, God, Angels, Holiness)

"God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: God, Day, Example, Fire, Holiness, Man)

"I wish your increase in holiness, number, love, religion, and righteousness; and wait you, and cease to contend with these men that are gone from us, for there is nothing that shall convince them but judgment."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Men, Love, Religion, Holiness, Judgment, Nothing, Righteousness)

"I have followed holiness, I have taught truth, and I have been most in the main things; not that I thought the things concerning our times little, but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God's great and public matters, till they were right in their conditions."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Truth, Thought, Purpose, Holiness, Public, Right)

"Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Happiness, End, Holiness, Man)

"This perfection is the restoration of man to the state of holiness from which he fell, by creating him anew in Christ Jesus, and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: God, Christ, Holiness, Man, Perfection, State)

"The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Men, God, Bible, Holiness, Promises)

"Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Holiness, Investigation, Mathematicians)

"Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: People, Dignity, Holiness, Questions)

"The desert has its holiness of silence, the crowd its holiness of conversation."
- Walter Elliot
(Related: Conversation, Holiness, Silence)

"I'm a holy man minus the holiness."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Holiness, Man)

"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)

"When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a quantum leap. He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore; he belongs to the world."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Peace, Holiness, World)

"No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: God, Holiness)

"In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Action, Holiness, Road, World)

"Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Life, Daughter, Heart, First, Holiness)

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

"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination."
- John Keats
(Related: Imagination, Truth, Heart, Holiness, Nothing)

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

"Our holiness is an effect, not a cause; so long as our eyes are on our own personal whiteness as an end in itself, the thing breaks down."
- Charles Simeon
(Related: Cause, Effect, End, Eyes, Holiness)

"Not in purity or in holiness merely, for in Paradise man was holy, and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice of Christ and made an heir of heaven."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Sacrifice, Christ, Paradise, Heaven, Heir, Holiness, Man, Purity)

"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)

"We have learned to live with unholiness and have come to look upon it as the natural and expected thing."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
"To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness."
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Sympathy, Desire, Holiness, Nothing)