Quotes and Sayings about Temple



"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)

"But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Temple, Building, Nothing, Spirit, Wood)

"They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Temple)

"I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat, and that was Tony Randall."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Actor, Play)

"The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers."
- Matsuo Basho
(Related: Temple, Flowers, Sound)

"Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Temple, Living, Man, Words)

"Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb the steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar?"
- James Beattie
(Related: Temple, Fame)

"Live are a really good band. I like Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead I love. Even Oasis."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Love, Temple)

"I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive."
- William Wells Brown
(Related: Temple, Brothers, Constitution, Heaven, Liberty, Slavery)

"The groves were God's first temples."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: God, First)

"I had a bat mitzvah, was confirmed, went to Jewish summer camp, I go to temple for the High Holy Days. I think, like most people in their early 20s, I kind of strayed away from it. I think once I have a family I'll be back into it."
- Lizzy Caplan
(Related: Family, People, Temple, Summer)

"God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple."
- Chanakya
(Related: God, Soul, Feelings, Temple, Idols, Present)

"I have a little history. I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan. Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, Temple, Extreme, Guitar, Road)

"America, the temple of invention and industry, doesn't make things anymore."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Temple, America, Invention)

"Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Wisdom, Temple, Doubt)

"The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Temple, Blame, Man, Praise)

"Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Rest, Tongue)

"God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple."
- Jean Claude Van Damme
(Related: God, Temple, Body, Care, Duty)

"I go to temple a lot less than I would like because when I do, people still look at me as if they think it's a publicity stunt."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: People, Temple, Publicity)

"Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Temple, Ceremony, Mountains, Rivers, Talking)

"There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Nature)

"Where there is no temple there shall be no homes."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Temple)

"The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Men, Temple, World)

"The old studios that mass-produced dreams are gone with the wind, just like the old downtown theaters that were the temples of the dreams."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Dreams, Old, Wind)

"Shirley Temple had charisma as a child. But it cleared up as an adult."
- Totie Fields
(Related: Temple, Charisma)

"The Lord showed me, so that I did see clearly, that he did not dwell in these temples which men had commanded and set up, but in people's hearts... his people were his temple, and he dwelt in them."
- George Fox
(Related: Men, People, Temple)

"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Temple, Ignorance)

"The Temple of Diana is in the vicinity of the fountain, which has given rise to the conjecture that it originally constituted a portion of the ancient baths."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Temple)

"Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Religion, Temple)

"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Work, Temple, Joy)

"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)

"Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Sacrifice, Heart, Temple, Body)

"Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom."
- Ruth Gordon
(Related: Temple, Boredom, Old)

"We have got to work on keeping these children engaged with the world."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Work, Children, World)

"Research is starting to show that a child should be engaged at least 20 hours a week. I do not think it matters which program you choose as long as it keeps the child actively engaged with the therapist, teacher, or parent for at least 20 hours a week."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Research)

"My life is basically my work."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Life, Work)

"People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Change, People, Magic, Will)

"You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, World)

"Pressure is calming to the nervous system."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Pressure)

"Research has shown that a barren environment is much more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals. It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Animals, Babies, Baby, Environment, Hurt, Research)

"Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person's voice. This problem tends to be related to high-pitched ladies' voices."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, Ladies, Problems, Sound, Teachers, Voice)

"Some children may need a behavioral approach, whereas other children may need a sensory approach."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, May)

"Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, Teachers)

"There is a tremendous range of children with a PDD label."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children)

"When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straight-forward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behavior."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Behavior, Blood, Measure, Pressure)

"If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Time, Behavior, Improvement, Obvious)

"If I did not have my work, I would not have any life."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Life, Work)

"The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody, but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will usually have better behavior."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Behavior, Cure, Help, Machine, May, Relax, Will)

"And while we are on the subject of medication you always need to look at risk versus benefit."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Risk)

"I would not be here now if I did not have anti-depressants."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Now)

"One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears. It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Hearing, Hurt, Problems, School, Sensitivity)

"A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Work, Children, May, Treatment, Will)

"As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Animals, Children, Environment, May)

"Autism is an extremely variable disorder."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Disorder)

"Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Work, Children, Problems, School, Years)

"I am a big believer in early intervention."
- Temple Grandin
"I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Being, Frustration, Talk, Words)

"I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Importance)

"I have been on the same dose of anti-depressants for 15 years, and my nerves still go up and down in cycles; but my nerves are cycling at a lower level than they were before."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Nerves, Years)

"I know a number of autistic adults that are doing extremely well on Prozac."
- Temple Grandin
"I use my mind to solve problems and invent things."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Mind, Problems)

"I like to figure things out and solve problems."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Problems)

"I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Intellect, Satisfaction)

"I am also a believer in an integrated treatment approach to autism."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Treatment)

"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)

"There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where you could see all ages of entertainers, ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple. That's not the condition now."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Temple, Now, Past)

"Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Temple, Acting, Gifts)

"The temple of art is built in words."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Art, Temple, Words)

"Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty, brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain, to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised?"
- Joseph Howe
(Related: Fathers, Fire, Liberty, Will)

"I doubt if the public thought of me as Christ when they next saw me as Temple Houston on television."
- Jeffrey Hunter
(Related: Thought, Temple, Christ, Doubt, Houston, Public, Television)

"Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Beauty, Old)

"There's an air of mystery around the Masons, but the reality is that they're mostly a bunch of veterans getting drunk in a lodge that they've built to look like a temple. It's just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives."
- Jimmy Kimmel
(Related: Temple, Mystery, Reality, Trying, Veterans, Wives)

"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)

"Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Religion, Thought, Man)

"The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Happiness, Temple, Laughter, Sound)

"When their city was occupied by the Gauls, and the Romans, who were besieged in the Capitol, had made military engines from the hair of the women, they dedicated a temple to the Bald Venus."
- Lactantius
(Related: Women, Temple, Hair, Military)

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Religion, Heart, Temple, Kindness, Philosophy)

"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Heart, Kindness, Philosophy)

"You're just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You've got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It's all down to you, mate."
- John Lennon
(Related: God, Time, Temple)

"If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Peace, Trade, Trouble, World)

"And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?"
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Gods, Fathers, Man)

"Temple was a man of the world amongst men of letters, a man of letters amongst men of the world."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Men, Temple, Letters, Man, World)

"This is a gift. This is a gift from God. It's really like the old Biblical passage that talks about your body being a temple. That's not to say that I've never done anything but I've never abused myself. Never gone over the top for a long period of time."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Time, God, Temple, Being, Body, Old)

"God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Home, Wisdom, Father, God, Temple, Laws)

"Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn where we ate Syrian food and went to temple, it was still America."
- Isaac Mizrahi
(Related: Food, Temple, America)

"I now resolved to go to bed early, with a firm purpose of also rising early the next day to revisit this charming walk; for I thought to myself, I have now seen this temple of the modern world imperfectly; I have seen it only by moonlight."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Thought, Purpose, Temple, Bed, Day, Now, World)

"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)

"If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Architecture, Temple)

"My wife and I are affiliated with a temple here in Los Angeles. We feel very close to the congregation and to the rabbi, who happens to be my wife's cousin and who I admire greatly. I talk to him regularly but I consider myself more spiritual than religious."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Wife, Temple, Religious, Spiritual, Talk)

"I think Gore does have to worry. He is tied to Bill Clinton. We know that there were telephone calls that he made from his office. We know that there were visits to the Buddhist temple."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Temple, Buddhist, Office, Worry)

"Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'"
- Max Planck
(Related: Science, Work, Faith, Temple)

"The temple of Ceres should be in a solitary spot out of the city, to which the public are not necessarily led but for the purpose of sacrificing to her."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Purpose, Temple, Public)

"Mary, my little girl, was confirmed in a Buddhist temple. She saw the Life write up on Buddhism, with pictures of the ceremony, and she said she wanted to be confirmed there because she only liked Jesus as a kid. She was a little disappointed in him when he grew up."
- Kenneth Rexroth
(Related: Life, Temple, Buddhism, Buddhist, Ceremony)

"A Jew without Jews, without Judaism, without Zionism, without Jewishness, without a temple or an army or even a pistol, a Jew clearly without a home, just the object itself, like a glass or an apple."
- Philip Roth
(Related: Home, Temple, Army, Judaism)

"The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history."
- Carl T. Rowan
(Related: History, People, Temple, Learning)

"The Temple will not be completed until every living stone is there. And then what? The next thing will be that which our Masonic friends make so much of, and which we make so much of namely: the glorification of the temple."
- Charles T. Russell
(Related: Temple, Friends, Living, Will)

"Now people all across America are starting to believe in America again. We are coming back, back to the heights of greatness, back to America's proud role as a temple of justice and a champion of peace."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Peace, People, Greatness, Temple, America, Justice, Now)

"With the supermarket as our temple and the singing commercial as our litany, are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?"
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Life, Purpose, Vision, Temple, America, Fire, Inspiring, Singing, World)

"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)

"From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: God, Temple, Children, Play)

"What is merit? The opinion one man entertains of another."
- Henry John Temple
(Related: Man, Merit, Opinion)

"We would have to invent the U.N. if we did not have it, which is not an original thought."
- Shirley Temple
(Related: Thought)

"I ran for Congress, just once."
- Shirley Temple
(Related: Congress)

"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."
- Shirley Temple
(Related: Mother, Santa claus)

"The U.N. acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social, economic, educational and cultural fields."
- Shirley Temple
(Related: Work, Conscience, Nations, United, World)

"When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since."
- Shirley Temple
"Good luck needs no explanation."
- Shirley Temple
(Related: Luck, Needs)

"I work a seventeen hour day, and I'm personally responsible for 108 staff members in the embassy."
- Shirley Temple
(Related: Work, Day)

"Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves."
- William Temple
(Related: Time, Purpose, Complaints, Present)

"The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies."
- William Temple
(Related: Humor, Enemies, First, Friends)

"You may keep your beauty and your health, unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you, by using them ill."
- William Temple
(Related: Beauty, Health, May)

"The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home."
- William Temple
(Related: Home, Conversation)

"When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't."
- William Temple
"When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over."
- William Temple
(Related: Life, Care, Quiet)

"There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others."
- William Temple
(Related: Man, Old)

"The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?"
- William Temple
(Related: God, Creation, Evil)

"The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor."
- William Temple
(Related: Abstinence, Exercise, Man, Poor)

"Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new."
- William Temple
(Related: Books, Old, Will)

"The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit."
- William Temple
(Related: Humor, Truth, Conversation, First, Sense, Wit)

"The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it."
- William Temple
(Related: Company, Distrust, Man, Opinions, Rules, Talk, Value)

"Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom; for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to."
- William Temple
(Related: Men, Authority, Custom, Man, Nothing)

"Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they passed."
- William Temple
(Related: Books, Value)

"I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose."
- William Temple
(Related: Enthusiasm, Purpose, Alchemy, Divinity, Philosophy, World)

"Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy."
- William Temple
(Related: Wisdom, Friend, Enemy, Folly, Man)

"No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else."
- William Temple
"Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems; it makes you fit to live in it, triumphantly and usefully."
- Charles Templeton
(Related: Christianity, Problems, World)

"I wouldn't call it radical; I would call it enthusiasm for progress."
- John Templeton
(Related: Progress, Enthusiasm, Radical)

"I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I'm busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been."
- John Templeton
(Related: Wealth, Focus, Now, Spiritual)

"I believe all religions are becoming obsolete, clinging to ancient concepts."
- John Templeton
"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)

"I thought, I'm only going to be on this planet once, and only for a short time. What can I do with my life that will lead to permanent benefits?"
- John Templeton
(Related: Life, Time, Thought, Benefits, Will)

"A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments my grandfather used in the Confederate Army, but a minister says pretty much the same thing today that a minister would have said back then."
- John Templeton
(Related: Army, Pretty, Today)

"Work at being a humble person."
- John Templeton
(Related: Work, Being)

"Three of my children are medical doctors, they know at least a hundred times as much about your body as my grandfather knew, but they don't know much more about soul than he did."
- John Templeton
(Related: Medical, Soul, Body, Children, Doctors)

"The question is not is there a God, but is there anything else except God? God is everyone and each of us is a little bit."
- John Templeton
(Related: God, Question)

"The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea."
- John Templeton
(Related: God, Idea, Sea, Self, Thinking)

"The correct description is that we try every day to become more humble when we talk about divinity, we try to realize how little we know and how open minded we should be."
- John Templeton
(Related: Day, Divinity, Open, Talk)

"It's self-centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity."
- John Templeton
(Related: Divinity, Self)

"It is nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
- John Templeton
"If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more."
- John Templeton
(Related: Opportunity, Will)

"I'm really convinced that our descendants a century or two from now will look back at us with the same pity that we have toward the people in the field of science two centuries ago."
- John Templeton
(Related: Science, People, Now, Pity, Will)

"If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search."
- John Templeton
(Related: May)

"I'm as anxious as any viewer would be to see what Temple is going to do next. All I know is that in the second half of the season, he's going to have more sexual tension developing. And it's a great cast - they're all Broadway actors except for me. I aspire to that."
- Sean Patrick Thomas
(Related: Temple, Actors, Tension)

"The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Temple, Earth, Man, Moon, Youth)

"Tower Records is like a temple to me. I'll stay there for hours. Nobody can shop for records with me. It drives them out of their minds."
- Billy Bob Thornton
(Related: Temple)

"If I told you what it takes to reach the highest high you'd laugh and say nothing that simple, but you've been told many times before messiah's point you to the door though no one's got the guts to leave the temple."
- Peter Townsend
(Related: Temple, Nothing)

"The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Temple, Battle, Calculations)

"The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: God, Temple, Being, Body)

"Solomon's temple also was designed to increase the attractiveness of the city of his residence."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Temple)

"Until the building of Solomon's temple the unity of worship according to it had, properly speaking, never had any existence; and, moreover, it is easy to read between the lines that even after that date it was more a pious wish than a practical demand."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Temple, Building, Existence, Unity, Worship)

"The representation of the tabernacle arose out of the temple of Solomon as its root, in dependence on the sacred ark, for which there is early testimony, and which in the time of David, and also before it, was sheltered by a tent."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Time, Temple, Dependence)

"From the building of the temple of Solomon, which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology, a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated, - and to a certain extent with justice."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: History, Temple, Building, Justice, Leading, Worship)

"For the earliest period of the history of Israel, all that precedes the building of the temple, not a trace can be found of any sanctuary of exclusive legitimacy."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: History, Temple, Building, Israel)

"Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself."
- Marguerite Yourcenar
(Related: Men, Women, Temple, Care)

"I'm against the capturing of Eastern Orthodox temples."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
"The only thing I oppose is persecuting of Eastern Orthodox priests and temples."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky