Quotes and Sayings about Worship



"If education, culture, the higher life were shining things to be worshiped from afar, he had still a means left whereby he could draw one step nearer to them."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Life, Education, Culture)

"Yeah, yeah I think that's one of the biggest misconceptions towards the band. The biggest one is that we're Satan worshippers, but next to that just the fact that we're normal."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Fact, Satan)

"What is going on in America is extreme. The youth cult, they worship youth so much it's almost paranoid. And LA is the Mecca of it all; they're taking it to the hilt."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: America, Extreme, Worship, Youth)

"I don't like LA. The majority just seem to be so artificial. Look at how they worship everything they think is fashionable. Isn't it sick?"
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Majority, Worship)

"Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Men, Religion, Thought, Infinite, Liberty, Variety, Worship)

"He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: God, Humanity, Liberty, Worship)

"I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance. I've never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Performance)

"I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Performance)

"I hate every human being on earth. I feel that everyone is beneath me, and I feel they should all worship me. That's what I told my kids. I think I must have been Adolf Hitler in a past life."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Life, Being, Earth, Hate, Kids, Past, Worship)

"The eyes of some of the fans at Davis Cup matches scare me. There's no light in them. Fixed emotions. Blind worship. Horror. It makes me think of what happened to us long ago."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Blind, Emotions, Eyes, Fans, Horror, Light, Worship)

"I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Love, Worship)

"Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Age, Genius, Worship)

"The bourgeois takes economic power very seriously, and often worships it."
- Nicolai A. Berdyaev
(Related: Power)

"Be yourself. The world worships the original."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: World)

"Dog - a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: World, Worship)

"I was not comfortable worshipping another Jew."
- Lionel Blue
"For a devotee or lover, the being, worshipped or loved, will always be the only one for her or him."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Being, Will)

"Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun."
- Edmund Blunden
(Related: Cricket, Play, Summer, Sun, Worship)

"Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Humility, Self, Worship)

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

"An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
(Related: Life, Prayer, Worship)

"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)

"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Irreverence, Question, Students, Worship)

"I worship the quicksand he walks in."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Worship)

"The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Man, Study)

"I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal, and merciful and loving God. I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before him for what I am going to do."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Trust, God, Heart, Hope, Guilt, Infinite, Worship)

"Wonder is the basis of worship."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Wonder, Worship)

"Worship is transcendent wonder."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Wonder, Worship)

"In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Time, God, Action, Injury, Respect, Worship, Wrong)

"When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Love, Obscurity, Worship)

"No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Education, Contempt, Man)

"Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Jealousy, Worship)

"It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - but to create him."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: God, May, Worship)

"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)

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

"Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Divinity, Want, Worship)

"The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Food, Vice, Worship)

"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)

"Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Prosperity)

"It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Men, Worship)

"A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator."
- William Cowper
(Related: Man, Self)

"The self is just not a worthy enough vehicle to worship."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Self, Worship)

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

"I worship impersonal Nature, which is neither "good" or "bad", and who knows neither love nor hatred."
- Savitri Devi
(Related: Love, Nature, Hatred, Worship)

"Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Fashion, Man, Nothing, Will, Worship)

"Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Death, Love, Men, Martyrs, Worship)

"Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Anxiety, Man, Worship)

"Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Children, Example, Grandparents, Piety, Worship)

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

"Being worshipped is a horrible experience."
- John Fahey
(Related: Experience, Being)

"America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Talent, America, Artist, Worship)

"There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Day, Lies, May)

"The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties."
- John Foxe
(Related: People, Influence, Loss, Sun)

"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)

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

"Martin Luther King said, and it is sadly still true, that one of the most segregated times in America is the hour of worship."
- Barney Frank
(Related: America, Martin, Worship)

"I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Truth, Freedom, Language, Purity, Tolerance)

"Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Religion, Culture, Present, Service, Understanding, Worship)

"When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Moon, Sunset, Wonders, Worship)

"I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Sacrifice, Living, Service, Spirit, Woman)

"A god whose creation is so imperfect that he must be continually adjusting it to make it work properly seems to me a god of relatively low order, hardly worthy of any worship."
- Martin Gardner
(Related: Work, God, Creation, Order, Worship)

"The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: People, World, Worship)

"There is nothing which any way pertaineth to the worship of God left to the determination of human laws."
- George Gillespie
(Related: God, Determination, Laws, Nothing, Worship)

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

"The object of man's worship, whatever it be, will naturally be his standard of perfection. He clothes it with every attribute, belonging, in his view, to a perfect character; and this character he himself endeavors to attain."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Character, Clothes, Man, Perfection, Will, Worship)

"How it came to pass that man, originally taught, as we doubt not he was, to know and to worship the true Jehovah, is found, at so early a period of his history, a worshiper of baser objects, it is foreign to our present purpose to inquire."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: History, Purpose, Doubt, Man, Present, Worship)

"Being, belief and reason are pure relations, which cannot be dealt with absolutely, and are not things but pure scholastic concepts, signs for understanding, not for worshipping, aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Belief, Attention, Being, Reason, Understanding)

"Too fair to worship, too divine to love."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Love, Worship)

"Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: God, Light, World, Worship)

"We have a need to be religious, we need to worship, we need to build totems and shrines and icons, but nobody's sure in honor of what."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Honor, Religious, Worship)

"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)

"To worship the product and ignore its development leads to dilettantism and reaction."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Development, Worship)

"He had one uniform practice, and a very bad one it was, during the time of family worship, and just three or four seconds before the conclusion of the prayer, he started to his feet, and ran barking round the apartment like a crazed beast."
- James Hogg
(Related: Family, Time, Feet, Practice, Prayer, Worship)

"We were so fundamental that almost everything had been stripped away from the place of worship. Think of the role words can play, when all other enticements and sensual attractions are gone."
- James D. Houston
(Related: Play, Words, Worship)

"So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Men, Will, Worship)

"There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Men, Earth, Heaven, Liberty, Worship)

"I don't think, 'Gee, I'd like to dress this person.' There was a picture in Us magazine. It was a jersey dress, and Courtney Love was wearing it. I have this thing about Courtney Love, this funny worship."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Funny, Love, Dress, Worship)

"Since the turn of the 20th century, members of the Jewish community in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have been meeting together to celebrate and worship."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Community, Meeting, Worship)

"O blessed Saviour, give me grace like Thee, to make Religion my first, and chiefest care, and devoutly to observe, all solemn times, and all holy Rites, which relate to Thy worship."
- Thomas Ken
(Related: Religion, Care, First, Grace, Worship)

"You can fill this table up with people who are racist, homophobic, Satanist worshippers, sexist and we can be arguing but if you put on a song, I guarantee that people will stop and listen and that's what I love about music, it can bring people together."
- Charles King
(Related: Love, Music, People, Song, Will)

"Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it."
- Florence King
(Related: Beauty, God, Creativity, Americans, Worship)

"No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved."
- John Knox
(Related: Heart, Gods, Man, World)

"Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Heroes, Luck, Worship)

"But some one will say that this supreme Being, who made all things, and those also who conferred on men particular benefits, are entitled to their respective worship."
- Lactantius
(Related: Men, Being, Benefits, Will, Worship)

"For if the honour paid to Him is shared by others, He altogether ceases to be worshipped, since His religion requires us to believe that He is the one and only God."
- Lactantius
(Related: Religion, God)

"Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think very differently on religious subjects, from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent, who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation every one who worships him in sincerity."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Children, Mankind, Motives, Religious, Sincerity)

"I seek a deeper truth, but I don't think I have to go to a building designated for worship to find it."
- Ted Lange
(Related: Truth, Building, Worship)

"There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed."
- James Larkin
(Related: Freedom, Worship)

"Claiming for ourselves liberty of conscience, liberty to worship, we shall see to it that every other individual enjoys the same right."
- James Larkin
(Related: Conscience, Liberty, Right, Worship)

"These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again."
- John Lennon
(Related: People, Artists, Worship)

"The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Religion, Belief, Values, Virtue, Civil rights, Diversity, Ideals, Parents)

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: God, Glory, Man, Sun, Word, Worship)

"I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve."
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Science, Civilization)

"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)

"Although we love the idea of choice - our culture almost worships it - we seek refuge in the familiar and the comfortable."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Love, Idea, Choice, Culture)

"Let's face it; God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him?"
- Bill Maher
(Related: God, Ego, Worship)

"And in fact, I think the more we start to worship perfection the more soul leaks out of art."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Art, Soul, Fact, Perfection, Worship)

"The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative."
- Eugene McCarthy
(Related: Society, Honor, Senate, World, Worship)

"Self-made men often worship their creator."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Men, Self, Worship)

"These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness."
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: Politics, Religion, Work, Progress, Wealth, Awareness, Compassion, Learning, Silence, Will, Worship)

"Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Democracy, Worship)

"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)

"The forefathers, including James Madison, felt very strongly that the duties that we owe to God were outside of government's prerogative, that government had no business interfering with the way we worship God."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Business, Government, God, Worship)

"There are several sorts of religions, not only in different parts of the island, but even in every town; some worshipping the sun, others the moon or one of the planets."
- Thomas More
(Related: Moon, Sun)

"Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat."
- John Morley
(Related: Crime, Duty, Laws, Pretty, Sun, Worship)

"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease."
- John Muir
(Related: Enthusiasm, Now, Songs, Trees, Worship)

"I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Being)

"I choose to worship not believing in God and government should not thrust a religious idea down my throat."
- Michael Newdow
(Related: Government, God, Idea, Religious, Worship)

"We need worship for our spirit, fellowship for our soul and committed subservience for our body."
- Larry Norman
(Related: Soul, Body, Spirit, Worship)

"The script was always the most important thing to me and I loved the script. For one thing, I've always admired trees. I just worship them. Think what trees have witnessed, what history, such as living through the Civil War, yet they still survive."
- Kim Novak
(Related: History, War, Living, Trees, Worship)

"We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States."
- Barack Obama
(Related: God, Coach, Friends, Gay, Libraries, states, Worship)

"Liberal: a power worshipper without power."
- George Orwell
(Related: Power)

"There is no moral equivalency between those who would kill using children, innocent civilians, children and adults, in their homes and in their places of worship, to that of a government that is seeking those terrorists before they can engage in that awful activity."
- George Pataki
(Related: Government, Children, Worship)

"Israel is a country that respects freedom - freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship."
- George Pataki
(Related: Country, Freedom, Israel, Speech, Worship)

"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
- Albert Pike
(Related: God, Father, Truth, Now, Spirit, Worship)

"God wills to be displayed and known and loved and cherished and worshiped."
- John Piper
(Related: God)

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."
- Terry Pratchett
(Related: Gods, Cats)

"Our country's political discourse and debate are enriched by discussions of the political implications of our faith traditions, whether they are taking place in our communities, at our dinner tables, or in our places of worship."
- David E. Price
(Related: Faith, Country, Debate, Traditions, Worship)

"Every man now worships gold, all other reverence being done away."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Being, Gold, Man, Now)

"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)

"God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshipping God."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: God, Man)

"More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: God, Infinite, May, Name, Names, Will, Worship)

"I worshipped Berry Gordy for the creative dreams he had made come true."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Dreams)

"The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods."
- Theodor Reik
(Related: People, Gods, Worship)

"When you use music to worship you are not attempting to entertain."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Music, Worship)

"Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Happiness, Love, Hope, Man)

"The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Time, Death, Thoughts, Fate, Worship)

"Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Power, Machines, Slavery)

"He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God."
- Saadi
(Related: God)

"I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong."
- Vita Sackville-West
(Related: Men, Strength)

"'Freedom of belief and worship is the most important guarantee of social peace."
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner
(Related: Peace, Belief, Worship)

"Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Age, Revenge, Worship)

"I'm learning, but I'm getting better at it because I'm learning how to hear God in worship."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: God, Learning, Worship)

"I've explored the worship side, the pop side, and the film scoring side of me."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Film, Worship)

"In terms of worship, I think we ought to have the right people leading."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: People, Leading, Right, Worship)

"There are a lot of bad worship songs, in my opinion, but there are a lot of good ones, too."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Opinion, Songs, Worship)

"Not everyone can lead worship."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Worship)

"I think worship is a lifestyle, first of all."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: First, Worship)

"I think one of my greatest gifts is leading worship."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Gifts, Leading, Worship)

"The myths connected with individual sanctuaries and ceremonies were merely part of the apparatus of the worship; they served to excite the fancy and sustain the interest of the worshipper... no one cared what he believed about its origin."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Fancy, Interest, Myths, Worship)

"The land of a god corresponds with the land of his worshipers."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: God, Land)

"Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Imagination, Religion, Ideas, Effort, Present, Ritual, Sense, Sin, Worship)

"But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential part of ancient religion, for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Religion, Force, Mythology)

"A service of worship is primarily a service to God. When we realize this and act upon it, we make it a service to men."
- Ralph W. Sockman
(Related: Men, God, Act, Service, Worship)

"Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Freedom)

"I do not think I should care to go on worshipping a Madonna even if she did wink. One cannot make much out of a wink. We want something more than that from the object of our adoration."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Care, Want)

"I'm a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Life, Heart, God, Man)

"This is the beauty of the Qur'an: it asks you to reflect and reason, and not to worship the sun or moon but the One who has created everything. The Qur'an asks man to reflect upon the sun and moon and God's creation in general."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Beauty, God, Creation, Man, Moon, Reason, Sun, Worship)

"I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken."
- Martha Stewart
(Related: Love, Baseball, Tennis, Want)

"The real advantage for me is that I have the opportunity to lead worship every Sunday."
- John Tesh
(Related: Opportunity, Worship)

"I come from the performance world, but the idea of a worship song is different. It's useful music."
- John Tesh
(Related: Music, Idea, Performance, Song, World, Worship)

"Those worship songs on the Christmas project will air on PBS television. That's highly unusual."
- John Tesh
(Related: Christmas, Project, Songs, Television, Will, Worship)

"The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat."
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Instinct, Worship)

"I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks."
- Henry David Thoreau
"Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: Power, God, Man)

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

"GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: Life, God)

"Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Power)

"What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Mind)

"This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: God, American, Cosmos, Worship)

"I don't think we should discriminate against an organization or congregation because they're religious, if they're doing good work. But government can't subsidize proselytizing or worship or religious activity. It can't."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Government, Work, Religious, Worship)

"If we do not need to worship God six days in the week why do we need to worship him on the seventh?"
- Lemuel K. Washburn
(Related: God, Worship)

"I worshipped money so much that it ruined my life. Money is not my god. I just want to manage His money for Him, for the poor people, the lost kids. I just love everybody."
- Brian Welch
(Related: Love, Money, Life, God, People, Kids, Poor, Want)

"All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Unity, Worship, Writers)

"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 Law is never weary of again and again repeating its injunction of local unity of worship."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Law, Unity, Worship)

"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)

"As we learn from the New Testament, the Jews and the Samaritans in the days of Jesus were not agreed on the question which was the proper place of worship, but that there could be only one was taken to be as certain as the unity of God Himself."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: God, New testament, Question, Unity, Worship)

"Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Friendship, Men, Women, Love, Passion, Worship)

"I'd worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood."
- Billy Wilder
(Related: Worship)

"Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Business, Love, Life, God, Fact, First, Prayer, Spiritual, Worship)

"In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Love, God, First, Prayer, Worship)

"I then wrought at my trade as a tailor; carefully attended meetings for worship and discipline; and found an enlargement of gospel love in my mind, and therein a concern to visit Friends in some of the back settlements of Pennsylvania and Virginia."
- John Woolman
(Related: Love, Discipline, Concern, Friends, Meetings, Mind, Trade, Visit, Worship)