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Church Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Church

Please enjoy these Church Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Spiritual Religion

The cathedral of my God of no church
is the entirety of the universe.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

 

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
- Marquis de Sade

We went to church every Sunday.
When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family.
- Darius Rucker

Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning,
but the kids would have to go to church.
- Lynn Johnston

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I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
- Al Green

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

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

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

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

Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor -
but the Church is not a campaign.
- Rowan D. Williams

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

The Church's role should be separated from the state's role.
- Roy Moore

Even at church, people would not shake my hand.
- Ryan White

Eighteen years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to establish
a church in the heart of Times Square.
- David Wilkerson

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
- Elbert Hubbard

You get a heck of a sound from the church.
Can't you hear it in my voice?
- Muddy Waters

Yes, though I have nothing but gratitude for my upbringing in the church.
- John McGahern

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

And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church,
by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins.
- Thomas Keneally

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

If my duty does involve heralding His law in every arena,
then the Church in America is failing radically today.
- Randall Terry

There's nothing worse, I guess, than being black in
an all-white church or being southern and being a liberal.
- Lee Hazlewood

I sang in church growing up.
Memphis is the blues capital of the world,
we like to say.
- Justin Timberlake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I consider myself a non-denominational Christian.
I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me.
- Jensen Ackles

If I could believe the Quakers banned music because
church music is so damn bad,
I should view them with approval.
- Ezra Pound

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The church must constantly promote dialogue.
- Claudio Hummes

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

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

In a town church the right place for the admission of light.
- George Edmund Street

God is sufficient in all ages for His church.
- John Nelson Darby

My mom always said that if the Protestants catch a
Catholic in their church,
they feed them to the Jews.
- Kate O'Brien

Vatican II declares the Church...
as necessary for salvation.
- Francis Arinze

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

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

Our public schools began as ministries of the church;
now it is time to return them to the Lord.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Then one day I read about a book that said that the
church is the only army that shoots its wounded.
- Keith Miller

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

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

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

Catholic liturgical music, it would seem,
is everywhere but in the Catholic Church itself.
- Richard Morris

The church which ceases to be evangelistic will soon cease to be evangelical.
- Alexander Duff

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

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

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

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

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

It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution this idea
of the separation of church and state.
- Sean Hannity

The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.
- Matthew Henry

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

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

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians,
but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

I have a group of people, about 40, in a local church in Surrey in England,
who pray for me regularly.
- Cliff Richard


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