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A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. ...
by Abigail Van Buren

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
- Abigail Van Buren

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us,
we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

 

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you're prepared to lose.
- Abigail Van Buren

It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister.
- Abigail Van Buren

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There are two kinds of people in the world.
Those who walk into a room and say, "There you are" and those who say,
"Here I am"
- Abigail Van Buren

The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
- Abigail Van Buren

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground,
put some responsibility on their shoulders.
- Abigail Van Buren

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
- Abigail Van Buren

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
- Abigail Van Buren

Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you,
you've got to help pay for piping.
And the Piper!
- Abigail Van Buren

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

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

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

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

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

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

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

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

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

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

I sang in the choir for years, even though my family
belonged to another church.
- Paul Lynde

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day.
I think the Church would suit me better.
- Winston Churchill

In an unconstitutional partnership with the state,
the church can impose the most irresistible,
if covert, controls conceivable.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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

I ground my faith upon God's word, and not upon the church.
- Jane Grey

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

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

It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday;
you have to act.
- Abbe Pierre

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

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

Art, that great undogmatized church.
- Ellen Key

If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.
- Tom Brokaw

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

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

The church must constantly promote dialogue.
- Claudio Hummes

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

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

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

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

My mind is my own church.
- Thomas Paine

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

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

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

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

I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still
do need a bit of an awakening.
- Bill Hybels

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

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person.
Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
- Don Marquis

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

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

At the end of 1795 and beginning of 1796,
I was ordered to write to the Church ministers.
- Joanna Southcott

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

I'm nervous as a whore in church.
- LaWanda Page

But separation of church and state was never meant
to separate God and government.
- Roy Moore

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

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

A servant church must have as its priority solidarity with the poor.
- Claudio Hummes

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

I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons,
rather than spiritual ones.
- Andres Serrano

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

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

I was green.
All I knew was to walk my dog and go to church.
- Jessica Hahn

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

The Church in England is the Church of England.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war.
He had neither a national army nor an organized church.
- Charles Eastman

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing,
civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary,
ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark

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

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


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