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A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian
by Robert Rainy

A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian
profession a good many modes of life,
enjoyments, occupations, social actions and customs,
from which the first Christians had recoiled.
- Robert Rainy

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 advent of a new religion, making serious and impressive
claims to embody a new revelation from on high,
is not a frequent occurrence.
- Robert Rainy

And in times and places where there was not much persecution,
people could become and continue Christians who neither
were nor professed to be very devoted persons.
- Robert Rainy

 

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

For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch;
more fasting was required,
and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world;
celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them,
and second marriages were prohibited.
- Robert Rainy

Of course the case of the Christian Church planted
among the nations must differ,
in various ways, from that of any sect forming in connection
with religious awakening in a territory of professing Christianity.
- Robert Rainy

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The principle that certain sins should not receive
the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all,
but had been applied in various churches;
perhaps,
however, with no strict consistency.
- Robert Rainy

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Truth is a tendency.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing,
but the inexorable succession of generations requires
that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.
- Garrett Hardin

I have a tendency to kick it up.
I like to rattle the cage.
- Lisa Marie Presley

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan
value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
- Jane Addams

I guess when I first started speaking with an American accent,
there's a tendency to create a caricature of the accent
because you just exaggerate the pieces that stand out to you.
- Radha Mitchell

In the period from 1824 to 1833, the tendency was steadily in the former direction,
but it was only in the latter part of it that it was made really efficient.
- Henry Charles Carey

Moreover, we are showing a dismaying tendency to recast God in Man's image.
- James L. Buckley

Once the object has been constructed,
I have a tendency to discover in it,
transformed and displaced,
images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
- Alberto Giacometti

You know, I am against lynching and lynching is a tendency of the people.
- Jacques Verges

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to
assume that there is a fixed pie,
that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
- Milton Friedman

Long before the thousand millions are here,
the mighty centrifugal tendency, inherent in this stock
and strengthened in the United States,
will assert itself.
- Josiah Strong

Because there is very little honor left in American life,
there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men.
- Norman Mailer

What has destroyed every previous civilization has
been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
- Henry George

Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature,
both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state
of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
- Rudolf Arnheim

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

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency
to look for people who live by kindness,
tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
- Martin Scorsese

The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings.
That's the Japanese character.
They kill their own emotions.
- Ichiro Suzuki

I have a tendency to evolve into William Shatner,
with my big fat face.
- Jason Bateman

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency
whatever to make men good reasoners.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency
is to develop in the form of a sheaf,
creating, by its very growth, divergent directions
among which its impetus is divided.
- Henri Bergson

People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.
- P. J. Harvey

One of the problems I have with a lot of movies these
days is that everything is too well lit.
In the world of digital creations there is a tendency to show too much.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

There is a tendency to seek an objective account of
everything before admitting its reality.
- Thomas Nagel

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the
desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
- William Howard Taft

An inborn tendency toward science turning it into a lifelong commitment.
- Bruno Rossi

A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the
so-called material philosophy of the present day.
- Adam Sedgwick

We have the tendency to condemn what we don't understand.
- Mercedes Ruehl

I have a tendency to often share the point of view
of the conspiracy theory.
- Marion Cotillard

In the larger companies, you have this tendency to get top-down direction.
- Vinton Cerf

There has always been a tendency to classify children
almost as a distinct species.
- Hugh Lofting

I love sleep.
My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake,
you know?
- Ernest Hemingway

When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had
gone much more into the service of a political tendency
in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement.
- Aldrich Ames

There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture.
And that is not always a virtue.
- Francis Arinze

I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script.
Not yes based on a rewrite.
- William H. Macy

The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble
upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices,
and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
- Walter Lippmann

The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands
makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.
- Georgia Harkness

The tendency is to keep doing things the way you have done them.
- Maurice Strong

I think people have a tendency to read into more than there is.
- Donald Pleasence

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines
in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts -
the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.
- Richard Wagner

Unfortunately, we are finding the bureaucratic inefficiencies
and red tape have a tendency to slow the efforts of
individuals and communities working to rebuild.
- Bobby Jindal

The tendency of democracies is, in all things,
to mediocrity.
- James F. Cooper

I'll miss the relationships I have built with these actors.
I'll miss the devotion we have to this work.
Over this length of time, the tendency is to think it will never end.
- Dennis Franz

Man could not stay there forever.
He was bound to spread to new regions,
partly because of his innate migratory tendency and
partly because of Nature's stern urgency.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I write funny.
If I can make my wife laugh, I know I'm on the right track.
But yes, I don't like to get Maudlin.
And I have a tendency towards it.
- Gene Wilder

My tendency is to be very experimental.
- Sean Lennon

I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself,
to monitor my development into the person I want to be.
I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.
- Fiona Apple

Regrettably, I do sometimes have to fight a tendency to be bitchy.
- Marie Windsor

Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency
to follow Nature in her walks.
- John James Audubon

I have a tendency to be lucky and make the right choices
based on limited information.
- Paul D. Boyer

The odds are always against you no matter what your previous history is.
You have to overcome the tendency to relax.
- Tom Osborne

First, people don't read novels off screens,
and they don't have a tendency to shell out real money
for books when they don't retain anything physically for their money.
- Jack L. Chalker

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken
as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
- Lord Jeffrey

I think there's a tendency for modern man to become
dominated by gadgets and machines,
taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
- Robin Day

What concerns me, is the general social tendency to enforce a level,
above which nothing rises and stands out.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

I'm constantly having to be vigilant with a depressive tendency,
an addictive tendency.
- Patrick Marber

Yeah, there's a tendency to get pigeonholed in Hollywood.
- Mark Ruffalo

Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate
though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind.
But God help us all!
It is at present a sad jar of atoms.
- Lord Byron


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