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Harvey Cox Quotes and Sayings

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Sermons remain one of the last forms of public discourse
where it is culturally forbidden to talk back.
- Harvey Cox

What we are seeking so frantically elsewhere may turn
out to be the horse we have been riding all along.
- Harvey Cox

Not to decide is to decide.
- Harvey Cox

There has never been a better raconteur than Jesus of Nazareth.
- Harvey Cox

 

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell
stories and to have a story to live by.
Religion, whatever else it has done,
has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.
- Harvey Cox

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

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So the bodhisattva saves all beings,
not by preaching sermons to them,
but by showing them that they are delivered,
they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.
- Alan Watts

Most sermons sound to me like commercials -
but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Had I become a priest, the sermons would've been electric!
- Johnny Vegas

When the congregation becomes the norm by which sermons are measured,
a minister has put a mortgage on his soul.
- Ralph W. Sockman

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Judas heard all Christ's sermons.
- Thomas Goodwin

Don't you know, priests, why our sermons do not touch
the people's heart? Because we do not preach to the eyes,
only to the ears.
- Antonio Vieira

After the advent of the written word,
the masses who could not - or were not permitted to -
read,
were given sermons by the few who could.
- Theodore Bikel

Agnosticism has nothing to impart.
Its sermons are the exhortations of one who convinces
you he stands on nothing and urges you to stand there too.
- Anna Julia Cooper

This fanaticism is what feeds terrorism.
And this is precisely why Muslims must play an active
role in opposing hate sermons and incitement to terrorism
and extremism in their mosques.
- Otto Schily

The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God,
to overcome that sin with sacrifices,
good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing,
giving all kinds of things.
It never worked.
- Keith Miller

I feel that I communicate best when I am not deliberately being linear.
Along this same line, I feel some of the best sermons
I've ever heard were in the theatre rather than the pulpit -
as,
for example, in the Theatre of the Absurd.
- Malcolm Boyd

With the requests of some he complied,
and has published a discourse, delivered before the
Society for recovering drowned persons,
which may be justly pronounced one of the most beautiful
and interesting sermons in the English language.
- John Strachan

When I read great literature, great drama,
speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has
not achieved anything greater than the ability to share
feelings and thoughts through language.
- James Earl Jones

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates PHOTO

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional PHOTO

The fog unrolls itself to be a prayer rug to the mountains.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Flowers are Nature's messengers -
reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every blade of grass has an angel
that bends over it and whispers, "grow! grow!
- Talmud

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

There are moments when all anxiety
and stated toil are becalmed
in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature and its beauty.
- Albert Einstein

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Nature and human life are as various
as our several constitutions.
Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
- Henry David Thoreau

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir

Nature is not human hearted.
- Lao Tzu

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

All my life through, the new sights
of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
- Marie Curie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

Joy in looking and comprehending
is nature's most beautiful gift.
- Albert Einstein

When nature has work to be done,
she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing.
None is excluded, but excludes himself.
You have only to push aside the curtain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth.
- Zhuangzi

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau


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