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Robert Runcie Quotes and Sayings

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Without centuries of Christian antisemitism,
Hitler's passionate hatred would never have been so fervently echoed.
- Robert Runcie

In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion,
whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.
- Robert Runcie

War springs from the love and loyalty which should
be offered to God being applied to some God substitute,
one of the most dangerous being nationalism.
- Robert Runcie

Those who dare to interpret God's will must never claim
Him as an asset for one nation or group rather than another.
- Robert Runcie

 

I sometimes think that Thomas Cook should be numbered
among the secular saints.
He took travel from the privileged and gave it to the people.
- Robert Runcie

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
- Leo Rosten

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Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries,
based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight.
Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.
- Charles A. Jaffe

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not
the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
- Boris Pasternak

During the many centuries that magic,
here on this planet, was presumed to have worked,
there were at least as many theories as to how magic
worked as there were cultures and religions.
- Lynn Abbey

Through the centuries, over 1.2 million brave men and
women have given their lives for our nation.
- Dan Lipinski

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses
possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man
at twice its natural size.
- Virginia Woolf

Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone.
The English do, and it's been their only major business
advantage for the past two centuries.
- Doug Coupland

Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what
it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th
century should read Kaddish.
- Leslie Fiedler

Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a
prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
- Eugenio Montale

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the
Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries
from the 13th to the 20th.
- Lance Morrow

You know the puritan ethic that started out four centuries ago in this country,
needless to say - at least for the moment -
a thing of the past -
from what I can tell.
- James Young

I am little concerned with beauty or perfection.
I don't care for the great centuries.
All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
- Emile Zola

From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I'm really convinced that our descendants a century
or two from now will look back at us with the same
pity that we have toward the people in the field of
science two centuries ago.
- John Templeton

The issue which has swept down the centuries and which
will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.
- Lord Acton

My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists,
linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers
and scholars going back centuries.
- Steven Pinker

India Conquered and dominated China culturally for
20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
- Hu Shih

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits
of one culture to materially affect another.
Now, that which becomes popular in one country can
sweep through others within months.
- Dee Hock

There are some centuries which - apart from everything else -
in the art and other disciplines presume to remake
everything because they know how to make nothing.
- Giacomo Leopardi

I went further and further back through the centuries
to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand
why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.
- James D'arcy

Morally, the world is both better and worse than it was.
We are worse off than in the middle ages,
or the 17th and 18th centuries, in that we have the atomic menace.
- Pierre Schaeffer

The reading of all good books is like a conversation
with the finest minds of past centuries.
- Rene Descartes

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open
himself to all the influences of the places which condense
centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
- Max Lerner

In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy,
just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
- Ezra Pound

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries,
the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate,
and replace the savage races throughout the world.
- Charles Darwin

All old music was modern once, and much more of the
music of yesterday already sounds more old-fashioned
than works which were written three centuries ago.
- Peter Warlock

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it.
Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student,
centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
- Walter Scott

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends
of the far-off centuries fade and pass away.
No one sees their influence upon culture;
no one sees their educational power.
- Douglas Hyde

Objects are what matter.
Only they carry the evidence that throughout the centuries
something really happened among human beings.
- Levi Strauss

Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice!
That's the condition of the female.
Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.
- Betty Dodson

Think about technological float: it took centuries
for the wheel to gain universal acceptance.
Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks.
- Dee Hock

Composers dialogue - and obsessively,
bitterly argue - with other composers,
often over the span of several centuries.
- Brian Ferneyhough

The African is my brother but he is
my younger brother by several centuries.
- Albert Schweitzer

The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families,
but also those in other cultures and the changes in
family structure during the past several centuries.
- Gary Becker

Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote
from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.
- Stefan Zweig

Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason,
glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought.
- Martin Heidegger

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his
hoe and gazes on the ground,
the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.
- Edwin Markham

I don't believe, in the 21st century,
in the balance of power system.
This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Joschka Fischer

In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition
behind their building methods,
techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
- Arthur Erickson

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for
centuries and is not yet half full.
- Boyle Roche

Women have been kicking ass for centuries.
- Yancy Butler

Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
- Rene Descartes

Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed
in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely
to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings.
- Karen Armstrong

It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this
Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional
mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing.
- Warren E. Burger

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world
from earlier centuries is attributable to science,
which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
- Bertrand Russell

Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly
begun to question the direction and meaning of our
society as it has developed over the past several centuries.
- Alex Campbell

For more than two centuries, the defenders of liberty
have put their lives on the line,
because they have known that we cannot take our freedoms for granted.
- Virgil Goode

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps,
down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
- Ayn Rand

ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ,
the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute
of a national government.
- Thomas Bulfinch

Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.
- Frank B. Kellogg

I asked a Burmese why women, after centuries of following their men,
now walk ahead.
He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war.
- Robert Mueller

I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy.
If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had
solar energy centuries ago.
- George Porter

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done.
God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant
enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Then when I reached college I realized that many people
had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th
centuries and so I studied those methods.
- Andrew Wiles

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

We Americans are the best informed people on earth
as to the events of the last twenty-four hours;
we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
- Will Durant

Two hundred years ago, our precursors in Haiti struck a blow for freedom,
which was heard around the world, and across centuries.
- Baldwin Spencer

If we look at music history closely,
it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of
great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades,
if not centuries.
- George Crumb

Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries.
- Tom Tancredo

The market is not an invention of capitalism.
It has existed for centuries.
It is an invention of civilization.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Just as it had taken centuries to determine the true nature of the universe,
so also the search for the beginning of human life
proceeded well into the 20th century.
- Wellington Mara

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this
century may claim over all previous centuries.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue
it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.
- Terri Windling


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