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Timothy Radcliffe Quotes and Sayings

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The trouble is that after nine years as a Jack of all
trades and Master of the Dominican Order,
I have no expertise on anything except airports and exotic foods.
- Timothy Radcliffe

To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities:
confidence and humility.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Thinking that morality is all about commandments is
a relatively new way of thinking,
since the Reformation.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced,
then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
- Timothy Radcliffe

 

Most religions live from a narrative that shapes their
relationship with the divine other,
God or the gods, and with the human other,
the stranger.
- Timothy Radcliffe

We need a place in which we may flourish and be ourselves.
- Timothy Radcliffe

To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect
for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness.
- Timothy Radcliffe

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Seeking the good is not primarily about rules and commandments.
- Timothy Radcliffe

At the centre of Christianity is community;
we are gathered by the Lord around the altar.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Our society has lost confidence in the power of reason,
except perhaps scientific reason.
- Timothy Radcliffe

The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our
confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
- Timothy Radcliffe

I believe that his death and resurrection transformed
humanity's relationship with God.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex.
It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity,
maybe even for their beauty.
- Timothy Radcliffe

One of our deepest needs is to be at home.
- Timothy Radcliffe

I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Despite all the lunacy of the last century,
all the absurdity of war and genocide,
we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.
- Timothy Radcliffe

All the Abrahamic faiths are marked by violence.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does
breed violence and intolerance.
- Timothy Radcliffe

What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching,
then she will be seen as standing in judgement over
a vast percentage of Europeans.
- Timothy Radcliffe

The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans
that we are called to seek the truth.
- Timothy Radcliffe

The medieval Church believed that the resurrection
of Christ marked a new time for all of humanity.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Christians can bring peace to multi-religious Europe
because we are able to understand the role of faith
in the lives of other believers better than atheists.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to
remain in contact with the millions of people who look
for God but do not come to Church.
- Timothy Radcliffe

We can identify with Frodo and Sam, setting off not
knowing quite where they are going and what they are to do.
- Timothy Radcliffe

This evening I wish to suggest that we Christians should
accompany people on their pilgrimages.
Specifically we should travel with people as they search for the good,
the true and the beautiful.
- Timothy Radcliffe

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed) PHOTO

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Nobody, as long as he moves about
among the chaotic currents of life,
is without trouble.
- Carl Jung

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with the world is not
that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
- Mark Twain

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
- Martin Mull

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

All marriages are happy.
It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
- Raymond Hull

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

You know, it takes two to get one in trouble.
- the movie She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Do not trouble yourself much
to get new things, whether clothes or friends...
Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
- Henry David Thoreau

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom;
and he that increaseth his riches,
increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure,
and trouble findeth it not.
- Akhenaton

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson

When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts -
that's when I get in trouble.
- Angelina Jolie

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you.
- Guy Lafleur

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking
if there is anything you can do.
Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edward W. Howe

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify
the trouble we take to have sex.
- Daniel S. Greenberg

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble,
delegate; when in charge, ponder.
- James H. Boren

The trouble with travelling back later on is that you
can never repeat the same experience.
- Michael Palin

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
- Ogden Nash

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible
in bright moments as well as in trouble,
we cannot fully respond to its consolations
because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
- Helen Keller

Every government is a parliament of whores.
The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
- P. J. O'Rourke

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and,
while it is true that the suicide braves death,
he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
- Aristotle

Problems are the price of progress.
Don't bring me anything but trouble.
Good news weakens me.
- Charles Kettering

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
- Willem de Kooning

The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen.
- Aeschylus

When man decides he can control nature,
he's in deep trouble.
- Laura Dern


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