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Preaching Quotes

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An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Wisdom

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

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better
than they listen to preaching.
- Roy L. Smith

 

Painless preaching is as good a term as any for what we do.
- Curtis Mayfield

And when did mere preaching do any good? Put something
in the place of these things.
Fill the vacuum of the mind.
- Francis Wright

In my preaching the shafts are ever aimed at the brainwashed horde.
- Powell Clayton

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When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help
is better than a pound of preaching.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men
whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad,
desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?
- William Booth

The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind
of what they keep forgetting;
not to supply the intellect,
but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.
- Sydney Smith

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling;
it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
- Edmund Burke

O my brethren, my heart is enlarge towards you.
I trust I feel something of that hidden,
but powerful presence of Christ, whilst I am preaching to you.
- George Whitefield

Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects
something to happen-not because of the sermon,
not even because of the preacher, but because of God.
- John E. Hines

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective.
A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
- Hosea Ballou

I try to do that in this book without preaching -
to try to do as you just said that you really have
to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody.
- Floyd Abrams

Do you think it's possible to discuss politics without preaching?
- Steven Brust

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

The devil had as good have let Paul alone,
for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching,
at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open,
and poor sinners come forth.
- William Gurnall

If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge
of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel,
you hinder people from getting to reality.
- Oswald Chambers

58% of the American public are with us.
We're preaching to the choir, but the choir's not singing,
if all of the 58% started singing, this war would end.
- Cindy Sheehan

The churches...
have lost much of their authority over youth because
they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions
and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology,
psychology and sociology.
- Agnes E. Meyer

No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age,
but especially not in the dark ones.
Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose,
and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.
- John Ruskin

I don't want to make that sound like I'm preaching
from a mountain top when I say you have to give your family everything,
because I know it's hard for people.
I'm lucky to be in a position where you can establish
those ground rules and make it that way.
- Tim McGraw

I can't understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful.
If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that's not religion,
that's not helping humanity, that's organizing an army to defeat somebody.
- Mojo Nixon

Today, for the first time in history,
a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil.
This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world,
has become, through the preaching of the Gospel,
a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
- Pope John Paul II

I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people.
But faith leads you in the decisions you make.
You don't always pick the right path,
but it's there in your conscience.
- Tim McGraw

I thought maybe, just by never preaching,
never doing any of that stuff because it doesn't work.
By just maybe the power of example and some laughs,
maybe somebody might go take a walk.
- Liza Minnelli

John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus,
was preaching the impending judgement of God,
urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in
the Jordan River those who responded.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ;
farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments;
farewell reading and preaching,
praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches,
and sufferings.
- Donald Cargill

Religion can make it worse.
Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to
believe in a transcendent reality,
and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching,
to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?
- Mary Douglas

If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and
heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching
the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls.
- Roland Allen

Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted
as to destroy my life by English preaching,
or any other preaching.
St.
Paul did much good by his preaching,
but how much more by his writings.
- Henry Martyn

What the guys have learned is that whether you're preaching to one or 10,000,
it really doesn't matter.
That one person you touch may change the nation -
could be the Billy Graham of Ethiopia.
- Michael Scott

But Paul, in his preaching of the Gospel,
is a debtor to deliver the word not to Barbarians only,
but also to Greeks, and not only to the unwise,
who would easily agree with him, but also to the wise.
- Origen

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

When I hear a man preach,
I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
- Abraham Lincoln

We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
- Saint Stephen

If you're asking your kids to exercise,
then you better do it, too.
Practice what you preach.
- Bruce Jenner

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two
things in life which I always felt I could do with
credit to myself and benefit to the world,
if I only had the chance.
- Rebecca H. Davis

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

My judges preach against free love openly,
practice it secretly.
- Victoria Woodhull

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease,
but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Only in a concert situation do I have access to people
directly to preach to them,
and I don't believe that the bigger your platform is,
the more people will pay attention.
- Larry Norman

One may preach a covenant of grace more clearly than another...
But when they preach a covenant of works for salvation,
that is not truth.
- Anne Hutchinson

You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition
of mind and heart known as Brotherhood,
however much you preach, posture, or agree,
unless you live it.
- Faith Baldwin

I've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- Al Sharpton

I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away,
which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running.
- Ben Elton

Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic,
and affords noble declamation.
Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern.
- Edward Moore

It would be dangerous territory if I wasn't practising
what I preach which is to always accept responsibility,
always accept the consequences of your actions.
- David Blunkett

Preach not because you have to say something,
but because you have something to say.
- Richard Whately

If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly...
in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.
- F. L. Lucas

God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man,
exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
- Pierre Charron

I preached as never sure to preach again,
And as a dying man to dying men.
- Richard Baxter

Children are God's Apostles, sent forth,
day by day, to preach of love, and hope,
and peace.
- James Russell Lowell

Did they preach one thing and practice another,
these men of God?
- Roald Dahl

All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach,
baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel
than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
- Orson Pratt

I preach there are all kinds of truth,
your truth and somebody else's.
But behind all of them there is only one truth and
that is that there's no truth.
- Flannery O'Connor

Although his crusade in 1957 occurred at a time in
our nation's history when race divided all,
Reverend Graham refused to preach in segregated audiences.
- Jerry Moran

Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations
and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?
- Dorothy Thompson

The best sermon is preached by the minister who has
a sermon to preach and not by the man who has to preach a sermon.
- William Feather

Only the sinner has the right to preach.
- Christopher Morley

After 26 years, I am still practicing what I preach.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

So many people preach that they love fashion,
but really it's what I live for!
- Lindsay Lohan

The IFP is here to put into practice what we preach.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I will preach with my brush.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an
angel himself or have angels for hearers.
- George Whitefield

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
- Martin Luther


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