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Priest Quotes

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The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled
with the entrails of the last priest.
- Denis Diderot

 

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin,
would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo:
"Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard

In every country and every age,
the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

The pinafore of the child will be more than a match
for the frock of the bishop and the surplice of the priest.
- James Martineau

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No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster,
priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
- Henry B. Adams

After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris,
I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor,
as canon law at that time still permitted.
- Abbe Pierre

I think we all appreciate it now just how lucky we
are to be in a band like Judas Priest.
- Glenn Tipton

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice,
and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.
- Max Eastman

I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
- Martin Scorsese

The philosopher has never killed any priests,
whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
- Denis Diderot

There exist only three beings worthy of respect:
the priest,
the soldier, the poet.
To know, to kill, to create.
- Charles Baudelaire

Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion.
Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord.
- Joseph Ratzinger

I only go to mass when somebody asks me,
but when I get in trouble I call for a priest.
- Broderick Crawford

Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin.
- Aristotle Onassis

The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession,
if the veil of secrecy is removed.
- DeWitt Clinton

Times have changed since George Herbert...
but the principle and spirit in which he ministered
as a priest remains an inspiration and model for all priests.
- Arthur Middleton

I love what I'm doing.
It's my life.
When it's time to go, I'll probably be fighting to get out of the casket.
I'll be yelling at the priest instead of a referee.
- Lou Duva

The head of every family will be what Abraham was,
the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family,
and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind.
- Adam Weishaupt

Canon law itself says for one case of guilt,
a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state.
One.
- Roger Mahony

The genuine priest always feels something higher than compassion.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

And I definitely wanted to be a writer,
but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources,
I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest.
- Thomas Keneally

So I was very close to ordination.
I was delighted to be ordained a deacon,
which is the last step between, before becoming a priest.
But then it all fell apart.
- Thomas Keneally

Yes, I was a parish priest for five years.
I was a curate in a large working class parish in Bristol
and the Vicar of a village in Kent.
- John Polkinghorne

The priest is the personification of falsehood.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

His hands would plait the priest's guts,
if he had no rope, to strangle kings.
- Denis Diderot

Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like
saying Rasputin was just a country priest.
- Pat Buchanan

If it came to saving the life of one priest or sacrificing
the life of an entire congregation,
the church would save the life of the priest.
Which is backwards, of course.
- Rob Walton

And so um, I knew that I really didn't want to be a
priest and didn't want to be a celibate,
though I could probably manage it.
Um, and um, ultimately I left.
- Thomas Keneally

To some people heavy metal is Motorhead and to others it's Judas Priest.
- Glenn Danzig

Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
when he fell into the hands of robbers.
They stripped him of his clothes, beat him
and went away, leaving him half dead.
A priest happened to be going down the same road,
and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
So too, a Levite [religious leader],
when he came to the place and saw him,
passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan [Samaritans and Jews generally disliked
and were suspicious of each other] came where the man was;
and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
He went to him and bandaged his wounds ... and ...
took him to an inn and took care of him. ...
Jesus [said] "Go and do likewise."
- Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

And all men are ready to pass judgement on the priest
as if he was not a being clothed with flesh,
or one who inherited a human nature.
- John Chrysostom

If you have a priest that is pushing social justice,
go find another parish.
Go alert your bishop.
- Glenn Beck

When I was in sixth grade, I wanted to become a priest.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I was the classic middle child in some ways,
the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

I studied with the idea of becoming a Catholic priest.
- Peter Jurasik

We love not just Judas Priest music,
but we love heavy metal and we love to get out on that
stage every night and perform.
It's a joy to be able to do it.
- Glenn Tipton

The poet is the priest of the invisible.
- Wallace Stevens

The true poet for me is a priest.
As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.
- Gustave Flaubert

The task of a priest, in some respects,
may be different today, but the principles upon which
Herbert built his life as a priest are of universal application.
- Arthur Middleton

War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight,
the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I shall always be a priest of love.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest,
the table their altar, and their belly their god.
- Charles Buck

Priesthood is forever and does not cease when a priest
cannot carry out that priestly ministry.
- Arthur Middleton

By education most have been misled; So they believe,
because they were bred.
The priest continues where the nurse began,
And thus the child imposes on the man.
- John Dryden

Priest organizations around the country,
both local and national, should realize that their
membership has a serious image problem and undertake programs to improve it.
- Andrew Greeley

I was everything, patriarch, priest,
father and judge.
- John Sutter

Shortly after that, we got management problems over in England,
and Judas Priest asked me to join.
- Glenn Tipton

The search for truth is not a trade by which a man can support himself;
for a priest it is a supreme peril .
- Alfred Loisy

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

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word
to Christ and the Church.
a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity;
it is the expression of his personal dignity.
- Pope John Paul II

In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents:
become a priest or attend Notre Dame.
- Phil Donahue

The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul,
undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life,
and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments.
- Arthur Middleton

My grandfather was a voodoo priest.
A lot of my life dealt with spirituality.
I can close my eyes and remember where I come from.
- Wyclef Jean

Let me be clear - no one is above the law.
Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal,
not a police officer.
We are all accountable for our actions.
- Antonio Villaraigosa

The priest is an immense being because he makes the
crowd believe astonishing things.
- Charles Baudelaire

I think there's a bit of the devil in everybody.
There's a bit of a priest in everybody,
too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more.
He was more fun.
- Gabriel Byrne

A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible,
for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

You know, I've got a confession to make myself.
I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards.
- Ryan Stiles

As however the ancients say that in case of necessity
any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism,
so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity,
where no priest is present.
- Martin Chemnitz

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

It was about working with other musicians,
but more than that it's about exploring musical areas
that you could never do with the band you're in,
in my case Judas Priest.
You could tackle musical areas and lyrical areas that
wouldn't be appropriate for Priest.
- Glenn Tipton

There are right and wrong reasons for doing solo projects,
and this album was done for the right reasons.
At the time there was no Judas Priest and I certainly
wasn't going to hang my hat up on my musical career.
- Glenn Tipton

I trained to be a priest - started to.
I went to seminary school when I was 11.
I wanted to be a priest, but when they told me I could never have sex,
not even on my birthday, I changed my mind.
- Johnny Vegas

I know my own soul, how feeble and puny it is:
I know the magnitude of this ministry,
and the great difficulty of the work;
for more stormy billows vex the soul of the priest
than the gales which disturb the sea.
- John Chrysostom

I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision
to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me...
I have been and am happy as a priest,
and I have never been lonely...
I could have used a bit more solitude.
- Andrew Greeley

I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest.
I don't know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that
I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit
and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh.
- Jenny McCarthy

The priest is Christ's slave, and Christ himself took
the form of a slave and became obedient to death.
So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life,
possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives
are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom.
- Arthur Middleton


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