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Sermons Quotes

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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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

Judas heard all Christ's sermons.
- Thomas Goodwin

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
- Omar N. Bradley

It is a poor sermon that gives no offense;
that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
- George Whitefield

I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on
the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.
- Tony Campolo

You've got to have something to eat and a little love
in your life before you can hold still for any damn
body's sermon on how to behave.
- Billie Holiday

The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it
will keep him from preparing himself.
- Vance Havner

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

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

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I've never preached one sermon on money,
on just finances.
I want to stay away from it.
- Joel Osteen

Because we employ no professional preachers,
it means that every sermon or lesson in church is given by a regular member -
women and men,
children and grandparents.
- Clayton Christensen

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

A good ad should be like a good sermon:
It must not only comfort the afflicted,
it also must afflict the comfortable.
- Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against
that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.
- George Savile

A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt:
short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.
- Ronald Knox

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending,
then having the two as close together as possible.
- George Burns

I do not believe there is a problem in this country
or the world today which could not be settled if approached
through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.
- Harry S. Truman

Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under,
but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

No politician has ever yet been able to rule his country,
nor has any country ever yet been able to face the world,
upon the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so
quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt
you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple,
where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon
and what the whole event was about.
- David Amram

But alas, they are all sadly deficient,
because they leave us under the domination of political
and religious prejudices;
and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.
- Adam Weishaupt

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses,
which amount only to compliment.
The lighter beauties are in their place when there
is nothing more solid to say;
but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading,
a sermon, or a didactic work.
- Voltaire

St.
Peter announced the glad tidings of the Gospel to the
people on the day of Pentecost,
and converted, by the first Christian sermon,
ever preached, three thousand - which formed the primitive Church.
- John Strachan

We shall never understand the ethical system taught
by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew,
not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew;
the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals.
- Arthur Keith

Never preach a sermon without a text from the Bible,
a text containing the theme which you can elaborate.
The text is the best proof in support of your argument.
A sermon without a text is an argument without a proof.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

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.

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb


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