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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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Judas heard all Christ's sermons.
- Thomas Goodwin

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

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

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

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

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

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

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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

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

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

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

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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