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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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Judas heard all Christ's sermons.
- Thomas Goodwin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

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

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

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

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

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

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


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