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  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.
  • Bishop Westcott
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    Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
  • Bishop Porteous
    Bishop Porteous
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    He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is ''I will see you in the vestry after service.''
  • I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
  • James Thomson
    James Thomson
    Scottish poet 1700-1748
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    I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
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    It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.
  • Man's life is like unto a winter's day, Some break their fast and so depart away, Others stay dinner then depart full fed; The longest age but sups and goes to bed. Oh, reader, then behold and see, As we are now so must you be.
  • Bishop Hall
    Bishop Hall
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    Nothing fools people as much as extreme passion.
  • One doth but break-fast here, another dine; he that lives longest does but suppe; we must all goe to bed in another World.
  • Bishop Porteous
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    One murder makes a villain, millions often a hero.
  • George Carey
    George Carey
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    People have described me as a ''management bishop'' but I say to my critics, ''Jesus was a management expert too.''
  • Remember that God will not be mocked; that it is the heart of the worshiper which He regards. We are never safe till we love Him with our whole heart whom we pretend to worship.
  • Bishop Hall
    Bishop Hall
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    Seldom if ever was knowledge given to keep, but always to impart. The grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
  • Elizabeth Bishop
    Elizabeth Bishop
    American poet and short-story writer 1911-1979
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    Should we have stayed at home and thought of here? Where should we be today? Is it right to be watching strangers in a play in this strangest of theatres?
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