Quotes: christianity

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  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
  • Billy Sunday
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    God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.
    Source: Billy Sunday speaks (1970)
  • Hector Hugh Munro
    Hector Hugh Munro
    British Novelist, Writer 1870-1916
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    He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
  • Norman Douglas
    Norman Douglas
    British Author 1868-1952
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    He talks about the Scylla of Atheism and the Charybdis of Christianity - a state of mind which, by the way, is not conducive to bold navigation.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
  • Olympia Brown
    Olympia Brown
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    How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.
  • Charles James Fox
    Charles James Fox
    British statesman 1749-1806
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    Humanity is the great leading feature of the mild and beneficent system of Christianity, and what has tended to render it such an inestimable blessing to mankind.
    Source: rede van 17 april 1794
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.
  • Anne Rice
    Anne Rice
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    I can't get very far away from Christianity, I can't get very far away from the angels and the saints. I work them in always, in some way.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
  • Bruno Dumont
    Bruno Dumont
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    I'm not Catholic. I don't believe in God. But at the same time, I'm obsessed by the sacred, by spirituality. The question of redemption has been present well before Christianity, but as French people are a bit stupid, they see all that in religious terms.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the world s.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.
    Source: First Inaugural Address (1861)