Quotes: churches

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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
    Thomas Paine
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    All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
  • Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton
    American religeous writer, poet 1915-1968
    Thomas Merton
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    Churches and cities are the most wonderful solitudes.
  • Brooks Atkinson
    Brooks Atkinson
    American theatre critic 1894-1984
    Brooks Atkinson
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    I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men’s cottages princes' palaces.

    Source: The merchant of Venice (1597) 1, 2

  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    If to do were as easy as to know, what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes'palaces.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
    Charles Horton Cooley
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    Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction.
  • Michel de Certeau
    Michel de Certeau
    French writer
    Michel de Certeau
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    Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious.
  • Agnes E. Meyer
    Agnes E. Meyer
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    The churches... have lost much of their authority over youth because they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology, psychology and sociology.
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
    Walt Whitman
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    The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
  • O. S. Hawkins
    O. S. Hawkins
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    The great, God-blessed churches in the world today have one common characteristic: an insistence upon an exposition of God's infallible Word.
  • Sir Henry Wotton
    Sir Henry Wotton
    English author, diplomat and politician 1568-1639
    Sir Henry Wotton
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    The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
  • A. A. Milne
    A. A. Milne
    English author, writer of the Winnie-the-Pooh books 1882-1956
    A. A. Milne
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    The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief - call it what you will - than any book ever written. It has emptied more churches than all the counter-attractions of cinema, motor-bicycle and golf course.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine: as churches and monasteries persecute youthful saints.
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