Preachers Quotes

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Henry David Thoreau
“The preachers and lecturers deal with men of straw, as they are men of straw themselves. Why, a free-spoken man, of sound lungs, cannot draw a long breath without causing your rotten institutions to come toppling down by the vacuum he makes. Your church is a baby-house made of blocks, and so of the state.

...The church, the state, the school, the magazine, think they are liberal and free! It is the freedom of a prison-yard.”
Henry David Thoreau, I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

Barry M. Goldwater
“Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.”
Barry Goldwater

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Shannon L. Alder
“If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence.”
Shannon L. Alder

Bernard Cornwell
“The preachers tell us that pride is a great sin, but the preachers are wrong. Pride makes a man, it drives him, it is the shield wall around his reputation... Men die, they said, but reputation does not die.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Last Kingdom

Jonathan Edwards
“Holiness appeared to me to be of a sweet, pleasant, charming, serene, calm nature; which brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness and ravishment to the soul.”
Jonathan Edwards, The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader

Orhan Pamuk
“Let me first state forthright that contrary to what we've often read in books and heard from preachers, when you are a woman, you don't feel like the Devil. ”
Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red

Charles M. Schulz
“I think this is irresponsible preaching and very dangerous, and especially when it is slanted toward children, I think it's totally irresponsible, because I see nothing biblical that points up to our being in the last days, and I just think it's an outrageous thing to do, and a lot of people are making a living—they've been making a living for 2,000 years—preaching that we're in the last days.”
Charles M. Schulz, Charles M. Schulz: Conversations

Flannery O'Connor
“That's the trouble with you preachers," he said. "You've all got too good to believe in anything," and he drove off with a look of disgust and righteousness.”
Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

Mark Twain
“The preacher who casts a vote for conscience' sake, runs the risk of starving.”
Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader's Edition

George Eliot
“His faith wavered, but not his speech: it is the lot of every man who has to speak for the satisfaction of the crowd, that he must often speak in virtue of yesterday's faith, hoping it will come back to-morrow.”
George Eliot, Romola

Joseph Campbell
“The idea of Truth with capital "T"-that there is something called Truth that's beyond the range of the relativity of the human mind trying to think-is what I call "the error of the found truth." The trouble with all of these damned preachers is the error of the found truth. When they get that tremolo in the voice and tell you what God has said, you know you've got a faker.”
Joseph Campbell

C.F.W. Walther
“Here is where most preachers make their mistake. They are afraid that by preaching the gospel too clearly, it will be their fault if people lapse into sin. They imagine that the gospel is food for the carnal-minded. True enough, to many the gospel does become the smell of death unto death, but that is not the fault of the Gospel. That happens only because men do not accept—do not believe—the Gospel. Faith is not merely thinking, "I believe." Your whole heart must be seized by the gospel and come to rest in it. When that happens, you are transformed and cannot help but love and serve God.”
C.F.W. Walther, Law & Gospel: How to Read and Apply the Bible: A Reader's Edition

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Who can we claim to know God, and deny him by our actions.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Robert Kolb
“Good preachers...are effective teachers, good thinkers, with rhetorical skills, a good voice, a good memory, and the ability to recognize when to stop. They are diligent in their preparation, throwing heart and soul into their sermons, and they must be ready to take criticism. They should remember that they must patiently bear such criticism and dissatisfaction with their preaching. But above all, preachers must know that the Word of God has taken them captive and that God has called them to serve Him by proclaiming that Word.”
Robert Kolb, Luther and the Stories of God: Biblical Narratives as a Foundation for Christian Living

“The commendable efforts of preachers to Europe is that each worker no matter the level, knows he is participating in the process of creation with God hence the dignity.”
Sunday Adelaja

Chris Fabry
“There's a preacher on the radio that says the Beatles are trying to hypnotize us and turn us all into Communists. I was listening to 'Hey, Jude' the other day and I had the urge to move to Cuba, so there might be something to it.”
Chris Fabry, The Promise of Jesse Woods

Robin Sacredfire
“People that encounter me cannot understand why I refuse to worship, either it is a religion, a prophet or a writer. They don't understand that I was born to be worshipped, and not worship, As me, many others have been here before and face the same. People disdain, ignore and ridicule the living while worshipping the dead. And once I'm gone, the cycle will repeat, with someone better than me facing what I face now. I'm great now, not 300 years from now, when everyone will agree with this statement but I won't be here to disagree wit it and show a better path.”
Robin Sacredfire

Abhijit Naskar
“Killing a bunch of Jihadis may be morally justified, to save humanity from their wrath, but it won't terminate Jihad for long. Jihad or Holy war would keep festering one way or another, until religious fundamentalism is eradicated from the human society. Until the whole humanity learns to scrutinize its most revered scriptures with the sharp tool of reasoning, Jihad will keep on striking over the world. If one does not have the basic conscientious capacity to refute the primitive textual verses of the scriptures that demand one to kill or torture another being for holding a different belief system than one's own, then that entity is no being of the civilized human society, it is merely a pest from the stone-age. No Quran, no Bible, no Gita, no Cow, is greater than the human self. There shall be hope for harmony and peace in the world, only when fundamentalism is destroyed forever. Harmony is not a luxury, it is an existential necessity of the species. And to achieve it, if a hundred Bibles have to be sacrificed, then be it. But for no Bible, Quran or Gita, can harmony be compromised.”
Abhijit Naskar

Lailah Gifty Akita
“To be a servant of the Saviour is the sacred service.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Sacred service is sacrifice.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If the saints fails to declare the truth, the Holy Spirit shall teach true words of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The priest must teach the people, the fear of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Funny how every Tom, Dick and Mary wants to save you and you never asked or wanted to be saved.”
Marty Rubin

Robert   Haller
“I didn't like to read the Bible, but I did like to hold it. I wondered if, for some men, that was the reason they became preachers.”
Robert Haller, Another Life

Nitya Prakash
“Those who don't understand the passion and are jealous of people who do are the ones who become moralists and preachers.”
Nitya Prakash

“People who go to church everyday, but never reading the bible. They don't grow spiritually. That is why it is easy to scam them, to fool and misguide them, because they only do and listen to what the pastors say.

Joshua 1:8
Revelation 1:3”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Richard Hooker
“If there be any feeding of Christ, any drop of heavenly dew, or any spark of God's good Spirit within you, stir it up; be careful to build and edify, first yourselves, and then your flocks in this most holy faith. I say, first yourselves; for he who will set the hearts of other men on fire with the love of Christ, must himself burn with love. It is want of faith in ourselves, my brethren, which makes us retchless (careless) in building others. We forsake the Lord's inheritance, and feed it not. What is the reason of this? Our own desires are settled where they should not be. We ourselves are like those women who have a longing to eat coals, and lime, and filth: we are fed, some with honour, some with ease, some with wealth: the gospel waxeth loathsome and unpleasant in our taste: how should we then have a care to feed others with that which we cannot fancy ourselves? If faith wax cold and slender in the heart of the prophet, it will soon perish from the ears of the people. (Sermon on part of St Jude's Epistle, p. 552)”
Richard Hooker


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