602 Total Quotes

English Clergyman Quotes

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
Sydney Smith
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It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley
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He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.
William Law
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Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
Jeremy Collier
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Ask what Time is, it is nothing else but something of eternal duration become finite, measurable and transitory.
William Law
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A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
Sydney Smith
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To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.
Sydney Smith
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Nothing hath separated us from God but our own will, or rather our own will is our separation from God.
William Law
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If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
John Bunyan
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There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
Frederick Robertson
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Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Thomas Huxley
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Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life, or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life.
William Law
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All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness.
William Law
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A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
Charles Kingsley
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What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than to suppose a man racking his brains, and studying night and day how to fly?
William Law
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It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.
George Muller
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We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another.
William Law
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Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived?
Joseph Butler
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Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.
Charles Kingsley
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Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith
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We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded.
Charles Kingsley
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Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Christ, which as it proceeds from a seed of the divine nature in us, so it attracts and unites with its like.
William Law
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Hell is nothing else but nature departed or excluded from the beam of divine light.
William Law
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Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep.
Matthew Henry
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A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
Joseph Hall
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Thomas Fuller
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
Thomas Fuller
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You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven.
Charles Simeon
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Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time.
Sydney Smith
#English Clergyman

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
William Law
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My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world where Lesbian and Gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom, dignity, and respect.
John Fisher
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