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"I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching."

church quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"The five pro-abortion public officials highlighting today's 20th anniversary luncheon for Emily's List each need to hear the Catholic Church's teachings about abortion. These women, who claim to be Catholic, all adamantly defy the Church. It would be my hope that each of their bishops contacts them as soon as possible to remind them it is impossible to be Catholic and pro-abortion."

church quote by Judie Brown

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"The Revelation speaks powerfully today, and its message to us is the same as it was to the early Church: that there is not a square inch of ground in heaven or on earth or under the earth in which there is peace between Christ and Satan."

church quote by Gary North

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"We went to church Wednesday night, and our prayers were answered Thursday morning when Mann called."

church quote by Barbara Upton

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"Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God."

church quote by Lenny Bruce

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"It's about trust. I know what I did last year and know how to get back there. That's all I had to do. Even in Spring Training, I had an idea of taking pitches more. I'm getting the pitches that I want. I either hit them or I'm fouling them off."

church quote by Ryan Church

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"It's not only a spiritual narrowing but a cultural narrowing of Southern Baptist boundaries. I love Southern Baptists, I was reared and operate in the church, but I regret this."

church quote by Ron Phillips

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"Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves."

church quote by Thomas Fuller

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"Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage?"

church quote by Anonymous

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"Mysticism has been in the past and probably ever will be one of the great powers of the world and it is bad scholarship to pretend the contrary. You may argue against it but you should no more treat it with disrespect than a perfectly cultivated writer would treat (say) the Catholic Church or the Church of Luther no matter how much he disliked them."

church quote by William Butler Yeats

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"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit."

church quote by Kahlil Gibran

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"Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?"

church quote by Martin Luther

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"[Davis touched many lives and left behind a legacy of good works. In good times and bad, he was always involved. John Rossi, a North Merrick Board of Education trustee, met Davis in the wake of the 2003 Mepham High School football scandal.] I remember that on a cold night in December 2003, as disturbing revelations continued to unfold about the Mepham football camp, a diverse group of community members gravitated to each other inside a church in Bellmore, ... Emotions spilled in every direction, and someone asked, 'Where are our school board members in all of this?' and John Davis stood up and said, 'I'm a school board member.?"

church quote by John Rossi

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"A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it."

church quote by Brigham Young

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"A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday."

church quote by Russell Baker

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"The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always."

church quote by Willa Sibert Cather

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"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church."

church quote by Thomas Paine

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"[Of the parralels between the railways and the church] both had their heyday in the mid-nineteenth century; both own a great deal of Gothic-style architecture which is expensive to maintain; both are regularly assailed by critics; and both are firmly convinced that they are the best means of getting man to his ultimate destination."

church quote by Reverend W. Awdry (1911 - 1997)

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"...There is no such thing as ... separation of state and church ... in the Constitution. It's a lie of the left."

church quote by Pat Robertson

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"A Church without Youth is a Church without a future. Moreover, Youth without a Church is Youth without a future."

church quote by Pope Shenouda III

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"A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there."

church quote by H. L. Mencken

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"A church debt is the devil's salary."

church quote by Henry Ward Beecher

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"A good example is like a bell that calls many to church."

church quote by Danish Proverb

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"A giving church is a living church."

church quote by Anonymous

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"A man is accepted into church for what he believes--and turned out for what he knows."

church quote by Mark Twain

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"A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper."

church quote by Charles Dickens

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"A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!"

church quote by Billy Sunday

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"A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan."

church quote by Mary Daly

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"America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land."

church quote by President Ronald Reagan

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"An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated."

church quote by Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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"Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith in him is unless he knew where his believers are"

church quote by Martin Luther

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"As God as my witness, they said, We're above the law. There's nothing you can do to us. You're just a church secretary."

church quote by Jessica Hahn

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"As we face a new era of world history, there is an urgent need for the true Church of Jesus Christ, the Body of Christ, to be about the business God has called us to, the work of ministry. And this is a work that every believer is called to be actively involved in."

church quote by Edward Bedore

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"Attend Church weekly NOT weakly."

church quote by Anonymous

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"Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand."

church quote by Leo Durocher

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"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State."

church quote by Thomas Jefferson

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"Christianity means a lot more than church membership."

church quote by Billy Sunday

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"Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one."

church quote by Samuel Butler

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"Church members are either pillars or caterpillars...the pillars hold up the church, and the caterpillars just crawl in and out."

church quote by Anonymous

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"Democracy is, first and foremost, a spiritual force, it is built upon a spiritual basis - and on a belief in God and an observance of moral principle. And in the long run only the church can provide that basis. Our founder knew this truth - and we will neglect it at our peril."

church quote by President Harry Truman

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"Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, 'Why do you not practice what you preach'"

church quote by Saint Jerome

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"Don't wait for the hearse to take you to church."

church quote by Anonymous

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"Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances."

church quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Funny how a dollar can look so big when you take it to church, and so small when you take it to the store."

church quote by Anonymous

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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."

church quote by Billy Sunday

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"Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car"

church quote by Laurence Peter

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"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car."

church quote by Laurence J. Peter

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"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile."

church quote by Billy Sunday

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"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic."

church quote by Anonymous

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"Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife."

church quote by Lyndon B. Johnson

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"Haven't you learned anything from that guy that gives those sermons in church? Captain What's-his-name. We live in a society of laws, why do you think I took you to see all those Police Academy movies? For fun? Well I didn't hear anybody laughing! Did you"

church quote by Haven't you learned anything from that guy that gives those sermons in church? Captain What'shisname. We live in a society of laws why do you think I took you to see all those Police Academy movies? For fun? Well I didn't hear anybody laughing! Did you

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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."

church quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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"He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter."

church quote by Dr. Isaac Barrow

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"He who does not have the church as his mother does not have God as his Father."

church quote by Saint Augustine

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"Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe."

church quote by Henry Anatole Grunwald

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"Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less."

church quote by Billy Sunday

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"I believe a very large majority of church goers are merely unthinking, slumbering worshipers of an unknown God."

church quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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"I attended Sunday School and then church with my father and mother throughout my childhood."

church quote by Leverett Saltonstall

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"I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things."

church quote by Billy Sunday

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"I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me."

church quote by Jensen Ackles

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"I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear."

church quote by Billy Sunday

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"I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It's the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself."

church quote by Peter Hoeg

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"I still say a church steeple with a lightening rod on top shows a lack of confidence."

church quote by Doug McLeod

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"I want to offer congratulations to Pope Benedict XVI, a man of great wisdom, and knowledge. He's a man who serves the Lord. And we remember well a sermon at the pope's funeral in Rome -- how his words touched our hearts and the hearts of millions. We join our fellow citizens and millions around the world who pray for continued strength and wisdom as His Holiness leads the Catholic Church."

church quote by George W. Bush

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"I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death."

church quote by George Carlin

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"I'm nervous as a whore in church."

church quote by LaWanda Page

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"If a church offers no truth that is not available in the general culture - in, for instance, the editorials of the New York Times or, for that matter, of National Review - there is not much reason to pay it attention."

church quote by Richard John Neuhaus

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"If ever a man could have felt the church to be unnecessary, he was Jesus. Yet he did not stay away form the church of his day. It was his custom to go to the synagogue on the Sabbath, and he made many trips to the temple."

church quote by R. Brokhoff

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"If I had to choose between putting a saloon or a liberal church on a corner, I'd choose the saloon every time. People who drink up the pay check in the saloon are less likely to become Pharisees, thinking that they don't need the Great Physician, than those who weekly swill the soporific doctrine of man's goodness."

church quote by Jay Edward Adams

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"If man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods."

church quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals, you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say, you are distorting the truth."

church quote by Gerald Vann

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"It is time to quit playing church and start being the church."

church quote by Keith Green

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"It's no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living."

church quote by Andrew Schneider

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"Just a hurried line...to tell a story which puts the contrast between *our* feast of the Nativity and all this ghastly Xmas racket at it's lowest. My brother heard a woman on a 'bus say, as the 'bus passed a church with a Crib outside it, Oh Lor' They bring religion into everything. Look- they're dragging it even into Christmas now"

church quote by Clive Staples Lewis

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"Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separate."

church quote by Ulysses S. Grant

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"Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title-deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination."

church quote by Benjamin Disraeli

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"Men are doubtful and skeptical about the Church they suspect and dislike the clergy they are impatient of theological systems but for Jesus Christ, as he stand out to view in the sacred pages, as they dimly realize him in their own best selves, as they catch faint traces of him in the lives of his saints, they have no other sentiments than those of respect and affection."

church quote by Herbert Hensley Henson

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"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever."

church quote by John Piper

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"My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can."

church quote by Frank Zappa

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"My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead."

church quote by Barack Obama

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"My mind is my own church."

church quote by Thomas Paine

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"My own mind is my own church."

church quote by Carl Lotus Becker

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"No church that panders to the zeitgeist deserves respect, and very shortly it will not get respect, except from those who find it politically useful, and that is less respect than disguised contempt."

church quote by Robert H Bork

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"Now I understand why Henry VIII started his own church."

church quote by John F. Kennedy

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"Now the church is not wood and stone, but the company of people who believe in Christ."

church quote by Martin Luther

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"On a very cold, snowy Sunday in February, only the pastor and one farmer arrived at the village church. The pastor said, 'Well, I guess we won't have a service today.' The farmer replied: 'Heavens!, if even only one cow shows up at feeding time, I feed it.'"

church quote by Anonymous

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"Our first responsibility is not to build the Church or even to get souls saved--it is to represent Christ and to bring His message to the world. As God beholds us in Christ, so the world must behold Christ in us. As Christ represents us before the Father, so we must represent Christ before the world."

church quote by Cornelius Stam

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"Out of the depths, O Lord, out of the depths,' begins the most beautiful of the services of our church, and it is out of the depths of my life that I must bring the incidents of this story."

church quote by Hall Caine

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"People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy."

church quote by Mikhail Bakunin

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"Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement. No sound ought to be heard in the church but the healing voice of Christian charity. The cause of civil liberty and civil government gains as little as that of religion by this confusion of duties. Those who quit their proper character to assume what does not belong to them are, for the greater part, ignorant both of the character they leave and of the character they assume."

church quote by Edmund Burke

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"Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon."

church quote by Martin Luther

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"Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better."

church quote by Winston Churchill

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"Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die."

church quote by F. Forrester Church

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"Sign on a church bulletin board: You aren't too bad to come in, You aren't good enough to stay out."

church quote by Anonymous

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"Somehow he Tim gets thoughtful sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant for them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see."

church quote by Charles Dickens

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"Soul-winning and missions is the life blood of the church."

church quote by Anonymous

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"The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society."

church quote by Martin Luther King Jr.

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"The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church."

church quote by Ferdinand Magellan

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"The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture."

church quote by Elbert Hubbard

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"The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones."

church quote by Henry Ward Beecher

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"No need to argue over the Orthodoxy or truism of a Church. Christ is one."

church quote by David Omrenya Odey

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