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The Christian church is a society of sinners. It is the only society in the world, membership in which is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership.

Author: Charles C. Morrison


The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.

Author: John R. Mott


The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.

Author: Iris Murdoch (1919)

Profession: British Novelist, Philosopher

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.

Author: L. L. Nash


Many are called but few are chosen. There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.

Author: Edward Norman


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.

Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer

My own mind is my own church.

Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.

Author: William Penn (1644-1718)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?

Author: Ohio, Poster In Dayton


Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you could do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint could think he understood.

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

He who is near the Church is often far from God.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.

Author: Irish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Irish Origin

Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.

Author: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger


Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist