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Famous Christian Quotations

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"A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better."
by Henry Ward Beecher
"The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world."
by Henry Ward Beecher
"To be like Christ is to be a Christian."
by William Penn
"Washington's birthday is as close to a secular Christmas as any Christian country dare come this side of blasphemy."
by Anonymous
"We hope to stand in the middle and look at left and the right and say that we believe the only way to get it consistently right is based on what we believe are biblical, Christian ethics."
by Rod Parsley
"His remarks are un-Christian and a perversion of religion. Unlike Robertson, we don't see God as cruel and vengeful."
by Abraham Foxman
"I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world"
by Anonymous
"If you listen to our music, it's not just blatant Christian music. We went people to listen, look back at the music and ask themselves, 'What do they mean by this?' Then they can come to us and ask about the songs."
by Matt Clark
"No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul."
by W. Somerset Maugham
"Politics are not the task of a Christian."
by Anonymous
"That's why I know she's in heaven. She's a good Christian woman,"
by James Ballenger
"Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence."
by Anonymous
"Here, you can walk into a bookstore and pick up a Bible or Christian literature and learn. Over there, they are lucky if they have one Bible for a whole village."
by Michael Scott
"I don't feel it would be worth it to sever that relationship for anything less than an engagement. It might not be just your money I miss out on, it might be Marlon's as well via Christian, ... at least a karat, size six."
by Bonny Bakley
"Bible-shaped handbags are nothing more than a cheap way for Christian zealots to shove their religion down the throat of agnostics and atheists. Which is why the Catholic League loves them. Our advice to ACLU attorneys � don't leave home without one."
by William Donohue
"The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad."
by Friedrich Nietzsche
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried."
by G. K. Chesterton
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried."
by Gilbert K. Chesterton
"You see few people here in America who really care very much about living a Christian life in a democratic world."
by Clare Booth Luce
"False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade."
by John Christian Bovee
"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing."
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
"... I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe."
by J Danforth Quayle
"[W]e shall continue to have a worsening ecologic crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man."
by Lynn White
"A Christian is the highest style of man."
by Edward Young
"A Christian high school is just like any other high school in the sense of the politics and all of these levels of who's cool and what to wear."
by Jena Malone
"A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal."
by William Jay
"A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?"
by Christian Bale
"A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride."
by Clive Staples Lewis
"A national evil requires a national remedy; let not this any longer be delayed: let your minds expand, free from every narrow principle, and let the public good become the sole object of your united Christian efforts."
by Joseph Lancaster
"A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished."
by Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller
"A pacifist will often - at least nowadays - be an internationalist and vice versa. But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally."
by Christian Lous Lange
"A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian profession a good many modes of life, enjoyments, occupations, social actions and customs, from which the first Christians had recoiled."
by Robert Rainy
"A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian."
by Artie Lange
"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."
by Thomas Paine
"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."
by Thomas Paine
"Archbishop: a Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ."
by H. L. Mencken
"Archbishop - A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ."
by H. L. Mencken
"As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents."
by George Orwell
"Being filled with the Holy Spirit, then, is a matter of obedience to the Word of God. The filling of the Spirit that all experienced at Pentecost was a matter of a promise being fulfilled. Today, the believer is to be filled in obedience to the command of Ephesians 518, continuously, not merely by a single, crisis experience. The Christian life is a growth process toward maturity."
by Clarence Cramer
"But the Milanese have made bad choices, bad fashion, and bad jewelry."
by Christian Lacroix
"Christian: One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book that is admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbour."
by Anonymous
"Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith."
by Austin Farrer
"Children are guilty of unpardonable rudeness when they spit in the face of a companion; neither are they excusable who spit from windows or on walls or furniture."
by St. John Baptist de La Salle
"Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life the one preserves, the other sweetens it."
by John Christian Bovee
"Does anyone know...does the Christian persecution complex have an expiration date?'ve all been in charge pretty much since...uh...what was that guys name...Constantine. He converted in, what was it, 312 A.D. I'm just saying, enjoy your success."
by Jon Stewart
"Doubting God's existence is okay and perfectly acceptable within Christianity as long as the person doubting remains obedient and committed to the Christian path."
by Real Live Preacher
"Evangelism is not an option for the Christian life."
by Luis Palau
"Everyone would like to behave like a pagan, with everyone else behaving like a Christian."
by Albert Camus
"Everyman's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."
by Hans Christian Anderson
"Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on."
by John Christian Bovee
"Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason,Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise foundress of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss."
by Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller
"For God's sake don't say yes until I've finished talking."
by Christian Nestell Bovee
"Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car"
by Laurence Peter
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car."
by Laurence J. Peter
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile."
by Billy Sunday
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic."
by Anonymous
"God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on top of them."
by Theodore Ledyard Cuyler
"I admire the serene assurance of those who have religious faith. It is wonderful to observe the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces."
by Mark Twain
"I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist."
by George Bernard Shaw
"I am a Christian and a Democrat, that's all."
by Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me."
by Jensen Ackles
"I don't have any doubt that he is very sincere about his Christian faith, ... There are some differences in interpretation. ... I have a commitment to worship the Prince of Peace, not the prince of pre-emptive war. I believe that Christ taught us to give special attention to the plight of the poor."
by Jimmy Carter
"I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians...and Christian values. What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time, and one state at a time."
by Ralph Reed
"I love freedom for what I can do with it, I hate freedom for what I have done with it."
by Christian Longe
"I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe."
by Dan Quayle
"I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world."
by Bertrand Russell
"I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than imprisoning the minds of the young in a rigid armor of dogma calculated to protect them though life against the shafts of impartial evidence."
by Bertrand Russell
"I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there I went to the Temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere. I searched on the mountains and in the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Caaba in Mecca, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him He was nowhere else to be found."
by Jalal ud-Din Rumi
"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... if a Christian voted for Clinton, he sinned against God. It's that simple. Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country..."
by Randall Terry
"I will never say never, but I will say never to doing the more typical romantic comedies. You know, unless I'm getting audited and I'm on the street and I desperately need some dough and that's the only thing that I'm getting."
by Christian Bale
"I'm a Christian by choice."
by Barack Obama
"If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere."
by Henry Ward Beecher
"If a man cannot be a Christian in the place he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere."
by Henry Ward Beecher
"If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be--a christian."
by Mark Twain
"If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - a Christian."
by Mark Twain
"If people really want to go, and really try all their lives, I think they will get in; for I don’t believe there are any locks on that door, or any guards at the gate. I always imagine it is as it is in the picture, where the shining ones stretch out their hands to welcome poor Christian as he comes up from the river."
by Louisa May Alcott
"If we get our information from the biblical material there is no doubt that the Christian life is a dancing, leaping, daring life."
by Eugene Peterson
"If you want to understand Jesus, you have to study the whole Bible. Christian duty is not defined solely by the words in red."
by Randall Terry
"If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people-a black people-who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization."
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
"In one important respect a man is fortunate in being poor. His responsibility to God is so much the less."
by John Christian Bovee
"Indeed, the Founders mentioned the pagan authors in so many heartfelt speeches, pamphlets and letters that today's sweeping references to America's 'Christian' roots and 'Judeo-Christian heritage' ought to be amended. Maybe these terms should be reserved to explain the traditional religions and morality of individuals, families, congregations, small communitities. Politically, our notions of virtue and vice have had another genesis."
by Colin Campbell
"It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God."
by Albert Coombs Barnes
"It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins."
by Karl Barth
"It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon."
by John Christian Bovee
"It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It is in the ordinary duties and labors of life that the Christian can and should develop his spiritual union with God."
by Thomas Merton
"It will be an ill day when our brethren take to bragging and boasting and call it 'testimony to the victorious Christian life.' We trust that holiness will be more than ever the aim of believers, but not the boastful holiness which has deluded some of the excellent of the earth into vain glory, and under which their firmest friends shudder for them."
by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
"Joel: Ed, are you hallucinating?
Ed: Oh, yeah, but not right now."

by Sy Rosen and Christian Williams
"Joel Ed, are you hallucinating Ed Oh, yeah, but not right now."
by Christian Williams
"Just living is not enough, said the Butterfly. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
by Hans Christian Anderson
"Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their endeavors to renovate the age, impressing the minds of men with the importance of educating their little boys and girls, of inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the Deity and universal philanthropy, and, in subordination to these great principles, the love of their country; of instructing them in the art of self-government, without which they can never act as a wise part of the government of societies, great or small in short, of leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system."
by Samuel Adams
"Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying."
by Christian Furchtegott Gellert
"Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
by Christian Lous Lange
"Mind unemployed is mind unenjoyed."
by John Christian Bovee
"Most of us have been taught about the need to appropriate by faith what is already ours through grace. We all desire to have more joy in our Christian life. The keys to experiencing joy are available to all of us. We need to understand the gospel of the grace of God as revealed to the Apostle Paul. Then as we put Paul's instructions into practice, we will come to know God experientially. This will cause us to know Him better which will cause us to want to obey more, and on and on it goes. Then as we learn and obey God and become focused on spiritual things instead of earthly things, we will become thankful for everything that God has provided for us in Christ. Knowledge, obedience, and thankfulness will then lead to abundant joy in our everyday life In the words of the old hymn Trust and obey, For there's no other way, To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey."
by David Havard
"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."
by Barack Obama
"My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make."
by Thomas Arnold
"Needless to say since Christ's expiation not one single Christian has been known to sin, or die."
by Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
"No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities."
by Christian Nestell Bovee
"Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men."
by Voltaire

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