Quotes, sayings & poems

Communion Quotes

Man comes close to the God

Homines ad deos nulla re propius accedunt quam salutem hominibus dando. Man comes close to the God through nothing else than giving.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Where God builds a church

Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.

- Martin Luther

Many come to bring their clothes to church

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

- Thomas Fuller

The Church

The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.

- Robert Green Ingersoll

This merriment of parsons

This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.

- unknown

There is no heresy or no philosophy

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.

- James Joyce

It will, I believe, be everywhere found

It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.

- Jane Austen

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians

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

- Henry Ward Beecher

The old cathedrals are good

The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.

- Thomas Carlyle

An instinctive taste teaches men

An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.

The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.

- William Cowper

And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed

And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.

- Daniel Defoe