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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on church, genius, and saints

Universities are, of course, hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine: as churches and monasteries persecute youthful saints.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on beginning, church, service, and silence

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph W. Sockman, D.D. on army, christ, church, exercise, habits, impulses, life, play, religion, soldiers, and worship

Habit must play a larger place in our religious life. We worship when we feel like it, we pray when we feel like it. We read the Bible when we feel like it. Leaving our religious exercises to the promptings of impulse, we become creatures of impulse rather than soldiers of Christ. An army made up of creatures of impulse would be only a mob. So is a church.

Ralph W. Sockman

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A Quote by Ralph S. Meadowcroft, D.D. on brothers, church, and nations

The church of tomorrow must be universal. It cannot belong to a particular class, race or nation, but must transcend all such barriers so the brotherhood of man may be extended among us.

Ralph S. Meadowcroft

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A Quote by Ralph W. Hardy on church, life, trade, and worth

One does not wait long in life to be greeted by the call, "New lamps for old . . . give up what you have for something with more glamour." This is particularly true for members of the Church, who have something of greater worth than Aladdin's lamp, genie and all. Ask to see the genie before you trade your old lamp!

Ralph W. Hardy

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A Quote by Pope Leo XIII on children, church, earth, family, and god

The family was ordained of God that children might be trained up for himself; it was before the church, or rather the first form of the church on earth.

Pope Leo XIII (1810 - 1903)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on belief, bigotry, church, god, hatred, heart, indifference, life, men, questions, truth, wishes, and work

To hold your truth, to believe it with all your heart, to work with all your might, first to make it real to yourself and then to show its preciousness to other men, and then - not till then, but then - to leave the questions of when and how and by whom it shall prevail to God: that is the true life of the believer. There is no feeble unconcern and indiscriminateness there, and neither is there any excited hatred of the creed, the doctrine, or the Church, which you feel wholly wrong. You have not fled out of the furnace of bigotry to freeze on the open and desolate plains of indifference. You believe and yet you have no wish to persecute.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: The Law of Growth

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A Quote by Paul H. Dunn on church, day, experience, faith, friendship, good, happiness, horses, kindness, life, mind, needs, optimism, people, problems, security, sermons, thought, and understanding

I have been uplifted today and the previous days by the optimistic sermons of those who have preceded me. I am grateful for a happy church, a church that brings security and understanding and faith in the lives of its people. This is a church that is not only optimistic but also has a firm foundation. It has been reiterated many times already. The optimism of this conference brought to my mind the little experience of two Vermont farmers. It seems that in Vermont we get a great deal of rain, and the hills are green as a result. One day a farmer was walking down a back road, and it was very muddy, and suddenly he came upon a large puddle, and in the middle of the puddle he saw a straw hat. He thought he recognized it. He tiptoed over and lifted it up, and lo and behold under it was his friend Zeb, and he was right up to his neck in the mud. He said, "Zeb, it looks like you have a problem. Do you need some help?" Zeb said, "No thanks, Zeke, I'll be all right. I have got a good horse under me." Well, I have felt that kind of optimism throughout this conference. Spiritually speaking, we have some great horses under us, and I am grateful for that kind of faith and testimony.

Paul H. Dunn (1924 - 1998)

Source: Conference Report, October 1969, Pg.127

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A Quote by Oscar S. Straus on church, good, government, guidance, liberty, nations, organize, practicality, principles, and time

This is the first nation that organized government on the basis of universal liberty with a free Church and a free State. This meant much at the time; it means much now and will continue to be the beacon of light and guidance for ourselves and of other nations. All that is good and practical and wise in the new developments can best be worked out under our form of government without destroying any of the basic principles upon which it rests.

Oscar S. Straus

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A Quote by Orson Ferguson Whitney on christ, church, heart, heaven, soul, and truth

There is only one way into the Kingdom of Heaven, but there are many ways into the human heart: and the Church of Christ, ln its mission of promulgating truth and turning souls of righteousness, has legitimate use for every avenue of the heart.

Orson Whitney (1855 - 1931)

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