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Preaching Quotes

Preaching, to describe it in its simplest form, is the act of conveying religious discourses to the general public. Also known as sermon it is conducted by a priest who is well versed in the Holy Scriptures of his particular religion. Different religions have different modes and traditions of preaching, and other than preaching, the preacher also has the responsibilities of conducting all the rituals and ceremonies. Read the quotes given below to know more about these famous preaching quotations and sayings.

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

- Rudyard Kipling

Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.

- Rudyard Kipling

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.

- Walt Whitman

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

- Self-Reliance and Other Essays , Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.

- Jean Paul

Only the ideas that we really live have any value.

- Herman Hesse

There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge - that is everywhere.

- Herman Hesse

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.

- John Dewey

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.

- Herbert Hoover

People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.

- Tom Robbins

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.

- Mother Teresa

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

- Thomas Paine

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.

- Vince Lombardi

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

- Carl Jung

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

- Emily Dickinson

Being is the great explainer.

- Henry David Thoreau

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

- Animal Farm , George Orwell

Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

- Thomas Jefferson

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.

- Elbert Hubbard

God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.

- John Donne

The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

- Billy Graham

Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.

- Billy Graham

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

- George Eliot

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.

- Og Mandino

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

- The Power of Myth , Joseph Campbell

In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show.

- Timothy Leary

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect.

- Adam Sandler

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.

- Abdul Kalam

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

- Abigail Adams

He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.

- Henry George

Ideas are one thing and what happens is another.

- John Cage

Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style.

- Charles Bukowski

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.

- Margaret Mead

Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.

- Mark Twain

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.

- Francis of Assisi

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

- Francis of Assisi

The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.

- Daniel Webster

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