I can not understand why ministers presume to deliver sermons every week at appointed hours because it is humanly impossible for inspirations to come with clock-like regularity.

Sinclair Lewis

Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

William Shakespeare

We have a 29-year-old woman whose husband does not come to church. She downloads the sermons at home.

Brian Boles

This version of the Bible is important because it's close to the sermonic tradition of Dr. King. This was as close as one could get to the version that I'm told he would have used for the preparation of his sermons. It's a very personal relic, infused with the history of the King family.

Bob Snyder

Children are more influenced by sermons you act than by sermons you preach.

David O. Mckay

Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago.

John Wesley

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

John Burroughs

Sermons remain one of the last forms of public discourse where it is culturally forbidden to talk back.

Harvey Cox

A lot of my writing went into sermons and seminary papers, but I'm beginning to feel the urge again. I need something creative going on in my life.

Dori Hudson

Sufferings gladly borne for others convert more people than sermons.

Therese Of Lisieux

She used theatricals in her sermons, which was pretty amazing.

Richard Rossi

Judas heard all Christ's sermons.

Thomas Goodwin

It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things until the truth in them becomes yo.

Frederick W. Robertson

It is a nationwide protest. Prayer leaders in their sermons will condemn the sacrilegious act committed by the Danish cartoonists.

Liaquat Baloch

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.

James Earl Jones

I'd rather smoke one cigar than hear two sermons.

Robert Ingersoll

We are able to select great preaching from great preachers. We can control the quality of the sermons by only showing the good ones.

Tim Cole

HOMILETICS, n. The science of adapting sermons to the spiritual needs, capacities and conditions of the congregation. So skilled the parson was in homiletics That all his normal purges and emetics To medicine the spirit were compounded With a most just discrimination founded Upon a rigorous examination Of tongue and pulse and heart and respiration. Then, hav.

Ambrose Bierce

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It would be difficult to determine whether the age is growing better or worse; for I think our plays are growing like sermons, and our sermons like plays.

Anna Letitia Barbauld

All those sermons and passions you've generated, now's the time to put up or shut up for every faith or religious community here. Are you willing to coordinate and cooperate with other people and other denominations? If you're not, sit down.

Fred Young