Church Quotes

I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God’s work. Brooks Atkinson

Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest. Emile Zola

The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church’s greatest ornament. Igor Stravinsky

The church is only a secular institution in which the half-educated speak to the half-converted. Dean Inge

It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church. Matthew Henry

Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure. Fred Allen

An unvisited church will sooner or later become an unhealthy church. George E Mueller

Five times in the last 2,000 years the Church has to all appearances gone to the dogs. In each case it was the dogs that died. G K Chesterton

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people. Kenneth Clark

A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility. Henry Chadwick

I never weary of great churches. It is my favourite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral. Robert Louis Stevenson