Famous quotes containing the words saints, history, church, jesus and/or christ:
“Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written.”
—Bible: Hebrew Psalms 149:5-9.
“To summarize the contentions of this paper then. Firstly, the phrase the meaning of a word is a spurious phrase. Secondly and consequently, a re-examination is needed of phrases like the two which I discuss, being a part of the meaning of and having the same meaning. On these matters, dogmatists require prodding: although history indeed suggests that it may sometimes be better to let sleeping dogmatists lie.”
—J.L. (John Langshaw)
“Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun.”
—Stephen Spender (19091995)
“A name? Oh, Jesus Christ. Ah, God, Ive been called by a million names all my life. I dont want a name. Im better off with a grunt or a groan for a name.”
—Bernardo Bertolucci (b. 1940)
“Thou art none of mine, brother Lazarus,
That lies begging at my gate.
No meat, no drink, will I give thee,
For Jesus Christ his sake.”
—Unknown. Dives and Lazarus (l. 1316)