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#clergyman

Read through the most famous quotes by topic #clergyman




An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.


Vincent Van Gogh


#certainly #clergyman #fellow #fellow men #heart

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.


George MacDonald


#better man #clergyman #gate #kingdom #man

My father was a clergyman and always said: 'Hate the sin but love the sinner.'


George McGovern


#clergyman #father #hate #love #said

Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.


Herman Melville


#church #clergyman #get #go #heavens

A bellyful is a bellyful.


Francois Rabelais


To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous, ought to be the same thing.


Samuel Richardson


#compassionate #ought #same #thing #virtuous

Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer.


William Hull


#alone #approach #asked #attend #bible

I want to give just a slight indication of the influence the book has had. I knew that George Orwell, in his second novel, A Clergyman's Daughter , published in 1935, had borrowed from Joyce for his nighttime scene in Trafalgar Square, where Deafie and Charlie and Snouter and Mr. Tallboys and The Kike and Mrs. Bendigo and the rest of the bums and losers keep up a barrage of song snatches, fractured prayers, curses, and crackpot reminiscences. But only on my most recent reading of Ulysses did I discover, in the middle of the long and intricate mock-Shakespeare scene at the National Library, the line 'Go to! You spent most of it in Georgina Johnson's bed, clergyman's daughter.' So now I think Orwell quarried his title from there, too.


Christopher Hitchens


#george-orwell #influence #james-joyce #literary-criticism #literature

There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.


Henry Fielding


#clergyman #contemptible #more #nor #proud

I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.


Alfred Russel Wallace


#been #best #clergyman #earnest #effect






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