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Some plague the people with too long sermons; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated.
~ Martin Luther

 

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That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.
~ Logan Pearsall Smith

 

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The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions.
~ Sir Isaac Newton

 

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The clergyman is expected to be a kind of human Sunday.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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The good rain, like a bad preacher, does not know when to leave off.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.
~ Sydney Smith

 

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The world looks at preachers out of church to know what they mean in it.
~ Richard Cecil

 

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The worst behaved students turn out to be the most pious preachers.
~ German Proverb

 

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There are three things that can destroy a preacher, the glory, the gold, and the girls.
~ American Proverb

 

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To preach long, loud, and Damnation, is the way to be cried up. We love a man that damns us, and we run after him again to save us.
~ John Selden

 

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When it's foggy in the pulpit it's cloudy in the pew.
~ Cavett Robert

 

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