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    Religion that is imposed upon its recipients turns out to engender either indifference or resentment. Most American religious leaders have recognized that persuasion is far more powerful than coercion when it comes to promoting one's religious views. . . . Not surprisingly, then, large numbers of religious leaders have supported the Supreme Court in its prayer decisions.
    — William F. Schulz
    When it is not possible to reason with holy warriors, it is necessary to immobilize them or crush them.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: holy 
     
    Conservatives should be adamant about the need for the reappearance of Judeo-Christianity in the public square.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: conservative 
     
    He [Cassius Clay] became a Black Muslim, which is a pseudo-religion for unbright neurotics who feel the need to hate all white people.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: people  hate  black 
     
    No one since the Garden of Eden - which the serpent forsook in order to run for higher office - has imputed to politicians great purity of motive.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: garden 
     
    The Beatles are not merely awful. I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less than that they are godawful.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    War will never yield but to the principles of universal justice and love, and these have no sure root but in the religion of Jesus Christ.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: justice  jesus  christ  war 
     
    I laugh, for hope hath a happy place with me; If my boat sinks, 'tis to another sea.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: hope 
     
    Religion is faith in an infinite Creator, who delights in and enjoins that rectitude which conscience commands us to seek. This conviction gives a Divine sanction to duty.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: conscience  divine  faith 
     
    Terror is everywhere the beginning of religion.
    — William Edward Hartpole Lecky
    Primitive societies without religion have never been found.
    — William Dean Howells
    tags: society 
     
    Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
    — William Cowper
    tags: satan 
     
    When nations are to perish in their sins, 'tis in the Church the leprosy begins.
    — William Cowper
    tags: sin  church 
     
    But conversation, choose what theme we may, And chiefly when religion leads the way, Should flow, like waters after summer show'rs, Not as if raised by mere mechanic powers.
    — William Cowper
    tags: power  summer  water 
     
    Pity! Religion has so seldom foundA skilful guide into poetic ground!The flowers would spring where'er she deign'd to strayAnd every muse attend her in her way.
    — William Cowper
    tags: flowers 
     
    Religion does not censure or excludeUnnumbered pleasures, harmlessly pursued.
    — William Cowper
    tags: pleasure 
     
    Built God a church and laughed His word to scorn.
    — William Cowper
    tags: god  church 
     
    Religion, richest favor of the skies.
    — William Cowper
    tags: sky 
     
    Religion! what treasure untold resides in that heavenly word!
    — William Cowper
    Stamps God's own name upon a lie just made, To turn a penny in the way of trade.
    — William Cowper
    tags: lies  god 
     
    The few that pray at all pray oft amiss.
    — William Cowper
    tags: pray 
     
    All flesh is grass. and all its glory fadesLike the fair flower dishevell'd in the wind;Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream;The man we celebrate must find a tomb,And we that worship him, ignoble graves.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  flowers  worship  wings 
     
    No one was ever scolded out of their sins.
    — William Cowper
    tags: sin 
     
    God forbid that Judges upon their oath should make resolutions to enlarge jurisdiction.
    — William Cowper
    tags: god 
     
    Events of all sorts creep or fly exactly as God pleases.
    — William Cowper
    tags: god 
     
    Religion Caesar never knew Thy posterity shall sway, Where his eagles never flew, None as invincible as they.
    — William Cowper
    Religion, if in heavenly truths attired, Needs only to be seen to be admired.
    — William Cowper
    tags: truth 
     
    As creeping ivy clings to wood or stone, And hides the ruin that it feeds upon, So sophistry, cleaves close to, and protects Sin's rotten trunk, concealing its defects.
    — William Cowper
    tags: sin 
     
    Mr Witwould: "Pray, madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? I find I must keep copies." Mrs Millamant: "Only with those in verse.... I never pin up my hair with prose."
    — William Congreve
    The Christian religion, then, is not an affair of preaching, or prating, or ranting, but of taking care of the bodies as well as the souls of people; not an affair of belief and of faith and of professions, but an affair of doing good, and especially to those who are in want; not an affair of fire and brimstone, but an affair of bacon and bread, beer and a bed.
    — William Cobbett
    When, from the top of any high hill, one looks round the country, and sees the multitude of regularly distributed spires, one not only ceases to wonder that order and religion are maintained, but one is astonished that any such thing as disaffection or irreligion should prevail.
    — William Cobbett
    tags: wonder 
     
    The blues - the sound of a sinner on revival day.
    — William Christopher Handy
    tags: sinner 
     
    There is nothing beginning nor end to the imagination but it delights in its own seasons reversing the usual order at will.
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: imagination 
     
    For the beginning is assuredly the end- since we know nothing, pure and simple, beyond our own complexities.
    — William Carlos Williams
    One of the first, and most important of those duties which are incumbent upon us, is fervent and united prayer.
    — William Carey
    tags: prayer 
     
    To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him.
    — William Carey
    tags: jesus 
     
    Surely it is worthwhile to lay ourselves out with all our might in promoting the cause and kingdom of Christ.
    — William Carey
    tags: christ 
     
    I'm a dreamer and continue to dream of what can and will be, "Expecting great things from God, Attempting great things for God
    — William Carey
    tags: god  dreams 
     
    To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.
    — William Carey
    tags: god  bible 
     
    Expect great things from God, receive great things from God. Expect little from God, receive little from God.
    — William Carey
    tags: god 
     
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