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    they go and set up free-will with the heathen philosophers and say that a man's free will is the cause why God chooseth and not another, contrary to all scriptures.
    — William Tyndale
    tags: god  philosopher 
     
    The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.
    — William Tyndale
    tags: church 
     
    For if God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us, be they bishops, cardinals, popes, or whatsoever names they will?
    — William Tyndale
    tags: god 
     
    Many things there be in the scripture, which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done; and yet have another spiritual signification, to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom, and yet never known till the thing be done.
    — William Tyndale
    tags: spiritual  christ 
     
    I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you can't write unless you read.
    — William Trevor
    tags: write  read 
     
    I cannot approve of monarchs who want to rule over the conscience of the people, and take away their freedom of choice and religion.
    — William the Silent
    When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.
    — William Temple
    tags: pray 
     
    Rewrite and revise. Do not be afraid to seize what you have and cut it to ribbons ... Good writing means good revising.
    — William Strunk, Jr.
    tags: writing  afraid 
     
    Being holy . . . does not mean being perfect but being whole; it does not mean being exceptionally religious or being religious at all; it means being liberated from religiosity and religious pietism of any sort; it does not mean being morally better, it meas being exemplary; it does not mean being godly, but rather being truly human.
    — William Stringfellow
    tags: human  religious  holy 
     
    I used to think I should like to be a bookbinder or bookseller it seemed to me a most delightful trade and I wished or thought of nothing better. More lately I thought I should be a minister, it seemed so serious and useful a profession, and I entered but little into the merits of religion and the duties of a minister. Every one dissuaded me from the notion, and before I arrived at any age to require a real decision, science had claimed me.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    Anyone who breathes is in the rhythm business.
    — William Stafford
    tags: business 
     
    A diary is an assassin's cloak which we wear when we stab a comrade in the back with a pen.
    — William Soutar
    Hail, gentle Dawn! mild blushing goddess, hail!Rejoic'd I see thy purple mantle spreadO'er half the skies, gems pave thy radiant way,And orient pearls from ev'ry shrub depend.
    — William Somervile
    tags: sky 
     
    It is often said that the Church is a crutch. Of course it's a crutch. What makes you think you don't limp?
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: church 
     
    Christ came to take away our sins, not our minds.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: sin  christ  mind 
     
    A spiritual person tries less to be godly than to be deeply human.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: people  human  spiritual 
     
    It is a mistake to look to the Bible to close a discussion; the Bible seeks to open one.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: mistakes  bible 
     
    When misfortunes happen to such as dissent from us in matters of religion, we call them judgments; when to those of our own sect, we call them trials; when to persons neither way distinguished, we are content to attribute them to the settled course of things.
    — William Shenstone
    Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases our dependence on the efficacy of money.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: friends  money 
     
    In a heavy oppressive atmosphere, when the spirits sink too low, the best cordial is to read over all the letters of one's friends.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: friends  read  spirit 
     
    Is there a God? There is, but we don't know where. Or who. And, indeed, why.
    — William Shatner
    I had a major in business, and I graduated with a business degree, but I was perhaps the worst student to graduate from that program.
    — William Shatner
    tags: business 
     
    A dinner lubricates business.
    — William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell
    tags: business 
     
    Television, I would say,isn't an advertising medium.It's a selling medium.
    — William S. Paley
    tags: media 
     
    How sublime is the audacious tautology of Mohammed, God is God!
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: god 
     
    Willmott, the English essayist, says poetry is the natural religion of literature.
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: poetry  literature 
     
    Nemesis is one of God's handmaids.
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: god 
     
    God's mills grind slow, But they grind woe.
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: god 
     
    Who is this before whose presence idols tumble to the sod? While he cries out - Allah Akbar! and there is no god but God!
    — William Ross Wallace
    tags: god 
     
    Allah Akbar! and there is no god but God!
    — William Ross Wallace
    tags: god 
     
    I will answer for it, the longer you read the Bible, the more you will like it; it will grow sweeter and sweeter; and the more you get into the spirit of it, the more you will get into the spirit of Christ.
    — William Romaine
    tags: bible  christ  read  spirit 
     
    In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual.
    — William Robertson Smith
    tags: time  savage 
     
    But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential part of ancient religion, for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers.
    — William Robertson Smith
    tags: mythology  sacred 
     
    The dissolution of the nation destroys the national religion, and dethrones the national deity.
    — William Robertson Smith
    Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin.
    — William Robertson Smith
    In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.
    — William Robertson Smith
    The land of a god corresponds with the land of his worshipers.
    — William Robertson Smith
    tags: god 
     
    Belief in a certain series of myths was neither obligatory as a part of the true religion, nor was it supposed that, by believing, a man acquired religious merit and conciliated the favour of the gods.
    — William Robertson Smith
    tags: belief  men  true  god  religious 
     
    Religion did not exist for the saving of souls but for the preservation and welfare of society, and in all that was necessary to this end every man had to take his part, or break with the domestic and political community to which he belonged.
    — William Robertson Smith
    But we must not forget, this ritual expressed, certain ideas which lie at the very root of true religion, the fellowship of the worshippers with one another in their fellowship with the deity, and the consecration of the bonds of kinship as the type of all right ethical relations between man and man.
    — William Robertson Smith
    tags: men  lies  true  right  ideas 
     
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