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21 Worship Quotes

Man always worships something; always he sees the Infinite shadowed forth in something finite; and indeed can and must so see it in any finite thing, once tempt him well to fix his eyes thereon.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Goethe's Works

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Ah, why Should we, in the world's riper years, neglect God's ancient sanctuaries, and adore Only among the crowd and under roofs That our frail hands have raised?

William Cullen Bryant Quotes , Source: A Forest Hymn (l. 16)

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It is the Mass the matters.

Augustine Birrell Quotes , Source: What, Then, Did Happen at the Reformation?, published in "Nineteenth Century", Apr., 1896, answered,

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I worship the quicksand he walks in.

William Cullen Bryant Quotes , Source: A Forest Hymn (l. 16)

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He wakes a portion with judicious care; And "Let us worship God!" he says, with solemn air.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night (st. 12)

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Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec,. IV, memb. 1, subsec. 5)

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The heart ran o'er With silent worship of the great of old!-- The dead, but sceptred sovereigns, who still rule Our spirits from their urns.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Manfred (act III, sc. 4)

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And what greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: in an address

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I don't like your way of conditioning and contracting with the saints. Do this and I'll do that! Here's one for t'other. Save me and I'll give you a taper or go on a pilgrimage.

Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus Quotes , Source: The Shipwreck

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What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile; In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown; The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.

Bishop Reginald Heber Quotes , Source: From Greenland's Icy Mountains--Missionary Hymn

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Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod, They have left unstained, what there they found,-- Freedom to worship God.

Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans Quotes , Source: The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

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As the skull of the man grows broader, so do his creeds. And his gods they are shaped in his image and mirror his needs. And he clothes them with thunders and beauty, He clothes them with music and fire, Seeing not, as he bows by their altars, That he worships his own desire.

Donald Marquis (D.R.P. Marquis) ("Don Marquis") Quotes , Source: The God-Maker, Man

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For all of the creeds are false, and all of the creeds are true; And low at the shrines where my brothers bow, there will I bow too; For no form of a god, and no fashion Man has made in his desperate passion, But is worthy some worship of mine; Not too hot with a gross belief, Nor yet too cold with pride, I will bow me down where my brothers bow, Humble, but open eyed.

Donald Marquis (D.R.P. Marquis) ("Don Marquis") Quotes , Source: The God-Maker, Man

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Ev'n them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipp'd stocks and stones, Forget not.

John Milton Quotes , Source: On the Late Massacre in Piedmont

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How often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator?

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 680)

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Every one's true worship was that which he found in use in the place where he chanced to be.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Apology for Raimond Sebond, quoting Apollo

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So shall they build me altars in their zeal, Where knaves shall minister, and fools shall kneel: Where faith may mutter o'er her mystic spell, Written in blood--and Bigotry may swell The sail he spreads for Heav'n with blasts from hell!

Edward Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--Veiled Prophet of Khorassan

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Together kneeling, night and day, Thou, for my sake, at Allah's shrine, And I--at any God's for thine.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--Fire Worshippers (fourth division, l. 309)

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Yet, if he would, man cannot live all to this world. If not religious, he will be superstitious. IF he worship not the true God, he will have his idols.

Theodore Parker Quotes , Source: Critical and Miscellaneous Writings (Essay I, A Lesson for the Day)

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Stoop, boys. This gate Instructs you how t' adore the heavens and bows you To a morning's holy office.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Belarius at III, iii)

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Intend some fear; Be not you spoke with but by mighty suit; And look you get a prayer book in your hand And stand between two churchmen, good my lord, For on that ground I'll make a holy descant; And be not easily won to our requests.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Henry the Third (Buckingham at III, iii)

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