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The world is dying for want, not of good preaching, but of good hearing.

The world is dying for want, not of good preaching, but of good hearing.

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In every pang that rends the heart the Man of Sorrows has a part.

In every pang that rends the heart the Man of Sorrows has a part.

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In man's life, the absence of an essential component usually leads to the adoption of a substitute. The substitute is read more

In man's life, the absence of an essential component usually leads to the adoption of a substitute. The substitute is usually embraced with vehemence and extremism, for we have to convince ourselves that what we took as second choice is the best there ever was. Thus blind faith is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves; insatiable desire a substitute for hope; accumulation a substitute for growth; fervent hustling a substitute for purposeful action; and pride a substitute for an unattainable self-respect.

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I admit that the generation which produced Stalin, Auschwitz and Hiroshima will take some beating; but the radical and universal read more

I admit that the generation which produced Stalin, Auschwitz and Hiroshima will take some beating; but the radical and universal consciousness of the death of God is still ahead of us; perhaps we shall have to colonize the stars before it is finally borne in upon us that God is not out there.

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Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.

Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.

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Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

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Only he who handles his ideas lightly is master of his ideas, and only he who is master of his read more

Only he who handles his ideas lightly is master of his ideas, and only he who is master of his ideas is not enslaved by them.

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The church is only a secular institution in which the half-educated speak to the half-converted.

The church is only a secular institution in which the half-educated speak to the half-converted.

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Each epoch has found in the Gospels what it sought to find there, and has overlooked what it wished to read more

Each epoch has found in the Gospels what it sought to find there, and has overlooked what it wished to overlook.

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