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An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
Vincent Van Gogh
Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.
There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman' who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman and need not commit himself to any religious belief.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
My father's a clergyman, and he was in the mission field for a certain amount of time in British Honduras, which is now Belize.
I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.
Alfred Russel Wallace
Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer.
To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous, ought to be the same thing.
At the school I attended, the clergyman who ran the cathedral school in Shanghai would give lines to the boys as a punishment. They expected you to copy out, say, 20 or 30 pages from one of the school texts. But I found that rather than laboriously copying out something from a novel by Charles Dickens, it was easier if I made it up myself.
J. G. Ballard
There was reference made to a book written in Greek by a former Rabbi who had been converted to Christianity. There was reference to a publication of a high clergyman of Milan. Not even did Jews raise objections to that book.
My father was a clergyman and always said: 'Hate the sin but love the sinner.'
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