See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
A fig for those by law protected! Liberty's a glorious feast! Courts for Cowards were erected, Churches built to please the Priest.Robert Burns
He could not sing for them a sweet song, or create a "thing of beauty" which should be "a joy for ever," or touch their hearts, or fire their spirits, or deepen their reverence or their fervour. He was not a Poet, a Priest, or a Prophet, but only a cold, clear, Intelligence, raying down pure white light, which brightened everything on which it fell, but warmed nothing—a Star of at least the second, if not of the first magnitude, in the Intellectual Firmament.henry cavendish
Night makes no difference 'twixt the Priest and Clerk;Joan as my Lady is as good i' the dark.Robert Herrick
Through all the Employments of Life Each Neighbour abuses his Brother; Whore and Rogue they call Husband and Wife: All Professions be-rogue one another: The Priest calls the Lawyer a Cheat, The Lawyer be-knaves the Divine: And the Statesman, because he's so great, Thinks his Trade as honest as mine.john gay
When the parish Priest rebuked him for his celibacy, saying it would lead him into debaucheryand sin, hesaid that a man who had to be muzzled bya wife as a protection against debauchery was not worthy of the joy of innocence. After that people began to treat him with priestly respect.Liam O'Flaherty
Alas, alas, how easilya Priest begets children and with what difficulty he provides for them; a Priest I meanwho is extravagant enough to keep a conscience; a point wherein our profession commits (I must say) little excess.Rev Sydney Smith
I heard no longer The snowy-banded, dilettante, Delicate-handed Priest intone.Tennyson
You can give your confession tomorrow, if you find a Priest dumb enough to believe, because it only hurts when I breathe.Tod A
They may veil their eyes, but they cannot hideThe sun’s meridian glow;The heel of a Priest may tread thee down,And a tyrant work thee woe:But never a truth has been destroyed;They may curse it, and call it crime;Pervert and betray, or slander and slayIts teachers for a time.But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,As round and round we run;And the truth shall ever come uppermost,And justice shall be done.charles mackay
I want a Priest, a rabbi and a Protestant minister. I want to hedge my bets.wilson mizner
Never has any one been less a Priest than Jesus, never a greater enemy of forms, which stifle religion under the pretext of protecting it. By this we are all his disciples and his successors; by this he has laid the eternal foundation-stone of true religion; and if religion is essential to humanity, he has by this deserved the Divine rank the world has accorded him.ernest renan
As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to her eggs on, so the Priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.orson scott card
The Priest who has lost the resilience of youth cannot be helped; his polymorphously playful and imaginative energies have been emasculated by a long conditioning to the ways of the old order; he would be liberated into a sea of undifferentiated boredom and anxiety. Only the man whose desires and passions are intact has a future.john carroll
If in the present work I have dwelt at some length on the worship of trees , it is not, I trust, because I exaggerate its importance in the history of religion, still less because I would deduce from it a whole system of mythology; it is simply because I could not ignore the subject in attempting to explain the significance of a Priest who bore the title of King Of the Wood, and one of whose titles to office was the plucking of a bough the Golden Bough from a tree in the sacred grove.james frazer
The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine<br<Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathèd spell, Inspires the pale-eyed Priest from the prophetic cell.
A Priest is a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children, who are obliged to call him Uncle.
One man can spin, another can make shoes, and all these are gifts of the Holy Spirit. I tell you, if I were not a Priest, I should esteem it a great gift that I was able to make shoes, and I would try to make them so well as to be a pattern to all
The pedant and the Priest have always been the most expert of logicians and the most diligent disseminators of nonsense and worse.
See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the Priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
The writer, like a Priest, must be exempted from secular labor. His work needs a frolic health; he must be at the top of his condition.ralph waldo emerson
Without transformation , you can assume you're at a high moral , spiritual level just because you call yourself Lutheran or Methodist or Catholic . I think my great disappointment as a Priest has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.
...the strange and compelling statue of man bearing down upon a supine female form depcits one of Goa ’s most famous home grown talents, Abbe Faria, an eighteenth century Goan Priest, father of ‘ hypnotism ’ and friend of Napolean in full melodramatic throes.
Wait! Lemme tell ya the one about the Priest and the rabbi!
And he shewed me Joshua the high Priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?