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Unity In The Church Quotes


"The Hundred Years' War, like the crises of the Church in the same period, broke apart medieval unity." - Barbara Tuchman

"Church unity comes from corporate humility." - Leonard Ravenhill

"There is unity in the oppression. There must be absolute unity and determination, in the response" - Julian Assange

"That great Kabbilistical association known in Europe under the name of Masonry appeared suddenly in the world when the revolt against the Church had just succeeded in dismembering Christian unity." - Eliphas Levi

"What I think is that we in the church - and especially I as an Archbishop - I'm responsible for maintaining our rules, and making sure we hold to unity in the Body of Christ." - George Carey

"The challenge for the church is how do we have unity about basic beliefs and yet respect individual differences." - William P Leahy

"Nothing doth so much keep men out of the Church, and drive men out of the Church, as breach of unity." - Francis Bacon

"The unity of Christendom is not a luxury, but a necessity. The world will go limping until Christ's prayer that all may be one is answered. We must have unity, not at all costs, but at all risks. A unified Church is the only offering we dare present to the coming Christ, for in it alone will He find room to dwell." - Charles Brent

"Baptism does not profit a man outside unity with the Church ... For many heretics also possess this Sacrament but not the fruits of salvation ... The benefits which flow from Baptism are necessarily fruits which belong to the true Church alone. Children Baptized in other communions cease to be members of the Church when, after reaching the age of reason, they make formal profession of heresy, as, for example, by receiving communion in a non-Catholic Church." - Saint Augustine

"Unity in variety is the plan of the universe." - Swami Vivekananda

"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety." - W Somerset Maugham

"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety." - Felix Mendelssohn

"For those interested in Reformed thought more broadly, I'd recommend Peter Leithart's recent book on Reformed Catholicism entitled, The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church (Brazos Press, 2016), as a thought-provoking and stimulating read that should get us all thinking about the future shape of the Church, wherever we come from." - Oliver D. Crisp

"Nature creates unity even in the parts of a whole." - Eugene Delacroix

"Love is the cause of unity in all things." - Aristotle

"The significance which is in unity is an eternal wonder." - Rabindranath Tagore

"The most general definition of beauty ... Multeity in Unity." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"All science is the search for unity in hidden likenesses." - Jacob Bronowski

"The most general definition of beauty... Multeity in Unity." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"In 1967 the last Unity Caravan was held." - Dennis Banks

"The essence of beauty is unity in variety." - Felix Mendelssohn

"The Head and the body are Christ wholly and entirely. The Head is the only begotten Son of God, the body is His Church; the bridegroom and the bride, two in one flesh. All who dissent from the Scriptures concerning Christ, although they may be found in all places in which the Church is found, are not in the Church; and again all those who agree with the Scriptures concerning the Head, and do not communicate in the unity of the Church, are not in the Church" - Saint Augustine

"Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"One faith, St. Paul writes (Eph. 4:5). Hold most firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church ... We must hold this for certain, namely: that the faith of the people at the present day is one with the faith of the people in past centuries. Were this not true, then we would be in a different church than they were in and, literally, the Church would not be One." - Thomas Aquinas

"Let us pray for the Catholic Church; for the Churches throughout the whole world; that is, for their truth, unity, and stability; that in all charity may flourish, and truth may live. For our own Church, that what is lacking in it may be supplied; what is unsound, corrected; that all Heresies, Schisms, Scandals, as well public as private, may be removed. Correct the wandering, convert the unbelieving, increase the faith of the Church, destroy Heresies, discover the crafty enemies, crush the violent." - Lancelot Andrewes

"I was reared in the church, in the Presbyterian Church." - Billy Graham

"The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church." - Ambrose

"The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church." - Saint Ambrose

"The Church in England is the Church of England." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"There is nothing more serious than the sacrilege of schism because there is no just cause for severing the unity of the Church." - Saint Augustine

"Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church." - Thomas Aquinas

"Society is unity in diversity." - George Herbert Mead

"Society is unity in diversity." - George H. Mead

"The two great principles, which have since that period stood in perpetual opposition to each other - Liberty of Opinion and Unity of Faith - which have formed the line of demarcation between the Dissenter and the Churchman, and have ever found a debateable border-ground within the Church itself, have now, upon that ground, been forced by circumstances into something like an open and regular conflict, each claiming alike the principles and the acts of the Reformed Church for its support." - Charles Dodgson

"The church is constituted as a new people who have been gathered from the nations to remind the world that we are in fact one people. Gathering, therefore, is an eschatological act as it is the foretaste of the unity of the communion of the saints." - Stanley Hauerwas

"Collective unity is not the result of the brotherly love of the faithful for each other. The loyalty of the true believer is to the whole - the church, party, nation - and not to his fellow true believer. True loyalty between individuals is possible only in a loose and relatively free society." - Eric Hoffer

"Collective unity is not the result of the brotherly love of the faithful for each other. The loyalty of the true believer is to the whole the church, party, nation and not to his fellow true believer. True loyalty between individuals is possible only in a loose and relatively free society ." - Eric Hoffer

"The vocation and mission of the faithful can only be understood in light of a renewed awareness of the Church as sacrament or sign and instrument of intimate union with God, of the unity of the whole of mankind, and of the personal duty to adhere more closely to her." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Out of the chaos of post-Roman Dark Age Britain, the English had created the world's first nation-state: One king, one country, one church, one currency, one language and a single unified representative national administration. Never again in England would sovereignty descend to the merely regional level. Never again would the idea of England and the unity of England ever be challenged." - David Starkey

"Let us remember Paul VI's words: "For the Catholic Church, no one is a stranger, no one is excluded, no one is far away" (Homily for the closing of the Second Vatican Council, 8 December 1965). Indeed, we are a single human family that is journeying on toward unity, making the most of solidarity and dialogue among peoples in the multiplicity of differences." - Pope Francis

"Unity without the gospel is a worthless unity; it is the very unity of hell." - J C Ryle

"The Churches belong together in the Church. What that may mean for our ecclesiastical groupings we do not know. We have not discovered the kind or outward manifestation which God wills that we shall give to that inner unity. But we must seek it." - Hugh Martin

"White is associated with purity because the entire spectrum is functioning in unity. White is a healing color. White is appropriate for weddings because the unity of male and female symbolizes the unity of allness." - Tae Yun Kim

"In the Atma all are one. Remember that Unity. Live in that Unity. Make that your goal. All are one... be alike to everyone." - Sathya Sai Baba

"The entire day receives order and discipline when it acquires unity. This unity must be sought and found in morning prayer. The morning prayer determines the day." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other" - Paul Ricoeur

"The multitude which is not brought to act as a unity, is confusion. That unity which has not its origin in the multitude is tyranny." - Blaise Pascal

"Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other." - Paul Ricoeur

"The church is in the hope business." - John Ortberg

"If God had so wished, he could have made all Indians speak one language... the unity of India has been and shall always be a unity in diversity." - Rabindranath Tagore

"In Divine unity and the affirmation of it, Divine beauty and dominical perfection become apparent. If there was no unity, that pre-eternal treasury would remain hidden." - Said Nursi

"The unity of all science consists alone in its method, not in its material." - Karl Pearson

"The unity in diversity of the United States is one of the country's greatest strengths." - Ban Ki-moon

"The Christian church was born in song." - Ralph P. Martin

"I was raised in the church." - Kenny Rogers

"Hey, I was raised in the church." - Cheech Marin

"All love craves unity. As the highest peak of love in the human order is the unity of husband and wife in the flesh, so the highest unity in the Divine order is the unity of the soul and Christ in communion." - Fulton J Sheen

"I felt knowledge and the unity of the world circulate in me like my own blood." - Hermann Hesse

"Let nothing and nobody break your spirit. Let the unity in the community remain intact." - Jesse Jackson

"The supreme state of human love is...the unity of one soul in two bodies." - Sri Aurobindo

"Harness the fire hidden in The Eucharist to bring about a true brotherhood and unity." - Jaime Sin

"The space under the sky is occupied by all things in their unity." - Zhuangzi

"On the essentials, unity. On the nonessentials, liberty. In everything, charity." - Jack Hyles

"In the unity of our nations rests the glorious future of our peoples." - Simon Bolivar

"Genius... arises in the natural, aboriginal concern for the conscious unity of all phenomena." - Mary Austin

"Genius . . . arises in the natural, aboriginal concern for the conscious unity of all phenomena." - Mary Hunter Austin

"All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship." - Julius Wellhausen

"Unity and simplicity are the two true sources of beauty. Supreme beauty resides in God." - Johann Joachim Winckelmann

"Any unity which doesn't have its origin in the multitudes is tyranny." - Blaise Pascal

"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings." - Gautama Buddha

"Creating traditions in the blended family promote unity and a sense of belonging." - Diane Greene

"There is no way we can survive as a nation in the world without finding unity." - Ngugi wa Thiong'o

"For instance, in the name of unity. You can't build without destroying." - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

"There needs to be unity, especially in the body of Christ." - Robert Jeffress

"There is one unity, unified wholeness, total natural law, in the transcendental unified consciousness." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection." - Guillaume Apollinaire

"The U.S. cannot impose freedom, security, and unity in Iraq by force." - Peter Defazio

"I want to reaffirm, as king, my faith in the unity of Spain." - Felipe Vi

"The unity of all who dwell in freedom is their only sure defense." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Diversity in counsel, unity in command." - Cyrus the Great

"The big tradition, I think, is unity. And I have that in mind; and with that, you know, you could break all the traditions- all the other so-called rules, because they are stylistic.. and most are not true. As long as the marks are related to one another, there is unity. Unity in the work itself depends on unity of the artist's vision." - Roy Lichtenstein

"We must earn the peace we seek just as we earned victory in the war, not by wishful thinking but by realistic effort. At no time in our history has unity among our people been so vital as it is at the present time. Unity of purpose, unity of effort, and unity of spirit are essential to accomplish the task before us." - Harry S Truman

"In real existence there is only unity." - Rumi

"I grew up in the church. I was raised in the church." - Quinton Aaron

"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church." - Tina Turner

"Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two." - Gautama Buddha

"Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two." - Buddha

"Worship at its best is a social experience with people of all levels of life coming together to realize their oneness and unity under God. Whenever the church, consciously or unconsciously caters to one class it loses the spiritual force of the "whosoever will, let him come, doctrine and is in danger of becoming a little more than a social club with a thin veneer of religiosity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The goal of fasting is inner unity." - Thomas Merton

"Pride is the great enemy of unity" - Henry B Eyring

"The unity is brought about by force." - Karl Marx

"Long live the Unity of Latin America." - Hugo Chavez

"Unity should be the cornerstone of relations" - Haile Selassie

"Men have learned the secret of unity." - Frederick Lenz

"The unity is brought about by force ." - Karl Marx

"Where Christ erecteth his church, the divell in the same church-yarde will have his chappell." - Richard Bancroft

"Though you see a Church-man ill, yet continue in the Church still." - George Herbert

"I'm happiest in an empty church. I love the smell of a church." - Michael Patrick King

"Is the Church of England an Anglican church? The church did not start in Canterbury, the church did not start in Rome. Whether Canterbury is Anglican or not is immaterial. We are Anglicans. They are the Church of England." - Peter Akinola

"The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Even if the whole world were to fall to pieces, the unity of the psyche would never be shattered. And the wider and more numerous the fissures on the surface, the more the unity is strengthened in the depths." - Carl Jung

"The unity of the bourgeoisie can be shaken only by the unity of the proletariat." - Karl Marx

"There is also hope that even in these days of increasing specialization there is a unity in the human experience." - Allan McLeod Cormack

"When the truth emerges, then we reconcile ourselves to truth and unity and in charity or in love." - Alveda King

"I believe in advaita, I believe in the essential unity of man and for that matter of all that lives." - Mahatma Gandhi

"When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship." - Joseph Campbell

"Always we argue that unity is necessity because disunity goes in favor of the U.S. , which are our enemy, and everything that goes in favor of the enemy must be eliminated. That is why we are in favor of unity." - Che Guevara

"Love is the reflection of God's unity in the world of duality. It constitutes the entire significance of creation." - Meher Baba

"Unspeakable is the variety of form and immeasurable the diversity of beauty, but in all is the seal of unity." - Aleister Crowley

"This principle of unity of the whole along with respect for individual differences is symbolized in the Mishkan, the Tabernacle." - Norman Lamm

"This principle of unity of the whole along with respect for individual differences is symbolized... in the Mishkan, the Tabernacle." - Norman Lamm

"When Coleridge tried to define beauty, he returned always to one deep thought; beauty, he said, is unity in variety! Science is nothing else than the search to discover unity in the wild variety of nature,-or, more exactly, in the variety of our experience. Poetry, painting, the arts are the same search, in Coleridge's phrase, for unity in variety." - Jacob Bronowski

"If God and man are in themselves one, and if religion is the human side of this unity then must this unity be made evident to man in religion, and become in him consciousness and reality." - David Friedrich Strauss

"Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Overall relations between the North and the South have developed in favor of national reconciliation, unity and reunification." - Kim Jong Il

"The idea of Jewish unity, of a plan, an organization, unfortunately exists only in the brains of Hitler and Streicher." - Stefan Zweig

"Unity and secularism will be the motto of the government. We can't afford divisive polity in India." - Manmohan Singh

"The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the general framework of history, so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions, we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life." - Fernand Braudel

"The humanities and science are not in inherent conflict but have become separated in the twentieth century. Now their essential unity must be re-emphasized, so that twentieth-century multiplicity may become twentieth-century unity." - Lewis Mumford

"Our attitude is very clear. In effect there is the conflict, ideological conflict which we all know. We have stated our position in the sense of unity among socialist states - unity as a first measure." - Che Guevara

"The church is in Christ, as Eve was in Adam." - Richard Hooker

"Gratitude is one of the chief graces of human existence and is crowned in heaven with a consciousness of unity." - Ernest Holmes

"Mental synthesis of psychic content in the unity of a moment-consciousness is a fundamental principle of psychology." - Boris Sidis

"Equality comes in realizing that we are all doing different jobs for a common purpose. That is the aim behind any community. The very name community means let's come together to recognize the unity. Come ... unity." - Swami Satchidananda

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Why? Because every human being has a root in the Unity, and to reject the minutest particle of the Unity is to reject it all." - Baal Shem Tov

"A large picture can give us images of things, but a relatively small one can best re-create the instantaneous unity of nature as a view - the unity of which the eyes take in at a single glance." - Clement Greenberg

"Nothing frightens the 'Jews' more than a perfect unity in others: the unity of feeling in a movement, in a people. That is why they will always be for 'democracy' which has but one advantage, and that one for the nation's enemy. For democracy will break up the unity and spirit of a people..." - Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

"The unity of effect or impression is a point of the greatest importance. It is clear, moreover, that this unity cannot be thoroughly preserved in productions whose perusal cannot be completed at one sitting." - Edgar Allan Poe

"In nature there is a fundamental unity running through all the diversity we see about us. Religions are given to mankind so as to accelerate the process of realisation of fundamental unity." - Mahatma Gandhi

"History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity." - Haile Selassie

"In the visible church the true Christians are invisible." - Proverbs

"To be alone by being part of the universe-fitting in completely to an environment of woods and silence and peace. Everything you do becomes a unity and a prayer. Unity within and without." - Thomas Merton

"We long for unity, but are unwilling to pay the price. But of course, true unity cannot be so easily won. It starts with a change in attitudes - a broadening of our minds, and a broadening of our hearts." - Barack Obama

"Unity is surely the indispensable thing if meaning is to exist. Unity, to be very general, is the establishment of the utmost relatedness between all component parts... the aim is to make as clear as possible the relationships between the parts of the unity; in short, to show how one thing leads to another." - Anton Webern

"If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in. If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out." - Charles Grandison Finney

"Is it permitted for Catholics to be present at, or to take part in, conventions, gatherings, meetings, or societies of non-Catholics which aim to associate together under a single agreement everyone who, in any way, lays claim to the name of Christian? In the negative! ... It is clear, therefore, why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics. There is one way in which the unity of Christians may be fostered, and that is by furthering the return to the one true Church of Christ for those who are separated from Her." - Pope Pius X

"Leadership in church is one of the biggest challenges that the Church is facing because without strong leadership, the church rarely lives out its redemptive potentials." - Bill Hybels

"There's nobody who doesn't have problems with the church, because there's sin in the church. But there's no other place to be a Christian except the church." - Eugene H Peterson

"Maybe you are the key to revival in your church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"That's so cute! They have birdbaths in the church!" - Hilary Duff

"Art in the Church fundamentally exists for evangelization" - Pope Francis

"You will find God in the church of your choice." - Bob Dylan

"Any opportunity to serve in the Church is a blessing." - Lance B. Wickman

"Integrating in the Church doesn't mean receiving communion." - Pope Francis

"I believe in the separation of church and planet." - Eric Idle

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine



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