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Idolatry Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Idolatry

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Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry;
and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
- William Wordsworth

Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism,
and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.
- Lionel Blue

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity,
far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
- Orson Pratt

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.
- Ann Oakley

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Science can purify religion from error and superstition.
Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
- Pope John Paul II

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

Idolatry is really not good for anyone.
Not even the idols.
- John Bach


 

Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition;
so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is
certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
- John Calvin

I had this sort of idolatry for certain actors who preceded me,
people who inspired me, so I'm honored to be that way for young actors.
- Meryl Streep

It is curious how instinctively one protects the image
of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that
could make it ridiculous,
or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.
- Virginia Woolf

And that's really what's happening in this country
is a violation of the First Commandment.
We have become a country entrenched in idolatry,
and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government.
We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection
and our provision and for our daily bread,
not for our government.
- Sharron Angle

In my teens, I developed a passionate idolatry for
a teacher of English literature.
I wanted to do something that he would approve of more,
so I thought I should be some sort of a scholar.
- Trevor Nunn

Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry,
the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object
of its worship with its present understanding and forms
of approach to that object.
- Northrop Frye

All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach,
baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel
than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
- Orson Pratt

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given
me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled
thinking of our modern day.
It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
- Hamlin Garland

Science in the modern world has many uses;
its chief use,
however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The modern state no longer has anything but rights;
it does not recognize duties any more.
- Georges Bernanos

We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale,
there can be no possible economic gain for any side.
Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction.
- Lester B. Pearson

With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else.
First, we wrote our own songs.
That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
- Brian Setzer

A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.
- Jessica Savitch

We must recognize the chief characteristic of the modern era -
a permanent state of what I call violent peace.
- James D. Watkins

It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants
has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
- Henry A. Wallace

It is a Modern day, and these times need Modern solutions to Modern problems.
- Corin Nemec

The modern artist...
is working and expressing an inner world -
in other words -
expressing the energy,
the motion, and other inner forces.
- Jackson Pollock

Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde
composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now.
- Neville Marriner

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less
and less about the meaning of his own life,
but that it bothers him less and less.
- Vaclav Havel

I think the accessories look very modern and very exciting.
These big earrings, these big hoops.
I think the girls are sort of falling in love with...
collars, neck collars.
- Ralph Lauren

What we must understand is that the industries,
processes, and inventions created by modern science
can be used either to subjugate or liberate.
The choice is up to us.
- Henry A. Wallace

A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of
the sea as exploit a highway.
- Joseph Conrad

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

So much destruction in modern war takes place miles
and miles away from the source of the destruction,
the human being who has caused it.
- James Dickey

The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded
as one of the leading events of modern times.
- John Lothrop Motley

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere
between the milk and the yogurt.
- John Mortimer

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists
between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic
structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
- Herbert Read

It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern
movie scripts that are so poorly written.
- Jessica Lange

That was the beginning of modern acting for me.
You don't have to tell a camera everything.
It gets bored if you do and wants to look elsewhere.
- Stephen Rea

I've always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story.
My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie,
so I think a modern-day twist on it would be really neat.
- Vanessa Hudgens

There is no word more generally misinterpreted than the word egoism,
in its modern sense.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Armani's clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him.
- Claire Forlani

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer,
healthier lives.
We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
- Ike Skelton

The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance
of the ideas that underlie modern art.
- Thom Mayne

In science, read, by preference, the newest works;
in literature,
the oldest.
The classic literature is always modern.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The modern work of art, as I have said,
is a symbol.
- Herbert Read

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory
door shut by extending your left leg,
it's modern architecture.
- Nancy Banks Smith

Whosoever, in writing a modern history,
shall follow truth too near the heels,
it may haply strike out his teeth.
- Walter Raleigh

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs
in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
- Thorstein Veblen

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West

Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age.
They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
- David Lodge

The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like
the celebrated tower of Pisa -
slightly off balance.
- Prince Charles

And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned,
it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely
honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here.
- Nobuo Uematsu

My book is traditional.
It runs counter to the post-modern spirit.
- David Guterson


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