Quotes about Worship

An hour before the worshipp'd sun
Peered forth the golden window of the east.

William Shakespeare

When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun.

William Shakespeare

If I were as tedious as a king, I could find it in my heart to bestow it all of your worship.

William Shakespeare

Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.

Robert Burton

Ev'n them who kept thy truth so pure of old,
When all our fathers worshipp'd stocks and stones.

John Milton

To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the salutary influence of example.

Samuel Johnson

He wales a portion with judicious care;
And "Let us worship God," he says with solemn air.

Robert Burns

Call it not vain: they do not err
Who say that when the poet dies
Mute Nature mourns her worshipper,
And celebrates his obsequies.

Sir Walter Scott

As down in the sunless retreats of the ocean
Sweet flowers are springing no mortal can see,
So deep in my soul the still prayer of devotion,
Unheard by the world, rises silent to Thee.

As still to the star of its worship, though clouded,
The needle points faithfully o'er the dim sea,
So dark when I roam in this wintry world shrouded,
The hope of my spirit turns trembling to Thee.

Thomas Moore

The heart ran o'er
With silent worship of the great of old!
The dead but sceptred sovereigns, who still rule
Our spirits from their urns.

George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron

Too fair to worship, too divine to love.

Henry Hart Milman

Kings are like stars,--they rise and set, they have
The worship of the world, but no repose.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ay, call it holy ground,
The soil where first they trod:
They have left unstained what there they found,--
Freedom to worship God.

Felicia Dorothea (Browne) Hemans

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again,--
The eternal years of God are hers;
But Error, wounded, writhes with pain,
And dies among his worshippers.

William Cullen Bryant

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

John, Viscount Morley

Pompey bade Sylla recollect that more worshipped the rising than the setting sun.


Apollo said that every one's true worship was that which he found in use in the place where he chanced to be.

Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne

"Sit there, clod-pate!" cried he; "for let me sit wherever I will, that will still be the upper end, and the place of worship to thee."

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Only one thing is necessary: to possess God--All the senses, all the forces of the soul and of the spirit, all the exterior resources are so many open outlets to the Divinity; so many ways of tasting and of adoring God. We should be able to detach ourselves from all that is perishable and cling absolutely to the eternal and the absolute and enjoy the all else as a loan, as a usufruct.... To worship, to comprehend, to receive, to feel, to give, to act: this our law, our duty, our happiness, our heaven.

Henri Frédéric Amiel

The efficacy of religion lies precisely in what is not rational, philosophic or eternal; its efficacy lies in the unforeseen, the miraculous, the extraordinary. Thus religion attracts more devotion according as it demands more faith,--that is to say, as it becomes more incredible to the profane mind. The philosopher aspires to explain away all mysteries, to dissolve them into light. Mystery on the other hand is demanded and pursued by the religious instinct; mystery constitutes the essence of worship, the power of proselytism. When the "cross" became the "foolishness" of the cross, it took possession of the masses.

Henri Frédéric Amiel

With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.

Book of Common Prayer

So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find some one to worship.

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.

J. Bronowski [The Ascent of Man]

Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principle.

Mahatma Gandhi

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

Richard Francis Burton

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