Quotes by: Ralph W. Sockman

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Ralph Washington Sockman
Born Ralph Washington Sockman
(1889-10-01)October 1, 1889
Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.
Died August 29, 1970(1970-08-29) (aged 80)
New York, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Zellah Endly
Church United Methodist
Writings Now to Live!
How to Believe, Answering the Questions that Challenge Man's Faith
The Lord's Prayer
The Paradoxes of Jesus
Live for Tomorrow
Congregations served
Christ Church, New York (1916–1961)
National Radio Pulpit (1928–1962)

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.
Ralph W. Sockman
A service of worship is primarily a service to God. When we realize this and act upon it, we make it a service to men.
Ralph W. Sockman
When the congregation becomes the norm by which sermons are measured, a minister has put a mortgage on his soul.
Ralph W. Sockman
The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down and half-finished loves.
Ralph W. Sockman
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
Ralph W. Sockman
True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.
Ralph W. Sockman
When the dictators and the opportunists are gone, the cross will still stand before us and something in us will say, 'That is the real thing.'
Ralph W. Sockman
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman
Whatever the right hand findeth to do, the left hand carries a watch on its wrist to show how long it takes to do it.
Ralph W. Sockman
Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow.
Ralph W. Sockman
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