Quotes by: Ralph W. Sockman
|Ralph Washington Sockman
||Ralph Washington Sockman
October 1, 1889
Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.
||August 29, 1970
New York, New York, U.S.
||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
|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.
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.
When the congregation becomes the norm by which sermons are measured, a minister has put a mortgage on his soul.
The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down and half-finished loves.
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.
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.
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.'
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
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.
Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow.