Priest Proverbs

Sayings about Priests

A priest blesses his own bread first. ~ Greek Proverb

Talk to a priest and die a thousand deaths. ~ Thai Proverb

If the doctor is fasting it is bad for the priest. ~ Spanish Proverb

Get married and you will be happy for a week; slaughter a pig and you will be happy for a month; become a priest and you will be happy for the rest of your life. ~ Polish Proverb

Presents make women affable, priests indulgent, and the law crooked. ~ Danish Proverb

Honor goes to God; the priests get the bacon. ~ Russian Proverb

Priest on the outside, Satan on the inside. ~ Armenian Proverb

For our sins God has created three enemies for us: mice in the house, the fox in the mountains, and a priest in our village. ~ South American Proverb

How good at combing is the bald priest. ~ Japanese Proverb

Wars are caused by women and priests. ~ Czech Proverb

Priests and road signs show you the way but don’t go with you. ~ German Proverb

Son of a priest, grandson of the devil. ~ Greek Proverb

A priest sees people at their best, a lawyer at their worst, but a doctor sees them as they really are. ~ Traditional Proverb

The devil climbs the bell tower in a priest’s cassock. ~ Spanish Proverb

Every priest recommends his relics. ~ French Proverb

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest. ~ Spanish Proverb

A priest is a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children who are obliged to call him Uncle. ~ Italian Proverb

It is a poor parish where the priest has to ring his own bells. ~ Polish Proverb

He that wants to keep his house clean must not let priest or pigeon into it. ~ French Proverb

The priest’s friend loses his faith, the doctor’s his health, and the lawyer’s his fortune. ~ Italian Proverb

Even Buddhist priests of the same temple quarrel occasionally. ~ Senegalese Proverb

A priest’s belly is made up of several sheepskins. ~ Russian Proverb

A long beard and a rosary will not make you a priest. ~ Bambara Proverb

Quotations about Priests

Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism. ~ John Haynes Holmes

Priesthood is forever and does not cease when a priest cannot carry out that priestly ministry. ~ Arthur Middleton

By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man. ~ John Dryden

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers. ~ Denis Diderot

The search for truth is not a trade by which a man can support himself; for a priest it is a supreme peril. ~ Alfred Loisy

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty. ~ Thomas Jefferson

I think there’s a bit of the devil in everybody. There’s a bit of a priest in everybody, too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more. He was more fun. ~ Gabriel Byrne

It is very important for a priest, in the parish itself, to see how people trust in him and to experience, in addition to their trust, also their generosity in pardoning his weaknesses. ~ Pope Benedict XVI

The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things. ~ Charles Baudelaire

It is Hell, of course, that makes priests powerful, not Heaven, for after thousands of years of so-called civilization fear remains the one common denominator of mankind. ~ Henry Louis Mencken

The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family. ~ Gustave Flaubert

That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not. ~ Thomas Paine

In all ages hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

When knaves fall out, honest men get their goods; when priests dispute, we come at the truth. ~ Benjamin Franklin

If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest. ~ George Gurdjieff

The poet is the priest of the invisible. ~ Wallace Stevens

They said this mystery never shall cease: the priest promotes war, and the soldier peace. ~ William Blake

The genuine priest always feels something higher than compassion. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.~ William Blake

Hell is paved with priests’ skulls. ~ Saint John Chrysostom

The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession, if the veil of secrecy is removed. ~ DeWitt Clinton

The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere. ~ George Meredith

The question before the human race is whether the God of nature shall govern the world by His own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles. ~ John Adams

If there were no ministers and no priests, how long would there be any churches? ~ Lemuel K. Washburn

I learned early on that ‘rabbi’ means teacher, not priest. ~ George Steiner

In every country and in every age the priest has been hostile to liberty; he is always in allegiance to the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection of his own. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Man is priest, and scholar, and statesman, and producer, and soldier. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest. ~ Emile Zola

The best decision I ever made was to become a priest and I think the second best was to resign.~ John O’Donohue

The relationship between the prophet and the President, the priest and the President, is a sacred one. ~ Jesse Jackson

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind. ~ Max Eastman

As I take my shoes from the shoemaker, and my coat from the tailor, so I take my religion from the priest. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Find a priest who understands English and doesn’t look like Rasputin. ~ Aristotle Onassis

A priest encounters temptation every day, and some of that desire is very natural. ~ Park Chan-wook

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.~ Virginia Woolf

One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests. ~ Thomas Paine

Priest Proverbs

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