Quotation Explorer - 'Altar'

A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter. - Alan W. Watts
Every day He humbles Himself just as He did when from from His heavenly throne into the Virgin's womb; every day He comes to us and lets us see Him in lowliness, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar. - Francis of Assisi
Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists. - Joseph de Maistre
Labor is sacrificed on the inflation rates altar of oblation. - Richard Gwynn
We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected. - Grover Cleveland
The altar must be built in one place so that the fire may come down in another place. - Charles Williams
I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance. - Stephen Fry
Here now in his triumph where all things falter, Stretched out on the spoils that his own hand spread,As a god self-slain on his own strange altar, Death lies dead. - Algernon Charles Swinburne
So those pills that offered painless relief stayed stored on the shelf, out of the strength of her reach, high atop the altar of platitudes. - J.R. Hamantaschen
I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.
An altar is like an airport where spirits take off and land - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
May our effort, confidence and concern for others be the altar from which we pray for personal abundance. - Laura Teresa Marquez
I, too, have to end up worshipping at the altar where God’s name is truth. - Philip Novak
Yvette had never talked about her marriage - she was a smart girl, and she knew you had no right to complain about someone you got all the way to the altar with. You made that choice, even if you were a child when you did it, and the marriage vow was sacred. - Maile Meloy
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. - Thomas Jefferson
If your altar is not active, your voice will not be strong - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
Women always think in the catastrophic, and when there is a calamity to rectify that might require a unmarried granddaughter, there older women will always act. Their powers of foresight and vigilance might make any disheveled or nubile young haggage ready for the altar in five minutes. - Michelle Franklin
Where can we find a worshiper who envy a sparrow or a swallow just because of their uninterrupted access to God's altar (Psalm 84:3). Our Genuineness in worship is not revealed by our physical presence in the church but by our desire of being in His Presence always and behold Him (Psalm 84:10). - Santosh Thankachan
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