“Don't you know, priests, why our sermons do not touch the people's heart? Because we do not preach to the eyes, only to the ears.”
“Wordsworth went to the Lakes, but he was never a lake poet. He found in stones the sermons he had already hidden there.”
“Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago.”
“The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.”
George F. Burns
“Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects something to happen-not because of the sermon, not even because of the preacher, but because of God.”
John E. Hines
“Children are more influenced by sermons you act than by sermons you preach.”
“Some plague the people with too long sermons; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated.”
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