“I can not understand why ministers presume to deliver sermons every week at appointed hours because it is humanly impossible for inspirations to come with clock-like regularity”
“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
“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
“Wordsworth went to the Lakes, but he was never a lake poet. He found in stones the sermons he had already hidden there.”
“Always presume that the enemy has dangerous designs and always be forehanded with the remedy. But do not let these calculations make your timid.”
Frederick The Great
“Not presume to dictate, but broiled fowl and mushrooms - capital thing!”
“We're not presuming that this is the policy of the judicial branch or the legislative branch, although it certainly ought to be.”
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