16 William Temple Quotes

  • "When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Prayer


  • "We reach a certain stage of fellowship with Christ, in spiritual apprehension and moral attainment, and find great joy in it. But this seems to fade, until we become conscious that we are called to something higher. The Lord is gone before us to prepare the next resting-place. Then everything depends upon our response. We may stay where we are, becoming more and more torpid in spirit. Or we may, in Paul's phrase, "press on." If we do this, we find the Lord meeting us and leading us to the next resting-place."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, the nourishment of the mind with His truth, the purifying of the imagination of His beauty, the opening of the heart to His love, the surrender of the will to His purpose."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Worship


  • "To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Worship


  • "To evangelize is so to present Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, that men shall come to put their trust in God through Him, to accept Him as their Savior, and serve Him as their King in the fellowship of His church."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Evangelism


  • "I make myself, in a host of ways, the center of the universe."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Self-love


  • "If your prayer is selfish, the answer will be something that will rebuke your selfishness. You may not recognize it as having come at all, but it is sure to be there."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Prayer, Selfishness


  • "To choose a career on selfish grounds is probably the greatest single sin that any young person can commit, for it is the deliberate withdrawal from allegiance to God of the greatest part of time and strength."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Work, Selfishness


  • "One who faces his own failures is steadily advancing on the pilgrim's way."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Perseverance, Failure


  • "My worth is what I am worth to God; and that is a marvelous great deal, for Christ died for me. Thus, incidentally, what gives to each of us His highest worth gives the same worth to everyone; in all that matters most are we equal."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Grace


  • "The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Children, Home


  • "The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Church


  • "Contentment with the divine will is the best remedy we can apply to misfortunes."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Contentment


  • "Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself one way or the other at all."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Humility


  • "The only thing of our very own which we contribute to our salvation is the sin which makes it necessary."

    - William Temple
    Topics: Sin, Salvation



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