Christianity is indeed peculiarly fitted to the more improved stages of society, to the more delicate sensibilities of refined minds, and especially to that dissatisfaction with the present state which always grows with the growth of our moral powers and affections. Channing
Christianity is intensely practical. She has no trait more striking than her common sense. Charles Buxton
Christianity is no mere scheme of doctrine or of ethical practice, but is instead a kind of miracle, a power out of nature and above, descending into it; a historically supernatural movement on the world, that is visibly entered into it, and organized to be an institution in the person of Jesus Christ. Horace Bushnell
Christianity is not a voice in the wilderness, but a life in the world. It is not an idea in the air, but feet on the ground, going God's way. It is not an exotic to be kept under glass, but a hardy plant to bear twelve manner of fruits in all kinds of weather. Fidelity to duty is its root and branch. Nothing we can say to the Lord, no calling Him by great or dear names, can take the place of the plain doing of His will. We may cry out about the beauty of eating bread with Him in His kingdom, but it is wasted breath and a rootless hope, unless we plow and plant in His kingdom here and now. To remember Him at His table and to forget Him at ours, is to have invested in bad securities. There is no substitute for plain, every-day goodness. Maltbie Babcock
Christianity is not so much the advent of a better doctrine as of a perfect character. Horace Bushnell
Christianity is perfect, men are imperfect. Now a perfect consequence cannot spring from an imperfect principle. Christianity, therefore, is not the work of man. If Christianity is not the work of man, it can have come from none but God. If it came from God, men cannot have acquired a knowledge of it except by revelation. Therefore, Christianity is a revealed religion. Chateaubriand
Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity. Johnson
Christianity is within a man, even as he is gifted with reason; it is associated with your mother's chair, and with the first remembered tones of her blessed voice. Coleridge
Christianity is, above all other religions ever known, a religion of sacrifice. It is a religion founded on the greatest of all sacrifices, the sacrifice of the incarnation, culminating in the sacrifice on Calvary. Dean Stanley
Christianity may produce agitation, anger, tumult as at Ephesus; but the diffusion of the pure gospel of Christ, and the establishment of the institutions of honesty and virtue, at whatever cost, is a blessing to mankind. Albert Barnes
Christianity ruined emperors, but saved peoples. Alfred de Musset
Christianity taught the capacity, the element, to love the All-perfect without a stingy bargain for personal happiness. It taught that to love Him was happiness, - to love Him in others' virtues. Emerson
Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbor. Beaconsfield
Christianity teaches us to moderate our passions; to temper our affections toward all things below; to be thankful for the possession, and patient under loss, whenever He who gave shall see fit to take away. Sir W. Temple
Christianity, Christ, heaven, hell, the judgment, sin, holiness, God, - these, and whether they be true or false, and our personal relations to them, whether they be right or wrong, are things to know about, not to be doubting or guessing about. Herrick Johnson
Christianity, contrasted with the Jewish system of emblems, is truth in the sense of reality, as substance is opposed to shadows, and, contrasted with heathen mythology, is truth as opposed to falsehood. Whately
Christianity, which is always true to the heart, knows no abstract virtues, but virtues resulting from our wants, and useful to all. Chateaubriand
Christianos ad leonem! Tertullian (150-230)us de] Werft die Christen den Löwen vor.
Christians are called saints, for their holiness; believers, for their faith; brethren, for their love; disciples, for their knowledge. Thomas Fuller
Christians are directed to have faith in Christ, as the effectual means of obtaining the change they desire. Franklin
Christians commit enormous sins while celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded That all the Apostles would have done as they did. BYRON: Don Juan, Canto i., St. 83.
Christians have no neighbours.
Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink. D. L. Moody
Christiecreek will come to ye.
Christkindlein trägt die Sünden der Welt, Sankt Christoph das Kind über Wasser hält, Sie haben es beid uns angetan, Es geht mit uns von vornen an. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Sprichwörtlich
Christlich getauft sein macht keinen Christen, sondern christlich tun.
Christlich ist es, Sünde hassen, göttlich aber, Sünd' erlassen.
Christlich reden ist keine halsbrechende Arbeit (Tugend). fr] Parler chrétien.
Christliche Mystiker sollte es gar nicht geben, da die Religion selbst Mysterien darbietet. Auch gehen sie immer gleich ins Abstruse, in den Abgrund des Subjekts. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Maximen und Reflexionen 338
Christliche oder Evangelische Freiheit ist die Freiheit des Gewissens, dadurch das Gewissen frei wird von Werken, nicht also, dass keine geschehen, sondern dass es sich auf keine verlässt. Martin Luther (1483-1546), Lateinische Schriften
Christliche Treue ist Grund und Anfang aller guten Werke. dk] Kristiliga tru vera grundvaull ok upphof allra godtverka.
Christlichen dienst soll man nit verkauften.
Christlike' is a word often on our lips. Do not speak it too lightly. It is the heart of God's predestination. It is our high calling. Maltbie Babcock
Christmas comes but four times a year; knowing it could bring some cheer.
Christmas comes but once a year. fr] Ce n'est pas tous les jours fête.
Christmas comes, but once a year is enough.
Christmas cometh but once a year.
Christmas has been talked of so long that it has come at last.
Christmas in mud, Easter in snow.
Christmas is enjoyable, only if it comes once in a year.
Christmas is just (a)round the comer
Christmas lifted woman to a new place in the world. And just in proportion as Christianity has sway, will she rise to a higher dignity in human life. What she has now, and what she shall have, of privilege and true honor, she owes to that gospel which took those qualities peculiarly and which had been counted weak and unworthy, and gave them a divine glory in Christ. Herrick Johnson
Christmas on the balcony, Easter by the fire.
Christo et Ecclesiae info] For Christ and for the Church.
Christo gelobt man nichts mit schall, es sey dan fast verloren all. la] Christo quando datur res, spes bona tuus tribulatur.
Christo quando datur res, spes bona tuus tribulatur.
Christtag (24.12.) feucht und nass, gibt leere Speicher und Fass.
Christum erkennen ist der höchste schatz. fr] Par argent obtient-on maintes choses caduques et le salut par la grâce en Jesus-Christ.
Christum lieb haben ist besser, denn alles Wissen. fr] O combien qui en Christ croit est heureux. la] Si Christum bene scis satis est, si cetera nescis.