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Sabbath Quotes


These are some of the best 'Sabbath' quotations and sayings.

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A corruption of morals usually follows a profanation of the Sabbath.

A holiday Sabbath is the ally of despotism.

A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole week.

Break down Sunday, close the churches, open the bars and the theatres on that day, and where would values be? - What was real estate worth in Sodom?

Day of the Lord, as all our days should be!

God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

God's altar stands from Sunday to Sunday, and the seventh day is no more for religion than any other - it is for rest. - The whole seven are for religion, and one of them for rest, for instruction, for social worship, for gaining strength for the other six.

Hail, hallowed day, that binds a yoke on vice, gives rest to toil, proclaims God's holy truth, blesses the family, secures the state, prospers communities, nations exalts, pours life and light on earth, and points the way to heaven!

He that would prepare for heaven must honor the Sabbath upon earth.

He who ordained the Sabbath loves the poor.

I am no fanatic, I hope, as to Sunday; but as I look abroad over the map of popular freedom in the world, it does not seem to me accidental that Switzerland, Scotland, England, and the United States - the countries which best observe Sunday - constitute almost the entire map of safe popular government.

I feel as if God had, by giving the Sabbath, given fifty-two springs in every year.

I have found, by long and sound experience, that the due observance of the Sabbath day, and of the duties of it, have been of singular comfort and advantage to me. The observance of the day hath ever had joined to it a blessing on the rest of my time; and the week so begun hath been blessed and prosperous to me.

I never knew a man escape failures, in either mind or body, who worked seven days in a week.

I never knew one man or woman who steadily avoided the house of prayer and public worship on the Lord's day, who did not come to grief, and bring other people to grief.

If the Sunday had not been observed as a day of rest during the last three centuries, I have not the slightest doubt that we should have been at this moment a poorer people and less civilized.

O what a blessing is Sunday, interposed between the waves of worldly business like the divine path of the Israelites through the sea! There is nothing in which I would advise you to be more strictly conscientious than in keeping the Sabbath day holy. I can truly declare that to me the Sabbath has been invaluable.

Perpetual memory of the Maker's rest.

Sabbath, n. A weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.

Sunday is like a stile between the fields of toil, where we can kneel and pray, or sit and meditate.


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