Top 100 Quotes About Sanctity

#1. We the Living is not a novel 'about Soviet Russia.' It is a novel about Man against the State. Its basic theme is the sanctity of human life - using the word 'sanctity' not in a mystical sense, but in the sense of 'supreme value.'

Ayn Rand

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#2. Sanctity has to do with gratitude. To be a saint is to be fueled by gratitude, nothing more and nothing less.

Ronald Rolheiser

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#3. The sanctity of prayer is needed to impregnate business. We need the spirit of Sunday carried over to Monday and continued until Saturday. But this cannot be done by prayerless men, but by men of prayer.

Edward McKendree Bounds

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#4. The single destination of sanctity could admit of so many different avenues leading to it.

Huston Smith

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#5. Hadn't they watched any high school comedies? We should have been whipping him with wet towels at this point, ferocious in our fury to protect the sanctity of the girls' locker room. Instead, they were concentrating on strategic posture shifts for maximum cleavagization.

Kiersten White

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#6. If you are of the truth, if you have learned the truth, if you see the sanctity of the truth, then speak truth. We are not called to be deceivers or liars. God is a God of truth, and His people are called to have an enormously high standard of truth.

R.C. Sproul

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#7. There is sanctity in knowing, being, wanting, feeling all of everything for you.

Truth Devour

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#8. What can this world offer comparable with that insight into spiritual things, that keen faith, that heavenly peace, that high sanctity, that everlasting righteousness, that hope of glory, which they have, who in sincerity love and follow our Lord Jesus Christ?

John Henry Newman

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#9. It's so difficult to write good music. It's also really difficult to think about how to do it without violating the sanctity of the fourth wall.

Dan Harmon

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#10. To begin is easy; to persevere is sanctity.- Let your perseverance not be a blind consequence of the first impulse, the work of inertia: let it be a reflective perseverance.

Josemaria Escriva

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#11. Bush looked straight into the camera and said 'We must preserve the sanctity of marriage!' You know, straight people are doing such a fucking great job.

Greg Proops

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#12. When you buried your child, was it like imparting your greatest treasure into the sanctity of nature?
Love You More

Lisa Gardner

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#13. That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.

Jesse Helms

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#14. So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

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#15. The two ideas, justice and vocation, are inseparable ... It is by way of the principle and practice of vocation that sanctity and reverence enter into the human economy. It was thus possible for traditional cultures to conceive that "to work is to pray." (pg. 258, The Idea of a Local Economy)

Wendell Berry

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#16. The refusal to take part in all war under any conditions is an unworldly view bound to remain a sectarian doctrine. It no more challenges the state's authority than the celibacy of priests challenges the sanctity of marriage.

John Rawls

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#17. Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high, untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Dizzy Gillespie

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#18. As a nation, we must choose between the sanctity of life ethic and the quality of life ethic. I have no trouble identifying the answer our nation has always given to this basic question, and the answer that I hope and pray it will give in the future.

Ronald Reagan

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#19. It was a hymn with the force of a march, a march with the majesty of a hymn. It was the song of soldiers bearing sacred banners and of priests carrying swords. It was an anthem to the sanctity of strength.

Ayn Rand

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#20. To vindicate the sanctity of human life by taking it is an outrage upon reason. The spectacle of a human being dangling at the end of a gallows-rope is a degradation of humanity.

Christian Nestell Bovee

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#21. In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don't baptize the children of single mothers because they weren't conceived in the sanctity of marriage. These are today's hypocrites. Those who clericalize the church. Those who separate the people of God from salvation.

Pope Francis

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#22. A sanctity hangs about the sources of our being, whether physical, social, or imaginary.

George Santayana

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#23. Lionel Johnson comes the first to mind,
That loved his learning better than mankind,
Though courteous to the worst; much falling he
Brooded upon sanctity ...

William Butler Yeats

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#24. I was taught from childhood of the sanctity of food. Not a piece of bread could be thrown away without kissing it and raising it to one's eyes as with all things holy.

Attia Hosain

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#25. It makes no sense at all to have the most important features of our lives anchored to divisive claims about the unique sanctity of ancient books or to rumors of ancient miracles. There

Sam Harris

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#26. The author challenges how much sanctity has to do with sameness, as he says saints are as different from each other as those in any group
even murderers.

G.K. Chesterton

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#27. It means a lot to me, the sanctity of marriage.

Darlene Love

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#28. Poetry, like sanctity, is the orchestration of multiple attributes into vast, compelling wholes.

William Everson

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#29. George Grant's writing is an invaluable asset to Americans in general, and to the pro-life Americans in particular. I am grateful for his leadership and courage to defend the sanctity of life, and to tell the truth at all costs.

Beverly LaHaye

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#30. The affectation of sanctity is a blotch on the face of piety.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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#31. There can be no spirituality, no sanctity, no truth without the female sex.

Andrew Schneider

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#32. So, I just want to say, I love you, Declan Tyler, and when we can, I can't wait to destroy the sanctity of marriage with you.

Sean Kennedy

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#33. It is in the habits of lawyers that every accusation appears insufficient if they do not exaggerate it even to calumny; it is thus that justice itself loses its sanctity and its respect amongst men.

Alphonse De Lamartine

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#34. The gods of the traditional world, with their supernatural powers, have been replaced by humans with bombs and shopping lists; the apocalypse has moved onto an entirely secular stage, devoid of divine purpose, sanctity, or meaning. But

Matthew Barrett Gross

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#35. There is no one harder to live with than an artist. Therefore an artist is a real gift because he or she raises the sanctity of everyone else in the community.

David Steindl-Rast

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#36. The greatest barrier to evangelization today is bad example ... Our strategy of evangelization must be based upon sanctity, upon our enthusiastic response to Christ's universal call to holiness.

John Foley

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#37. The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.

Emma Goldman

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#38. Man is encompassed with a dome of incomprehensible wonders. In him and about him is that which should fill his life with majesty and sacredness. Something of sublimity and sanctity has thus flashed down from heaven into the heart of every one that lives.

Albert Pike

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#39. Sanctity and genius are as rebellious as vice.

George Santayana

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#40. The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.

Henry Waxman

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#41. Anyone who thinks Ryanair flights are some sort of bastion of sanctity where you can contemplate your navel is wrong. We already bombard you with as many in-flight announcements and trolleys as we can. Anyone who looks like sleeping, we wake them up to sell them things.

Michael O'Leary

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#42. Her speeches were about the sanctity of the home, about how women should stay home. Serena Joy didn't do this herself, she made speeches instead, but she presented this failure of hers as a sacrifice she was making for the good of all.

Margaret Atwood

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#43. I believe in giving kindness, regardless of how unreasonable and self-centered a person is. Kindness is a gift of sanctity for a person. It has the goal of making the soul smile.

Lionel Suggs

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#44. As we begin this debate, I am confident that we will hear the supporters of this bill argue in the name of Ronald Reagan that this research is consistent with his long-held views about the sanctity of life.

Mike Pence

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#45. Because in the late twentieth century, you couldn't seriously ask other people to think that you believed in honor and truth, and the purity of the body, the defense of women, the sanctity of true love, and all the rest of it.
But apparently, Andre really had believed it.

Michael Crichton

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#46. Since the sanctity of the body is so related to the sanctity of sex, why make the body so common? Why expose to the public eye this sacred thing which is the temple of God?

Mark E. Petersen

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#47. We don't make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents. Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity.

Omar Bakri Muhammad

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#48. Men need history; it helps them to have an idea of who they are. But history, like sanctity, can reside in the heart; it is enough that there is something there.

V.S. Naipaul

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#49. Society was the only threat to the sanctity of selfhood: an unpatroned library was an orderly library.

Reif Larsen

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#50. The peace of nature and of the innocent creatures of god seems to be secure and deep, only so long as the presence of man and his restless and unquiet spirit are not there to trouble its sanctity.

Thomas De Quincey

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#51. The chiefest sanctity of a temple is that it is a place to which men go to weep in common.

Miguel De Unamuno

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#52. A loving God ordained monogamous marriage and the sanctity of what we call the traditional family.

Billy Graham

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#53. The IRA sending a message of sympathy to America is like Jack the Ripper giving us a lesson in the sanctity of human life.

Simon Heffer

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#54. In the consciousness of belonging together, in the sense of constancy, resides the sanctity, the beauty of matrimony, which helps us to endure pain more easily, to enjoy happiness doubly, and to give rise to the fullest and finest development of our nature.

Fanny Lewald

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#55. Better is the sinner who hath thoughts about God, than the saint who hath only the show of sanctity.


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#56. Here in USA we respect someone's rights, and as we profess tolerance, we shouldn't change - or have to change - our basic views on the sanctity of marriage. I believe in the sanctity of marriage. I think it's very important that we protect marriage as an institution, between a man and a woman.

George W. Bush

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#57. Even though a man may be unable to attain such a height of sanctity, he ought to desire it, so as to do at least in desire what he cannot carry out in effect.

Philip Neri

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#58. Every individual is fighting his own war for survival against the system.And system is destroying the sanctity of an individual.

Madhu Vajpayee

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#59. A female's body should be looked at and respected as something divine. At least, that was the original thought, but time marches on, and the sanctity of the sacred body is no longer sacred.

Lionel Suggs

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#60. Every war, when viewed from the undistorted perspective of life's sanctity, is a "civil war" waged by humanity against itself.

Daisaku Ikeda

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#61. As a mama and a grandma, I appreciate, understand and absolutely believe in the sanctity of life. But I recognize that there are those tough situations where heartbreaking decisions have to be made.

Carole Keeton

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#62. I'm asked so often whether I believe in life after death. I do believe in the sanctity of life, the continuity of life and of energy. I know the anonymity of death has no appeal for me. It is the now that I must face and want to face.

Martha Graham

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#63. It's time to take Economics 101 to Washington. We believe in liberty, we believe in limited government, we believe in free enterprise, we believe in family values and the sanctity of human life, and we all believe Washington needs a good dose of Economics 101.

Kurt Bills

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#64. But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man.

Albert Camus

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#65. I am ... willing to make it clear that American foreign policy must uphold the sanctity of international treaties. That is the cornerstone on which all relations between nations must rest.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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#66. Profanity is the name given to the defilement of the sanctity of human life.

Michael Bassey Johnson

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#67. For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self.

Thomas Merton

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#68. Love is large; love defies limits. People talk about the sanctity of love
love is by definition sacred. Not some love between some people, but all love between all people.

Jennifer Beals

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#69. Through our awareness, we can open the inheritance of our qualities or talents, and behind that, reside in the stillness of being, present in the sanctity of universal love.

Georgi Y. Johnson

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#70. Most forms of Protestantism are inherently secular, at least at the ideological level, due to their compartmentalization of faith from works, of church from state, of grace from an incarnational manifestation of sanctity.

Gregory C. Dilsaver

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#71. Getting to know ourselves and learning to control ourselves are the two great tasks of life. Don't make up strange and exotic 'penances.' Simply say no to yourself once a day, and you will be on the road to sanctity for the rest of your life.

Joan D. Chittister

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#72. The belief in the sanctity of one's idiosyncrasy - especially if it be a group idiosyncrasy, and therefore sustained and intensified by mutual flattery - is rapidly converted into a belief in its superiority. More

Ken Wilber

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#73. To maintain your integrity, just maintain your words in sanctity, and your works in sincerity. You can't be really trusted when your works of today are standing against your words of yesterday!

Israelmore Ayivor

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#74. The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of years - that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition. A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland.

Christian Lous Lange

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#75. It really is a very radical call ... to reject materialism as our central value and to think about the sanctity of life and what that really means if we take it seriously.

Naomi Oreskes

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#76. The simplest and most effective way to sanctity is to disappear into the background of ordinary every day routine.

Thomas Merton

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#77. I will always stand firm to protect the sanctity of marriage. I believe it is important to work with people to find common ground on difficult issues.

George W. Bush

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#78. I respect the courts, but the Supreme Court is only that
the supreme of the courts. It is not the supreme being. It cannot overrule God, when it comes to prayer, when it comes to life, and when it comes to the sanctity of marriage, the court cannot change what God has created.

Mike Huckabee

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#79. To love what is below the human is degradation; to love what is human for the sake of the human is mediocrity; to love the human for the sake of the Divine is enriching; to love the Divine for its own sake is sanctity.

Fulton J. Sheen

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#80. Freedom was my first great desire. The second, which remains hidden within me to this day, tormenting me, was the desire for sanctity. Hero together with saint: such is mankind's supreme model.

Nikos Kazantzakis

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#81. Ignorance is hardly unusual, Miss Davar. The longer I live, the more I come to realize that it is the natural state of the human mind. There are many who will strive to defend its sanctity and then expect you to be impressed with their efforts.

Brandon Sanderson

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#82. All men are naturally included to obscure the morally ambiguous element in their political cause by investing it with religious sanctity.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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#83. Jesus asked the Father for his disciples' security, sanctity and unity. Jesus still intercedes for us so fervently because we live in a world that is deceived, dangerous, defiled and divided.

Warren W. Wiersbe

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#84. This flesh I have lived in,
These thoughts I have lived with
Have befouled the sanctity of 'this' soul!
Forgive me Hashem!


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#85. I do believe in the sanctity of marriage ... But I don't see that as conflict with being a tolerant person or an understanding person.

George W. Bush

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#86. Certainly one cannot ban cross burning in the sanctity of his bedroom.

Antonin Scalia

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#87. My prayer is that what we have gone through [World War One] will startle the world into some new realization of the sanctity of life, animal as well as human.

Christopher Morley

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#88. The root of sanctity is sanity. A man must be healthy before he can be holy. We bathe first, and then perfume.

Sophie Swetchine

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#89. In entirety, valentine is a FUCKING DAY, rather than the sanctity of its literal meaning.

Michael Bassey Johnson

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#90. I am proudly pro-life and believe that science is proving those who believe in the sanctity of life right every day. A majority of Americans now agree that abortion after five months for any reason is wrong.

Carly Fiorina

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#91. The rhythm of my body is the same as my mother tongue. It is in this rhythm where I find sanctity, that I can return to my mother who is everywhere in the universe.

Kim Hyesoon

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#92. A truth our socetiy must not lose sight of and that is the sanctity of every human life and the dignity of every indvidual

Frank E. Peretti

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#93. There is no doubt in the sanctity of Mecca, but a donkey won't become a Hajj pilgrim by just going through the motions.

Rahman Baba

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#94. I believe in the sanctity of marriage.

Sam Brownback

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#95. Indu'd With sanctity of reason.

John Milton

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#96. The martyrologies are catalogues in which are to be found the names of the saints with the days and places of their deaths and, generally, with the distinctive character of their sanctity and with an historic summary of their lives.

Sabine Baring-Gould

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#97. But because we accept the sanctity of life, the responsibility that comes with freedom and the supreme sacrifice of Christ expressed so well in the hymn: 'When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died. My richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride.'

Margaret Thatcher

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#98. But that is all prayer requires: faith, hope, and love. Great holiness, or piety, or sanctity are not required. Prayer is a road to holiness.

Peter Kreeft

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#99. Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns.

Thomas Bulfinch

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#100. The sanctity of womanhood is incompatible with social liberty and social claims; and for a woman emancipation means corruption.

Honore De Balzac

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