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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Church
 
A church debt is the devil’s salary.  Beecher.  1
A church stone drops gold.  Gallician.  2
A great church and little devotion.  Italian.  3
A man may be good in the camp, yet bad in the church.  4
Better come late to church than never.  Danish.  5
Big churches, little saints.  German.  6
Early to the church—late to the court.  7
He that goes to church with an ill intention, goes to God’s house on the devil’s errand.  8
Let the church stand in the church-yard.  9
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.  10
New churches and new taverns are seldom empty.  German.  11
Old churches have dark windows.  German.  12
The church has no fear of just reasoners.  Benjamin Disraeli.  13
The church is not so large but the priest may say service in it.  14
The church is out of temper when charity waxeth cold and zeal hot.  15
The Gypsy church was made of bacon, and the dogs ate it.  Gypsy.  16
The nearer to church, the farther from God.  French, German.  17
What the soul is to man, the church is to the world.  Benjamin Disraeli.  18
When there is nothing, the church loses.  Italian.  19
Who builds a church to God and not to fame
Will never mark the marble with his name.  Pope.
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