John The Baptist Quotes

John The Baptist Quotes by H. L. Mencken, James Green, Christopher Moore, Martin Luther, Pope Francis, Henry David Thoreau and many others.

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The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist Jack.
H. L. Mencken
John the Baptist was supposed to point the way to the Christ. He was just the voice, not the Messiah. So everybodys calling has dignity to it and God seems to know better than we do what is in us that needs to be called forth.
James Green
If there was anything I learned from John the Baptist, it was that the sooner you confess a mistake, the quicker you can get on to making new and better mistakes.
Christopher Moore
Know that no one can have indulged in the Holy Writers sufficiently, unless he has governed churches for a hundred years with the prophets, such as Elijah and Elisha, John the Baptist, Christ and the apostles… We are beggars: this is true.
Martin Luther
When Jesus stepped into the waters of the Jordan and was baptized by John the Baptist, he did so not because he was in need of repentance, or conversion: he did it to be among people who need forgiveness, among us sinners, and to take upon himself the burden of our sins.
Pope Francis
The poet’s, commonly, is not a logger’s path, but a woodman’s. The logger and pioneer have preceded him, like John the Baptist; eaten the wild honey, it may be, but the locusts also; banished decaying wood and the spongy mosses which feed on it, and built hearths and humanized Nature for him.
Henry David Thoreau
All of my role models, whether it was the disciples, or John the Baptist or Arthur Rimbaud, slept under the stars.
Patti Smith
Heaven knows that John the Baptist was not more eager to get all his fellow sinners into the Jordan than I to baptize all of mine in the beauty of God’s mountains.
John Muir
John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus, was preaching the impending judgement of God, urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in the Jordan River those who responded.
Kenneth Scott Latourette
It is not the business of religion in these days to isolate herself from the world like John the Baptist. She must go down into the world like Jesus Christ.
Hugh Reginald Haweis
He got me a cup of tea with honey, toast with honey, yogurt with honey, like I was John the Baptist with the flu.
Anne Lamott
[On refusing to be silenced:] I do not pretend to be John the Baptist rebuking the Pharisees. I do not claim to be Nathan upbraiding David. I aspire only to be Balaam’s ass, castigating his master.
Katharina Zell
Can it be possible that the painters make John the Baptist a Spaniard in Madrid and an Irishman in Dublin?
Mark Twain
John the Baptist never performed any miracles. Yet, he was greater than any of the Old Testament prophets.
Leonard Ravenhill
No honest theologian therefore can deny that his acceptance of Jesus as Christ logically binds every Christian to a belief in reincarnation – in Elias case (who was later John the Baptist) at least.
Robert Graves
Three more saves and he ties John the Baptist.
Hank Greenwald