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Martin E. Marty Quotes

There is no reason to make the search for friendship sound like an animal instinct. Friendship does not always come as a result of a search; it can come when we least look for it, just as it denies itself when we pursue it too earnestly and with pathetic eagerness.
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All the truly deep people have at the core of their being the genius to be simple or to know how to seek simplicity

— Martin E. Marty

Don't try to impress God with your works" or "Don't attempt to please God with your merits" or "Don't try to keep the rules and regulations in order to earn your salvation." He looked around at nearly slumbering collections of utterly casual Christians and wondered, "Who's trying?

— Martin E. Marty

God, through Jesus Christ, welcomes you anyhow,

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The people who are good at being civil often lack strong convictions and people who have strong convictions often lack civility.

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Each conquest of distance reveals greater distance.

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Not only do we cheat ourselves and those around us if we are only glum or always wary when it comes time to respond to divine stirrings. No, we are then also being simply unfaithful to the surrounding reality. The one who purges gloom has given occasions and reasons, in the midst of life's sadness, to be joyful.

— Martin E. Marty

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