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Quotations for Laughs #64 --- Practice What You Preach

Updated on March 8, 2011

Practice What You Preach Jokes

One reason why a lot of people don't practice what they preach is they haven't the least idea what it is they are preaching.

—Jack Haney, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., March 8, 1927.

Some men might practice what they preach if they did not spend all their time preaching.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, April 23, 1891.

If all men were compelled to practice what they preach, the majority of them would discontinue preaching.

Intermountain Catholic, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 4, 1920.

If some of us practiced all we preach, we’d soon work our fool selves to death!

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 23, 1941.

If preaching were as hard as practicing, there wouldn't be much preaching either.

Salt Lake Herald-Republican, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 4, 1914.

Many men claim to practice what they preach when they merely preach what they would have you believe they practice.

Puck, New York, N.Y., March 5, 1913.

It is much better that many people do not practice what they preach. If they should they would certainly make fools of themselves.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, July 23, 1891.

Some men would have to work overtime if they practice half of what they preach.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, March 13, 1920.

If men were obliged to practice what they preach, preaching might be somewhat modified.

—Duncan M. Smith, Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston, W. Va., April 22, 1904.

While some men practice what they preach, the majority would be ashamed to preach half what they practice.

Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 3, 1909.

Have you ever thought how embarrassing it might be to have to preach what you practice?

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 24, 1951.

Some men attempt to practice what they preach, but they soon get out of practice.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 8, 1917.

The world would be in a lot worse shape if some men preached what they practiced.

—Roy E. Gibson, Nephi Times-News, Nephi, Utah, March 5, 1953.

Practicing what you preach is more than just a rehearsal.

—Les Goates, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 5, 1952.

A failure at practicing is often construed as a call to go preaching.

Henderson Evening Journal, Henderson, Ky., May 20, 1905.

Evidently a pessimist is an optimist who tried to practice what he preached.

Hamilton County Herald, Chattanooga, Tenn., March 30, 1956.

Some people never practice what they preach–because they don't preach.

Humboldt Star, Winnemucca, Nev., July 4, 1923.

It's practice that makes perfect, not preaching.

New York Times, New York, N.Y., Oct. 26, 1913.

Preaching and practice are twins that often get separated.

Champaign Daily Gazette, Champaign, Ill., Feb. 19, 1910.

The man who practices what he preaches cuts his sermons short.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, March 3, 1909.

Be careful what you preach so that you will be able to practice it if the occasion requires.

Humboldt Star, Winnemucca, Nev., May 30, 1924.

It is easier to preach by the hour than practice by the minute.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, March 6, 1926.

It is easier to preach by the mile than practice by the inch.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, July 2, 1926.

We are all preaching sermons, but some look like they're in need of a quick benediction.

—Frank L. Stanton, The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 15, 1915.

When a man's life does not preach his preaching cannot live.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill , July 25, 1909.


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