quote by Charles Grandison Finney

When sinners are careless and stupid, and sinking into hell unconcerned, it is time the church should bestir themselves. It is as much the duty of the church to awake, as it is for the firemen to awake when a fire breaks out in the night in a great city.

— Charles Grandison Finney

Practical Fireman quotations

Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand? Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you damned?

Funny how women are ashamed of their inner fairy whereas men are forever proudly displaying their inner cowboy or fireman

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.

When a black Jacksonian looks about his home community, he sees a city of over 150,000, of which 40% is Negro, in which there is not a single Negro policeman or policewoman, school crossing guard, or fireman.

There's only 5 real jobs in the world.

Teacher, fireman, policeman, doctor and somebody who is in the armed service. If you don't have one of those 5 jobs, you shouldn't take your life that serious.

Wouldn't it be great if we all grew up to be what we wanted to be? The world would be full of nurses, firemen, and ballerinas.

You know, I'm no different from a fireman.

You got to run into a fire no matter how big the blaze is.

There are three kinds of people who run toward disaster, not away: cops, firemen and reporters.

The closest fires were near enough for us to hear the crackling flames and the yells of firemen. Little fires grew into big ones even as we watched. Big ones died down under the firemen's valor only to break out again later.

I'm very proud of being Italian-American, but people don't realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who's the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver.

Obama says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers.

Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.

You're not like the others. I've seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon.

Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid.

Everybody's like "How can you remain with a level head?". And I'm like "Why would I ever get cocky? I'm not saving anybody's life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I'm making movies. It's stupid."

I'm always embarrassed when people say that I'm courageous.

Soldiers are courageous. Policemen are courageous. Firemen are courageous. I just have a thick hide and disregard what silly people say.

When I was a fireman I was in a lot of burning buildings.

It was a great job, the only job I ever had that compares with the thrill of acting.

No young kid growing up dreams of someday becoming a businessman.

He wants to be a fireman, a sponsored athlete or a forest ranger The Lee Iacoccas, Donald Trumps, and Jack Welchs of the business world are heroes to no one except other businessmen with similar values.

As my father-in-law once said, when they talk about taxes it's always for teachers, firemen, and police - but when they spend your taxes, it always seems to go to some guy in a leather chair downtown you never heard of.

The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.

Seems to me the basic conflict between men and women, sexually, is that men are like firemen. To men, sex is an emergency, and no matter what we're doing we can be ready in two minutes. Women, on the other hand, are like fire. They're very exciting, but the conditions have to be exactly right for it to occur.

I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix's character, but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don't die.

From an early age I loved horror movies.

I read books about horror, cops, firemen and military. Over the course of the years I started to see that there's a reality to this. The first movie I was really conscious of seeing was THE EXORCIST and I don't know if any of you have seen that but it scared the sh*t out of me. It really frightened me.

Firemen don't talk about whether a burning warehouse is worth saving.

Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.

My father was a police officer before he retired.

One of my brothers is also a police officer, and I think they kind of expected I would do something along those lines, like become a fireman or something.

I've had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job. You get there and there is a house on fire. You leave and there's not a fire anymore.

I wanted to do everything. I wanted to be a pilot. I wanted to be a secret agent. I wanted to be a fireman and a doctor, all that. So I related that through movies and stuff.

I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman.

When 9/11 happened, 12 of our neighborhood firemen were killed.

I looked around at the country that had adopted me and I became an American.

Men have always volunteered, they just called themselves coaches, trustees, and firemen!

Being a rock & roll star has become as legitimate a career option as being an astronaut or a policeman or a fireman.

What is a human-like droid that operates from a place of free will and has been designed to have a soul? That's fascinating stuff that you just can't quite comprehend quickly. It's not like playing a fireman with a wife and kid. You can gauge where that's going to go and what's going to happen, and you can talk to other people who have done it.

Fire is the best of servants, but what a master!

It doesn't make sense. [Republicans are] not for us. You're not for my values. We're working class people mostly and blue collar. We're your cops, we're your firemen, we're your carpenters and the things we need - we need to protect our unions, we need to protect our Medicare, we need to protect the working class person.

I never met anybody in my life who says, I want to be a critic.

People want to be a fireman, poet, novelist.

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