"It is absolutely unethical when one is so busy communicating that he forgets to be what he teaches." "The reason why preachers are so eager to preach in a chock-full church is that if they were to say what they have to say in an empty room they would become anxious and afraid, for they would notice that it pertains to themselves." "The person who is going to preach ought to live his Christian ideas in daily life. Then he, too, will have eloquence enough."

source: Soren Kierkegaard, Provocations tags: Preaching