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John Bunyan Quotes


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Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each other's roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other.

    Topics: Christians, Encouragement

If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a glass slipper on a gouty foot.

    Topics: Contentment, Comfort

To go back is nothing but death: to go forward is fear of death, and life everlasting beyond it. I will yet go forward."

    Topics: Death

Thou art beaten that thou mayest be better.

    Topics: Discipline

There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.

    Topics: Discouragement, Doubt

My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.

    Topics: Examples

Faith receiveth the promise, embraceth it, and comforteth the soul unspeakably with it. Faith is so great an artist in arguing and reasoning with the soul, that it will bring over the hardest heart that it hath to deal with. It will bring to my remembrance at once, both my vileness against God, and his goodness towards me; it will show me, that though I deserve not to breathe in the air, yet that God will have me an heir of glory.

    Topics: Faith, Comfort

[Faith] doth not, as doth unbelief and ignorance, show us all things out of order; putting darkness for light, and bitter for sweet; but will set every thing in its proper place before our eyes; God and Christ shall be with it, the chiefest good, the most lovely and amiable; a heavenly life shall be of greater esteem, and more desirable, than all the treasures of Egypt! Righteousness and sanctification will be the thing after which it will most vehemently press; because it seeth not only death and damnation as the fruits of sin, but sin also in itself, distinct from the punishment belonging to it, a detestable, horrible, and odious thing.

    Topics: Faith, Righteousness, Sanctification

Here is the life of prayer, when in or with the Spirit, a man being made sensible of sin, and how to come to the Lord for mercy; he comes, I say, in the strength of the Spirit, and crieth Father. That one word spoken in faith, is better than a thousand prayers, as men call them, written and read, in a formal, cold, lukewarm way.

    Topics: Faith, Mercy

Look how fears have presented themselves, so have supports and encouragements; yea, when I have started, even as it were at nothing else but my shadow, yet God, as being very tender of me, hath not suffered me to be molested, but would with one Scripture or another, strengthen me against all; insomuch that I have often said, Were it lawful, I could pray for greater trouble, for the greater comfort's sake.

    Topics: Fear, Comfort

No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.

    Topics: Forgiveness
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

A man there was, and they called him mad; the more he gave, the more he had.

    Topics: Giving

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