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John Bunyan Quotes





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

A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.
[Prayer]
 

He that forgets his friend is ungrateful to him; but he that forgets his Saviour is unmerciful to himself.
[Ingratitude]
 

He that is down need fear no fall.
[Misery]
 

He that is down needs fear no fall.
[Misfortune]
 

He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more.
 

He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day.
[Prayer]
 

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

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
[Prayer]
 

Let dissolution come when it will, it can do the Christian no harm, for it will be but a passage out of a prison into a palace; out of a sea of troubles into a haven of rest; out of a crowd of enemies, to an innumerable company of true, loving, and faithful friends; out of shame, reproach, and contempt, into exceeding great and eternal glory.
[Death]
 

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

One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
 

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.
 

Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.
[Prayer]
 

Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Spirit, for such things as God has promised.
[Prayer]
 

Saint abroad and devil at home.
[Hypocrisy]
 

Saint abroad, and a devil at home.
[Hypocrisy]
 

Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that roared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.
[Temptation]
 

The best prayers have often more groans than words.
[Prayer]
 

The house of the formalist is as empty of religion as the white of an egg is of savor.
 


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