Some Puritan Quotations by Various Authors

Any salvation that does not come to the core, and give us freedom from sin and death, will leave us to perish.
William Gadsby (1773−1844)

We want to be purified as well as pardoned. Justification without sanctification would not be salvation at all. It would call the leper clean, and leave him to die of his disease.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834−1892)

When the word comes close to the conscience, rips up the heart, and discovers sin, and yet the soul delights in it notwithstanding; this is a sign of grace.
Matthew Mead (1629−1699)

Were the wearing of gold, putting on of apparel, dressing up houses, decking of children, learning of compliments, boldness in women, lechery in men, wanton behaviour, lascivious words, and tempting carriages, considered to be signs of repentance; then I must say, the fruits of repentance swarm in our land.
John Bunyan (1628−1688)

His design, I say, is the salvation of the soul. He scourgeth, he breaketh the heart of every son whom he receiveth, and woe be to him whose heart God breaketh not.
John Bunyan (1628−1688)

A man may hope for heaven, and yet be doing the work of hell; he may hope for salvation, and yet be working out his own damnation, and so perish in his confidences.
Matthew Mead (1629−1699)

Conscience... having often been slighted, it will be weary of chiding; or, if it not be wholly dumb, we shall be deaf to its reproof: as those who live by cataracts or downfalls of water, are, by continual noise, so deafened as not to hear or mind it.
Isaac Barrow (1630−1677)
-Any furious rush or downpour of water; deluge, floodgate, or downrushing
-A waterfall, especially one of considerable size

Custom of sinning takes away the sense of it; the course of the world takes away the shame of it.
John Owen (1616−1683)

Hold as hard as you can, you shall be forced to let go your hold of the world at length.
Thomas Boston (1676−1732)

Deliverances, my friend, are the grand evidences to look to. No other evidences will satisfy a needy, naked soul, and they are what a wise man will chiefly look to in estimating others. He will not, indeed, pass by, or think lightly of the sighing of the prisoner, but he will consider the knocking−off the fettered captive's chains a better evidence than his lying in the dungeon. And whatever some may think about the most searching ministry being that which deals chiefly with dark evidences, I have not the least doubt that that ministry will be the most cutting, and at the same time the most establishing, which deals most in deliverances.
J. C. Philpot (1802−1869)

There may be in a crowd a perfusion of hypocrites and mere professors, who come in just to hang upon the lips of man, to fill their heads with notions, opinions and views, whilst their hearts are destitute of the humbling grace of God.
Thomas Bradbury (1726−1790)

Someone remarked, "I cannot see this way of righteousness." I answer, No, and you never will until the Spirit of God convinces you of it!
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Grace, Christ, and Faith, are things invisible, and so not to be seen by another, otherwise than through a life that becomes so blessed a gospel as has declared unto us the remission of our sins for the sake of Jesus Christ.
John Bunyan (1628−1688)

All my prayer, praise, and preaching, apart from the hidden movements of God's blessed Spirit in my heart, are but the exhibition of spiritual death, hated and abhorred by Him and by every poor sinner whom He brings into the searching light of his sacred and solemn presence.
Thomas Bradbury (1726−1790)

Sometimes as we lie upon our bed, as we are engaged in our business, as we are occupied in our several pursuits of life; or at other times under the Word, or reading the Scriptures, the Lord is pleased secretly to work in the heart, and there is a melting down at the feet of Jesus, or a secret, soft, gentle going forth of love and affection towards Him, whereby the soul prefers Him before thousands of gold and silver, and desires nothing so much as the inward manifestations of His love, grace, and blood.
J. C. Philpot (1802−1869)

Never rest in convictions till they end in conversion. This is that wherein most men miscarry; they rest in their convictions, and take them for conversion, as if sin seen were therefore forgiven, as if a sight of the want of grace were the truth of the work of grace.
Matthew Mead (1629−1699)

It is hard for a man to let go a hope of heaven, on which he hath once allowed himself to lay hold, and which he hath retained for a considerable time. True conversion is a rare thing; but that men should be brought off from a false hope of conversion, after they are once settled and established in it, and have continued in it for some time, is much more rare.
Jonathan Edwards (1703−1758)

During the last two or three generations the pulpit has given less and less prominence to doctrinal preaching, until today − with very rare exceptions − it has no place at all.
Arthur W. Pink (1886−1952)

Your sins will not die with you as a prisoner's other debts will; but they will go to judgment with you there to be your accusers; and they will go to hell with you there to be your tormentors.
Joseph Alleine (1634−1668)

Men dead in profession are too deeply steeped in selfrighteousness to bestow an anxious thought on a matter to them apparently of such little significance, as whether their souls be saved or lost.
J. C. Philpot (1802−1869)

Weak doctrines will not be a match for powerful temptations.
William Plumer (1802−1880)

The devil has three ways by which he makes men seek after him. First, commonly he covers holiness with other names. Secondly, he persuades men that sins are but little. Thirdly, that they may be repented of hereafter.
John Collins (1632−1687)

Mere outward reformation differs as much from regeneration as white−washing an old rotten house differs from pulling it down and building a new one in its place.
Augustus M. Toplady (1740−1778)

Ungodly fear of God is that which will put men upon adding to the revealed will of God their own inventions, and their own performances of them, as a means to pacify the anger of God. For the truth is, where this ungodly fear reigneth, there is no end of law and duty.
John Bunyan (1628−1688)

They snatch at consolation, not waiting till it be given them; and foolishly draw their comfort from the law that wounded them...
...they are never shaken out of themselves and their own righteousness, nor brought forward to Jesus Christ.
Thomas Boston (1676−1732)

You shall have them boast of their Faith and Hope in God's Mercy, when they lie upon their death−bed; yea, you shall have them speak as confidently of their salvation, as if they had served God all their days: when the truth is, the bottom of this their boasting is, because they have no bands in their death.
John Bunyan (1628−1688)

If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is going to become of us as a nation. If truth be not diffused, error will be; if God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy; if the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will; if the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness, will reign without mitgation or end.
Daniel Webster (1782−1852)

Other Great Quotes:

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up, and continue on as if nothing had happened”.
Winston Churchill

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. "
Thomas Jefferson

"I am a mortal enemy to arbitrary government and unlimited power. I am naturally very jealous for the rights and liberties of my country, and the least encroachment of those invaluable privileges is apt to make my blood boil."
Benjamin Franklin

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization.
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the US

"All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, as much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation. "
John Adams, 2nd President of the US

"The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered. "
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the US

"If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, and give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; And the sixteen being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they do now, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; But be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains around the necks of our fellow sufferers; And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on 'til the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering... and the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression. "
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the US

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