Quotes by John Bunyan

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John Bunyan (November 28, 1628 August 31, 1688), a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (1 mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. more

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

Temptations, when we first meet them, are like a lion that roared at Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.
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.
Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin. Would you then be fitted for afflictions? Be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what affliction soever you may meet with will be very easy to you.
Hanging is too good for him said Mr. Cruelty.
One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
I love to hear my Lord spoken of, and wherever I have seen the print of His shoe in the earth, there have I coveted to put mine also.
My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more.
The more he cast away the more he had.
There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.
If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.