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“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
John Bunyan
“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ”
John Bunyan
“What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress; From This World to That Which Is to Come by a New Edition
“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.”
John Bunyan
“This hill though high I covent ascend;
The difficulty will not me offend;
For I perceive the way of life lies here.
Come, pluck up, heart; let's neither faint nor fear. ”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
“When you pray, rather let your heart be without words then your words without heart. ”
John Bunyan
“It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit because there is no winter there.”
John Bunyan
“One leak will sink a ship, and one sin will destroy a sinner.”
John Bunyan
“He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day.”
John Bunyan
“a man there was, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away the more he had.”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
“If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us…”
John Bunyan
“This hill, though high, I covet to ascend;
The difficulty will not me offend.
For I perceive the way to life lies here.
Come, pluck up, heart; let's neither faint nor fear.
Better, though difficult, the right way to go,
Than wrong, though easy, where the end is woe.”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
“I will stay in prison till the moss grows on my eye lids rather than disobey God.”
John Bunyan
“Just as Christian came up to the Cross, his burden loosed from off his shoulders, fell from off his back, and began to tumble down the hill, and so it continued to do till it came to the mouth of the sepulchre. There it fell in, and I saw it no more!”
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“Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think... It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving... Where there is grafting there will always be a cutting, the graft must be let in with a wound; to stick it onto the outside or to tie it on with a string would be of no use. Heart must be set to heart and back to back or there will be no sap from root to branch. And this, I say, must be done by a wound, by a cut.”
John Bunyan
“Though there is not always grace where there is the fear of hell, yet, to be sure, there is no grace where there is no fear of God.”
John Bunyan
“I have given Him my faith, and sworn my allegiance to Him; how, then, can I go back from this, and not be hanged as a traitor?”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress; From This World to That Which Is to Come by a New Edition
“The road of denial leads to the precipice of destruction”
John Bunyan
“Nothing can hurt you except sin; nothing can grieve me except sin; nothing can defeat you except sin. Therefore, be on your guard, my Mansoul.”
John Bunyan, The Holy War
“Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.”
John Bunyan
“It is profitable for Christians to be often calling to mind the very beginnings of grace with their souls.”
John Bunyan
“I live because I am a Warrior and because I wish one day to be in the company of [She] for whom I have fought so hard”
John Bunyan
“Dark clouds bring waters, when the bright bring none.”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
tags: hope
“Fear, lest, by forgetting what you are by nature, you also forget the need that you have of continual pardon, support, and supplies from the Spirit of grace, and so grow proud of your own abilities, or of what you have received from God.”
John Bunyan
tags: osfa
“Man indeed is the most noble, by creation, of all the creatures in the visible World; but by sin he has made himself the most ignoble.”
John Bunyan
“For to speak the truth, there are but few that care thus to spend their time, but choose rather to be speaking of things to no profit.”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
“But was you not afraid, good sir, when you see him come with his club?"
"It is my duty," said he, "to distrust mine own ability, that I may have reliance on him that is stronger than all".”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
“I seek a place that can never be destroyed, one that is pure, and that fadeth not away, and it is laid up in heaven, and safe there, to be given, at the time appointed, to them that seek it with all their heart. Read it so, if you will, in my book.”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
“I found it hard work now to pray to God, because despair was swallowing me up”
John Bunyan
“I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience.”
John Bunyan

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