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Top quotes by Billy Sunday on spirituality, Christianity, prohibition and other things.

14 Top Quotes By Billy Sunday, The Famous American Athlete And Evangelist

Quick Facts

Born On: November 19, 1862

Died On: November 6, 1935

Born In: Story County, Iowa, U.S

Died At Age: 72

William Ashley Sunday, better known as Billy Sunday, was an American baseball player and athlete, who went on to become one of the most famous 20th century evangelists in the country. Sunday grew up in an orphan home but his prowess as an athlete and baseball player, saw him play in at the highest level. However, after he converted to Christianity, he quit baseball and over a period of time and became famous for his ability to deliver sermons in a particularly frenzied fashion to his audience. Soon, Sunday became a huge draw across the United States and drew huge crowds wherever he went including the largest cities in the country. He was active during the late 19th century and early 20th century, when media was not that big and that is what makes Sunday’s popularity an even bigger achievement. During his career he not only became famous among the masses but was embraced by the cream of American society and in the process, became wealthy. Sunday did not only speak about the spiritual side of things and spoke on a range of things starting from the virtues of conservative Christianity to advocacy for prohibition. His thoughts are sayings are quite popular among the masses and here are a collection of his quotes.

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Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.

Billy Sunday

Better die an old maid, sister, than marry the wrong man.

Billy Sunday

The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.

Billy Sunday

You can't measure manhood with a tape line around his biceps.

Billy Sunday

The reason you don't like the Bible, you old sinner, is because it knows all about you.

Billy Sunday

The backslider likes the preaching that wouldn't hit the side of a house, while the real disciple is delighted when the truth brings him to his knees.

Billy Sunday

One reason sin flourishes is that it is treated like a cream puff instead of a rattlesnake.

Billy Sunday

The Bible will always be full of things you cannot understand, as long as you will not live according to those you can understand.

Billy Sunday

The only way to keep a broken vessel full is to keep it always under the tap.

Billy Sunday

Give your face to God, and He will put his shine on it.

Billy Sunday

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.

Billy Sunday

Yank some of the groans out of your prayers and shove in some shouts.

Billy Sunday

They tell me that I rub the fur the wrong way. I don't; let the cat turn around.

Billy Sunday

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.

Billy Sunday