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A collection of quotes and sayings by John Bunyan on prayer, spirit, memorable, righteousness, bible, God, pilgrim, progress, lived, poor, sin, destroy and heart.

67 Righteous Quotes By John Bunyan

Quick Facts

Famous As: Writer, Preacher

Born On: November 28, 1628

Died On: August 31, 1688

Born In: Elstow, Bedfordshire, England

Died At Age: 59

John Bunyan was an eminent Puritan preacher and prolific English writer best-known as the author of ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’, the Christian allegory. He expressed his thoughts in approximately 60 titles - a number of them extended sermons. He became a part of Parliamentary Army in the initial stage of the ‘English Civil War’. His books, thoughts, experiences and writings talked about taking the path of Christianity and how to face the challenges on the road to spirituality. We have rounded some inspirational, motivational and thought-provoking quotable quotes and sayings by John Bunyan on courage, words, sleep, sin, succeed, comfort, golden, despair, doubting, understood and more which have been curated from his teachings, thoughts, writings, preaching, work and life. Let us browse through the quotes and thoughts by John Bunyan that hold a world of wisdom.

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

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

When you pray, rather let your heart be without words then your words without heart.

John Bunyan

A man there was, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away the more he had.

John Bunyan

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

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

If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us…

John Bunyan

I will stay in prison till the moss grows on my eye lids rather than disobey God.

John Bunyan

Dark clouds bring waters, when the bright bring none.

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

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

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.

John Bunyan

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

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

It is profitable for Christians to be often calling to mind the very beginnings of grace with their souls.

John Bunyan

The man that takes up religion for the world will throw away religion for the world.

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

It is always hard to see the purpose in wilderness wanderings until after they are over. 6.

John Bunyan

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

He that lives in sin, and looks for happiness hereafter, is like him that soweth cockle and thinks to fill his barn with wheat or barley.

John Bunyan

I found it hard work now to pray to God, because despair was swallowing me up

John Bunyan

In times of affliction we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God.

John Bunyan

My name is now Christian, but my name used to be Graceless.

John Bunyan

...Great sins do draw out great grace; and where guilt is most terrible and fierce, there the mercy of God in Christ, when showed to the soul, appears most high and mighty...

John Bunyan

Now, Mr. Great-heart was a strong man, so he was not afraid of a lion.

John Bunyan

Is there anything more worthy of our tongues and mouths than to speak of the things of God and Heaven?" "I'm

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Now may this little Book a blessing be To those that love this little Book, and me: And may its Buyer have no cause to say, His money is but lost, or thrown away.

John Bunyan

I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience.

John Bunyan

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

John Bunyan

Whoso beset him round With dismal stories Do but themselves confound; His strength the more is.

John Bunyan

The law, instead of cleansing the heart from sin, doth revive it, put strength into, and increase it in the soul, even as it doth discover and forbid it, for it doth not give power to subdue.

John Bunyan

Farewell, I wish our souls may meet with comfort at the journey's end."- The Heavenly Footman: A Puritan's View of How to Get to Heaven.

John Bunyan

Follow your heart

John Bunyan

To go back is nothing but death; to go forward is fear of death, and life everlasting beyond it. I will yet go forward.

John Bunyan

Indeed, to know is something that pleases talkers and boasters, but to do is that which pleases God. Not

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When you talk of your journey and of what you have heard and seen, you inwardly desire your own glory in all you do and say." "All

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You came in by yourselves, without His direction, and will go out by yourselves, without His mercy." To

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Affliction is better than sin, and if God sends the one to cleanse us from the other, let us thank him, and be also content to pay the messenger.

John Bunyan

A work of grace in the soul makes itself known either to the one who has it or to onlookers. "Where

John Bunyan

His basic message is meant to put steel in their backbone and to encourage them to run the race and seek the prize of Heaven. He comes to remind them that they have an enemy who seeks to destroy them. 4.

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Destruction. This pathway also represents a way that is not the straight way, also a way with a wide variety of many other religious and social philosophies. Danger

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They are my fears of him, too. But who can hinder that which will be?

John Bunyan

I would rather go through this valley to find the honor that true wise men seek than choose those things that this man and his worldly friends think most worthy of our affections." "Did

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For instance, I have seen many cry out against sin in the pulpit who yet abide it well enough in their own heart, home, and manner of life. "Potiphar's

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Admittance into the true church of Christ is based on regeneration, not merely on an affirmation of a creed or doctrine. The

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The man that seeks the everlasting prize; It shows you whence he comes, wither he goes. What he leaves undone; also what he does. It also shows you how he runs and runs. Till he unto the gate of glory comes.

John Bunyan

Why, man! Christ is so hid in God from the natural apprehensions of the flesh, that he cannot by any man be savingly known, unless God the Father reveals him to them.

John Bunyan

As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream.

John Bunyan

Wake up, see your own wretchedness, and fly to the Lord Jesus. He is the righteousness of God, for He Himself is God. Only by believing in His righteousness will you be delivered from condemnation.

John Bunyan

I’d advise you, then, to quickly get rid of your burden; for until then you’ll never be settled in your mind or enjoy the benefits of the blessings that God has given you.

John Bunyan

Everyone needs to make his own choices. You need to mind your own business and not meddle in ours." So

John Bunyan

Is profitable for Christians to be often calling to mind the very beginnings of grace with their souls.

John Bunyan

They now see with Heaven's eyes the schemes, traps, enticements, and entertainments of the world in a new way. So

John Bunyan

There’ll be no more crying, or sorrow; for the owner of the place will wipe all tears from our eyes.

John Bunyan

It is common for those that have called themselves His servants, after awhile to give Him the slip, and return again to me.

John Bunyan

The hill, though high, I desire to ascend, The difficulty will not me offend; For Iperceive

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Though the hill is high, I still desire to walk up it. I don’t care how difficult it is, because I understand that it leads to the way of life.

John Bunyan

Religion has no place in his heart, his home, or his conversation. He is all talk, and his religion is to make noise with his mouth." "Really!

John Bunyan

Your impression of him as a respectable man brings to my mind the work of a painter whose pictures show attractively at a distance but unpleasantly up close." "I

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The bothersome noise of religious talk grows irksome when laid upon the living score of discordant behavior. Talkative's

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The new convert is tested to see if the words he professes are justified with corresponding fruit in his life. Christian's

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The man with whom you are so impressed will beguile with that tongue of his twenty who do not know him."2 "Do

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