41+ Best John Bunyan Quotes: Exclusive Selection

John Bunyan was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress, the book that was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook. He wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons. Inspirational John Bunyan quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous John Bunyan Quotes

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

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

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

Pray and read, read and pray; for a little from God is better than a great deal from men.

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

Whatever contradicts the Word of God should be instantly resisted as diabolical.

The best prayers have often more groans than words.

John Bunyan quotes

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

Nae man can tether time nor tide.

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

In all your prayers forget not to thank the Lord for his mercies.

The reason why the Christians in this day are at such a loss as to some things is that they are contented with what comes from man’s mouth, without searching and kneeling before God to know of Him the truth of things.

I preach deliverance to others while I hear my own chains clang.

What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.

It was not my good frame of heart that made my righteousness better, nor was my bad frame that made my righteousness worse, righteousness Jesus Christ himself.

If my life is fruitless, it doesn’t matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn’t matter who criticizes me.

I have often thought that the best Christians are found in the worst of times.

He that is down needs fear no fall. He that is low, no pride; He that is humble, ever shall have God to be his Guide.

Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.

Though it be said that faith cometh by hearing, yet it is the Spirit that worketh faith in the heart through hearing.

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

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

Old truths are always new to us, if they come with the smell of heaven upon them.

An idle man’s brain is the devil’s workshop.

No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.

There can be but one will the master in our salvation, but that shall never be the will of man…man must be saved by grace.

One leak will sink a ship, and one sin will destroy a sinner.

No man, without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures.

Amazing John Bunyan Quotes

A tender heart is a wakeful, watchful heart. It watches against sin in the soul, sin in the family, sin in the calling, sin in spiritual duties and performances.

One of the greatest mysteries in the world; namely…a righteousness that resides in heaven should justify me, a sinner on earth!

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

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

You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.

To seek yourself in this world is to be lost; and to be humble is to be exalted.

It is possible to learn all about the mysteries of the Bible and never be affected by it in one’s soul. Great knowledge is not enough.

I come from the Town of Stupidity; it lieth about four degrees beyond the City of Destruction.

An idle man’s brain is the devil’s workshop.

No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.

Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Spirit, for such things as God has promised.

Run when I can, walk when I cannot run, and creep when I cannot walk.

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