John Bunyan

(28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688 / Elstow, Bedfordshire, England.)

Quotations

  • ''My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British Baptist preacher, author. Mr. Valiant-for-Truth, in The Pilgrim's Progress, pt. 2 (1684). Making his farewell.
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  • ''One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British Baptist preacher, author. the Interpreter, in The Pilgrim's Progress, pt. 2 (1684).
  • ''The name of the slough was Despond.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British Baptist preacher, author. The Pilgrim's Progress, pt. 1 (1678). Referring to the "miry slough" in which Christian and Pliable waded.
  • ''Who would true Valour see,
    Let him come hither;''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.
  • ''He that is down needs fear no fall,''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 1). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
  • ''He'll fear not what men say,
    He'll labour night and day
    To be a Pilgrim.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 22-24). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Some said, John, print it; others said, Not so:
    Some said, It might do good; others said, No.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British Baptist preacher, author. The Pilgrim's Progress, pt. 1, "Author's Apology," (1678).
  • ''Fullness to such a burden is
    That go on pilgrimage;
    Here little, and hereafter bliss,
    Is best from age to age.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 9-12). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
  • ''There's no Discouragement,
    Shall make him once relent,
    His first avow'd intent,
    To be a Pilgrim.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 5-8). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Hobgoblin nor foul Fiend
    Can daunt his spirit;
    He knows he at the end
    Shall Life inherit.''
    John Bunyan (1628-1688), British poet. The Pilgrim's Progress (l. 17-20). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.

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Meditations Upon An Egg

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The egg's no chick by falling from the hen;
Nor man a Christian, till he's born again.
The egg's at first contained in the shell;
Men, afore grace, in sins and darkness dwell.
The egg, when laid, by warmth is made a chicken,
And Christ, by grace, those dead in sin doth quicken.
The egg, when first a chick, the shell's its prison;

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