On Prayer:

We ought to see the face of God every morning before we see the face of man.
If you have so much business to attend to that you have no time to pray, depend upon it that you have more business on hand than God ever intended you should have.
A man who prays much in private will make short prayers in public.
Some men’s prayers need to be cut short at both ends and set on fire in the middle.
Keep short accounts with God.

On the Gospel:

God never made a promise that was too good to be true.
If you can really make a man believe you love him, you have won him; and if I could only make people really believe that God loves them, what a rush we would see for the kingdom of God!
God hates sin, but he loves the sinner.
Law tells me how crooked I am; grace comes along and straightens me out.
As I go into a cemetery I like to think of the time when the dead shall rise from their graves. … Thank God, our friends are not buried; they are only sown!

On Christian Living:

It is better to be a little too strict than too liberal.
I thought when I became a Christian I had nothing to do but just to lay my oars in the bottom of the boat and float along. But I soon found that I would have to go against the current.
Character is what a man is in the dark.
I believe the religion of Christ covers the whole man. Why shouldn’t a man play baseball or lawn-tennis? … Don’t imagine that you have got to go into a cave to be consecrated, and stay there all your life. Whatever you take up, take it up with all your heart.
Excuses are the cradle … that Satan rocks men off to sleep in.
Forgiveness is not that stripe which says, “I will forgive, but not forget.” It is not to bury the hatchet with the handle sticking out of the ground, so you can grasp it the minute you ...
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