A Tender Heart Is A Wakeful, Watchful Heart – Love, Family, And Relationship Quotes – John Bunyan

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A Tender Heart Is A Wakeful, Watchful Heart – Love, Family, And Relationship Quotes – John Bunyan.


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

– John Bunyan


“His love is what makes us live, love, sing, and praise forever.” 

– John Bunyan


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

– John Bunyan


“Love is the beauty and the strength of all societies and the great pleasure of our lives on earth.” 

– John Bunyan


“The heart, when broken, is like sweet gums and spices when beaten; for as such cast their fragrant scent into the nostrils of men, so the heart, when broken, casts its sweet smell into the nostrils of God.” 

– John Bunyan


“Hope has a thick skin and will endure many a blow; it will put on patience as a vestment and will endure all things (if they be of the right kind) for the joy that is set before it. Hence patience is called patience of hope,’ because it is hope that makes the soul exercise long-suffering under the cross until the time comes to enjoy the crown!” 

– John Bunyan


“I am content with what I have, little be it, or much.” 

– 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


“Hope is never ill when faith is well.” 

– John Bunyan


“Dark clouds bring waters, when the bright bring none.” 

– John Bunyan


“He that forgets his friend is ungrateful to him; but he that forgets his Saviour is unmerciful to himself.”

 – John Bunyan


“He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more.” 

– John Bunyan


“Christian, let God’s distinguishing love to you be a motive to you to fear Him greatly. He has put His fear in your heart, and may not have given that blessing to your neighbor, perhaps not to your husband, your wife, your child, or your parent. Oh, what an obligation should this thought lay upon your heart to greatly fear the Lord! Remember also that this fear of the Lord is His treasure, a choice jewel, given only to favorites, and to those who are greatly beloved.” 

– John Bunyan


“You have chosen the roughest road, but it leads straight to the hilltops.”

 –  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


“I love to hear my Lord spoken of, and wherever I have seen the print of His shoe in the earth, there have I coveted to put mine also.” 

– John Bunyan


“There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.”

 – John Bunyan


“Now while they were thus drawing towards the gate, behold, a company of the heavenly host came to meet them; to whom it was said by the other two Shining Ones, These are the men that have loved our Lord when they were in the world, and that have left all for his holy name; and he hath sent us to fetch them, and we have brought them thus far on their desired journey, that they may go in and look their Redeemer in the face with joy. Then the heavenly host gave a great shout, saying, ‘Blessed are they that are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” 

– John Bunyan


“Afflictions make the heart more deep, more experimental, more knowing and profound, and so, more able to hold, to contain, and beat more.” 

– John Bunyan


“As your faith is, such your hope will be. Hope is never ill when faith is well, nor strong if faith be weak.” 

– John Bunyan


“Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think… It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving… Where there is grafting there will always be a cutting, the graft must be let in with a wound; to stick it onto the outside or to tie it on with a string would be of no use. Heart must be set to heart and back to back or there will be no sap from root to branch. And this, I say, must be done by a wound, by a cut.” 

– John Bunyan


“Great grace and small gifts are better than great gifts and no grace.”

 – 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


“Therefore if mine enemy hunger, let me feed him; if he thirst, let me give him drink. Now in order to do this, (1) We must see good in that, in which other men can see none. (2) We must pass by those injuries that other men would revenge. (3) We must show we have grace, and that we are made to bear what other men are not acquainted with. (4) Many of our graces are kept alive, by those very things that are the death of other men’s souls…. The devil, (they say) is good when he is pleased; but Christ and His saints, when displeased.”

 – John Bunyan


“The heart must be beaten or bruised, and then the sweet scent will come out.” 

– John Bunyan


“Sincerity carries the soul in all simplicity to open its heart to God.” 

– John Bunyan


“There hath not one tear dropped from thy tender eye against thy lusts, the love of this world, or for more communion with Jesus Christ, but as it is now in the bottle of God.” 

– John Bunyan


“I seek a place that can never be destroyed, one that is pure, and that fadeth not away, and it is laid up in heaven, and safe there, to be given, at the time appointed, to them that seek it with all their heart. Read it so, if you will, in my book.” 

– John Bunyan


“The more he cast away, the more he had.” 

– John Bunyan


“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.” 

– 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


“Be of good cheer, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole.”

 – John Bunyan


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

 –  John Bunyan


“Talkative represents the man or woman who delights in talking about divine things but has only theoretical knowledge of such things. No actual personal heart experience correlates to the matters they love to discuss so eloquently. They are often highly esteemed by others, but those closest to them would quickly betray a life out-of-sync with their words. The mask fashioned by fluency with all subjects divine hides their real life.” 

– John Bunyan


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