Billy Sunday Quotes
A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!
After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world.
And if you think that anybody is going to frighten me, you don’t know me yet.
At Kansas City, Kansas, before the saloons were closed, they were getting ready to build an addition to the jail. Now the doors swing idly on the hinges and there is nobody to lock in the jails.
Christianity means a lot more than church membership.
Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus. It’s a willingness to do what he wants you to do.
God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.
Home is the place we love best and grumble the most.
Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don’t hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less.
I am a temperance Republican down to my toes.
I am the sworn, eternal and uncompromising enemy of the liquor traffic.
I believe that a long step toward public morality will have been taken when sins are called by their right names.
I believe the Bible is the word of God from cover to cover.
I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things.
I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear.
I dare not exercise personal liberty if it infringes on the liberty of others.
I have been, and will go on, fighting that damnable, dirty, rotten business with all the power at my command.
I tell you that the curse of God Almighty is on the saloon.
If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses.
If you don’t do your part, don’t blame God.
Jesus Christ was God’s revenue officer.
Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
Personal liberty is not personal license.
Religion needs a baptism of horse sense.
Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives, and they lack but one thing – open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way – that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that.
Some persons think that they have to look like a hedgehog to be pious.
Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.
The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance plank in its platform and the Republican party of every state would nail that plank in their platform if they thought it would carry the election.
The devil says I’m out, but the Lord says I’m safe.
The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still.
The rivers of America will run with blood filled to their banks before we will submit to them taking the Bible out of our schools.
The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow.
The trouble with many men is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable. If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion.
The world is wrong side up. It needs to be turned upside down in order to be right side up.
There are individuals who have never done anything for Jesus Christ, and I have no doubt there are preachers as well, who have never done anything for the God Almighty.
There is no law, divine or human, that the saloon respects.
There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
They tell me a revival is only temporary; so is a bath, but it does you good.
Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.
Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you’ve reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
What have you given the world it never possessed before you came?
When is a revival needed? When carelessness and unconcern keep the people asleep.
When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian.
When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it.
Whiskey is all right in its place – but its place is hell.
You can’t raise the standard of women’s morals by raising their pay envelope. It lies deeper than that.
You might as well try and dam Niagara Falls with toothpicks as to stop the reform wave sweeping our land.