109 J. C. Ryle Quotes

  • "Value all books in proportion as they are agreeable to Scripture. Those that are nearest to it are the best, and those that are farthest from it, and most contrary to it, the worst."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Books


  • "What is the reason that some believers are so much brighter and holier than others? I believe the difference, in nineteen cases out of twenty, arises from different habits about private prayer. I believe that those who are not eminently holy pray little, and those who are eminently holy pray much."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Holiness, Prayer


  • "I doubt, indeed, whether we have any warrant for saying that a man can possibly be converted without being consecrated to God. More consecrated he doubtless can be, and will be as his grace increases; but if he was not consecrated to God in the very day that he was converted and born again, I do not know what conversion means."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Consecration


  • "We should no more tolerate false doctrine that we would tolerate sin."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Compromise, Doctrine


  • "Backsliding, generally first begins with neglect of private prayer."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Backsliding, Prayer


  • "A sin...consists in doing, saying, thinking, or imagining anything that is not in perfect conformity with the mind and law of God"

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Sin


  • "I cannot see how any man deserves to be called "holy," who willfully allows himself in sins, and is not humbled and ashamed because of them."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Holiness, Sin


  • "Inability to distinguish doctrine is spreading far and wide, and so long as the preacher is "clever" and "earnest," hundreds seem to think it must be all right, and call you dreadfully "narrow and uncharitable" if you hint that he is unsound!"

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Doctrine


  • "Health is a good thing; but sickness is far better, if it leads us to God."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Health, Illness


  • "It was the whole Trinity, which at the beginning of creation said, "Let us make man". It was the whole Trinity again, which at the beginning of the Gospel seemed to say, "Let us save man"."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: The Trinity


  • "Let us remember, there is One who daily records all we do for Him, and sees more beauty in His servants' work than His servants do themselves... And then shall His faithful witnesses discover, to their wonder and surprise, that there never was a word spoken on their Master's behalf, which does not receive a reward."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Service, Faithful, Rewards


  • "One single soul saved shall outlive and outweigh all the kingdoms of the world."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Salvation


  • "Imagination is the hotbed where this sin is too often hatched. Guard your thoughts, and there will be little fear about your actions."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Choices


  • "If I never spoke of hell, I should think I had kept back something that was profitable, and should look on myself as an accomplice of the devil."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Hell


  • "Our Lord has many weak children in his family, many dull pupils in his school, many raw soldiers in his army, many lame sheep in his flock. Yet he bears with them all, and casts none away. Happy is that Christian who has learned to do likewise with his brethren."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Weakness



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