25 Robert Leighton Quotes

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Sin is first pleasing, then it grows easy, then delightful, then frequent, then habitual, then confirmed; then the man is impenitent, then he is obstinate, then he is resolved never to repent, and then he is ruined.
- Robert Leighton
Sin
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By this may all know that we are not His disciples, because we hate one another.
- Robert Leighton
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But herein is the excellency of this Divine Sun, that He illuminates not only the object, but the faculty; doth not only open the mysteries of His kingdom, but opens blind eyes to behold them.
- Robert Leighton
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As the sun can be seen only by its own light, so Christ can be known only by His own Spirit.
- Robert Leighton
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Great is he who enjoys his earthenware as if it were plate, and not less great is the man to whom all his plate is no more than earthenware.
- Robert Leighton
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Forgive thyself little and others much.
- Robert Leighton
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The Sum is: 1. Remember always the presence of God. 2. Rejoice always in the will of God. And 3. Direct all to the glory of God.
- Robert Leighton
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You must keep your memory clean and pure, as it were a wedlock chamber, from all strange thoughts, fancies and imaginations, and it must be trimmed and adorned with holy meditations and virtues of Christ's holy crucified life and passion: That God may continually and ever rest therein.
- Robert Leighton
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Calumny would soon starve and die of itself if nobody took it in and gave it a lodging.
- Robert Leighton
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A holy life is a voice; it speaks when the tongue is silent, and is either a constant attraction or a perpetual reproof.
- Robert Leighton
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Solitude, silence, and the strait keeping of the heart, are the foundations and grounds of a spiritual life.
- Robert Leighton
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That venomous worm of all goodness, vain glory.
- Robert Leighton
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God hath many sharp-cutting instruments and rough files for the polishing of his jewels; and those he especially loves, and means to make the most resplendent, he hath oftenest his tools upon.
- Robert Leighton
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Men compare themselves with men, and readily with the worst, and flatter themselves with that comparative betterness. This is not the way to see spots, to look into the muddy streams of profane men's lives; but look into the clear fountain of the Word, and there we may both discern and wash them; and consider the infinite holiness of God, and this will humble us to the dust.
- Robert Leighton
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Let thy great joy and comfort evermore be, to have His pleasure done in thee, though in pains, sickness, persecutions, oppressions, or inward griefs and pressures of heart, coldness or barrenness of mind, darkening of thy will and senses, or any temptations spiritual or bodily.
- Robert Leighton
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