25 Robert Leighton Quotes

  • "God's choice acquaintances are humble men."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Humility


  • "The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "How shall I do to love? Believe. How shall I do to believe? Love."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Love


  • "If thou wouldst find much favor and peace with God and man, be very low in thine own eyes. Forgive thyself little and others much."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Humility


  • "Good words do more than hard speeches, as the sunbeams, without any noise, will make the traveler cast off his cloak, which all the blustering winds could not do, but only make him bind it closer to him."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Encouragement


  • "Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Adversity


  • "The cure of an evil tongue must be done at the heart. The weights and wheels are there, and the clock strikes according to their motion. A guileful heart makes a guileful tongue and lips. It is the work-house where is the forge of deceits and slanders; and the tongue is only the outer shop where they are vended, and the door of it. Such ware as is made within, such, and no other, can come out."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Gossip, The Heart, The Tongue


  • "True prayer never comes weeping home: I am sure that I shall get either what I ask, or what I ought to have asked."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Prayer


  • "The world dares say no more for its device, than "while I live, I hope"; but the children of God can add by virtue of a living hope, "while I expire, I hope.""

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Virtue, Death


  • "An angelic life, spent between ascending in prayer to fetch blessings from above, and descending to scatter them among men."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Prayer


  • "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
    Topics: Trials, Holiness


  • "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
    Topics: Humility, Discernment


  • "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
    Topics: Suffering


  • "That venomous worm of all goodness, vain glory."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: Pride


  • "Solitude, silence, and the strait keeping of the heart, are the foundations and grounds of a spiritual life."

    - Robert Leighton
    Topics: The Heart



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