43 Thomas Adams Quotes

  • "Ahab cast a covetous eye at Naboth's vineyard, David a lustful eye at Bathsheba. The eye is the pulse of the soul; as physicians judge of the heart by the pulse, so we by the eye; a rolling eye, a roving heart. The good eye keeps minute time, and strikes when it should; the lustful, crochet-time, and so puts all out of tune."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Jealousy, Lust, Temptation


  • "He who sends the storm steers the vessel."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: God


  • "Half our virtue arises from our being out of the way of temptation."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Virtue


  • "It is rashness to search, godliness to believe, safeness to preach, and eternal blessedness to know the Trinity."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: The Trinity


  • "Sins are so remitted, as if they had never been committed."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Forgiveness


  • "Conscience is God's deputy in the soul."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Conscience


  • "The covetous man is like a camel with a great hunch on his back; heaven's gate must be made Higher and broader, or he will hardly get in."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Jealousy


  • "Both in thy private sessions, and the universal assizes, thou shalt be sure of the same Judge, the same jury, the same witnesses, the same verdict. How certain thou art to die, thou knowest; how soon to die, thou knowest not. Measure not thy life with the longest; that were to piece it out with flattery. Thou canst name no living man, not the sickest, which thou art sure shall die before thee."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Death


  • "The devil is no idle spirit, but a vagrant, runagate walker, that never rests in one place. The motive, cause, and main intention of his walking is to ruin man."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Satan


  • "Blessed be God, I not only begin praying when I kneel down, but I do not leave off praying when I rise up."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Death is as near to the young as to the old; here is all the difference: death stands behind the young man's back, before the old man's face."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Death, Youth


  • "No man more truly loves God than he that is most fearful to offend Him."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Obedience


  • "Good deeds are such things that no man is saved for them, nor without them."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "Let us be sure that our delights exclude not the presence of God: we may please ourselves so long as we do not displease Him."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Happiness


  • "He that will be knighted must kneel for it, and he that will enter in at the strait gate must crowd for it--a gate made so on purpose, narrow and hard in the entrance, yet, after we have entered, wide and glorious, that after our pain our joy may be the sweeter."

    - Thomas Adams
    Topics: Humility



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