19 Thomas Manton Quotes

  • "When we make self the end of prayer, it is not worship but self-seeking."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "One way to get comfort is to plead the promise of God in prayer, show Him His handwriting; God is tender of His Word."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Comfort


  • "Continued meditation brings great profit to the soul. Passant and transient thoughts are more pleasant, but not so profitable. Deliberate meditation is of most use because it secures the return of the thoughts."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Meditation


  • "Desires are the pulses of the soul;--as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Greed


  • "Excess in meat and drink clouds the mind, chokes good affections, and provokes lust. Many a man digs his own grave with his teeth."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Philosophy


  • "Self-love may lead us to prayers, but love to God excites us to praises."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Self-love, Praise


  • "If you yield to Satan in the least, he will carry you further and further, till he has left you under a stupefied or terrified conscience: stupefied, till thou hast lost all thy tenderness. A stone at the top of a hill, when it begins to roll down, ceases not till it comes to the bottom. Thou thinkest it is but yielding a little, and so by degrees are carried on, till thou hast sinned away all thy profession, and all principles of conscience, by the secret witchery of his temptations."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Backsliding, Satan


  • "There is in man a mint always at work: his mind coining evil thoughts, his heart, evil desires and carnal emotion; and his memory is the closet and storehouse wherein they are kept."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "What is the reason there is so much preaching and so little practice? For want of meditation...Constant thoughts are operative, and musing makes the fire burn. Green wood is not kindled by a flash or spark, but by constant blowing."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Meditation


  • "First we practice sin, then defend it, then boast of it."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Sin, Boasting


  • "If we be empty and poor, it is not because God's hand is straitened, but ours is not opened."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Providence


  • "Divisions in the church always breed atheism in the world."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Church, Atheism


  • "Men in general do not live as if they looked to die; and therefore do not die as if they looked to live."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Death


  • "The more affected we are with our misery, the fitter for Christ's mercy."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Mercy


  • "Faith is the fountain of prayer, and prayer should be nothing else but faith exercised."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Faith, Prayer



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