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Famous Quotes By Billy Sunday

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I believe the Bible is the word of God from cover to cover. — Billy Sunday

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The reign of tears is over. The slums will soon be only a memory. We will turn our prisons into factories and our jails into storehouses and comcribs. Men will walk upright now, women will smile, and the children will laugh. Hell will be forever for rent. — Billy Sunday

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If you want to drive the devil out of the world, hit him with a cradle instead of a crutch — Billy Sunday

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Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his. — Billy Sunday

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If you have no joy in your religion, there's a leak in your Christianity somewhere. — Billy Sunday

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Wealth is not the standard of worth. Some people put cash before character. — Billy Sunday

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If you lack joy, your Christianity must be leaking somewhere — Billy Sunday

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America didn't need repeal, she needed repentance! — Billy Sunday

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Being a kind, emperor, or president is mighty small potatoes compared to being a mother. Commanding an army is little more than sweeping a street compared with training a boy or girl. The mother of Moses did more for the world than all the kinds that Egypt ever had. Oh, you wait until you reach the mountains of eternity, then read the mothers' names in God's Hall of Fame. — Billy Sunday

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There are individuals who have never done anything for Jesus Christ, and I have no doubt there are preachers as well, who have never done anything for the God Almighty. — Billy Sunday

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I pity anyone who can't laugh. There must be something wrong with their religion or their lives. The devil can't laugh. — Billy Sunday

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Churches don't need new members half so much as they need the old bunch made over. — Billy Sunday

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I am an old-fashioned preacher of the old-time religion, that has warmed this cold world's heart for two thousand years. — Billy Sunday

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If you don't do your part, don't blame God. — Billy Sunday

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Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less. — Billy Sunday

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We have a God who delights in impossibilities. — Billy Sunday

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Personal liberty is not personal license. — Billy Sunday

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More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. — Billy Sunday

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The rivers of America will run with blood filled to their banks before we will submit to them taking the Bible out of our schools. — Billy Sunday

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The man who votes for the saloon is pulling on the same rope with the devil, whether he knows it or not. — Billy Sunday

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I am the sworn, eternal and uncompromising enemy of the liquor traffic. — Billy Sunday

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Your reputation is what people say about you. Your character is what God and your wife know about you. — Billy Sunday

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The Bible says forgive your debtors; the world says "sue them for their dough." — Billy Sunday

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The backslider likes the preaching that wouldn't hit the side of a house, while the real disciple is delighted when the truth brings him to his knees. — Billy Sunday

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The trouble with many men is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable. If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion. — Billy Sunday

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I am a temperance Republican down to my toes. — Billy Sunday

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It is not what you have on you, but what you have in you. — Billy Sunday

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It is not necessary to be in a big place to do big things. — Billy Sunday

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The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still. — Billy Sunday

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When is a revival needed? When carelessness and unconcern keep the people asleep. — Billy Sunday

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Riches have never yet given anybody either peace or rest. — Billy Sunday

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Jesus Christ was God's revenue officer. — Billy Sunday

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Lord save us from off-handed, flabby-cheeked, brittle-boned, weak-kneed, thin-skinned, pliable, plastic, spineless, effeminate, ossified, three-karat Christianity. — Billy Sunday

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Christianity means a lot more than church membership. — Billy Sunday

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You can't raise the standard of women's morals by raising their pay envelope. It lies deeper than that. — Billy Sunday

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Let's quit fiddling with religion and do something to bring the world to Christ. — Billy Sunday

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I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear. — Billy Sunday

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I have been, and will go on, fighting that damnable, dirty, rotten business with all the power at my command. — Billy Sunday

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There is no law, divine or human, that the saloon respects. — Billy Sunday

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There is more power in a mother's hand than in a king's scepter. — Billy Sunday

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They tell me a revival is only temporary; so is a bath, but it does you good. — Billy Sunday

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I have more respect for the devil than for some preachers I have met; the devil believes the Bible is the Word of God! — Billy Sunday

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What have you given the world it never possessed before you came? — Billy Sunday

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If you are a stranger to prayer, you are a stranger to the greatest source of power known to human beings. — Billy Sunday

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I dare not exercise personal liberty if it infringes on the liberty of others. — Billy Sunday

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The Bible will always be full of things you cannot understand, as long as you will not live according to those you can understand. — Billy Sunday

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Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in. — Billy Sunday

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The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance plank in its platform and the Republican party of every state would nail that plank in their platform if they thought it would carry the election. — Billy Sunday

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Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell. — Billy Sunday

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There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing. — Billy Sunday

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Some homes need a hickory switch a good deal more than they do a piano. — Billy Sunday

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The world is wrong side up. It needs to be turned upside down in order to be right side up. — Billy Sunday

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I want to preach the gospel so plainly that men can come from the factories and not have to bring along a dictionary. — Billy Sunday

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Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. — Billy Sunday

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Sinners cannot find God for the same reason that criminals cannot find a policeman: They aren't looking! — Billy Sunday

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The only way to keep a broken vessel full is to keep it always under the tap. — Billy Sunday

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I believe that a long step toward public morality will have been taken when sins are called by their right names. — Billy Sunday

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After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world. — Billy Sunday

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The church is not a dormitory for sleepers, it is an institution for workers; it is not a rest camp, it is a front line trench. — Billy Sunday

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Listen, if I heard shrieks and cries coming from a house and I ran in there and I found a great big broad shouldered whiskey soaked Joe weasel, dragging his wife about by the hair, and over here, two children are unconscious from his blows and kicks and another one screaming in terror, do you think I would apologize for being there? No! I'd knock 7 kinds of pork out of that old hog. — Billy Sunday

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If you are strangers to prayer you are strangers to power. — Billy Sunday

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Trying to run a church without revivals can be done when you can run a gasoline engine on buttermilk. — Billy Sunday

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One reason sin flourishes is that it is treated like a cream puff instead of a rattlesnake. — Billy Sunday

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Listen, I'm against sin. I'll kick it as long as I've got a foot, I'll fight it as long as I've got a fist, I've butt it as long as I've got a head, and I'll bite it as long as I've got a tooth. And when I'm old, fistless, footless, and toothless, I'll gum it till I go home to glory and it goes home to perdition. — Billy Sunday

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You can't measure manhood with a tape line around his biceps. — Billy Sunday

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O Devil, why do you hit us when we are down? Old boy, I know that you have no time for me, and I guess that you have about learned that I have no time for you. I will never apologize for anything I have ever done against you. If I have ever said anything that has does not hurt you, tell me about it, and I'll take it out of my sermon. — Billy Sunday

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God likes a little humor, as is evidence by the fact that he made the monkeys, the parrot
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If good preaching could save the world, it would have been done long ago. — Billy Sunday

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At Kansas City, Kansas, before the saloons were closed, they were getting ready to build an addition to the jail. Now the doors swing idly on the hinges and there is nobody to lock in the jails. — Billy Sunday

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They tell me that I rub the fur the wrong way. I don't; let the cat turn around. — Billy Sunday

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Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus. It's a willingness to do what he wants you to do. — Billy Sunday

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It would be a godsend if the Church would suffer persecution today; she hasn't suffered it for hundreds of years. She is growing rich and lagging behind. Going back. — Billy Sunday

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Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first. — Billy Sunday

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When the English language gets in my way, I walk over it. — Billy Sunday

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If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses. — Billy Sunday

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Religion needs a baptism of horse sense. — Billy Sunday

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The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. — Billy Sunday

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Get somebody else for Jesus Christ and you will get a new vision of life, a new vision of what it means. — Billy Sunday

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And if you think that anybody is going to frighten me, you don't know me yet. — Billy Sunday

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I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things. — Billy Sunday

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Enthusiasm is as good a thing in the Church as fire is in a cook stove. — Billy Sunday

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An excuse is a skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. — Billy Sunday

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Whiskey is all right in its place - but its place is hell. — Billy Sunday

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When the word of God says one thing and scholarship says another, scholarship can go to hell. — Billy Sunday

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A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today! — Billy Sunday

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You might as well try and dam Niagara Falls with toothpicks as to stop the reform wave sweeping our land. — Billy Sunday

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Some persons think that they have to look like a hedgehog to be pious. — Billy Sunday

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Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records. — Billy Sunday

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There are two hundred and fifty-six names given in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express. — Billy Sunday

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The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out. — Billy Sunday

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The devil says I'm out, but the Lord says I'm safe. — Billy Sunday

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Whenever a day comes when I can stand and preach God's Word without an agony of anxiety lest the people will not accept Christ; whenever a day comes when I can see men and women coming down the aisles without joy in my heart, I'll quit preaching. — Billy Sunday

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Home is the place we love best and grumble the most. — Billy Sunday

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I tell you that the curse of God Almighty is on the saloon. — Billy Sunday

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Being a king, emperor, or president is mighty small potatoes compared to being a mother. — Billy Sunday

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Jesus gave his life on the cross for any who will believe. We're not redeemed by silver or gold. Jesus paid for it with his blood. — Billy Sunday

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Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper. — Billy Sunday

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I don't believe there are devils enough in hell to pull a boy out of the arms of a godly mother. — Billy Sunday

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Yank some of the groans out of your prayers and shove in some shouts. — Billy Sunday

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Some ministers say, 'If you don't repent you'll die and go to a place the name of which I can't pronounce.' I can! You'll go to hell! — Billy Sunday