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

— Billy Sunday

The most attractive Billy Sunday quotes that will add value to your life

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


Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole.

Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.


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


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


I have more respect for the devil than for some preachers I have met;

the devil believes the Bible is the Word of God!


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.


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


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


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


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


Christianity means a lot more than church membership.


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.


About Billy Sunday

Quotes 104 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16

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


You can't measure manhood with a tape line around the biceps.


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


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


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


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


An excuse is a skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.


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!


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


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


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


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.


God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church.

He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.


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


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.


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


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.


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!


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


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


If you are strangers to prayer you are strangers to power.


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.


Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives, and they lack but one thing - open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way - that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that.


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


Give your face to God, and He will put his shine on it.


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


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


Home is the place we love best and grumble the most.


The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. It promises prosperity and sends adversity. It promises happiness and sends misery.... It is God's worst enemy and the devil's best friend.


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.


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


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


When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian.


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.


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.


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


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