I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.

— John Knox

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Lord, give me Scotland or I die!


To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and finally, it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice.


When I think of those who have influenced my life the most, I think not of the great but of the good.


No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.


As touching nature I am a worm of this earth, and yet a subject of this commonwealth; but as touching the office wherein it has pleased God to place me, I am a watchman... For that reason I am bound in conscience to blow the trumpet publicly.


As the world is weary of me so am I of it.


The testimony of scripture is so plain that to add anything were superfluous, were it not that the world is almost now come to that blindness, that whatsoever pleases not the princes and the multitude, the same is rejected as doctrine newly forged, and is condemned for heresy.


Prayer is an earnest and familiar talking with God.


I cannot praise the common superfluity which women now use in their apparel.


Ye [Anabaptists] be proud contemners of the free grace of God offered to man in Christ Jesus. For with the Pelagians and Papists ye are become teachers of free will, and defenders of your own righteousness


Neither can oath nor promise bind any such people to obey and maintain tyrants against God and against his truth known.


Although I never lack the presence and plain image of my own wretched infirmity, yet seeing sin so manifestly abounds in all estates, I am compelled to thunder out the threatenings of God against the obstinate rebels.


About John Knox

Quotes 31 sayings
Nationality Scottish
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16

Those who have arrived at any very eminent degree of excellence in the practice of an art or profession have commonly been actuated by a species of enthusiasm in their pursuit of it. They have kept one object in view amidst all the vicissitudes of time and torture.


Here lies one who neither flattered nor feared any flesh.


Let a thing here be noted, that the prophet of God sometimes may teach treason against kings, and yet neither he nor such as obey the word, spoken in the Lord's name by him, offend God.


You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.


A man with God is always in the majority.


In youth, in middle age, and now after many battles, I find nothing in me but corruption.


I will keep the ground that God has given me and perhaps in his grace, he will ignite me again. But ignite me or not, in his grace, in his power, I will hold the ground.


study to practice in life that which the Lord commands, and then be you assured that you shall never hear nor read the same without fruit.


How good we are as preachers depends - not altogether, but (make no mistake!) primarily - on how good we are as men.


But hereof be assured, that all is not lawful nor just that is statute by civil laws; neither yet is everything sin before God, which ungodly persons allege to be treason.


I sought neither preeminence, glory, nor riches; my honor was that Jesus Christ should reign.


The Monstrous Regiment of Women.


O Lord Eternal, move and govern my tongue to speak the truth.


Prayer is an earnest and familiar talking with God, to whom we declare all our miseries, whose support and help we implore and desire in our adversities, and whom we laud and praise for our benefits received. So that prayer contains the exposition of our sorrows, the desire of God's defence, and the praising of His magnificent name, as the Psalms of David clearly do teach.


Un homme avec Dieu est toujours dans la majorite . One man with God is always a majority.


Live in Christ, die in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death.


Let no day slip over without some comfort received from the mouth of God.


The Scriptures of God are my only foundation and substance in all matters of weight and importance.


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