quote by Leonard Ravenhill

You know, people say that today. "I am a saved sinner." That is like saying you are a married bachelor. That is like saying you are an honest thief, or a pure harlot. you can't be a saved sinner. You are either saved or you are a sinner. He came. "Thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall save his people from their sins."

— Leonard Ravenhill

Cheerful Thieves quotations

I once heard a wise man say there are no perfect men. Only perfect intentions.

Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday's regret and tomorrow's worries.

Never was a government that was not composed of liars, malefactors and thieves.

The pastor ought to have two voices: one, for gathering the sheep;

and another, for warding off and driving away wolves and thieves. The Scripture supplies him with the means of doing both.


A petty thief is put in jail. A great brigand becomes a ruler of a Nation.

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

The State is a gang of thieves writ large - the most immoral, grasping and unscrupulous individuals in any society.

The Americans may think they have 'liberated' Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves - they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty - seem to have a different idea what liberation means.

Hate a liar more than I hate thief. A thief is only after my salary a liar is after my reality.


I say you call yourself Goldstein, Silverstein, and Rubinstein because you're stealing all the gold and silver and rubies all over the earth - and it's true, because of your thieving and stealing and roguing, and lying all over the face of the planet earth.

Fear is a thief. It robbed Peter of a perfectly good walk on water, & kept the other eleven in the boat.

For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.

Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won't be reporting it.

The thief spends less than my wife did

It is when Pirates count their booty that they become mere thieves.


Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross;

he waited until one of them turned to him.

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.

You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.

You're like the thief who isn't the least bit sorry he stole, but is terribly, terribly sorry he's going to jail. - Rhett Butler

The better part of the man is soon ploughed into the soil for compost.

By a seeming fate, commonly called necessity, they are employed, as it says in an old book, laying up treasures which moth and rust will corrupt and thieves break through and steal. It is a fool's life, as they will find when they get to the end of it, if not before.


God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.

The world is a den of thieves, and night is falling.

Evil breaks its chains and runs through the world like a mad dog. The poison affects us all. No one escapes. Therefore let us be happy while we are happy. Let us be kind, generous, affectionate and good. It is necessary and not at all shameful to take pleasure in the little world.

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.

I think people need housing. And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there. If you want to call them squatters, trespassers, hey, I call Wall Street thieves!

It's unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him.


The Delphic oracles of the disease theory of delinquency (the "experts") have slapped all manner of misconduct with diagnostic labels... The arsonist has ”pyromania,” the thief is inflicted with ”kleptomania,” and Bill Clinton is not promiscuous, but a ”sex-addict."

Why is the tao so valuable? Because it is everywhere, and everyone can use it.

This is why those who seek will find, And those who reform will be forgiven; Why the good will be rewarded, And the thief who is cunning will escape.

Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes;

scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted.

The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional do-gooders, who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others - with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means.

Jenny kissed me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in;

Time, you thief, who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in: Say I'm weary, say I'm sad, Say that health and wealth have missed me, Say I'm growing old, but add-- Jenny kissed me!


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Carelessness is worse than a thieve.

A captured pirate was brought before Alexander the Great.

“How dare you molest the sea?” asked Alexander. “How dare you molest the whole world?” the pirate replied, and continued: “Because I do it with a little ship only, I am called a thief; you, doing it with a great navy, are called an emperor.

Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.

My dowry is thirty-five. A year.” His brows climbed. “You’re joking.” “I would never joke about money with a notorious thief. Just imagine, in a mere two years you’re at a profit.” “How I adore a woman who does mathematics in her head.” “I can forge signatures as well.” “Splendid. Exactly the bride I’ve been hoping for.

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