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Quotes of the day: Billy Sunday

Published Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 4:20 AM EST
Nov 19 2013

William Ashley "Billy" Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


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

Better die an old maid, sister, than marry the wrong man.

Deathbed repentance is burning the candle of life in the service of the devil, and then blowing the smoke into the face of God.

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.

Going to church on Sunday does not make you a Christian any more than going into a garage makes you an automobile.

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

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

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

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

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.

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.

Personal liberty is not personal license.

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

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

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

The reason you don't like the Bible, you old sinner, is because it knows all about you.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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