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Billy Sunday
November 19, 1862 - November 6, 1935
Nationality: American
Category: Clergyman
Subcategory: American Clergyman

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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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!


Religion needs a baptism of horse sense.


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


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


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


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.


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


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