BROOKS, Thomas Quotes
(1608-1680), English Puritan divine
The best and sweetest flowers in paradise, God gives to his people when they are on their knees in the closet.—Prayer, if not the very gate of heaven, is the key to let us into its holiness and joys.
As heat is opposed to cold, and light to darkness, so grace is opposed to sin.—Fire and water may as well agree in the same vessel, as grace and sin in the same heart.
You may as soon fill a bag with wisdom, a chest with virtue, or a circle with a triangle, as the heart of man with anything here below.—A man may have enough of the world to sink him, but he can never have enough to satisfy him.
The best and sweetest flowers of paradise God gives to his people when they are on their knees.—Prayer is the gate of heaven—the key to let us into paradise.
Prayer crowns God with the honor and glory due to his name, and God crowns prayer with assurance and comfort.—The most praying souls are the most assured souls.
God looks not at the oratory of your prayers, how elegant they may be; nor at the geometry of your prayers, how long they may be; nor at the arithmetic of your prayers, how many they may be; not at logic of your prayers, how methodical they may be; but the sincerity of them he looks at.
God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.
Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man, myself.
We trust as we love, and where we love.—If we love Christ much, surely we shall trust him much.