Richard Baxter

O speak not one cold or careless word about so great a business as heaven or hell! – Richard Baxter

Alas! how few know how to deal with an ignorant, worldly man, for his conversion! – Richard Baxter

Ignorance is almost every error – Richard Baxter

Good books are a very great mercy to the world – Richard Baxter

You are not likely to see any general reformation, till you procure family reformation – Richard Baxter

Wickedness will be wickedness when it hath clothed itself with the fairest names – Richard Baxter

Suffering so unbolts the door of the heart that the Word hath easier entrance – Richard Baxter

God will not be deceived, though foolish men are wise enough to deceive themselves – Richard Baxter

Love Christ, and you will hate that which caused his death. Love him, and you will love to be made like him – Richard Baxter

It is but right that our hearts should be on God, when the heart of God is so much on us – Richard Baxter

To look on Christ, and not perceive the love of God, is as to look on the sun, and not to see and acknowledge its light – Richard Baxter

Labour to know God, and to be affected with his attributes, and always to live as in his sight – Richard Baxter

O spend your time as you would hear of it in Judgment! – Richard Baxter

I was but a pen in God’s hands, and what praise is due to a pen? – Richard Baxter

In necessary things, unity
in doubtful things, liberty
in all things, charity – Richard Baxter

Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring – Richard Baxter

I take the love of God and self-denial to be the sum of all saving grace and religion – Richard Baxter

Is it not pity that our hearts are not as orthodox as our heads? – Richard Baxter

Never expect to have love and joy move, when faith stands still, which must lead the way – Richard Baxter

If they can see you love them, you can say anything to them – Richard Baxter

O sirs, deal with sin as sin, and speak of heaven and hell as they are, and not as if you were in jest – Richard Baxter

I preached as never sure to preach again
As a dying man to dying men – Richard Baxter

Lay siege to your sins, and starve them out, by keeping away the food and fuel which is their maintenance and life – Richard Baxter

He does not preach heartily to his people who does not pray for them – Richard Baxter

Lord, whatever you want, wherever you want it, and whenever you want it, that’s what I want – Richard Baxter

If sin be such an evil that it requireth the death of Christ for its expiation, no wonder if it deserve our everlasting misery – Richard Baxter

Christ brings the heart to heaven first, and then the person – Richard Baxter

There is far more procured by Christ, than was lost by Adam – Richard Baxter

Death is half disarmed when the pleasures and interests of the flesh are first denied – Richard Baxter

Go where you will serve best and sin the least – Richard Baxter