Matthew Henry Quotes

After a storm comes a calm.

Better late than never.

Eve was not taken out of Adam’s head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.

He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.

Here is bread, which strengthens man’s heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.

It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.

It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true.

It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with.

It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colours, that are but skin-deep.

Men of polite learning and a liberal education.

No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.

None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.

Not lost, but gone before.

Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.

Saying and doing are two things.

Shallows where a lamb could wade and depths where an elephant would drown.

So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar.

The better day, the worse deed.

The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers, but to make us saints.

The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.

They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts.

They that die by famine die by inches.

Those that go gold into the furnace will come out no worse.

Whatever we have of this world in our hands, our care must be to keep it out of our hearts, lest it come between us and Christ.