A blog of quotes from Godly Dead Guys like Charles Spurgeon, JC Ryle, William Wilberforce, Jeremiah Burroughs, John Owen, Matthew Henry, Ichabod Spencer and many others - as long as they were Godly and are now dead.
Satan is a very great enemy to secret prayer. Secret prayer is a scourge, a hell to Satan. Every secret prayer adds to the devil's torment, and every secret sigh adds to his torment, and ever secret groan adds to his torment, and every secret tear adds to his torment.
Taken from the book The Secret Key To Heaven by Thomas Brooks 1665
Now what am I to do? What can I think now are those duties that God requires of me in the circumstances that he has now put me into? Let me exert my strength to perform the duties of my present circumstances. Others spend their thoughts on things that disturb and disquiet them, and so they grow more and more discontented. Let me spend my thoughts in thinking what my duty is, what is the duty of my present circumstances which I am in?
Taken from the book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
Though Peter was filled with the Holy Ghost and spoke with tongues as the Spirit gave him utterance, yet he did not set aside the scriptures nor think himself above them. Much of his discourse is quotation out of the Old Testament, to which he appeals and with which he proves what he says.(Acts 2:14-41) The Spirit is given not to supersede the scriptures, but to enable us to understand and apply the scriptures.
Taken from the book Matthew Henry's Study Bible: The Best of Matthew Henry's Notes Matthew Henry 1662-1714