Best Quotes by Cotton Mather (Top 10)

  1. Our opportunities to do good are our talents.
  2. Ah, children, be afraid of going prayerless to bed, lest the Devil be your bedfellow.
  3. What Must I Do to Be Saved? It is impossible to ask a more weighty Question! It is deplorable that we hear it asked with no more Frequency, with nor more Agony.
  4. That there is a Devil, is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influences of the Devil.
  5. Wilderness is a temporary condition through which we are passing to the Promised Land.
  6. The Word of God must be Read and Heard with Diligence that so you may arrive to the Knowledge that is needful for you.
  7. Ah! destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!
  8. Families are the Nurseries of all Societies; and the First combinations of mankind.
  9. Ye monsters of the bubbling deep, Your Maker's praises spout; Up from the sands ye codlings peep, And wag your tails about.
  10. I will now teach my son Increase (and others of my children) the way of raising a lesson out of every verse in his reading of the Bible; and of turning it into a Prayer; and engage him (and them) unto a daily Course in reading the Bible in such a way

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