Thomas Secker

Thomas
Secker
1693
1768

English Archbishop of Canterbury

Author Quotes

To pray against temptations, and yet to rush into occasions, is to thrust your fingers into the fire, and then pray they might not be burnt.

Wise distrust and constant watchfulness are the parents of safety.

Man owes not only his services, but himself to God.

That is a choice friend who conceals our faults from the view of others, and discovers them to our own.

A soul without watchfulness is like a city without walls, exposed to the inroads of all its enemies.

He that would be angry and sin not must not be angry with anything but sin.

If you would not step into the harlot's house, do not go by the harlot's door.

Some persons do first, think afterward, and then repent forever.

Whoever would entitle himself after death through the merits of his Redeemer, to the noblest of rewards, let him serve God throughout life in this most excellent of all duties, doing good to our brethren. Whoever is sensible of his offences, let him take this way especially of evidencing his repentance.

He enjoys much who is thankful for little; a grateful mind is both a great and happy mind.

Author Picture
First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Secker
Birth Date
1693
Death Date
1768
Bio

English Archbishop of Canterbury