Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Richard Alleine

English Puritan Divine

"There may be some tenderness in the conscience and yet the will be a very stone; and as long as the will stands out, there is no broken heart."

"God is Sovereign. Oh my friends, though the earth be shaken, wars and rumors of wars are about, fighting is without and within, though one fears the future and things unseen and unknown, be encouraged as you read this beautiful passage extolling what your Redeemer has done for you. How great are His promises, His peace, His gifts, His reward?what glory is ours, what joy indeed!"

"He who knows what it is to enjoy God will dread His loss; he who has seen His face will fear to see His back."

"Sin is the insurrection and rebellion of the heart against God; it turns from Him, and turns against Him; it takes up arms against God."

"The reason why we obtain no more in prayer, is because we expect no more. God usually answers us according to our own hearts."

"To sanctify God is to reverence Him in our hearts, and to represent Him in the glory of His holiness before men."