Richard Alleine

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Richard Alleine (c. 1610/11 – 22 December 1681) was an English Puritan divine, and an older relative of Joseph Alleine.



Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)


Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).

  • The cross is not only imposed upon the saints as their burden, but bequeathed unto them as their legacy. It is given unto them as an honor and privilege.
    • P. 171.
  • 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.
    • P. 277.
  • To sanctify God is to reverence Him in our hearts, and to represent Him in the glory of His holiness before men.
    • P. 317.
  • The reason why we obtain no more in prayer, is because we expect no more. God usually answers us according to our own hearts.
    • P. 462.
  • 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.
    • P. 546.
  • 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.
    • P. 615.
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