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- If contempt of the world and heavenly affection is a necessary temper of christians, it is necessary that this temper appear in the whole course of their lives, in their manner of using the world, because it can have no place anywhere else.
- A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (1728), ch. I
- Now if you will stop here and ask yourself why you are not as pious as the primitive Christians were, your own heart will tell you that it is neither through ignorance nor inability, but purely because you never thoroughly intended it.
- A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (1728), ch. II
- He that is endeavouring to subdue, and root out of his mind,all those passions of pride,envy and ambition,which religion opposes, is doing more to make himself happy, even in this life than he that is contriving means to indulge them.
- A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (1728), ch.XII
- You can have no greater sign of confirmed pride than when you think you are humble enough.
- A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (1728), ch. XV
- Man needs to be saved from his own wisdom as much as from his own righteousness, for they produce one and the same corruption.
- The Power of the Spirit