Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.
All thing I thought I knew; but now confess, the more I know I know, I know the less.
The house built on the sand may oftentimes be built higher, have more fair parapets and battlements, windows and ornaments, than that which is built upon the rock; yet all gifts and privileges equal not one grace.
All other ways of mortification are vain, all helps leave us helpless, it must be done by the Spirit.
I wish thy lot, now bad, still worse, my friend, for when at worst, they say, things always mend.
In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps; shallows where the lamb may wade, and deeps where the elephant may swim.
The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it.
The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men.
After hearing the evidence, I will record a verdict of natural causes.
The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh.
Leanness of body and soul may go together.