30 Total Quotes

William Law Quotes

He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.
William Law
#English Clergyman

Ask what Time is, it is nothing else but something of eternal duration become finite, measurable and transitory.
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Nothing hath separated us from God but our own will, or rather our own will is our separation from God.
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You have no questions to ask of any body, no new way that you need inquire after; no oracle that you need to consult; for whilst you shut yourself up in patience, meekness, humility, and resignation to God, you are in the very arms of Christ, your heart is His dwelling-place, and He lives and works in you as certainly as He lived in and governed that body and soul which He took from the Virgin Mary.
William Law
#Ask

Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life, or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life.
William Law
#English Clergyman

All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness.
William Law
#English Clergyman #Believe

What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than to suppose a man racking his brains, and studying night and day how to fly?
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#English Clergyman #Brains

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another.
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#English Clergyman

Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Christ, which as it proceeds from a seed of the divine nature in us, so it attracts and unites with its like.
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#English Clergyman

Hell is nothing else but nature departed or excluded from the beam of divine light.
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#English Clergyman

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
William Law
#English Clergyman

If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead.
William Law
#English Clergyman

Love and pity and wish well to every soul in the world; dwell in love, and then you dwell in God.
William Law
#English Clergyman

Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state.
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#English Clergyman

Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love.
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#English Clergyman

No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.
William Law
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Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves.
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#English Clergyman #Humility

What could begin to deny self, if there were not something in man different from self?
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#English Clergyman

Where has the Scripture made merit the rule or measure of charity?
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#Charity

Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.
William Law
#English Clergyman

God seeth different abilities and frailties of men, which may move His goodness to be merciful to their different improvements in virtue.
William Law
#English Clergyman

All that is sweet, delightful, and amiable in this world, in the serenity of the air, the fineness of seasons, the joy of light, the melody of sounds, the beauty of colors, the fragrancy of smells, the splendor our precious stones, is nothing else but Heaven breaking through the veil of this world, manifesting itself in such a degree and darting forth in such variety so much of its own nature.
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#Nature

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
William Law
#English Clergyman

Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
William Law
#English Clergyman