56 William Law Quotes

  • "For the love which God bears to the soul, His eternal, never-ceasing desire to enter into it, and to dwell in it, stays no longer than till the door of the heart opens for Him. For nothing does, or can keep God out of the soul, or hinder His holy union with it, but the desire of the heart turned from Him."

    - William Law
    Topics: Worship


  • "There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him."

    - William Law
    Topics: Prayer, Love


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

    - William Law
    Topics: Life, Prayer, The Heart


  • "Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love."

    - William Law
    Topics: Love


  • "What can you conceive more silly and extravagant than to suppose a man racking his brains, and studying night and day how to fly?"

    - William Law
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves."

    - William Law
    Topics: Humility


  • "The eyes of our souls only then begin to see when our bodily eyes are closing."

    - William Law
    Topics: Faith


  • "The sun meets not the springing bud that stretches towards him with half the certainty that God, the source of all good, communicates himself to the soul that longs to partake of him."

    - William Law
    Topics: Faith


  • "Receive every day as a resurrection from death, as a new enjoyment of life; meet every rising sun with such sentiments of God's goodness, as if you had seen it, and all things, new-created upon your account: and under the sense of so great a blessing, let your joyful heart praise and magnify so good and glorious a Creator."

    - William Law
    Topics: Praise, Life


  • "Feasts and business and pleasure and enjoyments seem great things to us, whilst we think of nothing else; but as soon as we add death to them they all sink into an equal littleness."

    - William Law
    Topics: Death, Business


  • "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."

    - William Law
    Topics: Obedience, Meekness


  • "When therefore the first spark of a desire after God arises in thy soul, cherish it with all thy care, give all thy heart into it; it is nothing less than a touch of the divine loadstone, that is to draw thee out of the vanity of time, into the riches of eternity."

    - William Law
    Topics: God, Obedience


  • "If someone is leaving you behind, and you are becoming jealous and embittered, keep praying that he may have success in the very matter where he is awakening your envy; and whether he is helped or not, one thing is sure, that your own soul will be cleansed and ennobled."

    - William Law
    Topics: Jealousy, Bitterness


  • "Read whatever chapter of scripture you will, and be ever so delighted with it - yet it will leave you as poor, as empty and unchanged as it found you unless it has turned you wholly and solely to the Spirit of God, and brought you into full union with and dependence upon him."

    - William Law
    Topics: Scripture, Holy Spirit


  • "Divine love is perfect peace and joy, it is a freedom from all disquiet, it is all content and happiness; and makes everything to rejoice in itself."

    - William Law
    Topics: Happiness, Freedom, Love



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