If I am walking along the street with a very disfiguring hole in the back of my dress, of which I am in ignorance, it is certainly a very great comfort to me to have a kind friend who will tell me of it. And similarly it is indeed a comfort to know that there is always abiding with me a divine, all-seeing Comforter, who will reprove me for all my faults, and will not let me go on in a fatal unconsciousness of them.
- Hannah Whitall Smith
The more lucidly we think, the more we are cut off: the more deeply we enter into reality, the less we can think.
- C.S. Lewis
Emotion is what believers mistake most for spirituality. Carnal Christians whose tendency is emotional in character habitually crave sensation in their lives. They desire to sense the presence of God in their hearts or their sensory organs; they yearn to feel a love-fire burning. They want to feel elated, to be uplifted in spiritual life, to be prosperous in work. True, spiritual believers sometimes do have such sensations, yet their progress and joy are not contingent upon these. The soulish are quite different in this respect: with such sensations, they can serve the Lord; without them, they can scarcely move a step.
- Watchman Nee
They have not been lost in God, else they would be able to take in their stride all things as nothing.
- Watchman Nee
Nothing can be proposed so wild or so absurd as not to find a party, and often a very large party to espouse it.
- Richard Cecil
Many are convinced, who are not truly enlightened; are afraid of the consequences of sin, though they never saw its evil; have a seeming desire of salvation, which is not founded upon a truly spiritual discovery of their own wretchedness, and the Excellency of Jesus.
- John Newton
Today's civil libertarians ignore our unmistakable history when they attempt to stifle religious expression in our nation.
- Jonathan Falwell
The ignorant hath an eagle's wings and an owl's eyes.
- George Herbert
It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
- Assorted Authors
As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
- David Brainerd
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.
- Jeremy Taylor
A man may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant.
- Stephen Charnock
We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Has life become so filled with efforts to cover every financial contingency, to realize one's full earthly potential, and finally to retire comfortably, that without realizing it we are finding our hope in this world rather than in God?
- Dave Hunt
There's no need for the Church of Jesus Christ to be wasting its time gullibly falling for all of this global warming hocus pocus.
- Jerry Falwell
Perfection is immutable, but for things imperfect, to change is the way to perfect them. Constancy without knowledge cannot be always good; and in things ill, it is not virtue but an absolute vice.
- Owen Feltham
We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.
- C.S. Lewis
If you trust yourself to walk in the light of your own conscience, uninstructed or little instructed by the Word of God, you will end up doing things that you are deeply and sincerely convinced are right. But they may be terribly hurtful and destructive within the Church.
- Ray C. Stedman
As long as this deliberate refusal to understand things from above, even where such understanding is possible, continues, it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism.
- C.S. Lewis
Many of our trouble occur because we base our choices on unreliable authorities; culture ("everyone is doing it"), tradition ("we've always done it"), reason ("it seems logical"), or emotion ("it just felt right").
- Rick Warren
The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.
- Henry Ward Beecher
No man is uneducated who knows the Bible, and no one is wise who is ignorant of its teachings.
- Samuel Chadwick
O slow of heart to believe and trust in the constant presence and overruling agency of our almighty Savior!
- Adoniram Judson