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Solitude shows us what we should be; society shows us what we are.

    Author: Richard Cecil

I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases.

    Author: Thomas Brooks

Whatever is produced by the mind lacks spiritual power.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Soulish Christians generally bend to certain directions. Most of them lean either towards emotion or towards reason.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Man may think human intellect and reasoning are almighty, that the brain is able to comprehend all truths of the world; but the verdict of God's Word is, "vanity of vanities."

    Author: Watchman Nee

How true it is that without the guidance of the Holy Spirit intellect not only is undependable but also extremely dangerous, because it often confuses the issue of right and wrong.

    Author: Watchman Nee

How dangerous a master human emotion is!

    Author: Watchman Nee

(speaking of soulish believers). These follow their desires and ideas and seek sensual pleasure and mental wisdom. While they may be spiritual in knowledge, in point of fact they are soulish.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Unlike spiritual Christians, who seek not so much the explanation as the experience of being one with God, soulish believers look diligently for an understanding in their mind.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Carnal believers are moved easily. On one occasion they may be extremely excited an happy, on another occasion, very despondent and sad. In the happy moment they judge the world too small to contain them, and so they soar on wings to the heavens; but in the moment of sadness they conclude that the world has had enough of them and will be glad to be rid of them... their lives are susceptible to constant changes for they are governed by their emotions.

    Author: Watchman Nee

His heart is alright and his intention is good, but it is founded upon human consideration derived from the soul life. All such considerations the Lord must reject. Even to desire after the Lord is not permitted if done by the flesh. Does this not demonstrate beyond doubt that we can indeed be soulish in serving and desiring the Lord?

    Author: Watchman Nee

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