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The difference between the good which proceeds from the flesh and the good which flows from the new life is that the flesh always has self at its center.

    Author: Watchman Nee

The fall of man was due to the love of knowledge and of wisdom. Satan is employing the same tactic today in order to retain the believer's soul as his operative center.

    Author: Watchman Nee

In so obeying Christ as to disregard his natural affection, a believer's natural love suffers intensely. Such sorrow and pain becomes a practical cross to him. Deep are the heart wounds and many are the tears when one has to forfeit the one he loves.

    Author: Watchman Nee

God wills for us to be attached to nothing aside from Him, whether it be man or a thing or even something conferred on us by Himself.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Unless self love is abandoned the believer shall forever shrink back when called actually to take up the cross for Christ.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Despite the fact our desires occasionally agree with His will, God is not delighted with them because they are nonetheless of ourselves.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Selfishness is the making a man's self his own centre, the beginning and end of all he doeth.

    Author: John Owen

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

    Author: William Law

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

    Author: William Law

Nothing harms or destroys us but the wrong use of that liberty of choice which God has entrusted to us.

    Author: William Law

The fondness we have for self furnishes another long rank of prejudices.

    Author: Isaac Watts

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.

    Author: Francis of Assisi

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