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William Law

William Law (1686 – 9 April 1761) was a Church of England priest who lost his position at Emmanuel College, Cambridge when his conscience would not allow him to take the required oath of allegiance to the first Hanoverian monarch, George I. Previously William Law had given his allegiance to the House of Stuart and is sometimes considered a second-generation non-juror (an earlier generation of non-jurors included Thomas Ken). Thereafter, Law first continued as a simple priest (curate) and when that too became impossible without the required oath, Law taught privately, as well as wrote extensively. His personal integrity, as well as mystic and theological writing greatly influenced the evangelical movement of his day as well as Enlightenment thinkers such as the writer Dr Samuel Johnson and the historian Edward Gibbon. Law's spiritual writings remain in print today.

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Nothing hath separated us from God but our own will, or rather our own will is our separation from G ...

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Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves.

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Divine love is perfect peace and joy, it is a freedom from all disquiet, it is all content and happi ...

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All our salvation consists in the manifestation of the nature, life and spirit of Jesus Christ in ou ...

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Reading is good, hearing is good, conversation and meditation are good; but then, they are only good ...

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God smiles when we praise and thank Him continually. Few things feel better than receiving heartfelt ...

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

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Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.

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Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a s ...

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“All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for G ...

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“Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Ch ...

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

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

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“Religion is not ours till we live by it, till it is the Religion of our thoughts, words, and acti ...

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“The essences of our soul were a breath in God before they became a living soul, they lived in God ...

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