Richard Lovelace quotes

  • Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Wall #Iron #Bars

  • The goal of revival is conformity to the image of Christ, not imitation of animals.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Animal #Goal #Religion

  • Fishes that tipple in the deep, Know no such liberty.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Liberty #Fishes

  • The asp doth on his feeder feed.
    -- Richard Lovelace

  • When thirsty grief in wine we steep, When healths and draughts go free, Fishes, that tipple in the deep, Know no such liberty.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Grief #Wine #Liberty

  • Those glories come too late That on our ashes wait.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Waiting #Ashes #Too Late

  • As pain tells us of the need for healing, worry tells us of the need for prayer.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Pain #Prayer #Healing

  • Forbear, thou great good husband, little ant.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Husband #Littles #Ants

  • I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not Honor more.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Honor #Thee #Dear

  • It is an item of faith that we are children of God; there is plenty of evidence in us against it. The faith that surmounts this evidence and that is able to warm itself at the fire of God's love, instead of having to steal love and self-acceptance from other sources, is actually the root of holiness. . . . We are not saved by the love we exercise, but by the love we trust.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Children #Acceptance #Exercise

  • Revival is an infusion of new spiritual life imparted by the Holy Spirit to existing parts of Christ's body.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Spiritual #Body #Christ

  • It is my assumption that growth in faith is the root of all spiritual growth and is prior to all disciplines of works. True spirituality is not a superhuman religiosity; it is simply true humanity released from bondage to sin and renewed by the Holy Spirit. This is given to us as we grasp by faith the full content of Christ's redemptive work: freedom from the guilt and power of sin, and newness of life through the indwelling and outpouring of his Spirit.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Spiritual #Roots #Discipline

  • Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage. Minds innocent and quiet take that for a hermitage: If I have freedom in my love, and in my Soul I am free, Angels alone, that soar above, enjoy such liberty.
    -- Richard Lovelace

    #Wall #Angel #Iron