Let thy hope of heaven master thy fear of death. Why shouldst thou be afraid to die, who hopest to live by dying!
— William Gurnall
As the strongest faith may be shaken, so the weakest, where trust is, is so far rooted that it will prevail. Weakness with watchfulness will stand, when strength with too much confidence fails. Weakness, with acknowledgement of it, is the fittest seat and subject for God to perfect His strength in; for consciousness of our infirmities drives us out of ourselves to Him in whom our strength lives.
— Richard Sibbes