My dear friends, you may take it as a rule that the Spirit of God does not usually do for us what we can do for ourselves.
— C. H. Spurgeon
If every attribute of the Deity were a distinct member, purity would be the form, the soul, the spirit to animate them. Without holiness, his patience would be an indulgence to sin, his mercy a fondness, his wrath a madness, his power a tyranny, his wisdom an unworthy subtlety. Holiness gives decorum to them all.
— Stephen Charnock