The conversion and salvation of sinners is owing entirely to the sovereign mercy of God! It is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs — because sinners always will wrong, and always run wrong.
— Asahel Nettleton
True conversion means turning not only from sin — but also from depending on self-made righteousness. This is the reason that self-righteous people are so angry with gospel preachers, because the gospel does not spare those who will not submit to the righteousness of Jesus Christ!
— George Whitefield