There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.

— Bonar Law

The most cheerful Bonar Law quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

We must continue in prayer if we are to get an outpouring of the Spirit.

Christ says there are some things we shall not get, unless we pray and fast, yes, "prayer and fasting." We must control the flesh and abstain from whatever hinders direct fellowship with God.

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One of the gravest perils which besets the ministry is a restless scattering of energies over an amazing multiplicity of interests which leaves no margin of time and of strength for receptive and absorbing communion with God.

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These people in the North-East of Ireland, from old prejudices perhaps more than from anything else, from the whole of their past history, would prefer, I believe, to accept the government of a foreign country rather than submit to be governed by hon. Gentlemen below the Gangway.

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Asquith, when drunk, can make a better speech than any of us when sober.

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The Prince of the power of the air seems to bend all the force of his attack against the spirit of prayer.

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We who represent the Unionist Party in England and Scotland have supported, and we mean to support to the end, the loyal minority [in Ireland]. We support them not because we are intolerant, but because their claims are just.

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I don't care for music, I don't care for scenery, I don't care for women...I like bridge.

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God will not let me get the blessing without asking.

Today I am setting my face to fast and pray for enlightenment and refreshing. Until I can get up to the measure of at least two hours in pure prayer every day, I shall not be contented. Meditation and reading besides.

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We have not been men of prayer. The spirit of prayer has slumbered among us. The closet has been too little frequented and delighted in. We have allowed business, study or active labor to interfere with our closet-hours. And the feverish atmosphere in which both the church and the nation are enveloped has found its way into our prayer closets.

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If I am a great man, then all great men are frauds.

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