By the laws of God in nature, effect follows cause with unvarying certainty. The reaping testifies to the sowing. Education, p. 108
The plan of redemption is so far-reaching that philosophy cannot explain it. It will ever remain a mystery that the most profound reasoning cannot fathom. The science of salvation cannot be explained; but it can be known by experience. Only he who sees his own sinfulness can discern the preciousness of the Saviour. Desire of Ages, pp. 494, 495.
Selfishness and cold formality have well-nigh extinguished the fire of love, and dispelled the graces that should make fragrant the character. Many who profess His name have lost sight of the fact that Christians are to represent Christ. Unless there is practical self-sacrifice for the good of others, in the family circle, in the neighborhood, in the church, and wherever we may be, then whatever our profession, we are not Christians. Desire of Ages, p. 504
The harvest of life is character, and it is this that determines destiny, both for this life and for the life to come. Education, p. 109.