Purge me from selfishness, the fear of man, the love of approbation, the shame of being thought old-fashioned, the desire to be cultivated or modern. Take away my roving eye, curious ear, greedy appetite, lustful heart…. Then take me to the cross and leave me there. May I never dally with the world and its allurements, but walk by thy side, listen to thy voice, be clothed with thy graces, and adorned with thy righteousness.
— The Valley of Vision, quoted in Stand Fast In the Way of Truth by Douglas Bond, p. 266