-John Newton, The Letters of John Newton, pg. 320
"Christ's enemies are but breaking their own heads in pieces, upon the Rock laid in Zion; and the stone is not removed out of its place. Faith hath cause to take courage from our very afflictions; the devil is but a whetstone to sharpen the faith and patience of the saints. I know that he but heweth and polisheth stones, all this time, for the new Jerusalem."
-Samuel Rutherford, The Letters of Samuel Rutherford, pg. 231