Regard yourself all the more as a sinner because you cannot feel yourself to be what you are.
Book I, ch. 19 (p. 21)
They must not fear, nor regard as sin, or take to heart any evil impulses to sin or to blasphemy, or doubts about the Sacrament, or any other such ugly temptations; for to experience these temptations defiles the soul no more than the bark of a dog or the bite of a flea. They trouble the soul but do not harm it provided a man puts them aside and ignores them. It does no good to struggle against them, or to try and master them by force, for the more a person struggles against them, the more persistent they become.Walter Hilton
We therefore need to know the gifts given us by God, so that we may use them, for by these we shall be saved.Walter Hilton
Some people understand the charity of our Lord and are saved by it; others, relying on this mercy and kindness, continue in their sins, thinking that it may be theirs whenever they wish. But this is not so, for then they are too late and are taken in their sins before they expect it, and so damn themselves.Walter Hilton
What is humility but truthfulness? There is no real difference.Walter Hilton
I desire the love of God not because I am worthy, but because I am unworthy.Walter Hilton
One who loves God retains this humility at all times, not with weariness and struggle, but with pleasure and gladness.Walter Hilton