"If revival is being withheld from us it is because some idol remains still enthroned; because we still insist in placing our reliance in human schemes; because we still refuse to face the unchangeable truth that 'It is not by might, but by My Spirit.'" - Jonathan Goforth
"Revivals begin with God’s own people. Oh, what responsibility this lays on the children of God. If you grieve Him away from yourselves or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely." - Andrew Bonar
"Urgently do we need a revival of personal godliness. Sanctified men are the salt of society…" - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
"What we need now is a revival of holiness. A revival of character. A revival of people who are utterly selfless and prepared to lay their lives on the altar for God." - Leonard Ravenhill
Charles G. Finney described revival as "a new beginning of obedience to God."
E. M. Bounds wrote, "Revivals are among the charter rights of the church…A revival means a heartbroken pastor. A revival means a church on its knees confessing its sins--the sins of the individual and of the Church--confessing the sins of the times and of the community."
In 1870 J.B. Johnston wrote, "True revival lives in prayer. Prayer draws power from revival. We need only to follow the way-marks of their remarkable history to be satisfied of their inseparable unity."