I have found these two statements very interesting and helpful to my faith. To be honest, one statement I believe is in error. The term "inner witness" means the same thing as your feelings. I am not the first to compare these two statements. I know of at least two authors who use these statements to illustrate opposite approaches to the role of our feelings in faith matters. Who wrote each?
A. "Friends, this evening I have felt the internal witness of the Spirit. On his deathbed my father told me this must happen (""The inward witness, son, the inward witness, that is the proof, the strongest proof of Christianity."") And by God's grace it has happened inside me this very evening." John Wesley
B. "We must not judge by what we feel or by what we see before us. The Word must be followed, and we must firmly hold that these truths are to be believed, not experienced; for to believe is not to experience. Not indeed that what we believe is never to be experienced, but that faith is to precede experience. And the Word must be believed even when we feel and experience what differs entirely from the Word. Martin Luther