26 William Booth Quotes

  • "While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight; while little children go hungry, as they do now, I'll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight-I'll fight to the very end!"

    - William Booth
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "To get a man soundly saved it is not enough to put on him a pair of new breeches, to give him regular work, or even to give him a University education. These things are all outside a man, and if the inside remains unchanged you have wasted your labor. You must in some way or other graft upon the man's nature a new nature, which has in it the element of the Divine."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Conversion, Work


  • "It is against stupidity in every shape and form that we have to wage our eternal battle. But how can we wonder at the want of sense on the part of those who have had no advantages, when we see such plentiful absence of that commodity on the part of those who have had all the advantages?"

    - William Booth
    Topics: Evangelism


  • "We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Perseverance, The Cross


  • "Prostitution is the one calling in which at the beginning the only exertion is that of self-indulgence; all the prizes are at the commencement. It is the ever-new embodiment of the old fable of the sale of the soul to the Devil. The tempter offers wealth, comfort, excitement, but in return the victim must sell her soul, nor does the other party forget to exact his due to the uttermost farthing."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Sin


  • "God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the impossible."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Faith, The Heart


  • "There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work; so eaten up by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterately dishonest that theft is to them a master passion. When a human being has reached that stage, there is only one course that can be rationally pursued. Sorrowfully, but remorselessly, it must be recognized that he has become lunatic, morally demented, incapable of self-government, and that upon him, therefore, must be passed the sentence of permanent seclusion from a world in which he is not fit to be at large."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Laziness, Men


  • "The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Obedience, Surrender, Power


  • "No sort of defense is needed for preaching outdoors, but it would take a very strong argument to prove that a man who has never preached beyond the walls of his meetinghouse has done his duty. A defense is required for services within buildings rather than for worship outside of them."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Evangelism, Preaching


  • "'Not called!' did you say? 'Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters, and servants and masters not to come there. And then look Christ in the face, whose mercy you have professed to obey, and tell him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish his mercy to the world.""

    - William Booth
    Topics: Evangelism, The Bible


  • "I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost; Christianity without Christ; forgiveness without repentance; salvation without regeneration; politics without God; and Heaven without Hell."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Religion, Christianity, Apathy


  • "We are not sent to minister to a congregation and be content if we keep things going. We are sent to make war and to stop short of nothing but the subjugation of the world to the sway of the Lord Jesus."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Evangelism


  • "Work as if everything depended upon work and pray as if everything depended upon prayer."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Perseverance, Prayer


  • "There are different kinds of fire; there is false fire. No one knows this better than we do, but we are not such fools as to refuse good bank notes because there are false ones in circulation; and although we see here and there manifestations of what appears to us to be nothing more than mere earthly fire, we none the less prize and value, and seek for the genuine fire which comes from the altar of the Lord."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Holiness, Fire


  • "Look! Don't be deceived by appearances - men and things are not what they seem. All who are not on the rock are in the sea!"

    - William Booth
    Topics: Evangelism



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