24 William Wilberforce Quotes

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Africa, your sufferings have been the theme that has arrested and engaged my heart. Your sufferings no tongue can express, no language impart.
- William Wilberforce
God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.
- William Wilberforce
Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.
- William Wilberforce
Their more lowly paths have been allotted to them by the hand of God. It is their part faithfully to discharge its duties, and contentedly to bear its inconveniences.
- William Wilberforce
So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the Trade's wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for Abolition. Let the consequences be what they would, I from this time determined that I would never rest until I had effected its abolition.
- William Wilberforce
The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy.
- William Wilberforce
Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.
- William Wilberforce
Lovely flowers are the smiles of God's goodness.
- William Wilberforce
They know indeed that they are mortal, but they do not feel it.
- William Wilberforce
If any country were indeed filled with men, each thus diligently discharging the duties of his own station without breaking in upon the rights of others, but on the contrary endeavoring, so far as he might be able, to forward their views and promote their happiness, all would be active and harmonious in the goodly frame of human society.
- William Wilberforce
I take courage - I determine to forget all my other fears, and I march forward with a firmer step in the full assurance that my cause will bear me out, and that I shall be able to justify upon the clearest principles, every resolution in my hand, the avowed end of which is, the total abolition of the slave trade.
- William Wilberforce
O what a blessing is Sunday, interposed between the waves of worldly business like the divine path of the Israelites through the sea! There is nothing in which I would advise you to be more strictly conscientious than in keeping the Sabbath day holy. I can truly declare that to me the Sabbath has been invaluable.
- William Wilberforce
I continually find it necessary to guard against that natural love of wealth and grandeur which prompts us always, when we come to apply our general doctrine to our own case, to claim an exception.
- William Wilberforce
And, sir, when we think of eternity, and of the future consequences of all human conduct, what is there in this life that should make any man contradict the dictates of his conscience, the principles of justice, the laws of religion, and of God?
- William Wilberforce
Let everyone regulate his conduct by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him.
- William Wilberforce
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