William Booth

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William Booth

The profession of a prostitute is the only career in which the maximum income is paid to the newest apprentice. It 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.More William Booth [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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?More William Booth [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More William Booth [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.More William Booth [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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 inveterably dishonest that theft is to them a master passion.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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!More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let the business of the world take care of itself ... My business is to get the world saved; if this involves the standing still of the looms and the shutting up of the factories, and the staying of the sailing of the ships, let them all stand still. When we have got everybody converted they can go on again, and we shall be able to keep things going then by working half time and have the rest to spend in loving one another and worshipping God.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Without excuse and self-consideration of health or limb or life, true soldiers fight, live to fight, love the thickest of the fight, and die in the midst of it.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You must pray with all your might. That does not mean saying your prayers, or sitting gazing about in church or chapel with eyes wide open while someone else says them for you. It means fervent, effectual, untiring wrestling with God. This kind of prayer be sure the devil and the world and your own indolent, unbelieving nature will oppose. They will pour water on this flame.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am for the world's salvation, I will quarrel with no means that promises help.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Why should the devil have all the best tunes?More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
... you cannot make a man clean [simply] by washing his shirt.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I will tell you the secret. God has had all there was of me.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most Christians would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years. I would like to send them to hell for five minutes. That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 sMore William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I will tell you the secret: God has had all that there was of me. There have been men with greater brains than I, even with greater opportunities, but from the day I got the poor of London on my heart and caught a vision of what Jesus Christ could do with me and them, on that day I made up my mind that God should have all of William Booth there was. And if there is anything of power in the Salvation Army, it is because God has had all the adoration of my heart, all the power of my will, and all the influence of my lifeMore William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Don't instill, or allow anybody else to instill into the hearts of your girls the idea that marriage is the chief end of life. If you do, don't be surprised if they get engaged to the first empty, useless fool they come across.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If there is anything of power in The Salvation Army today, it is because God has had all the adoration of my heart, all the power of my will, and all the influence of my life.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The profession of a prostitute is the only career in which the maximum income is paid to the newest apprentice. It 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.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your days at the most cannot be very long, so use them to the best of your ability for the glory of God and the benefit of your generation.More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?More William Booth [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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