William Wilberforce Quotes

Top 32 wise famous quotes and sayings by William Wilberforce

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William Wilberforce quotes: God has so made the mind of man that a peculiar deliciousness resides in the fruits of personal industry. God has so made the mind of man that a peculiar deliciousness resides in the fruits of personal industry.
William Wilberforce quotes: Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation. Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation.
William Wilberforce quotes: God Almighty has set before me two Great Objects: the supression of the Slave Trade and the Reformation of Manners. God Almighty has set before me two Great Objects: the supression of the Slave Trade and the Reformation of Manners.
William Wilberforce quotes: We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible ... So we will do them anyway. We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible ... So we will do them anyway.
William Wilberforce quotes: Measure your progress by your experience of the love of God and its exercise before men. Measure your progress by your experience of the love of God and its exercise before men.
William Wilberforce quotes: Surely the experience of all good men confirms the proposition that without a due measure of private devotions the soul will grow lean. Surely the experience of all good men confirms the proposition that without a due measure of private devotions the soul will grow lean.
William Wilberforce quotes: Because they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, he gave them over to a reprobate mind Because they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, he gave them over to a reprobate mind
William Wilberforce quotes: This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours! This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours!
William Wilberforce quotes: No man, ever indulged more freely or happily in that playful facetiousness which gratifies all without wounding any. No man, ever indulged more freely or happily in that playful facetiousness which gratifies all without wounding any.
William Wilberforce quotes: You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know. You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.
William Wilberforce quotes: The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy. The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy.
William Wilberforce quotes: Blessed be to God for the day of rest and religious occupation wherein earthly things assume their true size. Blessed be to God for the day of rest and religious occupation wherein earthly things assume their true size.
William Wilberforce quotes: True Christians consider themselves not as satisfying some rigorous creditor, but as discharging a debt of gratitude True Christians consider themselves not as satisfying some rigorous creditor, but as discharging a debt of gratitude
William Wilberforce quotes: Lovely flowers are the smiles of god's goodness. Lovely flowers are the smiles of god's goodness.
William Wilberforce quotes: The first years in Parliament I did nothing - nothing to any purpose. My own distinction was my darling object. The first years in Parliament I did nothing - nothing to any purpose. My own distinction was my darling object.
William Wilberforce quotes: When blessed with wealth, let them withdraw from the competition of vanity and be modest, retiring from ostentation, and not be the slaves of fashion. When blessed with wealth, let them withdraw from the competition of vanity and be modest, retiring from ostentation, and not be the slaves of fashion.
William Wilberforce quotes: The shortening of devotions starves the soul, it grows lean and faint The shortening of devotions starves the soul, it grows lean and faint
William Wilberforce quotes: Life as we know it, with all its ups and downs, will soon be over. We all will give an accounting to God of how we have lived. Life as we know it, with all its ups and downs, will soon be over. We all will give an accounting to God of how we have lived.
William Wilberforce quotes: What a difference it would be if our system of morality were based on the Bible instead of the standards devised by cultural Christians. What a difference it would be if our system of morality were based on the Bible instead of the standards devised by cultural Christians.
William Wilberforce quotes: Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer. Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.
William Wilberforce quotes: A private faith that does not act in the face of oppression is no faith at all. A private faith that does not act in the face of oppression is no faith at all.
William Wilberforce quotes: Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me. Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me.
William Wilberforce quotes: Africa, your sufferings have been the theme that has arrested & engaged my heart. Africa, your sufferings have been the theme that has arrested & engaged my heart.
William Wilberforce quotes: As much pains were taken to make me idle as were ever taken to make me studious. As much pains were taken to make me idle as were ever taken to make me studious.
William Wilberforce quotes: Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward. Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.
William Wilberforce quotes: There is no shortcut to holiness; it must be the business of our whole lives. There is no shortcut to holiness; it must be the business of our whole lives.