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1829 - 1912; British preacher and founder of The Salvation Army; author of "In Darkest England and the Way Out"

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

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

But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated
upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?
William Booth

Let the business of the world take care of itself… My business is to get the world saved.
William Booth

We are a salvation people – this is our speciality – getting saved and keeping saved, and
then getting somebody else saved, and then getting saved ourselves more and more until full
salvation on earth makes the heaven within, which is finally perfected by the full salvation
without, on the other side of the river.
William Booth

Nobody gets a blessing if they have cold feet and nobody ever got saved while they had
toothache!
William Booth

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, 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

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.
William Booth

Work as if everything depended upon work and pray as if everything depended upon prayer.
William Booth

Go for souls and go for the worst.
William Booth

The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost,
Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration,
politics without God, heaven without hell.
William Booth

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