You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.
If you love someone who is ruining his or her life because of faulty thinking, and you don't do anything about it because you are afraid of what others might think, it would seem that rather than being loving, you are in fact being heartless.
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.
God Almighty has set before me two great objects: the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.
It is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power.
We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible... So we will do them anyway.
Can one serve God and one's nation in parliament?
Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation.
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.
What should we suppose must naturally be the consequence of our carrying on a slave trade with Africa? With a country, vast in its extent, not utterly barbarous, but civilized in a very small degree? Does any one suppose a slave trade would help their civilization?
I am disturbed when I see the majority of so-called Christians having such little understanding of the real nature of the faith they profess. Faith is a subject of such importance that we should not ignore it because of the distractions or the hectic pace of our lives.
If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.
Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.
The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy.
My walk is a public one. My business is in the world, and I must mix in the assemblies of men or quit the post which Providence seems to have assigned me.
As much pains were taken to make me idle as were ever taken to make me studious.
True Christians consider themselves not as satisfying some rigorous creditor, but as discharging a debt of gratitude
I would suggest that faith is everyone's business. The advance or decline of faith is so intimately connected to the welfare of a society that it should be of particular interest to a politician.
The first years in Parliament I did nothing - nothing to any purpose. My own distinction was my darling object.
This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours!
Selfishness is one of the principal fruits of the corruption of human nature; and it is obvious that selfishness disposes us to over-rate our good qualities, and to overlook or extenuate our defects.
Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.
What a difference it would be if our system of morality were based on the Bible instead of the standards devised by cultural Christians.
The distemper of which, as a community, we are sick, should be considered rather as a moral than a political malady.
It must be conceded by those who admit the authority of Scripture (such only he is addressing) that from the decision of the word of God there can be no appeal.
God Almighty has set before me two Great Objects: the supression of the Slave Trade and the Reformation of Manners.
Because they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, he gave them over to a reprobate mind
No man, ever indulged more freely or happily in that playful facetiousness which gratifies all without wounding any.