William Mountford Quotes.
For knowledge to become wisdom, and for the soul to grow, the soul must be rooted in God: and it is through prayer that there comes to us that which is the strength of our strength, and the virtue of our virtue, the Holy Spirit.
O it is a happy thing to feel ourselves helpless and naught, for then the presence of God is felt to wrap us about so lovingly! Everlasting, infinite, almighty, these are the words that strengthen us with speaking them.
It is not in the bright, happy day, but only in the solemn night, that other worlds are to be seen shining in their long, long distances. And it is in sorrow – the night of the soul – that we see farthest, and know ourselves natives of infinity, and sons and daughters of the Most High.
Let a disciple live as Christ lived, and he will easily believe in living again as Christ does.
This earth will be looked back on like a lowly home, and this life of ours be remembered like a short apprenticeship to duty.
No martyr ever went the way of duty, and felt the shadow of death upon it. The shadow of death is darkest in the valley, which men walk in easily, and is never felt at all on a steep place, like Calvary. Truth is everlasting, and so is every lover of it; and so he feels himself almost always.
To commiserate is sometimes more than to give, for money is external to a man’s self, but he who bestows compassion communicates his own soul.
Let God do with me what He will, anything He will; and, whatever it be, it will be either heaven itself, or some beginning of it.
It would not be more unreasonable to transplant a favorite flower out of black earth into gold dust than it is for a person to let money-getting harden his heart into contempt, or into impatience, of the little attentions, the merriments and the caresses of domestic life.
With a mind not diseased, a holy life is a life of hope; and at the end of it, death is a great act of hope.
Night by night I will lie down and sleep in the thought of God, and in the thought, too, that my waking may be in the bosom of the Father; and some time it will be, so I trust.
Where is the subject that does not branch out into infinity? For every grain of sand is a mystery; so is every daisy in summer, and so is every snow-flake in winter. Both upwards and downwards, and all around us, science and speculation pass into mystery at last.
The day of our decease will be that of our coming of age; and with our last breath we shall become free of the universe. And in some region of infinity, and from among its splendors, this earth will be looked back on like a lowly home, and this life of ours be remembered like a short apprenticeship to duty.
Ownership in the world I have none, but I have an infinite interest in it; for if not my own it is my God’s; and so it is mine in a higher than a legal sense. Yes, this is the beauty, this is the whole sublimity, this is the tender delight of life – that it is of God’s governing.
I do not say the mind gets informed by action, вЂ” bodily action; but it does get earnestness and strength by it, and that nameless something that gives a man the mastership of his faculties.
It is from out of the depths of our humility that the height of our destiny looks grandest. Let me truly feel that in myself I am nothing, and at once, through every inlet of my soul. God comes in, and is everyone in me.
To understand at all what life means, one must begin with Christian belief. And I think knowledge may be sorrow with a man unless he loves.