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William Booth
1st General of The Salvation Army
In office
Preceded by Office Established
Succeeded by Bramwell Booth
Personal details
Born (1829-04-10)10 April 1829
Sneinton, Nottingham, England
Died 20 August 1912(1912-08-20) (aged 83)
Hadley Wood, London, England
Spouse(s) Catherine Mumford
Children Bramwell
Religion Christian

Go straight for souls, and go for the worst.
I must assert in the most unqualified way that it is primarily and mainly for the sake of saving the soul that I seek the salvation of the body.
William Booth
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
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!
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
The profession of a prostitute is the only career in which the maximum income is paid to the newest apprentice.
William Booth
The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.