quote by William Wilberforce

So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the [slave] trade's wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for abolition. Let the consequences be what they would: I from this time determined that I would never rest until I had effected its abolition.

— William Wilberforce

Passioned feeling of dread quotes that are about existential dread

Dread quote The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.
The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.

There is nothing I dread so much as the division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our constitution.

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.

We live in a world which respects power above all things.

Power, intelligently directed, can lead to more freedom. Unwisely directed, it can be a dreadful, destructive force.

Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.


This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

Learning is not virtue but the means to bring us an acquaintance with it.

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Let these be your motives to action through life, the relief of the distressed, the detection of frauds, the defeat of oppression, and diffusion of happiness.

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope.

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.


The thing about life is that you must survive.

Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.

I have outlived that care that curries public favour or dreads the public frown…let the hand of law strike me down if it will, but I ask that my story be heard and considered.

He makes His ministers a flame of fire.

Am I ignitible? God deliver me from the dread asbestos of 'other things.' Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame. But flame is transient, often short lived. Canst thou bear this, my soul - short life? ... Make me thy fuel, Flame of God.

I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow.

We would rather be ruined than changed.

We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.


God is down in front. He is in the tomorrows. It is tomorrow that fills men with dread. God is there already. All the tomorrows of our life have to pass Him before they can get to us.

As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties.

The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize; when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate.

My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.

If you trace up Masonry, through all its Orders, till you come to the grand tip-top head Mason of the World, you will discover that the dread individual and the Chief of the Society of Jesus [i.e., the Superior General of the Jesuit Order] are one and the same person.

The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all.


It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.

The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons.

It is the spirit of conquest.

Souls who can recognize God in the most trivial, the most grievous and the most mortifying things that happen to them in their lives, honor everything equally with delight and rejoicing, and welcome with open arms what others dread and avoid.

Ooh! Jesus Christ had dreads, so shake 'em.

I ain't got none, but I'm planning on growing some. Imagine all the Hebrews going dumb... Dancing on top of chariots and turning tight ones.

No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.


Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.

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...we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.

…So when the last and dreadful hour This crumbling pageant shall devour, The trumpet shall be heard on high, The dead shall live, the living die, And Music shall untune the sky

God has given us a vision to see the body of Christ move from being an inactive audience to a Spirit-filled army. . . God is about to unloose a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit of an unprecedented magnitude. . . He is looking for individuals who will be 'dread champions' for his cause.


Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience.

Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.

I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.

Dreading that climax of all human ills the inflammation of his weekly bills.

The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread.

The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration. It is very difficult to write out of because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive contemplative mood.

Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.