While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight; while children go hungry, as they do now I’ll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, 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 (1829–1912), British evangelist, founder of the Salvation Army
Address, Royal Albert Hall, London (9 May 1912)

Reported as the conclusion of his final speech, years afterward. May have been pulled from an earlier speech. Discussion.

Added on 18-Jan-10 | Last updated 18-Jan-10
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