Quotes David Livingstone

David Livingstone - Christian missionary, explorer and campaigner against slave trade.

'Yes'
In reply to the famous question by Henry Morton Stanley, spoken on November 10, 1871, in Ujiji near Lake Tanganyika in present-day Tanzania.
"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

"Cannot the love of Christ carry the missionary where the slave-trade carries the trader? I shall open up a path to the interior or perish."
- David Livingstone

"Fear God and work hard."

"I am immortal till my work is accomplished," he wrote. "And although I see few results, future missionaries will see conversions following every sermon. May they not forget the pioneers who worked in the thick gloom with few rays to cheer, except such as flow from faith in the precious promises of God's Word."

"I will place no value on anything I have or may possess, except in relation to the kingdom of Christ. If anything will advance the interests of that kingdom, it shall be given away or kept only as by giving or keeping of it I shall most promote the glory of Him to whom I owe all my hopes in time and eternity."

"People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay?"
Biography David Livingstone
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