— John Newton 1725 - 1807
Originál: (en) And surely, if He were strict to mark all that is amiss — I myself would tremble! Oh, were He to plead against me—I could not answer Him one word! Alas! my dear friend, you know not what a poor, unprofitable, unfaithful creature I am! If you knew the evils which I feel within, and the snares and difficulties which beset me from without—you would pity me indeed! So much forgiven — yet so little love to Jesus. So many mercies — yet so few returns. Such great privileges — yet a life so sadly below them.
Zdroj: [Newton, John, The Works of the Rev. John Newton, IV, https://books.google.cz/books?id=_LY9AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=cs&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false, Nathan Whiting, New Haven, 1824, 616, 291, angličtina]