A portion of a letter by Rev. William Still to his congregation, Gilcomston South Church of Scotland, May, 1970:
It is not easy, when we get into the late thirties, forties, or even fifties, and find that we have really become backsliders, to admit it, even to ourselves, let alone to others. It is much harder still to change our mode of life; but it has been done, by people with very proud streaks, and it can be done again.
The Letters of William Still, Banner of Truth, p. 105.