„In the university of God, however brilliant you may be, you will not be given double promotion. You must take every course, because each course serves a purpose.“

On his background - "Who Is T.B. Joshua's Mentor?" http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/articles/guest-articles/who-is-t.b.-joshuas-mentor.html Nigeria Village Square (June 29 2009)

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„Take a course of good water and air, and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.“

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