67 Courageous Billy Graham Quotes

Billy Graham was a world-renowned preacher and evangelist who had a profound impact on millions of people around the world. He was also a prolific writer, and his quotes are as insightful and thought-provoking today as they were when he first uttered them. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of Billy Graham quotes.

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Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the eldest of four children born to Morrow and William Franklin Graham. Billy’s father was a dairyman and his mother was a housewife.

Billy’s family was devoutly Christian and attended the First Baptist Church in Charlotte. Billy began preaching at the age of 16 and was ordained a Southern Baptist minister in 1939. He received a degree in anthropology from Wheaton College in Illinois in 1943.

Billy served as a chaplain in the United States Army during World War II. He founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1950. Billy has preached to more than 215 million people in 185 countries. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Angels: God’s Secret Agents and How to Be Born Again.

67 Billy Graham Quotes

  1. “God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.”

2. “I’ve read the last page of the Bible, it’s all going to turn out all right.”

3. “Sometimes life touches one person with a bouquet and another with a thorn bush, But the first may find a wasp in the flowers, and the second may discover roses among the thorns.”

4. “Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”

5. “Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask.”

6. “You can have religion but not know Christ. It’s having Christ that counts.”

7. “A real Christian is the one who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.”

8. “If evil were not made to appear attractive, there would be no such thing as temptation. It is in the close similarity between good and evil, right and wrong, that the danger lies.”

9. “Our relationship must be right with God before it can be right with man.”

10. “The ground is level at the foot of the cross.”

11. “It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.”

12. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”

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13. “Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”

14. “The light of God’s presence in our lives is a purifying flame that will draw us near to Him.”

15. “Women need a reason for having sex, men just need a place”

16. “Reading God’s Word and meditating on its truth will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart, and will be demonstrated in your life. Let nothing take the place of this daily privilege.”

17. “Fear can banish faith, but faith can banish fear.”

18. “God’s followers need to know the truth He sets forth in His Word so that we can confidently discern between His truth and Satan’s lies.”

19. “When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”

20. “Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”

21. “Becoming a Christian takes only a single step; being a Christian means walking with Christ the rest of your life.”

22. “Make sure of your salvation by turning your life over to Him now.”

23. “Nothing but God ever completely satisfies, because the soul was made for God. Don’t starve your soul.”

24. “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”

25. “The greatest waste in all of our earth is our waste of the time God has given us each day.”

26. “The most important events in human history were the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

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27. “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.”

28. “Don’t be bound by the past and its failures. But don’t forget its lessons either.”

29. “The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.”

30. “The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.”

31. “Knowing we will be with Christ forever far outweighs our burdens today! Keep your eyes on eternity!

32. “Salvation is an act of God. It is initiated by God, wrought by God, and sustained by God.”

33. “Nothing will drive us to our knees quicker than trouble.”

34. “We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.”

35. “God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.”

36. “By a simple prayer of faith, you can give your life to Him today.”

37. “The Bible differentiates clearly between true faith and mere religiosity.”

39. “God can break the chain of every sin that binds you if you are willing to give it up. He comes into your heart and gives you power to overcome sin.”

40. “Man suppresses the truth, mixes it with error, and develops the religions of the world.”

Inspirational Billy Graham Quotes

41. “The fact that God is infinite makes the study of His Word a lifetime occupation.”

42. “Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.”

43. “One of the ironies of human nature is that it often has a way of rejecting the best and accepting the worst.”

44. “I urge new converts to take plenty of time in Bible study and prayer before getting on a public platform to testify.”

45. “Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.”

46. “When worry is present, trust cannot crowd its way in.”

47. “Each generation becomes more addicted to the sedatives of life, to dull the pain of living.”

48. “A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.”

49. “He lives in the hearts of those who trust in Him. Our confidence in life after death comes from these very truths.”

50. “Once you have been to the cross, you will never be the same.”

Billy Graham Quotes About Life

51. “If we don’t know who we are, we’ll never know how we ought to live.”

52. “Believe that Christ died for you. He suffered for you. He won the battle over sin for you. He rose from the grave and was victorious over death so that you can live forever.”

53. “Don’t miss what the Lord has in store for those who love Him and are willing to let Him be the Master of their lives.”

54. “Revenge easily descends into an endless cycle of hate and violence. The Bible says never repay evil with evil.”

55. “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”

56. “Because of the brevity of life, the Bible warns that we should be prepared to meet God at all times.”

57. “The cross is the only way of salvation. And the cross gives a new purpose to life.”

58. “Most of us know about God, but that is quite different from knowing God.”

59. “The devil will try to discourage you, to divert you; he will seek to dilute your testimony; he will attempt anything to destroy your relationship to Christ and your influence upon others.”

60. “While those around you are filling their minds with the bad news about man in their daily papers, steep yourself in the good news about God in His precious Word!”

61. “The Christian life isn’t a playground but a battlefield.”

62. “God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.” 

63. “The great comfort in knowing that angels minister to believers in Christ is that God Himself sends them to us.”

64. “Jesus tells us not to be misled by the voices of strangers. There are so many strange voices being heard in the religious world of our day. We must compare what they say with the Word of God.”

65. “Christianity is not a white man’s religion and don’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people; he belongs to the whole world.”

66. “Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world and lost your soul. Was it worth it?” 

67. “Why is it that the cross has become the symbol of Christianity? It is because at the cross Jesus purchased our redemption and provided a righteousness which we could not ourselves earn.”

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