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Billy Graham Quotes

Billy Graham Preaching

Billy Graham quotes: important words from the late American evangelist, William Franklin Graham Jr.

“Life is a glorious opportunity.”

“Every journey has a starting point… and it has an end.  God meant for life to be filled with joy and purpose.  He invites us to take the rest of our journey with Him.”

“End your journey well.  Don’t waste your life, and don’t be satisfied with anything less than God’s plan.”

“Read the Bible.  Work hard and honestly.  And don’t complain.”

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

“Don’t apologize for who you are and what you’ve done in the past.  Be who you are and do what you do.”

“Integrity is the glue that holds our way of life together.”

“Don’t worry about what you can’t do; focus instead on what you can do… and then do it.”

“Take one day at a time.  Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

“Quit beating yourself up.  We all live under grace and do the best we can.”

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

“Almost everybody will listen to you when you tell your own story.”

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.”

“The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives.”

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

“Most of us follow our conscience as we follow a wheelbarrow.  We push it in front of us in the direction we want to go.”

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

“Out of defeat can come the best in human nature.  As Christians face storms of adversity, they may rise with more beauty.  They are like trees that grow on mountain ridges – battered by winds – yet trees in which we find the strongest wood.”

“Our days are numbered.  One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day.  The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives.  What preparations should we be making now?  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.”

“If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”

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

“No one will do it for you.”

“Only those who want everything done for them are bored.”

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

“There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches.  The wrong comes when riches possess men.”

“Man has two great spiritual needs.  One is for forgiveness.  The other is for goodness.”

“I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly.  Moral courage has rewards that timidity can never imagine.  Like a shot of adrenaline, it floods the spirit with vitality.”

“Commitment to great causes makes great men.”

“Kindness is an essential part of God’s work and ours here on earth.”

“Joy cannot be pursued.  It comes from within.  It is a state of being.  It does not depend on circumstances, but triumphs over circumstances.  It produces a gentleness of spirit and a magnetic personality.”

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

“God has given us two hands – one to receive with, and the other to give with.  We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.”

“Without dark clouds in our lives, we would never know the joy of sunshine.  We can become callous and unteachable if we do not learn from pain.”

“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.”

“For a married couple to expect perfection in each other is unrealistic.”

“Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.”

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

“Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.”

“You cannot build a superstructure on a cracked foundation.”

“You can’t control the length of your life.  You can control the depth.”

“The way we live often speaks far louder than our words.”

“There is no joy in life like the joy of sharing.”

“The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances.  It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing circumstances and the most bitter environment.  It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears.  The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will root deeply inside us and give inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be.  That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulus.”

“Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.”

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.”

“While our world is shaking and crumbling, we need to realize that one thing will never change, and that is God.  He is the same today as he was ten million years ago, and will be the same ten million years from today.”

“I never imagined anybody would ever come out to hear me preach.  I’m just a country dairy farmer from North Carolina.”

“Some of the greatest values that have influenced me through the years are those that I learned as a boy growing up on the farm.  I remember mostly the love in our family, but I also remember the discipline.  Then there was the work; we all had to work.”

“I played golf every day of my life nearly until a few years ago, except Sundays, and I gave it up.  I’m not going to tell you why I gave it up – but there wasn’t enough exercise to me, and there’s not enough money to pay those fees.  I almost went to the government for a loan.”

“My one purpose in life is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ.”

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

“Heaven gives us hope and makes our present burdens easier to bear.”

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

“Live each day as if it were your last; for some day it will be.”

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