Billy Graham quotes

  • Living for Christ is a day-to-day going on with Him. It is a continuous dependence upon the Spirit of God. It is believing in His faithfulness.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Life #Believe #Spirit

  • I started out as the president of a small college in Minnesota in 1947. And I had five years of experience at the college. Then we went to Los Angeles. And the press got to what we were doing. And I went to Boston, which is my next series of meetings. That was in 1950.
    -- Billy Graham

    #College #Boston #Years

  • Our world today so desperately hungers for hope, yet uncounted people have almost given up. There is despair and hopelessness on every hand. Let us be faithful in proclaiming the hope that is in Jesus.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Hands #Our World

  • Everybody is a sinner before God. And I think we magnify it today because we have television, and we have so many other technologies that make what happens in some other part of the world in our living room.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Technology #Thinking #Television

  • We should ask ourselves three questions before we speak: Is it true? Is it kind? Does it glorify Christ?
    -- Billy Graham

    #Doe #Three #Speech

  • I want people to remember me that I was faithful, faithful to the gospel, faithful to the call that God gave me. And when I get to heaven, I'm going to ask him why he called me, because I was much used to milking cows and working on the farm than I was preaching.
    -- Billy Graham

    #People #Heaven #Faithful

  • Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Hard Work #Complaining #Honest

  • I think that I failed by not studying more, and praying more, and spending more time with my family.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Thinking #Study #Praying

  • Whatever affliction comes in our life, our Lord goes into the valley with us, leading us by the hand, even carrying us when it is necessary.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Hands #Valleys #Affliction

  • I remember the first sermon I ever preached. I had four sermons. I preached them, all four in ten minutes. And that was the beginning, in a place called Bostwick, Florida, in northern Florida, in a little tiny church, and on a cold night, about 40 people. And I was so nervous.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Night #Florida #People

  • Man has no ability to repair this damaged planet. The flaw in human nature is too great. God is our only hope!
    -- Billy Graham

    #Men #Flaws #Human Nature

  • A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Powerless

  • We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Reading #Godly #World

  • Christ not only died for all: He died for each.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Missionary #Christ #Missions

  • A suffering person does not need a lecture - he needs a listener.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Suffering #Lectures #Doe

  • God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Something Better

  • Don't ever hesitate to take to [God] whatever is on your heart. He already knows it anyway, but He doesn't want you to bear its pain or celebrate its joy alone.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Pain #Heart #Joy

  • When God gets ready to shake America, He may not take the Ph.D. and the D.D. God may choose a country boy ... God may choose the man that no one knows, a little nobody, to shake America for Jesus Christ in this day, and I pray that He would!
    -- Billy Graham

    #Country #Jesus #Boys

  • When we come to Christ, we’re no longer the most important person in the world to us; Christ is. Instead of living only for ourselves, we have a higher goal: to live for Jesus.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Goal #Important

  • I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God's love for them in Christ.
    -- Billy Graham

    #People #Christ #Acts Of Love

  • 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.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Pain #Sunshine #Dark

  • The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Godly #Christian Inspirational #Grace

  • I can barely walk, but it's a privilege to be able to move at all.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Moving #Able #Privilege

  • I'm not an analyzer. I've got a son that analyzes everything and everybody. But I don't analyze people.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Son #People

  • The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
    -- Billy Graham

    #Forgiveness #Christian #Powerful

  • My hope does not rest in the affairs of this world. It rests in Christ who is coming again.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Doe #World #Affair

  • The very purpose of Christ's coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christmas #Heart #Sacrifice

  • God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Motivational #God #Religious

  • We can change the course of events if we go to our knees in believing prayer.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Prayer #Believe #Events

  • I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Hope #Wisdom #Godly

  • A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Family #Children #Parenting

  • Don't be a half-Christian. There are too many of such in the world. The world has a profound respect for people who are sincere in their faith.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #People #Profound

  • My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Home #Christian Inspirational #Heaven

  • Love your children-and let them know you love them. Children who experience love find it far easier to believe God loves them.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Children #Believe #Love You

  • I trust Jesus with all my tomorrows, knowing that He will solve the mystery of life beyond the grave.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Knowing #Tomorrow

  • I am never lonely when I am reading the Bible. Nothing dissolves loneliness like a session with God's Word.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Lonely #Loneliness #Reading

  • Jesus was not a white man; He was not a black man. He came from that part of the world that touches Africa and Asia and Europe. 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.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Men #Europe

  • The way we live often speaks far louder than our words.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Our Words #Way #Speak

  • My prayer today is that we will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around us, and will know in our hearts that He will never forsake us as we trust in Him.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Prayer #Heart #Arms

  • God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself, and for our world.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Our World #Christian Inspirational #Giving

  • God undertook the most dramatic rescue operation in cosmic history. He determined to save the human race from self-destruction, and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to salvage and redeem them. The work of man's redemption was accomplished at the cross.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Son #Men

  • Don't let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door - if we seek it.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Disappointment #Cutting #Thinking

  • All around you are people whose lives are filled with trouble and sorrow, and they need your compassion and encouragement.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Encouragement #Compassion

  • God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'
    -- Billy Graham

    #Love #Easter #World

  • We should not pray for God to be on our side, but pray that we may be on God's side.
    -- Billy Graham

    #May #Sides #Praying

  • At the foot of the cross, there are no racial barriers.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Feet #Crosses #Barriers

  • Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Strength #Christian #Self

  • In some ways, Christians are homeless. Our true home is waiting for us, prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Jesus #Home

  • Right is right, and wrong is wrong, in small things as well as in big things.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Bigs #Wells #Small Things

  • Be assured that there is no sin you have ever committed that the blood of Jesus Christ cannot cleanse.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Blood #Sin

  • True greatness is not measured by the headlines a person commands or the wealth he or she accumulates. The inner character of a person-the undergirding moral and spiritual values and commitments-is the true measure of lasting greatness.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Spiritual #Character #Commitment

  • When the family is destroyed, society eventually disintegrates.
    -- Billy Graham

  • Prayer should not be merely an act, but an attitude of life.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Prayer #Attitude #Should

  • A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned to the Lord. Thank God in the midst of trials and every persecution.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Heart #Thank God

  • Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Prayer #Two #Way

  • When we live apart from God, our lives get out of tune - out of harmony with others and with God. But if we live in tune with the Master, we, too, will find ourselves surrounded by His beautiful music. As this new year begins, ask God to help you tune your life every day to His Word, so you can bring harmony and joy to those around you.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Beautiful #New Year #Years

  • A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Humor #Overcoming #Unconventional

  • The conscience of America seems to be paralyzed... We seem to be insensible to the things that are now taking place on motion picture screens and on the news stands that are constantly stimulating our young people.
    -- Billy Graham

    #America #People #News

  • Even if we may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen to us, we can know He is able to bring good out of evil, and triumph out of suffering.
    -- Billy Graham

    #God #Evil #Suffering

  • Perhaps the greatest psychological, spiritual, and medical need that all people have is the need for hope.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Spiritual #People #Needs

  • Envy and greed starve on a steady diet of thanksgiving.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Envy #Greed #Steady

  • The basic unit of any society is the home. When the home begins to break, the society is on the way to disintegration.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Home #Way #Break

  • True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Prayer #Use #Way

  • It is not the temptations you have, but the decision you make about them that counts.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Decision #Temptation

  • Sin was conquered on the cross. Christ's death is the foundation of our hope, the promise of our triumph.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Promise #Foundation #Triumph

  • Becoming a Christian is the work of a moment; being a Christian is the work of a lifetime.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Becoming #Moments

  • Our world is obsessed with success. But how does God define success? Success in God's eyes is faithfulness to His calling.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Eye #Our World #Doe

  • Christianity is not a spectator sport. It's something in which we become totally involved.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Sports #Christianity #Spectators

  • There are three of you. There is the person you think you are. There is the person others think you are. There is the person God knows you are and can be through Christ.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Thinking #Three #Christ

  • 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.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Process #Grows

  • Grumbling and gratitude are, for the child of God, in conflict. Be grateful and you won't grumble. Grumble and you won't be grateful.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Gratitude #Children #Grateful

  • It was not the people or the Roman soldiers who put Jesus on the cross - it was your sins and my sins that made it necessary for Him to volunteer His death.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #People #Volunteer

  • God is unchanging in His love. He loves you. He has a plan for your life. Don't let the newspaper headlines frighten you. God is still sovereign; He's still on the throne.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Love You #Thrones #His Love

  • The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature. We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Hate #Heart

  • If you want the perfect plan that God has for your life, you will have to go by way of Calvary to get it.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Perfect #Want #Way

  • There is no way of salvation except through the cross of Christ.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Way #Christ #Salvation

  • Forgiveness does not come easily to us, especially when someone we have trusted betrays our trust. And yet if we do not learn to forgive, we will discover that we can never really rebuild trust.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Forgiveness #Forgiving #Doe

  • "Salvation is always "good news." It is news of God's love and forgiveness-adoption into His family- fellowship with His people-freedom from the penalty of sin- liberation from the power of sin."
    -- Billy Graham

    #People #Adoption #News

  • Our faith becomes stronger as we express it; a growing faith is a sharing faith
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Christian Inspirational #Stronger

  • The family should be a closely knit group. The home should be a self-contained shelter of security; a kind of school where life's basic lessons are taught; and a kind of church where God is honored; a place where wholesome recreation and simple pleasures are enjoyed.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Home #School #Parenting

  • Christ alone can bring lasting peace - peace with God - peace among men and nations - and peace within our hearts.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Heart #Men

  • Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Motivational #Veterans Day #Memorial Day

  • We hurt people by being too busy. Too busy to notice their needs. Too busy to drop that note of comfort or encouragement or assurance of love. Too busy to listen when someone needs to talk. Too busy to care.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Christian #Encouragement #Hurt

  • Far too many young people today have no spiritual roots. The've been deprived of values by an agnostic, contemporary culture.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Spiritual #Roots #People

  • Only those who want everything done for them are bored.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Boredom #Done #Laziness

  • Salvation is free! God puts no price tag on the Gift of gifts.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Tag #Salvation

  • I believe one of the next great moves of God is going to be through the believers in the workplace.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Believe #Moving #Next

  • Jesus had a humble heart. If He abides in us, pride will never dominate our lives.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Heart #Humble

  • God can use the fear that grips the hearts of men today to point them to eternal truths- the truth of God's eternal judgment, and the truth of His eternal love.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Heart #Men #Eternal Love

  • The cross shows us the seriousness of our sin-but it also shows us the immeasurable love of God.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Sin #God Love #Crosses

  • To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Prayer #Feet #Knees

  • The very practice of reading [the Bible] will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Bible #Reading #Heart

  • The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Easter #Keys #Resurrection

  • Whatever you love most, be it sports, pleasure, business or God, that is your god!
    -- Billy Graham

    #Valentines Day #Sports #Valentine

  • Learn to commit every situation to God, and trust Him for the outcome. God's love for you never changes, no matter what problems you face or how unsettled life becomes.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Love #Christian #Outcomes

  • I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Believe #Home #Our Society

  • It is the Holy Spirit's job to convict, God's job to judge and my job to love.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jobs #Judging #Spirit

  • It is impossible to live pure lives until we have pure hearts. Many people today are trying to put the cart before the horse. They are teaching purity of motives, desires, and actions to old, deceitful hearts! No wonder we have ended up such moral failures, in spite of our vaunted knowledge and psychological approaches.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Horse #Teaching #Heart

  • 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.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Goal #Preparation #Quality

  • Before prayer changes others, it first changes us.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Prayer #Firsts