Billy Graham Quotes

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Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.
— Billy Graham


Since God made us to be originals, why stoop to be a copy?
— Billy Graham

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You will never understand who you are until you understand who God is.

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


True Christianity is not religion. True Christianity is faith in Christ alone.

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There are two ingredients to deceit: a good bit of truth and a few little lies.

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God forbid that we should ever retire from prayer, the sweetest work of the soul.


God never removes something from our lives without replacing it with something far better.

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


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


The most prominent place in hell is reserved for those who are neutral on the great issues of life.
— Billy Graham


Hope will accompany us through our uncertain tomorrows if we will receive, by faith, the God of hope.

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What makes Christians different from everyone else is that God Himself lives within them by His Holy Spirit.


Repentance is more than just being sorry for our sin; it is a complete turning away from our total depravity.

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When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
— Billy Graham

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Even at ninety-two, my desire is to learn to be content. We should never get too old to learn or too old to smile !

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Humanity's fundamental weakness is to think we can save ourselves by getting aboard our own design with controls in hand.

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The greatest legacy you can pass on to them [your children and grandchildren] is the legacy of your character and your faith.

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Look for the Lord's purpose in every circumstance and in every face or voice you encounter daily, for the time He has given you is not without purpose.

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Perhaps the greatest psychological, physical, and spiritual need all people have is the need for hope that builds our faith and points us beyond our problems.


I often wonder if God, in His sovereignty, allows the eyesight of the aged to cast a dim view of the here and now so that we may focus our spiritual eyes on the ever after.

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The soul — the spirit of man — never dies. The Bible says, "For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4: 18).

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We trespass against God when we depend on self-sufficiency instead of practicing faith in God, self-will instead of submission to God, and self-seeking instead of serving God.

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The point is this: as an old man Barzillai couldn't do everything he once did — but he did what he could, and God used his efforts. The same can be true of us as we grow older.

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Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives. It was for them, and it can be for us.

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I have one message: that Jesus Christ came, he died on a cross, he rose again, and he asked us to repent of our sins and receive him by faith as Lord and Savior, and if we do, we have forgiveness of all of our sins.
— Billy Graham

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No matter who we are, retirement presents us with two choices. Either we can use it to indulge ourselves, or we can use it to make an impact on the lives of others. In other words, the choice we face is between empty self-indulgence and meaningful activity.

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Sin is the transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4). The Bible says that whoever breaks one law is guilty of breaking all of them (James 2:10). Sin is an intrusion into a forbidden area — an overstepping of the divine boundary between good and evil. The Bible classifies us all as sinners and says that all are under sin (Galatians 3:22)

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What testimony are you passing on to others following you? Remembering what God has done for you will invigorate you in old age. Others are watching your actions and attitudes. Don't diminish the impact you can make; pass on foundational truths of God's Word so that younger generations will be as Joshua, "filled with the spirit of wisdom."

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In God's eyes every legitimate work has dignity and importance, which means we should do our work with pride and diligence and integrity. But our work was never meant to become the center of our lives. That place belongs only to God, and when we allow our work to dominate and control us, then it has become an idol to us — and that is wrong.

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Sin is unbelief, an insult to the truthfulness of God. It is unbelief that shuts the door to Heaven and opens the door to Hell. It is unbelief that rejects the Word of God and refuses Christ as Savior. It is unbelief that causes people to turn a deaf ear to the Gospel and to reject the miracles of Christ. And it is unbelief that causes us to turn a blind eye to our own sin: "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us" (1 John 1:8)

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First, God created us, and He loves us and wants us to live at peace with Him forever (Genesis 2:7; John 10:10). Second, we have sinned and turned away from God, and as a result we are cut off from Him and subject to His judgment (Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:2). Third, God still loves us, and He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to take the judgment we deserve and bring us back to God (Romans 5:8; Romans 6:23; 1 Peter 3:18). Fourth, we must respond in faith by trusting Jesus Christ as our Savior and committing our lives to Him as Lord (John 3:16; John 1:12; Romans 10:9).

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