120 Billy Graham Quotes

Billy Graham Quotes

If you’re looking for pieces of advice from one of the most famous preachers in the world, then these Billy Graham quotes will surely fit the bill.

As a speaker, preacher, counsel, and author of more than 30 books, he left a legacy that puts his passion for Christ and evangelism in the spotlight. Our collection boasts of his Top 120 quotes that tackle everything from salvation, love, morals, and hope, so be sure you don’t miss out.

Here’s the full collection.

Best Billy Graham Quotes

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

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

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

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

4. “The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.”

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

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

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

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

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

9. “The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”

Billy Graham Quote - Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion.

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

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

12. “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.”

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

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

Billy Graham Quote - Joy cannot be pursued. It comes from within. It is a state of being.

15. “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.”

16. “Many invest wisely in business matters, but fail to invest time and interest in their most valued possessions—their spouses and children.”

17. “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.”

18. “Christ not only died for all, He died for each.”

19. “God’s love for us never fails.”

Billy Graham Quotes on Salvation and the Bible

Billy Graham Quote - Sincerity is the biggest part of selling anything - including the Christian plan of salvation.

20. “‎Sincerity is the biggest part of selling anything—including the Christian plan of salvation.”

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

22. “If God were to remove all evil from our world, but somehow leave human beings on the planet, it would mean that the essence of ‘humanness’ would be destroyed. We would become robots.”

23. “Come to Christ while there is still time. Christ, God’s greater Ark, stands ready to welcome you to safety today.”

24. “World events are moving very rapidly now. I pick up the Bible in one hand, and I pick up the newspaper in the other. And I read almost the same words in the newspaper as I read in the Bible. It’s being fulfilled every day around us.”

Billy Graham Quote - We need to encourage new believers to feed on God's Word - it is nourishment for the soul.

25. “We need to encourage new believers to feed on God’s Word—it is nourishment for the soul.”

26. “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.”

27. “God cannot clear the guilty until atonement is made. Mercy is what we need and that is what we receive at the foot of the cross.”

28. “The second coming of Christ will be so revolutionary that it will change every aspect of life on this planet.”

29. “Christ will reign in righteousness. Disease will be arrested. Death will be modified. War will be abolished. Nature will be changed. Man will live as it was originally intended he should live.”

Billy Graham Quote - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

30. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

31. “Every area of our lives is to be under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and that means the searchlight of God’s Word must penetrate every corner of our lives.”

32. “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.”

33. “I have never known anyone to accept Christ’s redemption and later regret it.”

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

Billy Graham Quote - Because of the brevity of life, the Bible warns that we should be prepared to meet God at all times.

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

36. “The Bible tells us that the state of the world will grow darker as we near the end of the age.”

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

38. “We know what the end will be—the triumph of the Lord Jesus Christ!”

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

Billy Graham Quote - We need to fortify ourselves with the Word of God.

40. “We need to fortify ourselves with the Word of God.”

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

42. “We are told in Scripture that there will be signs pointing toward the return of the Lord. I believe that we see those signs in the world today. I believe that the coming of the Lord is near.”

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

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

Billy Graham Quote - A life without God is like a boat without an anchor.

45. “A life without God is like a boat without an anchor.”

46. “He gets out of trouble when he bows to the divine superiority, when he repents and says humbly, ‘God be merciful to me a sinner.’”

47. “God still calls immorality a sin and the Bible says God is going to judge it.”

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

49. “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.”

Billy Graham Quotes on God and Love

Billy Graham Quote - Only God can give us a selfless love for others, as the Holy Spirit changes us from within. This is one reason we must receive Christ, for apart from His Spirit we can never be freed from the chains of selfishness, jealousy, and indifference.

50. “Only God can give us a selfless love for others, as the Holy Spirit changes us from within. This is one reason we must receive Christ, for apart from His Spirit we can never be freed from the chains of selfishness, jealousy, and indifference. Will others see Christ’s love in your life today?”

51. “God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’”

52. “God created us with the capacity to love.”

53. “Love is based upon one’s right to choose to love.”

54. “We cannot force others to love us.”

Billy Graham Quote - We can make them serve us or obey us, but true love is founded upon one's freedom to choose to respond.

55. “We can make them serve us or obey us, but true love is founded upon one’s freedom to choose to respond.”

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

57. “Compassion is not complete in itself, but must be accompanied by inflexible justice and wrath against sin and a desire for holiness.”

58. “Evil is real, but so is God’s power and love.”

59. “Our Father and our God, You have made each of us unique and special.”

Billy Graham Quote - I often wonder if God, in His sovereignty, allows the eyesight of the aged to cast a dim view of the here and now.

60. “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.”

61. “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.”

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

63. “We should not let a day go by without thanking God for His mercy and grace to us in Jesus Christ.”

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

Billy Graham Quote - Jesus Christ is God in human flesh, and the story of His life, death, and resurrection is the only Good News the world will ever hear.

65. “Jesus Christ is God in human flesh, and the story of His life, death, and resurrection is the only Good News the world will ever hear.”

66. “Can you see God? You haven’t seen him? I’ve never seen the wind. I see the effects of the wind, but I’ve never seen the wind. There’s a mystery to it.”

67. “Long after you and I are gone, God will still be at work—and many of the things we prayed for will finally come to pass.”

68. “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.”

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

Billy Graham Quotes on Character and Morals

Billy Graham Quote - I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly.

70. “I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly.”

71. “Moral courage has rewards that timidity can never imagine. Like a shot of adrenaline, it floods the spirit with vitality.”

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

73. “If God eliminated evil by programming us to perform only good acts, we would lose this distinguishing mark—the ability to make choices.”

74. “All too often, we are more afraid of physical pain than of moral wrong.”

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