Billy Graham Quotes: 22 Great Sayings

by Pamela Rose Williams on February 1, 2012 · Print Print · Email Email

William F. Graham, more commonly known as Billy Graham, was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, 1918. He was voted one of the ten most admired men in the world by Gallop poll more than fifty times. He and his late wife Ruth have 5 children and 19 grandchildren. Billy Graham committed his life to Christ when he was 15 years old at a revival meeting in Charlotte. He was ordained 5 years later into the Southern Baptist Convention. He is best known for his evangelistic crusades and is said to be responsible for preaching the more than 200 million people in his lifetime. Billy Graham is beloved throughout the world. The previous biographical information was gleaned from his website: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, be sure to visit over there to learn more about this wonderful man of God.

During his many years of preaching and speaking in front of millions, Billy Graham has said some amazing things. The truth that he preaches is timeless! Here are 22 great quotes and sayings by Billy Graham.

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

Character:

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

“A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.”

Courage:

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

“Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.”

Evangelism:

“I just want to lobby for God.”

“If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew.”

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

“The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless”

Finances:

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

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

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

Love, Relationships & Romance

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

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

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

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

“The word ‘romance,’ according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.”

Prayer:

“It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.”

“Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.”

“The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course”

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

Resources:

Youtube: “Billy Graham- TIMELESS TRUTH!”

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images



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