Billy Graham Quotes: 22 Great Sayings

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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.”


“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 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.”


“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”


“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.”


“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.”


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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Alice February 1, 2012 at 6:02 am

I totally love everything about billy graham.May God bless U.


samson February 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I am blessed by this great man of God.


Pam February 1, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Hello Alice and Samson, Billy Graham is easy to love. Oh that we could be the evangelist that he is. Thanks for stopping by WCWTK and leaving your comments. I hope you visit again soon. Blessings!


NALUYINDA SHAMIM February 2, 2012 at 4:12 am

good information


NALUYINDA SHAMIM February 2, 2012 at 4:13 am

be blessed


Obi Justus March 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

You know, anything from Billy Graham is sure a life lifter. Pls permit me to share some of these on my wall. Bless You.


Geoffrey Ochieng May 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

I’m really blessed and lifted by the message.


Julie May 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I used to think Billy Graham a great man of God but recently learned that he has refuted the Bible and the Word of God by proclaiming that he believes that there are many ways to go to Heaven and not just in belief in Jesus Christ. I watched a video where he stated that he used to believe there was one God and only one way to God but now believes that this isn’t so and that one can have salvation and never know God or Jesus Christ as long as he believes in “a god” in his life, a ruling deity of “some kind”.

I was saddened by this and, though it doesn’t take away from his earlier teachings, we need to be aware that Mr. Graham has turned away from his earlier convictions and beliefs and is now aligned more with a worldly and secular view that there are “many paths” to God instead of the one true way to God through His Son, Jesus Christ.


Rick September 8, 2012 at 7:26 am

To Julie. re: Billy Graham saying that there are many paths to God. You need to back up your statements with accurate information. Just you saying it doesn’t make it true. It is just gossip to spread lies about someone. If he has said these things, then he truly needs our prayers. God has used Billy Graham in the past to speak God’s truth. Believe in His Son regardless of what anyone says.


Carolyn March 5, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Where was this quoted by Billy Graham? This was just preached at my church Sat. 3/2/2013 as a quote from Billy Graham with his picture, dated 2006. This is not scriptural. There is no other door of probability in the Old Testament nor the New Testament. Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. God is not a man that He should lie. The 1,000 year Millenium reign when satan will be bound is the only other mention in scripture where those who never heard of Jesus Christ will receive an opportunity to accept or reject Christ as their Savior.


Dale March 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

What was the context of his quote: I believe that all paths lead to God but what side will be on the side of peace and worship or torment and fire for ever. There are many people who want to see the great men fall just to have there 15 seconds of fame


andrew September 22, 2018 at 11:12 pm

Why is it that women are the first to GOSSIP like in the garden, the first to lead one astray. Spend more time on your knees.


Jack Wellman September 23, 2018 at 9:29 am

I don’t believe women are the first to gossip. It is commont to all of us, men included. I used to work in a machine shop years ago and gossip among men is just as bad as anyones.


Susan June 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I did not hear about this. I just bought a book today of his and I am looking forward to it assisting me. God is called by other names in different langauges I believe and if that is the case Jesus would be called different names in different languages too. It is still the same Only God and his Son Jesus. Could he have meant this? If I am being naïve, alright, but if this isn’t it, then prayers for him are needed. He spent a lifetime spreading the word. I will say a prayer.


David chinweoke July 5, 2012 at 3:45 am

Oh God!…i hope for the sake of his life that its just rumour…but otherwise he seriously needs our prayers now…remember how the devil almost defeated the ministry of the biblical moses; ‘cos no one interceded on his behalf..and to all the young christians like me reading this alleged recent developments in the ministry of not be weary,let ur heart not faint……”looking up to Jesus,the author and finisher of our faith…..”


Belema August 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I love Billy Graham so much and i have decided to pray for him and his family.


Pamela Rose Williams August 24, 2012 at 10:17 am

Great idea Belema!


Sunil August 24, 2012 at 4:16 am

God has choosen this man mightly so that all sinners like me shall come in to salvation…. God Bless u Ps. Billy


Van Khar Lian November 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

I thank you so much for your free share. May God bless you always.


Prophet Nkwinika D Joseph December 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Greetings to everyone out there in Christ name. If indeed Billy Graham said it, for I personally havent seen the video clip yet. Believing that everyone who speak negative about the video, must have seen it not heard of rumours. Even if it may be true that he said it, we have to be carefully in passing the judgement. If trully he ment it’ remember what Jesus said about the last days read Matt 24:24. He said: ” For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perfom great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect..” It may happen he was caught up by this false christs and false prophets who knows. If this false prophets haven’t caught you, dont laugh and blame those that are caught. The bible says if one of you is weak must be strengthened by us who are strong. Remember what Genesis 4:9, God asks Cain about where about of his brother. Cain said: ” am I the keeper of my brother”, but the truth remains he was the keeper. We have to keep our brothers people even if they are strayed. Jesus said: Love one another, Love doesn’t kill or condemn our brothers. But it allows us to pray for them, defend them and keep them. At war when onee of the solders is short and wounded, his fellow brothers carry him and run with him to the medics camp. So lets do and not just laugh and expose one another. If I were you who got that video, I should have looked for a way of how to destroy or remove the tape out of the internet for just to protect my brother who brought many to Christ. Lets ALL try to protect insteed of exposure please. If ever you spoke bad being a christian about your brother ask God to forgive you. We all do mistakes in this life, no one who is 100% right or 100% preached right to the public. God Bless you All.


Madelyn Champion February 11, 2013 at 12:58 am

I do not believe one bad thing against this great man of God!


Talukder February 28, 2013 at 2:05 am

Billy Graham is more like a modern day Saint, may God bless him… He is my idol


duane March 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

One hand is for receiving and one is for giving….B.Graham


Pamela Rose Williams March 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks for sharing Duane. That is a good one


Ann August 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

As a very young girl I watched Billy graham on Television,his sweet loving spirit was very drawing to me. I always wished I had a father like him. I have looked to him through my life as an example of Christ”s love and someone to look up to. I am now in my sixty’s and have seen how Brother Grahams life has been such and inspiration to others…I wish to be an example of God’s love and be more like Christ…


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