Following are some Billy Graham quotes which we have in our database of Quotes of Billy Graham.
The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.
Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, but the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. So I don't think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin th
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.'
Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don't be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ and His will first in everything you do.
God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
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.
When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Auschwitz stands as a tragic reminder of the terrible potential man has for violence and inhumanity.
God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there.
No parent is perfect; we all can look back and think of things we could've done to help our children be better prepared for adulthood. And sometimes it's best to admit it to them and encourage them to learn from our mistakes.
Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact - men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do.
I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I'm going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: 'Lord, remember me.'
Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart.
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.
The great question of our time is, 'Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?'
The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.
Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.
I used to read five psalms every day - that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.
The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
'Hope and change' has become a cliche in our nation, and it is daunting to think that any American could hope for change from what God has blessed.
Death wasn't part of God's original plan for humanity, and the Bible calls death an enemy - the last enemy to be destroyed.
No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.
Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being r
'Suffering should not make us bitter people,' my mother once said, 'it should make us better comforters.' Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they'll be walking those same steps,
Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.
The thing that alarms me is that there are so many clergymen who say that the so-called 'new morality' is all right. They say we're living in a new generation; let's be relevant, let's change God's law. Let's say that ad
It's no secret that in New York during the last 30 years there has been a tragic exodus from the churches into materialism, secularism and humanism.
What really matters is how God sees me. He isn't concerned with labels; he is concerned about the state of man's soul.
Regardless of what society says, we can't go on much longer in the sea of immorality without judgment coming.
The Bible says today is the accepted time, today is the day of salvation… But there will come a time when it will be too late for you.
There are two great forces, God's force of good and the devil's force of evil, and I believe Satan is alive and he is working, and he is working harder than ever, and we have many mysteries that we don't understand.
Everywhere I go I find that people… both leaders and individuals… are asking one basic question, 'Is there any hope for the future?' My answer is the same, 'Yes, through Jesus Christ.'
Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.
I still enjoy watching a batter successfully cross home plate, but nothing thrills me more than seeing the Holy Spirit at work in hearts as the Gospel is carried into stadiums, across the airwaves, and around the world.
There's a great deal to say in the Bible about the signs we're to watch for, and when these signs all converge at one place we can be sure that we're close to the end of the age.
The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.
I think we've taken the meaning of Christmas out. People don't stop and think about Jesus or the birth of Jesus. When they think of Christmas, they think of Santa Claus and - for the children, and they think of giving gifts and out-giving the ne
The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Even the securest financial plan and the finest health coverage aren't enough to hold us steady when the challenges come… We need something more, something deeper and unshakeable, something that will see us through life's hard times.
Occasionally I've seen children become heavy-handed and insensitive when dealing with their aging parents, and it only caused resentment and hard feelings.
As I approached my 95th birthday, I was burdened to write a book that addressed the epidemic of 'easy believism.' There is a mindset today that if people believe in God and do good works, they are going to Heaven.
Let me ask you a question: If you never ate a balanced diet, what would happen to your body? You know the answer: Eventually you'd grow weak; you might even open yourself to serious illness or disease. We all need a balanced diet if we are to stay he
The Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here; if He didn't, He would take us to Heaven far sooner.
Only the supernatural love of God through changed lives can solve the problems that we face in our world.
The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.
Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God's word.
Evangelicals can't be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle, to preach to all the people, right and left.
I first met Bev Shea while in Chicago when he was on Moody Radio. As a young man starting my ministry, I asked Bev if he would join me. He said yes, and for over 60 years we had the privilege of ministering together across the country and around the world
Those outside the church expect followers of Christ to live differently, yet today many in church are chasing after the world - not to win them, but to be like them.
I'm going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: 'Lord, remember me.'
The time has come for all evangelists to practice full financial disclosure. The world is watching how we walk and how we talk. We must have the highest standards of morality, ethics and integrity if we are to continue to have influence.
I've been praying that we might have a spiritual awakening. But I think that becomes possible as individuals surrender their lives fresh and anew to Christ.
Christmas means a great deal to me. I was reared in a family that celebrated Christmas to some extent, but I married into a family that celebrated Christmas in a big way. And my wife always made a big thing of Christmas for the children. We have five chil
I'm not an analyzer. I've got a son that analyzes everything and everybody. But I don't analyze people.
Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.
I think it is a sin to look at another person as inferior to yourself because of race or because of ethnic background, and I think the greatest thing to do is to pray that God will give you love for them, and I do.
Only when Christ comes again will the little white children of Alabama walk hand in hand with little black children.
Success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success. Will we influence the world for Christ, or will the world influence us?
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
For those of you who do not know Him, choosing your eternal home is the most important decision you will ever make.
The Bible is full of warnings about false prophets and false messiahs. These satanically inspired people have appeared in almost every generation of history.
I don't have freedom in the United States to go into a public school and preach the Gospel, nor is a student free in a public school to pray, or a teacher free to read the Bible publicly to the students. At the same time, we have a great degree of fr
I am amazed at the wonders of technology and am grateful for the ways in which we are able to use it to share the Gospel around the world.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
We have an idea that we Americans are God's chosen people, that God loves us more than any other people, and that we are God's blessed. I tell you that God doesn't love us any more than He does the Russians.
God knows what we are going through when we grieve, and He wants to assure us of His love and concern. He also wants us to turn to Him and bring our heartaches and burdens to Him.
I don't think the government should be in the trailer-park business. I don't think they know how to run a trailer park.
When Christians say God has been talking to them about something, it simply means they have a strong inner conviction or feeling that God has made His will known to them.
I haven't written my own epitaph, and I'm not sure I should. Whatever it is, I hope it will be simple, and that it will point people not to me, but to the One I served.
The second coming of Christ will be so revolutionary that it will change every aspect of life on this planet. Disease will be eliminated. Death will be abolished. War will be eradicated. Nature will be transformed.
A calling is you feel - you look out and see the need - maybe it's the need for the poor, to help poor people. Maybe it's the need to get involved in the race problem, as Martin Luther King was - felt called.
If you'd have said Evangelical in 1957, most people wouldn't know what you were talking about. And then, they'd be against it.
I have discovered that just because we grow weaker physically as we age, it doesn't mean that we must grow weaker spiritually.
I'm thankful for the incredible advances in medicine that have taken place during my lifetime. I almost certainly wouldn't still be here if it weren't for them.
Every President I think I've ever known, except Truman, has thought they didn't quite get done what they wanted done. And toward the end of their Administrations, they were disappointed and wished they had done some things differently.
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.
I'm grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to.
As a former resident with strong personal and ministry ties to the North Star State, I pray that the good people of Minnesota will show their support for God's definition of marriage, between a man and a woman.
Some people spend their lives building ultimate dream homes so they can enjoy their twilight years… Others spend their last days in nursing homes.
When I was young, I could not imagine being old. My mother said, and the doctor confirmed, that I had an unusual amount of energy; and it followed me into young adulthood.
I think that if I would talk on a political subject, if I talk about it, it would divide the audience on that issue. That's not my issue.
Over the years I've seen people lose a spouse and then withdraw and lose interest in life, and I believe we need to resist that.
There have been times that I've wept as I've gone from city to city and I've seen how far people have wandered from God.
I am well aware that there are prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union, including some who have said they have chosen to resist the law because of religious reasons.
To start with, I love New York… It's a little bit of the whole world… In New York, the whole world comes to you.
While I have never learned to use a computer, I am surrounded by family and friends who carry information to me from blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and various websites.
The Bible says that as Christians we don't grieve the same way people do who have no hope of eternity and of Heaven - but we still grieve.
The Oklahoma City bombing was simple technology, horribly used. The problem is not technology. The problem is the person or persons using it.
Certainly a woman should never disguise the fact that she is a woman. A woman's body is very beautiful.
Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.
I kept a very full diary of my relationship with Nixon, for some strange reason, until he became president.
My father had a dairy farm. He employed three black families and one white family, and I used to play with black children.
I believe that I have received Jesus Christ into my heart. I believe that he has covered all of my sins.
When anyone has the power to destroy the whole human race in a matter of hours, it becomes a moral issue. The church must speak out.
We're a diverse society, and I think the TV is doing a great job in showing that we're all human beings, that we can all get along, that we can all be together, and I think that's a marvelous thing.
Seemingly, man has learned to live without God, preoccupied and indifferent toward Him and concerned only about material security and pleasure.
It is well known that the Soviet Union closely regulates all organizations and movements, including religion.
I'm grateful for the evangelical resurgence we've seen across the world in the last half-century or so. It truly has been God's doing.
I think about my own sons and my own daughters, and I'm sure that many parents are concerned about what their children are exposed to.
I have never talked publicly or privately about the Jewish people, including conversations with President Nixon, except in the most positive terms.
Whenever I counsel someone who feels called to be an evangelist, I always urge them to guard their time and not feel like they have to do everything.
The Information Highway intrigues me because I have always been a newshound; I have always been curious about why people believe what they believe.
One of the things I miss most is that I can no longer read, due to age-related macular degeneration. I get regular injections for this, and thankfully these seem to have arrested its progress, but it's still very difficult for me to read. That means
God never meant that people were to wear clothes. He meant we were to be nude. But we were in a state of innocence. Then sin came into the human race and became a blood poisoning.
Rose Adams is a wonderful Christian woman who cared for my mother, Morrow Coffey Graham, in her last years of life.
I spoke to a million in one service, in Korea, in Seoul. And that was the largest audience I ever have had.