Billy Graham Quotes

Inspirational quotes from Billy Graham the most-renowned Christian evangelist in American history who is known for his annual “crusades”, large gatherings at which he preached.

Billy Graham (1918-2018) also appeared not only on his own TV specials, but on shows such as Meet the Press, The Jack Paar Show, and the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Graham’s life’s work was to spread Christianity–he was a non-denominational Protestant and he was successful. He was said to have preached the word to some 215 million people in 185 countries.

Born in 1918, Graham grew up in the countryside near Charlotte, Carolina; Graham preached his first sermon in 1937, as a student at the Florida Bible Institute.

After getting married in 1943, Graham began his ministerial career in ’44, serving as the minister of the First Baptist Church in Western Spring, Illinois.

After serving as president of a small Bible college and filling various roles in the ministry, Billy held his first revival meeting, in Los Angeles in 1949. This event was so popular that it kept going for six weeks, got national media attention, and would become the first of Graham’s world-famous crusades.

Those crusades would go on to include 400 events throughout the United States and nearly 200 non-U.S. cities.

Graham’s fame spread to the point that he met every president who served during his ministry, from Eisenhower through Trump. He served as the spiritual advisor to President Obama, the 44th U.S. President. Graham expanded his ministry to his long-running radion show Hour of Decision, a magazine, a film production company, numerous TV specials, and later, his website.

Because he appeared on mainstream TV shows and hobnobbed with elites, Graham was known to the general public, and became the symbol for evangelical Christians. He inspired a wave of televangelists such as Jimmy Swaggart , Jim Bakker , and Joel Osteen . Graham managed to avoid scandals that sullied the reputations of several evangelists.

In 2013, 900 people attended a 95th birthday party for Graham in Asheville, North Carolina. By then, Billy Graham was suffering from hydrocephalus, a condition sometimes called “water on the brain.”

Graham died on Feb. 21, 2018. To many, Billy Graham’s life was one of hard work to preach the gospel. He will be remembered for his prominent role in America’s religious life and the respect he earned from many high officials.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘jesus’, ‘christ’

Christianity is two thousand years old, and Protestantism a full five hundred. As a rural dweller, it is no surprise Graham was born into a Christian family. His preachings throughout his career have pertained to the word of Jesus Christ. The gospels, the Bible books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,record the teachings of Christ.

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 next person of spending their time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything.

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 children, and we had a terrific time at Christmas.

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.

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.

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.’

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.

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.’

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Rose Adams is a wonderful Christian woman who cared for my mother, Morrow Coffey Graham, in her last years of life.

I believe that I have received Jesus Christ into my heart. I believe that he has covered all of my sins.

Only when Christ comes again will the little white children of Alabama walk hand in hand with little black children.

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

I don’t think the Christian Right dominates America in the way some in the media believe they do.

A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

Christ was God in human flesh, and He proved it by rising from the dead.

Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion.

Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians.

Sincere Christians can disagree about the details of Scripture and theology – absolutely.

The one badge of Christian discipleship is not orthodoxy but love.

Christians are not limited to any church.

Chris Christie is New Jersey’s concern, not America’s.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘bible’

While the Bible is available to anyone, millions of people seek the interpretations of preachers and scholars. Here are some of Billy Graham’s quotations about the Bible.

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 it is hard for me to pick up my Bible and read it like I used to, and I miss that very much.

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 freedom for which I am grateful.

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 that we are doing today.

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.’

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 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.

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 Bible is full of warnings about false prophets and false messiahs. These satanically inspired people have appeared in almost every generation of history.

Death wasn’t part of God’s original plan for humanity, and the Bible calls death an enemy – the last enemy to be destroyed.

The Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here; if He didn’t, He would take us to Heaven far sooner.

I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.

The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.

I have never changed my message. I preach the Bible, and I preach it with authority.

Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion.

Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don’t complain.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘life’

Billy Graham believed in devoting one’s life to God, not just being a part-time Christian. He also believed that in the 20th century, Satan was working harder than ever.

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.

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.

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.

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.’

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rose Adams is a wonderful Christian woman who cared for my mother, Morrow Coffey Graham, in her last years of life.

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

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

All my life I’ve been taught how to die, but no one ever taught me how to grow old.

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

Politics has always been ugly to me, and yet I accept that as a fact of life.

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.

Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life.

To get a human through a life, lives of broken bones, knock-me-over-with-a-feather susceptibility to myriad viruses, and whatever else might befall someone will cost money.

We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.

I’ve never heard Daft Punk; I’ve never heard a track of theirs in my life. They’re the two guys with motorcycle helmets on?

With age, life becomes complex and difficult, often fraught with risk on several levels, from the practical to the fiscal.

If I had to live my life in anticipation of what others thought of me, little would get done.

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.

Florida is a crazy place, and I have played some of the wildest shows of my life here.

But I have a good life. I enjoy what I do. I am married to work.

I’ve made some great mistakes in my life, but, you know, they were honest mistakes.

Music keeps you young. Having music in your life keeps you open to things.

I thought I was gonna be in the minimum-wage working world all my life.

War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times.

I don’t want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride.

Life will not break your heart. It’ll crush it.

Life is weird, great and dangerous.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘time’

Not only does Billy Graham have a lot of passion for children and their place in the church, but also in the role of parents. It was his desire for parents to pass on the Christian lifestyle.

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 next person of spending their time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything.

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 children, and we had a terrific time at Christmas.

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 freedom for which I am grateful.

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.

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.

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.’

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’

Traveling around the world and preaching for over 70 years did not give much time for reflection.

It’s sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves.

Spend more time in study and prayer. That’s the secret of successful evangelism.

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

I’ve spent too much time giving speeches, traveling the world.

There’s something about being under-rested and knowing that the situation is going to remain that way for quite some time that makes things more meaningful.

I think more airtime should be given to Donald Trump and Orly Taitz. They should run for office together. They should open for Charlie Sheen.

‘The Great Gatsby’ is a book I have read a few times, and it seems to get heavier every time I come to visit.

The opportunity to write for the ‘L.A. Weekly’ has been one of the better breaks that has come my way in a long time.

I have been an XL fan of Devo since I was in high school in the 1970s. Their records only sound better with time.

Creating problems is easy. We do it all the time. Finding solutions, ones that last and produce good results, requires guts and care.

Being unique is never easy, and often, by the time culture catches up with you, there are only a few people who notice.

Certainly, there are huge, multiplatinum bands whose singers command their audience’s attention. Sadly, much of the time they have little to say.

Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.

The Ruts were a great punk rock band from England whose songs were as excellent as their time together was short.

I try to be well informed. I don’t know how well I do all the time, but I try nonetheless.

Early spring is the time for vigorous change, a preparation for the heat-driven oppression that is to come.

I’m terrified of motorcycles. I’ve been on one a couple of times. I did not like it.

No matter how rough things can be at times, many Americans are optimistic and on the move.

Citizens United didn’t work. Hey, Koch brothers, Karl Rove, Shellgame Adelson: Democracy trumps money sometimes.

And I laugh at myself when I screw things up, which happens all the time.

The history of apartheid-era South Africa is incredibly sad and at times infuriatingly incomprehensible.

Spring and fall, those are very inspiring times of the year for me.

War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times.

Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘children’

These quotes are on the passage of time and various life experience.

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 next person of spending their time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything.

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 children, and we had a terrific time at Christmas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My father had a dairy farm. He employed three black families and one white family, and I used to play with black children.

Occasionally I’ve seen children become heavy-handed and insensitive when dealing with their aging parents, and it only caused resentment and hard feelings.

Only when Christ comes again will the little white children of Alabama walk hand in hand with little black children.

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

I wish I had been home more when the children were growing up. I missed a lot.

As the middle class is predated upon with an ever greater malicious intensity, their children stand to lose more and harder than their parents ever did.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘faith’, ‘believe’, ‘believing’

Clealy, Billy Graham had a tremendous commitment to Christ and to his ministry. He spent no less than 70 years on his ministry. He urges his followers to have an anwavering faith.

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 replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Information Highway intrigues me because I have always been a newshound; I have always been curious about why people believe what they believe.

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.

I believe that I have received Jesus Christ into my heart. I believe that he has covered all of my sins.

I don’t think the Christian Right dominates America in the way some in the media believe they do.

I haven’t been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will in the future.

I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.

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

I can’t prove it scientifically, that there’s a God, but I believe.

I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God.

Man is not born to atheism. He is born to believe.

I don’t believe it mattered to Timothy McVeigh who was president or who his congressional representative was when he blew up the Murrah Building in 1995.

I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn’t inspire thought that leads to action almost immediately is useless.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘sin’

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 that we are doing today.

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.

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.

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.

Some people spend their lives building ultimate dream homes so they can enjoy their twilight years… Others spend their last days in nursing homes.

The Oklahoma City bombing was simple technology, horribly used. The problem is not technology. The problem is the person or persons using it.

For those of you who do not know Him, choosing your eternal home is the most important decision you will ever make.

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.

I believe that I have received Jesus Christ into my heart. I believe that he has covered all of my sins.

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

Christ was God in human flesh, and He proved it by rising from the dead.

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

Sincere Christians can disagree about the details of Scripture and theology – absolutely.

We’re all sinners. Everybody you meet all over the world is a sinner.

I don’t think there is a single social issue I haven’t spoken on.

If an American company has a drop of patriotic blood coursing through its system, then surely it would set up in America and employ Americans, right?

I remember when Martin Luther King was assassinated. I was up early watching television and watched the announcement. I didn’t understand what the word ‘assassinated’ meant.

If you think about it, every single species is endangered. Homo sapiens at the front of the line, mosquitoes and lawyers at the back.

I have been an XL fan of Devo since I was in high school in the 1970s. Their records only sound better with time.

Certainly, there are huge, multiplatinum bands whose singers command their audience’s attention. Sadly, much of the time they have little to say.

Rock n’ roll unchained a nation and revolutionized radio and the record industry, not to mention the motion picture business.

We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind’s collective GDP.

The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.

When you’re kept out of the adult world, it’s a blessing in disguise.

Unsurprisingly, Nelson Mandela had and still has many detractors.

The world’s a better place since I chose music.

Every single record I have is a fossil.

I love to go on stage and sing.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘christian’

These quotes are about love; Christ’s love for us, our love for others, God’s love for us that sent his Son to die on the cross.

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.’

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rose Adams is a wonderful Christian woman who cared for my mother, Morrow Coffey Graham, in her last years of life.

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

I don’t think the Christian Right dominates America in the way some in the media believe they do.

A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians.

Sincere Christians can disagree about the details of Scripture and theology – absolutely.

The one badge of Christian discipleship is not orthodoxy but love.

Christians are not limited to any church.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘pray’

Christians don’t go long without thinking of Heaven. It is where they will be with God, without sin or death.

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 freedom for which I am grateful.

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.

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.

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.’

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.

It was a privilege to pray with Governor Romney – for his family and our country.

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

Spend more time in study and prayer. That’s the secret of successful evangelism.

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.

I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God.

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

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘love’

Sin is an integral part of Christianity. There cannot be good without evil, and there can’t be Heaven without the idea of staying out of sin and asking forgiveness for it.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Oral Roberts was a man of God and a great friend in ministry. I loved him as a brother.

Only the supernatural love of God through changed lives can solve the problems that we face in our world.

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

The one badge of Christian discipleship is not orthodoxy but love.

And I love the hate mail I get, the unsigned, misspelled letters I get telling me to go back to Russia or wherever.

I love capitalism. It rewards me for being brave – it awards me for being innovative and thinking out of the box.

Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.

The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.

Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it’s all about. I love to perform.

Kids need parents who love and support them unconditionally, full stop.

I love being a storyteller. I love telling stories.

I love to go on stage and sing.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘heaven’

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.

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.’

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 Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here; if He didn’t, He would take us to Heaven far sooner.

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.

I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.’

Heaven gives us hope and makes our present burdens easier to bear.

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

My wife is already in Heaven.

Billy Graham quotes on: ‘money’

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.

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

To get a human through a life, lives of broken bones, knock-me-over-with-a-feather susceptibility to myriad viruses, and whatever else might befall someone will cost money.

The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.

I think Naomi Klein was very astute with her book ‘Shock Doctrine.’ We make money on disaster.

Citizens United didn’t work. Hey, Koch brothers, Karl Rove, Shellgame Adelson: Democracy trumps money sometimes.

Other quotes from Billy Graham

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 next person of spending their time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything.

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 children, and we had a terrific time at Christmas.

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.

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.

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.’

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.

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.’

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Rose Adams is a wonderful Christian woman who cared for my mother, Morrow Coffey Graham, in her last years of life.

I believe that I have received Jesus Christ into my heart. I believe that he has covered all of my sins.

Only when Christ comes again will the little white children of Alabama walk hand in hand with little black children.

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

I don’t think the Christian Right dominates America in the way some in the media believe they do.

A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

Christ was God in human flesh, and He proved it by rising from the dead.

Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion.

Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians.

Sincere Christians can disagree about the details of Scripture and theology – absolutely.

The one badge of Christian discipleship is not orthodoxy but love.

Christians are not limited to any church.

Chris Christie is New Jersey’s concern, not America’s.