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Grace in Words: 30 Powerful Billy Graham Quotes

Discover inspiring Billy Graham quotes perfect for your journal, cards, crafts, or simply to adorn your room with motivation.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7

The world mourned on February 21, 2018, as we lost Billy Graham, a monumental figure of faith. He inspired me deeply with his integrity in ministry, devotion as a husband and father, and his remarkable evangelistic gift.

His legacy ensures that countless souls will join him in eternity with their Savior. My prayer is for God to raise a new generation of leaders like Billy Graham to bring forth an unprecedented spiritual harvest.

In memory of his heavenly journey, I’m sharing some cherished Billy Graham quotes and a video, hoping they uplift your spiritual journey.

Billy Graham Faith Quotes

Billy Graham Quotes

Don’t let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door – if we seek it. – Billy Graham

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Earth’s troubles fade in the light of heaven’s hope. – Billy Graham

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren are not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. – Billy Graham

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When God gets ready to shake America, He may not take the Ph.D. and the D.D. God may choose a country boy …

God may choose the man that no one knows, a little nobody, to shake America for Jesus Christ in this day, and I pray that He would. – Billy Graham

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God has promised to supply all of our needs, but He’s never promised to supply all of our greeds. – Billy Graham

In the Bible God speaks to us; in prayer we speak to God. Both are essential. – Billy Graham

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Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys. – Billy Graham

Prayers have no boundaries. They can leap miles and continents and be translated instantly into any language. – Billy Graham

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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. – Billy Graham

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Living the Christian life means striving for holiness. – Billy Graham

Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s Word. – Billy Graham

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Salvation is an act of God. It is initiated by God, wrought by God, and sustained by God. – Billy Graham

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We should ask ourselves three questions before we speak: Is it true? Is it kind? Does it glorify Christ? – Billy Graham

The Holy Spirit can rejuvenate a tired Christian, captivate an indifferent believer, and empower a dry church. – Billy Graham

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The whole Bible is a love story. It’s a love story between God and man. God loves you! – Billy Graham

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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. – Billy Graham

Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. Prayer to God is like a child’s conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs. – Billy Graham

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The cross shows us the seriousness of our sin—but it also shows us the immeasurable love of God. – Billy Graham

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

We are the Bibles the world is reading; we are the creeds the world is needing; we are the sermons the world is heeding – Billy Graham

The way we live is often more convincing than the words we say. – Billy Graham

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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.

It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our soul’s ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will deeply root inside us and give us inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be.

That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulus.” – Billy Graham

Billy Graham quote

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. – Billy Graham

Sin is the second most powerful force in the universe, for it sent Jesus to the cross. Only one force is greater—the love of God – Billy Graham

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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 round about us. – Billy Graham

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

Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone – except God. – Billy Graham

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Someone asked me recently if I didn’t think God was unfair, allowing me to have Parkinson’s and other medical problems when I have tried to serve him faithfully.

I replied that I did not see it that way at all. Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to him in trust and confidence. – Billy Graham

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The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven. -Billy Graham

The message I preach hasn’t changed. Circumstances have changed. Problems have changed, but deep inside man has not changed, and the gospel hasn’t changed. -Billy Graham

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 Billy Graham’s 9/11 Message at the Washington National Cathedral

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Billy Graham Quotes

I hope you enjoyed these Billy Graham quotes. For more information on the life of Billy Graham, you can check out his Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham or you can visit his memorial page at

Please drop me a comment below and share your thoughts or how he impacted your life.

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Friday 2nd of March 2018

I love this quote, "We should ask ourselves three questions before we speak: Is it true? Is it kind? Does it glorify Christ? " I sure needed to hear this. Thank you for taking the time compile all these quotes. Blessings to you!

Amber Nash

Thursday 1st of March 2018

Love this! He was such a great man, and this honors him well.