The Christian leaders I’ve written about the past couple of years had plenty to say. I recently reviewed all the quotes I included in their biographies. I chose what I consider the 40 best. Here they are on a single page.

To learn more about any Christian leader quoted below, you can link to their biography by left-clicking their name.

Anxiety– “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon

Bible– “You may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives.” – Charles Spurgeon

Character– “Your reputation is what people say about you. Your character is what God and your wife know about you.” – Billy Sunday

Character– “A good character is the best tombstone.” – Charles Spurgeon

Christian service– “And when God asks us to do something, He doesn’t ask for one hand or one foot or one day. He asks for the complete you.” – Gladys Aylward

Christian service– “The world asks, ‘What does a man own?’ Christ asks, ‘How does he use it?'” – Andrew Murray

Christian service– “Work as if everything depended on you and pray as if everything depended on God.” – D. L. Moody

Christian service– “They who neglect their duty to God never really fulfill any duty to man.” – Charles Finney

Christian service– “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.” – William Carey

Christian service–  “We have all eternity to celebrate victories, but we have only the few hours before sunset in which to win them.” – Amy Carmichael

Courtesy– “Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.”        – John Wanamaker

Discipleship– “If we love our neighbor we shall without doubt tell him the good news of Jesus. But equally if we truly love our neighbor we shall not stop there.” – John Stott

Drawn to God– “When we are lost in the woods, the sight of a signpost is a great matter.” – C. S. Lewis

Faith– “Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” – Oswald Chambers

Faith– “Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand; but I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand.” – Ira Stanphill

Faith– “Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you.”- George Muller

Faith– “When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” – Corrie Ten Boom

Facing Problems–  “All our difficulties are only platforms for the manifestations of His grace, power and love.” – Hudson Taylor

Forgiveness– “Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” – Corrie Ten Boom

Giving– “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” – Amy Carmichael

Giving– “God judges what we give by what we keep.” – George Muller

Jesus’ Love– “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” – Anna B. Warner

Living for God– “Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.” – Jonathan Edwards

Living for God– “Being in Christ implies that we commit ourselves to him, to be pardoned by his blood, quickened by his grace, controlled by his will.” – Charles Finney

Living for God– “This world is not my home, I’m just passing through.” – Albert Brumley

Living for God– “Resolved, never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.” – Jonathan Edwards

Living for God– “Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.” – Oswald Chambers

Obedience– “A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God.” – Charles Finney

Perseverence– “With perseverance the snail reached the ark.” – Charles Spurgeon

Prayer– “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” – Corrie Ten Boom

Prayer– “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” – Oswald Chambers

Prayer– “Prayer is the most formidable weapon, the thing that makes all else we do efficient.” – E. M. Bounds

Prayer– “Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still.” – E. M. Bounds

Surrender– “When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Surrender– “Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.” – Bob Pierce

Temptation– “Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.” – Billy Sunday

Temptation– “Many of us suffer from temptations from which we have no business to suffer.” – Oswald Chambers

Witnessing– “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” – Hudson Taylor

Witnessing–  “When we keep near to Jesus it is He who draws souls to Himself through us.” – John Hyde

Worry– “Worry is like a rocking chair-it keeps you moving but doesn’t get you anywhere.”  – Corrie Ten Boom

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About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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