Billy Graham Quotes

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.

A lot of Jews are great friends of mine.

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

As I got older, I guess I became more mellow and more forgiving and more loving.

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

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.

Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.

Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.

I am just one of many thousands called to be an evangelist.

I am not a televangelist.

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

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

I can barely walk, but it’s a privilege to be able to move at all.

I can’t explain 9/11, except the evil of man.

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

I don’t have many sad days.

I don’t need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.

I don’t think I get angry.

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

I have the problems of, I must confess, old age.

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

I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.

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.

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

I’m not an analyzer. I’ve got a son that analyzes everything and everybody. But I don’t analyze people.

I’m not focused on the gay and lesbian movement.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Only God who made us can touch us and change us and save us from ourselves.

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.

People have a negative impression of New York that I don’t think is quite fair.

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

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.

The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.

The older I get, the more important the eternal becomes to me personally.

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.

There are a lot of groups that feel a little bit strange around me, because I am inclusive.

There are many things that I don’t understand.

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.

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

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.

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

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.