Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Billy
Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham
1918

American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author

Author Quotes

Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart.

?Sincerity is the biggest part of selling anything.

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

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.

The most prominent place in hell is reserved for those who are neutral on the great issues of life.

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 is nothing wrong with people possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess people.

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.

When I look back over the schedule I kept thirty or forty years ago, I am staggered by all the things we did and the engagements we kept. Sometimes we flitted from one part of the country to another, even from one continent to another, in the course of only a few days. Were all those engagements necessary? Was I as discerning as I might have been about which ones to take and which to turn down? I doubt it. Every day I was absent from my family is gone forever. Although much of that travel was necessary, some of it was not.

World travel and getting to know clergy of all denominations has helped mold me into an ecumenical being. We're separated by theology and, in some instances, culture and race, but all that means nothing to me anymore.

Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.

Some people say they will follow their conscience... many of us have dead consciences. Your conscience is no longer a safe guide. You?ve harden it, you?ve deaden it.

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 greatest miracle of the Bible is that the prophets of Israel could keep a religion as clean as a hounds tooth amid all the corruption and idolatry of the nations surrounding them.

The New Testament says nothing of Apostles who retired and took it easy.

The very practice of reading [the Bible] will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise.

There?s a way of life, there?s a way of death. Which way are you on?

We have been proud and thought we were better than any other race, any other people. Ladies and gentlemen, we are going to stumble into hell because of our pride.

When I reached 80, my world turned upside down physically. I've had a lot of physical problems.

You can?t change your past but you can change you destiny.

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

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 Bible says we must choose two ways of life.

The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature. We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world.

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

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First Name
Billy
Last Name
Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham
Birth Date
1918
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American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author