Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author

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Robots do not love. God created us with the capacity to love. Love is based upon one's right to choose to love. We cannot force others to love us. We can make them serve us or obey us. But true love is founded upon one's freedom to choose to respond.

'Suffering should not make us bitter people,' my mother once said, 'it should make us better comforters.' Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they'll be walking those same steps, but there may not be anyone following behind.

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

Theology never changes. A man's heart is the same. The Gospel is the same. There have been no additions to the Gospel that was preached in the first century, and there is no difference in the reading of the events of the first century; morally, they're still the same. The same old sins, the same old problems, basically, that they faced in Egypt we face today in America.

Throughout my ministry, I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians. I will continue to strongly support all future efforts to advance understanding and mutual respect between our communities.

We say to our children, Act like grown-ups, but Jesus said to the grown-ups, ?Be like children.?

When we preach or teach the Scriptures, we open the door for the Holy Spirit to do His work. God has not promised to bless oratory or clever preaching. He has promised to bless His Word.

You know, when Jesus dealt with people with moral problems, like dear Walter had, he always dealt tenderly... I just hope if you have any contact with him, you'll give him my love and understanding.

Salvation is always "good news." It is news of God's love and forgiveness ? adoption into His family ? fellowship with His people ? freedom from the penalty of sin ? liberation from the power of sin.

Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?

The Church has lost a great warrior and the country has lost a great patriot who will long be remembered... He was a bold and courageous man who stood firmly for what he believed.

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

The people of the United States want peace. The people of China want peace. The people of the Soviet Union want peace. Why can't we have peace?

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

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.

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.

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

You not only choose between two ways of life but you choose between two masters.

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

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.

The ending was sad enough, never mind for it to come with allegations that he has thrown a fight as well.

The late Dr. Harry Ironside once said, Beware lest we mistake our prejudices for our convictions. To be sure, we must deplore wickedness, evil, and wrongdoing, but our commendable intolerance of sin too often develops into a deplorable intolerance of sinners. Jesus hates sin but loves the sinner.

The philosopher says think your way out. The sensualist says play your way out but none of it works.

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American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author