“Brothers, I do not consider myself as having laid hold of it yet, but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13-14, Legacy Standard Bible®

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Quotes From the Back of My Bible

The following quotes are ones I have gathered over the years. Writing quotes in my Bible is a practice I started years ago when attending Bible college. It is my wish that anyone who may pick up my Bible in the future, would not only find wisdom and comfort in the pages of Scripture, but also in the quotes and notes which are penned throughout. I will continue adding inspirational and Christian-oriented quotes to this list as I receive them.

“The greatest thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not.”

C.S. Lewis

“He who provides for this life, but takes no care for eternity, is wise for a moment, but a fool forever.”


“Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Jesus Christ to keep you out of hell.”

Charles H. Spurgeon

“You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are.”

Max Lucado

“The Gospel is a universal language that crosses the barriers of time to impact the lives of ordinary people.”

Michelle Jones

“The love of God is one of the great realities of the universe, a pillar upon which the hope of the world rests. But it is a personal, intimate thing, too. God does not love populations, He loves people. He loves not masses, but men.”

A.W. Tozer

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”

John Barrymore

“The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.”

Lillian Hellman

“One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.”

Gaston Bachelard

“Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow.”

Theodore Epp

“Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?”


“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.”

C.S. Lewis

“When life caves in, you do not need reasons — you need comfort. You do not need some answers — you need someone. And Jesus does not come to us with an explanation — He comes to us with His presence.”

Bob Benson

“Our religious activities should be ordered in such a way as to have plenty of time for the cultivation of the fruits of solitude and silence.”

A.W. Tozer

“If the mind of God as discovered to us in His word and works is so vast and deep, what must His mind be in all its undisclosed resources in the infinity and eternity of its existence?”

John Bate

“Life passes, riches fly away, popularity is fickle, the senses decay, the world changes. One alone is true to us; One alone can be all things to us; One alone can supply our need.”

John Henry Newman

“There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”

G.K. Chesterton

“Don’t be afraid for tomorrow. God is already there.”

Ethel Lofgren

“Things and persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. How unconsciously we judge others by the light that is within ourselves, condemning or approving them by our own conception of right and wrong, honor and dishonor! We show by our judgement just what the light within us is.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder

“One of Satan’s ploys to retard spiritual productivity is getting Christians preoccupied with humanistic philosophy and other bankrupt substitutes for God’s truth.”

John MacArthur

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

Corrie ten Boom

“God’s promises are like the stars: the darker the night, the brighter they shine.”

David Nicholas

“One of the ways that our faith expresses itself is by our ability to be still, to be present, and not to panic or lose perspective. God still does His best work in the most difficult of circumstances.”

Tim Hansel

“God does not discipline us to subdue us, but to condition us for a life of usefulness and blessedness.”

Billy Graham

“The Bible is like a telescope. If man looks through his telescope, then he sees worlds beyond; but if he looks at his telescope, then he does not see anything but that. The Bible is a thing to be looked through, to see that which is beyond.”

Phillips Brooks

“There is not a heart but has its moments of longing, yearning for something better; nobler; holier than it knows now.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“We need to find God, and He cannot be found in the noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

Mother Teresa

“The seven social sins: politics without principle, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice.”

Frederick Lewis Donaldson

“Whatever man loves, that is his god. For he carries it in his heart; he goes about with it night and day; he sleeps and wakes with it, be it what it may – wealth or self, pleasure or renown.”

Martin Luther

“Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don’t hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less.”

Billy Sunday

“We are no more responsible for the evil thoughts that pass through our minds than a scarecrow for the birds which fly over the seedplot he has to guard. The sole responsibility in each case is to prevent them from settling.”

John Churtom Collins

“The vine dresser is never nearer the vine than when He is pruning it.”


“Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you yourself shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God.”

Phillips Brooks

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the placesyou can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

John Wesley

“Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being; not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it.”

C.S. Lewis

“A God who lets us prove His existence would be an idol.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”

C.S. Lewis

“When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.”

Edward Teller

“The Christian has a great advantage over other men, not by being less fallen than they, nor less doomed to live in a fallen world, but by knowing that he is a fallen man in a fallen world.”

C.S. Lewis

“If knowing the answers to life’s questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey. You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables, — of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprehensibles, and most of all, things unfair.”

Madame Jeanne Guyon

“Life offers many choices. Eternity offers only two.”

Author Unknown

“Faith is believing in advance what can only be understood in reverse.”

Chuck Swindoll

“I tell you, if you are serious about wanting to be like Christ, He is going to put you in circumstances where your only true choice is to become like Him.”

Francis Frangipane

“Oh, forgive us Lord, for so often we seek the things in Your hand rather than the things of Your heart.”

Author Unknown

“A Christian is a keyhole through which other folk see God.”

Robert E. Gibson

“It is easy to want things from the Lord and yet not want the Lord Himself, as though the gift could ever be preferable to the Giver.”

St. Augustine of Hippo

“God does not waste suffering; if He ploughs it, it is because He purposes a crop.”

J.O. Sanders

“The little troubles and worries of life may be as stumbling blocks in our way, or we may make them stepping-stones to a nobler character and to Heaven. Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them.”

Max Lucado

“If I ever reach heaven, I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third — the greatest wonder of all — to find myself there.”

John Newton

“Many a professing Christian is a stumbling-block because his worship is divided. On Sunday he worships God; on weekdays God has little or no place in his thoughts.”

D.L. Moody

“For a small reward, a man will hurry away on a long journey; while for eternal life, many will hardly take a single step.”

Thomas a Kempis

“The spiritual life is a stern choice. It is not a consoling retreat from the difficulties of existence, but an invitation to enter fully into that difficult existence, and there apply the Charity of God, and bear the cost.”

Evelyn Underhill

“We never become truly spiritual by sitting down and wishing to become so. You must undertake something great that you cannot accomplish it unaided.”

Phillips Brooks

“Above all, desire to please Christ; dread His disapproval above everything else.”

Rowland Croucher

“You must not lose confidence in God because you lost confidence in your pastor. If your confidence in God had to depend on our confidence in any human person, we would be on shifting sand.”

Francis Schaeffer

“We do not cease to be children because we are disobedient children.”

Frederick Denison Maurice

“Time is too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who love — time is eternity.”

Henry van Dyke

“He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.”

Johann K. Lavater

“We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.”

D.L. Moody

“If we wait upon God, there is no danger. If we rush on, He must let us see the consequences of it.”

John Darby

“Our valleys may be filled with foes and tears; but we can lift our eyes to the hills to see God and the angels, heaven’s spectators, who support us according to God’s infinite wisdom as they prepare our welcome home.”

Billy Graham

“Apart from God every activity is merely a passing whiff of insignificance.”

Alfred North Whitehead

“Few things are more infectious than a godly lifestyle. The people you rub shoulders with everyday need that kind of challenge. Not prudish. Not preachy. Just cracker jack clean living. Just honest to goodness, bone-deep, non-hypocritical integrity.”

Charles Swindoll

“We cannot live with bitterness because it will first manifest itself in our spirit, then in our emotions, and finally in our bodies.”

Tom Drout

“Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing.”

Author Unknown

“Christ is with those of humble mind, not with those who exalt themselves over his flock.”

Clement of Rome

“It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.”

Madeleine L’Engle

“Jesus, like any good fisherman, first catches the fish; then He cleans them.”

Mark Potter

“It is comforting to know that the God who guides us sees tomorrow more clearly than we see yesterday.”

Author Unknown

“To have God in our life, doesn’t mean sailing on a boat with no storms. It means having a boat that no storm can sink!”

Author Unknown

“God did not write a book and send it by messenger to be read at a distance by unaided minds. He spoke a Book and lives in His spoken words, constantly speaking His words and causing the power of them to persist across the years.”

A.W. Tozer

“The longer you delay, the more your sin gets strength and rooting. If you cannot bend a twig, how will you be able to bend it when it is a tree?”

Richard Baxter

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’”

William A. Ward

“In the total expanse of human life there is not a square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, ‘That is mine!’”

Abraham Kuyper

“Affliction comes to the believer not to make him sad, but sober; not to make him sorry, but wise. Even as the plow enriches the field so that the seed is multiplied a thousandfold, so affliction should magnify our joy and increase our spiritual harvest.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“Rejoice in knowing that you belong to God and that He is conforming you to the image of His Son. See every event of this day as part of that process. Yield to the Spirit’s prompting, and take heart that God will accomplish His will.”

John MacArthur

“I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I have ever met.”

D.L. Moody

“The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he says ‘Amen’ and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving Him your ideas.”

Frank Laubach

Our adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep us engaged in ‘muchness’ and ‘many-ness,’ he will rest satisfied.”

Richard J. Foster

“Christians ought not to be smothered in fear. There is a spiritual readiness, where we return to having the peace of God stand guard over our hearts and minds. What an incredible witness it is to a lost and fearful society when the Christian acts like a child of God, living under the loving sovereignty of the Heavenly Father. The Christian needs to walk in peace, so no matter what happens they will be able to bear witness to a watching world.”

Henry Blackaby

“Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ.”

H.A. Ironside

“The Church is a society of sinners – the only society in the world in which the membership is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership.”

Charles C. Morrison

“I have lived, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable than an empire can rise without His aid?”

Benjamin Franklin

“When God is about to do something great, He starts with a difficulty. When He is about to do something truly magnificent, He starts with an impossibility.”

Armin Gesswein

“Should we feel at times disheartened and discouraged, a simple movement of heart toward God will renew our powers. Whatever He may demand of us, He will give us at the moment the strength and courage that we need.”

Francois Fenelon

“I believe in God like I believe in the sunrise. Not because I can see it, but because I can see all that it touches.”

C.S. Lewis

“Keep one thing in view forever – the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the opinion of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God.”

Horace Mann

“We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them.”

Charles West

“Many promising reconciliations have broken down because, while both parties came prepared to forgive, neither party came prepared to be forgiven.”

Charles Williams

“The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.”

William Barclay

“Defend the Bible? I would just as soon defend a lion. Just turn the Bible loose. It will defend itself.”

Charles H. Spurgeon

“There are no accidents in the life of the Christian.”

Rowland Bingham

“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”

Phillips Brooks

“True faith produces a life full of actions, not a head full of facts.”

Author Unknown

“Deny your weakness, and you will never realize God’s strength in you.”

Joni Eareckson Tada

“The refiner is never very far from the mouth of the furnace when His gold is in the fire.”

C.H. Spurgeon

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

Frank Outlaw

“The Spirit of God will not lead a man where the grace of God cannot keep him.”

Author Unknown

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“Victory is the place where our breaking point becomes our turning point.”

L. Burt

“I often wonder if my knowledge about God has not become my greatest stumbling block to my knowledge of God.”

Henry Nouwen


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