Inspirational Christian Quotes

Quotations By Famous Christian Leaders

I love Christian quotes (quotations by famous Christian leaders) and have collected quite a few of them over the years. Here are some of my favourite inspirational Christian quotations which I hope you might enjoy too.

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Above is one inspirational quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. which was brought to my attention by Nic James Wilson (see FB comment below). I love them so much that I thought it's something I would like to see on a poster so I added it to an orange abstract background using Photoshop and what resulted is the image above.

Christian Quotes: Christianity

The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, 

but to produce a character 

adequate to meet it when it comes. 

It does not make life easy; 

rather it tries to make us great enough for life.

- James L. Christensen

Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I believe in Christianity 

as I believe that the sun has risen. 

Not only because I see it, 

but because I see everything by it.

- C. S. Lewis

Read more quotes by C. S. Lewis

Christian Quotes: Christian Living

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. 

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, 

I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. 

But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. 

Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?"

The Lord replied, "The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you." 

- Mary Stevenson

The life of a Christian is an education for higher service.

- Corrie Ten Boom

Christian life consists of faith and charity.

-Martin Luther

Bad will be the day, 
for every man 
when he becomes absolutely contented 
with the life that he is living, 
with the thoughts that he is thinking, 
with the deeds that he is doing, 
when there is not forever beating 
at the doors of his soul 
some great desire 
to do something larger, 
which he knows 
that he was meant and made to do 
because he is still, 
in spite of all, 
the child of God. 

- Phillips Brooks 

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.' 

- Billy Graham

One who faces his own failures is steadily advancing on the pilgrim's way.

- William Temple

Yesterday is gone. 

Tomorrow has not yet come. 

We have only today. 

Let us begin. 

- Mother Teresa

This is the beginning of a new day. 
God has given me this day to use as I will. 
I can waste it or use it for good. 
What I do today is important, 
because I'm exchanging a day of my life for it. 
When tomorrow comes, 
this day will be gone forever, 
leaving in its place something 
that I have traded for it. 
I want it to be gain, not loss; 
good, not evil; success, not failure; 
in order that I shall not regret 
the price I paid for it. 

- Unknown

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

- Robert E. Gibson

This seems a cheerful world, Donatus, 
when I view it from this fair garden, 
under the shadow of these vines. 
But if I climbed some great mountain 
and looked out over the wide lands, 
you know very well what I would see 
--brigands on the high roads, pirates on the seas; 
in the amphitheaters men murdered 
to please applauding crowds; 
under all roofs misery and selfishness. 
It is really a bad world, Donatus, 
an incredibly bad world. 
Yet in the midst of it 
I have found a quiet and holy people. 
They have discovered a joy 
which is a thousand times better 
than any pleasures of this sinful life. 
They are despised and persecuted, 
but they care not. 
They have overcome the world. 
These people, Donatus, 
are the Christians... 
and I am one of them. 

- Cyprian

I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

--Martin Luther King Jr.

Christian Quotes: Christmas

25 Christmas Bible Verses


we could

condense all 

the truths of Christmas 

into only three words, 

these would be the words: 

"God with us." 

We tend to focus our attention at Christmas 

on the infancy of Christ. 

The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. 

More astonishing than a baby in the manger 

is the truth that this promised baby 

is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth! 

- John F. MacArthur, Jr.

Love came down 
on Christmas Day so many years ago 
and brought the greatest happiness 
the world would ever know... 

Peace came down on Christmas Day 
to fill the hearts of men 
with all the sweet tranquility 
each Christmas brings again... 

Joy came down on Christmas Day 
as angels came to earth 
heralding the miracle 
of our Messiah's birth. 

- Unknown

Christian Quotes: Guidance

As we trust God to give us 
wisdom for today's decisions, 
He will lead us a step at a time
into what He wants us 
to be doing in the future. 

- Theodore Epp

God speaks to us through our desires, 
then as we lay them at His feet, 
He helps us sort them out and quiets our hearts 
to accept what He has already prepared. 

- Rosalind Rinker

Christian Quotes: Kindness

One can always be kind to people one cares nothing about. 

- Oscar Wilde

More On Kindness

The best portion
of a good man's life, 

His little, nameless,
unremembered acts, 

Of kindness and of love. 

- William Wordsworth

Your smile increases faith and your laughter gives hope to a weary world.

- Mother Angelica, Catholic nun

Christian Quotes: Love

Love come out of heaven unasked and unsought. 

- Pearl S. Buck

To love someone means to see him as God intended him. 

- Feodor Dostoevsky

Christian Quotes: Faith

Faith has to do with things that are not seen, 

and hope with things that are not in hand. 

- Saint Thomas Acquinas

Life-changing Bible Verses

To read and meditate on some life changing bible verses, click here.

A good character is the best tombstone. 
Those who loved you 
and were helped by you 
will remember you 
when forget-me-nots have withered. 
Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. 

- Charles H. Spurgeon

Christian Quotes: Miscellaneous

God is not in need of anything, but all things are in need of him. 

-Marcus Aristides

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. 

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Joy is the serious business of heaven. 

- C.S.Lewis

Tough times never last, but tough people do! 

- Robert Schuller

He is no fool 

who gives what he cannot keep 

to gain what he cannot lose. 

- Jim Elliot

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