My Favorite 25 Christian Quotes To Inspire Others

The Bible ranks as my number one source for inspiration and encouragement through life’s victories and tragedies. As a writer, I’ve picked up so many Christian quotes throughout my lifetime because I’ve found solace, reflection, and peace from the observations of other Christians. Because I’m a simple person, most of my quotes are treasured for their simplicity wrapped in truth. I pray you’re blessed to know these quotes as well:

Jim Elliot

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.”

Amy Carmichael

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”

Will Rogers

“Go out on a limb—that’s where the fruit is.”

Donald Miller

“What I say I believe is not what I believe; what I believe is what I do.”

James Hudson Taylor

“There are three stages in the work of God: impossible, difficult, done.

Helen Keller

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.”

Abraham Lincoln

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”

Joseph Bailey

“Save me God from success. I fear it more than failure which alerts me to my nature, limitations, destiny. I know that any success apart from your Spirit is a mere euphemism for failure.”

Mark Twain

“Most people are bothered by those passages in Scripture which they cannot understand; but as for me, I always noticed that the passages in Scripture which trouble me most are those that I do understand.”

Mary Gardiner Brainard

“I would rather walk in the dark with God than go alone in the light.”

Margaret Gibb

“We must move from asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts, to praying about the things that are breaking His heart.”

St. Augustine

“He loves each one of us, as if there were only one of us.”

Mary L. O’Hara

“It matters not how oft you kneel in attitude of prayer so true, unless inside, where no man sees, your very soul is kneeling to.”


“Blessed is he who forgives without remembering and who receives forgiveness without forgetting.”

Samuel Rutherford

“I seldom made an errand to God for another, but I got something myself.”

Dean M. Goulburn

“When you cannot pray as you would, pray as you can.”

Emily Dickinson

“I never spoke with God, nor visited in heaven; yet certain am I of the spot as if a chart were given.”

Richard Chenevix Trench

“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance; it is laying hold of His highest willingness.”

Frank Crane

“A friend is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.”

St Francis de Sales

“He prays well who is so absorbed with God that he does not know that he is praying.”

Charlotte Bronte

“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”

Gary Chapman

“Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love but to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct”

Bruce Wilkerson

“If you don’t surrender your Dream, you will be placing it higher on your priority list than God.”

Richard Foster

“The desparate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.”

Henry T. Blackaby

“Experience and tradition must always be examined against the teaching of Scripture.”

Article by Crystal McDowell

Crystal McDowell is a writer, speaker, and teacher with a passion to encourage believers to know and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through practical application of God’s word.  

Crystal and her husband, Marshall, raise their five children in the Bloomington, IL. As a freelance writer and editor for over 13 years, Crystal has published numerous Christian curriculums for Sunday School and VBS as well as many articles dealing with marriage, motherhood, and relationships. She’s a weekly staff writer for as well as writing her own blog at