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10 Quotes from Billy Graham on Love

“Without Ruth’s partnership and encouragement over the years, my own work would have been impossible,” Billy Graham once said. “We were called by God as a team.”


Billy Graham and his wife Ruth Bell Graham loved the Lord first and each other second. It was evident in their actions that God was the center of their marriage. While Mr. Graham always preached about the love of God, he also stressed the importance of loving our neighbors and family. 

Here are some quotes on the topic of love — both the love of God and the love we give to others here on earth.

“’God is love’ means that He tries constantly to block your route to destruction.”

“God is saying from the cross, ‘I love you! I love you! I love you!'”

“True love is an act of the will – a conscious decision to do what is best for the other person instead of ourselves.”

“Scripture makes it clear that our first love is always to be for our Lord.”

“’When you truly love someone, you want to please and honor them by the way you act. How you treat someone shows whether or not you really care about them.”

“When Christ’s love fills our hearts, it puts selfishness on the run.”

“The mystery of God’s love would not be a mystery if we knew all the answers.”

“I suppose the most misused word in all the English language is the word ‘Love.’ But, you know, the whole Bible is a love story; God’s love affair with the human race.”

“I want you to know tonight one thing: God loves you. No matter how you’ve lived and no matter what the color of your skin; no matter what your racial background, no matter what language you speak – God loves you!”

“God’s love is unchangeable; He knows exactly what we are and loves us anyway.”

See more quotes from Billy Graham here.

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  1. David Kyalo Musyoka says:

    Wow! Awesome!

    Nairobi, Kenya

  2. Lashann Nichols says:

    I am grateful to God Almighty for who He is, and what He has done for me and my family in the past> I’m so grateful for what He is doing for us right now, that to which I don’t even know about, so grateful for what He will do. I know that I don’t deserve it, but I am absolutely grateful for His grace and mercy, unconditional love, protection, direction, guidance, counsel, knowledge, wisdom, friendship, power, heavenly kingdom, and His promises. I love Him so much. I pray that He blesses me to eat, absorb, and live His Word, to be encouraged in Christ Jesus. And I pray He blesses me to encourage others to do the same with their whole heart, to help others of whom are less fortunate than me. In Jesus name, Amen.

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  4. Barbara Canipe says:

    Thanks for sharing these quotes of love, they remind me of how I’m also suppose to love my neighbors the way God wants us to!

  5. Lydia says:

    Love hearing Billy Graham speak. I feel connected. And want to know more about his amazing life.

  6. Asare Augustine says:

    In fact, this great man is an example of Christ on this earth.

    God bless the Lord’s followers in Christ Jesus Name, Amen.

  7. Prudence kapisha says:

    “When you truly love someone, you want to please and honor them by the way you act. How you treat someone shows whether or not you really care about them.” … This quote has caught my attention.

  8. Aggrey Kenneth ambita says:

    Billy Graham and Ruth left a legacy both in marriage and ministry that only eternity will reward for their dear lives they gave to serve the Lord during their stay on earth.

  9. Carolyn says:

    Thank you

  10. Ann Walton says:

    Thank you both not only for your words, but your actions. Proved by your words, you were a human being God created!

  11. Sharon Walker says:

    Oh the comforting words to hear that God loves us! At the end of a long day it puts all our problems to rest.

  12. angela mclemore says:

    I am very impressed by the message of God and am very blessed, please keep me updated with more thank you God bless

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