A Collection of Inspirational Quotes from D.L. Moody
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A Collection of Inspirational Quotes from D.L. Moody

The religious beliefs of American evangelist D.L. Moody are well-known to followers across the world. Moody was born in 1837 in Northfield, Massachusetts,

In 1855 Moody was converted to evangelical Christianity when Moody’s Sunday school teacher, Edward Kimball, shared with him how much God loved him. His conversion sparked the start of his ministry as an evangelist.

Moody dedicated himself to preaching Christ’s message to the lost, and he is considered one of the greatest evangelists in history.

D.L. Moody was a devout Christian who believed that every person has the potential for salvation. He is known for his passionate sermons and inspiring messages. Here are 29 quotes from DL Moody that will remind you to never give up on your faith.

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Inspirational D.L. Moody Quotes

D.L. Moody Quotes On Death

“Everybody wants to enjoy heaven after they die, but they don’t want to be heavenly-minded while they live.”

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“SOME day you will read in the papers that D. L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up higher, that is all; gone out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body like unto His own glorious body. I was born of the flesh in 1837. I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit will live forever.”

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“I once read these words on a tombstone: “Born, died, kept.” Let us pray God to keep us in perfect peace, and assured of salvation.”

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“Let me quote a few words by Dr. Chalmers: “Thousands of men breathe, move and live, pass off the stage of life, and are heard no more—Why? They do not partake of good in the world, and none were blessed by them; none could point to them as the means of their redemption; not a line they wrote, not a word they spoke could be recalled; and so they perished; their light went out in darkness, and they were not remembered more than insects of yesterday. Will you thus live and die, O man immortal? Live for something. Do good, and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storms of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love and mercy, on the hearts of the thousands you come in contact with year by year; you will never be forgotten. No, your name, your deeds will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven.”

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D.L. Moody Quotes On Character

“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.”

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“I firmly believe that the moment our hearts are emptied of selfishness and ambition and self-seeking and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will come and fill every corner of our hearts; but if we are full of pride and conceit, ambition and self-seeking, pleasure and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God. I also believe that many a man is praying to God to fill him, when he is full already with something else. Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray that He would empty us. There must be a n emptying before there can be a filling; and when the heart is turned upside down, and everything that is contrary to God is turned out, then the Spirit will come…”

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“Character is what you are in the dark.”

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“A holy life will produce the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine.”

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Humility consists not in thinking poorly of ourselves but in not thinking of ourselves at all.”

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D.L. Moody Quotes On Love

“Faith makes all things possible. Love makes them easy.”

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Joy is love exalted; peace is love in repose; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in school; and temperance is love in training.”

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“Keep us little and unknown, prized and loved by God alone.”

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“There is no use trying to do Church work without love. A doctor, a lawyer, may do good work without love, but God’s work cannot be done without love.”

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D.L. Moody Quotes On Prayer

“He who kneels the most, stands the best.”

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“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.”

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“Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.”

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“When I pray, I talk to God, but when I read the Bible, God is talking to me; and it is really more important that God should speak to me than that I should speak to Him I believe we should know better how to pray if we knew our Bibles better. What is an army good for if they don’t know how to use their weapons?”

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“My experience is that those who pray most in their closets generally make short prayers in public.”

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D.L. Moody Quotes On The Bible

“Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.”

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“The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.”

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“The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.”

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“Someone has said that there are four things necessary in studying the Bible: Admit, submit, commit and transmit.”

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“The object of the Bible is not to tell how good men are, but how bad men can become good.”

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D.L. Moody Quotes Evangelism

“‎”I look upon this world as a wrecked vessel. God has given me a lifeboat and said, ‘Moody, save all you can.”

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“A man ought to live so that everybody will know he is a Christian.”

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“It is not our work to make men believe: that is the work of the Holy Spirit.”

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“Wherever the Gospel is proclaimed, there should be an expectation of immediate results, and if this were the case the Church of Christ would be in a constant state of grace.”

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“If the Christians of this country would only rise up, we could evangelize America in twelve months.”

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D.L. Moody Quotes On Children

“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God.”

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In conclusion, DL Moody was a powerful evangelist whose quotes are still relevant today. He greatly impacted the Christian community and is still admired by many.

If you are looking for inspirational quotes to motivate you, then DL Moody is a great source.

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All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.