A. W. Tozer Quotes

A. W. Tozer
April 21, 1897 – May 12, 1963

A. W. Tozer was born in Newburg, Pennsylvania, United States. He was a Christian pastor who mentored and inspired many. Today he still inspires many with the more than 40 books he authored in his lifetime.


Compassion is not something that simply runs out of God, it is something that God is.

Yes, I believe you can be right with God and still not like the way some people behave. Our admonition is to love them in a larger and more comprehensive way because we are all one in Christ Jesus. This kind of love is indeed a Christian virtue!

We go astray when we attempt to do spiritual work without spiritual power.

Refuse to be average. Let your soul soar as high as it will.

To truly know God we must long for Him without any other motive than reaching God Himself.

Listen to no man who has not listened to God.

Walking in humility isn’t focusing on what we are NOT; rather, it’s declaring what God is.

If Jesus Christ isn’t the central figure in our lives and in our churches, we’re only fooling ourselves.

Christians should be the boldest people in the world-not cocky and sure of ourselves, but sure of Him.

I don’t want the world to define God for me. I want the Holy Spirit to reveal God to me.

As long as we think we own anything, that thing owns us. As soon as we know that we own nothing, then God owns us.

To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.

Outside the will of God, there’s nothing I want. Inside the will of God there’s nothing I fear.

When God brings all things to light, you will discover just how significant you’ve been in God’s plan.

God doesn’t work through us because we’re flawless; rather, He works through us in spite of our imperfections.

The great test of faith is to wait on God. . . not expecting to push a button and get whatever we want now.

The driver on the highway is safe not when He reads the signs, but when He obeys them.

God dwells in eternity but time dwells in God. He’s already lived all our tomorrows as He’s lived all our yesterdays.

We must do worldly jobs, but if we do them with sanctified minds, they become offerings to God.

The purpose of good works isn’t to change us or save us; rather, it’s the demonstration of the change within us.

If you never mention the Lord in conversation with each other,isn’t that proof that you aren’t so concerned about Him?

The essence of surrender is getting out of God’s way so that He can do in us what He also wants to do through us.

Don’t allow false modesty,doubts or unbelief prevent you from accepting God’s favor. The door of mercy stands wide open.

How utterly terrible is the current idea that Christians can serve God at their own convenience.

The only Christian you want to listen to is the one who gives you more of a hunger for God.

There is a strain of loneliness infecting many Christians, which only the presence of God can cure.

God’s Kingdom isn’t divided into areas of important people and areas of little people. In God’s sight, everyone’s needful.

As long as Christ sits on the throne, every day is a good day and all days are days of salvation.

God’s looking for people thru whom He can do the impossible.What a pity that we plan only things we can do by ourselves.

The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself. His interests have shifted from self to Christ.

No one need fear to listen to the voice of God unless he has already made up his mind to resist it.

One compromise here, another there and soon enough the so-called Christian and the man in the world look the same.

To desire revival and at the same time to neglect personal prayer and devotion is to wish one way and walk another.

A Pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself.

No one will make progress with God until our eyes are lifted to the faithfulness of God and we stop looking at ourselves!

There is no limit to what God can do through us if we are a yielded and purified people.

Be thankful, but be careful that you don’t become so enamored of God’s good gifts that you fail to worship the giver.

If you want to be holy then you must give time to God and not just intend to.

The best way to prove that a stick is crooked is to set a straight one beside it. No words need to be spoken.

An honest man is strange when he is among dishonest men, but it is a good kind of strangeness.

Christianity is hard when we try to serve God in man’s way instead of serving God in God’s way.

Some people’s lives would drastically change if they would obey God as strictly as they obey their doctors.

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