15 Best Charles R. Swindoll Quotes and Sayings

Charles Rozell “Chuck” Swindoll (born October 18, 1934) has devoted over four decades to two passions: an unwavering commitment to the practical communication and application of God’s Word, and an untiring devotion to seeing lives transformed by God’s grace. Chuck graduated Magna cum laude from Dallas Theological Seminary and has since been honored with four doctorates. For his teaching on Insight for Living, he has received the Program of the Year award and the Hall of Fame award from the National Religious Broadcasters as well as multiple book awards.

1. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

2. I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

3. Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

4. We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

5. There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.

6. As far back as I can remember, my mother would have me down by the bed at night with her, praying. I can still hear her voice calling my name to God and telling him that she wanted me to follow him in whatever he called me to do.

7. It’s the most exciting thing to watch God work when I’ve asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It’s like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows.

8. A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.

9. Prejudice is a learned trait. You’re not born prejudiced; you’re taught it.

10. The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.

11. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

12. The world has changed and it’s going to keep changing, but God never changes; so we are safe when we cling to Him.

13. Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.

14. The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.

15. We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

Biography via: Goodreads. / Image: Insight.org

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