Charles Rozell Swindoll is a radio preacher, author, and evangelical Christian pastor. Chuck Swindoll is his pen name.

He founded “Insight for Living” that is based in Frisco, Texas. It airs a radio show of the same name in 15 languages on more than 2,000 stations across the world.

In Frisco, Texas, he is the senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church.

We have compiled a list of the top quotes from Charles Swindoll for you.


Best Charles R. Swindoll Quotes

1. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

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2. “Think first. Talk less. Start today.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

3. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

4. “The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

5. “We have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Our attitude is everything.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

6. “Anything under God’s control is never out of control.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

7. “Real integrity stays in place whether the test in adversity or prosperity.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

8. “Leaders need to cultivate two things: a righteous heart and a rhinoceros skin.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

9. “Vision is the ability to see God’s presence, to perceive God’s power, to focus on God’s plan in spite of the obstacles.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

10. “Only you can determine your choice of attitude. Choose wisely, choose carefully, choose confidently!” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

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11. “Choose to view life through God’s eyes.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

12. “On tough days, you gotta have heart. Don’t quit, whatever you do. Persevere.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

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13. “We are often so caught up in our activities that we tend to worship our work, work at our play, and play at our worship.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

14. “Encourage one another. Many times a word of praise or thanks or appreciation or cheer has kept people on their feet.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

15. “The stronger the winds, the deeper the roots, and the longer the winds, the more beautiful the tree.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

16. “Patience is a bitter plant that produces sweet fruit.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

17. “God also allows suffering so that we might learn what it means to depend on Him, not on our own strength and resources.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

18. “Friends make life a lot more fun.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

19. “The decision to give ourselves to others is a daily taking up of the cross.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

20. “One of the marks of maturity is the ability to disagree without becoming disagreeable.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

21. “Excellence-moral, ethical, personal excellence-is worth whatever it costs.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

22. “It is in lonely solitude that God delivers His best thoughts, and the mind needs to be still and quiet to receive them.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

23. “The happiest people I know are the ones who have learned how to hold everything loosely and have given the worrisome, stress-filled, fearful details of their lives into God’s keeping.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

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24. “Worry is a complete waste of energy. It solves nothing.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

25. “Don’t expect wisdom to come into your life like great chunks of rock on a conveyor belt. Wisdom comes privately from God as a byproduct of right decisions, godly reactions, and the application of spiritual principles to daily circumstances.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

26. “Hope is like an anchor. Our hope in Christ stabilizes us in the storms of life, but unlike an anchor, it does not hold us back.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

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27. “First impressions never have a second chance.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

28. “It helps me if I remember that God is in charge of my day – not I.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

29. “God’s timing is always on time.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

30. “Prejudice is a learned trait. You’re not born prejudiced; you’re taught it.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

31. “God will never adjust His agenda to fit ours. He will not speed up His pace to catch up with ours; we need to slow our pace in order to recover our walk with Him. God will not scream and shout over the noisy clamor; He expects us to seek quietness, where His still small voice can be heard again.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

32. “My order of priorities reflects the level of my commitment to Christ. Whoever or whatever is in first place, if it isn’t the Lord Jesus, is in the wrong place.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

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33. “When God is involved, anything can happen. Be open. Stay that way. God has a beautiful way of bringing good vibrations out of broken chords.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

34. “Pride leaves no room for grace.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

35. “Lead with action and let the feelings follow.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

36. “Worry erases the promises of God from your mind.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

37. “We are in charge of our attitudes.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

38. “Nothing speaks louder or more powerfully than a life of integrity.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

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39. “Good listeners believe they can learn something from everyone.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

40. “Alleged ‘impossibilities’ are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

41. “Times may be hard and people may be demanding, but never forget that life is special. Every single day is a special day. God is at work in you!” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

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42. “Of all the things God created, I am often most grateful He created laughter.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

43. “Encouragement is awesome. Think about it. It has the capacity to lift a man’s or a woman’s shoulders. To breathe fresh air into the fading embers of a smoldering dream. To actually change the course of another human being’s day, week, or life.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

44. “Leadership is influence. To the extent we influence others, we lead them.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

45. “Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

46. “Good intentions and earnest effort are not enough. Only Jesus can make an otherwise futile life productive.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

47. “When God’s in it, the job gets done.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

48. “Humility – the discipline of putting others ahead of self, the choice to value others above self – is, at its core, a matter of faith.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

49. “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).

50. “A story without context is like a diamond without a mounting. The stone may be beautiful lying loose on a table, but when it is carefully mounted in the right setting it can dazzle you with its brilliance and sparkling beauty.” ~ (Charles R. Swindoll).


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