138 Best Corrie Ten Boom Quotes on Freedom, Faith and Forgiveness

Holocaust survivor Cornelia Arnolda Johanna “Corrie” ten Boom (1892-1983) is renowned for her global ministry preaching the power of forgiveness.

As a watchmaker and writer, ten Boom transformed her family home into a refuge for those escaping the Nazis, until a betrayal led to her imprisonment in a concentration camp.

Despite brutal conditions, she held secret prayer services, affirming her faith.

Corrie Ten Boom

Following her miraculous release due to a “clerical error,” she began a rehabilitation center for concentration camp survivors and became an influential Christian speaker across 64 countries.

Her teachings, especially on forgiveness, are immortalized in her best-selling book, The Hiding Place.

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Even after her death, her legacy lives on through her teachings and her family home in the Netherlands, now a museum dedicated to remembering the Holocaust.

I have selected the most thoughtful quotes by Corrie Ten Boom for you in this writeup.

Best Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

God, make me willing to be made willing. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. ~ Corrie ten Boom.


There is explosive power in virtue. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

God has plans, not problems for our lives. The life of a Christian is an education for a higher service. God is training you for something. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

You know, eternal life does not start when we go to heaven. It starts the moment you reach out to Jesus. He never turns His back on anyone. And He is waiting for you… ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog – the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Jesus did not promise to change the circumstances around us. He promised great peace and pure joy to those who would learn to believe that God actually controls all things. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If a bird is flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind, but if it meets danger it turns and faces the wind, in order that it may rise higher. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Forgiveness is setting the prisoner free, only to find out that the prisoner was me. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

My father prayed because he had a good friend with whom to share the problems of the day. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Top Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

Lord, we claim your strength to serve you, no matter what our circumstances may be. Amen. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you moving but doesn’t get you anywhere. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things too. Don’t run out ahead of Him. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

My job was simply to follow His leading one step at a time, holding every decision up to Him in prayer. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Books do not age as you and I do. They will speak still when you and I are gone, to generations we will never see. Yes, the books must survive. ~ Corrie ten Boom.


In God’s faithfulness lies eternal security. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Only to those who have been in prison does freedom have such great meaning. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. it does not enable us to escape evil. It makes us unfit to face evil when it comes. it is the interest you pay on trouble before it comes. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Thank you, Lord, that You are the Conqueror and that You want to make us more than conquerors. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The amount of God’s love is unlimited, but we only receive as much as we use. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

There is an ocean of God’s love available-there is plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious love-whatever the circumstances. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Inspirational Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

Satan sometimes suggests that an offering will satisfy God, when in fact He is demanding our all. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

I would much rather be the trusting child of a rich Father, than a beggar at the door of worldly men. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

There are no ‘if’s’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety – let us pray that we may always know it! ~ Corrie ten Boom.

What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Only Heaven will reveal the top part of God’s tapestry. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If God sends us on stony paths, he provides strong shoes. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Perhaps only when human effort had done it’s best and failed, would God’s power alone be free to work. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If all things are possible with God, then all things are possible to him who believes in Him. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

What a sad mistake we sometimes make when we think that God only cares about Christians. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

No matter how deep our darkness, he is deeper still. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Thoughtful Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

We must tell people what we have learned here. We must tell them that there is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still. They will listen to us, Corrie, because we have been here. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Be united with other Christians. A wall with loose bricks is not good. The bricks must be cemented together. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Life in Ravensbruck took place on two separate levels, mutually impossible. One, the observable, external life, grew every day more horrible. The other, the life we lived with God, grew daily better, truth upon truth, glory upon glory. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

God buries our sins in the depths of the sea and then puts up a sign that reads, No fishing. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

When a house is on fire and you know that there are people in it, it is a sin to straighten pictures in that house. When the world about you is in great danger, works that are in themselves not sinful can be quite wrong. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

No pit is so deep that He is not deeper still; with Jesus even in our darkest moments, the best remains and the very best is yet to be. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

It hurts when God has to PRY things out of our hand! ~ Corrie ten Boom.

To pray only when in peril is to use safety belts only in heavy traffic. ~ Corrie ten Boom.


Faith is like radar that sees through the fog. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

We can’t solve problems for others. We can introduce them to the Lord. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

What feeds the soul matters as much as what feeds the body. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Motivational Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? ~ Corrie ten Boom.

A man is powerful on his knees. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The blacker the night around us grew, the brighter and truer and more beautiful burned the word of God. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If the Gospels were truly the pattern of God’s activity, then defeat was only the beginning. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

In darkness God’s truth shines most clear. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

A religion that is small enough for our understanding would not be big enough for our needs. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

You are not reconciled to God if you are unreconciled with your fellow human beings. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need – just in time. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The human spirit fails, except when the Holy Spirit fills. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The school of life offers some difficult courses, but it is in the difficult class that one learns the most. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

As a camel kneels before his master to have him remove his burden at the end of the day, so kneel each night and let the Master take your burden. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Expect resistance but pray for miracles! ~ Corrie ten Boom.

God only make plans, no problems. In heaven, there is never panic. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Wise Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

Love is the strongest force in the world. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

You never so touch the ocean of God’s love as when you forgive and love your enemies. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If you have an important decision to make, or even a small one, it is good to make your decision with the guidance of the Lord. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The best learning I had came from teaching. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Nobody can take away from you those texts from the Bible which you have learned by heart. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

You are redeemed and you are also victorious, over your sins in Jesus. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

You can’t love God without loving the Jewish people. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Corrie, if people can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love! We must find the way, you and I, no matter how long it takes. ~ Corrie ten Boom.


God raises the level of the impossible. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

In this dark world, the Lord Jesus gave us the task of passing on His love. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

I have learned to hold all things loosely, so God will not have to pry them out of my hands. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Don’t bother to give God instructions; just report for duty. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Famous Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

How rich is anyone who can simply see human faces. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

When you want to work for God start a committee. When you want to work with God start a prayer group. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The devil smiles when we are up to our ears in work, but he trembles when we pray. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Jesus loves sinners. He only loves sinners. He has never turned anyone away who came to Him for forgiveness, and He died on the cross for sinners, not for respectable people. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

More and more the distinction between prayer and the rest of life seemed to be vanishing for Betsie. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Forgiveness is not an emotion; it is an act of the will. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

In the center of a hurricane there is absolute peace and quiet. There is no safer place than in the center of the will of God. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Surely there is no more wretched sight that the human body unloved and uncared for. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If God has called you, do not spend time looking over your shoulder to see who is following you. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Love is larger than the walls which shut it in. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The life of a Christian is an education for higher service. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Don’t hold onto anything so tightly that Jesus can’t take it from you. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

And for all these people alike, the key to healing turned out to be the same. Each had a hurt he had to forgive. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation. ~ Corrie ten Boom.


Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

What joy that the Bible tells us the great comfort that the best is yet to be. Our outlook goes beyond this world. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

When He tells us to love our enemies He gives, along with the command, the love itself. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Inspiring Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

There are no ‘ifs’ in God’s Kingdom. His timing is perfect. His will is our hiding place. Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will! Don’t let me go mad by poking about outside it. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

God has plans, not problems for our lives. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

A person is either a missionary or a mission field. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Children need the wisdom of their elders; the aging need the encouragement of a child’s exuberance. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

We must be so careful that we do not refuse the cross that the Lord has given us to carry. Let us remember that our present sufferings serve to prepare us for entering into the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to faultfinding. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

You see, a potter can only mold the clay when it lies completely in his hand. It requires complete surrender. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Some knowledge is too heavy…you cannot bear it…your Father will carry it until you are able. ~ Corrie Ten Boom.

Worry is an old man with bended head, carrying a load of feathers which he thinks are lead. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

When you are covered by His wings, it can get pretty dark. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Worry is like racing the engine of an automobile without letting in the clutch. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The Lord never makes a mistake. One day, when we are in heaven, I’m sure we shall see the answers to the whys. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

We are not a postwar generation, but a pre-peace generation. Jesus is coming. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Does being born into a Christian family make one a Christian? No! God has no grandchildren. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If Jesus were born one thousand times in Bethlehem and not in me, then I would still be lost. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

You saw we could lose our lives for this child. I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

He uses our problems for His miracles. This was my first lesson in learning to trust Him completely… ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings… It’s something we make inside ourselves. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Worries carry responsibilities that belong to God, not to you. Worry does not enable us to escape evil; it makes us unfit to cope with it when it comes. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

We deal with God – who is Love. He isn’t a dictator. He is a loving Father. There is no end to what He would like to do for us. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Hold loosely to the things of this life, so that if God requires them of you, it will be easy to let them go. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Unique Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

Let God’s promises shine on your problems. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

I have experienced His presence in the deepest hell that man can create. I have really tested the promises of the Bible, and believe me, you can count on them. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Four marks of true repentance are: acknowledgement of wrong, willingness to confess it, willingness to abandon it, and willingness to make restitution. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

We must mirror God’s love in the midst of a world full of hatred. We are the mirrors of God’s love, so we may show Jesus by our lives. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

The safest place to be is in the center of God’s will. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm. ~ Corrie ten Boom.


Your love in me is stronger than the hatred. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

Oh, this was the great ploy of Satan in that kingdom of his: to display such blatant evil one could almost believe one’s own secret sin didn’t matter. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

If God has shown us bad times ahead, it’s enough for me that He knows about them. That’s why He sometimes shows us things, you know – to tell us that this too is in His hands. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

God can give a straight blow with a crooked stick. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

How often it is a small, almost unconscious event that makes a turning point. ~ Corrie ten Boom.

So these were the 138 top Corrie Ten Boom quotes on Freedom, Faith and Forgiveness.

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