Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) was a prominent American evangelist who significantly influenced later city evangelism.
At 17, Moody left his family farm, worked in Boston and converted from Unitarianism to evangelicalism.
By 1856, he was in Chicago, thriving as a shoe salesman, but in 1860, he transitioned to missionary work.
Moody collaborated with the YMCA, founded the Moody Church and served in slum missions. In 1870, partnering with hymn writer Ira D. Sankey, the duo popularized the “gospel hymn” and embarked on evangelical tours in Great Britain.
Moody emphasized a literal Bible interpretation, focusing on the premillennial Second Coming. Funded by businessmen, his revivals aimed to ease the poor’s sufferings.
Moody was a staunch supporter of charities, founded the Northfield seminary for girls and established the Chicago Bible Institute in 1889.
Here is a collection of the top quotes by Dwight L. Moody.
Best Dwight L. Moody Quotes
When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The voice of sin is loud, but the voice of forgiveness is louder. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
He who kneels the most, stands the best. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Character is what a man is in the dark. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Cling to the whole Bible, not a part of it. A man is not going to do much with a broken sword. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If you can’t see His way past the tears, trust His heart. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
There is no better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Give your life to God; he can do more with it than you can! ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Fervency in prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit is a good preservative against thoughts rushing in. Flies never settle on the boiling pot. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
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. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
You cannot heal the brokenhearted without the Comforter … ~ D. L. Moody.
I’d rather be able to pray than to be a great preacher; Jesus Christ never taught his disciples how to preach, but only how to pray. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
At a certain meeting two and a half people were converted to Christ. A friend asked if he meant, two adults and a child. The facts were just the opposite two children and an adult. When a child is led to Christ, a whole life is saved! ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Famous Dwight L. Moody Quotes
Sometimes when your child talks, your friends cannot understand what he says; but the mother understands very well. So if our prayer comes from the heart, God understands our language. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Reading the Bible and remembering the poor – a combination of faith and works – will always bring joy. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
We may easily be too big for God to use, but never too small. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
God doesn’t expect the impossible from us. He wants us to expect the impossible from Him! ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The Bible without the Holy Spirit is a sundial by moonlight. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Lust is the devil’s counterfeit for love. There is nothing more beautiful on earth than a pure love and there is nothing so blighting as lust. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Those who say they will forgive but can’t forget, simply bury the hatchet but leave the handle out for immediate use. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
There’s no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If you pray for bread and bring no basket to carry it, you prove the doubting spirit, which may be the only hindrance to the boon you ask. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
There will be no peace in any soul until it is willing to obey the voice of God. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Be humble, or you’ll stumble. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Top Dwight L. Moody Quotes
You might as well try to hear without ears or breathe without lungs, as to try to live a Christian life without the Spirit of God in your heart. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Moses spent forty years thinking he was somebody; forty years learning he was nobody; and forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If we do not love one another, we certainly shall not have much power with God in prayer. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
True will-power and courage are not on the battlefield, but in everyday conquests over our inertia, laziness, boredom. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully consecrated to him. By God’s help, I aim to be that man. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Everybody wants to enjoy heaven after they die, but they don’t want to be heavenly-minded while they live. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
God never made a promise that was too good to be true. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If God has given you a message, go and give it to the people as God has given it to you. It is a stupid thing to try to be eloquent. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Some say if only my fears and doubts will leave then I will get to work. But instead you should get to work and then your fears and doubts will leave. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
I believe 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 Him to empty us. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe. God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Character is what you are in the dark. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Popular Dwight L. Moody Quotes
There is plenty of opportunity in this fallen world to perform works of mercy and religion. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The object of the Bible is not to tell how good men are, but how bad men can become good. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Whitewashing the pump won’t make the water pure. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
In our prayers, we talk to God, in our Bible study, God talks to us, and we had better let God do most of the talking. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If a man just stops to think what he has to praise God for, he will find there is enough to keep him singing praises for a week. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
What we want is to be real. Let us not appear to be more than we are. Don’t let us put on any cant, any assumed humility, but let us be real; that is the delight of God. God wants us to be real men and women, and if we profess to be what we are not, God knows all about us. God hates sham. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Whatever you love more than God is your idol. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The Gospel of John opens with Jesus Christ in the bosom of God, and closes with the sinner in the bosom of Jesus Christ. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
God doesn’t seek for golden vessels, and does not ask for silver ones, but He must have clean ones. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
It is clear you don’t like my way of doing evangelism. You raise some good points. Frankly, I sometimes do not like my way of doing evangelism. But I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Great Dwight L. Moody Quotes
My friends, if we are going to do a great work for God, we must spend much time in prayer; we have got to be closeted with God. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If I walk with the world, I can’t walk with God. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Earth recedes, Heaven opens before me. If this is death, it is sweet! There is no valley here. God is calling me, and I must go. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The best way to revive a church is to build a fire in the pulpit. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If God is your partner, make your plans BIG! ~ Dwight L. Moody.
I have never met a man who has given me as much trouble as myself. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Every time the reverent heart reads the Bible, its words come fresh from the lips of God, always new. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
No man can resolve himself into Heaven. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
“Many people have the Bible in their heads, or in their pockets; but we need to get it down into our hearts. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Wise Dwight L. Moody Quotes
God will honor our faith. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If you will read your Bible in light of Calvary, you will find there is no other way of coming to heaven but by the blood. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The measure of a man is not how many servants he has but how many men he serves . ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Grace means undeserved kindness. It is the gift of God to man the moment he sees he is unworthy of God’s favor. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
When God gave Christ to this world, He gave the best He had, and He wants us to do the same. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
There is no greater honor than to be the instrument in God’s hands of leading one person out of the kingdom of Satan into the glorious light of Heaven. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
I have never known the Spirit of God to work where the Lord’s people were divided. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
My friends, look to Christ, and not to yourselves. That is what is the matter with a great many sinners; instead of looking to Christ, they are looking at the bite of sin. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The fact is, we are leaky vessels, and we have to keep right under the fountain all the time to keep full of Christ, and so have fresh supply. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Powerful Dwight L. Moody Quotes
The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long. Perhaps when you are dead and gone your prayer will be answered. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
I never saw a fruit-bearing Christian who was not a student of the Bible. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If we have got the true love of God shed abroad in our hearts, we will show it in our lives. We will not have to go up and down the earth proclaiming it. We will show it in everything we say or do. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Use me then, my Saviour for whatever purpose and whatever way thou mayest require. Here is my poor heart, and empty vessel; fill it with Thy Grace. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
I like my way of doing things better than your way of not doing them. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
The valley of the shadow of death holds no darkness for the child of God. There must be light, else there could be no shadow. Jesus is the light. He has overcome death. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
Real true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God! ~ Dwight L. Moody.
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me. ~ Dwight L. Moody.
So these were the 90 top Dwight L. Moody quotes and sayings on prayer, death and God’s strength.