Peter Marshall was a Scottish-American preacher who served as the pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, as well as the United States Senate’s Chaplain.

A Man Called Peter (1951), a biography was written by his widow, Catherine Marshall, and the book’s 1955 film version, which was nominated for an Academy Award for cinematography, are two of his most well-known works.

We’ve curated a list of the most famous quotes by Peter Marshall for you to read.


Best Peter Marshall Quotes

“Anarchism as a political philosophy seeks to dissolve all forms of authority and power, and if possible, wishes their complete abolition.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“Enthusiasm is not contrary to reason; it is reason – on fire.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

Peter Marshall Quotes

“It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

"Unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything." ~ (Peter Marshall).

“Unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“God hasn’t given up on you. He can still do great things for you, in you, and through you. God is ready and waiting and able. What about you, and me?” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“In the name of Jesus Christ, who was never in a hurry, we pray, O God, that You will slow us down, for we know that we live too fast. With all of eternity before us, make us take time to live – time to get acquainted with You, time to enjoy Your blessings, and time to know each other.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“The resurrection never becomes a fact of experience until the risen Lord lives in the heart of the believer.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“Give according to your income lest God make your income according to your giving.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“The use of the right word, the exact word, is the difference between a pencil with a sharp point and a thick crayon.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“The use of the right word, the exact word, is the difference between a pencil with a sharp point and a thick crayon.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“Christianity is a power religion. Christ has the power to recreate men from the inside out, as every man who has ever met Him knows.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“The proof of how real Jesus knew hell to be is that He came to earth to save us from it.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you.” ~ (Peter Marshall).

“The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.” ~ (Peter Marshall).


Frequently Asked Questions about Peter Marshall

Who is Peter Marshall?

Peter Marshall was a Scottish-American preacher and the former pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

He served twice as the Chaplain of the United States Senate.

He is most popularly remembered from the biography “A Man Called Peter”.

How old was Dr Peter Marshall when he died?

He was 46 years old when he died.

Is Peter J Marshall still alive?

No he is not – he is deceased (1940–2020).

In which country was Peter Marshall born?

Coatbridge, United Kingdom

Who said May we think of freedom not as the right?

Peter Marshall.


Must Read Book

Mr. Jones, Meet the Master: Sermons and Prayers of Peter Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbXHlunwEoQ

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