80 Rick Warren Quotes from Founder of Saddleback Church

Renowned American pastor Rick Warren, born January 28, 1954, is the founder of Saddleback Church and author of the influential book, “The Purpose-Driven Life.”

With a strong educational background in divinity, Warren rejected a significant pastoral position in Texas, opting to establish a church in California’s Saddleback Valley in 1980.

Saddleback Church has since blossomed, attracting over 20,000 members globally, launching daughter churches and mission projects.

Warren’s writings have garnered international acclaim, deeply impacting various communities and denominations.


Despite facing personal tragedy and health issues, Warren actively championed against poverty, illiteracy and disease, ultimately retiring in 2022.

Below you will find some of the famous quotes by Rick Warren.

Best Rick Warren Quotes


Pride builds walls between people, humility builds bridges. ~ Rick Warren.


It’s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters. ~ Rick Warren.


God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them. ~ Rick Warren.


Never confuse activity with productivity. ~ Rick Warren.


Christlikeness is your eventual destination, but your journey will last a lifetime. ~ Rick Warren.


Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it. ~ Rick Warren.

Without the grace of Jesus: a hopeless end. With the grace of Jesus: an endless hope. ~ Rick Warren.


Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others. ~ Rick Warren.

God is more interested in your character than your comfort. God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy. ~ Rick Warren.


While it is wise to learn from experience, it is wiser to learn from the experiences of others. ~ Rick Warren.

When you become a believer, your past is forgiven, you have a reason for living, and you have a home in Heaven. ~ Rick Warren.


You can like somebody without agreeing with all of their policies. ~ Rick Warren.

Doing acts of mercy gets me out of myself. It gets my focus off of me and onto other people. ~ Rick Warren.

Famous Rick Warren Quotes

Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. ~ Rick Warren.

When you share your experiences with other people, you help take away their fears. ~ Rick Warren.

God’s LOVE is Like an Ocean; You can See its Beginning, but not its end. ~ Rick Warren.


We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. ~ Rick Warren.

God’s mercy to us is the motivation for showing mercy to others. Remember, you will never be asked to forgive someone else more than God has forgiven you. ~ Rick Warren.

God’s ultimate goal for your life on earth is not comfort, but character development. He wants you to grow up spiritually and become like Christ. ~ Rick Warren.

Top Rick Warren Quotes

Measured against eternity, our time on earth is just a blink of an eye, but the consequences of it will last forever. ~ Rick Warren.


Life minus love equals zero. ~ Rick Warren.

Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope. ~ Rick Warren.

Who are you going to live for – yourself or God? ~ Rick Warren.

The secret of endurance is to remember that your pain is temporary but your reward will be eternal. ~ Rick Warren.

God specializes in giving people a fresh start. ~ Rick Warren.


You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. ~ Rick Warren.

Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate. ~ Rick Warren.

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority. ~ Rick Warren.

Popular Rick Warren Quotes

People may refuse our love or reject our message, but they are defenseless against our prayers. ~ Rick Warren.


The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose. ~ Rick Warren.

While you’re waiting, God’s working. ~ Rick Warren.

Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them. ~ Rick Warren.

Satan tries to limit your praying because he knows your praying will limit him. ~ Rick Warren.

Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others. ~ Rick Warren.

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you, too. ~ Rick Warren.

Wise Rick Warren Quotes

Living for God’s glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives. ~ Rick Warren.

There is no growth without change, no change without fear or loss and no loss without pain. ~ Rick Warren.

The ultimate test of faith is not how loudly you praise God in happy times but how deeply you trust him in dark times. ~ Rick Warren.


Living in light of eternity changes your priorities. ~ Rick Warren.

The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now. ~ Rick Warren.

The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It’s focused attention. ~ Rick Warren.

Whenever you serve others in any way, you are actually serving God. ~ Rick Warren.

We are created for community, fashioned for fellowship, and formed for a family, and none of us can fulfill God’s purposes by ourselves. ~ Rick Warren.

Thought-Provoking Rick Warren Quotes

The only way you can serve God is by serving other people. ~ Rick Warren.

Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. ~ Rick Warren.


You never know God is all you need until God is all you have. ~ Rick Warren.

Your commitments can develop you or destroy you, but either way, they will define you. ~ Rick Warren.

Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God. ~ Rick Warren.

People who accomplish big things in life must face naysayers who try to discourage them. ~ Rick Warren.

You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense. ~ Rick Warren.

The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant. ~ Rick Warren.


You are as close to God as you choose to be. ~ Rick Warren.

Inspiring Rick Warren Quotes

It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. Every other path leads to a dead end. ~ Rick Warren.

Time is your most precious gift, because you only have a set amount of it. ~ Rick Warren.

The greatest things in life are not things. ~ Rick Warren.


Passion drives perfection. ~ Rick Warren.

When you use your life for God’s glory, everything you do can become an act of worship. ~ Rick Warren.

God is love. He didn’t need us. But he wanted us. ~ Rick Warren.

If God was small enough for you to completely understand him, he wouldn’t be big enough for you to completely trust him. ~ Rick Warren.

All leaders are learners. The moment you stop learning, you stop leading. I learn as much as I can, from as many as I can, as often as I can. ~ Rick Warren.

Profound Rick Warren Quotes

If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done. God will use anybody if you’re available. ~ Rick Warren.

A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life. ~ Rick Warren.

Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life. ~ Rick Warren.

Love doesn’t just happen to you. Love is a choice, and it represents a commitment. ~ Rick Warren.

Christianity is not a religion or a philosophy, but a relationship and a lifestyle. The core of that lifestyle is thinking of others, as Jesus did, instead of ourselves. ~ Rick Warren.

People are interested by talent. God is impressed by character. ~ Rick Warren.

Irrelevance happens when the speed of change outside an organization is greater than speed of change inside an organization. ~ Rick Warren.

Inspirational Rick Warren Quotes

The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act. ~ Rick Warren.

Your value is not determined by your valuables, and God says the most valuable things in life are not things! ~ Rick Warren.

The smile of God is the goal of your life. ~ Rick Warren.


If you’re alive, there’s a purpose for your life. ~ Rick Warren.

The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve. ~ Rick Warren.

Motivational Rick Warren Quotes

If you give it to God, He transforms your test into a testimony, your mess into a message, and your misery into a ministry. ~ Rick Warren.

A great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a great church. ~ Rick Warren.

The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured. ~ Rick Warren.

Humility is not denying your strengths, humility is being honest about your weaknesses. ~ Rick Warren.

So these were the 80 top Rick Warren quotes and sayings.

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