A. W. Tozer Quotes

Aiden Wilson Tozer (April 21, 1897 – May 12, 1963) was an American Christian pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, and spiritual mentor. For his work, he received two honorary doctoral degrees

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A. W. Tozer


“No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be.”

A. W. Tozer


“If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?”

A. W. Tozer


“Christianity takes for granted the absence of any self-help and offers a power which is nothing less than the power of God.”

A. W. Tozer


“Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ.”

A. W. Tozer


“The man or woman who is wholly or joyously surrendered to Christ can't make a wrong choice/any choice will be the right one.”

A. W. Tozer


“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.”

A. W. Tozer


“To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.”

A. W. Tozer


“God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and is cast down by failure is still a carnal man. At best his fruit will have a worm in it.”

A. W. Tozer


“Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our ''accepting'' and ''willing'' are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.”

A. W. Tozer


“An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.”

A. W. Tozer


“The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”

A. W. Tozer


“The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”

A. W. Tozer


“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

A. W. Tozer


“Peace of heart that is won by refusing to bear the common yoke of human sympathy is a peace unworthy of a Christian. To seek tranquility by stopping our ears to the cries of human pain is to make ourselves not Christian but a kind of degenerate stoic having no relation either to stoicism or Christianity.”

A. W. Tozer


“Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.”

A. W. Tozer