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Ruth Bell Graham

  • A happy marriage is the union of two forgivers.

    • Ruth Bell Graham,
    • in Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Special People ()
  • If God does not judge America, He will have to send a letter of apology to Sodom and Gomorrah.

    • Ruth Bell Graham,
    • in Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Special People ()
  • There's frost upon the air tonight, / a hint of coming cold; / still, the warmth / of summer lingers / in the crimson / and the gold.

  • Fly humbly, / when you fly; / walk, / when you can.

  • It takes more faith to be an atheist than to believe in God.

  • Pity the married couple who expect too much from one another.

  • We cannot pray and remain the same.

  • Every cat knows some things need to be buried.

  • Worship and worry cannot live in the same heart: they are mutually exclusive.

  • I think losing a loved one must be a little like losing a leg. First there is the shock, then the anesthetic, and the painkillers; the attention of doctors and nurses, flowers and cards and visits from friends. But sooner or later you have to learn to walk without it.

    • Ruth Bell Graham,
    • in Patricia Cornwell, Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham ()
  • [When asked if she had ever considered divorce from the Reverend Billy Graham:] Divorce? No. Murder? Yes.

    • Ruth Bell Graham,
    • in Newsweek ()
  • God does not punish us for our sins but by them.

    • Ruth Bell Graham,
    • in The Los Angeles Times ()
  • [On a woman's suicide:] God did not call her home, but he welcomed her.

    • Ruth Bell Graham,
    • in The Los Angeles Times ()
  • God has not always answered my prayers. If He had, I would have married the wrong man — several times!

    • Ruth Bell Graham

Ruth Bell Graham, U.S. religious figure

(1920 - 2007)

Full name: Ruth McCue Bell Graham.