65 Apostle Quotes On Success In Life

These Apostle quotes will inspire you. Apostle, any important early Christian teacher, especially St. Paul.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Apostle quotes, Apostle sayings, and Apostle proverbs.

Best Apostle Quotes

  1. “If from one burning lamp someone lights another, then another from that one, and so on in succession, he has light continuously. In the same way, through the Apostles ordaining their successors, and these successors ordaining others, and so on, the grace of the Holy Spirit is handed down through all generations and enlightens all who obey their spiritual shepherds and teachers.” ~ Gregory Palamas
  2. “The saints must be honored as friends of Christ and children and heirs of God. Let us carefully observe the manner of life of all the apostles, martyrs, ascetics, and just men who announced the coming of the Lord. And let us emulate their faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering, and perseverance unto death so that we may also share their crowns of glory.” ~ John of Damascus
  3. “There is an urgent need for the emergence of a new generation of apostles anchored firmly in the word of Christ, capable of responding to the challenges of our times and prepared to spread the Gospel far and wide.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
  4. “Live in the Acts of the Apostles, and every day you will see some miracle worked by the power of the living God.” ~ Smith Wigglesworth

  5. “In his essay ‘Self-Reliance’ Emerson wrote, ‘Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.’ The Apostle Paul reminds us that whoso would be a Christian must also be a a nonconformist. Any Christian who blindly accepts the opinions of the majority and in fear and timidity follows a path of expediency and social approval is a mental and spiritual slave.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  6. “I was always much impressed, in reading prison memoirs of revolutionists, such as Lenin and Trotsky … by the amount of reading they did, the languages they studied, the range of their plans for a better social order. (Or rather, for a new social order.) In the Acts of the Apostles there are constant references to the Way and the New Man.” ~ Dorothy Day
  7. “The apostles suffered incredible persecution and died horrible deaths in the Christian cause. The only possible explanation for their zeal was that they had actually seen, talked with and eaten with the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. If Christ had not really risen and had not appeared to the apostles, would they all have died for a lie?” ~ Fritz Ridenour
  8. “He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken.” ~ Saint Patrick

  9. “If from one burning lamp someone lights another, then another from that one, and so on in succession, he has light continuously. In the same way, through the Apostles ordaining their successors, and these successors ordaining others, and so on, the grace of the Holy Spirit is handed down through all generations and enlightens all who obey their spiritual shepherds and teachers.” ~ Gregory Palamas
  10. “The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension, as by a spiritual illumination. They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them.” ~ Roland Allen
  11. “Jesus washes the feet of the Apostles. Are we ready to serve others like this.” ~ Pope Francis
  12. “I am not what I ought to be! Ah! how imperfect and deficient! – I am not what I wish to be! I ‘abhor what is evil,’ and I would ‘cleave to what is good!’ – I am not what I hope to be! Soon, soon, I shall put off mortality: and with mortality all sin and imperfection! Yet, though I am not what I ought to be, nor what I wish to be, nor what I hope to be, I can truly say, I am not what I once was – a slave to sin and Satan; and I can heartily join with the Apostle, and acknowledge; By the grace of God, I am what I am!” ~ John Newton
  13. “Private confession was not ordered by Christ and was not used by the apostles.” ~ John Wycliffe

  14. “Pantaenus was one of these and is said to have gone to India. It is reported that among persons there who knew of Christ, he found the Gospel according to Matthew, which had anticipated his own arrival. For Bartholomew, one of the apostles, had preached to them, and left with them the writing of Matthew in the Hebrew language, which they had preserved till that time. After many good deeds, Pantaenus finally became the head of the school at Alexandria, and expounded the treasures of divine doctrine both orally and in writing.” ~ Eusebiu
  15. “In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness, to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel, which he had so faithfully preached.” ~ John Strachan
  16. “We need a dedicated minority who, like the apostles of old, are willing to be called the scum of the earth and a spectacle to the world for the scandal of the cross.” ~ Vance Havner

  17. “It is the Jews who originated biblical exegesis (a critical analysis of the Bible), just as they were the first to criticize the forms and doctrines of Christianity…Truly has Darmesteter written: ‘The Jew was the apostle of unbelief, and every revolt of mind originated with him.'” ~ Bernard Lazare , Apostle quotes Bible
  18. “In the opening chapters of the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John tells us how on the Isle of Patmos he was given an awesome vision of the Lord Jesus, risen from the dead. Then John says, ‘When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.’ He tells us not only the vision itself but the profound effect it had on him. It utterly prostrated him before the Lord until He came and laid His right hand on him and said ‘Fear not.'” ~ Roy Hession
  19. “In an apostolic network the person in charge of maintaining the DNA of the network is the lead apostle, who consults with those he or she chooses, and no one else.” ~ C. Wagner

  20. “I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the eighth century prophets left their little villages and carried their “thus saith the Lord” far beyond the boundaries of their home towns; and just as the Apostle Paul left his little village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to practically every hamlet and city of the Graeco-Roman world, I too am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my particular home town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  21. “Now the Apostle, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, says, “Knowledge inflates: but love edifies.” The only correct inerpretation of this saying is that knowledge is valuable when charity informs it. Without charity, knowledge inflates; that is, it exalts man to an arrogance which is nothing but a kind of windy emptiness.” ~ Saint Augustine
  22. “Whosoever you are who introduce new doctrines, I beseech you to spare the ears of Romans! Spare that faith which was commended by the voice of an Apostle. Why should you attempt to teach us, at the end of hundreds of years, that which we never heard before? Why bring forward what Peter and Paul did not will to make known? Until this day, the world was Christian without your doctrine. Thus, I hold as an old man onto that faith wherein I was regenerated as a boy.” ~ St. Jerome
  23. “Not long ago I heard a Navy chaplain refer to the sage advice of the Apostle to put first things first…If we are to heed the admonition to put first things first…one of the main essentials which lies at the very beginning of civilization is that of security.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

  24. “Peter erred in life and in doctrine. Paul might have dismissed Peter’s error as a matter of no consequence. But Paul saw that Peter’s error would lead to the damage of the whole Church unless it were corrected. Therefore he withstood Peter to his face. The Church, Peter, the apostles, angels from heaven, are not to be heard unless they teach the genuine Word of God.” ~ Martin Luther
  25. “The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans said that those who pass judgment on others are ‘inexcusable.’ The moment we judge someone else, he explained, we condemn ourselves, for none is without sin. Refusing to forgive is a grievous sin-one the Savior warned against.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  26. “Over against the devil and his missionaries, the authors of false doctrines and sects, we ought to be like the Apostle, impatient, and rigorously condemnatory, as parents are with the dog that bites their little one, but the weeping child itself they soothe.” ~ Martin Luther
  27. “I leave from where the apostle arrived.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI

  28. “When we look at the love of Christ, we make a wonderful discovery. Love is more a decision than an emotion! Christ-like love applauds good behavior. At the same time Christ-like love refuses to endorse misbehavior. Jesus loved His apostles, but He wasn’t silent when they were faithless. Jesus loved the people in the temple, but He didn’t sit still when they were hypocritical.” ~ Max Lucado
  29. “No true Christian can carry within his heart hatred for any of God’s children . . . I am as aware as any other Christian that our Savior was Jewish, His mother was Jewish. The Apostles were Jewish. The first martyrs were Jewish…So no true Christian, in my judgment, can be an anti-Semite.” ~ Pat Buchanan
  30. “No true Christian can carry within his heart hatred for any of God’s children . . . I am as aware as any other Christian that our Savior was Jewish, His mother was Jewish. The Apostles were Jewish. The first martyrs were Jewish…So no true Christian, in my judgment, can be an anti-Semite.” ~ Pat Buchanan
  31. “Englishmen learn Christ’s law best in English. Moses heard God’s law in his own tongue; so did Christ’s apostles.” ~ John Wycliffe

  32. “Possess purity in an eminent degree, and jealously preserve this fragrant flower. I earnestly desire to see you shine by the brilliancy of this virtue; be like to angels, and omit no precaution to retain this treasure, which is so easily lost by imprudence. We have this treasure in earthen vessels, says the Apostle.” ~ Paul of the Cross
  33. “For I have shown from the Scriptures, that no one of the sons of Adam is as to everything, and absolutely, called God, or named Lord. But that He is Himself in His own right, beyond all men who ever lived, God, and Lord, and King Eternal, and the Incarnate Word, proclaimed by all the prophets, the apostles, and by the Spirit Himself, may be seen by all who have attained to even a small portion of the truth. Now the Scriptures would not have testified these things of Him, if, like others, He had been a mere man.” ~ Irenaeus of Lyons
  34. “The apostles had this instinct: When in trouble, pray. When intimidated, pray. When challenged, pray. When persecuted, pray!” ~ Jim Cymbala

  35. “The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws . . . The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and his Apostles . . . This is genuine Christianity and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.” ~ Noah Webster
  36. “”He passed over his fall, and appointed him first of the Apostles; wherefore He said: ‘ ‘Simon, Simon,’ etc. (in Ps. cxxix. 2). God allowed him to fall, because He meant to make him ruler over the whole world, that, remembering his own fall, he might forgive those who should slip in the future. And that what I have said is no guess, listen to Christ Himself saying: ‘Simon, Simon, etc.'”” ~ Saint John Chrysostom
  37. “In the spirit of faith let us begin each day, and we shall be sure to ” redeem the time ” which it brings to us, by changing it into something definite and eternal. There is a deep meaning in this phrase of the apostle, to redeem time. We redeem time, and do not merely use it. We transform it into eternity by living it aright.” ~ James Freeman Clarke
  38. “Now then, you dogs, whom the apostle puts outside and who yelp at the God of truth, let us come to your various questions.” ~ Tertullian

  39. “The story of Doubting Thomas is told, not so that we shall admire Thomas, but so that we can admire the other apostles in comparison. Thomas demanded evidence … The other apostles, whose faith was so strong that they did not need evidence, are held to us as worthy of imitation.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  40. “I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.” ~ Charles Colson
  41. “How would that premise stand up if he examined it? That was probably why the Communists were always cracking down on Bohemiansism. When you were drunk or when you committed adultery you recognised your own personal fallability of that so mutable substitute for the apostles’ creed, the party line. Down with Bohemianism, the sin of Majakowski.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  42. “To a surprising extent the war-lords in shining armour, the apostles of martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous.” ~ George Orwell

  43. “‘I believe in o­ne God and Mohammed the Apostle of God,’ is the simple and invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honours of the prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtue, and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion.” ~ Edward Gibbon’
  44. “The need to proclaim Christ boldly and courageously is a continuing priority for the Church; indeed it is a solemn duty laid upon her by Christ who enjoined the Apostles to ‘go out to the whole world, proclaim the Good News to all creation.'” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
  45. “I thank you, dear Brothers, for preaching the love of Christ and exhorting your people to tolerance, respect and love of their brothers and sisters and of all persons. In this way you exercise the prophetic ministry that the Lord has entrusted to the Church, and in particular to the Successors of the Apostles (cf. Pastores Gregis, 26).” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
  46. “Thus, the apostles’ adventure began as a gathering of persons who open to one another reciprocally. A direct knowledge of the Teacher began for the disciples. They saw where he lived and began to know him. They would not have to be heralds of an idea, but witnesses of a person. Before being sent to evangelize, they would have to “be” with Jesus (cf. Mark 3:14), establishing a personal relationship with him. With this foundation, evangelization is no more than a proclamation of what has been experienced and an invitation to enter into the mystery of communion with Christ (cf. 1 John 13).” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
  47. “If you find your sustenance in Christ, my dear young people, and if you live profoundly in him as did the Apostle Paul, you will not be able to resist speaking about him and making him known and loved by many of your friends and contemporaries.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI

  48. “For each one of you, as for the apostles, the encounter with the divine Teacher who calls you friends may be the beginning of an extraordinary venture: that of becoming apostles among your contemporaries to lead them to live their own experience of friendship with God, made Man, with God who has made himself my friend.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
  49. “I desire to go to Hell and not to Heaven. In the former I shall enjoy the company of popes, kings and princes, while in the latter are only beggars, monks and apostles” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  50. “Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned; or that she only was Deceived, for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly, he became the greater Transgressor.” ~ Mary Astell
  51. “A poet is not an apostle; he drives out devils only by the power of the devil.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  52. “Well,’ you may ask, ‘how may I know when I am in love?’ . . . George Q. Morris [who later became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, gave this reply]: ‘My mother once said that if you meet a girl in whose presence you feel a desire to achieve, who inspires you to do your best, and to make the most of yourself, such a young woman is worthy of your love and is awakening love in your heart.” ~ David O. McKay
  53. “I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.” ~ Og Mandino

  54. “A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.” ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  55. “I was brought up Catholic, and I felt the power of art from a very young age – seeing the brutality of all those images of flayed apostles and tortured saints was a pretty strong introduction.” ~ Damien Hirst
  56. “Robert Duvall saw me playing at a restaurant in Louisiana and invited me to be an extra in his movie ‘The Apostle.’ He gave me a guitar for my sixth birthday, and I thought that was the coolest thing in the world.” ~ Hunter Hayes
  57. “A Church without women is like the college of the Apostles without Mary… Our Lady is more important than the Apostles! She is more important! The Church is feminine. She is Church, she is bride, she is mother.” ~ Pope Francis
  58. “As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more executive experience than Obama.” ~ Ann Coulter

  59. “If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles and followers of Jesus Christ, trusting not in man but in the living God, he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan, and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.” ~ Adam Clarke
  60. “The truth is, the secular world isn’t too enamored with Jesus. And they’re not too enamored with someone who is leading people to Jesus. So if you’re out there talking about people’s sins, and you’re talking about righteousness, you will get pushback. Jesus Himself did. The apostles did. I mean, there’s persecution all up and down the line.” ~ Pat Robertson
  61. “Red Letter Christians believe in the doctrines of the Apostle’s Creed, are convinced that the Scriptures have been inspired by the Holy Spirit, and make having a personal transforming relationship with the resurrected Christ the touchtone of their faith.” ~ Tony Campolo
  62. “Sigmund Freud was the apostle of disbelief. He was the one who made psychoanalysis a part of our culture, and in so doing he kicked out a flying buttress that had been essential for holding up our cathedral of faith.” ~ Tony Campolo

  63. “One way or another, I think virtually all of the prophets and early Apostles had their visionary moments of our time–a view that gave them courage in their own less successful eras. Those early brethren knew an amazing amount about us. Prophets such as Moses, Nephi, and the brother of Jared saw the latter days in tremendously detailed vision. Some of what they saw wasn’t pleasing, but surely all those earlier generations took heart from knowing that there would finally be one dispensation that would not fail.” ~ Jeffrey R. Holland
  64. “The idea of equality is a by-product of the sentiment of envy. Since it must always prove beyond human ower to raise the inferior mass to a superior stratum, apostles of equality must ever be inferiors seeking to reduce their betters to their level. It follows that a nation that once admits this doctrine of equality will be dragged by it to the level, moral, intelletual and political, of its most worthless class.” ~ Rafael Sabatini
  65. “Movies without meaningful dialogue play well all over the world. The Apostle is probably the best movie of the year, but it won’t do squat in Korea.” ~ Robert Benton

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