65 Best Good Friday Quotes On Success In Life

These Good Friday quotes will inspire you.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging Good Friday quotes, Good Friday sayings, and Good Friday proverbs.

Inspirational Good Friday Quotes

  1. “Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  2. “The highest act of love is the giving of the best gift, and, if necessary, at the greatest cost, to the least deserving. That’s what God did. At the loss of His Son’s life to the totally undeserving, God gave the best gift – the display of the glory of Christ who is the image of God.” ~ John Piper
  3. “Think of everything you’ve ever experienced that was painful; that’s the meaning of Good Friday. Think of all the ways that love ultimately healed your heart; that’s the meaning of Easter.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  4. “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” ~ William Penn

  5. “The lesson of Good Friday is to never lose hope — or at least give it 48 hours.” ~ Robert Breault
  6. “Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  7. “On the eve of the cross, Jesus made his decision. He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you.” ~ Max Lucado , Good Friday quotes heaven & hell
  8. “No matter what the storm clouds bring, you can face your pain with courage and hope. For two thousand years ago-six hours, one Friday-Christ firmly planted in bedrock three solid anchor points that we can all cling to. For the heart scarred with futility, that Friday holds purpose. For the life blackened with failure, that Friday holds forgiveness. And for the soul looking into the tunnel of death, that Friday holds deliverance.” ~ Max Lucado
  9. “When Good Friday comes, these are the moments in life when we feel there’s no hope. But then, Easter comes.” ~ Coretta Scott King

  10. “It is the resurrection that makes Good Friday good.” ~ Ravi Zacharias
  11. “The miracle of Good Friday is that there was no miracle. Legions of angels stood – with swords sheathed – watching as the Son took our place.” ~ Mark Hart
  12. “I am convinced that when we bring our griefs and sorrows within the story of God’s own grief and sorrow and allow them to be held there, God is able to bring healing to us and new possibilities to our lives. That is, of course, what Good Friday and Easter are all about.” ~ N. T. Wright
  13. “This is the centre of the gospel – this is what the Garden of Gethsemane and Good Friday are all about – that God has done astonishing and costly things to draw us near.” ~ John Piper
  14. “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” ~ Martin Luther

  15. “What is good about Good Friday? Why isn’t it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal.” ~ Randy Alcorn
  16. “Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.” ~ Blaise Pascal , Good Friday quotes Jesus
  17. “We are Easter people living in a Good Friday world.” ~ Barbara Johnson

  18. “It is the crucifixion that distinguishes the new message from the mythologies of all other peoples.” ~ Martin Hengel
  19. “Without Easter, Good Friday would have no meaning. Without Easter, there would be no hope that suffering and abandonment might be tolerable. But with Easter, a way out becomes visible for human sorrows, an absolute future: more than a hope, a divine expectation.” ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar
  20. “Good Friday was the worst Friday until Sunday.” ~ Mike Donehey

  21. “On Good Friday Jesus died But rose again at Eastertide…..Lord, teach us to understand that your Son died to save us not from suffering but from ourselves, not from injustice…but from being unjust. He died that we might live – but live as he lives, by dying as he died who died to himself.” ~ George MacDonald
  22. “Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday’s regret and tomorrow’s worries.” ~ Warren W. Wiersbe
  23. “Every day of the year is a good day to think more deeply about Good Friday, for Good Friday is the drama of the love by which our every day is sustained.” ~ Richard John Neuhaus
  24. “If you are going to follow Jesus, you better look good on wood.” ~ Daniel Berrigan

  25. “The marvel of heaven and earth, of time and eternity, is the atoning death of Jesus Christ. This is the mystery that brings more glory to God than all creation.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  26. “Holy Week is a good occasion to go to confession and to take up the right path again.” ~ Pope Francis
  27. “2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change.” ~ Douglas Adams
  28. “The Cross was the manifestation of Divine love without reserve or limit; but it was also the expression of man’s unutterable malignity.” ~ Robert Anderson
  29. “Upon that cross of Jesus Mine eye at times can see The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me; And from my smitten heart with tears Two wonders I confess The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.” ~ Elizabeth C. Clephane
  30. “In truth, there was only one Christian and he died on the cross.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  31. “Gethsemane is where He died; the cross is only the evidence.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill
  32. “I was taught to be Biblical: “Forgive them for they know not what they do.” ~ Michael Jackson
  33. “Now, who can call ‘Good Friday’ good? – A term too oft-misunderstood – You, who were bought by the blood of His cross, You can call ‘Good Friday’ good.” ~ Johnny Hart
  34. “The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales.” ~ John Stott

  35. “Apart from the cross, condemnation is normal. Without Jesus, we all deserve to be condemned and punished for sin. But here’s the good news: ‘There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’.” ~ C. J. Mahaney
  36. “We do not attach any intrinsic value to the Cross; this would be sinful and idolatrous. Our veneration is referred to Him who died upon it.” ~ James Gibbons
  37. “These criminals represent us. One of them recognized Jesus for who he was and received him; Jesus promised that when he died he would be in heaven with him. The other man rejected Jesus and closed his heart. Unlike the first criminal, when he died he didn’t go to heaven. He went to hell. In that sense, these two men on either side of Jesus are just like every person. We either embrace Christ as our Savior and spend eternity with him, or we reject him and say, ‘I don’t believe it. I’ll have nothing to do with.’ And these people spend eternity separated from him.” ~ James MacDonald
  38. “At Sussex, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him.” ~ Martin Luther

  39. “The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.” ~ Augustus William Hare
  40. “I believe in person to person; every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is only one person in the world for me at that moment.” ~ Mother Teresa
  41. “We may say that on the first Good Friday afternoon was completed that great act by which light conquered darkness and goodness conquered sin. That is the wonder of our Saviour’s crucifixion. There have been victories all over the world, but wherever we look for the victor we expect to find him with his heel upon the neck of the vanquished. The wonder of Good Friday is that the victor lies vanquished by the vanquished one. We have to look deeper into the very heart and essence of things before we can see how real the victory is that thus hides itself under the guise of defeat.” ~ Phillips Brooks
  42. “We have to make sure the Good Friday Agreement works.” ~ Gerry Adams

  43. “The concept of substitution lies at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man.” ~ John Stott
  44. “The concept of substitution lies at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man.” ~ John Stott
  45. “Given is the word. Given publicly, on the first Good Friday, on a hill, in the sight of all, was the visible demonstration of the only permanent way to overcome evil. Human nature demands something more enduring than the unquiet equilibrium of rival powers.” ~ Muriel Lester
  46. “The Passion of the Christ opened up on Ash Wednesday, had a Good Friday.” ~ Billy Crystal

  47. “So the main question is not, Which humans brought about the death of Jesus but, What did the death of Jesus bring about for humans – including Jews and Muslims and Buddhists and Hindus and nonreligious secularists – and all people everywhere? When it is all said and done, the most crucial question is: Why? Why did Christ suffer and die? Not why in the sense of cause, but why in the sense of purpose?” ~ John Piper , Good Friday quotes non religious
  48. “Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  49. “To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.” ~ John Henry Newman
  50. “Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.” ~ W. H. Auden
  51. “It is the crucifixion that distinguishes the new message from the mythologies of all other peoples.” ~ Martin Hengel

  52. “The essence of that by which Jesus overcame the world was not suffering, but obedience. Yes, men may puzzle themselves and their hearers over the question where the power of the life of Jesus and the death of Jesus lay; but the soul of the Christian always knows that it lay in the obedience of Christ. He was determined at every sacrifice to do His Father’s will. Let us remember that; and the power of Christ’s sacrifice may enter into us, and some little share of the redemption of the world may come through us, as the great work came through Him.” ~ Phillips Brooks , Good Friday quotes for work
  53. “If Christ is God, He cannot sin, and if suffering was a sin in and by itself, He could not have suffered and died for us. However, since He took the most horrific death to redeem us, He showed us in fact that suffering and pain have great power.” ~ E. A. Bucchianeri
  54. “Bearing sham and scoffing rude, in my place condemned He stood – Sealed my pardon with His blood: Hallelujah, what a Savior!” ~ Philip Bliss

  55. “I slew him-this right hand struck the dagger to his heart. My deeds slew Christ. Alas! I slew my best beloved; I killed him who loved me with an everlasting love. Oh eyes, why do you refuse to weep when you see Jesus’ body mangled and torn? Give vent to your sorrow, Christians, for you have good reason to do so.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  56. “Altruism is written in everlasting and resplendent character on the Cross of Christ, and it was at Calvary that the centre of life was shifted from selfishness to sacrifice.” ~ Jon Weber , Good Friday quotes cross
  57. “Christ took hold of the work of the world’s saving in a larger way than it is possible for us to do, and therefore the burden of His undertaking came upon Him in a heavier, wider, and more crushing way than it can come upon us; and therefore, while it overwhelmed Him in sorrow, our smaller mission and lighter task can with entire propriety leave us buoyant and gladsome.” ~ Charles Henry Parkhurst
  58. “Not all the blood of beasts On Jewish altars slain, Could give the guilty conscience peace, Or wash away the stain: But Christ, the heav’nly Lamb, Takes all our sins away, A sacrifice of nobler nam’ And richer blood than they.” ~ Isaac Watts
  59. “There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

  60. “That Jesus of Nazareth died upon a cross is mere matter of history; that He who did so die was the Christ the Son of God is entirely a matter of revelation.” ~ Robert Anderson
  61. “The whole life of Christ was a continual Passion; others die martyrs but Christ was born a martyr. He found a Golgotha even in Bethlehem, where he was born; for to his tenderness then the straws were almost as sharp as the thorns after, and the manger as uneasy at first as his cross at last. His birth and his death were but one continual act, and his Christmas day and his Good Friday are but the evening and morning of one and the same day. And as even his birth is his death, so every action and passage that manifests Christ to us is his birth, for Epiphany is manifestation.” ~ John Donne
  62. “Jesus Christ’s claim of divinity is the most serious claim anyone ever made. Everything about Christianity hinges on His carnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. That’s what Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are all about.” ~ Luis Palau

Summary: Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, is the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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