Timothy Keller Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old timothy keller quotes, timothy keller sayings, and timothy keller proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.     

Timothy Keller

Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.     

Timothy Keller

Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves.     

Timothy Keller

To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.     

Timothy Keller

Mercy and forgiveness must be free and unmerited to the wrongdoer. If the wrongdoer has to do something to merit it, then it isn't mercy.     

Timothy Keller

We must not settle for an informed mind without an engaged heart.     

Timothy Keller

Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon.     

Timothy Keller

People are messy; therefore, relationships will be messy. Don't be surprised by messiness.     

Timothy Keller

Disordered love always leads to misery and breakdown. The only way to 'reorder' our loves is to love God supremely.     

Timothy Keller

To discover the real you, look at what you spend time thinking about when no one is looking.     

Timothy Keller

Legalism is looking to something besides Jesus Christ in order to be acceptable and clean before God.     

Timothy Keller

The more you rejoice in your own forgiveness, the quicker you will be to forgive others.     

Timothy Keller

God relentlessly offers his grace to people who do not deserve it, or seek it, or even appreciate it after they have been saved by it.     

Timothy Keller

Pastors must practice a two-fold program of cultural engagement: deconstruction and demystification of cultural idols, and reconstruction and re-enchantment of a gospel-shaped worldview.     

Timothy Keller

Idols are often good things that we have made into ultimate things.     

Timothy Keller

Idols are often good things that we have made into ultimate things.      

Timothy Keller

Only on the cross do you have a totally holy God and a totally loving God.     

Timothy Keller

Out of the cross comes the resurrection. Out of weakness comes real strength.     

Timothy Keller

Because of the Cross, God can be both just towards sin and yet mercifully justifying to sinners.     

Timothy Keller

Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon.     

Timothy Keller