Cross Sayings and Quotes

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


If you carry your cross joyfully, it will carry you.     

Thomas a Kempis

It is much easier to wear a cross than to bear a cross.     

Leonard Ravenhill

Look at the cross and you will know what one soul means to Jesus.     

Mother Teresa

Without the cross we have a meaningless and powerless Christianity.     

Michael Catt

The cross is the only ladder high enough to touch Heaven's threshold.     

George Dana Boardman Pepper

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

Timothy Keller

The cross is where God forgave his children without lowering his standards.     

Max Lucado

The Cross is the Word through which God has responded to evil in the world.     

Pope Francis

The cross is the place where, and the means by which, God loved us to the uttermost.     

N. T. Wright

The cross is God's way of taking away all of our accusations, excuses, and arguments.     

Rob Bell

The cross is proof of both the immense love of God and the profound wickedness of sin.     

John F. Macarthur Jr.

For those who live by faith, the cross is a treasure more valuable than gold and precious stones.     

Basil Moreau

The cross means there is no shipwreck without hope; there is no dark without dawn; nor storm without haven.     

Pope John Paul II

The cross is the surest, truest and deepest window on the very heart and character of the living and loving God.     

N. T. Wright

The cross alone is our theology.     

Martin Luther

The cross is the ladder to heaven.     

Thomas Draxe

The cross cannot be defeated for it is defeat.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you.     

Thomas a Kempis

While the world changes, the cross stands firm.     

Bruno of Cologne

The cross is steady while the world is turning.     

Bruno of Cologne

The cross is the gift God gives to his friends.     

Philip Neri

All crosses are easier to carry when we keep moving.     

Neal A. Maxwell

The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, Me too.     

Rob Bell

Taking up my cross means a life voluntarily surrendered to God.     

Arthur Pink

The cross grants us position, the Holy Spirit gives us experience.     

Watchman Nee

The Cross is the way to Paradise, but only when it is borne willingly.     

Paul of the Cross

The cross of Christ is the true ground and chief cause of Christian hope.     

Pope Leo I

The Cross will be for us as it was for Christ: proof of the greatest love.     

Mother Teresa

Whoever does not seek the cross of Christ doesn't seek the glory of Christ.     

John of the Cross

A cross without offense to the world is a cross without power in the world.     

Steven J Lawson