Good Friday Sayings and Quotes

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

Exalt the Cross! God has hung the destiny of the race upon it. Other things we may do in the realm of ethics, and on the lines of philanthropic reforms; but our main duty converges into setting that one glorious beacon of salvation, Calvary's Cross, before the gaze of every immortal soul.     

Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

It is the resurrection that makes Good Friday good.     

Ravi Zacharias

He drained the cup of God's wrath bone dry, leaving not a drop for us to drink.     

Richard Allen Bodey

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

Practice mercy and forgiveness throughout as a lesson that symbolizes the love shown through his crucifixion.     

Unarine Ramaru

The Cross! There, and there only though the deist rave, and the atheist, if Earth bears so base a slave; There and there only, is the power to save.     

William Cowper

Good Friday is a day of sorrow mingled with joy. It is a time to grieve over the sin of man and to meditate and rejoice upon God's love in giving His only Son for the redemption of sin.     

David Katski

Good Friday is a day of hope. It is a day where we look forward to a brighter tomorrow. Many things have happened to change the course of our lives, but it has not shaken our faith.     

Rev Dr Peola Hicks

Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.     

Fulton J. Sheen

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

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

The Cross was the manifestation of Divine love without reserve or limit; but it was also the expression of man's unutterable malignity.     

Sir Robert Anderson

Good Friday is the mirror held up by Jesus so that we can see ourselves in all our stark reality, and then it turns us to that cross and to his eyes and we hear these words, Father forgive them for they know not what they do. That's us!     

Robert G. Trache

God did not bear the cross only 1900 years ago, but he bears it today, and he dies and is resurrected from day to day. It would be poor comfort to the world if it had to depend upon a historical God who died 2000 years ago. Do not then preach the God of history, but show Him as He lives today through you.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

At Sussen, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him.     

Martin Luther

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.     

Martin Luther

It was inevitable that Jesus Christ should be crucified. It was also inevitable that He should rise again.     

H. R. L. Sheppard

The dripping blood our only drink,The bloody flesh our only food:In spite of which we like to thinkThat we are sound, substantial flesh and blood -Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.     

T.S. Eliot

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

Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Good Friday marks the slaying of our Jesus. The unblemished lamb, the perfect sacrifice. He took our guilt and blame upon Himself so we could be with Him in paradise.     


The word Christianity is already a misunderstanding – in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The lesson of Good Friday is to never lose hope — or at least give it 48 hours.     

Robert Breault

Catholics often choose Good Friday-which is a day of fast-to strengthen their faith, to repent for their wrongdoings and to forgive those who have wronged them.     

Fr Alvito Fernandes

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

Good Friday is not about us trying to get right with God. It is about us entering the difference between God and humanity and just touching it for a moment. Touching the shimmering sadness of humanity's insistence that we can be our own gods, that we can be pure and all-powerful.     

Nadia Bolz-Weber

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.     

William Penn

In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.     

Watchman Nee