Salvation Sayings and Quotes

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

No one can be saved in virtue of what he can do. Everyone can be saved in virtue of what God can do.     

Karl Barth

Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, it is a gift for the guilty.     

Steve Lawson

Every year, if not every day, we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Salvation is a work of God to show His glory. That's why He's not going to let it fail.     

Paul Washer

Saving us is the greatest and most concrete demonstration of God's love, the definitive display of His grace throughout time and eternity.     

David Jeremiah

Salvation cannot come without revelation. Men of the present time testify of heaven and hell, and have never seen either; and I will say that no man knows these things without this.     

Joseph Smith, Jr.

The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.     

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.     

Vaclav Havel

Through salvation our past has been forgiven, our present is given meaning, and out future is secured.     

Rick Warren

Salvation has absolutely nothing to do with human merit and absolutely everything to do with divine mercy.     

David Platt

None of us can ever save himself; we are the instruments of one another's salvation, and only by the hope that we give to others do we lift ourselves out of the darkness into light.     

Dean Koontz

Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our accepting and willing are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.     

A.W. Tozer

Saving faith and real converting grace will always produce some conformity to the image of Jesus.     

J.C. Ryle

Salvation was universally considered to be much more becoming in women than in men.     

Marilynne Robinson

Salvation cannot be bought with the currency of obedience; it is purchased by the blood of the Son of God.     

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.     

Seneca The Younger

The salvation of the world lies in the human heart.     

Vaclav Havel

Our salvation is in work, but let us also take delight in that work.     

Maxim Gorky

Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve.     

Ryszard Kapuscinski

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Christ has accomplished your salvation. But He has not yet perfected your circumstances. Do not be confused in the two.     

Kristen Heitzmann

The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.     

Eric Hoffer

Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have.     

Billy Graham

The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.     

C. S. Lewis

There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.     

Henry Miller

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.     


As long as Christ sits on the mediatorial throne every day is a good day and all days are days of salvation.     

A.W Tozer

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.     


Salvation is the entire universe being brought back into harmony with its maker.     

Rob Bell

Not that our salvation should be the effect of our work, but our work should be the evidence of our salvation.     

Charles Spurgeon