71 A. W. Tozer Quotes

Aiden Wilson Tozer was a minister for 44 years. He was a writer and editor of the official Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) magazine, now called Alliance Life. He was also a very successful author of over 40 Christian books, of which he wrote mostly about the need of a deeper relationship with God. Most of the money he made from writing these books was given away to those with a greater need.

  • "The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anybody. He manages to stay pretty much with the constitution. Never break our by-laws. He's a very well-behaved God and very denominational and very much like one of us...we ask Him to help us when we're in trouble and look to Him to watch over us when we're asleep. The God of the modern evangelical isn't a God I could have much respect for."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Idolatry


  • "The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Idolatry


  • "True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie. It is enough that God has said it."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Faith


  • "God wants us to worship Him. He doesn't need us, for He couldn't be a self-sufficient God and need anything or anybody, but He wants us. When Adam sinned it was not He who cried, "God, where art Thou?" It was God who cried, "Adam, where art thou?""

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Worship


  • "What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Christians


  • "No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Happiness, Holiness


  • "It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Church


  • "Religion today is not transforming the people - it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society - it is descending to society's own level and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smiling accepting its surrender."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Religion


  • "For not only does sound reason direct us to refuse the guidance of those who do or teach anything wrong, but it is by all means vital for the lover of truth, regardless of the threat of death, to choose to do and say what is right even before saving his own life."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Truth


  • "Don't come down here to cry about it, go home and live it!"

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Obedience


  • "The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of you. As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal, how can you hope to find inward peace."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Self-love



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