28 Amy Carmichael Quotes

Amy wrote many books and poetry works about her mission work in India. Part of her 55 years working as a missionary in India was devoted to an orphanage that she started. Her orphanage saved many young girls from forced prostitution by the Hindu priests. Even after more than 60 years after he death, the orphanage Amy started is still being run today, mostly by women who Amy saved.

  • "You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Giving, Love


  • "If I fear to hold another to the highest goal because it is so much easier to avoid doing so, then I know nothing of Calvary love."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Friendship, Goals


  • "Those who think too much of themselves don't think enough."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Self-love


  • "If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of another; if I can in any way slight another in conversation, or even in thought, then I know nothing of Calvary love."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Gossip


  • "All the great temptations appear first in the region of the mind and can be fought and conquered there. We have been given the power to close the door of the mind. We can lose this power through disuse or increase it by use, by the daily discipline of the inner man in things which seem small and by reliance upon the word of the Spirit of truth. It is God that worketh in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure. It is as though He said, 'Learn to live in your will, not in your feelings.'"

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Temptation, Discipline, Feelings


  • "We say, then, to anyone who is under trial, give Him time to steep the soul in His eternal truth. Go into the open air, look up into the depths of the sky, or out upon the wideness of the sea, or on the strength of the hills that is His also; or, if bound in the body, go forth in the spirit; spirit is not bound. Give Him time and, as surely as dawn follows night, there will break upon the heart a sense of certainty that cannot be shaken."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Trials, Truth


  • "Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace... If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you know what His will is."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Peace


  • "If I belittle those whom I am called to serve, talk of their weak points in contrast perhaps with what I think of as my strong points; if I adopt a superior attitude, forgetting "Who made thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou hast not received?" then I know nothing of Calvary love."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Hypocrisy, Attitude


  • "If I cannot in honest happiness take the second place (or the twentieth); if I cannot take the first without making a fuss about my unworthiness, then I know nothing of Calvary love."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Happiness, Humility


  • "If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient, unloving word, then I know nothing of Calvary love. For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Impatience


  • "If I cast up a confessed, repented, and forsaken sin against another, and allow my remembrance of that sin to colour my thinking and feed my suspicions, then I know nothing of Calvary love."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Forgiveness, Confession


  • "All the paths of the Lord are loving and faithful" Psalm 25:10 I have pondered this verse lately, and have found that it feeds my spirit. All does not mean "all - except the paths I am walking in now," or "nearly all - except this especially difficult and painful path." All must mean all. So, your path with its unexplained sorrow or turmoil, and mine with its sharp flints and briers - and both our paths, with their unexplained perplexity, their sheer mystery - they are His paths, on which he will show himself loving and faithful. Nothing else; nothing less."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Obedience


  • "If when I am able to discover something which has baffled others, I forget Him who revealeth the deep and secret things, and knoweth what is in the darkness and showeth it to us; if I forget that it was He who granted that ray of light to His most unworthy servant, then I know nothing of Calvary love."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: God, Light


  • "Thank God for the battle verses in the Bible. We go into the unknown every day of our lives, and especially every Monday morning, for the week is sure to be a battlefield, outwardly and inwardly in the unseen life of the spirit, which is often by far the sternest battlefield for souls. Either way, the Lord your God goes before you, He shall fight for you!"

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: The Bible


  • "When an answer I did not expect comes to a prayer which I believed I truly meant, I shrink back from it; if the burden my Lord asks me to bear be not the burden of my heart's choice, and I fret inwardly and do not welcome His will, then I know nothing of Calvary love."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Prayer, Choices



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