The Best Eric Liddell Quotes: 33 In Collection

Last Updated on August 7, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

Eric Liddell was an Olympic gold medalist, rugby player, and a Christian missionary. He was born in China. But he spent most of his life in Scotland. He played rugby for the University of Edinburgh. Mostly Eric was famous for his teaching career. His students used to call him uncle Eric. 

Eric returned to China for serving as a missionary like his father. Christianity and his religious conviction were too high. But Eric was a talented and hardworking sprinter. He won 400m Edinburgh University sprinter within 47.3 seconds. 

Eric wrote a book called ‘The Disciplines of the Christian Life.’ He tried to describe Christian thought and how to believe in god more frequently. In this writing, you’ll find some sayings from this book. Hope some of this Eric Liddell quotes help you to know him better.

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“The kingdom is where the King reigns. If He is reigning in my heart, then the Kingdom of Heaven has come to me.” – Eric Liddell

“Take obedience with you into your prayer hour, for you will know as much of God, and only as much of God, as you are willing to put into practice.” – Eric Liddell

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“No man who really is a man ever cared for the easy task. There is no enjoyment in the game that is easily won. It is that in which you have to strain every muscle and sinew to achieve the victory that provides real joy.” – Eric Liddell

“God used the law, like a skillful physician, to bring my sore to a head in order that he might heal. The law was not a means of salvation, but only a means to show the need for salvation.” – Eric Liddell

“Every Christian should live a God-guided life. If you are not guided by God, you will be guided by something or someone else.” – Eric Liddell

“Many of us are missing something in life because we are after the second-best, I put before you what I have found to be the best – one who is worthy of all our devotion – Jesus Christ. He is the Saviour for the young and the old. Lord, here I am.” – Eric Liddell

“We are all missionaries. Wherever we go we either bring people nearer to Christ or we repel them from Christ.” – Eric Liddell 

“The secret of my success over the 400m is that I run the first 200m as fast as I can. Then, for the second 200m, with God’s help, I run faster.” – Eric Liddell

“God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” – Eric Liddell

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“If, in the quiet of your heart, you feel something should be done, stop, and consider whether it is in line with the character and teaching of Jesus. If so, obey that impulse to do it, and in doing so you will find it was God guiding you.” – Eric Liddell

“I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said ‘Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. If with all your hearts, you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me.’ If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race.” – Eric Liddell

“HAPPINESS is to have enough for the day’s needs with always some to spare for those who have not. IT is to possess the love of friends and to have the knowledge that all is well with them.” – Eric Liddell

“Victory over all the circumstances of life comes not by might, nor by power, but by a practical confidence in God and by allowing His Spirit to dwell in our hearts and control our actions and emotions. Learn in the days of ease and comfort, to think in terms of the prayer that follows, so that when the days of hardship come you will be fully prepared and equipped to meet them.” – Eric Liddell  

“Obedience to God’s will is the secret of spiritual knowledge and insight. It is not willingness to know, but willingness to DO (obey) God’s will that brings certainty.” – Eric Liddell   

“As Christians, I challenge you. Have a great aim – have a high standard – make Jesus your ideal…make Him an ideal not merely to be admired but also to be followed.” – Eric Liddell  

“In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.” – Eric Liddell

“If you are not guided by God, you will be guided by something or someone else.” – Eric Liddell

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“You will know as much of God, and only as much of God, as you are willing to put into practice.” – Eric Liddell

“Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins.” – Eric Liddell  

“Many of us are missing something in life because we are after the second best.” – Eric Liddell

“If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race.” – Eric Liddell

“The kingdom is where the King reigns. If He is reigning in my heart, then the Kingdom of Heaven has come to me.” – Eric Liddell

“Purity does not mean crushing the instincts but having the instincts as servants and not the master of the spirit.” – Eric Liddell  

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast.” – Eric Liddell

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“Anyone who, neglecting that fixed hour of prayer, [will] say he can pray at all times but will probably end in praying at no time.” – Eric Liddell

“Christ for the world, for the world, needs Christ!” – Eric Liddell

“Happiness is to have the strength to face with courage all that the day may bring. It is to cherish the gift of laughter, to be quick to note all that is lovely and of good report.” – Eric Liddell

“Training is not the easiest thing to do. It is liable to become monotonous, with the continual repetition of certain exercises. One of the hardest lessons to learn is how to start.” – Eric Liddell

“My ideas on the diet of an athlete are different for different athletes. Some will find that they do best by dieting, others who are used to living on simple fare will find that they need to do very little in that direction.” – Eric Liddell

“Learn in the days of ease and comfort, to think in terms of the prayer that follows, so that when the days of hardship come you will be fully prepared and equipped to meet them.” – Eric Liddell

“To OBEY God’s will was like food to Jesus, refreshing His mind, body, and spirit. ‘My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me.” – Eric Liddell

“And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end/ From within.” – Eric Liddell

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“HAPPINESS is to find our joy in the common things of life for so will youth abide in our hearts till the end of our days. Thank God for the gift of happiness.” – Eric Liddell

Eric was so fast in his time of the sport. He believed in God more than anyone. He believed that without the help of God he can’t even survive in his whole life. 

Eric sent his family and his wife to Canada by the time of the Japanese invasion. He died by a brain tumor in 1945.

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