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Quotes by Corrie Ten Boom

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Wikipedia Summary for Corrie ten Boom

Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983) was a Dutch Christian watchmaker and later a writer who worked with her father, Casper ten Boom, her sister Betsie ten Boom and other family members to help many Jews escape from the Nazis during the Holocaust in World War II by hiding them in her home. She believed her actions were following the will of God. They were caught, and she was arrested and sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, is a biography that recounts the story of her family's efforts and how she found and shared hope in God while she was imprisoned at the concentration camp.

Quote: We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God's work on behalf of the people for whom we pray. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of ocean wave during day
Photo Credit: Ahmed Saeed

We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God's work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.


Quote: Worry is like racing the engine of an automobile without letting in the clutch. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Worry is like racing the engine of an automobile without letting in the clutch.


Quote: God can give a straight blow with a crooked stick. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

God can give a straight blow with a crooked stick.


Quote: There is explosive power in virtue. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

There is explosive power in virtue.


Quote: If Jesus were born one thousand times in Bethlehem and not in me, then I would still be lost. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

If Jesus were born one thousand times in Bethlehem and not in me, then I would still be lost.


Quote: I would much rather be the trusting child of a rich Father, than a beggar at the door of worldly men. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

I would much rather be the trusting child of a rich Father, than a beggar at the door of worldly men.


Quote: Children need the wisdom of their elders; the aging need the encouragement of a child's exuberance. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Children need the wisdom of their elders; the aging need the encouragement of a child's exuberance.


Quote: The life of a Christian is an education for higher service. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

The life of a Christian is an education for higher service.


Quote: Voltaire expected that within fifty years of his lifetime there would not be one Bible in the world. His house is now a distribution center for Bibles in many languages. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Voltaire expected that within fifty years of his lifetime there would not be one Bible in the world. His house is now a distribution center for Bibles in many languages.


Quote: When people come up and give me a compliment... I take each remark as if it were a flower. At the end of the day I lift up the bouquet of flowers I have gathered throughout the day and say, 'Here you are, Lord, it is all Yours.' by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

When people come up and give me a compliment... I take each remark as if it were a flower. At the end of the day I lift up the bouquet of flowers I have gathered throughout the day and say, 'Here you are, Lord, it is all Yours.'




Quote: In God's faithfulness lies eternal security. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

In God's faithfulness lies eternal security.


Quote: The amount of God's love is unlimited, but we only receive as much as we use. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

The amount of God's love is unlimited, but we only receive as much as we use.


Quote: The safest place to be is in the center of God's will. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

The safest place to be is in the center of God's will.


Quote: Faith is like radar that sees through the fog. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of white snow mountain
Photo Credit: Olivier Miche

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog -- the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.


Quote: When He tells us to love our enemies He gives, along with the command, the love itself. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

When He tells us to love our enemies He gives, along with the command, the love itself.


Quote: Dear Jesus...how foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Dear Jesus...how foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here.


Quote: If God has shown us bad times ahead, it's enough for me that He knows about them. That's why He sometimes shows us things, you know -- to tell us that this too is in His hands. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

If God has shown us bad times ahead, it's enough for me that He knows about them. That's why He sometimes shows us things, you know -- to tell us that this too is in His hands.


Quote: Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do.


Quote: Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way ... God can give us the perfect way. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way ... God can give us the perfect way.


Quote: And for all these people alike, the key to healing turned out to be the same. Each had a hurt he had to forgive. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

And for all these people alike, the key to healing turned out to be the same. Each had a hurt he had to forgive.


Quote: Some knowledge is too heavy...you cannot bear it...your Father will carry it until you are able. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Some knowledge is too heavy...you cannot bear it...your Father will carry it until you are able.


Quote: Love is larger than the walls which shut it in. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Love is larger than the walls which shut it in.


Quote: There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety -- let us pray that we may always know it! by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety -- let us pray that we may always know it!


Quote: If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest.


Quote: It hurts when God has to PRY things out of our hand! by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

It hurts when God has to PRY things out of our hand!


Quote: There are no 'ifs' in God's Kingdom. His timing is perfect. His will is our hiding place. Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will! Don't let me go mad by poking about outside it. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

There are no 'ifs' in God's Kingdom. His timing is perfect. His will is our hiding place. Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will! Don't let me go mad by poking about outside it.


Quote: And here I felt a strange leaping of my heart-God did! My job was to simply follow His leading one step at a time, holding every decision up to him in prayer. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

And here I felt a strange leaping of my heart-God did! My job was to simply follow His leading one step at a time, holding every decision up to him in prayer.


Quote: In this dark world, the Lord Jesus gave us the task of passing on His love. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

In this dark world, the Lord Jesus gave us the task of passing on His love.


Quote: You see, a potter can only mold the clay when it lies completely in his hand. It requires complete surrender. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

You see, a potter can only mold the clay when it lies completely in his hand. It requires complete surrender.


Quote: If you cannot find time to pray, ask for forgiveness. Ask to be cleansed of the sin of having no time to pray ... 
 It could be that Satan is pushing you into too much work so that you cannot take time to pray. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

If you cannot find time to pray, ask for forgiveness. Ask to be cleansed of the sin of having no time to pray ...
It could be that Satan is pushing you into too much work so that you cannot take time to pray.






Quote: It is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

It is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself.




Quote: Don't bother to give God instructions; just report for duty. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Don't bother to give God instructions; just report for duty.


Quote: Oh, this was the great ploy of Satan in that kingdom of his: to display such blatant evil one could almost believe one's own secret sin didn't matter. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Oh, this was the great ploy of Satan in that kingdom of his: to display such blatant evil one could almost believe one's own secret sin didn't matter.


Quote: The devil smiles when we make plans. He laughs when we get too busy. But he trembles when we pray-especially when we pray together. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

The devil smiles when we make plans. He laughs when we get too busy. But he trembles when we pray-especially when we pray together.


Quote: You are redeemed and you are also victorious, over your sins in Jesus. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

You are redeemed and you are also victorious, over your sins in Jesus.


Quote: There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still.


Quote: Only Heaven will reveal the top part of God's tapestry. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Only Heaven will reveal the top part of God's tapestry.




Quote: How often it is a small, almost unconscious event that makes a turning point. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

How often it is a small, almost unconscious event that makes a turning point.


Quote: You say we could lose our lives for this child. I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

You say we could lose our lives for this child. I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family.




Quote: Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.


Quote: Although the threads of my life have often seemed knotted, I know, by faith, that on the other side of the embroidery there is a crown. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Although the threads of my life have often seemed knotted, I know, by faith, that on the other side of the embroidery there is a crown.


Quote: The tree on the mountain takes whatever the weather brings. If it has any choice at all, it is in putting down roots as deeply as possible. -- -Each New Day. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

The tree on the mountain takes whatever the weather brings. If it has any choice at all, it is in putting down roots as deeply as possible. -- -Each New Day.


Quote: Thank you, Lord, that You are the Conqueror and that You want to make us more than conquerors. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Thank you, Lord, that You are the Conqueror and that You want to make us more than conquerors.


Quote: If a bird is flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind, but if it meets danger it turns and faces the wind, in order that it may rise higher. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

If a bird is flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind, but if it meets danger it turns and faces the wind, in order that it may rise higher.


Quote: You know, eternal life does not start when we go to heaven. It starts the moment you reach out to Jesus. He never turns His back on anyone. And He is waiting for you. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

You know, eternal life does not start when we go to heaven. It starts the moment you reach out to Jesus. He never turns His back on anyone. And He is waiting for you.


Quote: God raises the level of the impossible. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

God raises the level of the impossible.


Quote: And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things too. Don't run out ahead of Him. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things too. Don't run out ahead of Him.


Quote: Surely there is no more wretched sight that the human body unloved and uncared for. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Surely there is no more wretched sight that the human body unloved and uncared for.




Quote: (on forgiveness) Didn't he and I stand together before an all seeing God convicted of the same murder? For I had murdered him with my heart and my tongue. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

(on forgiveness) Didn't he and I stand together before an all seeing God convicted of the same murder? For I had murdered him with my heart and my tongue.


Quote: Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.


Quote: No pit is so deep that He is not deeper still; with Jesus even in our darkest moments, the best remains and the very best is yet to be. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

No pit is so deep that He is not deeper still; with Jesus even in our darkest moments, the best remains and the very best is yet to be.


Quote: This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.


Quote: If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.


Quote: The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.


Quote: Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.


Quote: When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.


Quote: Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of photo of author Corrie ten Boom with quote

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.


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