30 Eric Liddell Quotes From The British Olympic Gold Medallist Runner

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Eric Liddell was a noted Scottish competitive runner, rugby player and Christian missionary who won the Gold medal at the 400-meter race and was the inspiration for the movie 'Chariots Of Fire'.

Eric Liddell is also known as the 'Flying Scotsman' whose success over the 400m race in 1924 was legendary. The events surrounding him were made into a 1981 film called 'Chariots Of Fire' which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Eric Liddell became famous for refusing to run for the selection round of the 100m as it coincided with the holy day of Sabbath. Luckily, he got the opportunity to run for Britain in the 400m competition and even got a gold medal for it. He went back to China, where he was born, to continue with the missionary work his parents had taught him to do. His devotion and faith towards God is truly inspirational and you will find many such famous Eric Liddell quotes in this article.

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Inspirational Running Quotes By Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell quotes about running inspires many.

You can read many quotations on running, but Eric Liddell running quotes are exceptional. Through Eric Liddell quotes you can understand how he found glory in his missionary as well as his runs. He faced the dust of defeat as well, but he kept doing what he loved best, running.

1. "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast!"

- Eric Liddell.

2. "And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within."

- Eric Liddell.

3. "If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race."

- Eric Liddell.

5. "I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way."

- Eric Liddell.

6. "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.

Quotes From Eric Liddell About God

Eric Liddell quotes on religion are enlightening.

The best Eric Liddell quotes will make you see the true essence of his missionary side. He claimed that the 'secret of [my] success' was his devotion to Christianity and his missionary work. These Eric Liddell quotes will enlighten you on his religious side. Here are some of his quotes, many of which are from the movie, 'Chariots Of Fire'.

7. "God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure."

- Eric Liddell.

8. "Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives, but God is not helpless among the ruins."

- Eric Liddell.

9. "We are all missionaries. Wherever we go we either bring people nearer to Christ or we repel them from Christ."

- Eric Liddell.

10. "A disciple is one who knows God personally, and who learns from Jesus Christ, who most perfectly revealed God."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

11. "Christ for the world, for the world needs Christ!"

- Eric Liddell.

12. "Obedience to God's will is the secret of spiritual knowledge and insight."

- Eric Liddell.

13. "I believe in God’s law that I should love the Lord my God with all my heart, and with all my soul, and with all my mind, and with all my strength; and my neighbor as myself."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

14. "You will know as much of God, and only as much of God, as you are willing to put into practice."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

15. "If you are not guided by God, you will be guided by someone or something else. The Christian who hasn’t the sense of guidance in his life is missing something vital."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

16. "I believe in the Holy Spirit who is able to guide my life so that I may know God’s will; and I am prepared to allow him to guide and control my life."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

17. "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.

18. "One word stands out from all others as the key to knowing God, to having his peace and assurance in your heart; it is obedience."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

19. "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.

20. "Each one of us is in a greater race than any I have run in Paris, and this race ends when God gives out the medals."

- Eric Liddell.

Motivational Eric Liddell Quotes

Eric Liddell quotes are very motivating because his life as a missionary was exceptional. Once you read his quotes and more about him, you will understand why the movie 'Chariots Of Fire' was made about him.

21. "Many of us are missing something in life because we are after the second best."

- Eric Liddell.

22. "No man who really is a man ever cared for the easy task."

- Eric Liddell.

23. "To believe means to believe with the mind and heart, to accept, and to act accordingly on that basis."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

24. "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.

25. "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.

26. "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 victory that provides real joy."

- Eric Liddell.

27. "Every Christian should live a God-guided life."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of TheChristian Life'.

28. " I believe it is God’s will that the whole world should be without any barriers of race, color, class, or anything else that breaks the spirit of fellowship."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

29. "Purity does not mean crushing the instincts but having the instincts as servants and not the master of the spirit."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

30. "God used the law, like a skillful physician, to bring my sore to a head in order that he might heal."

- Eric Liddell, 'The Disciplines Of The Christian Life'.

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