Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.

— William Carey

The most remarkable William Carey quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

I'm not afraid of failure; I'm afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter.


Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal godliness.


I was once young and now I am old, but not once have I been witness to God's failure to supply my need when first I had given for the furtherance of His work. He has never failed in His promise, so I cannot fail in my service to Him.


To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.


I will venture to go... but remember that you must hold the ropes.


The future is as bright as the promises of God.


Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?


The most glorious works of grace that have ever took place, have been in answer to prayer; and it is in this way, we have the greatest reason to suppose, that the glorious out-pouring of the Spirit, which we expect at last, will be bestowed.


If you want the Kingdom speeded, go out and speed it yourselves.

Only obedience rationalizes prayer. Only Missions can redeem your intercessions from insincerity.


To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him.


I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.


Those who would be employed in propagating the Gospel should be familiar with the doctrines he is to combat and the doctrines he is to teach, and acquire a complete knowledge both of the Sacred Scriptures and of these philosophical and mythological dogmas which form the souls of the Buddhist and Hindu Systems.


About William Carey

Quotes 35 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16

The most glorious works of grace that have ever took place, have been in answer to prayer.


All my friends are but one, but He is all sufficient.


One of the first, and most important of those duties which are incumbent upon us, is fervent and united prayer.


William Carey chides his countrymen for deciding it would be impossible for the Gospel to travel over great distances and to penetrate varied cultures when they are willing to face the same trials for the sake of commerce.


I am very defective in all duties... In prayer I wander and am formal... I soon tire; devotion languishes; and I do not walk with God.


We must not be contented however with praying, without exerting ourselves in the use of means for the obtaining of those things we pray for.


I feel it my duty to plod on while daylight last.


If the biographer gives me credit for being a plodder, he will describe me justly. Anything beyond this will be too much. I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.


Surely it is worthwhile to lay ourselves out with all our might in promoting the cause and kingdom of Christ.


We have only to keep the end in view, and have our hearts thoroughly engaged in the pursuit of it, and means will not be very difficult.


Without justification salvation is not of grace, but of works.


Expect great things from God, receive great things from God.

Expect little from God, receive little from God.


I went to India as a missionary to save England from spiritual collapse.


It is the duty of those who are entrusted with the Gospel to endeavor to make it known among all nations.


The less said about me the better.


I'm a dreamer and continue to dream of what can and will be, "Expecting great things from God, Attempting great things for God


There are grave difficulties on every hand, and more are looming ahead.

Therefore, we must go forward.


Every Christian should live life with an open Bible and an open map.


Add to this occasional journeys, ministers’ meetings, etc.

, and you will rather wonder that I have any time, than that I have so little. I am not my own, nor would I choose for myself. Let God employ me where he thinks fit, and give me patience and discretion to fill up my station to his honour and glory.


...even on the low ground of common sense I seemed to be called to be a missionary. Is the kingdom a harvest field? Then I thought it reasonable that I should seek to work where the work was most abundant and the workers fewest.


A Christian minister is a person who in a peculiar sense is not his own;

he is the servant of God, and therefore ought to be wholly devoted to Him.


You have been saying much about Dr. Carey and his work. When I am gone, say nothing about Dr. Carey; speak about Dr. Carey's Saviour.