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100 Inspirational Quotes By Rick Warren, The Founder Of Saddleback Church, That Will Uplift You

Famous As: Founder and Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church
Born On: January 28, 1954
Born In: San Jose, California, United States
Age: 68 Years

The Christian mega church in California was the brainchild of pastor Rick Warren. It was also Warren who presented the invocation at US President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony.

The following are some interesting facts and trivia about the evangelical speaker.

Epitome of ideal marriage Rick Warren and wife Kay confess to having a not so rosy start to their marriage. Rick says, "Our first two years of marriage were the most difficult. They were really tough. We would have divorced, except a) we were both committed to Jesus Christ, and b) we both agreed divorce is not an option."

The congregation of megachurch consists of over 20,000 members. The pastor apparently knew everyone by name till the community grew to 3,000.

Warren's son suffered from mental illness and ended his life by shooting himself. The evangelist has since become an active spokesperson for mental-illness.

The founder of Saddleback Church has an unusual hobby of collecting hot sauce of different varieties. He boasts of a collection of over 500 bottles of hot sauce.

In the segment below we bring to you some of the inspirational quotes by the famous evangelical Christian pastor and author Rick Warren.

We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.

We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.

Rick Warren
You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

Rick Warren
The more you pray, the less you'll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You'll feel more patient and less pressured.

The more you pray, the less you'll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You'll feel more patient and less pressured.

Rick Warren
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.

Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.

Rick Warren
God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don't run after them.

God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don't run after them.

Rick Warren
Trusting God completely means having faith that He knows what is best for your life. You expect Him to keep His promises, help you with problems, and do the impossible when necessary.

Trusting God completely means having faith that He knows what is best for your life. You expect Him to keep His promises, help you with problems, and do the impossible when necessary.

Rick Warren
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.

Rick Warren
Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.

Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.

Rick Warren
The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.

The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.

Rick Warren
God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others.

God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others.

Rick Warren
Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.

Rick Warren
You weren't put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity.

You weren't put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity.

Rick Warren
Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time? One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It’s what enables us to grow. Remember, earth is not heaven!

Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time? One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It’s what enables us to grow. Remember, earth is not heaven!

Rick Warren
You cannot fulfil God's purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans.

You cannot fulfil God's purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans.

Rick Warren
If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people.

If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people.

Rick Warren
The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.

The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.

Rick Warren
If you have felt hopeless, hold on! Wonderful changes are going to happen in your life as you begin to live it on purpose.

If you have felt hopeless, hold on! Wonderful changes are going to happen in your life as you begin to live it on purpose.

Rick Warren
We’re not completely happy here because we’re not supposed to be! Earth is not our final home; we were created for something much better.

We’re not completely happy here because we’re not supposed to be! Earth is not our final home; we were created for something much better.

Rick Warren
A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.

A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.

Rick Warren
If you prayed as much as you complain and quarrel, you'd have a lot less to argue about and much more peace of mind.

If you prayed as much as you complain and quarrel, you'd have a lot less to argue about and much more peace of mind.

Rick Warren
It’s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters.

It’s not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters.

Rick Warren
Life is a gift...
Life is a test...
Life is temporary assignment....

Life is a gift... Life is a test... Life is temporary assignment....

Rick Warren
Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.

Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.

Rick Warren
Because God is with you all the time, no place is any closer to God than the place where you are right now.

Because God is with you all the time, no place is any closer to God than the place where you are right now.

Rick Warren
Life minus love equals zero.

Life minus love equals zero.

Rick Warren
Being successful and fulfilling your lifes purpose are not at all the same thing; You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the worlds standard and still miss your purpose in this life.

Being successful and fulfilling your lifes purpose are not at all the same thing; You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the worlds standard and still miss your purpose in this life.

Rick Warren
The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act.

The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act.

Rick Warren
Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.

Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.

Rick Warren
Your value is not determined by your valuables, and God says the most valuable things in life are not things!

Your value is not determined by your valuables, and God says the most valuable things in life are not things!

Rick Warren
Happy moments, PRAISE GOD
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD
Painful moments, TRUST GOD
Every moment, THANK GOD

Happy moments, PRAISE GOD Difficult moments, SEEK GOD Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD Painful moments, TRUST GOD Every moment, THANK GOD

Rick Warren
Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others. Humble people are so focused on serving others, they don't think of themselves.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others. Humble people are so focused on serving others, they don't think of themselves.

Rick Warren
Frankness is not a license to say anything you want, wherever and whenever you want. It is not rudeness.

Frankness is not a license to say anything you want, wherever and whenever you want. It is not rudeness.

Rick Warren
Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.

Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.

Rick Warren
Relationships are always worth restoring.

Relationships are always worth restoring.

Rick Warren
Measured against eternity, our time on earth is just a blink of an eye, but the consequences of it will last forever.

Measured against eternity, our time on earth is just a blink of an eye, but the consequences of it will last forever.

Rick Warren
The purpose of influence is to

The purpose of influence is to "speak up for those who have no influence." (Pr.31:8) It's not about you.

Rick Warren
The truth is, almost everything we do is done poorly when we first start doing it – that’s how we learn.

The truth is, almost everything we do is done poorly when we first start doing it – that’s how we learn.

Rick Warren
If you have ever said,

If you have ever said, "I didn't get anything out of worship today," you worshiped for the wrong reason. Worship isn't for you. It's for God.

Rick Warren
The more God gives you, the more responsible he expects you to be.

The more God gives you, the more responsible he expects you to be.

Rick Warren
We are product of our past but we don't have to be prisoners of it.

We are product of our past but we don't have to be prisoners of it.

Rick Warren
Instant obedience will teach you more about God than a lifetime of Bible discussions.

Instant obedience will teach you more about God than a lifetime of Bible discussions.

Rick Warren
God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements.

God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements.

Rick Warren
You are as close to God as you choose to be.

You are as close to God as you choose to be.

Rick Warren
Surrender . . .sacrificing my life or suffering in order to change what needs to be changed

Surrender . . .sacrificing my life or suffering in order to change what needs to be changed

Rick Warren
You cannot exalt God and yourself at the same time.

You cannot exalt God and yourself at the same time.

Rick Warren
At first opposites attract. Then opposites attack.

At first opposites attract. Then opposites attack.

Rick Warren
If God only used perfect people, nohting would get done. God will use anybody if you're available.

If God only used perfect people, nohting would get done. God will use anybody if you're available.

Rick Warren
Familiarity breeds complacency.

Familiarity breeds complacency.

Rick Warren
Pretentiousness repels but authenticity attracts, and vulnerability is the pathway to intimacy.

Pretentiousness repels but authenticity attracts, and vulnerability is the pathway to intimacy.

Rick Warren
The key to friendship with God, he said, is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude toward what you do.

The key to friendship with God, he said, is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude toward what you do.

Rick Warren
The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears.

The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears.

Rick Warren
God is more interested in your character than your comfort. God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.

God is more interested in your character than your comfort. God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.

Rick Warren
Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes aren't rubbed in but rubbed out. Fellowship happens when mercy wins over justice.

Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes aren't rubbed in but rubbed out. Fellowship happens when mercy wins over justice.

Rick Warren
While it is wise to learn from experience, it is wiser to learn from the experiences of others.

While it is wise to learn from experience, it is wiser to learn from the experiences of others.

Rick Warren
We are healed to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are saved to serve, not to sit around and wait for heaven.

We are healed to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are saved to serve, not to sit around and wait for heaven.

Rick Warren
As long as you do things for God, you are a Hall of Famer in heaven's list.

As long as you do things for God, you are a Hall of Famer in heaven's list.

Rick Warren
Great opportunities may come once in a lifetime, but small opportunities surround us every day.

Great opportunities may come once in a lifetime, but small opportunities surround us every day.

Rick Warren
Maturity is produced through relationships and community.

Maturity is produced through relationships and community.

Rick Warren
You can use your time to build bridges or walls. The latter is not only unChristlike, it limits impact & creates loneliness.

You can use your time to build bridges or walls. The latter is not only unChristlike, it limits impact & creates loneliness.

Rick Warren
When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back.Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time

When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back.Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time

Rick Warren
God never does anything accidentally...

God never does anything accidentally...

Rick Warren
You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.

You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.

Rick Warren
The deepest level of worship is praising God inspite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering
while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant.

The deepest level of worship is praising God inspite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant.

Rick Warren
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.Life just has to go on!

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.Life just has to go on!

Rick Warren
The moment you stop learning, you stop leading.

The moment you stop learning, you stop leading.

Rick Warren
You discover your identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

You discover your identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Rick Warren
The books that have helped me most are the ones I reacted to, not just read

The books that have helped me most are the ones I reacted to, not just read

Rick Warren
Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, he expected it.

Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, he expected it.

Rick Warren
Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make.

Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make.

Rick Warren
Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life.

Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life.

Rick Warren
You can't grow strong without resistance.

You can't grow strong without resistance.

Rick Warren
God is never in a hurry, but he is always on time.

God is never in a hurry, but he is always on time.

Rick Warren
There's a Grand Designer behind everything. Your life is not a result of random chance, fate, or luck. There is a master plan. History is His story. God is pulling the strings.

There's a Grand Designer behind everything. Your life is not a result of random chance, fate, or luck. There is a master plan. History is His story. God is pulling the strings.

Rick Warren
In all my travels, I've never seen a country's population more determined to forgive, and to build and succeed than in Rwanda.

In all my travels, I've never seen a country's population more determined to forgive, and to build and succeed than in Rwanda.

Rick Warren
We're not completely happy here because we're not supposed to be!

We're not completely happy here because we're not supposed to be!

Rick Warren
You're only as sick as your secrets.

You're only as sick as your secrets.

Rick Warren
Knowing your purpose motivates your life.

Knowing your purpose motivates your life.

Rick Warren
Your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.

Your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.

Rick Warren
Many of your relationship problems are not really relationship problems. They're personal problems that spill over into relationships.

Many of your relationship problems are not really relationship problems. They're personal problems that spill over into relationships.

Rick Warren
You must begin with God.

You must begin with God.

Rick Warren
You didn't create yourself, so there is no way you can tell yourself what you were created for.

You didn't create yourself, so there is no way you can tell yourself what you were created for.

Rick Warren
To make the most of your life, you must keep the vision of eternity continually in your mind and the value of it in your heart.

To make the most of your life, you must keep the vision of eternity continually in your mind and the value of it in your heart.

Rick Warren
In Eden, worship was not an event to attend, but a perpetual attitude.

In Eden, worship was not an event to attend, but a perpetual attitude.

Rick Warren
With his arms outstretched, nailed to the cross, Jesus was saying, “This is how valuable you are to me. I love you this much! I’d rather die than live without you.” You are priceless.

With his arms outstretched, nailed to the cross, Jesus was saying, “This is how valuable you are to me. I love you this much! I’d rather die than live without you.” You are priceless.

Rick Warren
Spiritual emptiness is a universal disease.

Spiritual emptiness is a universal disease.

Rick Warren
Love should be your top priority, primary objective, and greatest ambition. Love is not a good part of your life; it’s the most important part. The Bible says, “Let love be your greatest aim.

Love should be your top priority, primary objective, and greatest ambition. Love is not a good part of your life; it’s the most important part. The Bible says, “Let love be your greatest aim.

Rick Warren
You cannot fulfil God's purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans. ” 
Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?

You cannot fulfil God's purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans. ” Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?

Rick Warren
Your wisest moments will be those when you say yes to God.

Your wisest moments will be those when you say yes to God.

Rick Warren
Without God's glory, there would be nothing.

Without God's glory, there would be nothing.

Rick Warren
Without a purpose, life is motion without meaning, activity without direction and events without reason. Without a purpose life is trivial, petty, and pointless.

Without a purpose, life is motion without meaning, activity without direction and events without reason. Without a purpose life is trivial, petty, and pointless.

Rick Warren
I expect God to use me, not because of who I am but because of who Jesus is. Not because of what I've done, but because of what Jesus has done.

I expect God to use me, not because of who I am but because of who Jesus is. Not because of what I've done, but because of what Jesus has done.

Rick Warren
Your value is not determined by your valuables,

Your value is not determined by your valuables,

Rick Warren
The way you see your life shapes your life.

The way you see your life shapes your life.

Rick Warren
Knowing your purpose focuses your life.

Knowing your purpose focuses your life.

Rick Warren
Grief is a good thing. It's the way we get through the transitions of life.

Grief is a good thing. It's the way we get through the transitions of life.

Rick Warren
The purpose of influence is to speak up for those who don't have any influence.

The purpose of influence is to speak up for those who don't have any influence.

Rick Warren
A truly free society protects all faiths, and true faith protects a free society.

A truly free society protects all faiths, and true faith protects a free society.

Rick Warren
It's not about me.

It's not about me.

Rick Warren
Measured against eternity, our time on earth is just a blink of an eye...

Measured against eternity, our time on earth is just a blink of an eye...

Rick Warren
Knowing your purpose prepares you for eternity.

Knowing your purpose prepares you for eternity.

Rick Warren