(Last Updated On: August 16, 2022)

The life of Jesus Christ and his followers consists of very vengeful events and incidents. Among those catastrophic precarious events of inhumanity, the day of the crucifixion of Jesus is known as “Good Friday.”

Yet, they consider it good as they believe accepting Christ’s payment for sin will cleanse us from our sins and we will be with God. Good Friday quotes will state many saying and lessons learned from this incident by famous leaders, personalities, writers, and the bible verses.

Good Friday

Good Friday was also known as Pascha in early Christian time, celebrated in churches as an auspicious day. After having Last Supper with his disciple, they all went to the garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent his last hours praying to his father.

The next day, Jesus was arrested and questioned by Sanhedrin, he needed approval from a religious leader before execution. The Roman Governor Judea didn’t find any reason to give him the death sentence.

Judea came to know that many people are going wild for the execution of Jesus, then with peer pressure, he sentenced Christ to death. Not a death sentence but an excruciation and brutal behavior by the soldier and official

They put the crown of thrones around his head and made him carry his cross. Later the soldier drove insane and thumped his wrist and legs with nails through the wooden cross.

Jesus was praying to his father asking for more pain, he wanted to take responsibility for every sin of humans to prove that he has cleansed everyone. 

Before leaving his body he shouted to his Father, “My God, why have you forsaken me?” The earthed tumbled and the dark black clouds were glooming all over the sky, “Jesus Left His Body.” 

Good Friday Quotes

In Christianity what separates us from God is our sins. Human death is not close enough to the attainment or repentance of our sins. Pure redemption is only through pure sacrifice offered in the right way.

Christian believe Jesus is the only God-man who can take away the sins, as he could only bear such agony and pain. When we pray to him he is there to take our sins away. This is the reason why the certification of the “Friday.” is considered “Good.”

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Here are some of the Good Friday quotes showing the importance and the knowledge of life by Jesus.

Important Good Friday Quotes

1. “Good Friday is the mirror held up by Jesus so that we can see ourselves in all our stark reality, and then it turns us to that cross and to his eyes and we hear these words, Father forgive them for they know not what they do. That’s us!” – Robert G. Trache

2. “What is good about Good Friday? Why isn’t it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal.” – Randy Alcorn

3. “To discuss one is to examine all, and we select for this purpose that day, on which, it is reputed, the founder of our holy religion was crucified, commonly called Good Friday.” – Robert Robinson

4. “Every day of the year is a good day to think more deeply about Good Friday, for Good Friday is the drama of the love by which our every day is sustained.” – Richard John Neuhaus

5. “Good Friday marks the slaying of our Jesus. The unblemished lamb, the perfect sacrifice. He took our guilt and blame upon Himself so we could be with Him in paradise.” – Anonymous

6. “Good Friday is a day of sorrow mingled with joy. It is a time to grieve over the sin of man and to meditate and rejoice upon God’s love in giving His only Son for the redemption of sin.” – David Katsuki

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Good Friday Quotes About Christ

8. “Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified.” Mahatma Gandhi

9. “At Sussen, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him.” – Martin Luther

10. “If Christ is God, He cannot sin, and if suffering was a sin in and by itself, He could not have suffered and died for us. However, since He took the most horrific death to redeem us, He showed us in fact that suffering and pain have great power.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

11. “To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.” – John Henry Newman

12. “We may say that on the first Good Friday afternoon was completed that great act by which light conquered darkness and goodness conquered sin. That is the wonder of our Saviour’s crucifixion.” – Phillips Brooks

13. “Jesus sacrificed His life so that we may enter Heaven through Him. That is such a powerful sacrifice; He set aside His diety to be flesh on Earth, and without doing any wrong, He was killed and His blood was shed for us.” – Melanie Yardley

14. “Yes, Calvary’s cross and the crucified Christ surely speak, ‘God does care, God does want to share, God does want to bear your sins and your sorrows.” – Dr. Fred Barlow

15. “2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change.” – Douglas Adams

16. “It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things; but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.” – C. S. Lewis

17. “The blood of Christ stands not simply for the sting of sin on God, but the scourge of God on sin, not simply for God’s sorrow over sin, but for God’s wrath on sin.” – P.T. Forsyth

18. “Jesus Christ’s claim of divinity is the most serious claim anyone ever made. Everything about Christianity hinges on His carnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. That’s what Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are all about.” – Luis Palau

Quotes About Good Friday on Faith

19. “Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible, it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.” – W.H Auden

20. “So shall we join the disciples of our Lord, keeping faith in Him in spite of the crucifixion, and making ready, by our loyalty to Him in the days of His darkness, for the time when we shall enter into His triumph in the days of His light.” – Phillips Brooks

21. “Catholics often choose Good Friday-which is a day of fast-to strengthen their faith, to repent for their wrongdoings and to forgive those who have wronged them.” – Fr Alvito Fernandes

22. “Good Friday is a day of hope. It is a day where we look forward to a brighter tomorrow. Many things have happened to change the course of our lives, but it has not shaken our faith.” – Rev Dr Peola Hicks

23. “Good Friday is all about:- Family, Friends, Fish and Faith. So celebrate today.” – Anthony T. Hincks

24. “Faith is the acknowledgment of the entire absence of all goodness in us, and the recognition of the cross as the substitute for all the want on our part. The whole work is His, not ours, from first to last.” – Horatius Bonar

25. “And ever since that Friday, we are people who live between the times—the old times of sin where this game is still played, very seriously, and the new time that has broken in for those who already believe in that Jesus, and know and hope that He is going to come again.” – Eric W. Gritsch

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Wisdom From Good Friday Quotes

The wisdom of the action performed by The Almighty for the greater good and the essence behind it are gathered in these Good Friday quotes.

26. “Good Friday is not about us trying to get right with God. It is about us entering the difference between God and humanity and just touching it for a moment. Touching the shimmering sadness of humanity’s insistence that we can be our own gods, that we can be pure and all-powerful.” – Nadia Bolz-Weber

27. “In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

28. “There’s a crack or cracks in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

29. “Maybe the Good Friday story is about how God would rather die than be in our sin-accounting business anymore.” – Nadia Bolz-Weber

30. “God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.'” – Billy Graham

Quotes About Good Friday

31. “Christ died He left a will in which He gave His soul to His Father, His body to Joseph of Arimathea, His clothes to the soldiers and His mother to John. But to His disciples, who had left all to follow Him, He left not silver or gold, but something far better – His PEACE!” – Matthew Henry

32. “We focus on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, but we forget to pause in the stillness of the days between. Find time today to be present in that place of waiting. There is treasure to be found in the sacred peace that comes as you breathe in that place of quiet surrender. Don’t rush through the space called ‘Between.'” – Katherine J. Walden

33. “I am convinced that when we bring our griefs and sorrows within the story of God’s own grief and sorrow and allow them to be held there, God is able to bring healing to us and new possibilities to our lives. That is, of course, what Good Friday and Easter are all about.” – N.T. Wright

34. “Given is the word. Given publicly, on the first Good Friday, on a hill, in the sight of all, was the visible demonstration of the only permanent way to overcome evil. Human nature demands something more enduring than the unquiet equilibrium of rival powers.” – Muriel Lester

Teachings From “Good Friday”

Good Friday is the symbolic representation of the blessings from the Christ to the world. The pain and suffering had to brace gives the life lessons for all the being are stated in these Good Friday quotes.

35. “The lesson of Good Friday is to never lose hope — or at least give it 48 hours.” – Robert Breault

36. “The concept of substitution lies at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man.”John Stott

37. “Love, not anger, brought Jesus to the cross. Golgotha came as a result of God’s great desire to forgive, not his reluctance.”Richard J. Foster

38. “But do we not, moreover, every Good Friday, in various places, see great numbers of men and women whip themselves till they lacerate and cut the flesh to the very bones.” – Matt Burriesci

39. “Martyrdom always remains the supreme enacting and perfection of Christianity. This great action has been initiated for us, done on our behalf, exemplified for our imitation, and inconceivably communicated to all believers, by Christ on Calvary.”  C.S. Lewis

40. “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”  Peter 2:21

41. “When Christ calls a man, he bids him to come and die.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

42. “There is no other way to life and to true inward peace than the way of the holy cross and daily mortification.”  Thomas a’ Kempis

Quotes About Good Friday And The Cross

In these Good Friday quotes, we will know what importance the cross bears or the son of God who was there reveals greater value.

43. “We do not attach any intrinsic value to the Cross; this would be sinful and idolatrous. Our veneration is referred to Him who died upon it.” – James Gibbons

44. “God did not bear the cross only 1900 years ago, but he bears it today, and he dies and is resurrected from day to day. It would be poor comfort to the world if it had to depend upon a historical God who died 2000 years ago. Do not then preach the God of history, but show Him as He lives today through you.” – Mahatma Gandhi

45. “Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.” – Watchman Nee

46. “The beauty of the cross and our crucified Lord cannot be easily fathomed by human mind or by barely reading scriptures in bits, but by careful reading of entire scripture in the spirit which will in turn engulf one with wisdom and love.” – Henrietta Newton Martin

47. “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther

48. “The dripping blood our only drink,The bloody flesh our only food:In spite of which we like to think that we are sound, substantial flesh and blood -Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.” – T.S. Eliot

49. “It has been the cross which has revealed to good men that their goodness has not been good enough.” – Johann Hieronymus Schroder

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50. “The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales.” – John Stott

51. “Upon that cross of Jesus Mine eye at times can see The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me; And from my smitten heart with tears Two wonders I confess The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.” – Elizabeth C. Clephane

52. “The most obscene symbol in human history is the Cross; yet in its ugliness it remains the most eloquent testimony to human dignity.” – R. C. Sproul

53. “The cross of Christ is the sweetest burden that I ever bore; it is such a burden as wings are to a bird, or sails to a ship, to carry me forward to my harbor.” – Samuel Rutherford

54. “ll of heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, hell afraid of it, while men are the only ones to ignore its meaning.” – Oswald Chambers

55. “The cross stands high above the opinions of men and to that cross all opinions must come at last for judgment.” – A.W. Tozer

Good Friday Quotes On Death

Death is not a curse but a blessing as you will be closest to the Almighty. These quotes about Good Friday will reveal the actual meaning of death and its purpose.

56. “Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.” – Soren Kierkegaard

57. “This new covenant work of Christ removes idols, users in the Holy Spirit, transforms the inner being, and writes the law of God upon the heart (Heb. 8:7-12), so the death destined sinner becomes a new creation with a new destiny.”  Edward P. Meadors

58. “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.”  Hebrews 5:7-8

59. “Jesus’ death on the cross was a fully human and yet fully divine sacrifice that effectively paid the price for humankind’s sin.”  Edward P. Meadors

60. “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:22-23

70. “Good Friday liberates through the Cross. A human being named Jesus went on before us and stepped across that big boundary line called death.” – Eric W. Gritsch

Good Friday Quotes

71. “Death is the justification of all the ways of the Christian, the last end of all his sacrifices, the touch of the Great Master which completes the picture.” – Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

Good Friday Quotes By Famous Personality

72. “Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

73. “I believe in person to person. Every person is Christ to me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is the one person in the world at that moment.” – Mother Teresa

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74. “Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.” – Blaise Pascal

75. “It is the resurrection that makes Good Friday good.” – Ravi Zacharias

76. “The Cross! There, and there only though the deist rave, and the atheist, if Earth bears so base a slave; There and there only, is the power to save.” – William Cowper

77. “It was inevitable that Jesus Christ should be crucified. It was also inevitable that He should rise again.” – H. R. L. Sheppard

78. “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” – Mahatma Gandhi

79. “Practice mercy and forgiveness throughout as a lesson that symbolizes the love shown through his crucifixion.” – Unarine Ramaru

80. “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” – William Penn

81. “The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.” – Augustus William Hare

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82. “Holy Week is a good occasion to go to confession and to take up the right path again.” – Pope Francis

Good Friday Quotes

83. “By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons! – Frederic Farrar

84. “On the eve of the cross, Jesus made his decision. He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you.” – Max Lucado

85. “The Cross was the manifestation of Divine love without reserve or limit, but it was also the expression of man’s unutterable malignity.” – Sir Robert Anderson

86. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds, you have been healed.” – Peter 2:24

87. “The word “Christianity” is already a misunderstanding – in reality, there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

88. “It is the crucifixion that distinguishes the new message from the mythologies of all other peoples.” – Martin Hengel

89. “Exalt the Cross! God has hung the destiny of the race upon it. Other things we may do in the realm of ethics, and on the lines of philanthropic reforms; but our main duty converges into setting that one glorious beacon of salvation, Calvary’s Cross, before the gaze of every immortal soul.” – Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

90. “He drained the cup of God’s wrath bone dry, leaving not a drop for us to drink.” – Richard Allen Bodey

91. “Their infants are questioned and sprinkled— their wives pay a shilling and are churched— they are generally funny at a wedding and feel no expense but the ring— they eat cross buns on Good Friday — they are merry at Easter— and mad at Christmas— they pay small tithes through life— and are buried in form when they die— and they call this the Christian religion in the best-constituted church in the world.” – Robert Robinson

Good Friday Quotes From The Bible Verses

The quotes about Good Friday are mentioned in many bible verses by the disciples and apostles of Jesus Christ. Here are the certain picked out bible verses written by the pure soul amongst us on Good Friday.

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Good Friday Quotes By John In Bible Verses

92. “Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him. But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover. So do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” – John 18:38-39

93. “So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound him.” – John 18:12

94. “When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.” – John 19:26-27

95. “And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” – John 5:11-12

96. “Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.” – John 19:31-33

Quotes From The Bible Verses By Matthews

97.“Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.” – Matthew 27:3-5

98. “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” – Matthew 27:45-46

99. “And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.” – Matthew 27:50

100. “When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” – Matthew 27:54

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Psalms and Other Quotes In Bible Verses

101. “And there followed him [Jesus] a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” – Luke 23:27-31

102. “And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death. And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophecy!” And the guards received him with blows.” – Mark 14:63-65

103. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?” – Psalms 22:1

104. “But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;” – Psalms 22:6-7

105. “They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” – Psalms 22:18

106. “He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” – Psalms 34:20

107. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” – Peter 2:24

108. “Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.” – Isaiah 52:13

Good Friday Quotes One-Liner

109. “Speculative Good Friday is the celebration of the self-sundering of reason in history.” – Deland Scott Anderson

110. “Good Friday is a contraction derived from what was originally called ‘God’s Friday.'” – Deland Scott Anderson

Good Friday Quotes

112. “The sin of the Serpent has been changed. The sin has been stepped upon by Go. Gethsemane is where He died; the cross is only the evidence.” – Leonard Ravenhill

113. “If you are going to follow Jesus, you better look good on wood.” – Daniel Berrigan

114. “The Passion of the Christ opened up on Ash Wednesday, had a Good Friday.” – Billy Crystal

115. “Neither Good Friday, nor any other fasts or feasts, were appointed to be observed by the Lord Jesus Christ, or his apostle.” – Robert Robinson

Short Quotes About Good Friday

116. “When Satan attacks you, command him in the Name of Jesus to bend his neck. On the back of it you’ll find there’s a nail scarred foot print.” – E. Stanley Jones

117. “The fast on which the primitive church seems to have laid the greatest stress, and which till of late years has been usually observed with great seriousness, is that of Good Friday.” – Beilby Porteous

118. “The surprise is that he so speaks and acts not only for those who take time on Good Friday to sit and listen and sing and pray and contemplate the depths of his passion.” – Brad Pohlman

119. “Now, who can call ‘Good Friday’ good? – A term too oft-misunderstood – You, who were bought by the blood of His cross, You can call ‘Good Friday’ good.” – Johnny Hart

120. “The miracle of Good Friday is that there was no miracle. Legions of angels stood – with swords sheathed – watching as the Son took our place.” – Mark Hart

121. “This is the centre of the gospel – this is what the Garden of Gethsemane and Good Friday is all about – that God has done astonishing and costly things to draw us near.” – John Piper

122. “In this sublime hour, therefore, He calls all His children to the pulpit of the Cross, and every word He says to them is set down for the purpose of an eternal publication and an undying consolation.”Fulton J. Sheen

123. “Good Friday. Way of the Cross. Fasting and abstinence. Examine conscience. Have a really blessed day.” – Nevez Rhanny

124. “But when the curtain of night drops over the stage of the day and the brief drama is concluded, the Christians will go back in groups and lie down in the shadow of oblivion between the quilts of ignorance and slothfulness.” Khalil Gibran

125. “Good Friday is a rebel against the King of Kings, and always when loyal subjects approach him the traitor lurks behind, skulks among popes and priests, and hides his guilty heads in a cowl, muttering— the church hath power to decree rites and ceremonies.” – Robert Robinson

Good Friday enlightens the purpose of the life and death of Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Christ is the message, no matter what happens truth always wins but the suffering for your sins are filled with agonizing and tedious path. 

In Ireland, they celebrate Good Friday as the best hope for peace. The treaty “Good Friday Agreement,” played an important role in ending the conflict and violence in Northern Ireland. 

These Good Friday quotes not only talk about the crucifixion of God but also the great lesson on faith, wisdom, death, and the betterment and higher purpose of life.