50 Bob Goff Quotes To Inspire You To Love More and Dream Bigger

We hope these Bob Goff quotes from the “recovering lawyer” will inspire you to love more and live out your wildest dreams.

Are you living the best version of your life?

Bob Goff is a self-described “recovering lawyer” because, after a quarter of a century practicing law, he gave up his firm to write, speak, and spread love throughout the world.

Goff is the author of Love Does and Dream Big, two books about how the power of love can change your life and how important it is to not let fear crush your dreams.

After giving up his law career, Goff’s new mission in life is to help people love more and be loved more so that they can live the best versions of their life.

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Bob Goff quotes about love

1. “Simply put: love does.” — Bob Goff

2. “Here’s our job as believers, love everybody ALWAYS!” — Bob Goff

3. “Love one another. We don’t need more instructions; we need more examples.” — Bob Goff

4. “When you love people like Jesus, you get messy. But messy looks good on you!” — Bob Goff

5. “Next to grace, I bet God thinks making us need each other was one of His best ideas.” — Bob Goff

6. “It will be the people with the greatest love, not the most information, who will influence us to change.” — Bob Goff

7. “Selfless love is always costly; fear can’t afford it, pride doesn’t understand it and friends never forget it.” — Bob Goff

8. “Love like there’s no tomorrow; live like there’s no yesterday. We’re forgiven; now go, love people, like we believe it.” — Bob Goff

9. “That’s what love does – it pursues blindly, unflinchingly, and without end. When you go after something you love, you’ll do anything it takes to get it, even if it costs everything.” — Bob Goff

10. “Extravagant love is never wasted.” — Bob Goff

Everyday Application: What are some examples of extravagant love? The definition of extravagant is “exceeding what is reasonable or appropriate.” Love like that is special. It looks like choosing to consistently see the best in the people you love. Do things that are beyond what your partner, friends, or loved ones expect.

11. “God’s big plan: go love everybody, always!” — Bob Goff

Everyday Application: Everybody deserves love, forgiveness, and grace according to God. If we loved the way God does, how much better would the world be? Try extending a little more love to the people around you (especially those that irritate you) and see how your life changes!

12.“Love has the kind of power criticism only wishes it had.” — Bob Goff

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Everyday Application: Love is transformative and can help people reach their inner potential. Criticism is hurtful and can tear people down, even if the intent behind criticism is to encourage someone to do better. Choose love. The impact is greater, and it feels better for everyone.

13. “Stand up like a mountain; have faith like a rock; love like an avalanche.” — Bob Goff

Everyday Application: Stand tall and proud, paying attention to your body language. Do not be afraid to reach for the sky and take up space. Have faith in what you believe in that is strong and can be built upon. Love with abandon and fiercely, let it consume you!

14. “Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice.” — Bob Goff

Everyday Application: We tend to give out advice whenever people talk to us. There are reasons why this happens, but ultimately unsolicited advice is not great. Instead of offering our opinions and perspective, what if we tried to offer more love and understanding? This doesn’t mean that people should have free passes, but approaching situations from the perspective of love could make all the difference.

15. “The most beautiful scenery in the world is when our friends come into view.” — Bob Goff

Everyday Application: Simply put, there are a lot of things we take for granted in this world. The beauty around us in one of them. However, the value of love and friendship is often another. True friends are a gift and a beautiful thing to experience in this life!

16. “Every time we see people as ordinary, we turn the wine back into water.” — Bob Goff

Everyday Application: Humans are extraordinary creatures. You might have heard the quote by Carl Sagan, “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” This is actually true. Most of the elements that make up the human body were formed in stars that went supernova. You are special!

17. “Don’t save up love like you’re trying to retire on it; give it away like you’re made of it.” — Bob Goff

Everyday Application: What a great way to visually think of love. You could hoard it all away in a bank for a rainy day, but just like money, you can not take love with you when you die. Give it away freely and invest love into yourself and others. You life will become infinitely richer.

18. “Loving people the way Jesus did, means living a life of constant interruptions. Bring it.” — Bob Goff

Everyday Application: Loving people like Jesus did includes strangers and people who are struggling. It is easy to see how loving people like that could interrupt your day. However, we could all probably afford to take some time out of our day to help people, offer support, and make the world a better place.

19. “Most of our decisions are driven by either love or fear. Figure out who’s doing the talking, then decide what you’ll do.” — Bob Goff

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Everyday Application: Love and fear are both powerful forces that impact our decision making process. It is important to understand and label your feelings when making a decision. If fear is holding you back, be brave! Sometimes the things that scare us the most are exactly the change we need to make.

Bob Goff quotes about uncertainty

20. “I don’t know every step I’m supposed to take.” — Bob Goff

21. “Don’t let uncertainty talk you into pursuing a backup plan instead of your purpose.” — Bob Goff

22. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” — Bob Goff

23. “Courage doesn’t mean we’re not afraid anymore, it just means our actions aren’t controlled by our doubts.” — Bob Goff

24. “The way we deal with uncertainty says a lot about whether Jesus is ahead of us leading, or behind us just carrying our stuff.” — Bob Goff

Bob Goff quotes about finding your purpose

25. “You can quit anything on a Thursday.” — Bob Goff

26. “Don’t let who you were talk you out of who you are becoming.” — Bob Goff

27. “I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.” — Bob Goff

28. “We won’t be distracted by comparison if we’re captivated with purpose.” — Bob Goff

29. “We’ll fill our lives with what we cultivate the most. Plant grace by the acre.” — Bob Goff

30. “We’ll fill our lives with what we cultivate the most. Plant grace by the acre.” — Bob Goff

31. “If we only do what we’re familiar with, we might miss what we’ve been made for.” — Bob Goff

32. “It’s easy to confuse a lot of activity with a purposeful life. Do what lasts; let the rest fall away.” — Bob Goff

33. “Too often we are posers. Don’t be afraid. Be you. Live a life worthy of the calling YOU’VE received.” — Bob Goff

34. “We might be known for what we believed, but we’re certain to be remembered for what we did about it.” — Bob Goff

34. “We all want to have a place where we can dream and escape anything that wraps steel bands around our imagination and creativity.” — Bob Goff

Bob Goff quotes about joy

35. “Do what lasts, get around to everything else.” — Bob Goff

36. “Figure out what fuels your joy, then do lots of that.” — Bob Goff

37. “I used to hope the things I did would work; now I hope they last.” — Bob Goff

38. “Start from scratch with Jesus every day and then be picky about what you add to your life.” — Bob Goff

39. “Living a life fully engaged in full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to do, but along the way they just kind of forget.” — Bob Goff

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40. “Something happens when you feel ownership. You no longer act like a spectator or consumer, because you’re an owner. Faith is at its best when it’s that way too. It’s best lived when it’s owned.” — Bob Goff

41. “Being engaged is a way of doing life, a way of living and loving. It’s about going to extremes and expressing the bright hope that life offers us, a hope that makes us brave and expels darkness with light. That’s what I want my life to be all about – full of abandon, whimsy, and in love.” — Bob Goff

More inspiring Bob Goff quotes

42. “Hope makes our lives page-turners.” — Bob Goff

43. “Don’t let other people decide who you are.” — Bob Goff

44. “We don’t really make friends, they make us.” — Bob Goff

45. “We keep asking for answers; God keeps sending us people.” — Bob Goff

46. “We spend a lot of energy remembering failures God spent a lot of love saying we could forget.” — Bob Goff

47. “God makes confetti out of our titles and accomplishments to celebrate the poor and the humble.” — Bob Goff

48. “Courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s just deciding that fear isn’t calling the shots anymore.” — Bob Goff

49. “I used to think I could shape the circumstances around me, but now I know Jesus uses circumstances to shape me.” — Bob Goff

50. “I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” — Bob Goff

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Have you ever put off a dream or a goal out of fear?

My guess is that you probably have, because, well, haven’t we all? Big dreams are often scary, and sometimes it is so much easier to let the dream fade than to face our fears.

But does that mean it’s better?

Of course not.

We only have so much time on this planet, so why waste a good chunk of it out of fear?

Bob Goff rearranged his entire life so that he could inspire people all over the world to follow their dreams and live their life with more love.

So, in honor of his efforts, take some time today to think about your dreams.

If you could be doing anything in the world, what would you be doing?

Are you doing it?

If not, what action could you do today to get yourself one step closer to your dream life?

We hope you enjoyed these Bob Goff quotes and sayings.

Let us know your favorite one in the comment section below.

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  1. Steve Blomdahl

    August 10, 2022 at 6:45 PM

    “It will be the people with the greatest love, not the most information, who will influence us to change.”

    “Love Does” is such a fantastic book, and then I read “Everybody Always”….and that was even better!

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