Charles Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon

Charles Haddon (CH) Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was an English Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of Preachers".

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A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.

Free will carried many a soul to hell but never a soul to heaven.

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts not on marble.

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

We are all at times unconscious prophets.

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

Of two evils choose neither.

It's not the having it's the getting.

Must is a hard nut to crack but it has a sweet kernel.

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.

I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.

Giving is true having.

No one knows who is listening say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows but only empties today of its strength.

I do not think I should care to go on worshipping a Madonna even if she did wink. One cannot make much out of a wink. We want something more than that from the object of our adoration.

You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter.

A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world.

It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.

Beware of no man more than of yourself, we carry our worst enemies within us.

You might not always get what you want but you always get what you expect.

If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion I should say that it is in one word - prayer. Live and die without prayer and you will pray long enough when you get to hell.

We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way, but if we turn to the left generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word.

Trials teach us what we are, they dig up the soil and let us see what we are made of.

Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ accepting receiving resting upon Him alone for justification sanctification and eternal life by virtue of God's grace.

I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination - the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.

If I were a Roman Catholic I should turn a heretic in sheer desperation because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.

It is not well to make great changes in old age.

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth.

The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.