"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" - Mark 16:15

Charles Spurgeon Quotes

Quotes by C.H. Spurgeon


"Giving is true having."

"Remember, anger is temporary insanity."

"This day let us try to give and to forgive."

"All sorts of sins may hide away in one sin."

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark."

"He who fears God has nothing else to fear."

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

"Charity and purity are the two garments of Christianity."

"You must grow downwards, that you may grow upwards;"

"If we empty our hearts of self God will fill them with His love."

"Anger does a man more hurt than that which made him angry."

"If there are no adversaries, you may fear that there will be no success."

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

"Do nothing when you are out of temper, and then you will have the less to undo."

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

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

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

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

"Believing is a matter of the will. A man does not believe without being willing to believe."

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

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

"All earthly bliss is of the earth earthy, but the comforts of Christ's presence are like Himself, heavenly."

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

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

"He who has tasted a sour apple will have the more relish for a sweet one; your present want will make future prosperity all the sweeter."

"I like to open the Bible and pray, "Lord God, let the words leap off the page into my soul; make them vivid, powerful, and fresh to my heart."

"This world is dark as midnight; Jesus has come that by faith we may have light and may no longer sit in the gloom which covers all the rest of mankind."

"Sin is worse than the devil, since it made the devil what he is. Satan as an existence is God’s creature, and sin never was; its origin and nature are altogether apart from God."

"The blood of the covenant takes every sin away, be it what it may; there was never a sin believingly confessed and taken to Christ that ever baffled his power to cleanse it."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"Hang that question up in your houses, “What would Jesus do?” and then think of another, “How would Jesus do it?” for what he would do, and how he would do it, may always stand as the best guide to us."

"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."

"Many books in my library are now behind and beneath me. They were good in their way once, and so were the clothes I wore when I was ten years old; but I have outgrown them. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years."

"Aspire to be something more than the mass of church members. Lift up your cry to God and beseech him to fire you with a nobler ambition than that which possesses the common Christian—that you may be found faithful unto God at the last, and may win many crowns for your Lord and Master, Christ."

"Nothing gives the believer so much joy as fellowship with Christ. He has enjoyment as others have in the common mercies of life, he can be glad both in God's gifts and God's works; but in all these separately, yea, and in all of them added together, he doth not find such substantial delight as in the matchless person of his Lord Jesus. He has wine which no vineyard on earth ever yielded; he has bread which all the corn-fields of Egypt could never bring forth. Where can such sweetness be found as we have tasted in communion with our Beloved?"

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