Charles Spurgeon

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.
Charles Spurgeon

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

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

Of two evils, choose neither.
Charles Spurgeon

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

You might not always get what you want, but you always get what you expect.
Charles Spurgeon

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.
Charles Spurgeon

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Charles Spurgeon

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

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.
Charles Spurgeon

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.
Charles Spurgeon

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.
Charles Spurgeon

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.
Charles Spurgeon

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

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.
Charles Spurgeon

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

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

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

It’s not the having, it’s the getting.
Charles Spurgeon

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

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

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.
Charles Spurgeon

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.
Charles Spurgeon

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

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

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

Giving is true having.
Charles Spurgeon

Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.
Charles Spurgeon

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.
Charles Spurgeon

We are all at times unconscious prophets.
Charles Spurgeon

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

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

It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.
Charles Spurgeon

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

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

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

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