Quotes by 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.
- 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.
- Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
- It is not well to make great changes in old age.
- It's not the having, it's the getting.
- Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
- 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.
- The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
- The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
- 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.
- 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.