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Charles Haddon Spurgeon Quotes


A British Particular Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is still known as the "Prince of Preachers."
(1834 - 1892)

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A beggar's rags may cover as much pride as an alderman's gown.
[Pride]
 

A child of God should be a visible beatitude for joy and happiness, and a living doxology for gratitude and adoration.
[Christian]
 

A countryman is as warm in fustian as a king in velvet, and a truth is as comfortable in homely language as in fine speech. As to the way of dishing up the meat, hungry men leave that to the cook, only let the meat be sweet and substantial.
[Language]
 

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

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

A vile imagination, once indulged, gets the key of our minds, and can get in again very easily, whether we will or no, and can so return as to bring seven other spirits with it more wicked than itself; and what may follow no one knows.
[Imagination]
 

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

As sure as ever God puts his children in the furnace, he will be in the furnace with them.
[Affliction]
 

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

By perseverance the snails reached the ark.
[Perseverance]
 

Christ is the great central fact in the world's history; to him everything looks forward or backward. All the lines of history converge upon him. All the march of providence is guided by him. All the great purposes of God culminate in him. The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of his birth.
[Christian]
 

Cultivate forbearance till your heart yields a fine crop of it. Pray for a short memory as to all unkindnesses.
 

Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money, as to spend it well.
[Economy]
 

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

Giving is true having.
 

Good thoughts are blessed guests, and should be heartily welcomed, well fed, and much sought after. Like rose leaves, they give out a sweet smell if laid up in the jar of memory.
[Thought]
 

He who boasts of being perfect is perfect in folly. I never saw a perfect man. Every rose has its thorns, and every day its night. Even the sun shows spots, and the skies are darkened with clouds. And faults of some kind nestle in every bosom.
[Perfection]
 

He who is surety is never sure himself. Take advice, and never be security for more than you are quite willing to lose. Remember the word of the wise man: "He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; and he that hateth suretyship is sure."
 


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