Charles Spurgeon

Pastor, Author

June 19, 1834 - January 31, 1892

June 19, 1834 - January 31, 1892

Pastor, Author


91 Greatest Quotes By Charles Spurgeon

A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats. Charles Spurgeon
Let eloquence be flung to the dogs rather than souls be lost. What we want is to win souls. They are not won by flowery speeches. Charles Spurgeon
Hold everything earthly with a loose hand, but grasp eternal things with a death-like grip. Charles Spurgeon
Sometimes, if you begin to sing in a halfhearted mood, you can sing yourself up the ladder. Singing will often make the heart rise. Charles Spurgeon
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. Charles Spurgeon
God is too good to be unkind, too wise to be mistaken; and when you cannot trace His hand, you can trust His heart. Charles Spurgeon
The first fresh hour of every morning should be dedicated to the Lord, whose mercy gladdens it with golden light. 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
If I feel myself disinclined to pray, then is the time when I need to pray more than ever. 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
A sense of the divine presence and indwelling bears the soul towards heaven as upon the wings of eagles. Charles Spurgeon
Nearness to God brings likeness to God. The more you see God the more of God will be seen in you. Charles Spurgeon
Visit many good books, but live in the Bible. Charles Spurgeon
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Spurgeon
Anything is a blessing which makes us pray. Charles Spurgeon
Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you're not saved yourself, be sure of that! Charles Spurgeon
Whenever God means to make a man great, he always breaks him in pieces first. Charles Spurgeon
If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him, for you are worse than he thinks you to be. Charles Spurgeon
You will never know God's strength until He has supported you in deep waters. Charles Spurgeon
It is not a matter of time so much as a matter of heart; if you have the heart to pray, you will find the time. Charles Spurgeon
Grow in the root of all grace, which is faith. Believe God's promises more firmly than ever. Allow your faith to increase in its fullness, firmness, and simplicity. Charles Spurgeon
Man was made in the image of God, and nothing will satisfy man but God, in whose image he was made. Charles Spurgeon
He who looks sinward has his back to God-he who looks Godward has his back to sin. Charles Spurgeon
God gave us sleep to remind us we are not him. Charles Spurgeon
May we do good everywhere as we have opportunity, and results will not be wanting! Charles Spurgeon
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. Charles Spurgeon
Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man's idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought. Charles Spurgeon
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Charles Spurgeon
We are in a wrong state of mind if we are not in a thankful state of mind. Charles Spurgeon
When you see a man with a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend upon it he keeps a very small stock of it within. Charles Spurgeon
It's a good thing God chose me before I was born, because he surely would not have afterwards. Charles Spurgeon
My friends, it is one thing to go to church or chapel; it is quite another thing to go to God. Charles Spurgeon
Ah, Lord Jesus! I never knew Your love till I understood the meaning of Your death. Charles Spurgeon
There is a power in God's gospel beyond all description. Charles Spurgeon
To trust God in the light is nothing, but trust him in the dark-that is faith. Charles Spurgeon
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. Charles Spurgeon
There must be a divorce between you and sin, or there can be no marriage between you and Christ. Charles Spurgeon
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. Charles Spurgeon
Do you find it difficult to forgive one who has wronged you? Then you will find it difficult to get to heaven. Charles Spurgeon
However great may be the work for which we are responsible, we will always do well if we pause to spend time in sacred praise. Charles Spurgeon
When joy and prayer are married, their first born child is gratitude. Charles Spurgeon
Jesus wept, but He never complained. Charles Spurgeon
I am certain that I never did grow in grace one-half so much anywhere as I have upon the bed of pain. Charles Spurgeon
Great hearts can only be made by great troubles. Great faith must have great trials. Charles Spurgeon
I never expect, until I get to heaven, to be able to cease confessing sin every day and every time I stand before God. Charles Spurgeon
We know so little about the future that to worry about it would be the height of foolishness. Charles Spurgeon
It is the whole business of the whole church to preach the whole gospel to the whole world. Charles Spurgeon
Few men would dare to read their own autobiography if all their deeds were recorded in it; few can look back upon their entire career without a blush. Charles Spurgeon
Revival begins by Christians getting right first and then spills over into the world. Charles Spurgeon
Evil things are easy things: for they are natural to our fallen nature. Right things are rare flowers that need cultivation. Charles Spurgeon
We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives. Charles Spurgeon
God save us from living in comfort while sinners are sinking into hell! Charles Spurgeon
A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t. Charles Spurgeon
No matter how good you think yourself to be, you cannot enter heaven unless it is under the terms of sovereign grace. Charles Spurgeon