Charles Spurgeon Quotes

Charles Spurgeon Quote: The anvil is not afraid of the hammer.
The anvil is not afraid of the hammer.
Charles Spurgeon (John Ploughman's Talk, 1898)
Giving is true having.
Charles Spurgeon
Remove an old tree, and it will wither and die. It is not well to make great changes in old age.
Charles Spurgeon (The Salt Cellars, 1889)
No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth.
Charles Spurgeon
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Spurgeon (John Ploughman's Talk, 1898)
Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.
Charles Spurgeon (Flashes of Thought, 1874)
There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech.
Charles Spurgeon (Morning and Evening)
Man's wonder grows with his knowledge.
Charles Spurgeon
Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.
Charles Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon Quote: Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.
Charles Spurgeon (Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2, 1856)
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Charles Spurgeon
There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.
Charles Spurgeon
The worst thing that can happen to a man who gambles is to win.
Charles Spurgeon (Autobiography of Charles Spurgeon, 1899)
He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains proves that he has no brains of his own.
Charles Spurgeon (Paul - His Cloak and His Boots, 1863)
Of two evils, choose neither.
Charles Spurgeon
Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
Charles Spurgeon
Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.
Charles Spurgeon (Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2, 1856)
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
Charles Spurgeon (John Ploughman's Talk, 1898)


Hope itself is like a star - not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.
Charles Spurgeon (Morning and Evening)
Wisdom is not knowledge; we must not confound the two. Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.
Charles Spurgeon (Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3, 1857)
Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.
Charles Spurgeon
None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves. He who is greedy of applause never gives a cheer for a rival.
Charles Spurgeon (The Salt Cellars, 1889)
The greatest works are done by the ones. The hundreds do not often do much, the companies never; it is the units, the single individuals, that are the power and the might.
Charles Spurgeon (Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3, 1857)
You say, "If I had a little more, I should be very well satisfied." You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
Charles Spurgeon (The New Park Street Pulpit)
They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it.
Charles Spurgeon (Morning and Evening)
Give yourself unto reading.
The man who never reads will never be read; 
He who never quotes will never be quoted. 
He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains, 
Proves that he has no brains of his own.
Charles Spurgeon (Paul - His Cloak and His Boots, 1863)
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

Charles Spurgeon Quote: Its not how much we have, but how much we enjoy...

A good character is the best tombstone. Those why loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered; Carve your name on hearts and not on marble. So live towards others that they will keep your; memory green when the grass grows on your grave.
Charles Spurgeon (John Ploughman's Talk, 1898)


Charles Spurgeon Biography

Born: June 19, 1834
Died: January 31, 1892

Charles Spurgeon was a British Baptist clergyman and preacher. He was commonly and still is known as "Prince of Preachers. He still remains an highly influential figure among different Christians.

Notable Works

Around the Wicket Gate
The Salt Cellars (1889)
John Ploughman's Talk (1898)