Charles Spurgeon Top 10 Quotes


The anvil is not afraid of the hammer.

Charles Spurgeon (John Ploughman's Talk, 1898)


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)


By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

Charles Spurgeon


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)


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

Charles Spurgeon (John Ploughman's Talk, 1898)


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


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

Charles Spurgeon


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

Charles Spurgeon (John Ploughman's Talk, 1898)


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)


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)

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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)

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