Best quotes by the C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon

Of two evils, choose neither.
  • Evil

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

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.
  • Laziness

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



Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
  • Worry

Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.
  • Justice

Giving is true having.
  • Charity

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
  • Pride

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
  • Ignorance

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.
  • Sincerity

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth.
  • Suffering

You must be in fashion is the utterance of weak headed mortals.
  • Fashion

It is a great pity when the one who should be the head figure is a mere figure head.
  • Leadership

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
  • Persistence

Economy is half the battle of life. It is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.
  • Money

We are all at times unconscious prophets.
  • Prophecy

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.
  • Success

Trust in the person's promise, who dares to refuse what they fear they cannot perform.
  • Trust

The wishing gate opens into nothing.
  • Wish

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

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
  • Justice

No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.
  • News

Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel.
  • Success

The truest lengthening of life is to live while we live, wasting no time but using every hour for the highest ends. So be it this day.
  • Age

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

It is not well to make great changes in old age.
  • Change

The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. If it were not for the laws of the land, we should soon see a massacre of the righteous. Jesus was watched by his enemies, who were thirsting for his blood: his disciples must not look for favour where their Master found hatred and death.
  • Evil

E'er since by faith I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supplyRedeeming love has been my themeAnd shall be till I die
  • Faith

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.
  • Friends

When you see a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend on it, that he keeps a very small stock of it within.
  • Hypocrisy

It is said that if Noah's ark had to be built by a company; they would not have laid the keel yet; and it may be so. What is many men's business is nobody's business. The greatest things are accomplished by individual men.
  • Individuality

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who 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.
  • Legacy

Luck generally comes to those who look for it, and my notion is that it taps, once in a lifetime, at everybody's door, but if industry does not open it luck goes away.
  • Luck

Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
  • Persistence

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.
  • Wisdom


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