Quotation Explorer - 'Charles Haddon Spurgeon'

Faith is as precious to die by as it is to live by. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
You never require a teacher to lead you into the wrong path, but you do require a kindly word to conduct you aright. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
We should pray when we are in a praying mood, for it would be sinful to neglect so fair an opportunity. We should pray when we are not in a proper mood, for it would be dangerous to remain in so unhealthy a condition. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I would love God even if he damned me, because he was so gracious to others. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Revival begins by Christians getting right first and then spills over into the world. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
We are never so free as when we own our sacred serfdom... - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Sin has sprung from a royal though evil stock, and if it be in the heart, it will struggle for the throne. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The nearer a man lives to God, the more intensely has he to mourn over his own evil heart." -Charles Spurgeon - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The iron bolt which so mysteriously fastens the door of hope and holds our spirits in gloomy prison, needs a heavenly hand to push it back. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
If any young man reads this Book aright, he becomes large-hearted. He cannot hold his soul within the narrow bound of his ribs, but his great heart looks out to see where it can scatter benefits. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Half our fears arise from neglect of the Bible. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
That eye which sees anything good in the creature is a blind eye; that eye which fancies it can discern anything in man, or anything in anything he can do to win the Divine favor, is as yet stone blind to the Truth of God, and needs to be lanced and cut, and the cataract of pride removed from it! - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
If you are renewed by grace, and were to meet your old self, I am sure you would be very anxious to get out of his company. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The world commands our desire for purity but bids that we not be too precise about it. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Give diligence if you would get assurance. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you're not saved yourself, be sure of that! - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
There is no repentance where a man can talk lightly of sin, much less where he can speak tenderly and lovingly of it. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Blessed be His name that He has arranged that one Person of the Sacred Trinity should undertake this office of Comforter, for no man could ever perform its duties. We might as well hope to be the Savior as to be the Comforter of the heartbroken! - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
You will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Prayer bends the omnipotence of heaven to your desire. Prayer moves the hand that moves the world. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The Christian should work as if all depended upon him, and pray as if it all depended upon God. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
If Christ has died for me, I cannot trifle with the evil that killed my best Friend. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
A whetstone, though it cannot cut, may sharpen a knife that will. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to Him. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Never was the victory of patience more complete than in the early church. The anvil broke the hammer by bearing all the blows that the hammer could place upon it. The patience of the saints was stronger than the cruelty of tyrants. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
A sense of the divine presence and indwelling bears the soul towards heaven as upon the wings of eagles. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Dream of yoking a gnat with an archangel, and then imagine that you can help your Lord in the work of salvation. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
If God be near a church, it must pray. And if he be not there, one of the first tokens of his absence will be a slothfulness in prayer. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The things that are essential to salvation are so exceedingly simple that no child need sit down in despair of understanding the things which make for his peace. Christ crucified is not a riddle for sages, but a plain truth for plain people. True it is meat for men, but it is also milk for babes. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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 Haddon Spurgeon
Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Groans that words cannot express are often prayers that God cannot refuse. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
We entertain God's Truth not as a guest but as master of the house. - Charles Haddon 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 Haddon Spurgeon
The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Newspapers are the Bibles of worldlings.How diligently they read them!Here they find their law and profits,their judges and chronicles,their epistles and revelations. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The greatest joy of a Christian is to give joy to Christ. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
God grant, if we must have two eyes, that they may be both clear ones, one the eye of faith wholly fixed on Christ, the other the eye of obedience equally and wholly fixed on the same objective! - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Curses are like chickens, they always come home to roost. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
When you speak of heaven, let your face light up... When you speak of hell well then, your everyday face will do. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
All ministries, therefore, must be subjected to this test—if they do not glorify Christ, they are not of the Holy Spirit. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Although the author dealt some of John Bunyan's conclusions in spiritualizing the details of Solomon's Temple, he attributes to Bunyan a "consecrated ingenuity". - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
A true prayer is an inventory of needs, a catalog of necessities, an exposure of secret wounds, a revelation of hidden poverty. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The Church, like her head, has a glory, but it is concealed from carnal eyes, for the time of her breaking forth in all her splendour is not yet come. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Evil things are easy things: for they are natural to our fallen nature. Right things are rare flowers that need cultivation. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
There is nothing Christ dislikes more than for His people to make a showpiece of Him and not to use Him. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
It is said that if Noah's ark had 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. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. If every fret makes you lean more on the Beloved, it will be a benefit. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
O my soul, is not this enough? Dost thou need more strength than the omnipotence of the United Trinity? Dost thou want more wisdom than exists in the Father, more love than displays itself in the Son, or more power than is manifest in the influences of the Spirit? - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Give yourself to reading.’... You need to read. Renounce as much as you will all light literature, but study as much as possible sound theological works,especially the Puritanic writers, and expositions of the Bible. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Low and grovelling thoughts of God must be given up; doubting and despairing must be removed; and self-seeking and carnal delights must be forsaken. Across these deep valleys a glorious causeway of grace must be raised. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
When you see no present advantage, walk by faith and not by sight. Do God the honor to trust Him when it comes to matters of loss for the sake of principle. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The wide awake man seizes opportunities or makes them, and thus those who are widest awake usually come to the front. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
When your will is God's will, you will have your will. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Do have a mind of your own. This is not just a spiritual matter only, but one which concerns ordinary manliness. I would do many things to please my friends, but to go to hell to please them is more than I would venture. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Thank God you have got a Father that can be angry, but that loves you as much when He is angry as when He smiles upon you. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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 Haddon Spurgeon
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