Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Charles Haddon
Spurgeon
1843
1892

British Baptist Preacher

Author Quotes

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

The world is just the materializing of God’s thoughts, for the world is a thought in God’s eye.

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

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.

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

Nobody every outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.

Idleness is the key of beggary, and the root of all evil.

'Now' is the watchword of the wise.

Hundreds would never have known want if they had not at first known waste.

Want of will causes paralysis of every faculty. In spiritual things man is utterly unable because resolvedly unwilling.

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

Trials teach us what we are.

Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle.

Most of the grand truths of God have to be learned by trouble; they must be burned into us by the hot iron of affliction, otherwise we shall not truly receive them.

Of two evils, choose neither.

If a crooked stick is before you, you need not explain how crooked it is. Lay a straight one down by the side of it, and the work is well done. Preach the truth, and error will stand abashed in its presence.

Little things please little minds.

Hundreds would never have known want it they had not first known waste.

Humility is to have a right estimate of one's self - not to think less of himself than he ought. The higher a man is in grace, the lower he will be in his own esteem.

Happiness consists in being perfectly satisfied with what we have got and with what we haven't got... It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

He who knows nothing is confident in everything.

Do not others expect from children more perfect conduct then they themselves exhibit? If a gracious child should lose his temper or act wrongly in some trifling thing through forgetfulness, straight-away he is condemned as a little hypocrite by those who are a long way from being perfect themselves.

Great faith must have great trials.

Conflicts bring experience; and experience brings that growth in grace which is not to be attained by any other means.

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

Author Picture
First Name
Charles Haddon
Last Name
Spurgeon
Birth Date
1843
Death Date
1892
Bio

British Baptist Preacher