Inspirational Quotes from Charles Spurgeon

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Charles Spurgeon

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

Charles Spurgeon

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

Charles Spurgeon

True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

Charles Spurgeon

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

Charles Spurgeon

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

Charles Spurgeon

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

Charles Spurgeon

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

Charles Spurgeon

We are in a wrong state of mind if we are not in a thankful state of mind.

Charles Spurgeon

I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.

Charles Spurgeon

I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.

Charles Spurgeon

My evidence that I am saved does not lie in the fact that I preach, or that I do this or that. All my hope lies in this: that Jesus Christ came to save sinners. I am a sinner, I trust Him, then He came to save me, and I am saved.

Charles Spurgeon

If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.

Charles Spurgeon

Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven.

Charles Spurgeon

The first fresh hour of every morning should be dedicated to the Lord, whose mercy gladdens it with golden light.

Charles Spurgeon

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

Charles Spurgeon

I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.

Charles Spurgeon

Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.

Charles Spurgeon

The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.

Charles Spurgeon

After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory.

Charles Spurgeon

In prayer, we stand where angels bow with veiled faces. There, even there, the cherubim and seraphim adore before that selfsame throne to which our prayers ascend. And shall we come there with stunted requests and narrow, contracted faith?

Charles Spurgeon

The revealed Word awakened me, but it was the preached Word that saved me, and I must ever attach peculiar value to the hearing of the truth, for by it I received the joy and peace in which my soul delights.

Charles Spurgeon

Men know not the gold which lies in the mine of Christ Jesus, or surely they would dig in it night and day. They have not yet discovered the pearl of great price, or they would have sold their all to buy the field wherein it lies.

Charles Spurgeon

Fill the earth with your songs of gratitude.

Charles Spurgeon

Cast away your sloth, your lethargy, your coldness, or whatever interferes with your chaste and pure love for Christ, your soul’s husband. Make Him the source, the center, and the circumference of all your soul’s range of delight.

Charles Spurgeon

Lord sanctify us. Oh! That Thy spirit might come and saturate every faculty, subdue every passion, and use every power of our nature for obedience to God.

Charles Spurgeon

Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.

Charles Spurgeon

A dark cloud is no sign that the sun has lost his light; and dark black convictions are no arguments that God has laid aside His mercy.

Charles Spurgeon

Think not that humility is weakness; it shall supply the marrow of strength to thy bones. Stoop and conquer; bow thyself and become invincible.

Charles Spurgeon

You are no saint,’ says the devil. Well, if I am not, I am a sinner, and Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. Sink or swim, I go to Him; other hope, I have none.

Charles Spurgeon

In the same way the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing, it is God’s nature to keep His promises. Therefore, go immediately to His throne and say, ‘Do as You promised.’

Charles 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 Spurgeon

May we have communion with God in the secret of our hearts, and find Him to be to us as a little sanctuary.

Charles Spurgeon

How sweet it is to learn the Savior’s love when nobody else loves us! When friends flee, what a blessed thing it is to see that the Savior does not forsake us but still keeps us and holds us fast and clings to us and will not let us go!

Charles Spurgeon

O, Thou precious Lord Jesus Christ, we do adore Thee with all our hearts. Thou art Lord of all.

Charles Spurgeon

The roaring thunder of the law and the fear of the terror of judgment are both used to bring us to Christ, but the final victory culminating in our salvation is won through God’s loving-kindness.

Charles Spurgeon

I believe that some of us who were kept by God a long while before we found Him love Him better perhaps than we should have done if we had received Him directly, and we can preach better to others – we can speak more of His loving-kindness and tender mercy.

Charles Spurgeon

Lord Jesus, we come just as we are; this is how we came at first, and this is how we come still, with all our failures, with all our transgressions, with all and everything that is what it ought not to be, we come to Thee.

Charles Spurgeon

Few men would dare to read their own autobiography if all their deeds were recorded in it; few can look back upon their entire career without a blush.

Charles Spurgeon

Purposes, plans, and achievements of men may all disappear like yon cloud upon the mountain’s summit; but, like the mountain itself, the things which are of God shall stand fast for ever and ever.

Charles Spurgeon

Nothing reflects so much honor on a workman as a trial of his work and its endurance of it. So it is with God. It honors Him when His saints preserve their integrity.

Charles Spurgeon

Of two evils, choose neither.

Charles Spurgeon

I do not think I should care to go on worshipping a Madonna even if she did wink. One cannot make much out of a wink. We want something more than that from the object of our adoration.

Charles Spurgeon

Young men, trust God, and make the future bright with blessing. Old men, trust God, and magnify him for all the mercies of the past.

Charles Spurgeon

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

Charles Spurgeon

We cannot have communion with Christ till we are in union with Him; and we cannot have communion with the Church till we are in vital union with it.

Charles Spurgeon

Conversion is a change of masters. Will we not do as much for our new master, the Lord Jesus, as we did once for our old tyrant lusts?

Charles Spurgeon

A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit’s aid than he can create a world.

Charles Spurgeon

We object not to the narration of the deeds of our unregenerate condition, but to the mode in which it is too often done. Let sin have its monument, but let it be a heap of stones cast by the hands of execration – not a mausoleum erected by the hands of affection.

Charles Spurgeon

Have we been going up and down in business, and are those round about us as yet unaware of our Christian character? Have we never spoken to them the Word of Life? Lord, arouse us to a deep concern for all with whom we come in contact from day to day.

Charles Spurgeon

To every soul that knows how to pray, to every soul that by faith comes to Jesus, the true mercy seat, divine sovereignty wears no dark and terrible aspect but is full of love.

Charles Spurgeon

I glory in the distinguishing grace of God and will not, by the grace of God, step one inch from my principles or think of adhering to the present fashionable sort of religion.

Charles Spurgeon

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

Charles Spurgeon