457 Charles Spurgeon Quotes

Spurgeon became a Christian at the age of 15 and at the age of 19 became a pastor at the largest Baptist church in London. It did not take long for him to become one of the most famous preachers around. He was soon preaching to crowds of over 10,000 and his preaching was published and circulated to thousands every week. He later formed a pastor college and continued writing numerous famous books that are still read today.

  • "I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayer."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer


  • "To sit long in one posture, poring over a book, or driving a quill, is in itself a taxing of nature; but add to this a badly-ventilated chamber, a body which has long been without muscular exercise, and a heart burdened with many cares, and we have all the elements for preparing a seething cauldron of despair, especially in the dim months of fog."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Health


  • "I venture to say that the greatest earthly blessing that God can give to any of us is health, with the exception of sickness. Sickness has frequently been of more use to the saints of God than health has."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Health, Illness


  • "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 Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer


  • "I was cradled in the home of piety, nurtured with the tenderest care, taught the gospel from my youth up, with the holiest example of my parents, the best possible checks all around to prevent me running into sin."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Piety, Parents


  • "Prick him anywhere; and you will find that his blood is Bibline, the very essence of the Bible flows from him. He cannot speak without quoting a text, for his soul is full of the Word of God."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Holiness


  • "Doth not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. Doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice? And shall I, can I, silent be?"

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Nature, Praise


  • "I always give all the glory to God, but I do not forget that He gave me the privilege of ministering from the first to a praying people. We had prayer meetings that moved our very souls, each one appeared determined to storm the Celestial City by the might of intercession."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer, Intercession


  • "Sonship is a thing which all the infirmities of our flesh, and all the sins into which we are hurried by temptation, can never violate or weaken."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Temptation


  • "Believing right doctrine will no more save you, than doing good works will save you."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Doctrine


  • "Be dogmatically true, obstinately holy, immovably honest, desperately kind, fixed upright."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Holiness


  • "If you will not have death unto sin, you shall have sin unto death. There is no alternative. If you do not die to sin, you shall die for sin. If you do not slay sin, sin will slay you."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Sin


  • "Alas! Much has been done of late to promote the production of dwarfish Christians. Poor, sickly believers turn the church into a hospital, rather than an army. Oh, to have a church built up with the deep godliness of people who know the Lord in their very hearts, and will seek to follow the Lamb wherever he goes!"

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Church, Godliness


  • "Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not always vigorous, the wise not always ready, the brave not always courageous, and the joyous not always happy."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Depression


  • "Whatever may be said about the doctrine of election, it is written in the Word of God as with an iron pen, and there is no getting rid of it. To me, it is one of the sweetest and most blessed truths in the whole of revelation, and those who are afraid of it are so because they do not understand it. If they could but know that the Lord had chosen them, it would make their hearts dance for joy."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Doctrine



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