Quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon, commonly C.H. Spurgeon, (June 19, 1834 January 31, 1892) was a British Baptist preacher.

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By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

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
There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.
It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.
The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
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.
Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel.
Trust in the person's promise, who dares to refuse what they fear they cannot perform.
Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is the knowledge of our own ignorance.
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.
A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
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.
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.
Economy is half the battle of life. It is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.
No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.
We are all at times unconscious prophets.
The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.
No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth.
It is a great pity when the one who should be the head figure is a mere figure head.
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.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
You must be in fashion is the utterance of weak headed mortals.
Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
It is not well to make great changes in old age.
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

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