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The angels must often be astonished at us and think we are the strangest creatures that well can be, yet they love us, and therefore they take a great interest in that Gospel that promotes our highest good.

CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON, Spurgeon's Sermons on Angels

The angels did not merely sin and lose heaven, but they passed beyond all other beings in sin and made themselves fit denizens for hell.

CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON, Spurgeon's Sermons on Angels

That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass -- deadly to the incautious wayfarer.

CHARLES SPURGEON, Baptismal Regeneration

Trust in God alone, and lean not on the needs of human help. Be not surprised when friends fail you; it is a failing world. Never reckon upon immutability in man: inconstancy you may reckon upon without fear of disappointment.

CHARLES SPURGEON, "The Minister's Fainting Fits," Lectures to My Students

All praise from all nations should be rendered unto the Lord.


God is to be praised with the voice, and the heart should go therewith in holy exultation.


If you will tell me when God permits a Christian to lay aside his armour, I will tell you when Satan has left off temptation. Like the old knights in war time, we must sleep with helmet and breastplate buckled on, for the arch-deceiver will seize our first unguarded hour to make us his prey.

CHARLES H. SPURGEON, Morning and Evening

A man must have a stout digestion to feed upon some men's theology; no sap, no sweetness, no life, but all stern accuracy, and fleshless definition. Proclaimed without tenderness, and argued without affection, the gospel from such men rather resembles a missile from a catapult than bread from a Father's hand.

CHARLES SPURGEON, attributed, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers

Repentance was never yet produced in any man's heart apart from the grace of God. As soon may you expect the leopard to regret the blood with which its fangs are moistened -- as soon might you expect the lion of the wood to abjure his cruel tyranny over the feeble beasts of the plain, as expect the sinner to make any confession, or offer any repentance that shall be accepted of God, unless grace shall first renew the heart.

CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON, The Complete Works of C. H. Spurgeon

The demon of pride was born with us, and it will not die one hour before us; it is so woven into the very warp and woof of our nature, that till we are wrapped in our winding sheets, we shall never hear the last of it.

C. H. SPURGEON, The Complete Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

CHARLES SPURGEON, The Salt-cellars: Being a Collection of Proverbs, Together with Homely Notes Thereon

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 SPURGEON, The Salt-cellars: Being a Collection of Proverbs, Together with Homely Notes Thereon

Interpreters of prophecy during the last few centuries have been, most of them, childish and nonsensical; the fact is, when fancy is their guide men wander as in a maze; they see, like children gazing into the fire, not what is really before them, but what is in their own heads.

C. H. SPURGEON, attributed, Day's Collacon

There is nothing little in God; His mercy is like Himself; it is infinite. You cannot measure it. His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then gives great favors and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God. It is undeserved mercy, as indeed all true mercy must be, for deserved mercy is only a misnomer for justice.

C. H. SPURGEON, Devotional Classics of C. H. Spurgeon

The hypocrite sounds a trumpet before his alms, and chooses the corner of the streets for his prayers. To him virtue in the dark is almost a vice, he can never detect any beauty in virtue, unless she has a thousand eyes to look upon her, and then she is something indeed.

CHARLES H. SPURGEON, The Spurgeon Series: 1859 & 1860

The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.

C. H. SPURGEON, All of Grace

O child of God, be more careful to keep the way of the Lord, more concentrated in heart in seeking His glory, and you will see the loving-kindness and the tender mercy of the Lord in your life.

C. H. SPURGEON, Grace: God's Unmerited Favor

The Lord will never use you till all that is poured out, and you are wiped quite clean and put away with nothing of yourself remaining in you, wherein you may glory. All the saints who are ready to go to heaven feel themselves to be less than the least; but those professors who are by no means ready for glory are highly self conscious, and feel that there is a great deal in them which is very commendable.

C. H. SPURGEON, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Sermons

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

CHARLES SPURGEON, Mickey Connolly's The Communication Catalyst


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