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Charles Spurgeon Quotes


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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.

    Topics: Knowledge, Wisdom

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.

    Topics: Laziness

The true shepherd spirit is an amalgam of many precious graces. He is hot with zeal, but he is not fiery with passion. He is gentle, and yet he rules his class. He is loving, but he does not wink at sin. He has power over the lambs, but he is not domineering or sharp. He has cheerfulness, but not levity; freedom, but not license; solemnity, but not gloom.

    Topics: Leadership, Zeal
    Source: 28.573.

It is not well to make great changes in old age.

    Topics: Life, Age, Change

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

    Topics: Life

We are all at times unconscious prophets.

    Topics: Life

A man's life is always more forcible than his speech. When men take stock of him they reckon his deeds as dollars and his words as pennies. If his life and doctrine disagree the mass of onlookers accept his practice and reject his preaching.

    Topics: Life, Examples

It is well for us that, amidst all the variableness of life, there is One whom change cannot affect; One whose heart can never alter, and on whose brow mutability can make no furrows.

    Topics: Life
    Source: I am the Lord, I Change Not, Devotional from Mal. 3:6.

In math, if you divide an infinite number by any number, no matter how large, you still have an infinite quotient. So Jesus' love, being infinite, even though it is divided up for every person on earth, is still infinitely poured out on each one of us!

    Topics: Love

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

    Topics: Lying

I would not utter what I believed to be a falsehood concerning the Lord, even though the evil one offered me the bait of saving all mankind thereby.

    Topics: Lying

God's mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water, or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow, than diminish the great mercy of God.

    Topics: Mercy
    Source: Sermons 9.441.

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