81 Charles Spurgeon Quotes (About Faith, Prayer, Humility…)

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon was one of, if not the most celebrated English preacher of the past 200 years. He remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is known as the “Prince of Preachers.”

Spurgeon wrote numerous books, preached nearly 3600 sermons, oversaw ministries to orphans and less-fortunate people, and many other endeavors. To say that he was prolific is a huge understatement.

In 1867, he started a charity organization which is now called Spurgeon’s and also founded Spurgeon’s College, which was posthumously named after him. He was also a great author of many types of works including sermons, commentaries, one autobiography, devotionals, books on prayer, poetry, hymns, and many more. A lot of his lectures were transcribed and translated into various languages during his lifetime. Christians hold his writings in particularly high regard among devotional literature.

We have collected some of the best Charles Spurgeon quotes and sayings that show his thoughts and views regarding faith, prayer, humility and many more.

Charles Spurgeon Quotes About Faith

1. “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.”

2. “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.”

3. “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.”

4. “Do I live as carelessly and worldly as unbelievers while professing to be a follower of Jesus? If so, I am exposing Christianity to ridicule and leading people to speak evil of the holy name by which I am called.”

5. “Time was when they that feared the Lord spake often to one another; I am afraid that now they more often speak one against another.” 

Time was when they that feared the Lord spake often to one another; I am afraid that now they more often speak one against another - Charles Spurgeon. #quotes #faith #speak #against #another

6. “What an encouraging thought that Jesus – our beloved Husband – can find comfort in our lowly feeble gifts! Can this be, for it seems far too good to be true? May we then be willing to endure trials or even death itself if through these hardships we are assisted in bringing gladness to Immanuel’s heart.”

7. “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!”

8. “However weak we are, however poor, however little our faith, or however small our grace may be, our names are still written on His heart; nor shall we lose our share in Jesus’ love.”

9. “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.”

10. “Let not a libation of tears be the only offering at the shrine of Jesus; let us also rejoice with joy unspeakable. If we have to need to lament our sin, how much more to rejoice at our pardon!”

11. “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.”

12. “There are many men who are forgotten, who are despised, and who are trampled on by their fellows, but there never was a man who was so despised as the everlasting God has been!”

13. “If Christ has died for me, ungodly as I am, without strength as I am, then I cannot live in sin any longer but must arouse myself to love and serve Him who has redeemed me.”

14. “Knowing that the time to sleep has come, the Lord sleeps and does well in sleeping. Often, when we have been fretting and worrying, we should have glorified God far more had we literally gone to sleep.”

15. “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.”

16. “Do you not realize that the love the Father bestowed on the perfect Christ He now bestows on you?” 

Do you not realize that the love the Father bestowed on the perfect Christ He now bestows on you? - Charles Spurgeon. #quotes #faith #perfect #christ #bestows #you

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

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

19. “Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God’s grace.”

20. “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?”

21. “Now I will say this to every sinner, though he should think himself to be the worst sinner who ever lived: cry to the Lord and seek Him while He may be found. A throne of grace is a place fitted for you. By simple faith, go to your Savior, for He is the throne of grace.”

22. “There is no injustice in the grace of God. God is as just when He forgives a believer as when He casts a sinner into hell.”

23. “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.”

24. “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.”

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

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction - Charles Spurgeon. #quotes #faith #best #soldiers #highlands #affliction

26. “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 serious thought.”

27. “I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination – the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.”

28. “You will never exaggerate when you speak good things of God. It is not possible to do so. Try, dear brethren, and boast in the Lord.”

29. “I do not doubt that we would become more useful if we praised God more, and others would join us, for they would see that God has blessed us.”

30. “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.”

31. “Let it be our delight to find our society in the circle of which Jesus is the center, and let us make those our friends who are the friends of Jesus.”

32. “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.”

33. “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.”

34. “We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children’s children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word.”

35. “The wounds of calumny, the reproaches of the proud, the venom of the bigoted, the treachery of the false, and the weakness of the true, we have known in our measure; and therein have had communion with our Lord Jesus.”

36. “We do not wish to enter Heaven until our work is done, for it would make us uneasy if there were one single soul left to be saved by our means.”

37. “Has Jesus saved me? I dare not speak with any hesitation here; I know He has. His Word is true; therefore, I am saved.” 

Has Jesus saved me? I dare not speak with any hesitation here; I know He has. His Word is true; therefore, I am saved - Charles Spurgeon. #quotes #faith #jesus #saved

Charles Spurgeon Quotes About Prayer

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

2. “It is a most delightful reflection that if I come to the throne of God in prayer, I may feel a thousand defects, but yet there is hope. I usually feel more dissatisfied with my prayers than with anything else I do.”

3. “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.”

4. “If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word – prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell.”

5. “If in prayer I come before a throne of grace, the faults of my prayer will be overlooked.” 

If in prayer I come before a throne of grace, the faults of my prayer will be overlooked - Charles Spurgeon. #quotes #prayer #throne #grace

6. “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.”

7. “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?”

8. “Alas! You complain that your soul is out of tune. Then ask the Master to tune the heart-strings.”

9. “We do not pray to God to instruct Him as to what He should do; neither for a moment must we presume to dictate the method of the divine working.”

Charles Spurgeon Quotes About Humility

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

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

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self - Charles Spurgeon. #quotes #humility #right #estimate

3. “When we tell the story of our own conversion, I would have it done with great sorrow, remembering what we used to be, and with great joy and gratitude, remembering how little we deserve these things.”

4. “A daily portion is really all we need. We do not need tomorrow’s supply, for that day has not yet dawned, and its needs are still unborn.”

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

Charles Spurgeon, More Quotes & Sayings

1. “We are all at times unconscious prophets.”

2. “Oh, hour of forgiven sin, moment of perfect pardon, our soul shall never forget you while, within you, life and being find immortality!”

3. “None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.”

4. “We have lived long enough to experience the hollowness of earth and the rottenness of all carnal promises.”

5. “There are some people who need to wear a label round their necks to show that they are Christians at all, or else we might mistake them for sinners, their actions are so like those of the ungodly.”

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

7. “Grow in the root of all grace, which is faith. Believe God’s promises more firmly than ever. Allow your faith to increase in its fullness, firmness, and simplicity.”

8. “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.”

9. “May we do good everywhere as we have an opportunity, and results will not be wanting!” 

May we do good everywhere as we have opportunity, and results will not be wanting! - Charles Spurgeon. #quotes #do #good #everywhere

10. “I groan daily under a body of sin and corruption. Oh for the time when I shall drop this flesh, and be free from sin!”

11. “Living animals are too eccentric in their movements, and the law of gravitation usually draws me from my seat upon them to a lower level; therefore, I am not an inveterate lover of horseback.”

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

13. “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.”

14. “Of two evils, choose neither.” 

Of two evils, choose neither - Charles Spurgeon. #quotes #two #evils #choose #neither

15. “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.”

16. “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.”

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

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

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

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

21. “If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.”

22. “Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.” 

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties - Charles Spurgeon. #quotes #owe #grandeur #difficulties

23. “There is such a thing as ‘thanks-feeling’ – feeling thankful. This ought to be the general, universal spirit of the Christian.”

24. “Oh, come, Divine Physician, and bind up every broken bone. Come with Thy sacred nard which Thou hast compounded of Thine own heart’s blood, and lay it home to the wounded conscience and let it feel its power. Oh! Give peace to those whose conscience is like the troubled sea which cannot rest.”

25. “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.”

26. “He who has felt his own ruin will not imagine the case of any to be hopeless; nor will he think them too fallen to be worth his regard.”

27. “We have communion with Christ in His thoughts, views, and purposes; for His thoughts are our thoughts according to our capacity and sanctity. Believers take the same view of matters as Jesus does; that which pleases Him pleases them, and that which grieves His grieves them also.”

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

29. “You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter.”

30. “I desire to press forward for direction to my Master in all things; but as to trusting to my own obedience and righteousness, I should be worse than a fool and ten times worse than a madman.”

If you would like to know more about the writing and sermons of Charles Spurgeon, we would suggest you read Lectures To My Students.