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A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil.
by Charles Spurgeon

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil.
Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
- Charles Spurgeon

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

It's not the having, it's the getting.
- Charles Spurgeon

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

 

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

It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow,
but only empties today of its strength.
- Charles Spurgeon

Free will carried many a soul to hell,
but never a soul to heaven.
- Charles Spurgeon

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A sinner can no more repent and believe without the
Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world.
- Charles Spurgeon

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil,
and let us see what we are made of.
- Charles Spurgeon

Giving is true having.
- Charles Spurgeon

No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would
not wish put in the newspapers.
- Charles Spurgeon

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

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

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

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

A good character is the best tombstone.
Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember
you when forget-me-nots have withered.
Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
- Charles Spurgeon

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

Beware of no man more than of yourself;
we carry our worst enemies within us.
- Charles Spurgeon

We are all at times unconscious prophets.
- Charles Spurgeon

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
- Charles Spurgeon

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows,
but only empties today of its strength.
- Charles Spurgeon

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains
the appearance of wealth.
- Charles Spurgeon

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

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

You might not always get what you want,
but you always get what you expect.
- Charles Spurgeon

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy,
that makes happiness.
- Charles Spurgeon

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than
those who have a high opinion of themselves.
- Charles Spurgeon

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

Of two evils, choose neither.
- Charles Spurgeon

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an
unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine
and psychology in the world.
- Paul Dudley White

I'm so vigorous, and I so take it for granted,
because I've always been a real physical person.
- Sally Field

The Ice Storm, because of the movie,
has had,
or is to have, a vigorous life in other cultures.
- Rick Moody

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the
ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action -
the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
- Eric Hoffer

There is room in our ranks for the old and decrepit,
as well as the young and vigorous.
- Gerrit Smith

For the stage displays the first vigorous expression,
as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint,
of private individuality.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

I can assure you we are all strong-willed,
forceful personalities and the president encourages vigorous debate.
- Karen Hughes

What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous
presentation of a conviction,
to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination
which it is not safe to thwart.
- Learned Hand

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal;
While others,
on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting,
at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
- Herodotus

Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings.
They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously
been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop.
- Albert Ellis

Vigorous writing is concise.
- William Strunk, Jr.

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means
left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country,
the colonies will submit.
- George III

Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe.
Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide
is crucial in order to meet this evil head on.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate;
they are green and vigorous in old age.
- George Santayana

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable,
determined and vigorous person on it.
There must be somebody who provides the flame.
- Lady Bird Johnson

You can't get rid of it with exercise alone.
You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn
up 300 calories in an hour.
If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles.
But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat!
- Jack LaLanne

If you will call your troubles experiences,
and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you,
you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your
circumstances may seem to be.
- John Heywood

Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees,
which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states,
and then, as they flower freely year after year,
they have little inclination to make vigorous growth.
- Robert Fortune

Vigorous writing is concise.
A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary
lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
- William Strunk, Jr.

In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests
to determine who should lead.
The recent election was no exception.
Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends
any one individual or any one party.
- Matt Blunt

Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States,
we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels,
so that we can be powered by cleaner,
more efficient sources of energy.
- Virgil Goode

You have to be vigorous.
That's the only way you are going to get it because
everybody has dreams and everybody has goals,
but the only people who achieve them are the ones that
go after it and don't take no for an answer.
- Nick Cannon

I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected,
but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss.
There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror,
but during a family's last goodbye is not it.
- Dave Reichert

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ.
On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous;
yet the poison works its way persistently,
until the entire fabric is doomed.
- Emma Goldman

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
- Jacqueline Schiff

Never do anything when you are in a temper,
for you will do everything wrong.
- Baltasar Gracian

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain
of getting more and more angry to the end.
- William Butler Yeats

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

I have a temper on me that could hold back tides.
- Shirley Manson

It's very important not to lose your temper in a courtroom,
or in anything else you're doing.
- Warren Christopher

Temper your enjoyments with prudence,
lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."
- Francis Quarles

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper
when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
- Orson Welles

I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper.
It's reserved for very important issues.
If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession,
then I'll become a madman.
- Tim Robbins

I've struggled so hard to reign in my temper because
it actually terrifies me.
- Susannah York

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
- Harriet Martineau


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