The Life of the Leader: 5 Leadership Quotes from Spurgeon

Charles Haddon Spurgeon is one of the most famous preachers of all time. His sermons, widely read and published in the 19th-century western world, are just as biblical and as powerful today as they were then.

While Spurgeon’s preaching is what he is best known for, Spurgeon’s leadership giftings were equally impressive. His commitment to developing and deploying leaders enhanced his impact and legacy long after his death in 1892. Spurgeon had much to say about leadership.

Here are 5 quick quotes for leaders from Spurgeon:

  1. On productivity: “The way to do a great deal is to keep on doing a little. The way to do nothing at all is to be continually resolving that you will do everything.”
  2. On discernment: “Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.”
  3. On character: “Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.”
  4. On joy: “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”
  5.  On contentment: “You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.”

Chad Williams

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