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date: 24 November 2020

C. H. Spurgeon 1834–92
English nonconformist preacher 

  1. If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly: it is as light as a feather, and a breath will carry it. It is well said in the old proverb, ‘a lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on’.
    Gems from Spurgeon (1859)
  2. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
    in The Sword and the Trowel (1867)