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Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Ward Beecher
(1813 - 1887)
American clergyman.
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The advertisements in a newspaper are more full of knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Advertising Quotes
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Anger Quotes
The dog is the god of frolic.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Animals Quotes
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
- Henry Ward Beecher | Books and Reading Quotes
A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Christians and Christianity Quotes
Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Defeat Quotes
You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Friends and Friendship Quotes
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Government and Rule Quotes
Man is at the bottom an animal, midway, a citizen, and at the top, divine. But the climate of this world is such that few ripen at the top.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Mirthfulness is in the mind and you cannot get it out. It is just as good in its place as conscience or veneration.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Humour and Humorists Quotes
It usually takes 100 years to make a law, and then, after it's done its work, it usually takes 100 years to be rid of it.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Law and Lawyers Quotes
Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Money Quotes
Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression, some are pensive and diffident, others again are plain, honest and upright.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Nature Quotes
What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Parenthood Quotes
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Personal Appearance Quotes
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Philosophy Quotes
The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a 'but'.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Praise and Flattery Quotes
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Prayer Quotes
None love to speak so much, when the mood of speaking comes, as they who are naturally taciturn.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Speakers and Speeches Quotes
All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Temptation Quotes
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Will and Determination Quotes
No man is more cheated than the selfish man.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Happiness Quotes
Happiness is not the end of life; character is.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Happiness Quotes
You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Acceptance Quotes
God asks no man whether he will accept life. This is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Acceptance Quotes
"I can forgive, but I cannot forget" is only another way of saying, "I will not forgive." Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note-torn in two and burned up so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Forgiveness Quotes
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher | Forgiveness Quotes
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart... will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Forgiveness Quotes
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Helping Other People Quotes
No man is more cheated than the selfish man.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Helping Other People Quotes
A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track ... an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Helping Other People Quotes
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Faith and Unity Quotes
I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Prayer Quotes
Prayer covers the whole of man's life. There is no thought, feeling, yearning, or desire, however low, trifling, or vulgar we may deem it, which, if it affects our real interest or happiness, we may not lay before God and be sure of sympathy. His nature is such that our often coming does not tire him. The whole burden of the whole life of every man may be rolled on to God and not weary him, though it has wearied the man.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Prayer Quotes
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Prayer Quotes
Prayer covers the whole of man's life. There is no thought, feeling, yearning, or desire, however low, trifling, or vulgar we may deem it, which if it affects our real interest or happiness, we may not lay before God and be sure of sympathy. His nature is such that our often coming does not tire him. The whole burden of the whole life of every man may be rolled on to God and not weary him, though it has wearied man.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Prayer Quotes
No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it.
- Henry Ward Beecher | One Day Quotes
Do not look back on happiness, or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.
- Henry Ward Beecher | The Present Quotes
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
- Henry Ward Beecher | The Present Quotes
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher | The Future Quotes
It is not merely cruelty that leads men to love war, it is excitement.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Boring Days Quotes
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart... will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Positive Quotes
In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Enthusiasm Quotes
Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place. ... New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. ... The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Change Quotes
A door that seems to stand open must be of a man's size, or it is not the door that providence means for him.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Right Quotes
It is not merely cruelty that leads men to love war, it is excitement.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Motivation Quotes
Happiness is not the end of life; character is.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Goals Quotes
Fear is a kind of bell, or gong, which rings the mind into quick life and avoidance upon the approach of danger. It is the soul's signal for rallying.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Other Ways to Overcome Fear Quotes
Fear is the soul's signal for rallying.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Other Ways to Overcome Fear Quotes
Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Risks Quotes
A door that seems to stand open must be a man's size, or it is not the door that Providence means for him.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Opportunities Quotes
Any man can work when every stroke of his hands brings down the fruit rattling from the tree ... but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement... that requires a heroism which is transcendent.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Perseverance Quotes
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
- Henry Ward Beecher | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
Men's best successes come after their disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Worthy Victories Quotes
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Events Quotes
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Family Quotes
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Heart Quotes
The dog is the god of frolic.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Peace Quotes
The strength of a man consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and going in that way too.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Spirituality Quotes
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Charity Quotes
The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes - openly bad and secretly bad.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Cynicism Quotes
A church debt is the devil's salary.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Debt Quotes
It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Defeat Quotes
Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Doctrine Quotes
There is no such thing as white lies; a lie is as black as a coalpit, and twice as foul.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Falsehood Quotes
Flowers may beckon towards us, but they speak toward heaven and God.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Flowers Quotes
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgetfulness.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Forgiveness Quotes
Good-humor makes all things tolerable.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Good-Humor Quotes
The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Influence Quotes
A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Invention Quotes
A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. He that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well being of mankind.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Machine Quotes
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Parent Quotes
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Philosophy Quotes
Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
- Henry Ward Beecher | Victory Quotes
Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher | School Quotes
Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher | School Quotes
Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher | School Quotes
Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher | School Quotes
Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher | School Quotes
Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher | School Quotes
Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher | School Quotes
Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher | School Quotes


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