Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

- Notable Henry Ward Beecher Quotes Index -

Born: June 24, 1813, Litchfield, Connecticut, US
Birth Country: USA
Died: Brooklyn, March 8, 1887
Occupation: Author

1.
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.
- Henry Ward Beecher

2.
A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
- Henry Ward Beecher

3.
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

4.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

5.
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

6.
Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
- Henry Ward Beecher

7.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

8.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

9.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

10.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

11.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher

12.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
- Henry Ward Beecher

13.
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

14.
God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.
- Henry Ward Beecher

15.
God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.
- Henry Ward Beecher

16.
God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
- Henry Ward Beecher

17.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
- Henry Ward Beecher

18.
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

19.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
- Henry Ward Beecher

20.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
- Henry Ward Beecher

21.
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
- Henry Ward Beecher

22.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

23.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

24.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

25.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

26.
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
- Henry Ward Beecher

27.
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
- Henry Ward Beecher

28.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
- Henry Ward Beecher

29.
It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.
- Henry Ward Beecher

30.
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
- Henry Ward Beecher

31.
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

32.
Law represents the effort of man to organize society governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
- Henry Ward Beecher

33.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

34.
Love is the river of life in the world.
- Henry Ward Beecher

35.
Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.
- Henry Ward Beecher

36.
No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

37.
Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.
- Henry Ward Beecher

38.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
- Henry Ward Beecher

39.
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

40.
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

41.
Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.
- Henry Ward Beecher

42.
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

43.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
- Henry Ward Beecher

44.
The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.
- Henry Ward Beecher

45.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
- Henry Ward Beecher

46.
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
- Henry Ward Beecher

47.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
- Henry Ward Beecher

48.
The dog is the god of frolic.
- Henry Ward Beecher

49.
The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.
- Henry Ward Beecher

50.
The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
- Henry Ward Beecher

51.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher

52.
The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.
- Henry Ward Beecher

53.
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
- Henry Ward Beecher

54.
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

55.
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
- Henry Ward Beecher

56.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
- Henry Ward Beecher

57.
Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
- Henry Ward Beecher

58.
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
- Henry Ward Beecher

59.
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
- Henry Ward Beecher

60.
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
- Henry Ward Beecher

61.
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
- Henry Ward Beecher

62.
We are always on the anvil by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
- Henry Ward Beecher

63.
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

64.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

65.
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
- Henry Ward Beecher

66.
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
- Henry Ward Beecher

67.
Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
- Henry Ward Beecher

68.
What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.
- Henry Ward Beecher

69.
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
- Henry Ward Beecher

70.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
- Henry Ward Beecher

71.
Young love is a flame very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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