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Quotes By Henry Ward Beecher

Date of Birth: June 24, 1813    Date of Death: March 08, 1887

Henry Ward Beecher was a prominent, American Congregational preacher, abolitionist, social reformer, abolitionist, social reformer, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. Below is a compilation of famous quotes by Henry Ward Beecher.


Never forget what a man says to you when he's angry.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


The mother's heart is the child's school-room.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Joy is more divine than sorrow, for joy is bread and sorrow is medicine.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


All words are pegs to hang ideas on.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


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


Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


Faith is spiritualized imagination.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


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


We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


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


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


It is not merely cruelty that leads men to love war, it is excitement.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Remember God's bounty in the year.  String the pearls of His favor.  Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light!  Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


No man is more cheated than the selfish man.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


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


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


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


Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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