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Henry Ward Beecher


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Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of f...
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HENRY WARD BEECHER
Work is not a curse, but drudgery is!
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Victories are easy and cheap. The only victories worth anything are those achieved through hard work...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
A library is but the soul's burial-ground. It is the land of shadows.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life."
HENRY WARD BEECHER
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that inv...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the o...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
We should so live and labor in our times that what came to us as seed may go to the next generation ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Poverty is very good in poems but very bad in the house; very good in maxims and sermons but very ba...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
He that would look with contempt on the pursuits of the farmer, is not worthy the name of a man
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Work is not the curse, but drudgery is.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in hi...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Sharp men, like sharp needles, break easy, though they pierce quick.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Even a liar tells 100 truths to one lie; he has to, to make the lie good for anything.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Well-married, a man is winged: ill-matched, he is shackled.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Man is at the bottom an animal, midway, a citizen, and at the top, divine. But the climate of this w...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used ri...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about hi...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The one great poem of New England is her Sunday.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
When we borrow trouble, and look forward into the future and see what storms are coming, and distres...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
This world is not a platform where you will hear Thalberg-piano-playing. It is a piano manufactory, ...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equival...
HENRY WARD BEECHER
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.
HENRY WARD BEECHER