Top 70 Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it

The babe at first feeds upon the mother’s bosom, but it is always on her heart.
Henry Ward Beecher
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
Henry Ward Beecher
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
A church debt is the devil’s salary.
Henry Ward Beecher
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
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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
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
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
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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.
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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
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Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
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It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
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You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
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The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.
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Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
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It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
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Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
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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.
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The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.
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The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.
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A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
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He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
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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.
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Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
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Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
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In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
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Now comes the mystery.
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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!
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Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
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Faith is spiritualized imagination.
Henry Ward Beecher
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
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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.
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Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
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Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
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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.
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Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.
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If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
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The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
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I don’t like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
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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.
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Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
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