Henry Ward Beecher quotes

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“It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

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“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

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“Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

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“In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“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

“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

“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

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.”

— 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

“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

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.”

— 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

“The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

“The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.”

— 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 Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.”

— Henry Ward Beecher
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