Henry Ward Beecher Quotes (74 quotations)

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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 church debt is the devil's salary. - Henry Ward Beecher

3. A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. - 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. Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. [Ephesians 4:26] - Henry Ward Beecher

6. Besides anarchy, the worst thing in this world is government. - Henry Ward Beecher

7. Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child. - Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. Faith is spiritualized imagination. - Henry Ward Beecher

17. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices. - Henry Ward Beecher

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

19. 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

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

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

22. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else. - 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 an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck. - Henry Ward Beecher

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

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