167 Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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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.
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It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
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The little troubles and worries of life may be as stumbling blocks in our way, or we may make them stepping-stones to a nobler character and to Heaven. Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
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Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
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Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
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We are always in the forge, or on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
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The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
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Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
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A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good. Now and then a man should be shaken to the core with indignation over things evil.
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To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
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There is no such thing as white lies; a lie is as black as a coal pit, and twice as foul.
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God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
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Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
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No physician ever weighed out medicine to his patients with half so much care and exactness as God weighs out to us every trial. Not one grain too much does He ever permit to be put in the scale.
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The elect are whosoever will, and the non-elect, whosoever won't.
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A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
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The mother's heart is the child's classroom.
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Love is the river of life in the world.
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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
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Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
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Your greatest pleasure is that which rebounds from hearts that you have made glad.
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Flowers may beckon towards us, but they speak toward heaven and God.
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The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
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There's not much practical Christianity in the man who lives on better terms with angels and seraphs, than with his children, servants and neighbors.
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Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
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We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
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You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.
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Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
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None love to speak so much, when the mood of speaking comes, as they who are naturally taciturn.
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Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects.
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Faith is spiritualized imagination.
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Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
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Man is at the bottom an animal, midway, a citizen, and at the top, divine. But the climate of this world is such that few ripen at the top.
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You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.
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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.
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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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We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
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The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a 'but'.
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Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
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Mirthfulness is in the mind and you cannot get it out. It is just as good in its place as conscience or veneration.
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Failure is a school in which the truth always grows strong.
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Suffering is part of the divine idea.
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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
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His nature is such that our often coming does not tire him. The whole burden of the whole life of every man may be rolled on to God and not weary him, though it has wearied man.
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A church debt is the devil's salary.
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It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
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A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
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