167 Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

  • "Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Compassion


  • "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."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Achievement, America, Liberty


  • "Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Friendship, Laughter


  • "To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Suffering, Illness


  • "A door that seems to stand open must be of a man's size, or it is not the door that providence means for him."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Patience, Providence


  • "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
    Topics: Success, Excellence


  • "I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Prayer


  • "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
    Topics: Books


  • "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."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Family, War, History


  • "In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Suffering, Joy


  • "It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Perseverance, Victory


  • "Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Anger


  • "Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Charity


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

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Service


  • "It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Perseverance



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