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Motivational Henry Ward Beecher Quotes and Sayings

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes:- Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 – March 8, 1887) was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery.


Inspirational Henry Ward Beecher Quotes


“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”-Henry Ward Beecher

Inspirational Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

“The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge with respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.”-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 canceled note – torn in two, and burned up so that it never can be shown against one.”-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


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


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


“We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“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


“Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.”-Henry Ward Beecher


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“There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them – the senses, intelligent companions, and books.”-Henry Ward Beecher


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


“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.”-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


“It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.”-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


“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


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


“The dog is the god of frolic.”-Henry Ward Beecher

“We are always on the anvil; by trials, God is shaping us for higher things.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“The most dangerous people are ignorant.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“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 the liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.”-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


“The ignorant classes are dangerous classes.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.”-Henry Ward Beecher

“Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It’s getting money without giving an equivalent for it.”-Henry Ward Beecher


Greatest Henry Ward Beecher Quotes


“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


“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


“There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“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


“The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.”-Henry Ward Beecher

“The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“God made mango by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Suffering is part of the divine idea.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.”-Henry Ward Beecher


Top Henry Ward Beecher Quotes


“Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered to sparkle with zestful life unto God.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.”-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


“There are joys that long to be ours. God sends ten thousand truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich.”-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


Henry Ward Beecher Quotes And Sayings


“A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Love is the river of life in the world.”-Henry Ward Beecher


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


“Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.”-Henry Ward Beecher


“God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.”-Henry Ward Beecher