Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

137 Henry Ward Beecher quotes:

"The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Class Quotes
"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."
"See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Feelings Quotes
"He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Gossip Quotes
"Precise knowledge is the only true knowledge, and he who does not teach exactly, does not teach at all"
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"“By Labor the North has subdued Nature, changed a parsimonious soil to fertility, built dwellings for almost her whole population, raised the school-house, established the Church, encircled the globe with her ships, and made her books and her papers to be as blades of grass and as leave of the Summer for number. But in the South, labor, a badge of shame, is the father of misery. The slave labors, but with no cheer—it is not the road to respectability, it will honor him with no citizens’ trust, it brings no bread to his family, no grain to his garner, no leisure in after-days, no books or papers to his children. It opens no school-house door, builds no church, rears for him no factory, lays no keel, fills no bank, earns no acres. With sweat and toil and ignorance he consumes his life, to pour the earnings into channels from which he does no drink, into hands that never honor him. But perpetually rob and often torment.”"
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"A library is but the soul's burying ground. It is a land of shadows."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Land Quotes Libraries Quotes
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Funny Quotes Humor Quotes
"We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning."
"Pushing any truth out very far, you are met by a counter-truth."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Success Quotes
"Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Riches Quotes
"Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Principles Quotes
"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself."
"In the sacred precinct of that dwelling where the despotic woman wields the sceptre of fierce neatness, one treads as if he carried his life in his hands"
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."
"Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Charity Quotes
"Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"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."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Cute Love Quotes

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