Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

137 Henry Ward Beecher quotes:

"The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Class Quotes
"Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Charity Quotes
"Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more."
"Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends."
"Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"We are not to make the ideas of contentment and aspiration quarrel, for God made them fast friends. A man may aspire, and yet be quite content until it is time to raise; and both flying and resting are but parts of one contentment. The very fruit of the gospel is aspiration. It is to the heart what spring is to the earth, making every root, and bud, and bough desire to be more. -"
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"The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Humankind Quotes
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Humorous Quotes
"To spend several days in a friend's house and hunger for something to read, while you are treading on costly carpets, and sitting upon luxurious chairs and sleeping upon down, is as if one were bribing your body for the sake of cheating your mind"
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"The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope."
"He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds."
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"Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Gratitude Quotes
"A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Gratitude Quotes
"The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Influence Quotes
"What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin."
"He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own."
"True obedience is true freedom."
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men."
"''I can forgive, but I cannot forget,'' is only another way of saying, ''I cannot forgive.''"
"God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness."

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