Henry Ward Beecher Quotes


137 Henry Ward Beecher quotes:



"Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends."
"A forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note, torn in two and burned up, so that it never can be shown against the man."
"See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also."
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"There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred."
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"It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction."
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"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"
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"No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. 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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"Many men are mere warehouses full of merchandise--the head, the heart, are stuffed with goods. . . . There are apartments in their souls which were once tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and worship, but they are all deserted now, and the rooms a"
Author: Beecher Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul."
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"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."
"The use of the head abridges the labor of the hands"
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"“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.”"
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"A library is but the soul's burying ground. It is a land of shadows."
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"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself."
"Pushing any truth out very far, you are met by a counter-truth."
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"When we borrow trouble, and look forward into the future and see what storms are coming, and distress ourselves before they come, as to how we shall avert them if they ever do come, we lose our proper trustfulness in God. When we torment ourselves with imaginary dangers, or trials, or reverses, we have already parted with that perfect love which casteth out fear."
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"A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track... an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity."
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"Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting."
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"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."
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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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