Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Books are not men and yet they stay alive... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves... view

By: 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... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

A church debt is the devil's salary... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything... view

By: 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 cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength.. view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas... view

By: 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... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Faith is spiritualized imagination... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul... view

By: Henry Ward Beecher

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence.. view

By: Henry Ward Beecher