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Henry Ward Beecher
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The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. Henry Ward Beecher
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Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. Henry Ward Beecher
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Our earthly loves are but so many silver steps leading us up to the great golden love of God. Henry Ward Beecher
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Little lies are very dangerous, because there are so many of them, and because each one of them scours upon the character as diamond-pointed. Henry Ward Beecher
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He that lives by the sight of the eye may grow blind. Henry Ward Beecher
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Wealth held by a class and used ambitiously becomes as despotic as an absolute monarchy, and has in its hands manners, customs, laws, institutions, and governments themselves. Henry Ward Beecher
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You have seen a ship out on the bay, swinging with the tide, and seeming as if it would follow it; and yet it cannot, for down beneath the water it is anchored. So many a soul sways toward heaven, but cannot ascend thither, because it is anchored to some secret sin. Henry Ward Beecher
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Men who neglect Christ, and try to win heaven through moralities, are like sailors at sea in a storm, who pull, some at the bowsprit and some at the mainmast, but never touch the helm. Henry Ward Beecher
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Many people are afraid to embrace religion, for fear they shall not succeed in maintaining it. Henry Ward Beecher
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Like the cellar-growing vine is the Christian who lives in the darkness and bondage of fear. But let him go forth, with the liberty of God, into the light of love, and he will be like the plant in the field, healthy, robust, and joyful. Henry Ward Beecher
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You cannot play the hypocrite before God; and to obtain pardon you must cease to sin, as well as to be exercised by a spirit of repentance. Henry Ward Beecher
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Reason can tell how love affects us, but cannot tell what love is. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man's religion is himself. If he is right-minded toward God, he is religious; if the Lord Jesus Christ is his schoolmaster, then he is Christianly religious. Henry Ward Beecher
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God's sovereignty is not in His right hand; God's sovereignty is not in His intellect; God's sovereignty is in His love. Henry Ward Beecher
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Your honors here may serve you for a time, as it were for an hour, but they will be of no use to you beyond this world. Nobody will have heard a word of your honors in the other life. Your glory, your shame, your ambitions, and all the treasures for which you push hard and sacrifice much will be like wreaths of smoke. For these things, which you mostly seek, and for which you spend your life only tarry with you while you are on this side of the flood. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is always work, and tools to work withal, for those, who will. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man is a fool who sits looking backward from himself in the past. Ah, what shallow, vain conceit there is in man! Forget the things that are behind. That is not where you live. Your roots are not there. They are in the present; and you should reach up into the other life. Henry Ward Beecher
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Not that which men do worthily, but that which they do successfully, is what history makes haste to record. Henry Ward Beecher
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Before men we stand as opaque bee-hives. They can see the thoughts go in and out of us; but what work they do inside of a man they cannot tell. Before God we are as glass bee-hives, and all that our thoughts are doing within us he perfectly sees and understands. Henry Ward Beecher
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Sometimes fear is wholesome and rational; it is well to swing fear as a mighty battle-axe over men's heads when no other motive will move them. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hard put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is one of the worst effects of prosperity to make a man a vortex instead of a fountain; so that, instead of throwing out, he learns only to draw in. Henry Ward Beecher
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The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. Henry Ward Beecher
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Love is more just than justice. Henry Ward Beecher
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The religion of Jesus Christ is not ascetic, nor sour, nor gloomy, nor circumscribing. It is full of sweetness in the present and in promise. Henry Ward Beecher
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The most miserable pettifogging in the world is that of a man in the court of his own consciences. Henry Ward Beecher
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As flowers carry dewdrops, trembling on the edges of the petals, and ready to fall at the first waft of wind or brush of bird, so the heart should carry its beaded words of thanksgiving; and at the first breath of heavenly flavor, let down the shower, perfumed with the heart's gratitude. Henry Ward Beecher
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Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else. Henry Ward Beecher
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The monkey is an organized sarcasm upon the human race. Henry Ward Beecher
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True obedience is true freedom. Henry Ward Beecher
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Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed. Henry Ward Beecher
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It usually takes a hundred years to make a law, and then, after it has done its work; it usually takes a hundred years to get rid of it. Henry Ward Beecher
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Next to victory, there is nothing so sweet as defeat, if only the right adversary overcomes you. Henry Ward Beecher
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Learning, to be of much use, must have a tendency to spread itself among the common people. Henry Ward Beecher
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If we would have anything of benefit, we must earn it, and earning it become shrewd, inventive, ingenious, active, enterprising. Henry Ward Beecher
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Our sweetest experiences of affection are meant to be suggestions of that realm which is the home of the heart. Henry Ward Beecher
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Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. Henry Ward Beecher
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A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself Henry Ward Beecher
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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. Henry Ward Beecher
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Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles. Henry Ward Beecher
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Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty. Henry Ward Beecher
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Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is sometimes of God's mercy that men in the eager pursuit of worldly aggrandizement are baffled; for they are very like a train going down an inclined plane, - putting on the brake is not pleasant, but it keeps the car on the track. Henry Ward Beecher
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Conceited men often seem a harmless kind of men, who, by an overweening self-respect, relieve other from the duty of respecting them at all. Henry Ward Beecher
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Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock. Henry Ward Beecher
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Fear is a kind of bell... it is the soul's signal for rallying. Henry Ward Beecher
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Humor is, however, nearer right than any emotion we have. Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes. Henry Ward Beecher
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Any law that takes hold of a man's daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life. Henry Ward Beecher
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There are a great many doors open; but a door must be of a man's size or it is not meant for him. Henry Ward Beecher
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The little troubles and worries of life may be as stumbling blocks in our way, or we may make them stepping-stones to a nobler character and to Heaven. Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. Henry Ward Beecher
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No man ever learned to love God with all his heart, and his neighbour as himself, in a day. Henry Ward Beecher
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The head learns new things, but the heart forevermore practices old experiences. Henry Ward Beecher
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A lie always needs a truth for a handle to it. Henry Ward Beecher
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When a man says that he is perfect already, there is only one of two places for him, and that is heaven or the lunatic asylum. Henry Ward Beecher
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God bless the good-natured, for they bless everybody else. Henry Ward Beecher
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That is the best baptism that leaves the man cleanest inside. Henry Ward Beecher
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Beauty may be said to be God's trademark in creation. Henry Ward Beecher
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When the old creeds are threadbare, and worn through, And all too narrow for the broadening soul, Give me the fine, firm texture of the new, Fair, beautiful and whole! Henry Ward Beecher
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What could make me love my fellow Christian better than to see that God loves us all as we were all one soul? Henry Ward Beecher
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When a church is faithless to its duties, the real church is outside its walls, in the community. Henry Ward Beecher
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Debt rolls a man over and over, binding him hand and foot, and letting him hang upon the fatal mesh until the long-legged interest devours him. Henry Ward Beecher
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Unfruitful emotion is to be suspected. Feeling acts as an impulse, as a spur, as a spring, and when feelings are excited, and they put nothing forward, they are sometimes even dangerous to a man. Henry Ward Beecher
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Genius is a steed too fiery for the plow or the cart. Henry Ward Beecher
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Some men think that the globe is a sponge that God puts into their hands to squeeze for their own garden or flower-pot. Henry Ward Beecher
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No grief has a right to immortality. That ground belongs to joy, to hope, to faith. Henry Ward Beecher
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Men are not put into this world to be everlastingly played on by the harping fingers of joy. Henry Ward Beecher
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There are multitudes of persons whose idea of liberty is the right to do what they please, instead of the right of doing that which is lawful and best. Henry Ward Beecher
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Life is full of amusement to an amusing man. Henry Ward Beecher
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As the cream abandons the milk from which it took its life, and rises to the top and rides there, so men, because they are richer than those around about them, separate themselves, and all mankind below them they regard as skim milk. Henry Ward Beecher
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Perverted pride is a great misfortune in men; but pride in its original function, for which God created it, is indispensable to a proper manhood. Henry Ward Beecher
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