Henry Ward Beecher Quotes & Wallpapers

Henry Ward Beecher
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There is a dew in one flower and not in another, because one opens in cup and takes it in, while the other closes itself, and the drops run off. God rains His goodness and mercy as widespread as the dew, and if we lack them, it is because we will not open our hearts to receive them. Henry Ward Beecher
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God planted fear in the soul as truly as he planted hope and courage. It is a kind of bell or gong, which rings the mind into quick life and avoidance on the approach of danger. It is the soul's signal for rallying. Henry Ward Beecher
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A door that seems to stand open must be a man's size, or it is not the door that Providence means for him. Henry Ward Beecher
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Going out into life - that is dying. Christ is the door out of life. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every child walks into existence through the golden gate of love. Henry Ward Beecher
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Let the day have a blessed baptism by giving your first waking thoughts into the bosom of God. The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. Henry Ward Beecher
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Laws and institutions are constantly tending to gravitate. Like clocks, they must be occasionally cleansed, and wound up, and set to true time. Henry Ward Beecher
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If you attempt to beat a man down and to get his goods for less than a fair price, you are attempting to commit burglary, as much as though you broke into his shop to take the things without paying for them. There is cheating on both sides of the counter and generally less behind it than before it. Henry Ward Beecher
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October is nature's funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming - October than May. Every green thing loves to die in bright colors. Henry Ward Beecher
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Books are the true metempsychosis, - they are the symbol and presage of immortality. The dead men are scattered, and none shall find them. Behold they are here! they do but sleep. Henry Ward Beecher
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A Christianity which will not help those who are struggling from the bottom to the top of society needs another Christ to die for it. Henry Ward Beecher
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Let it ever be the most joyful and praiseful day of the seven. Henry Ward Beecher
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Of all earthly music that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart. Henry Ward Beecher
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Adversity, if for no, other reason, is of benefit, since it is sure to bring a season of sober reflection. Men see clearer at such time. Storms purify the atmosphere. Henry Ward Beecher
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Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry. Henry Ward Beecher
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A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. Henry Ward Beecher
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He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. Henry Ward Beecher
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Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. Henry Ward Beecher
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God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness. Henry Ward Beecher
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Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown. Henry Ward Beecher
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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. Henry Ward Beecher
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All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. Henry Ward Beecher
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The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success. Henry Ward Beecher
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If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere. Henry Ward Beecher
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You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave. Henry Ward Beecher
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Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. Henry Ward Beecher
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Beauty is God's trademark in creation. Henry Ward Beecher
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The Bible is the most betrashed book in the world. Coming to it through commentaries is much like looking at a landscape through garret windows, over which generations of unmolested spiders have spun their webs. Henry Ward Beecher
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In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. Henry Ward Beecher
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There are joys which long to be ours Henry Ward Beecher
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I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck. Henry Ward Beecher
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The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going, and going that way. Henry Ward Beecher
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The way to avoid evil is not by maiming our passions, but by compelling them to yield their vigor to our moral nature. Henry Ward Beecher
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Grim care, moroseness, anxiety-all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. Mirth is God's medicine. Henry Ward Beecher
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Life would be a perpetual flea hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, and insinuations and misrepresentations which are uttered against him. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is not what we read, but what we remember, that makes us learned. It is not what we intend, but what we do that makes us useful. It is not a few faint wishes, but a life long struggle, that makes us valiant. Henry Ward Beecher
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When our children die, we drop them into the unknown, shuddering with fear. We know that they go out from us, and we stand, and pity, and wonder. If we receive news, that a hundred thousand dollars had been left them by some one dying, we should be thrown into an ecstasy of rejoicing; but when they have gone home to God, we stand, and mourn, and pine, and wonder at the mystery of Providence. Henry Ward Beecher
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No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils. Henry Ward Beecher
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You are not called to be a canary in a cage. You are called to be an eagle, and to fly sun to sun, over continents. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page Henry Ward Beecher
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Truths are first clouds; then rain, then harvest and food. Henry Ward Beecher
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No man can tell another his faults so as to benefit him, unless he loves him. Henry Ward Beecher
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Mountains of gold would not seduce some men, yet flattery would break them down. Henry Ward Beecher
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Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong. Henry Ward Beecher
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In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot. Henry Ward Beecher
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The strong are God's natural protectors of the weak. Henry Ward Beecher
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He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause. Henry Ward Beecher
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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. Henry Ward Beecher
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A law is valuable not because it is law, but because there is right in it. Henry Ward Beecher
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Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains. Henry Ward Beecher
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Spreading Christianity abroad is sometimes an excuse for not having it at home. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man is a great bundle of tools. He is born into this life without the knowledge of how to use them. Education is the process of learning their use. Henry Ward Beecher
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Men who stand on any other foundation than the rock Christ Jesus are like birds that build in trees by the side of rivers. The bird sings in the branches, and the river sings below, but all the while the waters are undermining the soil about the roots, till, in some unsuspected hour, the tree falls with a crash into the stream; and then its nest is sunk, its home is gone, and the bird is a wanderer. Henry Ward Beecher
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Our life is in the loom; it rolls up and is hidden as fast as it is woven. It is to be taken out of the loom only when we leave this world; then only shall we see the pattern. Henry Ward Beecher
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Love is the wine of existence. When you have taken that, you have taken the most precious drop that there is in the cluster. Henry Ward Beecher
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Very few men acquire wealth in such a manner as to receive pleasure from it. Just as long as there is the enthusiasm of the chase they enjoy it; but when they begin to look around, and think of settling down, they find that that part by which joy enters is dead in them. They have spent their lives in heaping up colossal piles of treasure, which stand, at the end, like the pyramids in the desert sands, holding only the dust of kings. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is so much that is deaf and dumb in man, and so much that is paralyzed, so much that is shrunken, that nothing short of a miraculous touch of re-creation can make them at death perfect beings. Henry Ward Beecher
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Now, men think, with regard to their conduct, that, if they were to lift themselves up gigantically and commit some crashing sin, they should never be able to hold up their heads; but they will harbor in their souls little sins, which are piercing and eating them away to inevitable ruin. Henry Ward Beecher
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This world is magnificent for strangers and pilgrims, but miserable for residents. Henry Ward Beecher
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Socially we are woven into the fabric of society, where every man is like one thread in a piece of cloth. No single thread has a right to say, "I will stay here no longer," and draw out. No man has a right to make a hole in the well-woven fabric of society. Henry Ward Beecher
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No people are so easy to govern as the intelligent, and none are so hard to govern as the ignorant. Henry Ward Beecher
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We cannot have right virtue without right conditions. Henry Ward Beecher
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Too much looking backward ... is bad for progress. Henry Ward Beecher
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The best stock a man can invest in, is the stock of a farm; the best shares are plow shares; and the best banks are the fertile banks of a rural stream; the more these are broken the better dividends they pay. Henry Ward Beecher
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October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month. Henry Ward Beecher
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A conservative young man has wound up his life before it was unreeled. We expect old men to be conservative but when a nation's young men are so, its funeral bell is already rung. Henry Ward Beecher
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The diameter of each day is measured by the stretch of thought - not by the rising and setting of the sun. Henry Ward Beecher
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Affliction comes to the believer not to make him sad, but sober; not to make him sorry, but wise. Even as the plow enriches the field so that the seed is multiplied a thousandfold, so affliction should magnify our joy and increase our spiritual harvest. Henry Ward Beecher
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Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years. Henry Ward Beecher
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Men are like trees: each one must put forth the leaf that is created in him. Henry Ward Beecher
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