Henry Ward Beecher Quotes & Wallpapers

Henry Ward Beecher
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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. Henry Ward Beecher
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Well-married, a man is winged; ill-matched, he is shackled. Henry Ward Beecher
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Live for the other life. Endure as seeing Him who is invisible. Work by faith; work by hope; work by love; work by courage; work by trust; work by the sweet side of your mind; and so be like Christ, until you dwell with Him. Henry Ward Beecher
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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. Henry Ward Beecher
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The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. Henry Ward Beecher
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Love is the river of life in the world. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. Henry Ward Beecher
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Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. Henry Ward Beecher
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The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. Henry Ward Beecher
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The dog is the god of frolic. Henry Ward Beecher
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Faith is spiritualized imagination. Henry Ward Beecher
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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? Henry Ward Beecher
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There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred. Henry Ward Beecher
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Suffering is part of the divine idea. Henry Ward Beecher
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No man can tell if he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. Henry Ward Beecher
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Affliction comes to us all, not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but to make us wise; not to make us despondent, but by its darkness to refresh us as the night refreshes the day; not to impoverish, but to enrich us Henry Ward Beecher
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He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds. Henry Ward Beecher
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Nothing can be more airy and beautiful than the transparent seed-globe-a fairy dome of splendid architecture. Henry Ward Beecher
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Nothing marks the change from the city to the country so much as the absence of grinding noises. The country is never silent. But its sounds are separate, distinct, and as it were, articulate. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm - it can creep, but it cannot fly. Henry Ward Beecher
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The imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization. It is the very eye of faith. Henry Ward Beecher
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The reason that men are so slow to confess their vices is because they have not yet abandoned them. Henry Ward Beecher
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A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind. Henry Ward Beecher
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A mother has, perhaps, the hardest earthly lot; and yet no mother worthy of the name ever gave herself thoroughly for her child who did not feel that, after all, she reaped what she had sown. Henry Ward Beecher
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Business men are to be pitied who do not recognize the fact that the largest side of their secular business is benevolence. ... No man ever manages a legitimate business in this life without doing indirectly far more for other men than he is trying to do for himself. Henry Ward Beecher
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Most of the debts of Europe represent condensed drops of blood. Henry Ward Beecher
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Many men want wealth,-not a competence alone, but a live-story competence. Everything subserves this; and religion they would like as a sort of lightning-rod to their houses, to ward off by and by the bolts of Divine wrath. Henry Ward Beecher
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Women are a new race, recreated since the world received Christianity. Henry Ward Beecher
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Nothing is orderly till man takes hold of it. Everything in creation lies around loose. Henry Ward Beecher
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Walking humbly, you are more of a man than you were when you walked proudly. Henry Ward Beecher
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No man is more cheated than the selfish man. Henry Ward Beecher
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Hope is sweet-minded and sweet-eyed. It draws pictures; it weaves fancies; it fills the future with delight. Henry Ward Beecher
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All work and no plagiarism makes for dull sermons! Henry Ward Beecher
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If one asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him: It means all that the Constitution of our people, organizing for justice, for liberty, and for happiness, meant. Our flag carries American ideas, American history and American feelings. This American flag was the safeguard of liberty. It was an ordinance of liberty by the people, for the people. That it meant, that it means, and, by the blessing of God, that it shall mean to the end of time! Henry Ward Beecher
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It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices. Henry Ward Beecher
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Like a bird she seems to wear gay plumage unconsciously, as if it grew upon her. Henry Ward Beecher
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To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them - the whole leaf and root tribe. Not alone when they are in their glory, but in whatever state they are - in leaf, or rimed with frost, or powdered with snow, or crystal-sheathed in ice, or in severe outline stripped and bare against a November sky - we love them. Henry Ward Beecher
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Temptations are enemies outside the castle seeking entrance. If there be no false retainer within who holds treacherous parley, there can scarcely be even an offer. Henry Ward Beecher
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A coat that is not used, the moths eat; and a Christian who is hung up so that he shall not be tempted-the moths eat him; and they have poor food at that. Henry Ward Beecher
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Nobody ever sees truth except in fragments. Henry Ward Beecher
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Death is the dropping of the flower, that the fruit may swell. Henry Ward Beecher
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These appetites are very humiliating weaknesses. That our grace depends so largely upon animal condition is not quite flattering to those who are hyperspiritual. Henry Ward Beecher
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It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun. Henry Ward Beecher
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I met a brother who, describing a friend of his, said he was like a man who had dropped a bottle and broken it; and put all the pieces in his bosom, where they were cutting him perpetually. Henry Ward Beecher
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The body is like a piano, and happiness is like music. It is needful to have the instrument in good order. Henry Ward Beecher
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Success is full of promise till a man gets it; and then it is last year's nest from which the birds have flown. 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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Whatever is only almost true is quite false, and among the most dangerous of errors, because being so near truth, it is the more likely to lead astray. Henry Ward Beecher
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The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. Henry Ward Beecher
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Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart. Henry Ward Beecher
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Whatever is almost true is quite false, and among the most dangerous of errors, because being so near truth, it is more likely to lead astray. Henry Ward Beecher
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An ambition which has conscience in it will always be a laborious and faithful engineer, and will build the road, and bridge the chasms between itself and eminent success by the most faithful and minute performances of duty. Henry Ward Beecher
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A babe is nothing but a bundle of possibilities. 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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Death is the Christian's vacation morning. School is out. It is time to go home. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is an ugly kind of forgiveness in this world-a kind of hedgehog forgiveness, shot out like quills. Henry Ward Beecher
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The mischiefs of anarchy have been equaled by the mischiefs of government. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is no right more universal and more sacred, because lying so near the root of existence, than the right of men to their own labor. Henry Ward Beecher
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What if the leaves were to fall a-weeping, and say, "It will be so painful for us to be pulled from our stalks, when autumn comes?" Foolish fear! Summer goes, and autumn succeeds. The glory of death is upon the leaves; and the gentlest breeze that blows takes them softly and silently from the bough, and they float slowly down, like fiery sparks, upon the moss. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is no man that lives who does not need to be drilled, disciplined, and developed into something higher and nobler and better than he is by nature. Life is one prolonged birth. Henry Ward Beecher
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Love is the medicine of all moral evil. By it the world is to be cured of sin. Henry Ward Beecher
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Even a liar tells a hundred truths to one lie; he has to, to make the lie good for anything. Henry Ward Beecher
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A lie is a very short wick in a very small lamp. The oil of reputation is very soon sucked up and gone. And just as soon as a man is known to lie, he is like a two-foot pump in a hundred-foot well. He cannot touch bottom at all. Henry Ward Beecher
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Miracles are like candles lit up until the sun rises, and then blown out. Therefore, I am amused when I hear sects and churches talk about having evidence of Divine authority because they have miracles. Miracles in our time are like candles in the street at midday. We do not want miracles. They are to teach men how to find out truths themselves; and after they have learned this, they no more need them than a well man needs a staff, or a grown-up child needs a walking-stool. Henry Ward Beecher
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Nature would be scarcely worth a puff of the empty wind if it were not that all Nature is but a temple, of which God is the brightness and the glory. Henry Ward Beecher
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Indifference in religion is more fatal than skepticism. There is no pulse in indifference; skepticism may have warm blood. Henry Ward Beecher
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