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Henry Ward Beecher
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Even a liar tells 100 truths to one lie; he has to, to make the lie good for anything. Henry Ward Beecher
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We never know the love of our parents for us until we become parents. Henry Ward Beecher
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Caution and conservatism are expected of old age; but when the young men of a nation are possessed of such a spirit, when they are afraid of the noise and strife caused by the new applications of the truth, Heaven save the land! Its funeral bell has already rung. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is not to come in any particular way, or with any particular experience, but to arise and come to your Father, and say unto Him, Father I have sinned against heaven and before Thee, and am no more worthy to be called Thy son; make me as one of Thy hired servants. Henry Ward Beecher
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No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. Henry Ward Beecher
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Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one. Henry Ward Beecher
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I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent. Henry Ward Beecher
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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. Henry Ward Beecher
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There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. Henry Ward Beecher
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Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable. Henry Ward Beecher
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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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It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. Henry Ward Beecher
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A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better. Henry Ward Beecher
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Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul. Henry Ward Beecher
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The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain. Henry Ward Beecher
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The thistle is a prince. Let any man that has an eye for beauty take a view of the whole plant, and where will he see a more expressive grace and symmetry; and where is there a more kingly flower? Henry Ward Beecher
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A love of flowers would beget early rising, industry, habits of close observation, and of reading. It would incline the mind to notice natural phenomena, and to reason upon them. It would occupy the mind with pure thoughts, and inspire a sweet and gentle enthusiasm; maintain simplicity of taste; and ... unfold in the heart an enlarged, unstraightened, ardent piety. Henry Ward Beecher
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What I spent, I had; What I kept, I lost; What I gave, I have. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. Henry Ward Beecher
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The Bible is God's chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where the harbor is, and how to reach it without running on rocks or bars. Henry Ward Beecher
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Morality is character and conduct such as is required by the circle or community in which the man's life happens to be placed. It shows how much good men require of us. Henry Ward Beecher
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Men will let you abuse them if only you will make them laugh. Henry Ward Beecher
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The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection. Henry Ward Beecher
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We not only live among men, but there are airy hosts, blessed spectators, sympathetic lookers-on, that see and know and appreciate our thoughts and feelings and acts. Henry Ward Beecher
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We go to the grave of a friend saying, "A man is dead," but angels throng about him saying, "A man is born." Henry Ward Beecher
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A babe is a mother's anchor. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man's true estate of power and riches is to be in himself; not in his dwelling or position or external relations, but in his own essential character. Henry Ward Beecher
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A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself, and a mean man, by one lower than himself. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is not a heart but has its moments of longing, yearning for something better; nobler; holier than it knows now. Henry Ward Beecher
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Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages. Just because the rains descend, and the winds blow, we cannot afford to build on shifting sands. Henry Ward Beecher
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Love is not a possession but a growth. The heart is a lamp with just oil enough to burn for an hour, and if there be no oil to put in again its light will go out. God's grace is the oil that fills the lamp of love. Henry Ward Beecher
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Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. 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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Thinking cannot be clear until it has had expression-we must write, or speak, or act our thoughts, or they will remain in half torpid form. Our feelings must have expression, or they will be as clouds, which, till they descend in rain, will never bring up fruit or flowers. So it is with all the inward feelings; expression gives them development-thought is the blossom; language is the opening bud; action the fruit behind it. Henry Ward Beecher
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Ignorance is the womb of monsters. Henry Ward Beecher
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Sorrow makes men sincere. Henry Ward Beecher
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We never know how much one loves till we know how much he is willing to endure and suffer for us; and it is the suffering element that measures love. The characters that are great must, of necessity, be characters that shall be willing, patient and strong to endure for others. To hold our nature in the willing service of another is the divine idea of manhood, of the human character. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is no liberty to men whose passions are stronger than their religious feelings; there is no liberty to men in whom ignorance predominates over knowledge; there is no liberty to men who know not how to govern themselves. Henry Ward Beecher
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A good digestion is as truly obligatory as a good conscience; pure blood is as truly a part of mankind as a pure faith; and a well ordered skin is the first condition of that cleanliness which is next to Godliness. Henry Ward Beecher
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Love is the world's river of life Henry Ward Beecher
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God sends experience to paint men's portraits. Henry Ward Beecher
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No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness - or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it. Henry Ward Beecher
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I can forgive but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I cannot forgive. Henry Ward Beecher
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At first babes feed on the mother's bosom, but always on her heart. Henry Ward Beecher
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Laws are not masters but servants, and he rules them who obeys them. Henry Ward Beecher
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Many men build as cathedrals were built, the part nearest the ground finished; but that part which soars toward heaven, the turrets and the spires, forever incomplete. Henry Ward Beecher
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The first merit of pictures is the effect which they can produce upon the mind; and the first step of a sensible man should be to receive involuntary effects from them. Pleasure and inspiration first, analysis afterward. Henry Ward Beecher
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If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall riot be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wrong, but the coals are. Henry Ward Beecher
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One should go to sleep as homesick passengers do, saying, Perhaps in the morning we shall see the shore. Henry Ward Beecher
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We go to the grave of a friend saying, A man is dead; but angels throng about him, saying, A man is born. Henry Ward Beecher
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Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine. Henry Ward Beecher
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He who would look with contempt upon the farmer's pursuit is not worthy the name of a man. Henry Ward Beecher
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The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself. 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; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth. Henry Ward Beecher
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Adversity is the mint in which God stamps upon man his image and superscription. Henry Ward Beecher
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Christians should be like a flower store: the odor of sanctity should betray them wherever they are. Henry Ward Beecher
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Some folks think that Christianity means a kind of insurance policy, and that it has little to do with this life, but that it is a very good thing when a man dies. Henry Ward Beecher
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We need not fear shipwreck when God is the pilot. Henry Ward Beecher
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Yea, though the breath of disappointment should chill the sanguine heart, Speedily gloweth it again, warmed by the live embers of hope. Henry Ward Beecher
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Troubles loom up big when they're ahead, And joys seem always sweeter when they're past. Henry Ward Beecher
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Life is a plant that grows out of death. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is no harder shield for the devil to pierce with temptation than singing with prayer. Henry Ward Beecher
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One might as well attempt to calculate mathematically the contingent forms of the tinkling bits of glass in a kaleidoscope as to look through the tube of the future and foretell its pattern. Henry Ward Beecher
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All things in the natural world symboliZe God, yet none of them speak of him but in broken and imperfect words. High above all he sits, sublimer than mountains, grander than storms, sweeter than blossoms and tender fruits, nobler than lords, truer than parents, more loving than lovers. His feet tread the lowest places of the earth; but his head is above all glory, and everywhere he is supreme. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man has no more religion than he acts out in his life. Henry Ward Beecher
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May we be satisfied with nothing that shall not have in it something of immortality. Henry Ward Beecher
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The whole of the Saviour's ministerial life, at least the part of it that stands on record, was passed in what we may call substantially a revival work. Henry Ward Beecher
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Reading is a dissuasion from immorality. Reading stands in the place of company. Henry Ward Beecher
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All the sobriety which' religion needs or requires is that which real earnestness produces. Henry Ward Beecher
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By religion I mean perfected manhood,-the quickening of the soul by the influence of the Divine Spirit. Henry Ward Beecher
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