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Henry Ward Beecher
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A cobweb is as good as the mightiest cable when there is strain upon it. Henry Ward Beecher
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We are never ripe till we have been made so by suffering. Henry Ward Beecher
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Good-humor makes all things tolerable 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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A little library, growing every year, is an honorable part of a man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. 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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When young men or women are beginning life, the most important period, it is often said, is that in which their habits are formed. That is a very important period. But the period in which the ideals of the young are formed and adopted is more important still. For the ideal with which you go forward to measure things determines the nature, so far as you are concerned, of everything you meet. Henry Ward Beecher
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Storms purify the atmosphere. Henry Ward Beecher
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Christianity works while infidelity talks. She feeds the hungry, clothes the naked, visits and cheers the sick, and seeks the lost, while infidelity abuses her and babbles nonsense and profanity. 'By their fruits ye shall know them.' Henry Ward Beecher
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The methods by which men have met and conquered trouble, or been slain by it, are the same in every age. Some have floated on the sea, and trouble carried them on its surface as the sea carries cork. Some have sunk at once to the bottom as foundering ships sink. Some have run away from their own thoughts. Some have coiled themselves up into a stoical indifference. Some have braved the trouble, and defied it. Some have carried it as a tree does a wound, until by new wood it can overgrow and cover the old gash. Henry Ward Beecher
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Christ certainly did come to destroy the law and the prophets. Henry Ward Beecher
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Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty-how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes. 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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Love is the world's river of life 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. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes - openly bad and secretly bad. Henry Ward Beecher
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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. 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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Poverty is very good in poems, but it is very bad in a house. It is very good in maxims and in sermons, but it is very bad in practical life. 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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Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the elements of disease and bring new elements of health; and where free speech is stopped, miasma is bred, and death comes fast. Henry Ward Beecher
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If you attempt to beat a man down and so 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. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is not a time that you walk through the street, when if you employed your senses, you would not learn something worthwhile. Henry Ward Beecher
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There never was a person who did anything worth doing, who did not receive more than he gave. 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 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 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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There are persons so radiant, so genial, so kind, so pleasure-bearin g, that you instinctively feel in their presence that they do you good; whose coming into a room is like bringing a lamp there. Henry Ward Beecher
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Though a man declares himself an atheist, it in no way alters his obligations. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every fresh act of benevolence is the herald of deeper satisfaction; every charitable act a stepping-stone towards heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
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Men of dissolute lives have little incentive to look forward to the hopes and glories of immortality. A due conception of these would be incompatible with such a life. Henry Ward Beecher
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Any law that takes hold of a mans 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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The elms of New England! They are as much a part of her beauty as the columns of the Parthenon were the glory of its architecture. Henry Ward Beecher
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Trouble teaches men how much there is in manhood. Henry Ward Beecher
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In the family, happiness is in the ratio in which each is serving the others, seeking one another's good, and bearing one another's burdens. Henry Ward Beecher
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Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself. Henry Ward Beecher
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Work is not a curse, but drudgery is. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade. Henry Ward Beecher
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Prayer covers the whole of man's life. There is no thought, feeling, yearning, or desire, however low, trifling, or vulgar we may deem it, which if it affects our real interest or happiness, we may not lay before God and be sure of sympathy. Henry Ward Beecher
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Victories that come cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. Henry Ward Beecher
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Everyone has conscience enough to hate; few have religion enough to love. Henry Ward Beecher
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Nowhere else can one find so miscellaneous, so various, an amount of knowledge as is contained in a good newspaper. Henry Ward Beecher
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When a man sells eleven ounces for twelve, he makes a compact with the devil, and sells himself for the value of an ounce. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is nothing that makes more cowards and feeble men than public opinion. Henry Ward Beecher
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They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. Henry Ward Beecher
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Repentance is another name for aspiration. Henry Ward Beecher
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At the bottom of every leaf-stem is a cradle, and in it is an infant germ; the winds will rock it, the birds will sing to it all summer long, but the next season it will unfold and go alone. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause. Henry Ward Beecher
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