Henry Ward Beecher Quotes & Wallpapers

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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No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is no greater crime than to stand between a man and his development; to take any law or institution and put it around him like a collar, and fasten it there, so that as he grows and enlarges, he presses against it till he suffocates and dies. 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 thin loves to die in bright colors. Henry Ward Beecher
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The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. Henry Ward Beecher
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Never be grandiloquent when you want to drive home a searching truth. Don't whip with a switch that has the leaves on, if you want it to tingle. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man that has lost moral sense is like a man in battle with both of his legs shot off: he has nothing to stand on. Henry Ward Beecher
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Do not 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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The aster has not wasted spring and summer because it has not blossomed. It has been all the time preparing for what is to follow, and in autumn it is the glory of the field, and only the frost lays it low. So there are many people who must live forty or fifty years, and have the crude sap of their natural dispositions changed and sweetened before the blossoming time can come; but their lives have not been wasted. 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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Astronomers have built telescopes which can show myriads of stars unseen before; but when a man looks through a tear in his own eye, that is a lens which opens reaches into the unknown, and reveals orbs which no telescope, however skilfully constructed, could do. Henry Ward Beecher
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The tidal wave of God's providence is carrying liberty throughout the globe. Henry Ward Beecher
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O never harm the dreaming world, the world of green, the world of leaves, but let its million palms unfold the adoration of the trees Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that. Henry Ward Beecher
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Some men are like pyramids, which are very broad where they touch the ground, but grow narrow as they reach the sky. Henry Ward Beecher
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God's grace is the oil that fills the lamp of love. 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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The call to religion is not a call to be better than your fellows, but to be better than yourself. Religion is relative to the individual. Henry Ward Beecher
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Nature holds an immense uncollected debt over every man's head. Henry Ward Beecher
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Some of God's noblest sons, I think, will be selected from those that know how to take wealth, with all its temptations, and maintain godliness therewith. It is hard to be a saint standing in a golden niche. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is no part of government which cannot better suffer derangement than the ballot. If you strike the ballot with disease, it is heart disease. Henry Ward Beecher
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The morbid states of health, the irritableness of disposition arising from unstrung nerves, the impatience, the crossness, the fault-finding of men, who, full of morbid influences, are unhappy themselves, and throw the cloud of their troubles like a dark shadow upon others, teach us what eminent duty there is in health. 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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There are many persons who look on Sunday as a sponge to wipe out the sins of the week Henry Ward Beecher
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Each book has a secret history of ways and means. Henry Ward Beecher
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If one should give me a dish of sand, and tell me there were particles of iron in it, I might look for them with my eyes, and search for them with my clumsy fingers, and be unable to detect them; but let me take a magnet and sweep through it, and how would it draw to itself the almost invisible particles by the mere power of attraction. The unthankful heart, like my finger in the sand, discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day, and as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some Heavenly blessings... 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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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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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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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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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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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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Religion would save a man; Christ would make him worth saving. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every man is full of music; but it is not every man that knows how to bring it out. Henry Ward Beecher
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We are apt to believe in Providence so long as we have our own way; but if things go awry, then we think, if there is a God, he is in heaven, and not on earth. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is nothing which vanity does not desecrate. Henry Ward Beecher
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