Henry Ward Beecher Quotes & Wallpapers

Henry Ward Beecher
Total Quotes: 1085


I would much rather fight pride than vanity, because pride has a stand-up way of fighting. You know where it is. It throws its black shadow on you, and you are not at a loss where to strike. But vanity is that delusive, that insectiferous, that multiplied feeling, and men that fight vanities are like men that fight midges and butterflies. It is easier to chase them than to hit them. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

It is part and parcel of every man's life to develop beauty in himself. All perfect things have in them an element of beauty. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

I know it is more agreeable to walk upon carpets than to lie upon dungeon floors, I know it is pleasant to have all the comforts and luxuries of civilization; but he who cares only for these things is worth no more than a butterfly, contented and thoughtless, upon a morning flower; and who ever thought of rearing a tombstone to a last summer's butterfly? Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Victories that come cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Everyone has conscience enough to hate; few have religion enough to love. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Nowhere else can one find so miscellaneous, so various, an amount of knowledge as is contained in a good newspaper. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

There is nothing that makes more cowards and feeble men than public opinion. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Repentance is another name for aspiration. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

It is the end of art to inoculate men with the love of nature. But those who have a psssion for nature in the natural way, need no pictures nor gallereies. Spring is their designer, and the whole year their artist. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Of all formal things in the world, a clipped hedge is the most formal; and of all the informal things in the world, a forest tree is the most informal. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Books are not men and yet they stay alive. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a 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
Download Wallpaper:

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Whenever education and refinement carry us away from the common people, they are growing towards selfishness, which is the monster evil of the world. That is true cultivation which gives us sympathy with every form of human life, and enables us to work most successfully for its advancement. Refinement that carries us away from our fellow people is not God's refinement. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

The hunger of the eye is not to be despised; and they are to be pitied who have starvation of the eye. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

It takes longer for man to find out man than any other creature that is made. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

A man without a vote is in this land like a man without a hand. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Every city should make the common school so rich, so large, so ample, so beautiful in its endowments, and so fruitful in its results, that a private school will not be able to live under the drip of it. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

It's not work that kills [people], it is worry. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Religion would save a man; Christ would make him worth saving. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Every man is full of music; but it is not every man that knows how to bring it out. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

There is nothing which vanity does not desecrate. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

A week filled up with selfishness, and the Sabbath stuffed full of religious exercises, will make a good Pharisee, but a poor Christian. There are many persons who think Sunday is a sponge with which to wipe out the sins of the week. Now, God's altar stands from Sunday to Sunday, and the seventh day is no more for religion than any other. It is for rest. The whole seven are for religion, and one of them for rest. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Wherever you have seen God pass, mark that spot, and go and sit in that window again. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

There is a great deal more correctness of thought respecting manhood in bodily things than in moral things. For men's ideas of manhood shape themselves as the tower and spire of cathedrals do, that stand broad at the bottom, but grow tapering as they rise, and end, far up, in the finest lines, and in an evanishing point. Where they touch the ground they are most, and where they reach to the heaven they are least. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

The common schools are the stomachs of the country in which all people that come to us are assimilated within a generation. When a lion eats an ox, the lion does not become an ox but the ox becomes a lion. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Our yearnings are homesicknesses for heaven; our sighings are for God, just as children that cry themselves asleep away from home, and sob in their slumber, know not that they sob for their parents. The soul's inarticulate moanings are the affections yearning for the Infinite, and having no one to tell them what it is that ails them. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

If you want your neighbor to know what Christ will do for him, let the neighbor see what Christ has done for you. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

Trouble teaches men how much there is in manhood. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

Work is not a curse, but drudgery is. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Selfishness at the expense of others happiness is demonism. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

The more sincere we are in our belief, as a rule, the less demonstrative we are. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Cant is the twin sister of hypocrisy. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Ordinarily rivers run small at the beginning, grow broader and broader as they proceed, and become widest and deepest at the point, where they enter the sea. It is such rivers that the Christian's life is like. But the life of the mere worldly man is like those rivers in Southern Africa, which, proceeding from mountain freshets, are broad and deep at the beginning, and grow narrower and more shallow as they advance. They waster themselves by soaking into the sands, and at last they die out entirely. The farther they run the less there is of them. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

As flowers always wear their own colors and give forth their own fragrance every day alike, so should Christians maintain their character at all times and under all circumstances. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

There are many troubles which you cannot cure by the Bible and the hymn-book, but which you can cure by a good perspiration and a breath of fresh air. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

The highest order that was ever instituted on earth is the order of faith. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Heaven is a place of restless activity, the abode of never-tiring thought. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Morality must always precede and accompany religion, and yet religion is much more than morality. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

The bibliophile is the master of his books, the bibliomaniac their slave. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

The deeper men go into life, the deeper is their conviction that this life is not all. It is an unfinished symphony. A day may round out an insect's life, and a bird or a beast needs no tomorrow. Not so with him who knows that he is related to God and has felt the power of an endless life. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

A man who does not know how to be angry, does not know how to be good. Now and then a man should be shaken to the core with indignation over things evil. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

It usually takes 100 years to make a law, and then, after it's done its work, it usually takes 100 years to be rid of it. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism? Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:

A library is but the soul's burial-ground. It is the land of shadows. Henry Ward Beecher
Download Wallpaper:



<< PREVIOUS PAGE Page 7 of 16 | NEXT PAGE >
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16  


RELATED TOPICS

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes, Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes, Exsplore Henry Quotes, King Henry Quotes, Lord Henry Quotes, Matthew Henry Quotes, O Henry Quotes, Patrick Henry Quotes, Thierry Henry Quotes, Inspirational Quotes Henry Ford, Patrick Henry Constitution Quotes,