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Henry Ward Beecher
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The highest order that was ever instituted on earth is the order of faith. Henry Ward Beecher
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Heaven is a place of restless activity, the abode of never-tiring thought. Henry Ward Beecher
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Morality must always precede and accompany religion, and yet religion is much more than morality. Henry Ward Beecher
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Selfishness at the expense of others happiness is demonism. Henry Ward Beecher
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Anger is a bow that will shoot sometimes where another feeling will not. Henry Ward Beecher
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Many of our troubles are God dragging us, and they would end if we would stand upon our feet and go whither He would have us go. Henry Ward Beecher
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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
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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
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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
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A library is but the soul's burial-ground. It is the land of shadows. Henry Ward Beecher
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No town can fail of beauty, though its walks were gutters and its houses hovels, if venerable trees make magnificent colonnades along its streets. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man who does not love praise is not a full man. Henry Ward Beecher
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God asks no man whether he will accept life. This is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how. Henry Ward Beecher
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Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. Henry Ward Beecher
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When a man says that he is perfect already, there are only two places for him, and that is heaven or the lunatic asylum. Henry Ward Beecher
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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
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The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences. Henry Ward Beecher
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Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. Henry Ward Beecher
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A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never. Henry Ward Beecher
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Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself. Henry Ward Beecher
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To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. Henry Ward Beecher
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Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more. Henry Ward Beecher
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The most dangerous people are the ignorant. Henry Ward Beecher
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The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic. Henry Ward Beecher
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O Lord God, we pray that we may be inspired to nobleness of life in the least things. May we dignify all our daily life. May we set such a sacredness upon every part of our life, that nothing shall be trivial, nothing unimportant, and nothing dull, in the daily round. Henry Ward Beecher
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That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all. Henry Ward Beecher
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Flowers may beckon todwards us, but they speak todward heaven and God. Henry Ward Beecher
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Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others are plain, honest and upright, like the broad faced sunflower and the hollyhock. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is sometimes of God's mercy that men in the eager pursuit of worldly aggrandizement are baffled; for they are very like a train going down an inclined plane - putting on the brake is not pleasant, but it keeps the car on the track and from ruin. Henry Ward Beecher
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As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake, and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them. Henry Ward Beecher
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Rich men are to bear the infirmities of the poor, and wise are to bear the mistakes of the ignorant. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is an army of waiters in this world. Henry Ward Beecher
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Someone calls biography the home aspect of history. Henry Ward Beecher
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It is the triumph of civilization that at last communities have obtained such a mastery over natural laws that they drive and control them. The winds, the water, electricity, all aliens that in their wild form were dangerous, are now controlled by human will, and are made useful servants. Henry Ward Beecher
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Some people are so dry that you might soak them in a joke for a month and it would not get through their skins. Henry Ward Beecher
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A dull ax never loves grindstones. 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. We should live for the future, and yet find our life in the fidelities of the present; the last is only the method of the first. Henry Ward Beecher
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All the wide world is but the husbandry of God for the development of the one fruit-man. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every man carries a menagerie in himself; and, by stirring him up all around, you will find every sort of animal represented there. Henry Ward Beecher
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All higher motives, ideals, conceptions, sentiments in a man are of no account if they do not come forward to strengthen him for the better discharge of the duties which devolve upon him in the ordinary affairs of life. Henry Ward Beecher
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Blessed are the happiness makers. Blessed are they who know how to shine on one's gloom with their cheer. Henry Ward Beecher
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Intelligence increases mere physical ability one half. The use of the head abridges the labor of the hands. Henry Ward Beecher
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I would rather speak the truth to ten men than blandishments and lying to a million. Try it, ye who think there is nothing in it! Try what it is to speak with God behind you, to speak so as to be only the arrow in the bow which the Almighty draws. Henry Ward Beecher
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It takes a man to make a devil; and the fittest man for such a purpose is a snarling, waspish, red-hot, fiery creditor. Henry Ward Beecher
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To do good work a man should no doubt be industrious. To do great work he must certainly be idle a well. Henry Ward Beecher
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Not another flag has such an errand, carrying everywhere, the world around, such hope for freedom such glorious tidings. Henry Ward Beecher
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Memory can glean, but can never renew. It brings us joys faint as is the perfume of the flowers, faded and dried, of the summer that is gone. Henry Ward Beecher
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Men's best successes come after their disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher
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I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more. Henry Ward Beecher
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A conservative young man has wound up his life before it was unreeled. We expect old men to be conservative; but when a nation's young men are so, its funeral bell is already rung. Henry Ward Beecher
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There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousand 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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We will never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents. Henry Ward Beecher
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We sleep, but the loom of live never stops and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up to-morrow. Henry Ward Beecher
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A man should fear when he enjoys only what good he does publicly. Is it not the publicity, rather than the charity, that he loves? Henry Ward Beecher
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No man is such a conqueror as the man who has defeated himself. Henry Ward Beecher
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If you are idle, you are on the road to ruin; and there are few stopping-places upon it. It is rather a precipice than a road. Henry Ward Beecher
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A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole week. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is an army of memorable sufferers who suffer inwardly and not outwardly. The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly. More heroism has there been displayed in the household and in the closet, I think, than on the most memorable military battlefields of history. Henry Ward Beecher
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Flowers may beckon towards us, but they speak toward heaven and God. Henry Ward Beecher
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Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low. Henry Ward Beecher
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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Henry Ward Beecher
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If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost. Henry Ward Beecher
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No church can be prospered in which all the ministration comes from the pulpit. Henry Ward Beecher
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There are not anywhere else so many ways of trickery, so many false lights, so many veils, so many guises, so many illusive deceits, as are practiced in every man's conscience in respect to his motives, thoughts, feelings, conduct, and character. Henry Ward Beecher
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We rejoice in God since he has taught us that every thing which is true in us, is but a faint expression of what is in him. And thus all our joys become to us the echo of higher joys, and our very life is as a dream of that nobler life, to which we shall awaken when we die. Henry Ward Beecher
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Blessed are the happiness-makers! Blessed are they that take away attritions, that remove friction, that make the courses of life smooth, and the intercourse of men gentle! Henry Ward Beecher
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When leisure is a selfish luxury, its very activity, when it stirs, is apt to be only a kind of indolence taking exercise, that it may the better digest its selfishness. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is not on earth so base a knave as the man who wins the love of a woman when he knows that he cannot or ought not to requite it. Henry Ward Beecher
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