Henry Ward Beecher Quotes & Wallpapers

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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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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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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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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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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Affliction comes to us all not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but wise; not to make us despondent, but by its darkness to refresh us, as the night refreshes the day; not to impoverish, but to enrich us, as the plough enriches the field. Henry Ward Beecher
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Interest works night and day, in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth. Henry Ward Beecher
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We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents. Henry Ward Beecher
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Work is not the curse, but drudgery is. Henry Ward Beecher
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... commerce dies the moment, and is sick in the degree in which men cannot trust each other. Henry Ward Beecher
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And what the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way to the coffin. Henry Ward Beecher
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Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. Henry Ward Beecher
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We sleep, but the loom of life never stops and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when the sun comes up tomorrow. Henry Ward Beecher
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Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men. Henry Ward Beecher
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I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying I will not forgive. A forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note, torn in two and burned up, so that it never can be shown against the man. Henry Ward Beecher
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Find out what your temptations are, and you will find out largely what you are yourself. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is a power in the human mind ... to see things as they are ... but there is equally a power to see things as they might be. Henry Ward Beecher
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Prayer is often an argument of laziness: "Lord, my temper gives me a vast deal of inconvenience, and it would be a great task for me to correct it; and wilt thou be pleased to correct it for me, that I may get along easier?" If prayer was answered under such circumstances, independent of action of natural laws, it would be paying a premium on indolence. Henry Ward Beecher
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A cup of coffee - real coffee - home-browned, home ground, home made, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to a golden bronze as you temper it with cream that never cheated, but was real cream from its birth, thick, tenderly yellow, perfect! Henry Ward Beecher
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We under no circumstances know the appreciate of your parent till we develop into dad and mom ourselves. 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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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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Men can make an idol of the Bible. Henry Ward Beecher
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We are not to make the ideas of contentment and aspiration quarrel, for God made them fast friends. A man may aspire, and yet be quite content until it is time to raise; and both flying and resting are but parts of one contentment. The very fruit of the gospel is aspiration. It is to the heart what spring is to the earth, making every root, and bud, and bough desire to be more. Henry Ward Beecher
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Many a man has been dined out of his religion, and his politics, and his manhood, almost. 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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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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If you attempt to beat a man down and to 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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People of too much sentiment are like fountains, whose overflow keeps a disagreeable puddle about them. Henry Ward Beecher
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Heaven answers with us the same purpose that the tuning-fork does with musicians. Our affections, the whole orchestra of them, are apt to get below the concert-pitch; and we take heaven to tune our hearts by. Henry Ward Beecher
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The law is a battery, which protects all that is behind it, but sweeps with destruction all that is outside. Henry Ward Beecher
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If we are like Christ, we shall seek, not to absorb, but to reflect the light which falls upon others, and thus we shall become pure and spotless. Henry Ward Beecher
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Love, in this world, is like a seed taken from the tropics, and planted where the winter comes too soon; and it cannot spread itself in flower-clusters and wide-twining vines, so that the whole air is filled with the perfume thereof. But there is to be another summer for it yet. Care for the root now, and God will care for the top by and by. Henry Ward Beecher
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Nothing goes far which has not the wings of love to make it buoyant, so that it can fly. Henry Ward Beecher
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Loving is like music. Some instruments can go up two octaves, some four, and some all the way from black thunder to sharp lightning. As some of them are susceptible only of melody, so some hearts can sing but one song of love, while others will fun in a full choral harmony. Henry Ward Beecher
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When there is love in the heart, there are rainbows in the eyes, which cover every black cloud with gorgeous hues. Henry Ward Beecher
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A lie always needs a truth for a handle to it. The worst lies are those whose blade is false, but whose handle is true. Henry Ward Beecher
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There is an equator that runs just under the nose: all that live below the equator are animals; all that live above it are men. Henry Ward Beecher
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