Henry Ward Beecher quote

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“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

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is, that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Adversity, if for no other reason, is of benefit, since it is sure to bring a season of sober reflection. People see clearer at such times. Storms purify the atmosphere.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Now comes the mystery! (last words)”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“No man is more cheated than the selfish man.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on the proper occasions.” Henry Ward Beecher”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“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

“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the mother for the child.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Books are the windows through which the soul looks out.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“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

“I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.”
Personality Fear
-Henry Ward Beecher

“No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is in the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Alas! Where is human nature so weak as in the book-store?”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“A little library, growing larger every year, is an honourable part of a man’s history. It is a man’s duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the week.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Pride slays thanksgiving … A prideful man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will and the other from a strong won’t”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Whatever is almost true is quite false, and among the most dangerous of errors, because being so near truth, it is more likely to lead astray.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“If men had wings and bore black feathers, Few of them would be clever enough to be crows.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“No emotion, any more than a wave, can long retain its own individual form.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A home without books is like a room without windows.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“There is a temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“A little library, growing larger every year, is an honorable part of a man’s possessions. A library is not a luxury. It is one of the necessities of a full life.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“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

“God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not a choice. You must take it. The only question is how.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them – the whole leaf and root tribe.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“A mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Each book has a secret history of ways and means.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them – the senses, intelligent companions, and books.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Death is the dropping of the flower, that the fruit may, swell.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“The indolent mind is not empty, but full of vermin.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Well married, a man is winged—ill-matched, he is shackled.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“The first hour of the morning, is the rudder of the day.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Every artist dips his brush into his own soul.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Love is the river of life in the world.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Every writer dips his brush into his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

fifteen − four =