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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

I hope you find these Henry Ward Beecher Quotes inspiring and motivational.

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

Related topics: Positive Spiritual

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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


 

The unthankful heart... 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

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- 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 canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher


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We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom,
but it is always on her heart.
- 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

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- 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 mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The dog is the god of frolic.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy,
is government.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you.
Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Good nature is worth more than knowledge,
more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Laughter is day, and sobriety is night;
a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both,
more bewitching than either.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The moment an ill can be patiently handled,
it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The humblest individual exerts some influence,
either for good or evil, upon others.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

We steal if we touch tomorrow.
It is God's.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which
to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly;
more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet,
than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people,
who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all,
and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore;
So much the better,
you may laugh the more.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.
- 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

Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You have come into a hard world.
I know of only one easy place in it,
and that is the grave.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The most dangerous people are the ignorant.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers,
but for the wide world's joy.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Suffering is part of the divine idea.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To become an able and successful man in any profession,
three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Law represents the effort of man to organize society;
governments,
the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
- Henry Ward Beecher

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts
by the attraction of his own.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is,
he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
- Henry Ward Beecher


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