Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher was a theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman and reformer, and author.
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The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.

Henry Ward Beecher

A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track... an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.

Henry Ward Beecher

Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.

Henry Ward Beecher

On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens; on this side, orphans; on that, children; on this side, captives; on that, free men.

Henry Ward Beecher

That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.

Henry Ward Beecher

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.

Henry Ward Beecher

If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wrong, but the coals are.

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 dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.

Henry Ward Beecher

The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going, and going that way.

Henry Ward Beecher

God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.

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

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

Henry Ward Beecher

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the

Henry Ward Beecher

Next to ingratitude, the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.

Henry Ward Beecher

Love is the river of life in the world.

Henry Ward Beecher

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.

Henry Ward Beecher

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

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

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

When young men are beginning life, the most important period, it is often said, is that in which their habits are formed. That is a very important period. But the period in which the ideas of the young are formed and adopted is more important still. For the ideal with which you go forward to measure things determines the nature, so far as you are concerned, of everything you meet.

Henry Ward Beecher

In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occastions.

Henry Ward Beecher
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