Henry Ward Beecher Quotes


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.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Rain! Whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
We should so live and labor in our times that what came to us as seed may go to the next generation as blossom, and what came to us as blossom may go to them as fruit. This expresses the true spirit in the love of mankind.
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness - or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.
A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track... an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
It is not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned. It is not what we intend but what we do that makes us useful. And, it is not a few faint wishes but a lifelong struggle that makes us valiant.

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