Quotations by Henry Ward Beecher

117 Found
Displaying 1 through 50


Born: Thursday, June 24, 1813
Died: Tuesday, March 8, 1887 (73 years old)
Profession: Clergyman
Nationality: American


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
(Keywords: Company, Conversation, Longing, Loquacity)

A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Purpose, Christian, Man, Nothing, School)

A church debt is the devil's salary.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Church, Debt, Devil)

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Life, Luxury)

A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Man)

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Power, Man, State)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Road, Sense)

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Man)

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Mankind)

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
(Keywords: Men, Man, Right, Temptation)

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Books, Nothing)

Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Men, Books)

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Children, Heaven)

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Children, Inconsistency)

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Appearance, Clothes, Man, Manners)

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Compassion, Cure, Will)

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Nature, Soul, Artist)

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Act, Heaven)

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Faults, Friends, Man)

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Faith, Anxiety, Tomorrow)

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Business, Morality, Successful, Man)

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Principles)

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Faith, Imagination)

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: God, Soul, Flowers)

Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Money, Cards, Gambling, Giving)

God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: God, Men, Nurses)

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
(Keywords: God, Life, Choice, Man, Will)

God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: God, Man, Motives, Will)

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Mother, God, Kisses)

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Nature, Money, Knowledge, Honor, Worth)

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Gratitude, Soul)

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 attraction of his own.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Greatness, Strength, Being, Glory, Lies, Man, Right)

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

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Poor)

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Soul, Heaven, Man, Will)

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
- 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
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Forget, Saying, Will)

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
(Keywords: People, Order, Wrong)

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Love, Worship)

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Wine)

If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Christian, Man)

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: World)

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Shadows, World)

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Success)

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Man)

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

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
(Keywords: Heart, Man)

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



Page 1 2 3 Next Page




© Copyright 2002-2019 QuoteKingdom.Com - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED