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Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher was a theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman and reformer, and author.
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The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going, and going that way.

Henry Ward Beecher

Sorrow makes men sincere.

Henry Ward Beecher

Love is the river of life in the world.

Henry Ward Beecher

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.

Henry Ward Beecher

I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.

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

Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.

Henry Ward Beecher

Now comes the mystery.

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

It usually takes 100 years to make a law, and then, after it's done its work, it usually takes 100 years to be rid of it.

Henry Ward Beecher

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

Henry Ward Beecher

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

Henry Ward Beecher

The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.

Henry Ward Beecher

Besides anarchy, the worst thing in this world is government.

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

The Bible is God's chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where the harbor is, and how to reach it without running on rocks or bars.

Henry Ward Beecher

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.

Henry Ward Beecher

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

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

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

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what the winds are to oceans ... and where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.

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

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.

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

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