Facts about Henry Ward Beecher USA Flag

Summary

Henry Ward Beecher was a famous Clergyman from USA, who lived between June 24, 1813 and March 8, 1887. He became 73 years old.

Biography

He was a North American clergyman and social reformer, the son of Lyman Beecher and brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Beecher became the 1847 employee of the Congregational Plymouth Church in Brooklyn. He worked vigorously for the slaves emancipation, and also acted for the temperance movement and fought against political corruption. Its greatest fame he gained as a preacher.

His writings include Bible Studies (1878), Evolution and Religion (1887).

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 93 quotes who is written / told by Henry, under the main topics: Motivational, Art, Mom, Power, Faith.

Related authors: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ward_Beecher

Famous quotes by Henry Ward Beecher (93)


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"Men's best successes come after their disappointments"
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"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom"
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"A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself"
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"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures"
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"Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven"
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"Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance"
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"Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart"
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"No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions"
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"The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes"
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"Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown"
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"All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind"
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"A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves"
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"When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung"
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"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves"
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"Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient"
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"Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one"
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"It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk"
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"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"
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"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into"
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"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
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"The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next"
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"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments"
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"Love is the river of life in the world"
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"He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own"
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"God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness"
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"God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how"
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"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life"
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"What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away"
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"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away"
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"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right"
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"The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope"
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"The most dangerous people are the ignorant"
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"The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences"
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"The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success"
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"Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves"
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"It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich"
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"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"
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"Books are not men and yet they stay alive"
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"Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child"
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"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"
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"A church debt is the devil's salary"
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"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"
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"There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred"
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"The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government"
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"The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others"
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"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"
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"It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top"
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"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"
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"Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it"
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"Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends"
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"Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation"
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"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next"
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"A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better"
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"A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never"
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"To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice"
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"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!"
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"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy"
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"It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has"
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"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"
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"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself"
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"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road"
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"We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started"
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"To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself"
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"The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself"
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"The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance"
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"The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain"
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"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"
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"Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude"
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"Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty"
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"In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast"
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"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul"
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"God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses"
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"Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality"
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"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house"
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"A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good"
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"Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life"
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"Now comes the mystery"
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"You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are"
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"What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin"
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"We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's"
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"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"
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"Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself"
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"It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage"
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"If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere"
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"Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages"
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"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven"
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"In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich"
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"Faith is spiritualized imagination"
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"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith"
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"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road"
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"Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles"
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"We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things"
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"To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine"


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