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By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Where human life needs most sympathy, where usually it is the most barren, there it is that Christ is more likely to be found than anywhere else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

For fidelity, devotion, love, many a two-legged animal is below the dog and the horse. Happy would it be for thousands of people if they could stand at last before the Judgment Seat and say, I have loved as truly and have lived as decently as my dog, and yet we call them only brutes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

A dull ax never loves grindstones.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

There have been many men who left behind them that which hundreds of years have not worn out. The earth has Socrates and Plato to this day. The world is richer yet by Moses and the old prophets than by the wisest statesmen. We are indebted to the past. We stand in the greatness of ages that are gone rather than in that of our own. But of how many of us shall it be said that, being dead, we yet speak?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

A mother has, perhaps, the hardest earthly lot; and yet no mother worthy of the name ever gave herself thoroughly for her child who did not feel that, after all, she reaped what she had sown.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

A gamester, as such, is the cool, calculating, essential spirit of concentrated, avaricious selfishness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

God's grace is the oil that fills the lamp of love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

The best lessons a man ever learns are from his mistakes. It is not for want of schoolmasters that we are still ignorant.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

No one can deal with the hearts of men unless he has the sympathy which is given by love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

What is the Bible in your house? It is not the Old Testament, it is not the New Testament, it is not the Gospel according to Matthew, or Mark, or Luke, or John; it is the Gospel according to William; it is the Gospel according to Mary; it is the Gospel according to Henry and James; it is the Gospel according to your name. You write your own Bible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

True politeness is the spirit of benevolence showing itself in a refined way. It is the expression of good-will and kindness. It promotes both beauty in the man who possesses it, and happiness in those who are about him. It is a religious duty, and should be a part of religious training.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Self-denial does not belong to religion as characteristic of it; it belongs to human life; the lower nature must always be denied when you are trying to rise to a higher sphere.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

In regard to the great mass of men, anything that breaks the realm of fear is not salutary, but dangerous; because it takes off one of the hoops that hold the barrel together in which the evil spirits are confined.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

When a man has no longer any conception of excellence above his own, his voyage is done, he is dead,--dead in trespasses and sin of blear-eyed vanity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Miracles are like candles lit up until the sun rises, and then blown out. Therefore, I am amused when I hear sects and churches talk about having evidence of Divine authority because they have miracles. Miracles in our time are like candles in the street at midday. We do not want miracles. They are to teach men how to find out truths themselves; and after they have learned this, they no more need them than a well man needs a staff, or a grown-up child needs a walking-stool.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

There is no true and abiding morality that is not founded in religion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Religion is the fruit of the Spirit, a Christian character, a true life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

There is no such thing as white lies; a lie is as black as a coalpit, and twice as foul.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Amid the discords of this life, it is blessed to think of heaven, where God draws after him an everlasting train of music; for all thoughts are harmonious and all feelings vocal, and so there is round about his feet eternal melody.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Death is not an end. It is a new impulse.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

There is no harder shield for the devil to pierce with temptation than singing with prayer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

While a man is stringing a harp, he tries the strings, not for music, but for construction. When it is finished it shall be played for melodies. God is fashioning the human heart for future joy. He only sounds a string here and there to see how far His work has progressed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

A man should fear when he only enjoys what good he does publicly. Is it not the publicity rather than the charity he loves? Is it not vanity, rather than benevolence, that gives such charities?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

The reason that men are so slow to confess their vices is because they have not yet abandoned them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Age and youth look upon life from the opposite ends of the telescope; it is exceedingly long,--it is exceedingly short.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

It is not desirable that we should live as in the constant atmosphere and presence of death; that would unfit us for life; but it is well for us, now and then, to talk with death as friend talketh with friend, and to bathe in the strange seas, and to anticipate the experiences of that land to which it will lead us. These forethinkings are meant, not to make us discontented with life, but to bring us back with more strength, and a nobler purpose in living.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

When the old creeds are threadbare, and worn through, And all too narrow for the broadening soul, Give me the fine, firm texture of the new, Fair, beautiful and whole!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

As warmth makes even glaciers trickle, and opens streams in the ribs of frozen mountains, so the heart knows the full flow and life of its grief only when it begins to melt and pass away.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

We are apt to believe in Providence so long as we have our own way; but if things go awry, then we think, if there is a God, he is in heaven, and not on earth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

The soul is a temple; and God is silently building it by night and by day. Precious thoughts are building it; disinterested love is building it; all-penetrating faith is building it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

We know that the gifts which men have do not come from the schools. If a man is a plain, literal, factual man, you can make a great deal more of him in his own line by education than without education, just as you can make a great deal more of a potato if you cultivate it than if you do not; but no cultivation in this world will ever make an apple out of a potato.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

A little library, growing every year, is an honorable part of a man’s history. It is a man’s duty to have books.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

The diameter of each day is measured by the stretch of thought - not by the rising and setting of the sun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Everyone has conscience enough to hate; few have religion enough to love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

There are persons so radiant, so genial, so kind, so pleasure-bearin g, that you instinctively feel in their presence that they do you good; whose coming into a room is like bringing a lamp there.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Nature holds an immense uncollected debt over every man's head.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Everything that happens in this world is a part of a great plan of God running through all time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Some people think black is the color of heaven, and that the more they can make their faces look like midnight, the more evidence they have of grace. But God, who made the sun and the flowers, never sent me to proclaim to you such a lie as that.