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Henry Ward Beecher
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Henry Ward Beecher

Love is the river of life in this world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

There is not a single heart but has its moments of longing.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Leaves die, but trees do not. They only undress.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Some folks think that Christianity means a kind of insurance policy, and that it has little to do with this life, but that it is a very good thing when a man dies.

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Henry Ward Beecher

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.

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Henry Ward Beecher

The common schools are the stomachs of the country in which all people that come to us are assimilated within a generation. When a lion eats an ox, the lion does not become an ox but the ox becomes a lion.

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Henry Ward Beecher

An oyster, that marvel of delicacy, that concentration of sapid excellence, that mouthful bwefore all other mouthfuls, who first had faith to believe it, and courage to execute? The exterior is not persuasive.

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Henry Ward Beecher

I have known men who thought the object of conversion was to cleanse them as a garment is cleansed, and that when they are converted they were to be hung up in the Lord's wardrobe, the door of which was to be shut, so that no dust could get at them. A coat that is not used the moths eat; and a Christian who is hung up so that he shall not be tempted, the moths eat him; and they have poor food at that.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Next to the pastoral came the agricultural life. When you add to that the manufacturing phase of development, society begins to fill out, and needs but wings to fly, and commerce is its wings.

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Henry Ward Beecher

The mischiefs of anarchy have been equaled by the mischiefs of government.

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Henry Ward Beecher

It is the color which love wears, and cheerfulness, and joy--these three. It is the light in the window of the face by which the heart signifies to father, husband, or friend that it is at home and waiting.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Refinement is the lifting of one's self upwards from the merely sensual; the effort of the soul to etherealize the common wants and uses of life.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Character, like porcelain-ware, must be painted before it is glazed. There can be no change of color after it is burned in.

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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?

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Henry Ward Beecher

That is the best baptism that leaves the man cleanest inside.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing marks the change from the city to the country so much as the absence of grinding noises. The country is never silent. But its sounds are separate, distinct, and as it were, articulate.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Women are a new race, recreated since the world received Christianity.

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Henry Ward Beecher

There can be no high civilization where there is not ample leisure.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Life is a plant that grows out of death.

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Henry Ward Beecher

He that would look with contempt on the pursuits of the farmer, is not worthy the name of a man.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Riches without law are more dangerous than is poverty without law

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Henry Ward Beecher

There is a temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs.

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Henry Ward Beecher

The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. It is a blessed baptism which gives the first waking thoughts into the bosom of God.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Socially we are woven into the fabric of society, where every man is like one thread in a piece of cloth. No single thread has a right to say, "I will stay here no longer," and draw out. No man has a right to make a hole in the well-woven fabric of society.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Someone calls biography the home aspect of history.

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Henry Ward Beecher

They who refuse education to a black man would turn the South into a vast poorhouse, and labor into a pendulum, necessity vibrating between poverty and indolence.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Genius is a steed too fiery for the plow or the cart.

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Henry Ward Beecher

God washes the eyes by tears until they can behold the invisible land where tears shall come no more. O love! O affliction! ye are the guides that show us the way through the great airy space where our loved ones walked; and, as hounds easily follow the scent before the dew be risen, so God teaches us, while yet our sorrow is wet, to follow on and find our dear ones in heaven.

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Henry Ward Beecher

A good digestion is as truly obligatory as a good conscience; pure blood is as truly a part of mankind as a pure faith; and a well ordered skin is the first condition of that cleanliness which is next to Godliness.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Sink the Bible to the bottom of the ocean, and man's obligations to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and his guide would be gone; he would have the same voyage to make, but his chart and compass would be overboard!

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Henry Ward Beecher

In the sacred precinct of that dwelling where the despotic woman wields the sceptre of fierce neatness, one treads as if he carried his life in his hands.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Providence is but another name for natural law. Natural law itself would go out in a minute if it were not for the divine thought that is behind it.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Sorrows, as storms, bring down the clouds close to the earth; sorrows bring heaven down close; and they are instruments of cleansing and purifying.

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Henry Ward Beecher

No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Laugh at your friends, And if your friends are sore; So much the better, You may laugh the more.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

There ought to be such an atmosphere in every Christian church that a man going there and sitting two hours should take the contagion of heaven, and carry home a fire to kindle the altar whence he came.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm - it can creep, but it cannot fly.

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Henry Ward Beecher

The world is to be cleaned by somebody, and you are not called of God if you are ashamed to scrub.

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Henry Ward Beecher

We are but a point, a single comma, and God is the literature of eternity.

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Henry Ward Beecher

There is nothing that makes more cowards and feeble men than public opinion.

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Henry Ward Beecher

We let our blessings get mouldy, and then call them curses.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Human life is God's outer church. Its needs and urgencies are priests and pastors.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Many yet are the secret truths of God which will be unfolded as they are needed.

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Henry Ward Beecher

At the bottom of every leaf-stem is a cradle, and in it is an infant germ; the winds will rock it, the birds will sing to it all summer long, but the next season it will unfold and go alone.

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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.

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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.

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Henry Ward Beecher

A man in the right, with God on his side, is in the majority, though he be alone, for God is multitudinous above all populations of the earth.

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Henry Ward Beecher

Refinement that carries us away from our fellow-men is not God's refinement.