Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker

Lived from: 1813-1887

Category: Theologians and clergy

Quotes: Henry Ward Beecher

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    All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
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    All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
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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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    Children are the hands by which we take hold of 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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    Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
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    Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
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    Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.
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    Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty - how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes.
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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 towards heaven.
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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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    Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
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    Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.
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    Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.