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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    Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
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    Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
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    See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also.
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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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    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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    Suffering is part of the divine idea.
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    That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.
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    The advertisements in a newspaper are more full of knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.
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    The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
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    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.
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    The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
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    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.
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    The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.
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    The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
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    The dog is the god of frolic.