Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on common sense and philosophy

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on power

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A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on government, history, mind, nations, and principles

A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the nation that sets it forth.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: The American Flag

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on age and time

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If you have only two or three things that you can enjoy and they are things which time and decay may remove from you, what are you going to do in old age?

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on belief, courage, excellence, execution, and faith

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.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on children, friendship, love, and parenthood

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on love and parenthood

We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on enthusiasm, habits, heart, inspiration, love, mind, observation, purity, reading, reason, and simplicity

A love of flowers would beget early rising, industry, habits of close observation, and of reading. It would incline the mind to notice natural phenomena, and to reason upon them. It would occupy the mind with pure thoughts, and inspire a sweet and gentle enthusiasm; maintain simplicity of taste; and . . . unfold in the heart an enlarged, unstraightened, ardent piety.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on god and strength

The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going, and going in that way too.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on morality and religion

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

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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