Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on beauty, children, divinity, faith, honor, silence, virtue, women, wonder, and work

Nothing can compare in beauty, and wonder, and admirableness, and divinity itself, to the silent work in obscure dwellings of faithful women bringing their children to honor and virtue and piety.

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 evil, good, individuality, and influence

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

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often, as intolerance.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on jobs

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If there's a job to be done, I always ask the busiest man in my parish to take it on and it gets done.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on effort, government, laws, liberty, organize, selfishness, and society

Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1867

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on god, laws, plants, and weakness

If any man is rich and powerful he comes under the law of God by which the higher branches must take the burnings of the sun, and shade those that are lower; by which the tall trees must protect the weak plants beneath them.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on duty, idealism, life, and motives

All higher motives, ideals, conceptions, sentiments in a man are of no account if they do not come forward to strengthen him for the better discharge of the duties which devolve upon him in the ordinary affairs of life.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on children, citizenship, death, god, life, and sons

Living is death; dying is life - On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens; on this side, orphans; on that, children; on this side captives; on that freemen; on this side, disguised, unknown; on that, disclosed and proclaimed as the sons of God.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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