Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

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)

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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 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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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on animals, dogs, fidelity, happiness, horses, judgment, life, love, and people

For fidelity, devotion, love, many a two-legged animal is below the dog and the horse. Happy would it be for thousands of people if they could stand at last before the Judgment Seat and say "I have loved as truly and I have lived as decently as my dog." And yet we call them "only brutes"!

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on architecture and hope

The greatest architect and the one most needed is hope.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on men

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You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher

A man without mirth is like a wagon without springs, in which one is caused disagreeably to jolt by every pebble over which it turns.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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