Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

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 anarchy, government, and world

The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1867

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on evil

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He thinketh no evil

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: (Green-Wood Cemetery; Brooklyn, New York)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher

A grindstone that had not grit in it, how long would it take to sharpen an axe? And affairs that had not grit in them how long would they take to make a man.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on civilization and leisure

There can be no high civilization where there is not ample leisure.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on expectation, pity, and responsibility

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard taskmaster to yourself -- and be lenient with everybody else.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on feeling, influence, mind, music, and relaxation

Flowers . . . have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings, not unlike some strains of music. They relax the tenseness of the mind. They dissolve its rigor.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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