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 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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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on animals, honesty, and men

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and hollyhock.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: A Discourse on Flowers

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on day, life, mind, and strength

It is the very wantonness of folly for a man to search out the frets and burdens of his calling and give his mind every day to a consideration of them. They belong to human life. They are inevitable. Brooding only gives them strength.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on genius

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Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on approval, death, friendship, life, love, tenderness, and words

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled by them.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on god, kiss, and motherhood

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgetfulness.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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