Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on good and humor

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Good humor makes all things tolerable.

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 christ, neighbors, and spirit

If you want your neighbor to know what the Christ spirit will do for him, let him see what it has done for you.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on principles

Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on belief, egotism, faults, men, and reflection

Men strengthen each other in their faults. Those who are alike associate together, repeat the things which all believe, defend and stimulate their common faults of disposition, and each one receives from the others a reflection of his own egotism.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes & Ears

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on flattery, praise, and purpose

Flattery is praise insincerely given for an interested purpose.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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