Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

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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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 defeat and men

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It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Royal Truths

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on heroism, labor, power, seasons, truth, and work

Any man can work when every stroke of his hand brings down the fruit rattling from the tree to the ground; but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement, by the power of truth . . . that requires a heroism which is transcendent.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on conscience, faith, good, mankind, and purity

A good digestion is as truly obligatory as a good conscience; pure blood is as truly a part of mankind as a pure faith; and a well ordered skin is the first condition of that cleanliness which is next to Godliness.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on order and people

I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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