Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

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 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 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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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher

The elect, those who will; the non-elect, those who won't.

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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