Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

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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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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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on absence, change, cities, country, separation, and silence

Nothing marks the change from the city to the country so much as the absence of grinding noises. The country is never silent. But its sounds are separate, distinct, and as it were, articulate.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on devil and purpose

It takes a man to make a devil; and the fittest man for such a purpose is a snarling, waspish, red-hot, fiery creditor.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on change, familiarity, life, people, serenity, tranquility, and work

Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on books

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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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