Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

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)

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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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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on children, confidence, people, and suffering

Every boy wants someone older than himself to whom he may go in moods of confidence and yearning. The neglect of this child's want by grown people . . . is a fertile source of suffering.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on kindness, nature, and romance

Boys have their soft and gentle moods too. You would suppose by the morning racket that nothing could be more foreign to their nature than romance and vague sadness. . . . But boys have hours of great sinking and sadness, when kindness and fondness are peculiarly needful to them.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on heart

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No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on charity and heaven

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on christ, death, and life

Christ is risen! There is life, therefore, after death! His resurrection is the symbol and pledge of universal resurrection!

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on world

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Of all formal things in the world, a clipped hedge is the most formal; and of all the informal things in the world, a forest tree is the most informal.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on birds and god

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There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousand truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on god, heart, life, pain, and water

There are many trials in life which do not seem to come from unwisdom or folly; they are silver arrows shot from the bow of God, and fixed inextricably in the quivering heart - they are meant to be borne - they were not meant, like snow or water, to melt as soon as they strike; but the moment an ill can be patiently borne it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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