Henry Ward Beecher

1813 - 1887

A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on conceit, duty, kindness, men, respect, and self-respect

Conceited men often seem a harmless kind of men, who, by an overweening self-respect, relieve others from the duty of respecting them at all.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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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)

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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 day, drinking, heaven, luxury, and skill

Today is a goblet day. The whole heavens have been mingled with exquisite skill to a delicious flavor, and the crystal cup put to every lip. Breathing is like ethereal drinking. It is a luxury simply to exist.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on anxiety, faith, future, life, and present

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. We should live for the future, and yet should find our life in the fidelities of the present; the last is only the method of the first.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on god

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We are always in the forge, or on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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