Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
– Henry Ward Beecher

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
– Henry Ward Beecher

A little library, growing every year, is an honorable part of a man’s history. It is a man’s duty to have books.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
– Henry Ward Beecher

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
– Henry Ward Beecher

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
– Henry Ward Beecher

It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
– Henry Ward Beecher

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
– Henry Ward Beecher

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Each book has a secret history of ways and means.
– Henry Ward Beecher

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

If men had wings and bore black feathers, Few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
– Henry Ward Beecher

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
– Henry Ward Beecher


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