Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher

God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
– Henry Ward Beecher

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Books are the windows through which the soul looks out.
– Henry Ward Beecher

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
– Henry Ward Beecher

How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.
– Henry Ward Beecher

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

Laws are not masters but servants, and he rules them who obeys them.
– Henry Ward Beecher

A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it.
– Henry Ward Beecher

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.
– Henry Ward Beecher

The most dangerous people are the ignorant.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!
– Henry Ward Beecher

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