Quotes by 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

The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
– Henry Ward Beecher

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
– Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
– Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

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

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