Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
– Henry Ward Beecher

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
– 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

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

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

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

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

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

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