Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher

No man is more cheated than the selfish man.
– Henry Ward Beecher

One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Men will let you abuse them if only you will make them laugh.
– Henry Ward Beecher

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

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
– Henry Ward Beecher

If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
– Henry Ward Beecher

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.
– Henry Ward Beecher

The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy- bearing agent to the world
– Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
– Henry Ward Beecher

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the mother for the child.
– Henry Ward Beecher

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
– Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

The most dangerous people are the ignorant.
– 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

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

To array a man’s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
– Henry Ward Beecher

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

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