Henry Ward Beecher Quotes (306 Quotes)






    Affliction comes to us all not to make us sad, but sober not to make us sorry, but wise not to make us despondent, but by its darkness to refresh us, as the night refreshes the day not to impoverish, but to enrich us, as the plough enriches the field.


    All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.

    Living is death dying is life On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens on this side, orphans on that, children on this side captives on that freemen on this side, disguised, unknown on that, disclosed and proclaimed as the sons of God.


    He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers and he who loves weeds will find weeds.

    A law is valuable not because it is law, but because there is right in it.

    Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities.

    He that would look with contempt on the pursuits of the farmer, is not worthy the name of a man



    The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes openly bad and secretly bad.


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

    There is no greater crime than to stand between a man and his development to take any law or institution and put it around him like a collar, and fasten it there, so that as he grows and enlarges, he presses against it till he suffocates and dies.

    A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track... an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.



    Do not give, as many rich men do, like a hen that lays her egg and then cackles

    When a man sells 11 ounces for 12, he makes a compact with the devil, an sells himself for the value of an ounce.


    Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.

    When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.


    Blessed are the Happiness Makers. Blessed are they who know how to shine on one's gloom with their cheer.

    The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.

    Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.


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