Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs -- jolted by every pebble in the road.
Some people are so dry that you might soak them in a joke for a month and it would not get through their skins.
A reputation for good judgment, for fair dealing, for truth, and for rectitude, is itself a fortune.
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
We not only live among men, but there are airy hosts, blessed spectators, sympathetic lookers-on, that see and know and appreciate our thoughts and feelings and acts.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Repentance is another name for aspiration.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
The dog was created especially for children. He is the God of frolic.
Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Troubles are often the tools God fashions us for better things.
If a man cannot be a Christian in the place he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
Our sweetest experiences of affection are meant to point us to that realm which is the real and endless home of the heart.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.
You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are but you must approach each man by the right door.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a but.
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