Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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

Henry Ward Beecher

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

Henry Ward Beecher

Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.

Henry Ward Beecher

Selfishness at the expense of others' happiness is demonism.

Henry Ward Beecher

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation

Henry Ward Beecher

I know it is more agreeable to walk upon carpets than to lie upon dungeon floors, I know it is pleasant to have all the comforts and luxuries of civilization; but he who cares only for these things is worth no more than a butterfly, contented and thoughtless, upon a morning flower; and who ever thought of rearing a tombstone to a last summer's butterfly?

Henry Ward Beecher

There is no friendship, no love, like that of a mother for her child.

Henry Ward Beecher

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.

Henry Ward Beecher

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history

Henry Ward Beecher

I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.

Henry Ward Beecher

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine

Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often, as intolerance

Henry Ward Beecher

We never know the love of our parents for us until we have become parents.

Henry Ward Beecher

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Henry Ward Beecher

The human soul is God's treasury, out of which he coins unspeakable riches.

Henry Ward Beecher
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