Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next

Henry Ward Beecher

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government

Henry Ward Beecher

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith

Henry Ward Beecher

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices

Henry Ward Beecher

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.

Henry Ward Beecher

To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.

Henry Ward Beecher

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.

Henry Ward Beecher

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.

Henry Ward Beecher

Sorrow makes men sincere.

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

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.

Henry Ward Beecher

Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.

Henry Ward Beecher

Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.

Henry Ward Beecher

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is not merely cruelty that leads men to love war, it is excitement

Henry Ward Beecher

Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the germs of disease, and bring new elements of health.

HENRY WARD BEECHER
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