Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

Henry Ward Beecher

In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.

Henry Ward Beecher

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how.

Henry Ward Beecher

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

A man who does not love praise is not a full man.

Henry Ward Beecher

That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.

Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing can be further apart than true humility and servility.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.

Henry Ward Beecher

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.

Henry Ward Beecher

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.

Henry Ward Beecher

Gambling with cards, or dice, or stocks, is all one thing--it is getting money without giving an equivalent for it.

Henry Ward Beecher

The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor; and no man can tell what becomes of his influence.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.

Henry Ward Beecher
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