Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages.

Henry Ward Beecher

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

Henry Ward Beecher

Evil men of every degree will use you, flatter you, lead you on until you are useless; then, if the virtuous do not pity you, or God compassionate, you are without a friend in the universe.

Henry Ward Beecher

Many men are mere warehouses full of merchandise--the head, the heart, are stuffed with goods. . . . There are apartments in their souls which were once tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and worship, but they are all deserted now, and the rooms a.

Henry Ward Beecher

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.

Henry Ward Beecher

Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is not well for a man to pray, cream; and live skim milk.

Henry Ward Beecher

Where is human nature so weak as in a book store?

Henry Ward Beecher

Difficulties are God's errands; and when we are sent upon them, we should esteem it a proof of God's confidence, as a compliment from God.

Henry Ward Beecher

Like the cellar-growing vine is the Christian who lives in the darkness and bondage of fear. But let him go forth, with the liberty of God, into the light of love, and he will be like the plant in the field, healthy, robust, and joyful.

Henry Ward Beecher

If Christ is the wisdom of God and the power of God in the experience of those who trust and love Him, there needs no further argument of His divinity.

Henry Ward Beecher

The Bible is God's chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where the harbor is, and how to reach it without running on rocks or bars.

Henry Ward Beecher

There are a great many doors open; but a door must be of a man's size or it is not meant for him.

Henry Ward Beecher

The common schools are the stomachs of the country in which all people that come to us are assimilated within a generation. When a lion eats an ox, the lion does not become an ox but the ox becomes a lion.

Henry Ward Beecher

The one great poem of New England is her Sunday.

Henry Ward Beecher

Any law that takes hold of a mans daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life.

Henry Ward Beecher
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