Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

Ignorance is the womb of monsters

Henry Ward Beecher

Work is not the curse, but drudgery is.

Henry Ward Beecher

The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.

Henry Ward Beecher

There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what the winds are to oceans ... and where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.

Henry Ward Beecher

Repentance is another name for aspiration

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear; and there is damnation in the things that wicked men love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the elements of disease, and bring new elements of health. And where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.

Henry Ward Beecher

Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages.

Henry Ward Beecher

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.

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

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

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

Humor is, however, nearer right than any emotion we have. Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes.

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
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