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Henry Ward Beecher
June 24, 1813 - March 8, 1887
Nationality: American
Category: Clergyman
Subcategory: American Clergyman

Love is the river of life in the world.

    Topics: Love Is

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.


Books are not men and yet they stay alive.


Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.


It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.


The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.


A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.


Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.


God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.


We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.


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


You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich.


He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.


Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.


The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.


Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.


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


The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.


If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.


A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.


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