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

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


We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.


The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.


It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.


All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.


A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.


What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.


Faith is spiritualized imagination.


The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.


The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.


The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.


There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.


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


God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.


The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.


Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.


A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.


It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.


Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.


You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.


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