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

Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.


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


When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.


No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.


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


Suffering is part of the divine idea.


We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.


Theology is a science of mind applied to God.


Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.


The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.


The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.


Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.


It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

    Topics: Friendship

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.


There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.


Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.

    Topics: Business

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?


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


Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.


It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.


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