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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.


Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.


Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.


Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.


Now comes the mystery.


I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.


God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.


Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.


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

    Topics: Children

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.


A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.


You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.


The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.


All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.


A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.


The most dangerous people are the ignorant.


Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.


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