Henry Ward Beecher quotes

“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“No man is more cheated than the selfish man.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henry Ward Beecher

“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”

Henry Ward Beecher