Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

Best 18 Quotes by Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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