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    Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men 
     
    Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: standard 
     
    No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is in the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men  heart  poor 
     
    Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: ambition  mankind  misery 
     
    Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: friendship  laughter  bad 
     
    Your greatest pleasure is that which rebounds from hearts that you have made glad.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: heart  pleasure 
     
    There is no slave out of heaven like a loving woman; and of all loving women, there is no such slave as a mother.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: women  loving  mother  heaven 
     
    Find out what your temptations are, and you will find out largely what you are yourself.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: temptation 
     
    Were one to ask me in which direction I think man strongest, I should say, his capacity to hate.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men  hate 
     
    There is no liberty to men whose passions are stronger than their religious feelings; there is no liberty to men in whom ignorance predominates over knowledge; there is no liberty to men who know not how to govern themselves.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    Pain is God's midwife, that helps some virtue into existence.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: pain  existence  virtue  help  god 
     
    Oftentimes great and open temptations are the most harmless because they come with banners flying and bands playing and all the munitions of war in full view, so that we know we are in the midst of enemies that mean us damage, and we get ready to meet and resist them. Our peculiar dangers are those that surprise us and work treachery in our fort.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: heart  young 
     
    Our government is built upon the vote. But votes that are purchasable are quicksands, and a government built on them stands upon corruption and revolution.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: humor  people 
     
    Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: standard 
     
    Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: heart  loving  music  heaven 
     
    A dull axe never loves grindstones, but a keen workman does; and he puts his tool on them in order that it may be sharp. And men do not like grinding; but they are dull for the purposes which God designs to work out with them, and therefore He is grinding them.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men  work  god 
     
    We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: parent 
     
    We are but a point, a single comma, and God is the literature of eternity.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: eternity  god  literature 
     
    There is a power in the human mind ... to see things as they are ... but there is equally a power to see things as they might be.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: power  human  mind 
     
    It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    The Bible is like a telescope. If a man looks through his telescope, then he sees worlds beyond; but, if he looks at his telescope, then he does not see anything but that.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men  world  bible 
     
    A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men  christian  christ  school 
     
    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
    tags: people 
     
    The mere wit is only a human bauble. He is to life what bells are to horses-not expected to draw the load, but only to jingle while the horses draw.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: human 
     
    Hope is sweet-minded and sweet-eyed. It draws pictures; it weaves fancies; it fills the future with delight.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: future  hope 
     
    There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what the winds are to oceans ... and where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: death  men  people  ocean  speech 
     
    There are many persons who look on Sunday as a sponge to wipe out the sins of the week
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: sin 
     
    The little troubles and worries of life may be as stumbling blocks in our way, or we may make them stepping-stones to a nobler character and to Heaven. Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    Men's best successes come after their disappointments.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    Men are not put into this world to be everlastingly played on by the harping fingers of joy.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men  joy  world 
     
    Sharp men, like sharp needles, break easy, though they pierce quick.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men 
     
    No man can tell another his faults so as to benefit him, unless he loves him.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men 
     
    Memory can glean, but can never renew. It brings us joys faint as is the perfume of the flowers, faded and dried, of the summer that is gone.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: joy  memory  gone  summer  flowers  renew 
     
    He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: flowers 
     
    It is defeat that turns bone to flint, gristle to muscle, and makes men invincible.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men 
     
    I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.
    — Henry Ward Beecher
    tags: men  luck  bad 
     
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    henry ward beecher
    Birth    : June 24, 1813
    Death  : March 8, 1887
    Occupation  : Minister